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Old 10-01-2008, 12:55 PM
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I saw a trailer promoting JFK as one eye in space I think he was a one eye purple poke a doted people eater and it sucks to have the rest of the future hang up on some sub humoid clone.

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Old 10-01-2008, 01:40 PM
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I always have to wonder if the people that believe this also deny the Holocaust.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:20 PM
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Maybe the giant "funnyvideo" domain listed on the clip is a clue to how seriously it should be taken?
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:18 PM
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I always have to wonder if the people that believe this also deny the Holocaust.
In Germany, denying the Holocaust is a criminal offense... the most rational response I've ever seen.

"Evil flourishes where Good Men do nothing"...


...unfortunately, 'The only thing History teaches us is that nobody learns from History' is just slightly less valid. (A generalization, and as such, worth what any generalization ever is...)


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Old 10-01-2008, 10:25 PM
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Yes, i'm afraid we are. At least some of the time. Foolishness is a most uncomfortable and unpredictable variable in the human equasion. It is the partner of idiocy and part and parcel to complete and utter chaos.

Re:"In Germany, denying the Holocaust is a criminal offense... the most rational response I've ever seen."
You're correct sir. But unfortunately, in some countries, it's obviously required indoctrinational brainwashing for all kids four and up.

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Old 10-02-2008, 05:50 PM
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Still, it is amazing that we made it to the moon with computers so lame that they couldn't even power a modern DVD.

Did you notice they forgot to make the spacesuits in the video look like the spacesuits on the astronauts?
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Still, it is amazing that we made it to the moon with computers so lame that they couldn't even power a modern DVD.

Did you notice they forgot to make the spacesuits in the video look like the spacesuits on the astronauts?
To your first point: no, it really isn't too surprising since very little computer reliance was a factor in the flight, since much of the flight attitude and alterations were manual adjustments. The computers weren't flying the ship, scientists and mathematicians on the ground were. And when the unexpected arose (Armstrong adjusting the landing target, etc.), then a pilot was at the stick with guidance in his ear and two eyes in his head.

It's really the exact same thing with the Shuttle program now: the onboard computing power basically runs maintenance and environmental duties; flight control and broad mission events are still handled on the ground and enacted by the crew. And if more computing power is needed onboard, they plug in a laptop.

Automated probe missions are much more computer dependent than manned missions.

And the moon landing video was intended to be a joke, so don't be surprised if the flaws are visible.
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Bored you were foolish but stop acting like a child who was punished by their parent! Groveling is annoying.
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...pilot was at the stick with guidance in his ear and two eyes in his head....
Let's hear a big 'hurrah!' for the old 'Mark I, Mod Zero Eyeball!'

First and foremost line-of-defense in even the most sophisticated of modern defense systems. Ever read that fine gentleman's autobiography; 'Yeager'?

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To your first point: no, it really isn't too surprising since very little computer reliance was a factor in the flight, since much of the flight attitude and alterations were manual adjustments. The computers weren't flying the ship, scientists and mathematicians on the ground were. And when the unexpected arose (Armstrong adjusting the landing target, etc.), then a pilot was at the stick with guidance in his ear and two eyes in his head.
You know, I never thought of it that way. My respect for astronaut's hutzpah just went up 100%.
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