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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-02 17:26 [#02607335]
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let's 'ave 'em


 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2021-01-02 18:50 [#02607339]
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The human race is a Virus and will die in 50 years


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-02 19:24 [#02607346]
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whoa whoa buddy save that for the 2071 thread


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2021-01-02 20:46 [#02607349]
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mo finds a new job


 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2021-01-02 21:23 [#02607351]
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mo and thad make music and get rich


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2021-01-02 22:09 [#02607352]
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dollar will collapse at the end of 21



 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2021-01-02 23:58 [#02607353]
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They will just print more


 

offline welt on 2021-01-03 00:14 [#02607354]
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It will rain. Trees will grow. Animals will eat each other.
Worms will wriggle. Letters will be used. Knifes will be
used. People will get murdered. Water will evaporate and
assemble to form clouds. DNA will mutate. Babies will shake
their rattles. Planets will circle suns. Birds will eat the
unborn eggs of other birds. Human beings - and possibly some
types of apes - will pray. Lazy links will be posted. People
will drift asleep. The wheels of trains will turn. These
sort of things I'd predict.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-01-03 11:07 [#02607358]
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sometime along 2021 the speed of time will begin to
decrease. everything slows down. the planets´s courses
around the sun will take longer. the movement of particles
turn to slow motion. photons will travel like stuck to glue.
even nuclear reactions like the the suns burning their
hydrogen will start to flow like honey. we humans, being
part of the very same reactions and matter that the universe
is made of, we wont notice anything about it. to us every
hour that was a minute will seem the same as it always had
until one day everything will suddenly stop. there is this
brief moment of nausea like from lack of sleep or when you
get up too fast or maybe even like a train stopping. from
then on everything will grind to a complete standstill and
nothing will be able to move. to us the electrons in our
brains will be the last perceivable reactions to stop and we
will experience in what is going to feel like eternity being
stuck in this very moment frozen in time...


 

offline larn from PLANET E (United Kingdom) on 2021-01-04 19:23 [#02607369]
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WE WILL CONFIRM A TECHNOSIGNATURE FROM PROXIMA CENTAURAI, IT
WILL BE A NARROW BAND RADIO SIGNAL THAT WILL BE CONFIRMED TO
BE FROM A LESS ADVANCED CIVILISATION . BUT IT WILL TAKE
ANOTHER 30 YEARS TO UNDERSTAND IT AND DECODE ANY MEANING
FROM IT. AFTER DECODING THE MEANING, WE WILL THEN BE ON A
MISSION TO SAVE THEM. IT WILL CAUSE A DEVIDE WITH MANY
BELIEVING IT TO BE A TRAP, OUR ENTIRE RESOURCES WILL BE USED
UP TO RESCUE THEM


 

offline larn from PLANET E (United Kingdom) on 2021-01-04 19:27 [#02607370]
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Sorry about caps, it just seemed important


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-01-04 22:05 [#02607372]
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then it turns out that civilization was our own, the message
was just reflected from the direction of proxima centauri
and by attempting to save others we actually saved
ourselves.


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2021-01-04 22:26 [#02607373]
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we will be fattened by the army of the 12 munchies


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2021-01-04 22:27 [#02607374]
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snickers


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2021-01-04 22:28 [#02607375]
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chocomel


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2021-01-04 22:28 [#02607376]
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haribo


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2021-01-04 22:30 [#02607377]
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pringles


 

offline DADONCK from here on 2021-01-04 22:31 [#02607378]
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haven't identified all of them, yet
maybe i need to travel back in time for that


 

offline larn from PLANET E (United Kingdom) on 2021-01-04 23:23 [#02607379]
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we have actually detected a potential technosignature from
Proxima Centuai, it's early days but it's likely to be a
reflection from our own technology. So you're almost correct
there ha


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-01-05 08:25 [#02607382]
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wow, just looked that signal up.
immedeately thought of an alien riker prendant demanding to
narrow down the signal to a specific bandwith so itll be
noticed within our mess of radio emissions.
the signal is described as a single note slightly going up
in pitch as t would from a moving object. that sounds
terribly familiar to the cleaners vacuuming the floor.
vooooeeeeeeeeeee

anyhow proxima centauris two planets are quite interesting.
fun to imagine what life may look like there. proxima b
circling around teh sun in 11 days only and an atmosphere is
questionable due to the suns activity, but being 1,2 earths
mass/size. the other one being 7 times the earths mass, cold
and having a 5,2 year orbit. creatures there could be
incredibly strong compared to us.


 

offline Roger Wilco from Mo's Beans on 2021-01-05 15:44 [#02607389]
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Imagine them bumming us....


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-01-05 18:47 [#02607390]
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like in centauri troopers?
or encounters of the bumming hind?



 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-01-05 18:52 [#02607391]
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im up for it if they use protection...
and ray guns dont count!


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-10 04:58 [#02607414]
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sometime along 2021 the speed of time will begin to
decrease. everything slows down. the planets´s courses
around the sun will take longer. the movement of particles
turn to slow motion. photons will travel like stuck to
glue.


2020, well, it increased, so you might be right --
LAZY_TITLE

?The Earth’s 28 fastest days, since 1960, all happened in
2020. While last year felt never-ending for so many since
the world went into lockdown last March due to the
coronavirus pandemic, 2020 actually had the shortest days on
record, according to TimeandDate.com."


 

offline corticalstim from Canada on 2021-01-10 23:02 [#02607422]
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Tom Jenkinson x The Wknd collab


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-11 06:41 [#02607429]
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genuine lol (tm) at that

OPN was just the opening salvo; clearly.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-01-11 21:39 [#02607439]
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so if it keeps on establishing leap seconds is next, eh?
as if changing clocks to summertime and people havin
birthday only once in four years isnt confusing enough.



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-11 22:43 [#02607441]
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would you like to hear about the difference between GMC and
UTC?

no? ok.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-11 22:43 [#02607442]
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*GMT vs UTC


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-11 22:46 [#02607443]
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googled it to double-check i had it right myself, and, hey,
never knew this:

Zulu time denotes the Coordinated Universal Time in the
24-hours standard which is used in the military forces and
aviation in particular. Namely, Zulu signifies the universal
time standard for the pilots who fly in different time
zones7. However, the term Zulu is just the synonym for UTC.
The name of the time zone derived from the transmission
articulation of the letter Z (Zulu). Considering that Z
signifies +0 offset from the prime meridian, it is was
implemented for the military coordination in time.

Eventually, Zulu time replaced GMT with the more accurate
timekeeping system of UTC8. This time standard is required
for the naval, aviation, and other forms of military
communication and coordination of actions in different time
zones. There is also a specific rule on how to read and
pronounce Zulu time. Namely, there is no colon between
numbers and it identifies four digits in a row. For
instance, 07:00 should be pronounced as “zero seven
hundred” (0700).


LAZY_TITLE


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-11 22:59 [#02607444]
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anyways, this is the bit about that whole "rotating faster"
thing that keeps me up at night

"Consequently, the differences in the terminology of GMT
and UTC still create confusion in international cooperation.
Even though UTC was introduced as a more accurate time
standard, the occurrence of the leap seconds demonstrated
that even this system has minor flaws for the universal time
synchronisation. One of the most common proposition is to
abandon leap seconds adjustments because it would go out
sync with civil time very slowly 9."


so: GMT is just a time zone, the one we used to use as zero.
it does not have leap seconds. it's based on the solar day.
UTC is all scientific with atomic clocks; has leap seconds:

All leap seconds (as of 2019) have been scheduled for
either June 30 or December 31. The extra second is displayed
on UTC clocks as 23:59:60. On clocks that display local time
tied to UTC, the leap second may be inserted at the end of
some other hour (or half-hour or quarter-hour), depending on
the local time zone. A negative leap second would suppress
second 23:59:59 of the last day of a chosen month so that
second 23:59:58 of that date would be followed immediately
by second 00:00:00 of the following date.


i need to watch for 23:59:60 or such come june 30th!

anyways, it's not like airplanes will plummet from the sky,
but you can imagine the sort of havoc this inflicts on
computer systems:

LAZY_TITLE ~ "'Leap Second' Bug Wreaks Havoc Across
Web"

it will also do charming things like fuck with older GPS
systems.

but, anyways, main point: we've never done a leap second
before, and since it's never been done before, it will
trigger computer bugs no one has seen before. not doom or
anything, but this is the sort of insane shit that can
quietly take out AWS which takes out netflix because
everyone laughed at it


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-11 23:00 [#02607445]
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*we've never done a _negative_ leap second before


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-11 23:02 [#02607446]
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oh, hey, i guess i have a 2021 prediction: June 30, 2021,
they will add the first ever negative leap second, and
things will break.

i'm probably just neurotic but i think i'll avoid scheduling
any sort of thing like an airplane flight for that day


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-01-11 23:11 [#02607447]
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while i'm here


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-01-12 19:58 [#02607449]
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that means staying up late on a wednesdays night.
probably a real hot day too.

2038...
why oh why always keep those limits coming back to haunt us

but then i fully expect to be replaced by a modernised
version of robot-me to take over my tasks of delivering
food, slacking and browsing
seriously: everything we need for survival is already done
by machines. the only thing left to build is one that
scratches its own scrotum and finally render humanity
obsolete.



 

offline BlatantEcho from Portland, OR (United States) on 2021-01-19 00:29 [#02607528]
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lawn, I'm glad you used CAPS


 


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