1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Qalyar » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:59 pm UTC

Chicagojon wrote:
pinkgothic wrote:STATUS
Speed of light: Too slow


Methinks it's radio waves / not light -- but I agree with the sentiment.


Radio waves are light.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:59 pm UTC

Rvanbergen wrote:
sdnelso2 wrote:I had the opportunity to explain this to my coworkers today. Now they're all excited too! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

... Don't they have any work to do?

Yeah, but SCIENCE is being done.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:59 pm UTC

Chicagojon wrote:
pinkgothic wrote:STATUS
Speed of light: Too slow


Methinks it's radio waves / not light -- but I agree with the sentiment.
Same speed bro.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Klear » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:00 pm UTC

Qalyar wrote:Radio waves are light.


Even if they carry heavy metal?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:00 pm UTC

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*runs around the room yelling and flailing madly*
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:00 pm UTC

AAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Whales are screaming, dolphins and fish are puzzled.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Soup » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:01 pm UTC

<blindpost> Oh, I'm getting live frames now! I guess I have to have the tab open when the updates hit. </blindpost>
Waiting for it...

Go username5243, musthavebeenmykarma, Rakhal, thunk!!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:01 pm UTC

AAAAAAAAAAA
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:01 pm UTC

The whales are screaming now. :mrgreen:

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby orthogon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:02 pm UTC

Carlington wrote:
Klear wrote:
Carlington wrote:Assuming comets even have insides.


But they must have outsides, right?

I hope so, otherwise I am having serious doubts about this harpoon idea.

Is this a reference to Feynman's "inside of a brick" analogy for the electron?
xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:02 pm UTC

The dolphins and fish have chimed in.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:02 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:The whales are screaming now. :mrgreen:
Gracie is pregnant.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Reecer6 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:02 pm UTC

Many, many capital 'a's are occurring.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:03 pm UTC

I see a lot of smiling on the live stream for all that AAAAAAAA
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby marchlight » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:03 pm UTC

I wonder how many possible outcomes Randall has drawn, just in case.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Eshru » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:03 pm UTC

At least I got my break at work at a good time.


Also: AAAAAAÄAAAA

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:04 pm UTC

YES

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:04 pm UTC

marchlight wrote:I wonder how many possible outcomes Randall has drawn, just in case.

Five include spaceraptors.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:04 pm UTC

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:04 pm UTC

WOO HOO!!!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Felstaff » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:05 pm UTC

I heard a lot of clapping from one of my tabs. I now need to find said tab.
Away, you scullion! you rampallion! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Chicagojon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:05 pm UTC

Woohoo!!!!!1

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:05 pm UTC

Philae Lander @Philae2014 · 1m 1 minute ago

Touchdown! My new address: 67P! #CometLanding
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:05 pm UTC

Cheering on the livestream. :mrgreen:
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby orthogon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:05 pm UTC

I'm glad I'm not on a live camera feed while I'm doing my job, is all I can say. That, and Wahayyy!
xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby moody7277 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:05 pm UTC

ESA live feed looks like we have a hit.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby tobiasgies » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:06 pm UTC

Wooohooo!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:07 pm UTC

16:05
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Klear » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:07 pm UTC

moody7277 wrote:ESA live feed looks like we have a hit.


I won't believe it until I see it on xkcd...

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:07 pm UTC

AAA question mark explosion!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:08 pm UTC

I NEED TO KNOW. I just got a text from my friend all excited. WHAT IS THE STATUS?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:08 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Dracomax » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:08 pm UTC

Patteroast wrote:Image

I need confirmation. Have humanity managed to catch a comet?
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im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.”
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:08 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby peregrine_crow » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:08 pm UTC

At least the whales seem to have calmed down, I wonder if they know something we don't....
Ignorance killed the cat, curiosity was framed.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby dotancohen » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:08 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Klear » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:09 pm UTC

sdnelso2 wrote:I NEED TO KNOW. I just got a text from my friend all excited. WHAT IS THE STATUS?


Current status: "AAAAAAAAAAAA"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:09 pm UTC

These are the earthwhales that are calm.
The dolphins and fish are OK, too.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby ahecht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:09 pm UTC

spaceflightnow.com -- down
blogs.esa.int -- down
xkcd.com -- still up

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC

On the surface! Harpoons worked!


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