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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by lunchstealer » 23 Jul 2018, 17:20

I assume that she means 'you never know when you're going to see individual meteors, maybe, but if not yeah that's dumb, and it's still a little dumb because artificial meteor showers aren't going to be that much more predictable.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by JD » 24 Jul 2018, 08:06

lunchstealer wrote:
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I assume that she means 'you never know when you're going to see individual meteors, maybe, but if not yeah that's dumb, and it's still a little dumb because artificial meteor showers aren't going to be that much more predictable.
If she'd said individual meteors I would have no disagreement, but she did specifically say "showers". And I thought the whole point of the artificial ones is that they will be highly predictable.
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Post by Warren » 24 Jul 2018, 20:37

Predictability isn't the problem with meteor showers, frequency and brilliance is. Even the most intense storms I've seen are 99% lying on your back waiting for one to scratch the sky for half a second.
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Warren wrote:
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Predictability isn't the problem with meteor showers, frequency and brilliance is. Even the most intense storms I've seen are 99% lying on your back waiting for one to scratch the sky for half a second.
Agreed, though I would have said 'intensity'. I would like to see a meteor storm like the Leonid shower of 1833.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Shem » 24 Jul 2018, 22:40

Warren wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 20:37
Predictability isn't the problem with meteor showers, frequency and brilliance is. Even the most intense storms I've seen are 99% lying on your back waiting for one to scratch the sky for half a second.
The only one I've seen that was really fantastic was the Leonids in the middle of the Mohave Desert. Meteor showers are an astronomical phenomenon that really suffers for any sort of light pollution.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Dangerman » 25 Jul 2018, 11:35

I've seen some brilliant, giganticly bright, one-off meteors that made the news, and a few that should have. Nothing like a whole shower of them though.

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Post by Warren » 25 Jul 2018, 11:43

Dangerman wrote:
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I've seen some brilliant, giganticly bright, one-off meteors that made the news, and a few that should have. Nothing like a whole shower of them though.
I saw one of those once. It burned with visible flames till it sank beneath the horizon and then apparently exploded with a brilliant flash.
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Post by nicole » 25 Jul 2018, 11:44

Not sure I’ve ever seen a meteor.
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Post by Jasper » 25 Jul 2018, 13:24

I saw one just a few years ago while driving home from work. So bright it actually made daylight brighter. I half expected to hear an explosion. I asked about it on the town-gossip FB page and more than a few saw it too. I was surprised that there was nothing about it in the local, or even national, news that night or the next day; it was that bright.
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Post by Jennifer » 25 Jul 2018, 18:29

As a little kid who was super-into astronomy, I remember being very excited about an upcoming meteor shower, and my family even went to the house of a friend who lived in a darker (as in light pollution) neighborhood to see it -- and I was hugely disappointed, because I was hoping to see something along the lines of "Like rain, only with starlight instead of water," but what I actually saw was "A normal night sky, except every 15 to 30 seconds there would be a brief green streak shooting through one small section of it."

I've seen the occasional shooting star since then, but nothing nearly as impressive as what Warren was talking about.
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Post by JD » 26 Jul 2018, 14:15

I've never seen a fireball quite as intense as the one Warren describes, but I have seen one or two - not just the usual "a short, quick line of light", but something with actual apparent diameter to it. Interesting factoid: Several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth’s atmosphere each day.
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Post by Mo » 26 Jul 2018, 19:00

The David French article about the culture of “Southern” politics pretends the south is not racist, yet the whole thing excludes the black political experience (with the exception of Scott). He even tries to make it about religion, yet his example about Democrats’ religiosity is about white Democrats specifically.
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Post by Number 6 » 26 Jul 2018, 19:08

JD wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 14:15
I've never seen a fireball quite as intense as the one Warren describes, but I have seen one or two - not just the usual "a short, quick line of light", but something with actual apparent diameter to it. Interesting factoid: Several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth’s atmosphere each day.
I once saw one that trailed what looked like green fire. I actually made a sound-a sort of low sizzling.
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Post by Warren » 26 Jul 2018, 20:07

Number 6 wrote:
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I actually made a sound-a sort of low sizzling.
You did? Or it did?
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Post by lunchstealer » 26 Jul 2018, 21:22

Warren wrote:
Number 6 wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 19:08
I actually made a sound-a sort of low sizzling.
You did? Or it did?
He did. Have you seen the man? He’s hot.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 27 Jul 2018, 18:52

I once saw a green fireball during a meteor shower. No sound, but it was bright enough that I saw the light in middle of town out the corner of my eye. Sadly, it was fading even as I went to look at it.
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Post by Painboy » 27 Jul 2018, 23:40

Well this is a big sack of dumb.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... e083c63af8
“Corporate taxes are going to die in 10 to 20 years at this rate,” Ludvig Wier, an economist at the University of Copenhagen and a co-author of the study, said in an interview. “Without drastic collective action, you can see we’re nearing the end of it.”

The international decline in corporate taxes threatens to drain governments of a source of funding for health care and other social welfare programs, while already leading many European countries to adopt larger regressive sales taxes on goods, Wier said.

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When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 29 Jul 2018, 14:38

Because it the Daily Fail:

Headline: Suspicious flight attendants are hailed as heroes after alerting cops to human trafficking suspect who boarded a flight with three young girls

Paragraph 9: They investigated and soon established there had been no wrongdoing and the man was actually known to the girls and travelling legitimately with them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ctims.html
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Post by Aresen » 29 Jul 2018, 15:46

Mo wrote:
29 Jul 2018, 14:38
Because it the Daily Fail:

Headline: Suspicious flight attendants are hailed as heroes after alerting cops to human trafficking suspect who boarded a flight with three young girls

Paragraph 9: They investigated and soon established there had been no wrongdoing and the man was actually known to the girls and travelling legitimately with them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ctims.html
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 29 Jul 2018, 20:05

Mo wrote:
29 Jul 2018, 14:38
Because it the Daily Fail:

Headline: Suspicious flight attendants are hailed as heroes after alerting cops to human trafficking suspect who boarded a flight with three young girls

Paragraph 9: They investigated and soon established there had been no wrongdoing and the man was actually known to the girls and travelling legitimately with them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ctims.html
I'm going to hear this story multiple times for the next year or so to justify awful shit. No one will believe me when I say that it wasn't any actual human trafficking going on.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by nicole » 29 Jul 2018, 21:04

Mo wrote:
29 Jul 2018, 14:38
Because it the Daily Fail:

Headline: Suspicious flight attendants are hailed as heroes after alerting cops to human trafficking suspect who boarded a flight with three young girls

Paragraph 9: They investigated and soon established there had been no wrongdoing and the man was actually known to the girls and travelling legitimately with them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ctims.html
My favorite part is that though there were “three young girls” only one was “underage.” So...two women and a girl.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Number 6 » 29 Jul 2018, 21:52

Warren wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 20:07
Number 6 wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 19:08
I actually made a sound-a sort of low sizzling.
You did? Or it did?
Whoops. It did.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 30 Jul 2018, 05:20

I will say one thing in the flight attendant's defense. All of them having the same name is legit suspicious.
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by tr0g » 30 Jul 2018, 11:42

Mo wrote:
30 Jul 2018, 05:20
I will say one thing in the flight attendant's defense. All of them having the same name is legit suspicious.
Isn't the name on your government issued ID, now required for travel, supposed to match the name on your boarding pass? Shouldn't the system have flagged this well before boarding the plane?
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Re: When journalism goes bad

Post by Mo » 30 Jul 2018, 13:20

tr0g wrote:
Mo wrote:
30 Jul 2018, 05:20
I will say one thing in the flight attendant's defense. All of them having the same name is legit suspicious.
Isn't the name on your government issued ID, now required for travel, supposed to match the name on your boarding pass? Shouldn't the system have flagged this well before boarding the plane?
Kids don’t need government ID for domestic travel.
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