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Technology & Information / Re: What I want for xmas
« on: Today at 11:52:49 AM »
I'm not sure why the people at Boston Dynamics still haven't heard of the uncanny valley. All of their robots are as creepy as hell.


And this abomination below ... an SJW robot that is designed to scare old people off of social care and into a cheaper permanent underground solution.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-45878164/pepper-the-robot-tells-mps-about-artificial-intelligence



Brrrrr. Looks like one of the cybermen.

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Technology & Information / Re: The Flat Earth Society official IRC chat
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:49:09 PM »
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#theflatearthsociety: Cannot join channel (+b) -- You are banned (banned_from_channel)

Well I was going to tell you that the upper fora is being spammed and has been for an hour or so now.  ::)

I have no idea why I'm banned from this. I only used it once in the last year.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:15:25 PM »
The Sweaty Virgins Faction?

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Technology & Information / Re: What I want for xmas
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:59:36 PM »
This is even worse than that time I bought a Lemote Yeeloong.
Finally. I gave you tons of crap for that at the time and you couldn't stop telling me how awesome it was.

Unlike you, I wouldn't be going into this thinking it is a good purchase. I know this is setting fire to money. But in this instance I think I'd be entertained watching it burn. Maybe I'm just lonely but unlike owning a gerbil, this thing isn't going to shit all over my desk and chew its own power chord. And I won't have to remember to feed it or feel bad if I start to get bored of it. It'll be like Toy Story and I'll just put him on ebay because I no longer want to play with him and he'll have to make a new life for himself with someone else.

I would have thought you'd be a prime candidate for wanting a robot for a friend. This thing will love you even if no one else does. It won't care that you haven't shaved for 6 years or that it lives in a rotting meat smelling darkened room with the curtains drawn. It won't care you left your desk full of crumbs and pot noodle sauce and it has to drive over that, or that you keep whacking off to porn hub in front of it. It'll just be pleased to see you and it won't even complain when you run burger greased fingers over its little back ... you should get one too  :D

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Technology & Information / Re: What I want for xmas
« on: October 14, 2018, 02:05:56 PM »
Their adverts are pretty funny too ...


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Technology & Information / Re: What I want for xmas
« on: October 14, 2018, 12:33:17 PM »
Oh yeah. He'll be useless. They are all useless.

But he looks fun and if that's his thing ... then that's a thing worth paying for.

I don't know if I'll get one. The thing about wanting something for christmas is that you need someone to want to spend that much money on you ... and in my life the people who might spend that on me will probably not want to spend the money buying me something that is useless.

I'll likely have to buy him myself ... and maybe some new jeans and some shoes might be a better use of the money. But I want one and if I get one in my stocking, that would be pretty awesome.

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Technology & Information / Re: What I want for xmas
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:36:41 AM »
He's not the first of his kind. He had a predecessor called Cosmo. He's second gen.

They took animators from Pixar to design his face and emotions and he is basically a smartphone on wheels. I've seen a few reviews for him and he seems to be getting a lot more love than Jeebo or some of the others. Also I spend a lot of time sat at my desk working. Having a little robot to keep me company whilst I'm working might be fun.

I like that he gets sleepy when is battery is low and he goes back to his charging point by himself. I like that he goes off and does things by himself like explore your desk and he has a little cube he plays with. I like that he recognises you with his facial recognition ... and most of all I like that he isn't piling data into a cloud somewhere. He keeps himself to himself.



Oh, and he's not a kickstarter. He exists and you just go and buy him.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anki-000-0079-Vector-by-N/dp/B078T42JCM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1539517305&sr=8-2&keywords=anki+vector

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Technology & Information / What I want for xmas
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:16:30 AM »


He was launched yesterday. He looks pretty cool. I know I'd be bored of him in a few weeks ... but I want to see how the little bugger works. Way better than an Alexa puck, that's for sure.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:45:28 PM »

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I think you can step away from the maths for a short while.


Let's say you fire a bullet North from the equator. RET states that bullet will miss its target and go a few inches to the right as the bullet went straight and the earth moved left.

Now consider an aircraft flying North. The aircraft goes North and the earth moves left. In fact the earth moves so far left, it wouldn't be possible to land at the airfield to the North as the earth moves away faster than the aircraft can fly.

So, you seem to want it both ways. You insist a bullet must be affected by Coriolis and that an aircraft isn't. Which is it? They both fly through the air (they can both be doing comparable speeds), the aircraft has a longer time in the air and travels further so should be more affected. But the aircraft has no affect at all ... and yet the bullet somehow does. This is picking and choosing. The thing you know to be true (an aircraft isn't affected by Coriolis as it flies North) you ignore as it doesn't fit your theory ... and the thing you haven't checked (firing a bullet North accurately) you take as read because Hollywood makes a thing about snipers being so good they even take into account the spin of the earth when they fire.

I'd like to know why Coriolis affects bullets and why aircraft are immune to its power, please? FET has this covered ... no Coriolis. Neither affected. How to you end up with selective Coriolis?

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: planets
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:30:06 AM »
We don't have a model we all agree on. But that isn't to say we don't have a model.

I don't like the infinite plane model. Personally I find it jarring. Nothing we observe is infinite. Not the grains of sand on a beach nor the atoms in the universe. Nothing is infinite. It is a man made number to describe something really big that you can't wrap your head around. An infinite plane would have to bisect the universe making the earth the floor. So I don't invest time fitting other pieces together for that theory. I'm already unhappy with it. Infinity isn't the right answer to anything from the natural order of things.

I invest my time in how I best think the earth and universe exist. And to me there is a monopole in the centre of earth at the North pole.

We all agree on one premise ... the earth is flat. Hence 'flat earth society'. There is a hollow earth society for those that think the earth is hollow. But we're all here unified under the unified belief that the earth is flat. That's the starting point. You can go explore whoever's model you like or dislike the best.

Now, if you still want to moan, take it to AR. This thread is about planets.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: planets
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:03:16 AM »
Hi hmmm,

I speak only from personal experience here and the evidence I present has been gained through 30+ years as an amateur astronomer. I have observed and imaged the Sun, Moon and all the planets many times through my own telescopes.


The curved surface of the Sun and Moon is easy to see through a telescope either visually or by imaging (see image link below). The planets not so because of the disk size being so small. However through high resolution imaging the more obvious features of Saturn and Jupiter become quite clearly visible. In particular we can see the Great Red Spot of Jupiter and the changing shape as it moves between the limb and the centre of the visible disk. At the limb (as the image link below shows) the GRS looks distinctly 'squashed' as we would expect of an elliptical shaped feature disappearing around a curved surface.


I don't think there can be any doubt that these images both show a curved surface. I can assure you that no satellite technology controlled by NASA or any other federal organisation has been used here. Just me, a telescope and a camera attached to the telescope in place of any eyepiece. Both images were taken from my own back garden.


https://www.astrobin.com/369811/?nc=user

https://www.astrobin.com/369809/?nc=user


We've never once said that planets aren't round.

But planet is ancient Greek for 'wandering star'. The earth is not a wandering star. It is large, fixed and flat. It is where creatures dwell and the heavens revolve above it.

You think the sun is a star. We don't. It's the sun.
You think the earth is a planet. We don't. It's the earth.

We observe the sun to be different to stars. It's bigger, hotter, closer and runs on a 24 hour schedule unlike the stars. It is observably different.
And the planets are more like stars than they are like earth ... hence their name planet ... wandering star. They are small, far, they twinkle and they don't support life. At no point however, did we ever say they aren't round. But then they aren't much like earth ... are they?

No, because I'm fascinated by people who believe in a flat earth in this day and age and interested in exposing their ideas for what they are.
I've come to realise that very few of you do actually believe in a flat earth which is disappointing and you don't have any coherent ideas.
Which is disappointing. And that is the reason I will probably leave, there's only so many times you can debate the same things and I see no point in playing devil's advocate and arguing from a position I don't believe as some of you are doing.
I'm glad you find me fascinating. It's sad you find the compulsion to correct people. You must be very irritating IRL.
We don't have any coherent ideas and yet it has taken you over 1200 posts to work that out?  ::) Either you must have learning difficulties or those ideas must be reasonably coherent.
Regarding devil's advocate ... there is no better way to understand someone else than to walk a mile in their shoes. You did, after all, claim you are only here to understand us.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: planets
« on: October 04, 2018, 10:44:36 AM »
FET is a theory in development. You are the researcher here.
You keep saying that. Trouble is, all our research shows a globe earth.
So now what?
If you are satisfied with your results ... you can leave. And yet you don't. Something must still be chewing away in the back of your mind. Something isn't sitting right. And that's what we encourage you to explore.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 04, 2018, 10:39:47 AM »
Poking a phone is a hobby?

Why not go out and buy the world's most expensive toaster? A flagship toaster. It'll have dozens of settings you'll never use, it'll do crumpets and bagels, it'll be able to preload toast and toast at a time you set for later and it will know what time zone you're in.

I can understand why BUILDING a top class PC is a hobby. Buying an expensive PC isn't a hobby. Maybe playing games is on that PC ... but you are saying just 'owning a flagship phone' is a hobby. It isn't. It is consumerism.  Buying a fast car could be a hobby if you take it to the track and race it and upgrade it or you polish and maintain it or take it to shows. And if you have just one phone at a time you aren't collecting them like a stamp collector or a pokemon collector. The point of a hobby is that you do something. Either build, repair, collect or compete.

This isn't a hobby. You need to be honest with yourself and look at why you are making expensive impulse purchases. You are likely doing it to impress other people. Just dismissing it as 'a hobby' is a lie. Its not. You have a weakness for the advertising of these products and have found yourself susceptible. Rather than face that negative weakness, you instead dismiss it as a positive hobby. You should face up to your weakness and address it. Otherwise you'll be fined every time something else shiny appears.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:58:23 PM »
Didn't you write apps for iPhones?
Haven't done a bespoke app for donkey's. Its all web apps now or websites that are mobile friendly. Few people want an iOS or Android app. They are and always have been a waste of money. Only now, businesses have learnt the lesson and stopped buying them.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:50:51 PM »
The Huawei P20 Pro has a 40mp camera.

That is all. I know nothing more about phones.

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Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:23:34 PM »
Being as you have apple and android choices ... I'm guessing you don't have a store account full of paid apps.  :-B

This means you probably don't use apps very much.  :-B

This will include games and fancy software.  :-B

This means you don't need a flagship phone.  :-B

This means you are only buying a flagship phone because you are worried about what other people think when you pull your phone out.  :-B

I gave up on expensive phones a long time ago. All I use a phone for is calling people, texting and checking my e-mails. I don't even use social media on them ... but then I'm not glued to my phone like many people. Personally I'd get a phone running on KaiOS like the Nokia 3310. Its all I need. + it has snake.


But if you like flagship phones, CAT make a pretty cool flagship phone and the bastard is indestructible. It even has a laser distance measurer and a thermal imaging camera ... which I guess could be used to look at women's tits. ??? Somehow it even measures air quality and tell you when you are being poisoned. Oh, and the battery on those things last forever. Its CAT. They have a boner for rugged tools.
https://www.catphones.com/en_gb/cat-s61-smartphone.html

If I wanted a flagship phone, that's the one I'd get, and then I wouldn't have to worry about dropping it.



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Welp, nothing is going to happen until we have an agreement and we actually do something.

Everyone is in agreement that we could host the best flat earth youtube videos.
Some people aren't happy about scraping and want to see a curated selection.

So the solution is to build a curated library and continue the discussion on scraping until a consensus is reached either way.

I made a thread where we can add videos we've seen that are appropriate.
https://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=9908.0

Might I suggest we go back to adding to that, talk to the admins about adding us a library and then have a separate thread to move the videos that are approved to, ready for upload.

Then we are on the journey to making something happen.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Finding Flat Earthers to debate
« on: September 29, 2018, 01:03:40 AM »
Now that the OP's ideologies have been torn down and they have been directed to the wiki/rest of the fora to find information.
Is someone, who holds firm belief in a model of flat earth, willing to attend their debate?
I am disqualified.
The OP went back to their safe space a long time ago.

You see, the OP wasn't interested in a debate. What he wanted to do, was parade a defenceless fool in front of a crowd of his baying mates. Much back slapping and ego stroking would have ensued as they justified their degree level education by outwitting a halfwit over the shape of the earth. Imagine the tethered goat in Jurassic park. The OP would ring the dinner bell. The goat isn't supposed to run or fight back. The poor sap who volunteered would be talked at, not listened to. This is about a group of people who want their opinions heard ... and they don't want to waste that precious talking time listening to someone else.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Finding Flat Earthers to debate
« on: September 26, 2018, 11:06:50 PM »
Then why your original post? Why the necessity to berate? If you had no interest in their question b/c of where it was coming from, why engage at all? It's not like the question was addressed to you specifically.
The post had been unanswered for several hours. As one of two people here likely to do this

a) flat earther
b) lives in England
c) has done flat earth talks and uni work before

I have given my reasons as to why I'm not interested. I'm really not interested in these weird leftist groups. I might have gone to talk about earth's shape with the Fortnite and Marujana club. That means there is only one other person who might do this. So now the OP knows where he/she stands (it's a he, we all know it is a he ... it might not identify as a he, but it's a he) ... and short of the other person volunteering, they should probably start looking for an alternative format (like Tom's suggestion) or topic.

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