Open Thread, Tuesday 8 April 2014

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About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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42 Responses to Open Thread, Tuesday 8 April 2014

  1. texan59 says:

    Go outside tonight. You rocket scientists can explain this better than the article, I’m sure. 🙂

    • zmalfoy says:

      And! We’ve got Coronal Holes coming in from the Sun (which means increased solar energy coming at us), so the stressors on Earth will be increased a bit. . .

    • Since it’s 2014, and we all have personal space scooters in our garages like the Jetsons, Opposition Day means that Mars is lined up on the other side of the sun, and it’s the perfect day to take your saucer out for a quick spin to the Red Planet for a picnic. Oh, you don’t have one of those? Huh. I guess this is not a big deal then. I’m canceling my Popular Science magazine subscription. 👿

  2. The last 5 or so Congressional criminal scandals have involved members of a “mystery party” that the entire press community has failed to identify. Guess how long it took CNN to identify the party of REPUBLICAN Vance McAllister from Louisiana? Sentence number one. How long before they were shocked that he was in a culturally obsolete state of hetero-matrimony. First WORD.
    The evil married REPUBLICAN congressman…

    The slutty Republican-corrupting harpy, whose dress somehow almost matches the drapes in this room.

    The humiliated wife and family, attending services at the North Monroe Baptist church before hanging out with the Duck Dynasty clan.

    CNN also expressed regret that Rep. McAllister wasn’t also involved in some kind of weapons trafficking, and that the Republican Party of Louisiana hadn’t already purged the congressman’s website and all records of his existence, like the Democrat Party of CA just did with their Senator Leland yee and several other indicted reps.

    Wait! This just in. It turns out that the staffer Rep. McAllister was caught getting frisky with was actually someone else!

  3. zmalfoy says:

    So, an actor I’ve come to really enjoy over the past few years is Mark Pellegrino– my fave role of his is as Lucifer on Supernatural. Turns out he’s a Libertarian, and recently made twitchy for his exchange with a fan:

  4. Knight4GFC says:

    Please read! I wish all Christians could see this… including the footage captured of these atrocities! WARNING! This article is graphic… but then again, this is REALITY.

    Actual And Literal Islamic Human Slaughterhouses For Christians Discovered

    Saif Al-Adlubi told the story when the Egyptian butcher would examine the row of people who were waiting their execution. Al-Adlubi witnessed at least two Armenians who were waiting their turn to be slaughtered since no one paid their ransom, the sum of $100,000 each… Read more here:

  5. Eric Holder is a big dickhead. Rep. Louis Gohmert responds well, though. Via WeaselZippers.

  6. zmalfoy says:

    Grunt (or anyone else reading): do you know Kirchoff’s Law, the one regarding “black body” radiation? I just saw a great presentation on how laboratory experiments have disproved the law, and I kinda get how important it has been for a lot of “established” physics (Plank, Einstein,and the idea of Cosmic Background Radiation depend on it), but my understanding of the law itself is fuzzy. Can anyone explain this to me, please? Thanks!

    • I wish I could help, but the thermodynamics stuff has always been a little fuzzy for me. I know that a Kirchoff “black body” is a theoretical ideal that doesn’t exist in physical reality, so I can imagine there may be lots of lab data that doesn’t quite verify black body behavior. I think K’s Law has to do with black bodies in equilibrium, which means they are absorbing 100% of the radiation that hits them, while radiating the same energy in some other spectrum, according to emissivity of the object. Bodies in the lab not in equilibrium would not apply to the Law. Is it the emissivity, which is supposed to always be <1 that's in question?

    • texan59 says:

      We’ve got a couple guys in this area who are gouging the crap out of all the locals. Unfortunately, it’s hard to get to Wal-Mart that early that often. Pizzes me off. 👿

  7. This is on Google’s website. So how does this affect our hand held devices powered by Google?

    We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.

  8. Talk about a bunch of hogwash. The website
    Queen of islam is so full of blarney it’s not even real being on American soil trying to makeislam look good or something. So email this and let them know what you think!

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