Awesomes of the Internets

#22

I really gotta watch Gravity sometime. I mean, from what I've heard, taking off the helmet of the thermally regulated suit with an internal airsupply seems like a perfectly reasonable reaction to a fire, compared to some of the other things going on in that film.

#23

Nah, it's not that bad.
There are a few inaccuracies here and there (like, y'know, Hubble and the ISS being on about the same orbit), though nothing a layman would get, I'd say - which is far, far better than anything I've ever seen since 2001 (both the movie and the year), science-wise.
And as a movie, it's a pretty good thriller. Someone finally understood that space is a strange and deadly place as it is, and that you don't need to turn it into a sky ocean to make it interesting. The Universe do seem to have a mild grudge against her, though.
Also, watch it in a theater with 3D if you can, and that's the very first movie I feel it brings something. I've read an astronaut commenting that yeah, it looked pretty much like that up there. Apart from the fact that you aren't that often over a landmass and that EVAers actually wear diapers under their suit.

What I can't get is, why is it labelled as science-fiction? Apart from the usual level of inaccuracies you can expect from a thriller, it pretty much uses current tech.
Unless it is because they use the now-retired Shuttle?

Making an entire commercial game, this must be one of the most elaborate April fool's jokes ever.

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#24

I'll try not to get my hopes up? :stuck_out_tongue:

The bit I'd heard about was how to get back to Earth involving pointing your nose towards it and turning on the engines.. and the place I heard it was on a youtube channel specializing in KSP. Guess long-time viewers probably don't entirely qualify as laymen in orbital mechanics.

#25

Tiny dog vs big dog.

#26

Neater a dog or a cat video! Oeps interview blooper hahaha
Not my titel, there's.

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#27

THAT was funny.

#28

Good reactions, insufficient grip.

#29

I guess they have real ones in the UK wink
Dennis the 'cat burglar' from Luton

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-19666089

#30

I still am kicking innocent children because you wrote "Awesomes of the Internets" rather than "Awesome stuff on the web"

I will never stop.

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#31

So narrow-minded! What if someone wanted to post plural awesomeness from another internet?

Well, to be entirely honest I'd probably join you with a box of puppies had the context been different, but on the internets awesomes is grammatically correct because ultimately use is what defines a language. Even if the use seems to be dictated by a need to sound increasingly dimwitted (I mean, we've gone from "all your base" to "can haz cheezeburger" to "doge doge kappa" in, what, 12 years?).

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#32

That is a respectable post you've made. Good jorb

#33

... Why are you kicking innocent children?

Also, it was Awesomes on the old forum. Call it nostalgia.

#34

Indi, your butt dance should have been placed here.

#35

Harry Potter VS Star Wars

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#36
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#37

That was interesting to watch.

Kinda spooky, too.

#38

Those videos took my fear of giant celestial bodies ...

kinda ...

not actually ...

#39

funny political comics
http://www.reddit.com/r/polandball

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#40

Earth rise as seen from The Moon.
http://lroc.sese.asu.edu/news/index.php?/archives/875-Earthrise!.html

#41

Harry Potter vs Star Wars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N5KyjM5v0c