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25 Nov 2012 05:26 AM   |   22248 clicks   |   Cracked
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quatchi    [TotalFark]  
Wait, is subby saying that the crack team over at Cracked has advanced the intrawebz technology so far that they've finally figured out a way to cover multiple stories on one e-page and NOT have to force the viewer to suffer through a shiatty slide show presentation replete with multi-clicks to ads?

Oh, joyous day, to have lived long enuff to see it!

*wipes away tear of joy*

So, this means nobody will ever link to another pathetic mind numbing crappy slideshow again, right?

Cos that's how I"m reading this.

Speaking of which...

*click*

"Screw Mars! Let's put robots on comets!"

Oh hellz, yeah!

Put robots on all the celestial things!

24 Nov 2012 11:09 PM
Dumski    [TotalFark]  
That is a damn funny article.
"Best scientific minds, including Ashton Kutcher..."
+1 article and subby.

25 Nov 2012 12:45 AM
thisispete     
I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission (although human exploration appeals to the romantic in me too). Especially a Mars sample return mission where samples gathered by probes are sent back to Earth for analysis. Additionally, whoever came up with the idea of mobile probes deserves a gold star AND a smiley face on his or her work.

25 Nov 2012 01:15 AM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

thisispete: I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission


Who cares about minor changes in relative gains in science? The Beagle was a navy ship, Darwin still managed to discover shiat.

We go to Mars, look for life. If none is found, we put some there. Ta-da!

25 Nov 2012 02:17 AM
KrispyKritter     

thisispete: I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission (although human exploration appeals to the romantic in me too). Especially a Mars sample return mission where samples gathered by probes are sent back to Earth for analysis. Additionally, whoever came up with the idea of mobile probes deserves a gold star AND a smiley face on his or her work.


we don't have any spare humans? when i was in third grade almost half the class wanted to be an astronaut. the other half wanted to be a fire truck.

25 Nov 2012 05:29 AM
Shadow Blasko     
god damnit you idiots

Cracked "quick fixes" are always on one page.

But let's just be stupid about it.

25 Nov 2012 05:32 AM
dready zim     

doglover: thisispete: I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission

Who cares about minor changes in relative gains in science? The Beagle was a navy ship, Darwin still managed to discover shiat.

We go to Mars, look for life. If none is found, we put some there. Ta-da!


And if some is found we STILL put some more there...

25 Nov 2012 05:53 AM
LDM90     
Inb4 QA

25 Nov 2012 05:57 AM
doglover    [TotalFark]  

dready zim: doglover: thisispete: I think far more science can be generated by sending multiple probes to Mars than by sending a risky human mission

Who cares about minor changes in relative gains in science? The Beagle was a navy ship, Darwin still managed to discover shiat.

We go to Mars, look for life. If none is found, we put some there. Ta-da!

And if some is found we STILL put some more there...


The Kirk Directive: fark all the things.

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25 Nov 2012 06:01 AM
fluffy2097     
no space elevator no space elevator no space elevator

YES! They didn't list a farking space elevator!

25 Nov 2012 06:03 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
Why would they need a wheeled Robonaut on the ISS? That's recockulous. The thing would get in the way of everything. I really doubt the one up there has wheels. Also: I doubt the author can communicate clearly.

25 Nov 2012 06:53 AM
stucka     
Bad time to plug someone else's book? A friend from high school said she'd stayed up all night reading a 99-cent ebook. I can't stay up like that any more with two kids running around, but, damn,
Andy Weir's "The Martian" is really hard to put down. Seriously. Look at the reviews. And the price.
Link to Kindle book that will rock your fro

25 Nov 2012 07:29 AM
log_jammin     
The mission to Pluto is the one I'm most eager for.

25 Nov 2012 07:29 AM
CipollinaFan    [TotalFark]  

log_jammin: The mission to Pluto is the one I'm most eager for.


Why, its not even a planet?

25 Nov 2012 07:47 AM
antrat00     
Another lame ass Cracked paid for article.

25 Nov 2012 08:19 AM
D_Evans45     
I wouldnt even hit a Cracked link with subbys dick.

25 Nov 2012 08:20 AM
way south     

antrat00: Another lame ass Cracked paid for article.


...and its only one page at that, with no slideshow.

/I remember when cracked used to be cool.

25 Nov 2012 08:27 AM
heisenberg     
The singularity is near.

25 Nov 2012 08:36 AM
D_Evans45     
Cracked was ever cool? 15 page slideshow/ad bombs comprised of "fu*k yeah!" humor, apparently aimed at 16 year olds, every time I gave it a chance.

25 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
LDM90     

heisenberg: The singularity is near.


It's only 20 years away, just like in 1992.

25 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
starsrift     
D_Evans45:

Try a third post, I'm sure you'll get some.

25 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
otalicus     
Whenever I read stuff like this I always get giddy. Just the thought that any of this is possible by a bunch of intelligent apes is amazing to me.

25 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
Rocketdude     
You should see all the cool science missions Delta 2 has put up for NASA over the last two decades.

3 more to go until the country throws away the most reliable launch vehicle in the world...

25 Nov 2012 09:08 AM
Coming on a Bicycle     

Feral_and_Preposterous: Why would they need a wheeled Robonaut on the ISS? That's recockulous. The thing would get in the way of everything. I really doubt the one up there has wheels. Also: I doubt the author can communicate clearly.


They could do with a Roomba

25 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
EZ1923     

D_Evans45: Cracked was ever cool? 15 page slideshow/ad bombs comprised of "fu*k yeah!" humor, apparently aimed at 16 year olds, every time I gave it a chance.


I'll say this about it: I teach high school, and those 16 year olds love it. Ok, it's "f#ck yeah!" humor, but if it gets them interested in Alan Turing or whatever - I'll take it.

And no, I don't use it in class. They've talked about it though.

25 Nov 2012 09:16 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost     

D_Evans45: Cracked was ever cool? 15 page slideshow/ad bombs comprised of "fu*k yeah!" humor, apparently aimed at 16 year olds, every time I gave it a chance.


I like Cracked.

25 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
machoprogrammer     
Less Mars, more Europa.

Yes, I know the difficulty

25 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
CigaretteSmokingMan     

machoprogrammer: Less Mars, more Europa.

Yes, I know the difficulty


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25 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
Snazzy1     
How about more Mars and More Europa!!

25 Nov 2012 10:35 AM
machoprogrammer     

Snazzy1: How about more Mars and More Europa!!


I am down with that.

25 Nov 2012 10:54 AM
JackieRabbit     
Maybe two of these things will ever happen...

25 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
RevCarter     
Is that a half-assed Sundiver reference there at the end?

25 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo     
My question has always been: Why bother with Mars or the moon? In my opinion, we should first focus on living in space itself. Once we've got that down, we can go anywhere we want. The guys focusing on capturing asteroids have the right idea, put rockets on one of those and drop it into a stable orbit.

25 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
genner     

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: My question has always been: Why bother with Mars or the moon? In my opinion, we should first focus on living in space itself. Once we've got that down, we can go anywhere we want. The guys focusing on capturing asteroids have the right idea, put rockets on one of those and drop it into a stable orbit.


You mean build a space station...maybe with international effort?

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25 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
Slu     
I also like Cracked.

25 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
Clemkadidlefark     
Subby's headline made me chuckle

25 Nov 2012 12:39 PM
Any Pie Left     
NASA is thinking about the next station after ISS... and maybe that it should be parked at the L3 Lagrange point instead of an equatorial low Earth orbit. That location is actually farther away than the moon, but it is a stable sort of gravitational "sargasso sea" where shiat stays where you put it, but it only takes a small rocket burn to launch out to anywhere from there. It would make a reasonable gas station and launch pad for asteroid and Mars exploration.

25 Nov 2012 12:45 PM
ShobuZukuri     
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25 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
antron     

Any Pie Left: NASA is thinking about the next station after ISS... and maybe that it should be parked at the L3 Lagrange point


Uh... a how, a how, a how?

Isn't L3, being on the other side of the sun, going to be more challenging than L4/L5?

25 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
wildcardjack     
"Why the hell is the sun's corona so much hotter than its surface?"

Inductive heating from intensive magnetic activity.

NEXT!

25 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
Bacontastesgood     

antron: Isn't L3, being on the other side of the sun, going to be more challenging than L4/L5?


L3 for the Earth-Moon system. We are many decades away from building manned stations at any of the Sun-Earth L points. So it would be opposite the moon's orbit but closer. Last I'd heard though there was more of a science case for L2, behind the moon.

25 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
beer4breakfast     
Missing:

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25 Nov 2012 03:16 PM
theorellior     

antron: Isn't L3, being on the other side of the sun, going to be more challenging than L4/L5?


We'll get the antihumans on Antiearth to launch it for us.

25 Nov 2012 04:23 PM
Lanadapter     
Needs hero tag

25 Nov 2012 04:58 PM
themeatcleaver     
Seriously no SGU reference yet? For SHAME Fark! For shame!

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/Dr Rush remains unimpressed

25 Nov 2012 06:17 PM
fluffy2097     

theorellior: antron: Isn't L3, being on the other side of the sun, going to be more challenging than L4/L5?

We'll get the antihumans on Antiearth to launch it for us.


Gor, the counter earth, is not a space faring planet.

25 Nov 2012 09:25 PM
Vaneshi     

genner: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: My question has always been: Why bother with Mars or the moon? In my opinion, we should first focus on living in space itself. Once we've got that down, we can go anywhere we want. The guys focusing on capturing asteroids have the right idea, put rockets on one of those and drop it into a stable orbit.

You mean build a space station...maybe with international effort?

[www.rochesterastronomy.org image 400x300]


That's not THE space station though. That's the workmans shed that would of allowed the construction of THE space station.

Never forget exactly what the ISS was supposed to be and what it ended up being.

26 Nov 2012 02:38 AM
Langdon_777     

fluffy2097: no space elevator no space elevator no space elevator

YES! They didn't list a farking space elevator!


We shall firstly get there the expensive way, before we get there the clever way.

And yeaah a space elevator would be sweet.

26 Nov 2012 08:27 AM
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