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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2019, 12:10:36 AM »
Fuck it I'm going in

Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2019, 07:36:35 AM »
I really want to throw a coin in.

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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2019, 09:10:21 AM »
Ah, I think we’ve just encountered the middle of this conversation.

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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2019, 09:55:12 AM »
If I see one more "I fucking love science!" sap post a picture of the team behind the picture as if that means anything I'm going to go crazy. Also it's good that a woman lead this but constantly posting pictures of her and sharing her fucking Ted Talk is the same tedious "raising one already-successful woman to celebrity" neolib bullshit that we always default to when it comes to gender equality in STEM. Trying to make clebs out of women in science as if they're unicorns makes any attempt at normalising it as a career for women of all backgrounds fucking impossible.

Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2019, 10:23:43 AM »
You could throw in a coin, and wish for anything you want.

I’d wish for one more wish.

Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2019, 01:01:35 PM »
So, what is it?

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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2019, 01:40:41 PM »
<tag>lemme take a hole pic</tag>

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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2019, 02:07:13 PM »
That's your lot, what you see there; and isn't that just the event horizon pictured there? we don't get to see what's inside the event horizon, what actually constitutes the BH. Could be anything (Or nothing); it's certainly not going to be Kansas.

It depends if Kansas was sucked into the black hole, I suspect.

I'd absolutely love to see a highly compressed Kansas in a black hole.  I can think of hardly anything else that would be funnier.

Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2019, 07:49:06 PM »
A hole - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47873592



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It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster" 

Yeah, it's just the eye from the cover of REM's recently re-released ninth studio album, isn't it?


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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2019, 09:02:40 PM »
yep


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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2019, 09:09:47 PM »
Stolen directly from reddit


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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2019, 03:07:39 AM »
Did anyone watch the documentary about the massive blurry doughnut on BBC 4 last night?
They managed to produce a picture last year that looked almost exactly the same as this new one with the exact same dataset but that wasn't newsworthy for some reason. I guess they were holding out for the HD version before going public.
If anyone's interested, the doc mainly just consisted of Peter Capaldi narrating a sequence of crises that went as follows: some computers got too hot, a clock went wrong, and then they contemplated the lack of a feasible backup solution.
Edge of the seat, nail biting stuff.

Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2019, 04:12:04 AM »
...the doc mainly just consisted of Peter Capaldi narrating a sequence of crises that went as follows: some computers got too hot, a clock went wrong, and then they contemplated the lack of a feasible backup solution.
Edge of the seat, nail biting stuff.

it's been better since moffat took over, hasn't it?

Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2019, 01:36:21 PM »
If anyone's interested, the doc mainly just consisted of Peter Capaldi narrating a sequence of crises that went as follows: some computers got too hot, a clock went wrong, and then they contemplated the lack of a feasible backup solution.

I somewhat suspect all these "crises" were things that had been anticipated and planned for and they were asked to play them up by the production team of the programme.

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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2019, 07:49:28 PM »
I don't care if it's I Fucking Love Science of me, I found the picture of the scientist sitting at her laptop delighted with her black hole snap positively heartwarming

Didn't stop me photoshopping Goatse into it, like, but

Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2019, 08:40:33 PM »
If I see one more "I fucking love science!" sap post a picture of the team behind the picture as if that means anything I'm going to go crazy. Also it's good that a woman lead this but constantly posting pictures of her and sharing her fucking Ted Talk is the same tedious "raising one already-successful woman to celebrity" neolib bullshit that we always default to when it comes to gender equality in STEM. Trying to make clebs out of women in science as if they're unicorns makes any attempt at normalising it as a career for women of all backgrounds fucking impossible.

The flipside of this is a bunch of bellends on reddit have taken apart the commit history on github and reasoned she isn't the main contributor to the point that the bloke who did do the most commits told them to pack it in and stop being dicks.https://twitter.com/thisgreyspirit/status/1116518544961830918

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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2019, 08:52:37 PM »
The flipside of this is a bunch of bellends on reddit have taken apart the commit history on github and reasoned she isn't the main contributor to the point that the bloke who did do the most commits told them to pack it in and stop being dicks.https://twitter.com/thisgreyspirit/status/1116518544961830918
Yeah, I saw that. Sigh. What it really tells you is that the people who get angry about that sort of thing have never done anything themselves, because if they did they'd have a better understanding of how work is measured. It certainly isn't in commits/lines of code.

Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2019, 09:01:22 PM »
Good point, although I just took it as read that they were armchair scientists/developers; saved me some time.

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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2019, 09:11:54 PM »
This is why we can't have nice things.

Every cool thing like this, gets drowned out by some shitty war of identity politics.  We had it the other way round with that comet landing a couple of years back and it was awful and unnecessary then too.

Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2019, 09:13:05 PM »
Is that the one where they guy controlling it got CANCELLED for wearing a garish shirt his mate had made?

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Re: A picture of a hole
« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2019, 09:14:55 PM »
Aye that's the one.

This time it's actual sexists stirring things up, but still

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Re: A picture of a hole
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