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Heavy Weather Exometeorology Style

Unknown Lamer posted about a year and a half ago | from the send-me-to-space dept.

Space 26

Rambo Tribble writes "The BBC has posted a gallery of images showing storms on some of our solar system's other planets. The pictures are both intriguing and stunning."

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Murica. F*** yeah. (2, Insightful)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | about a year and a half ago | (#43601475)

Did you notice that all of the BBC's photos had "Copyright NASA" on them?

Re:Murica. F*** yeah. (1)

blydro (2844535) | about a year and a half ago | (#43601541)

Does the BBC have a satellite? Because if they did that'd be cool.

Re:Murica. F*** yeah. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43601683)

No. Nor do I care. And the word is fuck.

Re:Murica. F*** yeah. (3, Interesting)

idontgno (624372) | about a year ago | (#43602915)

I think that's just BBC mis-interpreting "Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI" as a copyright claim, in clear ignorance of 17 U.S.C. Section 105 (Copyright Act) [nasa.gov] :

Generally, United States government works (works prepared by officers and employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties) are not protected by copyright in the U.S. (17 U.S.C. [Section] 105) and may be used without obtaining permission from NASA.

(*Yeah, Slashdot doesn't accept the ampersand entity code or the unicode character for the "section" mark. The 20th Century called. They wish to thank Slashdot for their continued support of last millennium's encoding standards.)

Anyway, I have this funny feeling BBC assumes copyright everywhere. (Suddenly, copyrights! Thousands of them!) I suspect they'd give themselves a hyperventilating panic attack if someone submitted some Public Domain material for them to display... "OMG, whose copyright is this!??!"

Planet "Texas". (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43601487)

[quote]"The BBC has posted a gallery of images showing storms on some of our solar system's other planets. The pictures are both intriguing and stunning."[/quote]

There should be a planet out there called "Texas" were everything is on a grand scale.

Texas is quite large (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43601835)

It's true that Texas is fairly large - it's practically the same size as Alberta, Canada's [ahem] sixth largest province.

Re:Texas is quite large (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43602109)

Also, about the middle quarter of Alaska.

Suck it Texas!

Re:Texas is quite large (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | about a year and a half ago | (#43602585)

# I took time out to write to my old friend.
  Walked across that burning bridge.
  Mailed my letter off to Dallas,
  But the reply came from Anchorage ...

Page not accessible from the UK?! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43601561)

What the hell? Great job submitter.

I bet they know what the problem is (4, Funny)

TheSkepticalOptimist (898384) | about a year and a half ago | (#43601633)

I didn't RTFA because its from the BBC but I am pretty sure they are blaming extreme weather on other planets in the solar system on our excessive high levels of carbon dioxides. The article was only written to make us feel guilty and inhumane for turning on a light to read by at night for all the hell it generates across our solar system.

We know what your problem is (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43601967)

I didn't read your comment, but given your name I'm pretty sure it's the usual blinkered denialism. Your comment was only written to make us feel guilty and inhumane for pointing at you and sniggering.

Re:I bet they know what the problem is (0)

AaronLS (1804210) | about a year ago | (#43603001)

I thought it was great collection of pictures and anecdotes, and has nothing to do with any of your nonsensical ramblings. It was not political at all, yet I knew as soon as I came to the comments, there'd be some asshat trying to twist it into some cynical bullshit. Get a life.

Re:I bet they know what the problem is (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43603611)

Get a life.

Says the guy who needs one the most....

Re:I bet they know what the problem is (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43603187)

I didn't RTFA because its from the BBC but

I didn't read the article because I like ignorance.

There, fixed it for you.

Re:I bet they know what the problem is (1)

saveferrousoxide (2566033) | about a year ago | (#43611287)

Dude...y'all seriously need to lighten up. It was a "joke." Perhaps you've heard of them. Or perhaps you hear nothing over the constant WHOOOSHing over your heads.

Global warming. (2)

m1ndcrash (2158084) | about a year and a half ago | (#43601821)

Global warming is everywhere.

This is great (4, Insightful)

bugs2squash (1132591) | about a year and a half ago | (#43601825)

All the BBC did was re-post some NASA images that won't be news to many here, but even this simple act was enough to make me think about aurora on other planets, what the difference between a star and a planet really is and gives me some idea of the scale of the features by comparing them to the size of the earth. That's pretty good for such a simple sequence of photos. Giving me reason to think about things outside the day-to-day routine like this is just what I want out of slashdot. Thanks.

Unavailable (1)

war4peace (1628283) | about a year and a half ago | (#43601877)

"We're sorry but this site is not accessible from the UK as it is part of our international service and is not funded by the licence fee."
That's fine, I have US proxies too.

I don't understand why are they still relying on IP addresses to block content. So easy to circumvent.

Re:Unavailable (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43602091)

So it's not funded by the license fee. That's nice

WTF is it funded by then? Advertising? Then where is my website?

since NASA just released those pohotos of the stor (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43602609)

....lets use that as a foundation for an inane article about exoplanetary storms.

(yes I know the saturn one is the only decent photo)

Re:since NASA just released those pohotos of the s (2)

AaronLS (1804210) | about a year ago | (#43603029)

I thought it was an interesting despite it being mostly anecdotes. Maybe not news by any pedantic standard, but far better than most 90% of what most people consider news. I think the fact that there's a hurricane that's been around for 300 years is alot more fascinating than who some random person I have never met has been having an affair with.

Re:since NASA just released those pohotos of the s (0)

AaronLS (1804210) | about a year ago | (#43603063)

Because of negative people like you, we can't have nice things. "Hey guys, they don't like the NASA articles, so next week just do some more articles on Ashton Kutcher and forget that science bullshit."

YoU insensitive c7od... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43603829)

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