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12 Nov 2012 05:07 PM   |   14244 clicks   |   Slate
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basemetal    [TotalFark]  
Cool, as long as you keep getting greens on Fark, I'll be reading.

12 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
whistleridge    [TotalFark]  
Meh.

I liked the layout on Discover better. And it seemed a more appropriate forum for the content.

/ but I'll get over it

12 Nov 2012 02:13 PM
edmo    [TotalFark]  
So he's getting closer?

/really obscure

12 Nov 2012 02:14 PM
Vodka Zombie     
This Phil kid never seems to stay in one place.

12 Nov 2012 02:24 PM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  

whistleridge: Meh.

I liked the layout on Discover better. And it seemed a more appropriate forum for the content.

/ but I'll get over it


Maybe on Discover he had to stick w/science-based posts. He'll have more free reign to geek out on Slate.

12 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
PainInTheASP    [TotalFark]  
It's okay, Phil. Sooner or later everyone realizes that the Sun revolves around the Earth and not the other way around.

12 Nov 2012 03:07 PM
GAT_00     
Why in the hell did you do that? Slate has been going downhill IMO. Yeah, maybe Discovery wasn't great, but you just swapped from one dying source to another, and probably lost a lot of people like incidental readers.

12 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
Rev. Skarekroe    [TotalFark]  

PainInTheASP: It's okay, Phil. Sooner or later everyone realizes that the Sun revolves around the Earth and not the other way around.


In your heart, you know it's flat.

12 Nov 2012 03:14 PM
FloydA     
As long as you keep writing, I'll keep reading, no matter where you are.

12 Nov 2012 03:32 PM
RoyBatty     
Congratulations! Good for you Phil!

Now I'll whine.

One problem with Slate is that like HuffPo there are too many commenters and commenting is a pain in the ass.

At Discover there could actually be a conversation and question and answers in the comments similar to FARK or other blogs.

12 Nov 2012 03:41 PM
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  

RoyBatty: Congratulations! Good for you Phil!

Now I'll whine.

One problem with Slate is that like HuffPo there are too many commenters and commenting is a pain in the ass.

At Discover there could actually be a conversation and question and answers in the comments similar to FARK or other blogs.


In general reading comments is a mistake on the Internet. Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

12 Nov 2012 03:56 PM
NuttierThanEver     
So he's finally acknowledging 4 simultaneous days in a 24 hour period?

12 Nov 2012 03:58 PM
RoyBatty     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: RoyBatty: Congratulations! Good for you Phil!

Now I'll whine.

One problem with Slate is that like HuffPo there are too many commenters and commenting is a pain in the ass.

At Discover there could actually be a conversation and question and answers in the comments similar to FARK or other blogs.

In general reading comments is a mistake on the Internet. Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


Yeah, I'm afraid I contribute to that problem :(

12 Nov 2012 03:59 PM
Crocoduck     
So, your blog used to be on Discover, and now it's on Slate? How does something just go from one site to another....doesn't it have to travel through the Van Allen belt?

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12 Nov 2012 05:11 PM
Bhruic     
Hmph. If you want to deal in reality, how about you stop colourizing the Hubble photos to make them look "cooler"?

/pet peeve

12 Nov 2012 05:11 PM
Duke Slater     
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Approves.

12 Nov 2012 05:12 PM
Bschott007     
Slate, Discover, whatever....Phil is like Dr. Michio Kaku... Where ever he posts his views, thoughts and ideas I'll read them with the anticipation and awe of a child on Christmas morning.

Fark, Bad Astronomy and bigthink.com (where Dr. Kaku posts weekly). The three webpages I visit every day and often more than once a day.

12 Nov 2012 05:17 PM
JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  
Would be cool if there were a Bad Astronomy podcast that got put into the Slate daily podcast rotation.

12 Nov 2012 05:17 PM
gingerjet     
As long as he stays on topic of science - more power to him.

/its when he strays from that topic that makes him unbearable to read

12 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

Bhruic: Hmph. If you want to deal in reality, how about you stop colourizing the Hubble photos to make them look "cooler"?

/pet peeve


This.

NASA loves them some fake images. I'd burn the negatives for every colorized photo and artist's rendition to get one good raw shot from a space probe.

You should link more of those, if possible. I know some photos are all Xray or infrared. Post other photos too, is all.

12 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
synderoo     
Awww, the naivete is so cute!
He actually believes that
1) people are willing to question, even reject, the dogma attached to all of their petty and selfish personal agendas, and
2) the Earth is round! What a maroon!

12 Nov 2012 05:21 PM
keypusher     

brigid_fitch: whistleridge: Meh.

I liked the layout on Discover better. And it seemed a more appropriate forum for the content.

/ but I'll get over it

Maybe on Discover he had to stick w/science-based posts. He'll have more free reign

rain to geek out on Slate.

Pet peave.

12 Nov 2012 05:23 PM
I drunk what     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

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12 Nov 2012 05:23 PM
Contrabulous Flabtraption    [TotalFark]  
Good, now I know where to look for the Hubble pic of the universe that gets reposted here every few weeks,

12 Nov 2012 05:24 PM
Ivo Shandor    [TotalFark]  

Bhruic: Hmph. If you want to deal in reality, how about you stop colourizing the Hubble photos to make them look "cooler"?

/pet peeve


I only look at Hubble photos in the original ultraviolet. Sure it may burn my corneas a bit, but it's a small price to pay for optical purity.

12 Nov 2012 05:27 PM
Deep Contact     
We can't do anything to change global warming. Thinking otherwise is bad science.

12 Nov 2012 05:27 PM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  
Between this and the recent greenlit link to an article on DISCOVER about an analysis of the myth of Adam's Rib make
me wonder if DISCOVER hasn't been bought out by an evangelical concern.

12 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
ChadM89     
Bad Astronomy is a good blog, I like it. Don't much care what tube it comes out of.

/have been sponsored a few times for TF, did not like it.
//nothing rings as self-important and laughably ridiculous as TFers talking down about liters or things "going green", teh oh noes!

12 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
mark12A     
As long as he stays on topic of science - more power to him.

/its when he strays from that topic that makes him unbearable to read


THIS

Methinks Discovery got fed up with his political rants.

I'm a Republican, with three frikin' college degrees, more than a little conversant with science, and his little anti-republican rants, lumping me in with the fundie idiots, just piss me off.

It isn't anti-science to want smaller government, unmolested gun rights, freedom from PC diversity crap and maybe a little more states rights, and less federalism.

Engineers tend to be conservative, and they form a significant chunk of Discover's readers. We'll only put up with being pissed on for just so long.

Off to Slate with him, so I can avoid him...

12 Nov 2012 05:37 PM
bhcompy     
Kind of a bummer. I'd prefer he stay somewhere decidedly more apolitical.

12 Nov 2012 05:38 PM
gbv23     
Could there be anything more impractical than farking ASTRONOMY? Thank you
Phil and Neil DeGrasse for helping NOBODY with your boring science

12 Nov 2012 05:48 PM
trappedspirit     

Bhruic: Hmph. If you want to deal in reality, how about you stop colourizing the Hubble photos to make them look "cooler"?

/pet peeve


You're saying it's only turtles half way down?

12 Nov 2012 05:52 PM
Trillian Astra     
A strange move but so long as the blog keeps updating, I'll keep reading.

12 Nov 2012 05:55 PM
Theaetetus     

mark12A: I'm a Republican, with three frikin' college degrees, more than a little conversant with science, and his little anti-republican rants, lumping me in with the fundie idiots, just piss me off.

It isn't anti-science to want smaller government, unmolested gun rights, freedom from PC diversity crap and maybe a little more states rights, and less federalism.

Engineers tend to be conservative, and they form a significant chunk of Discover's readers. We'll only put up with being pissed on for just so long.


The concept that "engineers tend to be conservative" is unsupported by any evidence, and is contrary to correlations regarding conservatism and education. Accordingly, believing that engineers tend to be conservative is anti-science.
So maybe lumping you in with the fundies isn't too far off.

12 Nov 2012 06:01 PM
Stone Meadow     
Bad Astronomy blog changes position

Is that related to the "I caught my son in a compromising position with a vacuum cleaner" link highlighted in the sidebar?

Hey, I'm just asking questions here.

12 Nov 2012 06:06 PM
zedster    [TotalFark]  
Drew, now is the time to start the Fark Blog Network

12 Nov 2012 06:07 PM
GreenSun     
Congratulations to the guy, he already got his very first Grammar Nazi or something lol :D

12 Nov 2012 06:10 PM
SearchN    [TotalFark]  

I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means our posts have value are awesome!!!1! :D


Come on bud. Leave the guy to his fantasies he has only been here a few months.

12 Nov 2012 06:11 PM
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  

I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means **conversations can actually happen with a minimum of troll spam and off-handed comments interrupting them**


FTFY

12 Nov 2012 06:13 PM
Zyng     

mark12A: As long as he stays on topic of science - more power to him.

/its when he strays from that topic that makes him unbearable to read

THIS

Methinks Discovery got fed up with his political rants.

I'm a Republican, with three frikin' college degrees, more than a little conversant with science, and his little anti-republican rants, lumping me in with the fundie idiots, just piss me off.

It isn't anti-science to want smaller government, unmolested gun rights, freedom from PC diversity crap and maybe a little more states rights, and less federalism.

Engineers tend to be conservative, and they form a significant chunk of Discover's readers. We'll only put up with being pissed on for just so long.

Off to Slate with him, so I can avoid him...


As an engineer I am always amused by the "engineers are usually conservative" line. My own first hand experience just so completely refutes it.

And it's been a very long time since any republican politician has acted on the idea of small government. Or since there's been any kind of threat to gun rights in this country.

12 Nov 2012 06:21 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: RoyBatty: Congratulations! Good for you Phil!

Now I'll whine.

One problem with Slate is that like HuffPo there are too many commenters and commenting is a pain in the ass.

At Discover there could actually be a conversation and question and answers in the comments similar to FARK or other blogs.

In general reading comments is a mistake on the Internet. Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


You shut your whore mouth. That's where the best trolls are found.

12 Nov 2012 06:24 PM
Cyclometh    [TotalFark]  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means **conversations can actually happen with a minimum of troll spam and off-handed comments interrupting them**

FTFY


You obviously don't spend ANY time on TotalFark Discussion.

It's worse than the main page.

12 Nov 2012 06:29 PM
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  

Cyclometh: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means **conversations can actually happen with a minimum of troll spam and off-handed comments interrupting them**

FTFY

You obviously don't spend ANY time on TotalFark Discussion.

It's worse than the main page.


Oh I spend time there, but see, in TFD everyone is trolling everyone 95% of the time, so it doesn't bug me.

12 Nov 2012 06:35 PM
Ramien     

gbv23: Could there be anything more impractical than farking ASTRONOMY? Thank you
Phil and Neil DeGrasse for helping NOBODY with your boring science


May a disused telecommunications satellite fall on your sister.

12 Nov 2012 06:36 PM
mark12A     
And it's been a very long time since any republican politician has acted on the idea of small government. Or since there's been any kind of threat to gun rights in this country.

Oh, and voting for the Democrats would facilitate these things?

12 Nov 2012 06:38 PM
SearchN    [TotalFark]  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cyclometh: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means **conversations can actually happen with a minimum of troll spam and off-handed comments interrupting them**

FTFY

You obviously don't spend ANY time on TotalFark Discussion.

It's worse than the main page.

Oh I spend time there, but see, in TFD everyone is trolling everyone 95% of the time, so it doesn't bug me.


Nice logic you have there.

12 Nov 2012 06:39 PM
Mock26     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


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Look out folks, we have ourselves a 5-dollar bad ass here!

12 Nov 2012 06:39 PM
LDM90     
Glad to hear he'll stop making up lame words and "attempting" humor...oh wait.

12 Nov 2012 06:43 PM
ProfessorOhki     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: In general reading comments is a mistake on the Internet. Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


I was gifted a TF subscription once... Turns out pages upon pages of repeats with 0-1 comments isn't anywhere as interesting as you guys make it out to be.

It was interesting to see how much hive-mind there is in headlines though. A, B, C; Your dog wants; no cure for; Sarah Connor; etc. Fellow liters, know that for every cliche headline you see, at least 5 people thought it was clever.

12 Nov 2012 06:47 PM
BoxOfBees     
I'm so glad he views it as his responsibility to change my view that vaccines cause autism. Bad astronomy, indeed.

12 Nov 2012 07:00 PM
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