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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #100 on: 27 May, 2021, 11:30:35 pm »
It's not the science, it's the reporting.

Quote from: The Grauniad
Dark Energy Survey (DES) team... have created a map that covers a quarter of the sky of the southern hemisphere (an eighth of the total night sky visible from Earth).

 ::-)


Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #101 on: 31 May, 2021, 07:57:06 pm »
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The move to an aluminum frame is particularly handy, as it lets the new ReMarkable tablet make use of magnetic accessories, such as snap-on cover

There is a person who never played with magnets as a child.
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #102 on: 01 June, 2021, 12:07:30 am »
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The move to an aluminum frame is particularly handy, as it lets the new ReMarkable tablet make use of magnetic accessories, such as snap-on cover

There is a person who never played with magnets as a child.

Given the numbers of children currently swallowing magnets sold as fake tongue piercings, this might not be entirely a bad thing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57290239

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #103 on: 09 June, 2021, 09:32:54 pm »
Someone on the anbaric distascope used the unit cubic ton(ne) to describe a pile of rubble  ??? ::-)

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #104 on: 10 June, 2021, 08:04:54 am »
That Texan Republican congressman who asked a high-up in the Forestry Service if they could fix climate change by adjusting the Moon's orbit.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/09/texas-republican-louie-gohmert-climate-change

Actually, that didn't make me cringe so much as splutter tea all over my breakfast this morning.
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #105 on: 10 June, 2021, 08:15:59 am »
"Not our department. Our trees only grow to 250 feet. Ask NASA."
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #106 on: 10 June, 2021, 09:23:30 am »
That Texan Republican congressman who asked a high-up in the Forestry Service if they could fix climate change by adjusting the Moon's orbit.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/09/texas-republican-louie-gohmert-climate-change


 :o ??? :facepalm:

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #107 on: 10 June, 2021, 12:08:42 pm »
That Texan Republican congressman who asked a high-up in the Forestry Service if they could fix climate change by adjusting the Moon's orbit.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/09/texas-republican-louie-gohmert-climate-change

Actually, that didn't make me cringe so much as splutter tea all over my breakfast this morning.

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“Well, if you figure out a way that you in the Forest Service can make that change, I’d like to know,” Gohmert added.

It's... Just. WHUT?

"Sorry, moon's not our department."

What did he think? That the trees could grow REALLY HIGH and push the moon?

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #108 on: 10 June, 2021, 12:34:07 pm »
Has anyone actually checked to see if Louie Gohmert noticeably distorts space-time in his immediate vicinity? Because that's gone well past depleted uranium or osmium-levels of density - I am actually almost impressed at just how dumb he is.

Mind you, Gohmert's always puts me in mind of how the banjo-picking kid in Deliverance might look like when he got older...
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #109 on: 10 June, 2021, 12:38:21 pm »
But isnt the Earth flat? Surely he (or someone0 could drive to the moon? Of given he's from the South and may be religious cant God do something? God created the world in 7 days so climate change or orbit adjustment should be a cinch.

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #110 on: 10 June, 2021, 05:55:34 pm »
Have you ever thought of injecting the Moon with bleach, y'all?

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #111 on: 10 June, 2021, 06:10:41 pm »
The prospect of chlorinated chicken is nauseating enough, but chlorinated cheese?  Even Liz “Cheezgrrl” Truss would draw the line at that.

Wouldn’t she?
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #112 on: Yesterday at 07:00:26 pm »
What if climate change makes it  too difficult to save low lying places? A Dutch thought experiment is how about some big dams, Really BIG dams.
Northern European Enclosure Dam is the idea of damming up the north sea and the Channel.
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #113 on: Yesterday at 07:35:31 pm »
What if climate change makes it  too difficult to save low lying places? A Dutch thought experiment is how about some big dams, Really BIG dams.
Northern European Enclosure Dam is the idea of damming up the north sea and the Channel.
https://www.sjoerdgroeskamp.com/need
Reads like they’d drain in between the dams too. I guess it would need some canals to get the river water out?

But, a land border with how many EU states? That’s an idea I think merits more research :demon:

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #114 on: Yesterday at 11:14:08 pm »
What if climate change makes it  too difficult to save low lying places? A Dutch thought experiment is how about some big dams, Really BIG dams.
Northern European Enclosure Dam is the idea of damming up the north sea and the Channel.
https://www.sjoerdgroeskamp.com/need

I'm surprised that Bloody Stupid Johnson has not been touting this.

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #115 on: Yesterday at 11:53:36 pm »
What if climate change makes it  too difficult to save low lying places? A Dutch thought experiment is how about some big dams, Really BIG dams.
Northern European Enclosure Dam is the idea of damming up the north sea and the Channel.
https://www.sjoerdgroeskamp.com/need

I'm surprised that Bloody Stupid Johnson has not been touting this.

Isn’t it a bit, well, FOREIGN?
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #116 on: Today at 12:09:47 am »
What if climate change makes it  too difficult to save low lying places? A Dutch thought experiment is how about some big dams, Really BIG dams.
Northern European Enclosure Dam is the idea of damming up the north sea and the Channel.
https://www.sjoerdgroeskamp.com/need

I'm surprised that Bloody Stupid Johnson has not been touting this.

Isn’t it a bit, well, FOREIGN?

He could call it the English Barrage or Dam Those Forrins or something. As long as Joanna Lumley's on board.

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #117 on: Today at 12:23:21 am »
What if climate change makes it  too difficult to save low lying places? A Dutch thought experiment is how about some big dams, Really BIG dams.
Northern European Enclosure Dam is the idea of damming up the north sea and the Channel.
https://www.sjoerdgroeskamp.com/need

I'm surprised that Bloody Stupid Johnson has not been touting this.

Isn’t it a bit, well, FOREIGN?

He could call it the English Barrage or Dam Those Forrins or something. As long as Joanna Lumley's on board.

Garden Dam?
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