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OT Re: what do they know about us (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 10 Hours 47 Minutes ago by: Daniel65

Here in Australia, we've just undergone a Federal Election in which one of the competing Party's was the 'United Australia Party', the UAP!! ;-p I don't think they did well!!

Re: what do they know about us - Heinlein's "Goldfish Bowl" (thread)

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: a425couple

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldfish_Bowl "Goldfish Bowl" is a science fiction short story by American author Robert A. Heinlein, first published in Astounding Science Fiction in March 1942, and collected in one of Heinlein's antho

Re: what do they know about us (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

I remember a short story where people wake up one day and there's a miles high waterfall in the middle of the Pacific and noone knows who built it or what it is for. They realize someone else had been quietly beavering along in the backg

Re: what do they know about us (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: a425couple

Yeah, interesting. Two thoughts come to mind. #1 from Arthur Clark's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fountains_of_Paradise "In the middle of The Fountains of Paradise, an unmanned robotic spaceship of alien origin, called "Starglider"

Re: Book "Accessory to War: --- tail gun machine guns in space!!! (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: a425couple

WOW!! from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rikhter_R-23 "Secrecy The 23R-23 cannon and its unique telescoped ammunition remained a military secret for a long time. This can be partially explained by the fact that the R-23 cannon was used

Re: Book "Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance --- " by Neil de (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: a425couple

Interesting. Either I never knew that, or I'd totally forgotten. I sure would not want to be in that space capsule when that machine gun was firing!!!! "Defense measures In addition to reconnaissance equipment, Almaz was equipped with a

Re: Book "Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance --- " by Neil de Grasse Tyson (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 2 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"a425couple" wrote in message news:PvDhK.1470$vAW9.1193@fx10.iad... I got an interesting book, The Amazon site https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BLKXV68/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance B

Book "Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance --- " by Neil de Grasse

alt.astronomy

Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: a425couple

I got an interesting book, The Amazon site https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BLKXV68/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (Astrophysics for People in a Hurr

what do they know about us

alt.astronomy

Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: MrPostingRobot

Another interesting article (below) from the folks at The Debrief. Apropos all the buzz about growing acceptance UAP are real and seem to be increasing, BZ wonders about the opposite angle. If they're here and watching us then what have t

Re: SpaceX rocket launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit and aces (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Daniel65

But isn't a large portion of that finance coming via NASA??

Re: Planet X defends Earth against large space rocks.

alt.astronomy

Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

Maybe I can add this idea under here as well to get the hypothesis testing juices going. The creative juices seem to be OK but are not sufficient to get an audience. ;) In a prev century when I was an undergrad doing astro of some kind w

Re: Planet X defends Earth against large space rocks.

alt.astronomy

Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

Ideas are all very fine. :) But at some point, if you are trying to be scientific about it, you have to get some relevant data together and demonstrate there is some evidence to support your thinking. Of you think there is a hidden plan

Congressional Hearings on UFOS -- of *course* they ain aliens

alt.astronomy

Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: MrPostingRobot

- The Grand Tour of the Voyagers seems to closely explain UFO sightings reported over the last 1/2 of the 20th C. - As probes approached some planets there was an increase in UFO activity reported on Earth. After they passed reported a

Re: SpaceX rocket launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit and aces (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: a425couple

?? Probably,,, But after where many thought back in 1970 we would be in "space" in 50 years, Seems amazing to me the REAL PROGRESS we have made in the last decade. And it is individuals with serious vision, and finances that are doing

Re: SpaceX rocket launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit and aces landing at sea (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: danny burstein

[snip] So you're saying in the war of the supply chains between Putin and Musk, the latter is winning?

SpaceX rocket launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit and aces

alt.astronomy

Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: a425couple

from https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-launch-group-4-18 SpaceX rocket launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit and aces landing at sea By Mike Wall published about 4 hours ago The Falcon 9 rocket launch (and landing) marked Space

The Debrief: Congressional Hearings on UFO's -- Live Updates

alt.astronomy

Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: MrPostingRobot

<https://thedebrief.org/live-coverage-c3-subcommittee-hearing-on-unidentified-aerial-phenomena/< Highlights From The Congressional Hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Micah Hanks May 17, 2022 Join The Debrief for its live coverag

Re: Scientists Grow Plants In Moon Soil For The First Time In Latest Breakthrough (thread)

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

In alt.astronomy a425couple <a425couple@hotmail.com> wrote:

Scientists Grow Plants In Moon Soil For The First Time In Latest

alt.fan.heinlein

Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: a425couple

Perhaps the big crops written about by Heinlein and Varley are not quite realized yet,,, but --- https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/techandscience/scientists-grow-plants-in-moon-soil-for-the-first-time-in-latest-breakthrough/ar-AAXehYx#:~:text

Re: the twin paradox (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

Well I'm not really expecting the group dimwits to be able to solve this basic problem. They're apparently paid to intercept postings about UFO's and they dont need highschool fer that. :) If the twins hadnt gone to college the one that

the twin paradox

alt.astronomy

Posted: 6 Days 12 Hours ago by: MrPostingRobot

Hillbillies bang on about relativity all the time. But it turns out they dont really understand the first thing about it. Here's a problem to gits yo on yor way to passing Physics 101. It's the future. There are 2 twins aged 30. One of t

Re: public hearings on ufos coming up Tue (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

You'd imagine on an astronomy newsgroup people might understand that gradeschool math dont work over large distances. Seems a lot of old farts are stuck in the 18th century and cant progress from there.

Re: public hearings on ufos coming up Tue (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 6 Days 14 Hours ago by: Whisper

Correct. Surprising this isn't well understood in an astronomy news group but there you have it.

anodda thin said by armchair experts only 50y ago "cant possibly exist"

alt.astronomy

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: MrPostingRobot

<https://ca.news.yahoo.com/supermassive-black-hole-galaxy-captured-051716246.html> Supermassive black hole in our galaxy captured in first ever picture Andrew Griffin May 13, 2022, 3:17 p.m. Scientists have taken the first ever image of t

Re: public hearings on ufos coming up Tue (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: casagiannoni

extremely I never was good at spelling.

Re: public hearings on ufos coming up Tue (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

1. A perfectly valid solution of the GR equations allows remote points in spacetime to come into contact via wormholes aka instant travel. It you hammer on about accepting relativity then you need to understand the first thing ab

Re: public hearings on ufos coming up Tue (thread)

alt.astronomy

Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: casagiannoni

No UFOs or alien contacts are at all possible, due to the vast interstellar distances, even if they could travel at speeds approaching c , which is extreemly unlikely in any case. Distance = Speed x Time Do the simple math !

public hearings on ufos coming up Tue

alt.astronomy

Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: MrPostingRobot

What was once said to be "da mos ridiclus thin Iz ebba herd on usenut" is about to spark public hearings in Washington. On Tue the intel officials are getting together to brief Congress on key issues related to UFO's. Of course dont expec

It is as a victim of a frame-up that I testify

alt.astronomy

Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Steve Brown

This text was translated by Google translate What happens at the start of 2020? Emmanuel Macron, in complicity with the Government of Canada.. https://charbonneau-gomery-corruption-canada.blogspot.com/2022/02/it-is-as-victim-of-frame-up-t

Re: Corona Update 25, Insurance Fraud, Killing the old and sick to

alt.astronomy

Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: Daniel65

Gee Whiz!! This is really Astronomy related!! Well, I suppose some of the related figures are "Astronomical"!! Oh!! And by the way, it's '..... sick to *save* money:'!!

Re: Win32: 0.0 / 0.0 = -NAN ? Win64: 0.0 / 0.0 = -1, #IND ?

alt.astronomy

Posted: 20 Days 17 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

Skybuck Flying <skybuckflying@gmail.com> wrote:

Re: Win32: 0.0 / 0.0 = -NAN ? Win64: 0.0 / 0.0 = -1, #IND ?

alt.astronomy

Posted: 21 Days 23 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

The 754 standard says a floating divide by zero may see the hardware generate a +ve or -ve infinity. Result is a special NaN. If the exception is caught s/w may replace the result with something more sensible like 0 but it might also ter

Re: NASA Wants To Beam Vital Human Info to Aliens - BAD Idea !

alt.astronomy

Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

R Kym Horsell <kym@kymhorsell.com> wrote:

Re: NASA Wants To Beam Vital Human Info to Aliens - BAD Idea !

alt.astronomy

Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: R Kym Horsell

"has never been observed" is another key phrase that tips you off to an argument from ignorance -- a basic logical fallacy. It's truly a pity that modern skeptics dont know how to go about their craft without falling into a trap they sho

Re: NASA Wants To Beam Vital Human Info to Aliens - BAD Idea !

alt.astronomy

Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Daniel65

Something that could happen/occur but hasn't been seen/detected yet!! "possibility" or "probability" might fit the bill!! I'm sure you would have others that might fit the bill!

Re: NASA Wants To Beam Vital Human Info to Aliens - BAD Idea !

alt.astronomy

Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Barry Schwarz

Perhaps you can enlighten us with the correct nomenclature for an idea which has never been observed, is the product of wild speculation or wishful thinking, and for which there is no grounded theory describing how the idea could actuall

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