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Floating Clubhouse Prototype. Zawinul

By AnsuGisalas ·
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This is the Mk I.
Instructions: Place any content at root level, replies goes above that.
When the thread is long enough for it to be hard to see what's going on - create a new one, starting with a link to and from here.
I recommend using "apple" as a tag for them, kudos to Santeewelding for that newtonian discovery .
Instructions for easing the "can't find my threads"-blues : put a link in a clubhouse - that may also serve to alert compatriots.
Maybe this way we can create a biosphere for ourselves in the radiation-filled vacuum that is the new TR...

Secret tunnel #1 : http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-341453-3420692

Secret Tunnel #2 : http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-341593

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A nova in the sky, four times the size of the moon!

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Floating Clubhouse Protot ...

Imagine...
http://scienceray.com/astronomy/apocalypse-soon-supernova-betelgeuse-is-coming/

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Interesting story

by Michael Jay In reply to A nova in the sky, four t ...

but in it they say "600 ??? 800 million light years away"

Wait just a minute the whole galaxy is only 100,000 light years in diameter, perhaps someone moved Betelgeuse while I was not looking, more likely they meant to say 600-800 light years.

http://news.discovery.com/space/dont-panic-betelgeuse-wont-explode-in-2012.html

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But that article, on the other hand...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Interesting story

says "in the constellation of Orion"... as if the pattern as seen from earth is indicative of a "place" out there, in space.

The 2012 thing is totally bogus... but when it happens, if there are people to see it, imagine how it will rock their worlds...

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The question that comes to mind

by Michael Jay In reply to But that article, on the ...

is how do they know, for sure that it has not blown yet, all images of Betelgeuse are 600-800 years old, do we really understand stars well enough to determine just when it will ****?

The event will be very cool when it does happen.

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Well

by AnsuGisalas In reply to The question that comes t ...

they're obviously saying that it blew 599-799 years ago... and that next year we'll see it, or some other year.

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Well that

by Michael Jay In reply to Well

clears it up completely, it will provide a huge amount of data we should be able to use to learn more about stars.

Or wipe us out totally. :)

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Indeed...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Well that

That's going to be a couple of weeks when astronomers will be popping caffeine pills like they're at a rave party...

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Even the bad thing is a good thing

by NickNielsen In reply to Well that

If it wipes us out, we'll never know it.

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It's not in this galaxy.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Interesting story

Just because a floodlight isn't in the neighborhood doesn't mean you can't see it.

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I think it's in this galaxy...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to It's not in this galaxy.

They are having trouble pinpointing it's distance, but 640 seems to be the ballpark... there was a typo in that article. Like the very common 50mm for .50cal, they had a million lightyears instead of simply lightyears.

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