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Torquehd
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"...nothing can not exist. if it has been then at one time it was"...

That probably has more meaning when you're smoking weed from a crinkled up beer can.

Plane-boy's video is irrefutable. How on flat earth can you argue with that?
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Aesquire
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

All I know for sure is I've seen the planet from a few miles up and the illusion of curvature sure fooled me!

On a bicycle I'm sure the Earth is bowl shaped because it's always uphill.

The Oblate Spheroid Conspiracy people really have all the bases covered, since even the math to navigate from Maine to Ireland requires you to "Assume" a ball shaped planet. ; )

I admit I'm in the ball shaped Earth camp. Something to do with Columbus and his mistakes, Aristotle, the Space program, and navigation math.

Map projections can be interesting. Which do YOU like?

https://xkcd.com/977/
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Torquehd
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If an airplane would have to keep tipping its nose down, then the same would be true for a boat or a ship. Otherwise they'd just sail right out into space, if the earth was really round.

Have you ever seen a ship tip it's nose down to stay with the so-called "curvature" of the earth?
If not then the earth is obviously flat.
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Ourdee
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The priests of scientism. Bwah hah ha. There is a dip going on there.
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Sifo
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I just wonder how they think GPS works?
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Aesquire
Posted on Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

One of my favorites.

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Aesquire
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 03:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


solar system
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Sifo
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I keep telling myself that I'll stop watching these, but they just get better and better. This guy could almost sound intelligent on a different subject. At least I think he might be able to.

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Aesquire
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 09:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Could we do pyramid power instead?

Only partially kidding. The flat Earth bit was a publicity stunt in the first place. I know they are full of it, you know they're full of it, and anyone who believes the Earth is flat is incredibly ignorant or delusional.

The ignorant part can be forgiven if they came here from a remote society where they only thing taught is the holy book of a 9th century warlord con man or a tribe the nearest civilization hasn't bothered to reach.

If it's ignorance of an American born adult I have to blame the school system he grew up with..... they should be fired, or ask where this tribe of bronze age folk are. A hollow in the Pennsylvania hills? ( or New York. ) A splinter Mormon faction in cliff dwelling hidden fortress?

The most cut off people I can imagine, the survivors in a cold war redoubt of an emergency haven for congress or SAC that got entombed and abandoned, forgotten in the secrecy and cover ups of the LBJ regime. And if they were military I'd expect them all to educated and trained in planetary nuclear missile science.

I do excuse the gullible stupid, mostly. I know a very nice guy who you could sell anything to. Sad. Son of a friend, great heart, likable and a contributing member of society, and he's getting better. There's a theory that the part of the brain that runs risk analysis doesn't mature until the late twenties to mid thirties in males. This explains the participation rate in high mortality risk activities among young folk. ( and one reason the military and revolutions use them, besides the physical reasons. ) Don't know if the theory is true. Gives me hope. It's probably just because falling down hurts more when you get old.
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Zac4mac
Posted on Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 10:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hold my beer -
Hey y'all watch this...
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Aesquire
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 05:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


NASA proof
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Hootowl
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 05:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That's not an accurate depiction of the Earth. Where are the rest of the turtles?
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Aesquire
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 05:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's Turtles all the way down. NASA is just trying to hide the truth!
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Hootowl
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 06:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Conspiracies wrapped in conspiracies!
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Aesquire
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 01:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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Jaimec
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Update on this knucklehead:
http://tinyurl.com/y9burucg
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Jaimec
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

In case anyone is afraid the "TinyURL" link above is just a "RickRoll:"

https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/12/17/181320 0/flat-earther-now-wants-to-launch-his-homemade-ro cket-from-a-balloon
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Sifo
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Is there a go-fund-me page to help this idiot kill himself?
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Ourdee
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 02:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I thought of doing a Rick Roll as soon as I saw tinyurl.
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Jaimec
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


quote:

Is there a go-fund-me page to help this idiot kill himself?




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Aesquire
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A balloon drop solves the legal problems of land owner liability. It's also safer if your intention is to land by parachute.

There is a dead zone as the balloon rises where you're too low for a chute to open, but it's relatively safe and reasonably brief. Much safer than when under rocket power.

Consider the probable failure modes.

Under balloon, winds can drag you on the ground or into power lines. Proper ballast control and care with weather mostly solves that.
The suspension and cut away system can drop you early, or not at all. Both potentially fatal.

Under rocket power, it can explode, bad. Or stop early. If under balloon and equipped with parachute, that's survivable. Early rocket shut down can be fatal if you're not high enough to use the chute.

So although balloon launch adds to the complexity and risk, it makes one highly likely failure mode, the amateur built unproven rocket not working, safer.

If it explodes it doesn't matter much if you're airborne or sitting on your camper/launch platform.

And. Practically, if it's a scam, it offers more fund raising opportunity and the safe fail of losing the balloon while never leaving the ground. A spectacle with minimal risk.
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 01:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Why is he thinking steam powered? Get your engine casing. Fill it with rubber with a hollow space down the center. Light it up with a nozzle at the rear and a nitrous tank in front. Now fill the hollow part with nitrous and hang on.
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Jaimec
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Because he's a "Flat-Earther." Of COURSE he's going to think more along the lines of "Steampunk" than science. He even flat out said he doesn't believe there's a difference between science and science fiction.
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Aesquire
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 05:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I don't take the Flat Earth bit seriously. He's running a con and getting some thrills. He's launched himself for fun & profit before.

I don't know the specs on his rocket engine. They're probably appalling. There's a reason I ended my affair with rockets for personal transport after the Centari engines on my bicycle failed to give useful speeds. Also the old movies of the history of flight where they are throwing snow on the rocket-bicycle guy's flaming butt.
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Jaimec
Posted on Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 08:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Guess who's back in the news?
https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/01/20/002524 4/flat-earther-plans-new-rocket-launch-predicts-su per-bowl-sized-ratings
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Crusty
Posted on Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I loved the last line:

Hughes says he's also filing to run for Governor of California.

He'd be ideal. Fruits, Nuts & Flakes.
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Greg_e
Posted on Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hope he enjoys the ride, and hope no one stops him under the guise of protecting him. I have a feeling this will end in a spectacle, and might also be gruesome.
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Jaimec
Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 03:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here's a shocker:
https://idle.slashdot.org/story/18/02/04/0954202/f lat-earther-fails-to-launch-his-homemade-rocket--- -yet-again
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