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Thu 02/02/23 10:02 PM
There is absolutely zero proof that "Earth" is a spinning ball flying through a vacuum.

Only when you ignore reality.

I don't have all the answers and therefore will not debate the subject

By posting in this thread you are debating the subject.

If the earth were indeed round, then the horizon would not keep rising to eye level as you go up; it would lower.

How far 'up' did you go?
I've flown at 10,000 ft and seen the curvature of the planet with my own eyes.

If you actually research it you'll find that there are over 50 countries who are signed on to a treaty regarding "Antarctica".

Care to quote and link your resource?

There is only (1) pole and it's the magnetic North Pole (the center), which a compass will point toward no matter where on this flat earth you are.

Obviously you have not been south of the equator.
Perhaps you could explain the coriolis effect which changes between north and south hemispheres?

it's done purposely to discredit the truth so that people make fun of it.

Perhaps people are making fun of the idiocy of those supporting the 'flat earth' statement and not the science.
Speaking of 'science' where is the science supporting 'flat earth'?

Where is the 'science' supporting a spherical earth?
EVERYWHERE!

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Thu 02/02/23 06:36 PM
Edited by Tom4Uhere on Thu 02/02/23 06:38 PM

Groundhog Day (1993)
Phil Connors is the arrogant and egotistical weatherman for local station WPBH-TV Pittsburgh. He has disdain for those with whom he works as well as for his viewers. But he has the most disdain for Groundhog Day held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, which he is to cover for the fourth time in his career, this year with Rita and Larry, the station's new producer and cameraman respectively. Phil wants to get in and out of Punxsutawney as quickly as possible, but a snowstorm forces the threesome to stay an extra night in town after the Groundhog Day festivities. When Phil awakens the next morning, he is experiencing what he thinks is déjà vu. In reality, he is experiencing that Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney all over again. The same happens the following day and the following. As Phil relives that same Groundhog Day over and over again, he goes through a myriad of highs and lows. But as he comes to the realization that Groundhog Day may be his fate for eternity, he also comes to other realizations, such as that his actions have no long term consequences, but that knowledge, especially as it relates to Rita, can be a powerful and dangerous thing. But he is given opportunity after opportunity to get the day "right."

Country: United States
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Release: 1993

Director: Harold Ramis
Production: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Bill Murray, Andie Macdowell, Chris Elliott


Boss Level (2020)
Trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder, a former special forces agent must unlock the mystery behind his untimely demise.

Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Release: 2020

Director: Joe Carnahan
Production: EmmettFurlaOasis Films EFO Films, WarParty Films
Cast: Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson, Michelle Yeoh, Eric Etebari, Ken Jeong, Will Sasso, Frank Grillo, Annabelle Wallis, Tyler Jon Olson, Carlos Aviles, Sheaun McKinney, Selina Lo, Meadow Williams, Swen Temmel, Mathilde Ollivier


Blood Punch (2014)
Milton, a college dropout, was only supposed to cook meth for one day. Broken out of rehab by a brash young woman and her trigger-happy ("ex") boyfriend and driven to a remote cabin the woods, Milton finds himself drawn into a dangerous love triangle gone haywire. The couple's deadpan half-truths spin around Milton like a song on repeat. They seem to read him like an open book, until a mysterious message opens his eyes to his cursed existence. With unlimited ammunition, any hunting tool they could desire and an ever-growing body count, for what did Milton really sign up?

Released: 2014
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Duration: 104 min
Country: United States of America
Production: Bluff Road Productions
Cast: Fleur Saville, Milo Cawthorne, Amanda Reed, Olivia Tennet, Cohen Holloway


Happy Death Day 1 (2017)
A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again,
in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Release: 2017
Director: Christopher Landon
Production: Universal Pictures, Digital Riot Media
Cast: Donna Duplantier, Israel Broussard, Jenelle Evans, Missy Yager, Jessica Rothe, Mike Howard, Charles Aitken, Dane Rhodes, Caleb Spillyards, GiGi Erneta, Billy Slaughter, Tenea Intriago, Ruby Modine, Laura Clifton, Jason Bayle, Rob Mello, Rachel Matthews, Ramsey Anderson, Jimmy Gonzales, Phi Vu, Lindsey G Smith, Blaine Kern III, Julia Holt, Stephen Doerfler, Cariella Smith, Emily LaGroue, Tran Tran, Jace Evans, Brady Lewis, Joseph Angelette


Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
Having survived the farcical but utterly life-threatening events in Happy Death Day (2017), the feisty sorority sister, Tree Gelbman, finds herself in the same college dorm thankful to be alive. However, this time it's Carter's roommate Ryan who claims that he is reliving the same paradoxical day over and over again, as a mysterious paranoid killer in a single-toothed baby-faced mask with a big kitchen knife has made a habit of murdering him. Under those circumstances a valiant but vain attempt to face the challenge once more, will send Tree back to square one, trapped in an all too familiar and blood-drenched time loop.
How many deaths separate Tree from a truly happy birthday?

Country: United States, Japan
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Release: 2019
Director: Christopher Landon
Production: Dentsu, Digital Riot Media
Cast: Israel Broussard, Missy Yager, Suraj Sharma, Jessica Rothe, Charles Aitken, Brenda Currin, Steve Zissis, Caleb Spillyards, GiGi Erneta, Brent Phillip Henry, Tenea Intriago, Kenneth Israel, Ruby Modine, Laura Clifton, Jason Bayle, Rob Mello, Rachel Matthews, James W Evermore, Ramsey Anderson, Jimmy Gonzales, Phi Vu, Sarah Yarkin, Lindsey G Smith, Blaine Kern III, Peter Jaymes Jr, Johnny Ballance, Cariella Smith, Tran Tran, Wendy Miklovic, Brady Edwin Lewis


Before I Fall (2017)
A popular high school senior finds herself reliving the same day over and over.
February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life, until it turns out to be her last.
Stuck reliving her last day over and over, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's losing.

Country: United States
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Release: 2017
Director: Ry Russo-Young
Production: Awesomeness Films
Cast: Jennifer Beals, Diego Boneta, Zoey Deutch, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Alyssa Lynch, Taylor Russell, Elena Kampouris, Halston Sage, Nicholas Lea, Liv Hewson, Keith Powers, Erica Tremblay, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi, Claire Margaret Corlett, Arielle Tuliao, Roan Curtis, Chelsea Gill, David Hardware, Bal Nagra, Liam Hall, Kaila Kondo


The Fare (2018)
A taxi driver finds himself trapped in a time loop.
He picks up a pretty woman in a rural area at night. Later she disappears.
The loop starts over, when he switches the meter back to vacant.

Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Romance, Mystery
Release: 2018
Director: D.C. Hamilton
Production: 501 Pictures, Public Displays of Affection, Grady Film
Cast: Brinna Kelly, Gino Anthony Pesi, Jason Stuart, Jaimi Paige, Jon Jacobs, David Saenz, Jeff Blum, Matt Fontana, JK Baker, Stephen Ji, Sarah Moore,
Debbie Mottinger, Neil Mottinger, Paul Samaniego, Rob Starns, Joshua DW Smith, David Midell, Jessica Goldapple, Jeremiah Peisert


Naked (2017)
Nervous about finally getting married, a guy is forced to relive the same nerve-wracking hours over and over again until he gets things right on his wedding day.
Rob is caught in a time loop as he keeps waking up naked in a hotel elevator on the day of his wedding.

Country: United States
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2017
Director: Michael Tiddes
Cast: Loretta Devine, Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Joel Rush, Dennis Haysbert, Cory Hardrict, Jason Davis, Dave Sheridan, Scott Foley, Megan Messmer, Eliza Coupe, Kevin Patrick Murphy, Conor Brophy, Neil Brown Jr, Labrandon Shead, JT Jackson, Jesse Malinowski, Nikeva Stapleton, Jwaundace Candece, Elliott Dixon, Michael Smallwood, Sean Von Buseck, David Dwyer, Matthew Cornwell, Nick Madrick, Rick Fitts, Dan Johnson, Brian McKnight, Jarod Valvo, Aniria Turney


Premature (2014)
A high school senior has to re-live losing his virginity over and over again until he gets it right, with the right girl.

Country: United States
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 2014
Director: Dan Beers
Production: FilmNation Entertainment, Resnick Interactive Development
Cast: Craig Roberts, Alan Tudyk, John Karna, Carlson Young, Brian Huskey, Katie Findlay, Autumn Dial, Steve Coulter


Repeaters (2010)
Three twenty-somethings find themselves in an impossible time loop,
where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.

Country: Canada
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime
Release: 2010
Director: Carl Bessai
Production: Raven West Films Ltd, Resonance Film Video, Rampart Films
Cast: Amanda Crew, Dustin Milligan, Emily Perkins, Michael Adamthwaite, Hrothgar Mathews, Alexia Fast, Gabrielle Rose, John Cassini, Michael Kopsa, John Tench, Stephen E Miller, Richard de Klerk, Anja Savcic, Lucie Guest, Teach Grant, Manoj Sood, Benjamin Ratner, Sophie Lui, Donna Yamamoto, Tom Scholte, Charley Bucket, Jacob Carl, Jade Pawluk


Triangle (2009)
Five friends set sail and their yacht is overturned by a strange and sudden storm.
A mysterious ship arrives to rescue them and they discover the empty cruise ship causes them to experience a series of repeating events.

Country: United Kingdom, Australia
Genre: Thriller, Fantasy, Mystery
Release: 2009
Director: Christopher Smith
Production: UK Film Council, Icon Entertainment International, Framestore
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Melissa George, Rachael Carpani, Jack Taylor,
Joshua McIvor, Michael Dorman, Henry Nixon, Emma Lung


ARQ (2016)
An engineer, whose invention causes time to loop during a home invasion, attempts to save his former lover while learning who has targeted him and why.
Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

Country: United States, Canada
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Release: 2016
Director: Tony Elliott
Production: Netflix, XYZ Films, Lost City
Cast: Adam Butcher, Shaun Benson, Rachael Taylor, Robbie Amell, Gray Powell,
Jacob Neayem, Jamie Spilchuk, Tantoo Cardinal, Nicolas Van Burek


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Teenager Jake visits the ruins of an orphanage that was destroyed by a bombing raid during World War II and discovers
that the original inhabitants survived by creating a time loop set to repeat the day of September 3, 1943.
But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents.

Country: United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2016
Director: Tim Burton
Production: Twentieth Century Fox, TSG Entertainment, Chernin Entertainment
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Samuel L Jackson, Rupert Everett, Eva Green, Chris ODowd, Judi Dench, Terence Stamp, Allison Janney, Milo Parker,
Ella Purnell, Lauren McCrostie, Raffiella Chapman, Hayden Keeler Stone, Finlay MacMillan, Georgia Pemberton


Salvage (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Jeff Crook, Josh Crook
Starring: Lauren Currie Lewis, Chris Ferry, Cody Darbe, Maureen Olander

Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again.
After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it all began--untouched and unharmed.
But the hellish ordeal is far from over. The madman is back and he's ready for more blood.


Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Die, Repeat (2014)
When an alien race called Mimics invades and destroys Europe, London is the last resistance in the Old Continent. General Brigham plans an attack to France expecting to defeat the Mimics and orders Major William Cage, who is an American public relation officer, to cover the invasion. However Cage does not accept the assignment and threatens General Brigham to expose the casualties. He is arrested, accused of desertion, demoted to private and assigned to fight in the invasion under the command of the tough Sergeant Farell in the Heathrow Base. Humans are slaughtered in the invasion and Cage kills a Mimic and is sprayed by his blood; in less than five minutes combat, Cage dies. Surprisingly he awakes in the Heathrow Base and relives the same day over and over after dieing. Each time, Cage tries to fix the deaths of his squad and he meets Sergeant Rita Vrataski who asks him to find her when he awakes in the base. Rita brings Cage to meet Dr. Carter who explains to him that he killed an Alpha and his blood has given the ability to reset time. Further, the last hope of earth is the destruction of the Mimic leader, referred to as the Omega, who is hidden. Will Cage and Rita succeed in their solitary mission?

Country: United States, Canada
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Release: 2014
Director: Doug Liman
Production: Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros, RatPac Dune Entertainment
Cast: Tom Cruise, Bill Paxton, Emily Blunt, Martin Hyder, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Jackson, Brendan Gleeson,
Dany Cushmaro, Assly Zandry, Harry Landis, Usman Akram, Anna Botting

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Wed 02/01/23 09:10 PM
splinter-free toilet paper

Certainly gives a terrifying image of a super klingon. OUCH!

With a booty-squirter or a bidet don't you still have to dry your bottom?
Isn't that what the bathroom curtains are for? LOL

animal furs

I guess that's what bunnies are for.

pieces of tapestry

Yeah, they used the curtains.

Why is it called "Bathroom Tissue"
Why not call it "Turd Off"?

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Wed 02/01/23 08:47 AM
Before Toilet Paper

Joseph C. Gayetty was an American inventor credited with the invention of commercial toilet paper. It was the first and remained only one of the few commercial toilet papers from 1857 to 1890 remaining in common use until the invention of splinter-free toilet paper in 1935 by the Northern Tissue Company.

And though sticks have been popular for cleaning the anus throughout history, ancient people wiped with many other materials, such as water, leaves, grass, stones, animal furs and seashells. In the Middle Ages, people also used moss, sedge, hay, straw and pieces of tapestry.

Cowboys used the large velvety leaves of the mullein (Verbascum thapsus) plant while out on the range. Mullein is a biennial plant available for use in almost every bioregion.

As newspapers and catalogs started being circulated in the late 18th and 19th centuries, many Americans began using pages from the Farmers' Almanac and the Sears, Roebuck and Company catalog.

22 Carat Gold Toilet Paper Roll is the Most Expensive Disposable Item. If you have money to burn, why not wipe your bum with it instead? This unbelievable 22 carat gold toilet paper roll provides you with a means to quickly waste a great deal of wealth -- but then, that's a measure of status.

Americans are the world's leader in toilet paper consumption. Every year, the average American uses over 140 rolls of T.P. each.

To reduce waste, lots of people look for re-usable toilet paper alternatives. The most common is probably cloth (commonly called 'The Family Cloth'). If you'd like to experiment with The Family Cloth, people recommend using a soft material like flannel or cotton (though you could use towels or washcloths).

Unlike in developed countries, most public toilets in China do not provide toilet paper onsite and users must bring their toilet paper. Moreover, an open waste bin is placed in each user's cubicle to collect used toilet paper and tissues.

For all you time travelers, hoping to visit the past and find their perfect mate...better realize it probably stunk pretty bad back then.
sick

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Tue 01/31/23 08:46 AM
Does "Driving a 6 inch spike thru a 4x4" count?


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Tue 01/31/23 08:39 AM
13
My life is full of 13s or multiples of 13

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Mon 01/30/23 09:30 AM
Under train tracks on the foundation pillar while a train was passing overhead.
{when you're young things get crazy}

While she was cleaning the oven.

In a sleeping bag...what we didn't know is we rolled into the campfire and the bag was on fire.

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Thu 01/26/23 12:16 PM
Google is to be congratulated

It is promising to use search results and algorithms as a means for creating artificial intelligence software.
True AI would need to use that information then use it to create itself.

This was kinda explored in the film

Ex Machina (2015), a story about an AI which uses web search results to gain the upper hand against its human creator.



7.70 Rating
108 min
Caleb Smith, a programmer at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Country: United States
Genre: Romance, Action, Mystery
Release: 2015
Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Symara A. Templeman, Sonoya Mizuno,
Elina Alminas, Tiffany Pisani, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Corey Johnson, Claire Selby

Nathan, the creator of Blue Book (a search engine) uses the Blue Book results to create the AI.

Google has the information of nearly the entire planet's interests, fears and concerns. If it uses all that information to create an AI it could have a very good model of what it is to be human.
Which is what Nathan did to create Ava.

Imagine a program/algorithm which gathers all your search and web/WiFi activity and feeds it into the artificial intelligence you are encountering. What if that AI can actively adjust itself according to your profile specifically or the profile of the local group it encounters.

How convincing might it be at making you think it is actually alive? Especially if it knows more about what you like than you do.

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Thu 01/26/23 11:43 AM
As I pointed out earlier in this thread, the Universe is populated by spheres.

It has to do with mass accumulation, time and gravity.

Observation of the cosmos allows us to measure celestial movements of massive objects called moons, planets and stars.
This movement can measure rotation of these objects revealing their spherical shapes.
Physics tells us how these spherical shapes occur and those physical laws prove the mass threshold of spherical formation.

The Earth has enough mass for its gravity to create a sphere. The Moon has enough mass for its gravity to also create a sphere.

There are no observations or calculations in cosmology which indicate a massive celestial object which is not spherical.
Low mass accumulations show up as clouds and accumulations of loosely packed matter such as smaller asteroids and comets. However there are asteroids and comets with enough mass to cause spheres.

If in all the observed Universe we see spheres, why would Earth be flat?
Since we can measure rotation of local solar system spheres, why would Earth be the only celestial object in this solar system which is flat? How could that happen?

Now take this information and apply it to surface observations of the sky. We see the Sun move across the sky, we see the stars and planets move across the sky. We experience seasons, equinoxes and eclipses.

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Thu 01/26/23 11:24 AM
Still NO...But here's why:

My conciousness exists and I am aware of time passage faster than a second at a time. Its why I see reality as a smooth progression of time while awake. I don't live a year, month, day, hour, minute or second at a time in chunks. I live in a smooth constant progression of time over a duration.

To me, a year is a long time. A decade is longer still and my lifetime very long at 62 years.

The human being currently lives no more than 100 years (with a few exceptions).
There are 10 periods of 100 years in 1,000 years (millenium).
There are 100 periods of 1,000 years in 100,000 years and 10 periods of 100,000 years in a million years.
Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago.
There are 1,000 million periods of 1,000,000 years in 1,000,000,000 (Billion).
The Earth is appx 4.5 Billion years old (4,500,000,000) abd the Universe is appx 13.8 Billion years old (13,800,000,000).
Forever is infinity.

Who, in their right mind would choose to live forever when existing means you experience each moment as a duration?

That is insanity.

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Thu 01/26/23 10:00 AM
a team of researchers have been creating embryos that are part human and part monkey

Why?

Apes and humans are both primates on the same branch of the tree of life.
Are they doing this to avoid the legalities of using human stem cells in genetic research?

Which monkey are they using?



From a practical view it makes little sense?
"Monkeys" have very few genetic traits which might benefit humans.

However, if taken as a step towards a science fiction based agenda, it could be the first steps in creating chimera-based intelligent life which could have many practical applications if they can splice outside the primate taxonomy.

But if you think about human-avian chimeras you might get a creature which is intelligent and can fly.
If you think human-aquatic mammal chimeras you might get an intelligent creature which can survive under the oceans and build habitats or farm.

Human-monkey chimeras are a very long way from creating a viable embryo outside the primate branch.
What's more, I'm sure some scientist in the past attempted it and failed so often it was abandoned.
Whether it was the Nazi experiments on people or the USA MK-Ultra experiments or Russian cold war experiments.

I've read and watched enough science fiction to know human hybrid chimeras have been a common theme. Not to mention the horror fiction of human hybrid chimeras which have gone wrong.

Besides, there is a much easier way to create humans with special abilities if nanotechnology advances as predicted by Eric Drexler.

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Wed 01/25/23 08:51 AM
I was watching bad movies on YouTube and came across Christmas International sponsored on Movie Central.

Day of Reckoning (2016)
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Specifically,
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It occurred to me most Christmas charities target low income families.

I don't have an issue with helping low income families experience a pleasant Christmas.
However, low income families are not the only families which might benefit from a lil help during the Christmas season.

So I have an idea for a different kind of Christmas charity...

Lets call it... umm?... "Christmas Possible"

Christmas Possible targets low-middle income families who do not qualify for assistance because their income is just above the poverty assistance limit.

These are families which earn too much to get assistance yet struggle to pay every bill.

Christmas Possible doesn't buy gifts or pay for food. They give grants to families in the form of utility payments which ease the load on the household income during the Christmas season.
The grant does not go to the family, it is applied to that household's utility bill(s) with a grant limit. The family gets a credit on their bill for the amount of the grant.
The grant must be applied for by the head of household and they must qualify.
They must designate which utility gets which percentage of the grant.

This would free up that amount of utility bill money which that family can use for Christmas.

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Tue 01/24/23 09:02 PM
Also consider...

Every tale of aliens describe them as human-sized, more or less. Never very small like ankle sized and never really big like Avatar-sized or bigger/smaller.

Why do aliens hate cows?
Why do aliens draw in fields?

With all the video surveillance equipment in our world, why has there never been any actual video evidence which can be proven as fact?

What's the deal with aliens probing people's butts?

So, of all the galaxy, aliens who are very similar in size to us come to this planet to draw pictures in our fields, attack/kill cows and stick stuff up our butts.
spock

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Tue 01/17/23 09:39 AM
FTL is relative to the scale of the observer.
FTL is limited by mass/energy.

If the Universe is moving away from us at FTL, explain why we have measured Andromeda moving towards a collision with the Milky Way?
Explain the Galactic Local Group inwhich the Milky Way exists?

Ever heard of the term Gravitational Drag?
Stars have a Heliosheath and Heliotail as they move thru local space. Kinda looks like something inside a flowing stream of water.



The Universe as we understand it has certain commonalities. Star formation, galaxy types and stuff like that.
Its not to big of a leap to think if an interstellar medium exists, there may also be an intergalactic medium which affects galaxies in the same way.

We have also detected galactic superclusters and supercluster membranes (strings of supercluster galaxies) filling the observable Universe.
1 BILLION LY from the Sun


What this means is the mass in the Universe is slowed from FTL due to resistance as well.

The biggest issue is the fact we can only observe and measure light. We can't measure the light source mass directly.
If the Universe is expanding it means we are also expanding. Our mass is moving away from other mass which is moving away. If we are moving away from our target at .6c and our target is moving away from us at .6c it would APPEAR our target is moving 1.2c which would be FTL.

At 14 BILLION LIGHT YEARS FROM THE SUN

We see a sphere of the observable Universe.
It is however, misleading as to what actually exists.
In this view, the Sun is at the Center of the Universe. Our view shows a Universe 14 BILLION Light Years in Diameter. At the 14bly limit, our universe stops. Astronomers like to assume that is because there is no light past that point.
It causes one to think the Sun is the actual center of the Universe when in reality we may only be located at a small segment of the actual Universe.
If the Universe is expanding like an explosion, what we detect at 14bly has had 14by to move away from us. Since our detectors can only 'see' 14 billion light years out, the Universe appears to have an edge. It doesn't matter where in the Universe we are located, we can only detect a 14 bly diameter.
14 Billion Light Years / 900 Trillion Light Years, it doesn't matter. If you drop a pebble in the ocean how far do the ripples go?
The Universe is full of currents, gasses, gravitational waves and a slew of stuff which causes resistance. The Universe is a giant cluster of matter of various densities and compositions.
We can't know if it is moving thru some ultra-verse medium or sitting still.

The only thing we do actually know is what affects us right here and right now. That's what is really important. Speculation on the nature of the Universe is fun, an entertainment.

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Tue 01/17/23 08:16 AM
Busy day today...
Gotta wash a sinkful of marshmellows
Gotta peel my lightbulbs
and shave a half a bag of oyster crackers
ohwell

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Thu 01/12/23 02:59 PM
Gettin ready ta cook supper...Watchin Bad Movies on Youtube.

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Thu 01/12/23 02:55 PM
Of the entire Friday the 13th Movie Set, which one is your favorite? The runner-up?
Which one is the worst?

My favorite is
Friday the 13th 10: Jason X (2001) cause I like the Science Fiction space setting


The runner up is
Friday the 13th 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)


For me, the worst one is
Friday the 13th 5: A New Beginning (1985)


How about you?

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Thu 01/12/23 09:05 AM
I've been sayin' basically the same thing for years.

If you think about it...the only thing you actually 'know' is what is happening around you right now as you can experience it first hand. Everything else is a testimonial of what other people are experiencing, at best and a bunch of hearsay and gossip at worst.

In this day and age of instant gratification and instant information we are 'programmed' to react to events and conditions which do not directly affect us in real-time.

Many people live in a perpetual state of "It could be ME". "What if that happens to ME?" increases real-time stress over events and conditions that are not and may never affect you personally.

I used to watch NEWS twice a day and listen to broadcast radio news at work. I worried about a lot of stuff that never actually happened to me. I spent hard earned money on things I really didn't need (the only time I fired up my home generator was during maintenance schedule). I did the whole 'prepper' thing including armed bug-out bag and caches.

The "world" IS a scary place!
But...I've learned my little part of the world isn't a scary place, its quite pleasant, very peaceful. If power goes out in a hurricane I don't NEED a generator, candles and charcoal will do what I need. The last hurricane, a cat 3, lost power for 6 days. Guess what...I survived just fine. A bit quiet and I missed watching movies but survival wasn't that difficult.

I've heard people say they can't get rid of the stress in their lives. That's not true. Thing is, you have to WANT to get rid of the stress in your life. The first step is to stop WORRYING about stuff you have no direct control over. Stop FEEDING the drama. START looking for and recognizing the good things which happen in your life every single day.
You don't need someone else to tell you because you are actually living it.
For the things which are within your direct control that are messing with your contentment, only you can make the changes needed. If you're not sure what to do, stop worrying about all that other crap and set your mind where it should be, on your contentment.

Live in the moment, the right here / right now.

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Mon 01/09/23 02:09 PM
Working on populating indexes at ScreenHead

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Mon 01/02/23 03:21 PM
We did tequila enemas (Joking)...

Nah, I picked up some liquor store Mudslides and White Russians.





NYE dinner was Pizza.

NYD I fixed Polish Kielbasa and Rice in a Maple Bourbon sauce with crushed Pecans, peppers & onions.

I usually fix some type of Pork and Sauerkraut in the slow cooker but decided to change it up.

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