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I used to fly aerobatics. I can tell you now that after taking extreme g's, you are shattered afterwards. Exhausted. And yet rather than Shatner saying "I'm broken and by the way, you knocked me out twice. Once on the way up and again on the way down" he is instead prattling on about the sky changing colour. You think he might mention the extreme forces on his body.

If Shatner held a 6-g pull, I want to see that footage. Not carefully curated 'experiences' of joy and wonderment on a 480p potato cam.
When you flew aerobatics you were presumably seated; like the guy in the centrifuge.  The Blue Origin passengers are supine.  There is a difference. 

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]People can change. 4 years is a long time in politics. They're different now. You should hear them out.



Or, to paraphrase; "People can change.  20 years is a long time in Afghanistan.  They're different now.  You should hear them out". 

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Will Inspiration4 convince Flat Earth believers?
« on: September 22, 2021, 08:03:05 AM »
Incredible.  Billionaire Ubers a capsule, orbits the Earth and films the horizon in 'portrait'.  Notwithstanding the sheer awesomeness of this whole enterprise, the incompetence of his cinematography should be enough to convince anyone that neither NASA nor Kubrick's ghost was involved in this. 

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Will Inspiration4 convince Flat Earth believers?
« on: September 19, 2021, 03:38:58 PM »
The rocket you saw was an unmanned missile that blew up somewhere in upper atmosphere and the interior shots of spacecraft are filmed in a studio probably in Elon Musk basement.
And your evidence for any of that is…?
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If I was a bilionaire, I would also have an anti-gravity basement. 

The real elephant-in-the-room question for Aleph; are the kids with cancer also actors?  Or maybe they simply don't have cancer at all.









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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Will Inspiration4 convince Flat Earth believers?
« on: September 18, 2021, 09:38:59 AM »
"Satan worshipping paedophile cult exposed by President Trump"
 "Probably blew up in the upper atmosphere"
 "I think probably just water or ether or something".

Glad to see you're resisting the brainwashing. 

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Civilians in Space
« on: September 17, 2021, 10:44:30 PM »
@A80; Airplane has conceded that his initial posts were just studio publicity material. 

Do you want to address the actual issue here, or just continue with the bayonet practice on his straw man. 

I've just watched the video and I'm curious to know how you think they faked this.  Remember, this isn't NASA.  Shoot, it isn't even SpaceX; its a billionaire and 3 guests who've Uber-ed a Crew Dragon.  Its a Lad's Amsterdam-Weekend.  Only its in space. 

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Civilians in Space
« on: September 17, 2021, 12:51:21 PM »
Playing devil's advocate, and with respect to all correspondents, all we have seen so far from this mission is just more stills and video, with all their attendant fallibilities (true and/or claimed).  The unique proof in this particular pudding is going to be the 4, unpaid, independent witnesses of what they saw through an undistorted window.  Could they all be actors?  I'm not convinced that a multi-billionaire is really going be swayed by Screen Actors Guild rates. 

And Lackie; hundreds of live witnesses watched this lift-off.  Where do you think the capsule and crew are at the moment?  Kubrick's back yard?

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Will Inspiration4 convince Flat Earth believers?
« on: September 15, 2021, 10:49:10 PM »
I've just been reading that the Crew Dragon's normal docking-apparatus in the nose has been replaced for this mission by a "single domed monolithic glass window".  (Second flight of this capsule by the way, following a previous mission to the fictional-ISS). 

I don't know the specific qualities of this window in particular, but the unique thing about a hemispherical window of course is that an eyeball at its geometric centre point experiences no optical distortion whatever due to refractive index, as all observed light is passing through the vacuum/glass and glass/air boundaries at 90 degrees. 

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Will Inspiration4 convince Flat Earth believers?
« on: September 11, 2021, 08:39:14 AM »
With you 100% on the aeroplanes, balloons and Branson, Jack, and I'd agree with you on the Inspiration4 if it were to (somehow) hover geo-stationary at a low Earth altitude.  But it doesn't; it moves. 

The thing about the horizon is that, like a rainbow, it is only relative to a single, fixed, point of perspective.  In an aircraft, balloon or near-vertical sub-orbital lob the observer's motion across the planet and change of horizon is imperceptible.  At LEO velocity, however, what was "horizon" 20 minutes ago is now beneath you.  Over a flat earth approaching features will simply come into greater clarity, over a round planet they will, literally, appear and disappear over the horizon. 

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: What is beyond the south pole?
« on: September 10, 2021, 09:08:58 PM »
Operation Paperclip was when US government illegally got Nazi rocket people to join them in order to develop the space program. A couple years later, strange things started happening - Operation Highjump (part of Admiral Byrd Antarctica expedition) involved possible contact with Byrd and space aliens, and perhaps some escaped Nazis also who had a secret base in Antarctica and were (Foolishly) trying to partner with the space aliens. I think the aliens let Byrd go basically but he had to promise to never come back, nor allow anyone else to come back. The space aliens are from beyond the strip of Antarctica that encircle our "island world" from some other "island world" of their own, part of the infinite ocean plane of "island worlds". The Nazis likely were killed by the aliens and / or stupidly thought they could cross the inter-world ocean past Antarctica and they all sunk due to tempests / tidal waves far in excess of anything we have in our (comparably calm) world. The aliens are content to guard the border and possibly secretly cooperate with US government, so long as we keep it all on the down low, because humanity is not ready for this revelation. Professor Sargent was almost correct except for the ice wall thing. There might even be a small-ish one but not a "dome" per ce. I think our "island world" occurs naturally and is not constructed artificially but that is another topic. Lots of strange stuff happened in short sequence: Operation Paperclip, Operation Highjump, Roswell Landings, and of course the space program itself. It all ties together and cannot be explained by the globetard model. Also they won't let you fly from San Tiago , Chile to Sidney, Australia b/c the distance on the flat earth is too long and a normal DC-10 aeroplane cannot make that journey without refueling whereas it could make it were the earth round. That is the smoking gun right there for the globetard model.


A lot to cover there, Aleph.  Not sure if I've followed it all. 

Who is "they", that won't let us fly from San Tiago to Sidney (sic).  Is it the Aliens or the Nazis who are preventing flights between the sovereign nations of Chile and Australia (and, incidentally, New Zealand) in international skies?   You are correct that the DC10 won't cut it, as most, or all, of the remaining non-military ones are now exclusively used as freighters.   

Until recently, the direct flights between Santiago and Sydney took place 3 times per week by a LATAM/Qantas codeshare Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  Did it in around 13 hours westbound and 12 hours eastbound if I remember correctly. 


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Flat Earth Theory / Re: What is beyond the south pole?
« on: September 10, 2021, 04:31:13 PM »
You haven't accounted for the anomalous southern winds, or the fact that there are two different FE models for the south.

Winds: https://wiki.tfes.org/Issues_in_Flight_Analysis

Model: https://wiki.tfes.org/Bi-Polar_Model

Since you haven't contradicted the possibility of any of those points, you haven't demonstrated anything to be incorrect.


Hooray!!  ;D ;D

23rd of the month; I was beginning to worry that the famous winds wouldn't get their monthly trotting-out this August. 

Please read your own citations; the only anomalous thing about the southern winds is the Subject Heading in the Wiki.  They can be strong, but predictable and measurable. 

And which model are we going with?

I tend to side with the Bi-Polar model, but can't totally discount the Monopole model. Jeran of the Jeranism and Globebusters show brought to light some odd anomalies. The True airspeed seems to jump between Null and excessive speeds on some international routes.



The above comes from around the 1h32m mark of the following video by Jeran: https://youtu.be/GKKHY72x3ZU?t=5526

I also found this one interesting - The direction of a compass when approaching Australia seems to disagree with the RE Theory: https://odysee.com/@jeranism:9/max-igan-s-santiago-to-sydney-flight:b?&sunset=lbrytv




Do you remember that we looked at this airspeed data about a year ago?  Yes, the telemetry data for airspeed and ground speed is fluctuating.  Now look at the altitude and vertical velocity.  According to this data the aircraft is outclimbing an F-16; but the passengers don't seem to have noticed.  (Or they're in stasis?  Maybe that's for another thread). 

Have you watched Formula 1 on TV, from the onboard camera?  Have you watched Sky News interviewing a politician from home on Zoom?  When the picture freezes we surmise that its just a corrupted signal from Eau Rouge or Tony Blair's dining room, but when its 5,000 km from land over the South Pacific its a conspiracy

And Bob is right on the money with the compass thing in an aircraft fuselage; its a fairly comprehensive faraday-cage with added EM interference, which is why aircraft compass detectors are installed in aircraft extremities like wing-tips or the top of the tail.  We aren't even allowed to use ferrous screws in the installations or access panels.  Some aircraft will have a magnetic stand-by compass in the cockpit but its only useable in an emergency within a strict limitation of the aircraft's electrical systems in use, and not whilst transmitting on the radio.  It has to be individually set-up (a "compass swing") to null-out the aircraft's particular characteristics following installation.  Switching pitot-static sensor heaters on-and-off can typically give an error of +/_ 30 deg, for example.  The calibration compass is so sensitive that the operator has to remove all metalwork from his person before using it (phone, watch, belt buckle, use all-plastic ear-defenders). 

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: What is beyond the south pole?
« on: September 10, 2021, 03:43:41 PM »
So, just sticking with names everyone has heard of, Sir David Attenborough and Sir Michael Palin have not been to Antarctica?  Where did they actually take their film crews?

edit;  Just remembered that the auspicious ex-Python, Parrot-Sketcher, globe/plane-trotter and National Treasure is also a knight (who may, or may not, say "Ni!"). I humbly crave his forgiveness. 

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: What is beyond the south pole?
« on: August 23, 2021, 12:42:14 PM »
You haven't accounted for the anomalous southern winds, or the fact that there are two different FE models for the south.

Winds: https://wiki.tfes.org/Issues_in_Flight_Analysis

Model: https://wiki.tfes.org/Bi-Polar_Model

Since you haven't contradicted the possibility of any of those points, you haven't demonstrated anything to be incorrect.


Hooray!!  ;D ;D

23rd of the month; I was beginning to worry that the famous winds wouldn't get their monthly trotting-out this August. 

Please read your own citations; the only anomalous thing about the southern winds is the Subject Heading in the Wiki.  They can be strong, but predictable and measurable. 

And which model are we going with?   

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Branson to go only 55 miles up !
« on: July 28, 2021, 09:36:37 AM »
Hi Pete,

I am not trolling and I'm certainly not handwaving away your arguments.
Here's what I did in order to make clear that the photo you posted does not show concave curvature in my opinion:
(For your reference: I used the free Inkscape drawing program. It is a vector based program)
 - I drew a dashed line over the horizon. I used a dashed type of line,  so that you are able to verify for yourself that I'm not selecting some arbitrary points in the picture
 - Then I drew a straight line which connects both extremes of the visible horizon
 - I added a horizontal line for reference
    see this picture: https://imgur.com/N7vkwuA
 - I exported this picture to png
 - Then I resized the width from 100% to 20% without preserving the aspect ratio and saved it as a 2nd picture. This allows to see curved lines more pronounced.
    Please note that the straight lines which I drew are still straight. Only the angle of the line which connects both extremes of the visible horizon has changed (more tilted), the shape has not changed.
  See: https://imgur.com/iaiQf3E

I hope at least it explains why I'm not seeing any concaved curve. The line of the horizon is a bit fuzzy, so I would understand if you don't agree 100% with the dotted line I drew, but I'm willing to exchange the Inkscape csv file if you like.

Best regards






The original image in question was captured at short-haul airliner altitude during the airborne glide back to base.  Covid-permitting, many of us will have an opportunity to take clearer photographs this summer. 

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Branson to go only 55 miles up !
« on: July 26, 2021, 07:04:02 PM »
Personally, I'm not convinced of any shape to be determined from what are obviously short focal-length cameras on the Virgin craft.  Face it, the cameras are not there for science, they are there to provide shiny publicity images for the Virgin operation.  You are always going to get this when the camera is attached to the device it is photographing.  The image from Felix Baumgartner's capsule is another example. 

Having said that, the FE cause is hardly advanced by Pete giving us 3 screenshots from at least 2 different cameras, taken at airliner-altitude and purporting to show concavity (unless, of course, he is just seeking to demonstrate the futility of our attempting to draw such conclusions). 

On the other hand, the RE cause is not advanced by making unsubstantiated claims about what we think the craft passengers saw through the enormous windows. 

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Branson to go only 55 miles up !
« on: July 24, 2021, 09:23:28 AM »
The FAA know as we all do that this is a very 'cheap' claim from these billionaires who have trawled for the lowest bar possible and want to hand out the accolade of astronaut to anyone who pays up.

Now that's not really what NASA et al want. They want you to think astronauts are brave. And so when men were in rocket aircraft in the 1960s breaking speed and altitude records, they wanted to give them something for that. Little astronaut wings. But just sitting on a small private aircraft to receive the same honour cheapens it.

So they've got them on "You just sat there and did nothing". I'm sure they'd like to get them on "You're not in space" but then they have to remove the honours they handed out to men who actually deserved them.

But the thing about truth is that the FAAs or NASAs version of it is neither here nor there. At 85km ... Branson is still in the territory of clouds. I don't care what NASA say, you don't get clouds in space.




Will be interesting to see if the pilots of Branson's aircraft get given astronaut wings because they weren't sat there doing nothing. That would put Branson's nose right out of joint.
For the record, no, they didn't "get given" astronaut wings following this flight. 

In fact, they didn't "get given" anything following this flight.  Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci both already earned their FAA accredited astronaut wings as test pilots of VSS Unity in 2019. 

And 100%, in my opinion, Sir Richard and the other passengers have been to space, but have not earned anything. 

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: FE and ICBMs
« on: July 16, 2021, 02:10:20 PM »

And you keep using "that word," when you call out what is, quite obviously, TWO WORDS.

Have a nice day.


Since we're not advancing the argument at this stage, I think you quite obviously mean "..... what are, quite obviously, TWO WORDS". 

Anywho; Has everyone heard of "muzzle velocity".  Its the key parameter in the ballistics of firearms and artillery.  Nothing to do with rates of acceleration.   Nothing to do with average speed in the barrel. 

Muzzle velocity.  The instantaneous speed at the end of burn. 

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: FE and ICBMs
« on: July 15, 2021, 01:02:48 PM »
A Formula 1 race starts when the red lights go out, not when the car starts moving.  If a car is moving when the red lights go out, it is disqualified. 

Its velocity at the start is zero. 

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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Branson to go only 55 miles up !
« on: July 14, 2021, 01:04:28 PM »
Where does London start?  City of London?  Greater London? 
 


London is enormous. You missed another of its excellent airports. London Oxford Airport.

No, I didn't miss it.  I was listing the destinations offered by a particular service provider.  But you are correct in pointing out that other alternatives are offered by other providers. 


Now, it calls itself Windsor castle, but I think it is pretty obvious that it is not Windsor castle. 

With respect, its only obvious to you because you did your research.  You would want to be sure that its a "Windsor Castle" that satisfies your requirements before you book an Uber.  Would you want to finish up at the the big fortified house in Berkshire, for instance, when your mates are waiting for you down at the pub?  If I was going to spend several hundred thousand dollars on a ticket from Sir Richard, I think I would first satisfy myself with where he was taking me.  Its on the VG website:



APOGEE
Nearly 300,000 feet above Earth, the cabin becomes your playground to unbuckle and experience weightlessness. 




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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Branson to go only 55 miles up !
« on: July 14, 2021, 10:26:22 AM »
Where does London start?  City of London?  Greater London? 

Easyjet claims to be able to fly me to 4 airports in London; London Gatwick, London Luton, London Southend, and London Stansted.  None of these are within any recognised boundary of the City, and Stansted is actually 47 Km from the Tower of London. 

So are they mis-selling?  I'm an intelligent kind of guy, and before I spend my £19.99 I'm going to do my research see if its where I want to go.  I could pay more and get a helicopter into Hyde Park.  Or maybe Luton is close enough to satisfy me.  (Disclaimer; have you been to Luton? Don't).  Can I buy a souvenir London Bus at Gatwick?  You betcha! 

Branson's marketing is quite clear on what you're getting for your money.  You want more?  Just like Easyjet, the developing market is filling up with alternative providers, who will fly you to London City, Earth-orbit, or (potentially) the Moon. 

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