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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Let's do ships again
« on: March 05, 2021, 02:48:26 PM »
What fun! Unfortunately it’s not a mirage, it’s flat calm out near the ship and breeze stirring the water nearer the shore. Look carefully at the ship area and you’ll just make out the faint horizon, the real horizon.

Sorry!   ;D

I'll ignore BBC meteorologist David Braine then, and just take your word for it instead.  ::)

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Flat Earth Investigations / Let's do ships again
« on: March 05, 2021, 02:19:40 PM »
Round earthers love a ship on the horizon. What do you all make of this one?



This is from a BBC article here.

Let's pull out the juiciest quotes that when we say them, you all think we are crazy.

A bit of bendy light
Quote from: BBC meteorologist David Braine
BBC meteorologist David Braine said the "superior mirage" occurred because of "special atmospheric conditions that bend light".

A bit of looking out of your window and refusing to believe your own eyes
Quote from: Mr Morris
Mr Morris said he was "stunned" after capturing the picture while looking out to sea from the hamlet of Gillan

Objects appearing both above and below a horizon having absolutely nothing to do with earth being round
Quote from: BBC meteorologist David Braine
"Superior mirages can produce a few different types of images - here a distant ship appears to float high above its actual position, but sometimes an object below the horizon can become visible."


So ... next time I get presented with something like


You are going to receive a short response ... "superior mirages" or in the case of that Toronto image 'inferior mirage". I suggest we cobble a wiki page together on inferior and superior mirages. I'm dead sick of images of mirages on horizons being lauded as proof of roundness.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Fly You To The Moon
« on: March 04, 2021, 08:04:45 AM »
I think you would welcome death if one of the other passengers was Thork. 8 days of listening to him rant about his Jack Russell challenge, you'd be reaching for the hatch lever.
If you can find me a Jack Russel that will outrun a whippet, we'll let the matter rest.  >:(


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Flat Earth Community / Re: Fly You To The Moon
« on: March 03, 2021, 01:08:20 PM »
Of course it won't happen. The earth is flat, you idiot!  ::)

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Fly You To The Moon
« on: March 03, 2021, 12:55:18 PM »



Ok, I'm in. I will hear back some time after March 15th. Now we wait.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 22, 2021, 09:29:33 PM »
As a non American, I assure you that the rest of the world is laughing at you far less now there’s a grown up in the White House.
I'm not sure citizens of Brexitville are the best judges of character out there. Indeed, I'd take the UK's opinion as a great bellwether for what not to believe.
You are free to go home any time you like.  ::)

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:17:04 AM »
America chose Biden because the alternative was Trump.
No ... alternatives included Yang, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Klobachar and many many others who weren't suffering from mental incapacity. America chose Biden.

Trump never even tried to get anything done, outside of one or two dumb vanity projects like the unnecessary border wall. Trump had no real interest in or knowledge of governing or policy to begin with. His presidency was simply an ego trip and experiment in branding for himself, and it's embarrassing to think that millions of Americans voted for it.
He grabbed China by the pussy. He certainly wasn't out there patting them on the back for committing genocide. Trump's record is actually very good. Considering what he was up against and no president has ever had such an awful ride from the media and US institutions, he did a great job. Biden on the other hand has had nothing but backslapping and praise showered on him for doing nothing other than Presiding over the vaccine rollout that Trump put in place. And despite what Biden says (because he is telling lies), a vaccine was already available by the time he got into office.

The embarrassment is that you think Biden is a good President and that he is in someway going to improve America over what Trump was doing. We'll see about that when he borrows that $1.9 trillion.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: February 20, 2021, 09:37:56 PM »


If he'd made this video, he'd have won the other half of America too.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 20, 2021, 08:57:45 PM »
I'm no Biden apologist. Nor am I a fan of whataboutism... but jesus it's like you've deleted the shitshow of the last 5 years from your memory entirely.
Trump is gone.

This thread is about Biden.

America chose Biden and all I see is apologists for Biden. As though he is a 'grown up'? What is that about? He's been in office about 4 weeks and he behaves like an utter chimp.

No America. You don't get to walk away from this and celebrate it with a "better than Trump". You picked a cockwomble for a President. One who I am sure will prove to be far WORSE than the Trump boogieman. Trump got nothing done, his every path blocked. Every door is flung open for Biden. You are unleashing a total idiot and none of you are brave enough to stand up and say it.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 20, 2021, 07:26:02 PM »
Biden can actually write and deliver a speech that is more complex than repeating a few lies and telling everyone how smart he is.
You think Biden writes his own speeches? And as for delivery ... this week he likes children more than people. The guy is out to lunch.

Most people I know are relieved there’s a grown up in the White House
What is grown up about Biden? He lets progressives run his administration for him? Is that grown up? Is playing Mario Kart all day grown up? Is sniffing little girls hair grown up. Is inviting voters to a push up contest to show them how fit you are grown up? Is challenging the then President of the USA to a fist fight behind a gym grown up? How about calling voters a lying dog-faced pony soldier ... grown up?

You seem to have a very short and very selective memory. Biden is an utter asshat. Corrupt to the core. Mad as a box of frogs.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: February 20, 2021, 12:08:15 PM »
What does his essay have to do with the fact that Joe Biden is a dementia-ridden embarrassment?
As a non American, I assure you that the rest of the world is laughing at you far less now there’s a grown up in the White House.
This is absolute nonsense. America is an absolute laughing stock now. They got rid of a man who could at least deliver a rousing speech and could legitimately worry rivals such as China and replaced him with a man who can't even remember what he had for breakfast. Just because the media isn't making a deal out of it (biased), doesn't mean regular people just accept the narrative that joe is somehow a good President. He's going to be the worst President America has ever known. Imagine how embarrassing gaff prone idiot George Bush was. Biden is going to be worse. We've got 4 years of him achieving nothing and sticking his foot in his mouth every time he opens it to come.

Yes, there are sycophants like AATW who will cosy up to absolutely anyone as long as its not Trump, so blinded by mainstream media outlets as he has been. But Trump is gone now ... and what you are left with is a weak and wretched embarrassment of a man. A shrivelled fossil. "At least it isn't Trump" doesn't cut it. This man is worse. He's got a lower IQ. He's got less of an idea of what is going on. He's surrounded himself with radical left wing activists. Its going to be an absolute shit show.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: February 19, 2021, 10:13:58 PM »
You can use the exposure bias setting in manual mode to overexpose the scene slightly.

I know.

Likely need to set to manual and work out the optimum, but I didn't have time before the interview.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: new to this
« on: February 19, 2021, 04:11:25 PM »
Just the earth. The earth is special. Everyone would agree ... it is the only place in the universe that we have found that supports complex life. Maybe being flat is a prerequisite for life?

The other planets are actually planets. The earth is not. Planet comes from the Greek meaning 'wandering star'. The earth is just the earth. Flat and unique.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: February 19, 2021, 12:21:27 AM »
So, did interview. No idea if I got the job or not.

But the camera did a good job. Took a great deal of th>o<rking about with the settings but eventually I got clean hdmi out and the quality was great. Even in my not very well lit room. One annoying thing I noticed with the automatic lighting is that whenever I put my glasses on, the footage gets noticeably darker. Take off the glasses and the quality returns. Likely need to set to manual and work out the optimum, but I didn't have time before the interview.

Anyway, good buy, would recommend.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: February 17, 2021, 08:28:41 PM »
Thred iz 4 mems. No talkytalk.
You just make sure you BBCorrect and we'll have no beef.  >:(

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: February 17, 2021, 05:41:15 PM »

What is political about getting a vacc? sorry.
It is a political and controversial topic as to whether you size your images properly or not!  >o<

I'm a god-fearing conservative who makes his posts legible for others. You and Iceman are yolo socialists who believe all posts are the same no matter how hard they are worked on.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: February 12, 2021, 01:25:54 PM »
I just ordered an Opteka 420-800mm for $99 from Amazon just because it looks interesting.  Should take some great moon shots.

They're not that good. They're smooshy every focal length and have absolutely abysmal contrast. The moon will occupy a bigger portion of your frame due to the ridiculously long focal length, but will resolve less detail nonetheless.

For example:

An Opteka lens capture shot on a Nikon D3500 at 800mm (1200mm full frame equivalent)

Captured on a Sony a6100 with an adapted Sigma 100-400mm lens at 400mm (600mm full frame equivalent)
*This lens is ridiculously good by the way, especially adapted to an R mount body.

Captured on an EOS R6 with a Sigma 150-600mm lens at 600mm

I'd be pretty upset if a $900 lens didn't outperform a $99 one.  :)

I'll throw up some test images when mine arrives, and I get any kind of good weather.
You literally spent that money to torment Tom Bishop, didn't you?  ::)

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: February 12, 2021, 10:07:10 AM »
This is literally a fancy webcam for me right now. And I'm not spending another penny on it for a while. I have to eat this month too.

Maybe I'll get some nice lenses in the future. It arrives tomorrow.

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Technology & Information / Re: Mirrorless Camera
« on: February 11, 2021, 11:45:06 PM »
Oh, I should add ... I needed accessories.

I bought an Elgato cam link 4k capture card £120, a dummy battery £20, an hdmi cable, and a tripod £40. So closer to £700 spent.  :-\

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