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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    Thanks. I was somewhat aware of that.

    Well, yeah, it wouldn't be a joke if you didn't.
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    Freezing in refrigerator

    Okay, log out of here and phone someone who can help you get out!

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    In another thread Van Rijn told an anecdote about seeing a UFO. Turns out the story had a mundane explanation that evokes the famous joke, "Of course the aliens were friendly, they told me to have a Good Year!"




    (This joke may not be familiar to non USians, there's an aircraft here called the Goodyear Blimp, which often makes appearances at televised events.)
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    Iím an American and I donít recall ever hearing that joke. Makes sense, though. It really does look different from regular aircraft especially at night when you canít see much aside from lights. I even once was referred to a YouTube video where someone was showing camera video of an object he thought was pretty amazing. Of course most of the comments pointed out it was a blimp, just a bit distant so it didnít show extreme detail. Still obvious, though, from motion and the way lights changed, if youíre familiar with it.

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    From a conversation on cosmic rays in another thread:

    Pretty much all detectors use a silicone to water correction to simulate the impact on human tissue.
    That'd be silicon, I think, unless they've found a new use for breast implants.
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    I'm amused that the LiS thread "What do you think is the most likely explanation for the Fermi paradox?" is still going strong after over 1250 posts. It reconfirms my long held belief that the less information there is about a topic, and the more room for speculation, the more people will talk about it.

    It also makes me wonder if the reason we haven't heard from non-human civilizations is that all civilizations eventually invent the Internet, and eventually spend all their time and energy debating why they haven't heard from other civilizations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    It reconfirms my long held belief that the less information there is about a topic, and the more room for speculation, the more people will talk about it.
    Well, of course. There's no limits established, nothing to narrow down the possibilities. That leaves a lot of un-filled talk space, and nature abhors a vacuum.

    (If nature truly abhors a vacuum, why did it make so much? But that's another long thread...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    (If nature truly abhors a vacuum, why did it make so much? But that's another long thread...)
    I abhor war and violence, but I'm not capable of stopping them. Maybe nature isn't able to translate its feelings into actions either.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Maybe nature isn't able to translate its feelings into actions either.
    That explains so much....
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    If you miss read the word "vaccination" for "vacation" in the Covid thread, things get weird fast. I blame this on listening to a lot of Disney and vacation podcasts.
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    If you get the former for the latter, would it be a vaccication?
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    Transformers' I/O energy

    I did always wonder how they had the power to convert to cars and then back again.

    But doesn't this belong in Small Media at Large?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    But doesn't this belong in Small Media at Large?
    Well, Megatron turns into a handgun, so he's both small and large. He'd fit there quite nicely.
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    Anyone else flinch when they see the word "spin" in a thread? For me, its as threatening as a dot in front of a bunch of nines, compared to 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Anyone else flinch when they see the word "spin" in a thread? For me, its as threatening as a dot in front of a bunch of nines, compared to 1.
    I go into a spin when I see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    I go into a spin when I see it.
    That implies that clever has decret units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    That implies that clever has decret units.
    Quantum Cleverness Theory has yet to be tested in the lab.
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    Somebody in my other forum is actually teaching classes in "spin". Which for some reason is a new name for riding a stationary exercise bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Somebody in my other forum is actually teaching classes in "spin". Which for some reason is a new name for riding a stationary exercise bike.
    I've been hearing about "spin classes" for a couple of new decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Somebody in my other forum is actually teaching classes in "spin". Which for some reason is a new name for riding a stationary exercise bike.
    As this bike isn't going to hit anything, one wo0uld think that rigorous instruction would be unnecessary. What, do you learn not to fall off onto a carpet? Not to choke on your coffee?

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    How to balance your phone on the handlebars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    I've been hearing about "spin classes" for a couple of new decades.
    That's me! Pretty much always 20 years behind!
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    On another website I saw, "Why did the caveman survive the asteroid impact and dinosaurs didn't, answer they social distanced they stayed 65 million years apart."
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    Not sure which thread to post this one in, but it's a joke and it's astronomy related.

    This xkcd comic struck me funny: https://xkcd.com/2469/

    Imagine a junior astronomer updating the sign to say everything is gone, and it was just because of clouds!

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    I probably spend more time skywatching because of clouds. I've in Western New York and every time something notable happens, the clouds roll in. I've probably spent hours looking at the most common day, boring astronomical sights like it's magic rather than the lack of clouds.
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    In the Amazing Technology thread, Jens mentions a detector that could sense "an astronaut lighting a match on the Moon."

    Don't light matches on the Moon! I've heard it's 40% oxygen! BOOM!
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    Two guys walk into a bar. The third one ducks.

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    I can't tell you how much I want to start a Fun-n-games thread "Predictions, especially about the past"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I can't tell you how much I want to start a Fun-n-games thread "Predictions, especially about the past"
    Nope: The Amazing Criswell had it right for once.

    My friends: We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember, my friends, future events such as these will affect you in the future."

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