How do you know more than they do?
4/14/2009 12:31:10 PM
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
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
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
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.
4/14/2009 1:26:17 PM
Someone's angry that their job application to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory was turned down...
4/14/2009 1:30:19 PM
Random internet commentators always know better than the experts!
4/14/2009 2:40:23 PM
Tempus is cruel to Bigbrain!
4/14/2009 2:51:28 PM
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
You repeatedly calling them "buffoons" does not change the reality that they are, in fact, rocket scientists.
4/14/2009 4:53:08 PM
AS REGARDS THEIR BULLET
4/14/2009 5:44:18 PM
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
I see you can't understand big numbers.
4/14/2009 10:26:35 PM
@Tempus: FTW. And now I want to read a fantasy story in that setting...
4/15/2009 4:20:53 AM
Kepler's Laws, learn them.
4/15/2009 6:47:38 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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
That's why we use the expression 'rocket science'.
4/19/2009 1:19:42 AM
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
Double post, sorry
4/19/2009 10:17:00 PM