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Oct 29 (1)

bmo (77928) | more than 2 years ago | (#37937298)

Old news for nerds.

Re:Oct 29 (1)

Moheeheeko (1682914) | more than 2 years ago | (#37937436)

Stuff that mattered last week

Re:Oct 29 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37937872)

Stuff that didn't even matter last week

Re:Oct 29 (4, Funny)

tripleevenfall (1990004) | more than 2 years ago | (#37937970)

Stuff that was a different form of matter last week

Re:Oct 29 (2)

element-o.p. (939033) | more than 2 years ago | (#37938124)

Stuff that was converted from matter to energy last week.

Re:Oct 29 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37938882)

The others were pithy; you, on the other hand, fail.

Re:Oct 29 (1)

element-o.p. (939033) | more than 2 years ago | (#37942766)

Pity...

Re:Oct 29 (1)

plover (150551) | more than 2 years ago | (#37943582)

No, "potty". Why do you think they burned it?

Re:Oct 29 (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#37938116)

Stuff that mattered last week

Well, if you are so jaded, go to the Gateway to Astronaut Photography [nasa.gov] and look at all the cool time lapse pictures of earth.

If that doesn't impress, well, sucks to be you.

first (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37937350)

Professor Hubert Farnsworth: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.
Fry: Oh. What's it called now?
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Urrectum. Here, let me locate it for you.
Fry: No, no, I, I think I'll just smell around a bit over here.

Re:first (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37939054)

Professor Hubert Farnsworth: No, what I mean is: I want to locate your rectum. With my cock.
Fry: Why didn't you say so? Dive in, old man.

Photographs, not video (2, Informative)

the_other_chewey (1119125) | more than 2 years ago | (#37937352)

Actually, Space Station astronauts photographed the event as it unfolded.

The "video" is a time lapse animation made from those stills, and a
good bit faster than real time.

Re:Photographs, not video (2, Insightful)

swanzilla (1458281) | more than 2 years ago | (#37937454)

The "video" is a time lapse animation made from those stills

Which, by definition, is a video.

MOD PARENT DOWN. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37941648)

Umm, what part of TIME LAPSE do you not get?

Re:MOD PARENT DOWN. (1)

swanzilla (1458281) | more than 2 years ago | (#37943238)

Umm, what part of TIME LAPSE do you not get?

The part where it fundamentally differs from any other frame rate.

Re:Photographs, not video (1)

LanMan04 (790429) | more than 2 years ago | (#37939066)

The "video" is a time lapse animation made from those stills, and a
good bit faster than real time.

In that case, "live video" should be redefined as "real-time photography"

The ionised trail... (1)

Gordonjcp (186804) | more than 2 years ago | (#37937512)

... might very well be usable for "meteor" scatter. I wonder if anyone tried it?

Re:The ionised trail... (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#37938086)

... might very well be usable for "meteor" scatter. I wonder if anyone tried it?

Would be kinda hard. You would have to know when then deorbited the Progress craft, what the ephermis was and got all ready ahead of time. Probably would have a good shot in terms of just the ionization potential, though.

Re:The ionised trail... (1)

Gordonjcp (186804) | more than 2 years ago | (#37945588)

Well you can do meteor scatter without any predictions - you just keep transmitting a burst and seeing if you get a reply.

If you knew in advance roughly when and where it was going to deorbit you wouldn't need *much* more than that to work it.

Huge amount of power (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37937578)

Amazing, simply amazing, how that small trash capsule went from a little glow over the earth to a brilliant light that spanned the horizon and literally lit up the face of the earth. Russian space technology never ceases to impress.

It's started! (3, Funny)

MattGWU (86623) | more than 2 years ago | (#37937676)

The long-term residents of Space already view us 'terrestrials' with disdain. To them, Earth has become nothing more than a dump!

Re:It's started! (2)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#37938042)

The long-term residents of Space already view us 'terrestrials' with disdain. To them, Earth has become nothing more than a dump!

And how is that different from the rest of mankind?

Oblig. Letterman reference: (1)

catmistake (814204) | more than 2 years ago | (#37939708)

They pelted us with rocks and garbage.

I took out the garbage yesterday (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37940110)

If I paint flames on my garbage can, maybe I'll get on Slashdot too. I'm totally pimpin' my can next Tuesday.

You're going to pimp your can? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37944990)

i guess that means you're planning on being a male prostitute for gay men. gotta warn you, with VA shares where they are, the number of wealthy gays who are also johns is perilously low.

oscar the astronaut (1)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 2 years ago | (#37940296)

Somebody please tell me Betty I and Betty II are safe!

Yeah, yeah. (1)

PPH (736903) | more than 2 years ago | (#37942140)

When I took my garbage out and burned it, I just got in trouble with the EPA.

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