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Topic: OT - Why?

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Drew4UTk

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Re: OT - Why?
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2018, 09:58:14 PM »
@UT-Erin03 , for some reason, your post reminded me of this, and i could watch it over and over...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mtvzERxjTA

longhorn320

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« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2018, 10:39:47 PM »
Thats really funny Drew
They won't let me give blood anymore. The burnt orange color scares the hell out of the doctors.

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Re: OT - Why?
« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2018, 05:03:02 PM »
Yeah, not sure what's going on there or what country that is, but I'd be taking video, too, if that happened in front of me on the road. 

"When Good Mascots Go Bad" - if that was a show, I'd tune in for sure. 

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« Reply #59 on: February 06, 2018, 05:18:54 PM »
unfortunately this has already been answered
but thanks for playing
Don't mind him, bwarbiany.  He's been stuck in a recliner for the last 20 years.

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« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2018, 05:54:44 PM »
Don't mind him, bwarbiany.  He's been stuck in a recliner for the last 20 years.
I look at it as a kind of throne
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« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2018, 08:16:50 PM »
Don't mind him, bwarbiany.  He's been stuck in a recliner for the last 20 years.
Man, it's a tough crowd when crotchety old farts like T95 are making fun of you for being old.

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« Reply #62 on: February 06, 2018, 10:23:47 PM »
Man, it's a tough crowd when crotchety old farts like T95 are making fun of you for being old.

Dont worry utee I'll dance on his grave
Man, it's a tough crowd when crotchety old farts like T95 are making fun of you for being old.

yep you can always count on 95 for a recliner joke
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« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2018, 05:50:25 PM »
Dont worry utee I'll dance on his grave
You're gonna have to get up first.

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« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2018, 06:51:35 PM »
Heh, well played. 

Hey, did anyone read anything about 'crootin' today?  I hear it's National Signing Day.

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« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2018, 07:34:07 PM »
not yet, but I've been busy
"Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport."

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« Reply #66 on: February 07, 2018, 10:05:05 PM »
You're gonna have to get up first.
for that I'll get up
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Re: OT - Why?
« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2018, 01:06:51 PM »
Why do people say planets rotate counter clockwise around the sun?  Can somebody please explain that to me?

You see... I am of the opinion that counter clockwise is only counter clockwise because of our point of view.

If a dog on the ground starts going counter clockwise around a tree, it's because we're see it from above ground.  If we were underground, watching that same dog circle that same tree and could somehow see through the dirt it would look clockwise.

If a clock on the wall suddenly started going backwards, it would look counter clockwise but only from our side of the wall.  On the other side of the wall, if we could see through it, it would look clockwise.

Planets aren't even up against a wall or on the ground.  They are a sphere in orbit around another sphere.  If you go to the opposite side of where it looks like they're going counter clockwise, they would be going clockwise.   Direction is relative.

Why do people say they're going counter clockwise?

And why do we accept it like it's the gospel.

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« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2018, 02:06:37 PM »
not ALL of us accept it as if it were Gospel

hell, some of us don't even believe in the Gospel

friggin heathens
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« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2018, 06:44:08 PM »
I've actually never heard anyone say that planets rotate in a CCW orbit around the sun.  Because of precisely the reason Slick states.

However, if such a thing were said, then I'd imagine the astronomers have decided on some agreed-upon, fixed point of reference.  One might venture that such an agreed-upon point of reference might have to do with the sun's magnetic field and magnetic poles, but those reverse every 11 years, so then again, probably not.  Anyway, if we agree upon a fixed point of reference in space, even an arbitrary one, then we can define the direction of the orbits of the planet.

Or maybe not.

 

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