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I don't know.

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Cool, thanks for the help.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/loudlon/eye-roll.png

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Let's make it three. Dork!

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Aw, man.  Dork just can't catch a break up in here...

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Time travel, other dimensions, that's something I been working on for years. But I still haven't found a clue. Ah well, someday...

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Thanks kick ass Curiosity.
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/ma … dings.html

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Smoke signals?

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a490/Ken_Willinger/425261_582513198446422_1357385532_n_zps3b446aa5.jpg

Lenticular clouds over Mt. Hood.

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Woah this is a truely wondeful shot.

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I just discovered Hole Punch clouds today and they take my breath away.  They are so amazing.....
http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Blogs-Components-WeblogFiles/00-00-01-37-38-metablogapi/7532.DSC04645_5F00_thumb_5F00_6CD27D0D.jpg

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Holy H3LL, they look like a nuke explosion!!! WOW!!!

Run into the bunker ya all, we're attacked!!! lol

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Doesn't that look like a Phoenix?

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A bit yes...
Love this bird. smile
But not as much as my all times favorite, the Falcon.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_magirkSxs91r8jymno1_500.jpg

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JessChan wrote:

I just discovered Hole Punch clouds today and they take my breath away.  They are so amazing.....
http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Blogs-Components-WeblogFiles/00-00-01-37-38-metablogapi/7532.DSC04645_5F00_thumb_5F00_6CD27D0D.jpg

The coolest thing I ever saw was a green sky when I was stationed in Hawaii.  Never seen one since.

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GREEN??? Wow, must have been wondeful.

The Master Einstein is right...

http://media-cache-ak1.pinimg.com/550x/33/92/32/3392323ff7b1f21da43fad9ef1711fdd.jpg

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Yeah, it was awesome.  Here's an example (pic's too big for a post, hence the link).  I saw it on a group of islands on Oahu called the Kahukus, which was a training area we did drills on quite often.  We were on BIVOUAC and we were all sitting around cleaning our weapons and having a smoke and the sky went from blue to green in the space of about a minute.  It only lasted an hour or so, but still, it was incredible.

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^^^
Wow, never seen anything like that. What causes it? Looks like a green filter was put on the camera.

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Woah. just aFREAKINGmazing.
Consider yourself lucky to have seen that in real time.

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Eh, probably for that pic, I don't know (I saw it in '91 and was on a training exercise, didn't have a camera with me so I just googled for an image and linked to the one which most resembled it).  I'm not sure exactly what causes it but it was during monsoon season and I think it has something to do with moisture and the sun being at a certain angle to highlight the green spectrum instead of the normal blue.  Or something like that.  I'm not a science guy. lol

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Why is gravity the weakest of the known forces? Is it due to gravitons 'escaping' to various dimensions other than our own? Interesting!

http://dawn.com/2011/07/14/the-weakness-of-gravity/

Edit - Here's an article with more elaboration on the idea of gravity slipping into other dimensions, resulting in the weak amounts of gravity found in ours (and in combination with string theory too):

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/bl … -weakling/

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Definitely very interesting.

Curiosity is about to finish the ride he's been doing since he came on Mars and prepares for another one 8 miles away. I love this little dude, he's very cool.

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Here's a science quiz for you folks.  My 12th grade Calc teacher asked us this question in class one day and no one got it right (it's akin to Hilbert's Grand Hotel paradox):

The Infinite Hotel has an Infinite number of rooms, all of which are empty.  Then one day the Infinite Circus comes to town and checks in.  The infinite circus has an infinite number of workers.  If each person is given their own room, will the Infinite Hotel be full?

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I'll say yes but that doesn't mean I'm right at all. lol

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The answer actually would be yes -- IF, like in Hilbert's paradox, there were already guests in the hotel when the Infinite Circus showed up.  In that case, guests could always be bumped from one room to the next (as in, move the guest in room 1 to room 2 to place a new person into room 1, then move that person to room 2 and the person in room 2 to room 3, and on and on. 

But as the hotel's completely empty, then the answer is no: in order to accommodate each new guest, it would have to be assumed that there is always at least one more empty room for the next person, who has not yet been given a room.  So it's like an infinite number of guests checking into a hotel whose room count is infinity + 1.

And that's about as scientific as I'm able to get.  Science: not my strongest subject. lol

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Might not be your strongest subject but you're still way much more strong with this post than I am. lol

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Yeah, but just watch.  Azzie's going to show back up one day, see the Infinite Hotel paradox and tell me I'm wrong -- and I'll cop to him, simply because he's always right about this stuff. lol