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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    also, if you have an Android phone, download this and point your phone at it

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    If it's a planet, it will sit on the plane of the ecliptic. It's an invisible line that the sun and moon and planets travel along the sky.

    Also it won't flicker like stars do.

    It's hard to say whether Jupiter or Venus is brighter, that can be altered by a lot of factors. Saturn can be very bright too.

    What city are you watching from?

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    Seeing Jupiter for the first time through a telescope is pretty cool.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Al_wat wrote:
    Cool, thanks for clarifying!

    definitely sounds like its Jupiter that I'm seeing.

    e - Its been pretty consistent. Like for over a year I've been seeing it, so probably not a comet or anything transient like that.

    if it's been in the same spot in the sky for a year it's not a planet. Planets travel. That's actually how they get their name. Planet means "Wanderer"

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    #pipe wrote:
    If it's a planet, it will sit on the plane of the ecliptic. It's an invisible line that the sun and moon and planets travel along the sky.

    Also it won't flicker like stars do.

    It's hard to say whether Jupiter or Venus is brighter, that can be altered by a lot of factors. Saturn can be very bright too.

    What city are you watching from?

    Near Toronto, in Canada.

    Yeah I don't know if its moving relative to constellations. When I mean I consistently see it, I don't mean in the same place necessarily - I just mean that on most nights I tend to notice it up there. Its noticeably one of the brightest "stars" up there, however.

    Hell I'm going out for a smoke right now, I'll tell you guys what I see. Hopefully the sky is clear.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    MrMonroe wrote:
    also, if you have an Android phone, download this and point your phone at it

    I love Skymap

    it's even more fascinating to show off to people who don't have smartphones

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    I have Starwalk on the iPhone

    it's like Skymap but with a few more features and it costs five bucks

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    It is probably the moon.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    That's not a moon.

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    #pipe wrote:
    I have Starwalk on the iPhone

    it's like Skymap but with a few more features and it costs five bucks

    I got that for iPad. it is pretty good. Motion controls are a bit wonky though

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    oh fuck I just realized

    it's actually the sun


    Pure grey clouds and rain outside :(

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    http://www.npr.org/2011/12/14/143659027/and-you-thought-the-tiger-mother-was-tough

    best seller

    book of the year

    "Beat Them Into Peking University"

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    ben kenobi with glasses looks like george romero

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    #pipe wrote:
    I have Starwalk on the iPhone

    it's like Skymap but with a few more features and it costs five bucks

    Stellarium is a good desktop app for figuring out "what's up tonight." (Free too.)

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    "Simple, real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." -Mustrum Ridcully in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather p. 142 (HarperPrism 1996)
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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Popped in my MMX collection in the ol' PS2 last night and played some glorious megamans.

    Still crazy fun.

    BLM - ACAB
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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    I'm so bad at megaman

    really sidescrollers in general

    Super Meat Boy was a painful game.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    play the first ninja gaiden

    bnet: TheStig#1787 Steam: TheStig
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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    I was proud of having actually completed the first Ninja Gaiden.

    Don't finish games often.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Never played Gaiden.

    I did play my heart out trying to reach the end of Ninja Turtles NES.

    And then Shredder happened.

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    ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    Which one? Because the original is hard as fuck, but the arcade-style one was a fair bit easier. I beat that one.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    The original.

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    ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    Yeah fuck that game

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    I saw Venus one evening and it was so damn bright. It blew me away. I actually got a good picture with my shitty cellphone camera it was so bright.

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    KamarKamar Registered User regular
    Trying to remember, which X game is it where Sigma is disgustingly, ridiculously difficult, even with the uber armor? 3? I think it was the one with the golden ultimate armor.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote:
    Yeah fuck that game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ke5M4JjkCQ

    this level

    also

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-aiFt7Ofe0

    this game

    is

    BULLSHIT

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    They have a great observatory set up in the hills near the city here. It was about $30 to go up there and have a tour and look at some cool planets and constellations, it was fantastic.

    It really is one of the best things about living in a relatively less populous capital city, that the light pollution won't stop you from seeing the stars at night

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    FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    Wow I am just now realizing that the TMNT NES game is a Castlevania clone...

    I loved both of those games but I could only get to the second level of Castlevania.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    FirmSkater wrote:
    Wow I am just now realizing that the TMNT NES game is a Castlevania clone...

    I loved both of those games but I could only get to the second level of Castlevania.

    Well, they were both made by Konami's NES development team.

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    I used to have the battle toads jet bike levels memorized. Farthest I got was to the top of that tower when the cloud starts blowing you around.

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    ThreeCubedThreeCubed Grandma Winky's fat ankles Registered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    They have a great observatory set up in the hills near the city here. It was about $30 to go up there and have a tour and look at some cool planets and constellations, it was fantastic.

    It really is one of the best things about living in a relatively less populous capital city, that the light pollution won't stop you from seeing the stars at night

    After living in the city for close to ten years now, I go home to my childhood home in the deep country and I always forget how many night-sky objects I can see out there. I can see Andromeda with the naked eye out there.

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    TefTef Registered User regular
    The night sky is so awesome

    help a fellow forumer meet their mental health care needs because USA healthcare sucks!

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    TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    Fandyien wrote:
    http://www.npr.org/2011/12/14/143659027/and-you-thought-the-tiger-mother-was-tough

    best seller

    book of the year

    "Beat Them Into Peking University"

    Holy shit this guy is a scumbag


    Uh-oh I accidentally deleted my signature. Uh-oh!!
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    BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    i think the hardest video game that i have ever played is

    battletoads

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    unintentionalunintentional smelly Registered User regular
    henry hatsworth for me

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Beasteh wrote:
    i think the hardest video game that i have ever played is

    battletoads

    Remember when people used to call Gamestop all the time asking about that game?

    Is that finally dead?

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    Tasteticle wrote:
    Fandyien wrote:
    http://www.npr.org/2011/12/14/143659027/and-you-thought-the-tiger-mother-was-tough

    best seller

    book of the year

    "Beat Them Into Peking University"

    Holy shit this guy is a scumbag

    when i first read it i thought the quote had him saying he "beat them with a feather" and i was like "oh neat it's some sort of new-agey love-centered form of parenting!"

    then i went back and reread that part and i was all "oh feather duster the rest of this paragraph makes way more sense now"

    dude is a dick though, for sure

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    VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular

    man, this boss

    no wait
    man, this GAME

    SO GOOD

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    Crotchless Gorilla SuitCrotchless Gorilla Suit Registered User regular
    Christopher Hitchens died.

    Whatever you think about his politics, he was a very smart man and a skeptic. He will be missed.

    Here is his final Vanity Fair piece: http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/01/hitchens-201201

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