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Announcements / Condemnation of a recent act of vandalism in PA
« on: July 21, 2017, 01:25:58 PM »
It's been brought to our attention that some members of the wider Flat Earth community have engaged in an act of vandalism in a community park in Erie, Pennsylvania. Benches and trees were spray-painted on. While we do not believe that the perpetrators had any affiliation with the Flat Earth Society specifically, we do believe that it merits a response.

To be completely clear, the Flat Earth Society is appalled to hear that there are people in our community who would willfully damage public property. We understand people's enthusiasm to spread the message, but this is not the right way to go about it. Firstly, it does not help our cause - people do not see kindly to vandalism, and our likely to be left with a bitter taste in their mouths after seeing something like this. Secondly, we believe that public property commands a certain degree of respect and dignity from those who make us of it. If we don't all take responsibility for spaces like this, who will?

By all means, please continue educating people on the Earth's shape. Do encourage them to research it and formulate their own opinions. But please, do so in ways that do not harm the community around us. Let's do better than this.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / 8values
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:06:37 PM »
It's another political compass kinda thang, because we didn't have enough of those. You know the drill.

dis me

Announcements / Dr Shaquille O' Neal joins the Flat Earth movement!
« on: March 20, 2017, 02:44:08 PM »
The one and only Shaq has just joined the Flat Earth fight! Dr O' Neal, who most likely does not need a lengthy introduction here, has recently voiced his support for the Flat Earth Theory after he was questioned on Kyrie Irving's beliefs.

You can listen to the full podcast here. The Flat Earth discussion starts around the 9:20 mark.

[edit: The original link appears to have gone down. Here's another one.]

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Inauguration day!
« on: January 20, 2017, 02:40:06 PM »
You know the drill. The first stream I post will probably be terrible as per usual.

Announcements / Yahoo! News describes the Flat Earth Theory
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:57:38 PM »
As we've been reliably informed on Facebook a couple of days ago, the Flat Earth Society has recently received some publicity from Yahoo! News. While their article exhibits the usual pro-RE bias expected of the social media, it's good to see more and more news organisations giving us recognition.

From Yahoo! News, What is the Flat Earth Theory?:

The most prominent of the modern groups that believe the Earth to be flat is the Flat Earth Society, which claims on its website: “This is the home of the world-famous Flat Earth Society, a place for free thinkers and the intellectual exchange of ideas. This website hosts information and serves as an archive for Flat Earth Theory. It also offers an opportunity to discuss this with the Flat Earth community on our forums.”

Every article like this spreads our message to more unaware minds. For that, I would like to thank Yahoo! News, even if their original goal was to call us "illogical" or "contrary to all evidence". Here's hoping that our new visitors have found what they were looking for.


Flat Earth General / Russia Today are getting salty
« on: December 26, 2016, 09:18:37 AM »
Russia's propaganda outlet, RT, are apparently a bit lost when it comes to responding to simple accusations.

Other than a partial admission of guilt, their best responses seem to boil down to "haha, no, HEY LOOK AT THIS GIF"

You know the rules

get in lads

Philosophy, Religion & Society / ADL adds Pepe to a list of hate symbols
« on: September 28, 2016, 03:01:52 PM »

Junker's avatar is now officially the swastika

Philosophy, Religion & Society / 26th September - 1st Presidential Debate
« on: September 27, 2016, 12:50:56 AM »
It's this time again!!!!!!

pls join

I realise this will be a very subjective issue, and I appreciate that I might find myself in the minority here, but hey:

Personally, I find it a bit difficult to tell the difference between bold and normal text on this forum. If people agree, could we perhaps consider making it bolder? I'm thinking a font-weight of 700 would be much more noticeable than 600.

Technology & Information / SexWarrior is getting a desktop
« on: May 01, 2016, 06:14:56 PM »
It's time to spend some money you guys!!!!

As many of you probably know, I have wanted to buy a new desktop for years, and I think I'm finally ready to commit enough £ for that to actually make sense. This thread is intended for all the nerds to make fun of me for my choices and to suggest stupid alternatives that I will laugh at and disregard.

Some ground rules:
  • This will first and foremost be a gaming computer. I will also use it for Excel spreadsheets, browsing FES, and I might donate my processing power to science when shit's idle.
  • I work something silly like 12-hour days and literally don't have free time. I'd prefer not to invest any time into building my own PC, unless I can save enough money to get a serious upgrade out of it.
  • My budget is £1000 (not including peripherals - I'm reasonably happy with what I have), and I'd like for that to be a fairly firm ceiling.
  • I'm not married to nVidia/Intel, but for some reason I always tend to pick them over AMD. There's no rhyme or reason to it, so feel free to convince me to flip-flop.

Here's what I came up with so far: stuff


Suggestions & Concerns / Social media
« on: January 27, 2016, 02:41:54 PM »
except google+ ... do we even use that still or is it SEO lipservice?
Very much the latter right now. I'm focusing my efforts on Facebook because that seems to be what I'm good at. I hope to diverge my attention once I get Facebook where I want it, but that's a long-term and low-priority plan.

Meanwhile, if anyone wants to get involved/help out, feel free to send me a PM.

Announcements / Rapper B.o.B joins the Flat Earth side!
« on: January 27, 2016, 12:54:14 AM »
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, better known as B.o.B, has recently endorsed the Flat Earth Theory, originally through a series of tweets on his official account (@bobatl).

The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this

(Source: @bobatl)

Eventually, he came under fire from the notorious science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson. B.o.B has handled this by doing what he does best - he released a song about his beliefs and deGrasse Tyson's deception, titled Flatline. You can listen to the track at B.o.B's SoundCloud.

We at the Flat Earth Society really appreciate the endorsement, B.o.B. We wish you luck on your path to discovering the truth!

Flat Earth General / The fracturing of the Flat Earth community
« on: January 22, 2016, 03:54:42 PM »
I just stumbled upon this article by Beau Dure, and I found it to be quite an interesting read. In short, he outlines the recent fracturing of the FE community (including our own schism - I believe this is the first mainstream media article that managed to not only not conflate us, but actually bring up the history of our split and the stagnant reunification proposal).

I was wondering what your view is on the points raised - do you think that this kind of decentralisation of the movement is a bad thing? Or perhaps it serves as an opportunity for ideas to develop independently? Should we be concerned?

As a side note: while I obviously appreciate comments from Round Earthers and Flat Earthers alike, I would like to ask everyone to refrain from arguing the shape of the Earth in this thread. I'm hoping to start the discussion on the community at large, regardless of whether or not its ideas are right.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / January 17th Democratic Debate
« on: January 17, 2016, 11:40:17 PM »
In just over 2 hours, the final Democratic candidate debate before the Iowa cacuses will take place in Charleston, South Carolina.

The stage has already been set and prepared for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and That Other Guy:

As is often (okay, sometimes) the case, I will be getting drunk and making fun of the candidates. Most of my activity will probably be contained to IRC (you should totally join), but I might drop an occasional wacky zinger here, too. Meanwhile, this thread can serve as an avenue for everyone to have their say, regardless of whether you're a Democrat or a decent human being.


Announcements / New forum theme available
« on: December 27, 2015, 11:51:09 PM »
In response to our users' feedback regarding the forum's current theme, I am pleased to announce that we are now beginning to trial a replacement! Our new theme - blanko_fes - features a modern, sleek design, a more comfortable mobile experience, visual consistency with our other sites, and a number of small quality-of-life improvements. As is usually the case with major visual overhauls around here these days, virtually all credit for this effort goes to Blanko, with a little bit of assistance from Parsifal and my not-so-humble self.

Here are a couple of screenshots to give you an idea:

Mobile (index page):

Desktop (creating a new thread):

While we're fairly confident that this is an overall huge improvement to the FES browsing experience, we would like to hold back for a moment and allow our community a chance to have their say and provide feedback before we roll this out as the default. Chances are things won't be perfect out of the box - there will certainly be tweaks and adjustments to be made here and there. For the time being, we are making it available as an opt-in thing - if you'd like to help us with testing, it would be greatly appreciated.

If you'd like to start using the theme now, you can do so by going to the Look and Layout area of your profile settings and switching the current profile to blanko_fes. If you'd like to post any feedback, make suggestions or request additional features, please do so via Suggestions & Concerns, as per usual. I will also monitor the comments on this announcement for any questions that you don't feel merit a whole thread of their own.

We hope you enjoy this new theme and, as always, thank you for flying with FES.

[Please note: Darrell Fox is not part of the Flat Earth Society, nor is he affiliated with us in any way. We have not been approached by him. We're merely trying to spread an interesting initiative on part of this independent FE'er]

A gentleman calling himself Darrell Fox is attempting to amass some funds to perform a Flat Earth experiment, which may be worth your consideration. To summarise the effort in his own words:

I will be doing several high altitude balloon launches at different times of day to get definite proof. At the salt flats. [...]  I have found some very excellent equipment I would like to send up such as a high-definition camera attached to a gimbal to cancel the rocking that causes lens distortion. I will also be putting a Raspberry pi computer with a sensor array to give us telemetry data and a GPS tracking device to find the unit. The sensor array is the Raspberry pi Sense hat.  I have had some comments here saying that I'm using GPS to find the unit after it descends proves the earth is a globe. GPS uses ground-based technology, the signal fails at a certain altitude.

His campaign seems to already be getting some traction, with over $400 amassed (out of his $1000 goal) today. Shoud you consider it worthwhile, you can support his experiment here.

Suggestions & Concerns / Why was jroa demodded?
« on: October 01, 2015, 04:06:34 AM »
I'm not necessarily agreeing or disagreeing with the action, but I do find it a bit irksome that there's no official announcement of jroa getting demodded. Could we have some clarification, please?

Alternatively, if I'm just being a dum-dum and failing to find the announcement, could you point me in the right direction?

There is a petition currently going around asking that Google recognises the year 2016 as the anniversary of our movement's resurgence. While this has been started independently of the Flat Earth Society, it calls for the recognition of many of the world's prominent Flat Earthers and the debate they have started.

Through our combined efforts, the Flat Earth subject is becoming more and more popular. While the beliefs of different FE organisations may differ strongly at times, it is crucial that we stick together and strike the iron while it's hot.

Some excerpts from the full text of the petition:

We ask Google to recognise this movement, which has trended over 600% in just the past 12 months, by marking 01/01/2016 as the anniversary of the Flat Earth Movement and changing the Google Doodle image appropriately.

Men and women who choose to think for themselves, who stand up to the face of ridicule and mockery because they truly believe to have found the truth and will not allow any man to stand in their way.
The truth is the truth, whether you like it or not.

You can support the petition here.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Fox News Republican candidate debates
« on: August 06, 2015, 10:37:19 PM »
The Republican candidate debates are on tonight. They have been divided into two groups for two separate debates: one for the top 10 candidates as determined by current poll rankings and one for the remaining 7. The latter has just finished.

I kept score using Fox News's app and it seems that Carly Fiorina was my favourite out of the 7. She seemed a bit more conservative than I'd like, but she argued her points well and came across as very competent and level-headed. Shortly behind her came George Pataki - he came across as more moderate, but also not as well prepared. The others pretty much blew it, with (unsurprisingly) Santorum fucking it up the most.

The "prime-time" debate will start in just over 2 hours. It'll probably be much more interesting, what with Trump shouting over everyone. Tune in and enjoy some Republican... republicanism?

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