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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    One banana, two banana, three banana, four
    Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
    Over hill and highway the banana buggies go
    Coming on to bring you the Banana Splits show

    Making up a mess of fun, Making up a mess of fun
    Lots of fun for everyone

    Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la
    Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la

    Four banana, three banana, two bananas, one
    All bananas playing in the bright warm sun,
    Flipping like a pancake, popping like a cork,
    Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper and, Snork

  • artifexiteartifexite Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    artifexite wrote: »
    Wait, are we measuring in megalithic or metric here? Sloppy numerology, bub.

    metric unless mentioned otherwise. obviously...

    Really? Because, you know. They invented metric to cover all this moon business up. If you use it too much, it robs you of your science prowess and truth belief.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    It's rounding Dru, duh

    Yeah come on dru, significant digits

    Round to the most convenient

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    It's rounding Dru, duh

    Yeah come on dru, significant digits

    Round to the most convenient

    Convert it to the units that you made up to fit your other data which is in other units

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    artifexite wrote: »
    Wait, are we measuring in megalithic or metric here? Sloppy numerology, bub.

    metric unless it conflicts with the theory. obviously...

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  • As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Melding wrote: »
    the moon is 366% of the size of the earth? Am i reading that right?

    I guess that should read Earth to Moon.

    Let me post some more

    400
    the ratio of the size of the moon to that of the earth

    1/400th
    the number of times the Moon is closer to the earth than the sun

    40,000
    the number of megalithic yars in 1 Mg second of arc of the sun

    40,000
    the number of kiliometres the earth turns on its acis in a day

    400
    the number of kilometres the moon turns on its axis each day

    400
    the number of times the earth rotates faster than the Moon

    Here's the thing, though.

    Your numbers are rounded. In reality your statistics about rotations are both rounded and variable. The earth and moon haven't always rotated at the same rate and they won't into the future so even if your numbers were exact...well they still wouldn't mean anything since being divisible by 4 and 10 is a pretty pointless property.

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  • Valentin SeleznyovValentin Seleznyov __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    This is where it gets really freaky

    109.28
    the ratio of the size of the earth to that of the sun

    109.25
    the number of Earth diameters across the diameter of the sun

    109.26
    the number of solar diameters across the Earth's orbit at aphelion

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel COME ON AND DAN AND WELCOME TO THE DANRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    It's rounding Dru, duh

    Yeah come on dru, significant digits

    Round to the most convenient

    Convert it to the units that you made up to fit your other data which is in other units

    he named them after himself! they must be right!

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Look in all seriousness Valentin, have you heard of Occam's Razor? The simplest explanation is the best. What is more simple/likely, that all of those numbers being the same have some sort of cosmic purpose? or that they are all just the same number that might even be incorrect?

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    It's rounding Dru, duh

    Yeah come on dru, significant digits

    Round to the most convenient

    Convert it to the units that you made up to fit your other data which is in other units

    Which only come in whole numbers

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  • JordanthehuttJordanthehutt Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    artifexite wrote: »
    artifexite wrote: »
    Wait, are we measuring in megalithic or metric here? Sloppy numerology, bub.

    metric unless mentioned otherwise. obviously...

    Really? Because, you know. They invented metric to cover all this moon business up. If you use it too much, it robs you of your science prowess and truth belief.

    The group that is in charge of the standards of the metric system is actually really cool. Like a perfect kilogram and such in a sealed glass box. I read an article about it once, pretty neat stuff.

  • DontShootToastersDontShootToasters Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    okay

    what the fuck is a megalithic yars

    is that a real thing?

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    okay

    what the fuck is a megalithic yars

    is that a real thing?
    Spoiler:

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    For example

    It’s no baloney

    It ain’t a phony

    My cellular, Bananularphone

    Don’t need quarters, don’t need dimes

    To call a friend of mine

    Don’t need computer or TV

    To have a real good time

    I call for pizza, I call my cat

    I call the White House, have a chat

    I place a call around the world

    Operator get me Beijing jing jing jing .

    God, I love this

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    109.28
    the ratio of the size of the earth to that of the sun

    Wolfram Alpha says differently?

    unless "size" doesn't mean what i think it does

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hey Val, question. Does any of your stuff involve me being able to get super powers? Good ones, not like shitty X-Men powers.

    I'm talking like Green Lantern Superman here.

  • DontShootToastersDontShootToasters Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    The moon is a giant robot

    It all makes sense

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2010
    Valentin is a significance junkie. He assumes there must be significance to all the random patterns and coincidences he sees.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited April 2010
    just when I thought I'd seen every kind of crazy the internet had to offer

    If you'd like an anime thread, please PM me to discuss it. Include pics/video of your favorites.
  • As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This is where it gets really freaky

    109.28
    the ratio of the size of the earth to that of the sun

    109.25
    the number of Earth diameters across the diameter of the sun

    109.26
    the number of solar diameters across the Earth's orbit at aphelion

    Those first two numbers are directly related to one another and they STILL aren't exactly the same.

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    109.28
    the ratio of the size of the earth to that of the sun

    Wolfram Alpha says differently?

    unless "size" doesn't mean what i think it does

    He means diameter, which does work out to 109.2

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  • cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    ok, i think i finally know what's going on here. it was so damn obvious, any bartender could have caught this.

    the damn moon is full tonight. and i, for one, firmly believe in the increase of noticeably crazy people during the full moon.

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  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    109.28
    the ratio of the size of the earth to that of the sun

    Wolfram Alpha says differently?

    unless "size" doesn't mean what i think it does

    He means diameter, which does work out to 109.2

    no, diameter was one of the other ones.

    And I might be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure that the diameter ratio and the volume ratio aren't going to be the same unless the sphere's are the same in every way?

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This is where it gets really freaky

    109.28
    the ratio of the size of the earth to that of the sun

    109.25
    the number of Earth diameters across the diameter of the sun

    109.26
    the number of solar diameters across the Earth's orbit at aphelion

    The ratio of the size of the earth to the sun as measured by their diameters is the same as the ratio of the earth's diameter to the sun's diameter. It is all coming together. Will I be tested on this?

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    109.28
    the ratio of the size of the earth to that of the sun

    Wolfram Alpha says differently?

    unless "size" doesn't mean what i think it does

    He means diameter, which does work out to 109.2

    no, diameter was one of the other ones.

    And I might be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure that the diameter ratio and the volume ratio aren't going to be the same unless the sphere's are the same in every way?

    Oh. I guess he was just repeating himself.

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  • JordanthehuttJordanthehutt Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    cadmunky wrote: »
    ok, i think i finally know what's going on here. it was so damn obvious, any bartender could have caught this.

    the damn moon is full tonight. and i, for one, firmly believe in the increase of noticeably crazy people during the full moon.

    oh fuck you're right, that must really be the answer here.

  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    109.28
    the ratio of the size of the earth to that of the sun

    Wolfram Alpha says differently?

    unless "size" doesn't mean what i think it does

    He means diameter, which does work out to 109.2

    no, diameter was one of the other ones.

    And I might be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure that the diameter ratio and the volume ratio aren't going to be the same unless the sphere's are the same in every way?

    Oh. I guess he was just repeating himself.

    but the numbers were different! :P

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Cause if you can guarantee super powers, i will follow you to the ends of this earth, I won't kill myself or nothing, but, i could really use super powers.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    cadmunky wrote: »
    ok, i think i finally know what's going on here. it was so damn obvious, any bartender could have caught this.

    the damn moon is full tonight. and i, for one, firmly believe in the increase of noticeably crazy people during the full moon.

    The moon isn't actually full it's--bah I can't come up with anything good.

    Something something ratio.

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    cadmunky wrote: »
    ok, i think i finally know what's going on here. it was so damn obvious, any bartender could have caught this.

    the damn moon is full tonight. and i, for one, firmly believe in the increase of noticeably crazy people during the full moon.

    May I join your crazy moon cult? I'm taking an interest in lunar theology and yours seems like the best fit for my orbital being.

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  • mnollmnoll Registered User
    edited April 2010
    98 degrees is the approximate temperature of the normal human body

    BUT

    it's also the name of the mid-90's boy band!

    COINCIDENCE?!

  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm surprised this dude is still chuggin away.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    just when I thought I'd seen every kind of crazy the internet had to offer

    No, this guy has his own brand. It's high end shit too.

  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    captaink wrote: »
    captaink wrote: »
    109.28
    the ratio of the size of the earth to that of the sun

    Wolfram Alpha says differently?

    unless "size" doesn't mean what i think it does

    He means diameter, which does work out to 109.2

    no, diameter was one of the other ones.

    And I might be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure that the diameter ratio and the volume ratio aren't going to be the same unless the sphere's are the same in every way?

    Oh. I guess he was just repeating himself.

    but the numbers were different! :P

    Yeah I guess it's just wankery!

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  • Valentin SeleznyovValentin Seleznyov __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2010
    You're probably aware that some of these measurements are changing... but the aliens knew this. They encoded the message into the Moon so that everything would be at it's most synchronised during my lifetime.

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Melding wrote: »
    Hey Val, question. Does any of your stuff involve me being able to get super powers? Good ones, not like shitty X-Men powers.

    I'm talking like Green Lantern Superman here.

    Who would win in a fight: Green Lantern Superman or Green Lantern Batman?

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  • FedoraFedora Registered User
    edited April 2010
    And here I thought the girl in my world history class telling everyone that people in the 1400's brushed their teeth with dragon's blood would be the craziest thing I was gonna hear today.

    Congratulations moon guy.

    You beat out dragon's blood toothpaste.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Look at this fuck wizard right hereRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Personally, I'm really sorry this thread will be locked before too much longer

  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    You're probably aware that some of these measurements are changing... but the aliens knew this. They encoded the message into the Moon so that everything would be at it's most synchronised during my lifetime.

    this is starting to seem kinda trollish

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