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What is the point of Star Trek Picard???

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- Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:17:34 EST aVozUNfZ No.57977
File: 1581923854545.png -(313044B / 305.71KB, 783x669) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. What is the point of Star Trek Picard???
I mean both in universe and out of universe?

just watched the 4 episodes and It's like ok robots are bad the federation is and picard is old and wants to go on an adventure, romulans are bad and broken and its all just like what is all this in service of???

like even if it ends with "jeez we stopped the plot and blew up the fake borg cube" then what was the point? just nothing has any impact on anything
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Karl Swarzchild - Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:18:33 EST odS9AE5C No.57978 Reply
>>57977
What is the point of this thread? I mean both on /1701/ where it's actually being discussed already or here where it's off topic?

nb
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Bernard-Ferdinand Lyot - Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:19:15 EST yxtNR0MY No.57979 Reply
>>57978
>What is the point of this thread?
question everything...….
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Vesse Jontron !8NBuQ4l6uQ - Thu, 27 Feb 2020 19:42:28 EST UZoVrGk1 No.58009 Reply
>>57978
Yeah don't be one of the Sheeple eating the peanut butter food rations, that what they want you to do next thing you know fucking Stockton is goddamn district 9!

Buy a survival bucket

Cool shit in our Solar System!

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- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:41:25 EST 51a1lc6j No.57761
File: 1563820885533.jpg -(116780B / 114.04KB, 2000x2000) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Cool shit in our Solar System!
First one is Saturn's Hexagon on its north pole.
Essentially formed because of a turbulent storm near the vortex creating two weird waves that makes hexagons naturally.
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Joseph Lockyer - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 20:36:40 EST Rbb2fnnj No.58006 Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin - Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:22:46 EST 0WyeKf53 No.58007 Reply
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Did yall know there was a guy in our solar system who stole a plane in our solar system just so he could do a bunch of fancy aerobatics?

Earth is Level.

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- Sat, 27 Jul 2019 20:29:01 EST hcfmzt0R No.57767
File: 1564273741505.png -(803401B / 784.57KB, 960x960) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Earth is Level.
Earth is demonstrably level.

God and Jesus are bullshit.

Be woke.

https://www.circlejerk.com/r/Earth_Is_Level
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Joseph Taylor Jr. - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 11:53:20 EST PatfY1t6 No.57983 Reply
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>>57767
Mike hughes attempted to build a rocket so he could launch himself in space to prove the earth was flat.

He died, which is pretty fucking hilarious.

To all flat earthers, please follow his footsteps.
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John Wheeler - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:39:59 EST Vs9Ktpy0 No.57984 Reply
>>57983
>To all flat earthers, please follow his footsteps.
bruh
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Bruon Rossi - Sun, 23 Feb 2020 16:58:53 EST wOheI74K No.57985 Reply
>>57983
Remember those quantum experiments where the outcome changes depending on whether its observed or not?
There are some ideas that follow up from that and state that universe itself exists in its current state because there is an active consciousness observing it, and that it can be altered by said observations.

If flat earthers have their way, we'd all be living in fucking star wars, and not even the 'good' kind, the Disney kind, constantly full of retcons, bullshit asspulls, general irrationality and incompetence, as well as hand-waving mary sues destroying everything cuz they magic paladins.


Frightening sound of space and at the same time soothing

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- Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:23:33 EST 70mxgl7D No.57955
File: 1578680613397.jpg -(73279B / 71.56KB, 500x333) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Frightening sound of space and at the same time soothing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=309&v=lRkPfsLg9Mc&feature=emb_logo
With what program did he create this sound?
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Jacob Kapteyn - Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:25:07 EST 70mxgl7D No.57956 Reply
Is there anything like that sound ? The need for meditation

End of the universe

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- Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:22:45 EST ZJgVev/f No.55263
File: 1430443365769.jpg -(9277B / 9.06KB, 306x164) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. End of the universe
I know science doesn't care about our feelings, but tell me of any alternate theories other than everything freezing to death or being ripped to shreds that allows something, anything to keep on going and surviving.

Can we eventually develop the technology that allows us to "jump" to a new, younger or possibly truly unending universe with different laws of thermodynamics to carry ourselves on?

Hold me, /sagan/.
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Tadashi Nakajima - Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:42:08 EST JvOVK4Sl No.57980 Reply
>>57953
>the laws of the universe are not static and are ever evolving

Big Yes.

space isnt real

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- Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:59:26 EST R96HBFUU No.57976
File: 1581757166070.jpg -(56816B / 55.48KB, 473x685) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. space isnt real
Space=not real

We are in experiment run by superintelligent AI. Space is a scam, there is also lot of other scams aswell, part of experiment. Wake up and believe your instincts.

Dark Matter

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- Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:41:50 EST Q2er1WFU No.57963
File: 1579322510429.gif -(5253041B / 5.01MB, 600x300) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Dark Matter
This is probably pretty dumb or has already been proposed but what if large masses move space along with them?
I've had the idea after stirring my coffee, noticing that if you didn't know about the coffee you'd wonder why the cream won't stop rotating.
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Heinrich Olbers - Wed, 29 Jan 2020 20:40:48 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57972 Reply
>>57969
If you poke into a piece of cloth and twist it it will follow that and make a spiral pattern. The harder you poke the more friction and the more it will be affected.
And space is a little bit more like jello in that regard.
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Johan Galle - Sat, 08 Feb 2020 07:18:09 EST /rWGv48K No.57974 Reply
nigga you got a 50% black matter existance and you can feel the dual you touching urself like a mirror and you use the higgs field to call things in2 existance


Fermi Paradox... why?

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- Thu, 22 May 2014 00:54:34 EST ILYTISHs No.53812
File: 1400734474447.png -(111524B / 108.91KB, 400x325) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Fermi Paradox... why?
Another thread made me start thinking about this. The Fermi Paradox states (thanks, Wikipedia):

>The Sun is a young star. There are billions of stars in the galaxy that are billions of years older;
>Some of these stars probably have Earth-like planets which, if the Earth is typical, may develop intelligent life;
>Presumably, some of these civilizations will develop interstellar travel, a technology Earth is investigating even now, such as that used in the proposed 100 Year Starship;
>At any practical pace of interstellar travel, the galaxy can be completely colonized in a few tens of millions of years.

If that's the case, why haven't we been colonized already, or at least seen evidence of intelligent life somewhere in our galaxy?

My take: either A) Life takes a long time to develop, and somehow, improbably, we're the first planet to develop an intelligent civilization in our galaxy, or at least one of the first. We don't see anyone else because there isn't anyone else to see... yet, or we're all still too far apart.

Or b) Given the size and composition constraints of a planet able to foster and sustain life (as far as we know, "habitable zone," big enough to have an atmosphere, small enough to still be rocky, etc.) and continue long enough for said life to begin to explore the galaxy, the home planet simply runs out of resources before meaningful headway can be made. I think this is more of a slow-death kind of thing where maybe we get to do some exploration within the solar system and maybe a bit beyond for a while, but overpopulation, war, disease, famine, and whatever else causes us to realign our priorities from space exploration to merely sustaining life on our own planet. A civilization that had the foresight to know something like that was happening could theoretically, if they had the goal of galactic expansion from the start, avoid this situation, but the problem is that NO civilization has that kind of 10,000 year plan from the get-go, and they all sputter out right before they could have pulled it off. There's not a textbook on "how to succeed as a species" that gets handed out to a life form when it develops self-awareness, so following the natural progression, they all fail. the ability to extract resources necessary for galactic colonization from anywhere off-planet becomes viable too late in the game to save the species.

tl;dr - We're all gonna die, prolly. Thoughts?
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antipyre - Wed, 01 Jan 2020 06:03:36 EST YepogjB7 No.57951 Reply
>>57448
did you ever read that book "the butlerian jihad" from the son of Frank Herbert
author of "Dune"
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Allan Sandage - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:59:44 EST mh8YYYW3 No.57961 Reply
>>57938
Actual OP here.

I've posted in this thread a few times over the years (LOL?), and I pretty much agree with you. Life is probably kinda rare, and intelligent life is exceedingly rare. We really have no idea what other, exotic chemistry might sustain life. I like the idea that we "shouldn't assume we're special or unique," as an approach upheld by most astronomers, but we do keep finding star systems that are vastly different from our own. If our solar system is an oddball, then it stands to reason that life, as we know it, is also and oddball scenario. We might be the one-in-a-gazillion chance where life arises, and while it might be "common" in terms of the vastness of the universe, the odds of us contacting another intelligent species are probably pretty slim.

Like, what if the next closest intelligent species in the Andromeda Galaxy, or even worse, 2 galaxies away? We'll basically never know without some kind of inter-dimensional travel, and we don't know how to do that.

Astrology

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- Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:44:01 EST PkLJZC5m No.57849
File: 1573494241792.jpg -(186877B / 182.50KB, 1024x1024) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Astrology
SO i got this new guy at work who is pretty obsessed with astrology, normally I wouldn't really care but he keeps projecting his assumptions on me because of my birthdate which I find pretty annoying I mean, he can believe whatever he want but leave me out of it

Now telling people they're wrong is generally going to create a shit atmosphere and i think quite a few of my coworkers would like astrology to be a real thing, so I want to set some traps. What are some tricky, good questions i can ask him that show he is just connecting dots because he likes to see them connected?

>TL;DR What are some questions to ask astrologists to show they're full of shit!?
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Omochao - Sat, 11 Jan 2020 17:21:48 EST rlRhIq+W No.57957 Reply
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>>57865
>>70414227
What'll you have for the next few weeks or months stranger?
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Allan Sandage - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:42:26 EST mh8YYYW3 No.57960 Reply
>>57849
Tell him you lied and your birthday is really a different date. It'll throw him off enough to at least leave you alone, or he'll start making silly hindsight-bias-assumptions about your "new" birthday. At which point, you can tell him you've been fucking with him the whole time and he's full of shit.

NASA released images of UFO found with Hubble Scope

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- Fri, 27 Dec 2019 23:57:38 EST yPajA9jf No.57944
File: 1577509058104.jpg -(308361B / 301.13KB, 1080x2280) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. NASA released images of UFO found with Hubble Scope
Hoooold up, are aliens real yall?
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Daniel Kirkwood - Tue, 31 Dec 2019 19:32:15 EST VZ0dB+Ls No.57947 Reply
>>57944
Yes. DOD had a UFO research department until 2015 or 2012 I think. Collaborations occurred between DOD and bigelow aerospace (skinwalker ranch). Nimitz recorded footage of ufo craft flying in the night. All files on DOD UFO research have been declassified in 2017 and NYTimes covered such in early 2017.

Type 2 & 3 Civilizations

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- Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:04:20 EST gskNGeFw No.57852
File: 1573610660903.jpg -(70405B / 68.75KB, 728x410) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Type 2 & 3 Civilizations
I've been pondering on embroaching my skilltelect at writing passable sci-fiction into a book that dwelges the line between a, let's say type 2 civilization and a type 3 civilization. I was thinking having maybe a the type 2'ers at much better than the civ 3 people at like a noteworthy skill or aspect, but the level 3'ers of course being so, so much more far advanced, what with having the entire planet system harvested, when so surely the 2'ers only control one star.
Please strike me up on this what could be an ever fading dividing line there.
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James van Allen - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 23:50:44 EST Miawqs90 No.57867 Reply
What is skilltelect? I've never heard of that. I don't know what you're speaking of. Calm down and accept the reality which happens to be something I profit from. You can never invent words. I am very satisfied with all the words and if new ones are in place I will feel uncomfortable. That is not how the world should be, new word possessing. You just got pure truth. Don't worry, I won't charge. lol What are other's thoughts? Can you invent words? I wouldn't say so. That's just not a possible choice. There's no way it could be. If you have a philosophical understanding of all things you would say so. It's plain as day. No uncertainty. lol Based.
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Antony Hewish - Sun, 15 Dec 2019 04:18:37 EST pVzAU3sG No.57915 Reply
>Type I civilizations consume the power output of their entire planet
an interplanetary society

>Type II civilizations consume the power output of their entire star
an interstellar society

>Type III civilizations consume the power output of their entire galaxy
an intergalactic society

A Type III civilization would inhabit every habitable world in their galaxy and exploit all the rest for resources, even stars would be harvested to support it's population, their main source of power would be from harnessing black holes at this point.
For a Type II civilization to exist among a Type III civilization, it would have to be an overlooked backwater within the Type III civilization's galaxy, or be on the receiving end of an extragalactic invasion by the Type III civilization.
The differences between the civilizations would be many orders of magnitude apart, the Type III civilization probably wouldn't even recognize the Type II civilization's sentience, they would be regarded as less than animals, or like a human would toward bacteria.
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Jacob Kapteyn - Sun, 29 Dec 2019 16:35:19 EST 7HuTlPCo No.57945 Reply
>>57915
I had a bit of a shower thought on this the other day.

It strikes me that no one would use the entire output of a thing. I mean maybe a star but planets and galaxies have differing returns on different chunks. If you have the ability to harvest the entire power of a planet I can't see how you'd be unable to instead just get the bits with decent returns and then harvest other bits. If you need the entire planet the odds are you are about to need more. So you'll need multiple planets. So why not start a bit earlier and get the easiest/highest yield bits then move on? Get 80% with 20% of the effort or whatever the particulars are.

A type 1 or 2 or 3 civilisation isn't a civilisation that consumes the entire power output but merely one that could and/or consumes the equivalent.

It's a subtle difference but I think it's more they could than they do. By the time you need to use every planet in the galaxy if you can't reach further shit is about to get fucked up.

high redshift mirrors

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- Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:31:08 EST wIGiff+l No.57553
File: 1551897068878.jpg -(342947B / 334.91KB, 1000x1000) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. high redshift mirrors
lets say you were able to place a mirror in space out at such a distance that the mirror experience cosmological redshift from your perspective. If you were to shoot a laser beam of some wavelength at the mirror then the light reflecting off the mirror would be a longer wavelength than the originating laser because of the relativistic doppler effect.
what wavelength would the light be when it got back to you after bouncing off the mirror? would it be the original wavelength or would it be redshifted?
if its not the original wavelength then how was energy conserved?
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James Christy - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:57:14 EST JvOVK4Sl No.57819 Reply
>>57817
Jesus Christ did you attempt to complete Operation Glowing Dove on them?
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Jist - Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:30:24 EST HeCUPa43 No.57820 Reply
>>57553
Sounds like you fell into some distinction between quatem particals, and what happens with what lies in the scope of a laser pointer .
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Gerard Kuiper - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 22:23:21 EST KagVVlp+ No.57872 Reply
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>>57817
>i'm permanently banned from all google platforms
I'm just DYING to hear this story.

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