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Well, suppose the crap ranging system of NASA's buffoons is able to locate the probe relatively to the Earth.

But the Earth runs at 65,000 miles per hour and turns around itself at 1,000 miles per hour.

Radio signals from the probe near Saturn arrive to the Earth after 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Suppose NASA's buffoons have invented a system able to take into account all these difficulties (But if your tower control is in the opposite place - the Earth turns around itself - as regards your probe ... can your crap system receive the radio signal?) calculating the displacement of the Earth and its rotation, and the delay of radio signals.

And then??? Have they solved anything???

NO, THEY HAVE SOLVED NOTHING, BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE IS THEIR PROBE AS REGARDS SATURN, OR VENUS, OR MARS, OR JUPITER THEREFORE (I like this word)

THEREFORE...

THEREFORE...

THEREFORE THEY CAN'T STEER THE PROBE BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE IS THE TARGET AS REGARDS THEIR BULLET


bigbrain, Skeptic Friends Network 32 Comments [4/14/2009 12:01:56 PM]
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How do you know more than they do?

4/14/2009 12:31:10 PM

JohnTheAtheist

Oh, I'm sorry, bigbrain apparently is smarter then all the folks over at NASA. My bad. What a douche.

4/14/2009 12:59:53 PM

speccy4i

I love the repetition of 'therefore', it makes me picture him crying whilst he types it because nobody listens to him.

And why is it that all the intelligent people that can pick the holes in Nasa's theories and spot the errors in movies spend all their time whining on the internet rather than doing something about it?

4/14/2009 1:04:30 PM

Clown

Of course they can. Triangulation, radar, radio signals... Too complicated for you, kiddo. Go back to school for a year. Or twelve...

4/14/2009 1:08:49 PM

David B.

When Voyager 2 reached Saturn in 1981, it had been travelling through space for four years, was moving at 54 thousand MPH and had racked up an impressive 1.24 billion miles on the clock.

If was also off target by 41 miles, i.e. a little less than 3 seconds out.

When you can sink a 500 mile long putt first time, then you get to criticize.

www.time.com

4/14/2009 1:26:17 PM

Rallymodeller

Someone's angry that their job application to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory was turned down...

4/14/2009 1:30:19 PM

Katsuro

Random internet commentators always know better than the experts!

4/14/2009 2:40:23 PM

Zits

Tempus is cruel to Bigbrain!


4/14/2009 2:51:28 PM

G. Fieendish

Er, Global Tracking Network, & triangulation of said spacecraft by said interlinked tracking stations, via the minute differences in the Doppler shifted signal...
In short, ever heard of Baseline Interfereotomy...?

4/14/2009 4:23:45 PM

Dark_Lord_Prime

You repeatedly calling them "buffoons" does not change the reality that they are, in fact, rocket scientists.

4/14/2009 4:53:08 PM

naturally_deselected

AS REGARDS THEIR BULLET

4/14/2009 5:44:18 PM

Dr. Razark

18,000+ people.

Not counting thousands more working outside the gates.

And that's just at Johnson Space Center. There's a few centers scattered around the country. Yeah, I'd say that we have more than enough folks working on the problem to get it figured out.

And what exactly was it _you_ do for a living?

4/14/2009 8:37:59 PM

aaa

I see you can't understand big numbers.

4/14/2009 10:26:35 PM

dg

@Tempus: FTW. And now I want to read a fantasy story in that setting...

4/15/2009 4:20:53 AM

jsonitsac

Kepler's Laws, learn them.

4/15/2009 6:47:38 AM

Antichrist

Yes, people who spend 8 years of their lives learning about this shit and the rest of their careers working on it are 'buffoons' when compared to a basement troll who types bullshit onto the web.

4/15/2009 9:36:16 AM

Table Rock

Ah, the old If-I-can't-figure-it-out-then-no-one-else-can argument.

4/15/2009 9:38:20 AM



They use their secret magic, know as "math". Shhhh. Do not say it out loud!

4/15/2009 12:54:42 PM

Grigadil

@ Tempus:

Unfortunately, your very good idea has already been used by Jack Vance. The Relict, iirc, published in the collection Eight Fantasms and Magicks.

@bigassbraindrain, u r stooopid.

4/15/2009 1:10:47 PM

WMDKitty

I'll freely admit I have no clue what he's talking about, here -- I'm not a rocket scientist. Neither, apparently, is "bigbrain".

4/15/2009 3:35:53 PM

Dinomancer

Jeeze... If only that had equipment somewhere in earth's orbit, something like.... I don't know, some kind of thing that could bounce a radio signal around... Maybe like a network of them... Yeah, those would be useful...

4/15/2009 5:44:24 PM

D4vidH4mm3r

Dude. "They don't know" and "they don't know".
Of course they know. With enough math, you always know.

4/16/2009 9:57:54 AM

solomongrundy

That's why we use the expression 'rocket science'.

4/19/2009 1:19:42 AM

G. Fieendish

Re:Grigadil's post
Alternatively, this could be a inhabitant of a Chaos realm/dimension, from some of Michael Moorcock's books...

4/19/2009 10:16:39 PM

G. Fieendish

Double post, sorry

4/19/2009 10:17:00 PM
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