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NASA to hold Press Conference About The Sun

by critic411 / September 20, 2008 12:56 AM PDT
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The Sun
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 3:09 AM PDT
The sun?s current state could result in changing conditions in the solar system.

Not gonna explode or anything I hope.
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If the sun did explode,
by critic411 / September 20, 2008 7:19 AM PDT
In reply to: The Sun

I'm sure you'd be on the escape rocket with Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Arnold.
"Clang Clang Clang went the trolley "

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Say, anybody know what "gratuitous comment" means?
by drpruner / September 20, 2008 3:29 PM PDT
Sad
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If the Sun did explode
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 20, 2008 9:35 PM PDT

We wouldn't know about it for 9 minutes, (the time light takes to travel from the Sun to the Earth).

Then we would be instant toast.

So, I see little to worry about, Happy

Mark

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Sooner than that, actually.
by drpruner / September 23, 2008 5:59 AM PDT
In reply to: If the Sun did explode

8 1/3 min. avg. Happy

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Yeah, but think about it....
by EdHannigan / September 23, 2008 6:00 AM PDT

No matter what the tine lag....you'd never see it coming.

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Yep; instantaneous to observers.
by drpruner / September 23, 2008 6:35 AM PDT

An Alfred Bester story ended with people sitting on the grass watching the sun darken in bits after they discovered it was about to die. Good description and good story, but I think the reality would be "Ka-boom".

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No, not gonna explode.
by drpruner / September 20, 2008 3:27 PM PDT
In reply to: The Sun

Isa 45:18.

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Hmmm...
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 9:42 PM PDT
In reply to: No, not gonna explode.

I didn't see anything there about the sun not exploding.

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Is this going to be broadcast to Europe?
by Kiddpeat / September 20, 2008 3:12 AM PDT

We do need to share information.

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What, and interrupt Oktoberfest?
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 3:15 AM PDT

The Dutch papers will hear of it soon enough.

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Oktoberfest is German.
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2008 6:32 AM PDT

But the average American Joe is excused if he doesn't know the difference between The Netherlands (Dutch), Germany (German) and Denmark (Danish).

I couldn't tell Iowa from Minnesota on the map.

Kees

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I didn't say Oktoberfest was in the Netherlands...
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 6:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Oktoberfest is German.

KP said EUROPE. I said, what, and interrupt Oktoberfest (Munich in Europe I believe)?

I then said the Dutch newspapers would hear of it.

I am sorry you are ignorant of U.S. geography, however I can assure you I do know the difference between the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

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Then I guess, Kees...
by J. Vega / September 21, 2008 1:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Oktoberfest is German.

Kees, then I guess that the average Joe in the Netherlands should be excused if he doesn't know about the situation in America where "Dutch" can mean of German ancestry. Think about the Amish, who are also called "Pennsylvania Dutch". It comes from a distortion in pronunciation that developed over time. In the U.S., This confusion also extended to references to other people of German ancestry.

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(NT) I'm still doing Scotchtoberfest!!!
by critic411 / September 20, 2008 6:41 AM PDT
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Don't underestimate ...
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2008 6:37 AM PDT

the European Space Agency. They don't need the NASA to see the sun.

Kees

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(NT) How's Hadron doing?
by critic411 / September 20, 2008 6:42 AM PDT
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That seems like an out-of-context question.
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2008 6:49 AM PDT
In reply to: How's Hadron doing?

The sun is way up and the LHC is below the ground. Do you want me to delete your post?

By the way, the Ulysses project is a cooperation between the NASA and the ESA. So they already know everything. No need to wonder if the news will reach Europe also.

Kees

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Sense of humor coming to the Netherlands soon?
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 6:58 AM PDT

Hasn't reached Canada yet.

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Sense of humor not the issue !!
by critic411 / September 20, 2008 7:12 AM PDT

Chuckle !!!

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That can be seen from your posts indeed.
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2008 7:21 AM PDT

Assuming you live in Canada (I can't check, because the member profiles still aren't available).

Kees

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Was that a joke?
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 7:25 AM PDT

Nice attempt anyway.


I live in the U.S.of A.


-chuckle-

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And you understood it.
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2008 7:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Was that a joke?

We might get along sometime.

Kees

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My daughter will be studying in the Netherlands next year..
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 7:37 AM PDT
In reply to: And you understood it.

What's your address?

Maybe she can introduce you to the flaming bag of dog poo joke.

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If she is near Leiden ...
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2008 7:40 AM PDT

and the PM facility of these forums works by then, she can send a PM to www.cnet.com/community/cjbakker/

Looking forward to meet her.

Kees

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Double Chuckle !!
by critic411 / September 20, 2008 7:40 AM PDT

Is your pooch up to it?

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Since that could be considered an insult
by critic411 / September 20, 2008 7:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Was that a joke?

Should you ask that it be deleted?

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The person who finds himself insulted ...
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2008 7:43 AM PDT

could click the 'Report offensive post' link in that post and explain. Then one of the mods will delete it if he or she agrees.

Kees

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Go for it!
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 7:47 AM PDT

Why should I care?

Oh, by the way, they get cranky when you send a ModAlert about a post, but also reply to it.

But, if you found that offensive or insulting then I suggest I was right re: sense of humor.

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I'm thickheaded ...
by Kees Bakker / September 20, 2008 7:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Go for it!

but critic411 said he considered something as offensive. With this multi-indented post I didn't even take the trouble to find out what post he referred to.

Maybe the sense of humour hasn't reached where he lives yet?

Kees

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