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Is the moon real?
« on: December 21, 2018, 04:52:33 pm »
It supposedly weighs 70000000000000000000000 kilos but it just hangs there and doesn't fall down?

LOL

PS: Yes, I know it doesn't weigh anything since it's in free fall. Thank you.
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 04:56:53 pm »
Lol, very funny.  :-DD
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 05:01:03 pm »
no dinosaurs were playing baseball and something got stuck in orbit
 
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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 09:01:03 pm »


PS: Yes, I know it doesn't weigh anything since it's in free fall. Thank you.

Crap you mean it's going to hit us?
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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 09:39:08 pm »


PS: Yes, I know it doesn't weigh anything since it's in free fall. Thank you.

Crap you mean it's going to hit us?

Nah, don't worry about it. Its aim isn't all that stellar. In fact, and somewhat paradoxically, even though it is constantly falling towards the Earth, it is still managing to keep falling away from the Earth. Moon is weird in that way. Definitely a hologram.
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 09:44:33 pm »
Yea that's why we can't see the other side.
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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 09:53:45 pm »
Of course. When they built it, the graphics card weren't beefy enough to render the 3D rotating object in real time, so they settled for a static 8-bit gray scale sprite.
Now it's too late to change it.
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 04:54:55 am »
I've seen a few bits of tech like that....
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2018, 06:26:03 am »
Stand on the sea shore at low tide and keep saying out loud "Is the Moon real?"  We'll get back to you.   :-DD
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 07:05:57 am »
Well, the shores are not real either. Don't you see they can't even decided where the water begins. Obviously their PID controller that monitors the water level is out of whack, oscillating an all.
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2018, 09:15:00 am »
NO... We all live in a locker at the bus depot

 
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2018, 09:18:12 am »
Of course the moon is real, that's where the Nazi bases are.


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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2018, 09:19:12 am »
Well, the shores are not real either. Don't you see they can't even decided where the water begins. Obviously their PID controller that monitors the water level is out of whack, oscillating an all.

This seems to be related with the simulation timestep.  Smaller ocean connected areas (eg estuaries, lagoons) are more stable.

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Of course. When they built it, the graphics card weren't beefy enough to render the 3D rotating object in real time, so they settled for a static 8-bit gray scale sprite.
Now it's too late to change it.

The moon's deprecated, expected to be removed in a future version.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2018, 09:21:44 am by Whales »
 
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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2018, 09:39:10 am »
No the moon can’t be real, studies show the tide is turning.
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2018, 09:51:56 am »
Well, they did send an expedition there once. Turns out it's made out of Wensleydale.
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2018, 10:02:59 am »
Yea that's why we can't see the other side.

There was a "Dark side of the Moon", until October 1959 when Luna 3 took the first photos of the farside.
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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2018, 10:06:56 am »
Well, they did send an expedition there once. Turns out it's made out of Wensleydale.

Don't be silly. Wensleydale is a mature cheese, not a green cheese.

And rather nice it is too, provided is hasn't been cut, wrapped in plastic, refridgerated and sold in a supermarket.
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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2018, 10:17:19 am »
i bought some rubin cheese recently by accident. right into the trash can it smelled like I opened a bag filled with shit
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2018, 12:13:58 pm »
It supposedly weighs 70000000000000000000000 kilos but it just hangs there and doesn't fall down?

LOL

PS: Yes, I know it doesn't weigh anything since it's in free fall. Thank you.

Well, do the laws of gravity always hold?
 >:D
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2018, 01:35:07 pm »
When the astronauts discovered the Moon was NOT cheese they packed up their bags and went home.

A little cow told me that.


 ;)

But, seriously, folks, there are some good arguments for setting up an observatory on the far side of the Moon, that I am sure everybody here can understand.

Hint: Less RFI and less light pollution.

The downside is all the data collected would have to be relayed around the moon to be transmitted back to Earth either from a satellite or from a stationary high gain antenna on the other side.

« Last Edit: December 22, 2018, 01:40:16 pm by cdev »
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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2018, 05:53:44 pm »
Other disadvantages:
Moon has seismic activity
Moon dust is devastating for mechanics (although there shouldn't be much of the dust being picked up other then during landing)
During the 14 day long night the temperature drops quite a bit, and during the 14 day long day it gets quite toasty. Thermal management could be an issue.
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2018, 06:21:10 pm »
Is the moon real?

Well, yes and no......



 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2018, 04:44:31 am »
 Of course it's real - real bleu cheese. It's small chunks that make it to Earth that we get the bleu cheese we eat and make dips from.
 :-DD :-DD :-DD
 

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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2018, 09:24:52 am »
When the astronauts discovered the Moon was NOT cheese they packed up their bags and went home.

A little cow told me that.


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Re: Is the moon real?
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2018, 10:01:26 am »
Obviously we only see one side of the moon because it's flat.
 


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