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8/6/2012 2:11:14 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 1:57:02 AM, FREEDO wrote:
No one? This is cool stuff. At least get into trivial fights about how this is useful.
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8/6/2012 2:35:48 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 1:06:22 AM, FREEDO wrote:
NASA isn't Marsaphilic. They're just Mars-curious.

http://news.yahoo.com...

Female Announcer: "The landing capped a journey that lasted more than 8 months and covered more than 350 miles."

Tehehe
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8/6/2012 2:38:49 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Seriously, though, I'm very excited about this. I've read about some of the brand spankin' new equipment and techniques used for the landing, including some enormous parachutes and dangling the rover from wires like something out of Mission: Impossible. I can't wait to see what kind of findings come from this thing. God speed, little dude.
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8/6/2012 2:40:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 1:06:22 AM, FREEDO wrote:
NASA isn't Marsaphilic. They're just Mars-curious.

http://news.yahoo.com...

Also, 4chan will have gifs hijacking that shot of the scientists celebrating within the hour.
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8/6/2012 3:15:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 2:34:59 AM, FREEDO wrote:
I, for one, would love to see us x1000000 our resources for space exploration.
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8/6/2012 5:50:33 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
PEOPLE ARE DYING ON PLANET EARTH AND WE ARE SENDING MINI-SUVS TO MARS? WE NEED TO PUt THAT MONEY INTO TAX-CREDITS FOR LARGE BUSINESSES SO THEY CAN HIRE MORE WORKERS.
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8/6/2012 6:12:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 8:59:20 AM, WMdebate wrote:
Very surprised this thing actually managed to land with that insane landing strategy. I was sure something would go wrong.

Yes; I wholehearted expected it to crash and become a burning (IDK, because Mars' atmosphere is mostly CO2) hunk of metal on the surface of Mars.
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8/6/2012 8:38:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 5:50:33 PM, Lasagna wrote:
PEOPLE ARE DYING ON PLANET EARTH AND WE ARE SENDING MINI-SUVS TO MARS? WE NEED TO PUt THAT MONEY INTO TAX-CREDITS FOR LARGE BUSINESSES SO THEY CAN HIRE MORE WORKERS.

You lack vision on this issue. Space research has done leaps and bounds for technology which inevitably does a lot to help the working class.
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8/6/2012 9:14:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 5:50:33 PM, Lasagna wrote:
PEOPLE ARE DYING ON PLANET EARTH AND WE ARE SENDING MINI-SUVS TO MARS? WE NEED TO PUt THAT MONEY INTO TAX-CREDITS FOR LARGE BUSINESSES SO THEY CAN HIRE MORE WORKERS.

Think all the money wasted on dogs and cats, billions of dollars that could be spend on something more than making doo-doo for me to step in. We should be eating them not raising them. In fact there have to be trillions in religious institutions. We should sell them or convert them to car wash/dry cleaning so they can start doing something for us other than suck the brains out of everyone. Poverty could be ended.

Ok, OK I'm being facetious the former, but the later........hummm there might be an idea there.
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8/6/2012 9:24:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 8:38:08 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/6/2012 5:50:33 PM, Lasagna wrote:
PEOPLE ARE DYING ON PLANET EARTH AND WE ARE SENDING MINI-SUVS TO MARS? WE NEED TO PUt THAT MONEY INTO TAX-CREDITS FOR LARGE BUSINESSES SO THEY CAN HIRE MORE WORKERS.

You lack vision on this issue. Space research has done leaps and bounds for technology which inevitably does a lot to help the working class.

Technology has helped the working class? How? By making us fat and lazy and dependent on clever little solutions to make us more efficient? So we can spend that extra time working off all the debt we are accumulating and being enslaved by employers as well as the state?
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8/7/2012 1:38:37 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 2:34:59 AM, FREEDO wrote:
I, for one, would love to see us x100 our resources for space exploration.

I second that, and possibly raise it, but I don't feel like calculating it and being accurate right now. lol
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8/7/2012 1:39:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 5:50:33 PM, Lasagna wrote:
PEOPLE ARE DYING ON PLANET EARTH AND WE ARE SENDING MINI-SUVS TO MARS? WE NEED TO PUt THAT MONEY INTO TAX-CREDITS FOR LARGE BUSINESSES SO THEY CAN HIRE MORE WORKERS.

Um, no. Giving large corporations more money doesn't work, remember?
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8/7/2012 1:45:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 9:24:07 PM, Lasagna wrote:
At 8/6/2012 8:38:08 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/6/2012 5:50:33 PM, Lasagna wrote:
PEOPLE ARE DYING ON PLANET EARTH AND WE ARE SENDING MINI-SUVS TO MARS? WE NEED TO PUt THAT MONEY INTO TAX-CREDITS FOR LARGE BUSINESSES SO THEY CAN HIRE MORE WORKERS.


The solution you're suggesting would enhance the problem you're trying to solve. That trickle-down nonsense clearly does not work in the long run. Corporations don't want it to, and they won't let it anymore.

You lack vision on this issue. Space research has done leaps and bounds for technology which inevitably does a lot to help the working class.


Technology has helped the working class? How? By making us fat and lazy and dependent on clever little solutions to make us more efficient? So we can spend that extra time working off all the debt we are accumulating and being enslaved by employers as well as the state?

The Mars rover is not a smart-phone. The space program is one of the few things on this forsaken planet that will give our half-witted species the type of perspective we need before we nuke half the face of the Earth off. Failing that, it's our only hope for having the ability to go somewhere else when we do total this rock, or more likely ourselves.
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8/7/2012 9:00:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Just to let you all know, I'm one of (if not the most) leftists people on this site. I guess I don't post enough for everyone to know that :/
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8/13/2012 8:17:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 1:06:22 AM, FREEDO wrote:
NASA isn't Marsaphilic. They're just Mars-curious.

http://news.yahoo.com...

It's a fake, being filmed in a studio somewhere here on earth. How ya gonna prove me wrong. Your just taking their word for it. No one can prove they sent anything to Mars.
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8/13/2012 8:20:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 8:17:40 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 8/6/2012 1:06:22 AM, FREEDO wrote:
NASA isn't Marsaphilic. They're just Mars-curious.

http://news.yahoo.com...

It's a fake, being filmed in a studio somewhere here on earth.
Bare assertion fallacy.
How ya gonna prove me wrong.
Appeal to ignorance.
Your just taking their word for it. No one can prove they sent anything to Mars.
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8/13/2012 8:21:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/6/2012 2:38:49 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Seriously, though, I'm very excited about this. I've read about some of the brand spankin' new equipment and techniques used for the landing, including some enormous parachutes and dangling the rover from wires like something out of Mission: Impossible. I can't wait to see what kind of findings come from this thing. God speed, little dude.

UH, a dry barren lifeless planet with nothing to offer human kind of any sort. That is what they will find. They have known this for decades, but I guess one last multi billion dollar probe just to be extra sure.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

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8/14/2012 11:56:01 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 8:21:40 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 8/6/2012 2:38:49 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Seriously, though, I'm very excited about this. I've read about some of the brand spankin' new equipment and techniques used for the landing, including some enormous parachutes and dangling the rover from wires like something out of Mission: Impossible. I can't wait to see what kind of findings come from this thing. God speed, little dude.

UH, a dry barren lifeless planet with nothing to offer human kind of any sort. That is what they will find. They have known this for decades, but I guess one last multi billion dollar probe just to be extra sure.

Oh please sadolite it is well-understood that every dollar spent on space exploration returns 10 in terms of technological advancement. If you value that sort of thing :)
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8/14/2012 6:51:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:56:01 AM, R0b1Billion wrote:
At 8/13/2012 8:21:40 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 8/6/2012 2:38:49 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Seriously, though, I'm very excited about this. I've read about some of the brand spankin' new equipment and techniques used for the landing, including some enormous parachutes and dangling the rover from wires like something out of Mission: Impossible. I can't wait to see what kind of findings come from this thing. God speed, little dude.

UH, a dry barren lifeless planet with nothing to offer human kind of any sort. That is what they will find. They have known this for decades, but I guess one last multi billion dollar probe just to be extra sure.

Oh please sadolite it is well-understood that every dollar spent on space exploration returns 10 in terms of technological advancement. If you value that sort of thing :)

That used to be the case but not anymore. GPS was the last known benefit and that was a military venture. What pray tell will come from sending men to Mars that we can't achieve in low earth orbit. We can test everything in low earth orbit or a quick trip around the moon. The only reason to send things to Mars is to satisfy great big academic ego's. The vacuum of space is the vacuum of space. You don't need to travel a billion miles away to test stuff in space.
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8/14/2012 6:56:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/13/2012 8:17:40 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 8/6/2012 1:06:22 AM, FREEDO wrote:
NASA isn't Marsaphilic. They're just Mars-curious.

http://news.yahoo.com...

It's a fake, being filmed in a studio somewhere here on earth. How ya gonna prove me wrong. Your just taking their word for it. No one can prove they sent anything to Mars.

Nobody needs to prove you wrong. You are saying that I need to disprove a negative, which is just ridiculous. By your logic, anything that cannot be disproven is automatically correct ex. If I say that outside the known universe atoms are made from little tiny green goblins, I would be right.
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8/15/2012 12:38:08 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 6:51:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 8/14/2012 11:56:01 AM, R0b1Billion wrote:
At 8/13/2012 8:21:40 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 8/6/2012 2:38:49 AM, Maikuru wrote:
Seriously, though, I'm very excited about this. I've read about some of the brand spankin' new equipment and techniques used for the landing, including some enormous parachutes and dangling the rover from wires like something out of Mission: Impossible. I can't wait to see what kind of findings come from this thing. God speed, little dude.

UH, a dry barren lifeless planet with nothing to offer human kind of any sort. That is what they will find. They have known this for decades, but I guess one last multi billion dollar probe just to be extra sure.

Oh please sadolite it is well-understood that every dollar spent on space exploration returns 10 in terms of technological advancement. If you value that sort of thing :)

That used to be the case but not anymore. GPS was the last known benefit and that was a military venture. What pray tell will come from sending men to Mars that we can't achieve in low earth orbit. We can test everything in low earth orbit or a quick trip around the moon. The only reason to send things to Mars is to satisfy great big academic ego's. The vacuum of space is the vacuum of space. You don't need to travel a billion miles away to test stuff in space.

That's pretty short-sighted... You can't imagine any way that it might be helpful for us to try and solve the problem of keeping humans alive for that journey?

I understand your problem with academia but a very large amount of people want this done and many consider it our ultimate goal as a species to branch out into space just like we branched out of Africa long ago. Standing in the way of space exploration is a fool's errand.
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8/15/2012 10:20:11 PM
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At 8/6/2012 8:59:20 AM, WMdebate wrote:
Very surprised this thing actually managed to land with that insane landing strategy. I was sure something would go wrong.
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8/17/2012 10:44:48 AM
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At 8/14/2012 6:56:30 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 8/13/2012 8:17:40 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 8/6/2012 1:06:22 AM, FREEDO wrote:
NASA isn't Marsaphilic. They're just Mars-curious.

http://news.yahoo.com...

It's a fake, being filmed in a studio somewhere here on earth. How ya gonna prove me wrong. Your just taking their word for it. No one can prove they sent anything to Mars.

Nobody needs to prove you wrong. You are saying that I need to disprove a negative, which is just ridiculous. By your logic, anything that cannot be disproven is automatically correct ex. If I say that outside the known universe atoms are made from little tiny green goblins, I would be right.

Or that an old guy with a beard half as long as his body created the universe in six days and nights..... Oh right, they already have that...... Darn....
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8/17/2012 10:46:32 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/17/2012 10:44:48 AM, TheBossToss wrote:
At 8/14/2012 6:56:30 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 8/13/2012 8:17:40 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 8/6/2012 1:06:22 AM, FREEDO wrote:
NASA isn't Marsaphilic. They're just Mars-curious.

http://news.yahoo.com...

It's a fake, being filmed in a studio somewhere here on earth. How ya gonna prove me wrong. Your just taking their word for it. No one can prove they sent anything to Mars.

Nobody needs to prove you wrong. You are saying that I need to disprove a negative, which is just ridiculous. By your logic, anything that cannot be disproven is automatically correct ex. If I say that outside the known universe atoms are made from little tiny green goblins, I would be right.

Or that an old guy with a beard half as long as his body created the universe in six days and nights..... Oh right, they already have that...... Darn....

And said that he loved everybody and not to kill anybody...except witches, gay, heathen, enemies, blasphemers, people who work on a Sabbath, Muslims, slaves, poor, adulterous, or rebellious kinds.
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