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Technology & Information / Facebook fraud
« on: July 19, 2014, 11:53:11 PM »
It seems that way given his recent announcement about making a big social media presence and t-shirts.
He's probably trying to recover from the realisation that we're about to hit 3k likes after just a few months of operation, or the fact that our net social media acquisition outweighs his more than tenfold. Of course, if we were to reconcile, together we'd have well over 4k likes already, and growing even faster. Heck, we could be shooting for 5 digits soon.

Might that be a foreword for an argument on why reunion could be a good idea (assuming the community's demands are met)? I think so. If we can ensure that the reunited site and Society are ran in a way that satisfies (shooting for satisfying here, and not just satisfactory) its members, then the argument would simply be that of strength in numbers. Our differences aside, we all have some common goals, or else we would never find ourselves active on either forum. The big question for now is whether our differences can be resolved for the greater good, or if we feel that the potential benefits wouldn't outweigh any downsides.
Are you sure that you aren't a victim of this?

Facebook Fraud:

For the purposes of this demonstration, we will define a sunset as it is in the dictionary ("the time in the evening when the sun disappears") but with one important distinction that must fit with an important observation. That is, the manner in which the sun appears to disappear bottom first and become obscured by the horizon.

On a round Earth with a circumference of 24,901 miles, it is possible for a sunset to occur because we "turn" away from the sun. It is easy to see why this happens when we use this model.

On a flat Earth, it isn't so easy.

In this topic, I will perform some simple geometry/trigonometry to show you where the problems lie.

Now, I am aware that a common argument by flat earther's is to simply say that the atmosphere is not transparent and that we cannot see forever through the atmosphere. This is a non-sequitur given the definition above. If we were to dismiss the observation of the sun actually disappearing bottom first then this would be a valid explanation, but I don't think we should do that. The sun does not simply fade away. It is not important that the sun simply disappears, what matters is the manner in which it does so.

I have used the common sun height used by flat earthers of 3000 miles. That height is often cited as the correct height and flat earthers have been so kind to offer diagrams showing how they attained this number. Here is a common one that is thrown around:

For the distance from the observer to the sun, please observe the following image, taken from the flat earth wiki, which depicts the sun's trajectory about the flat earth:

In some detail, the FE Wiki also goes on to explain the following

"On March 21-22 the sun is directly overhead at the equator and appears 45 degrees above the horizon at 45 degrees north and south latitude. As the angle of sun above the earth at the equator is 90 degrees while it is 45 degrees at 45 degrees north or south latitude, it follows that the angle at the sun between the vertical from the horizon and the line from the observers at 45 degrees north and south must also be 45 degrees. The result is two right angled triangles with legs of equal length. The distance between the equator and the points at 45 degrees north or south is approximately 3,000 miles. Ergo, the sun would be an equal distance above the equator. "

If the earth is flat then I would have to agree with the quote but despite the image of a flat earth above, which depicts the sun at about the equator, I will exaggerate in favor of FE and "pretend" that the sun follows a path around Antarctic ice ring. If this is the case, then the diameter of the flat earth should be about equal to the round earth circumference of 24,901 miles.

So, now let it be understood that we use the following numbers:

3000 miles for the height of the sun.
24,901 miles for the maximum possible distance between the observer and the sun's location above the earth. (Reminder: This is an extremely gratuitous exaggeration that should only help to support the FE'rs argument.)

With that in mind, consider the following diagram:

If you do not know how to do trigonometry with a scientific calculator then feel free to use this online right triangle calculator.

As you can see from the diagram, if the earth is flat then it is impossible for the sun to dip below the horizon as we all know it does. Therefore, it is safe to say that the earth cannot be flat because we experience sunsets.

Suggestions & Concerns / Tapatalk forum app
« on: July 04, 2014, 10:17:10 PM »
Tapatalk is a forum app available for all major mobile operating systems. Many popular forums can be used in the app. You can monitor, post, and add photos to all your favorite forums, all in a single app. You can even elect to receive push notifications on your favorite threads.

Tapatalk can be activated for just about any forum very easily.

Just go to and follow the instructions. It only takes 15 minutes.

Tapatalk can be activated for the FES forum because FES uses the SMF 2.0 which is compatible with Tapatalk. The plugin can be found here. There is simple instructions there on how to install the plug-in so that people can easily view and participate on these forums from a mobile app.

You can even easily build your own forum app with a personalized app icon, look and feel, branding, plus additional features including Google AdSense, Google Analytics, Admob, DoubleClick for Publisher, iAd, Push Notifications and more - 100% under your own brand with full control. In other words the Play Store and App Store can have a personalized FES forum app and it can even be a money making opportunity for the administrators of this site.

Click here for more info on how to build a personalized Tapatalk app.

I strongly urge the administrators to enable tapatalk for the FES society so that users can enjoy FES while on the go.

Flat Earth Community / BREAKING: Cooling system fails on the space station.
« on: December 11, 2013, 11:09:13 PM »
Astronauts are safe, but NASA describes the situation as "urgent."

International Space Station: ISS Has ‘Urgent Situation’ After Cooling System Fails

Reports on Wednesday say that the International Space Station’s cooling system has failed, leading to an urgent situation.

NBC News broke the story at around 5:45 p.m. EST.

The station is conserving power and NASA is hoping that software on board the ISS can fix the problem.

If the problem is not fixed, a spacewalk might be required.

NBC reported that none of the astronauts on board the spacecraft are in harm’s way.

Other details were not made immediately clear.

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