The UK is a 'Third World' country

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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby ice on fire » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:07 pm

Put like that, its pretty incredbile.
 
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby LittleBabyNothing » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:16 pm

fairydandy wrote:
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fairydandy wrote:I was watching the new Stephen Hawking documentary the other day and he said that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies out there and as I understand it there are around 100,000,000,000 stars in the galaxy that we live in alone.

Sure, the Pope is important. :roll:


Actually, I was told recently that there's roughly 250 billion stars in our galaxy and there are 300 to 400 billion galaxies out there.

In simple terms: there are more stars in the universe than all the grains of sand from all the beaches in the world.


It's staggering, simply staggering.


I've been involved with astronomy for 14 years now (on a more or less professional level) and I'm so used to it by now that I've kind of lost the "wow" factor. I'm trying to convince myself that the wow factor was what brought me to astronomy and that I don't need to understand everything because that would be pretty boring.

I'm also trying to stop reading up on modern astronomy, because my research is ancient astronomy and they didn't know about stellar astrophysics, black holes, lightyears, etc. I wanna feel what they felt when they looked up to the sky.
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby LittleBabyNothing » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:18 pm

ice on fire wrote:Put like that, its pretty incredbile.


I find it more than just incredible, it's pretty awesome in the original sense of the word ("awe-inspiring").
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby ice on fire » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:21 pm

LittleBabyNothing wrote:
ice on fire wrote:Put like that, its pretty incredbile.


I find it more than just incredible, it's pretty awesome in the original sense of the word ("awe-inspiring").

Agreed :thumbsup:
 
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby JLP » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:25 pm

LittleBabyNothing wrote:
ice on fire wrote:Put like that, its pretty incredbile.


I find it more than just incredible, it's pretty awesome in the original sense of the word ("awe-inspiring").


i used to love looking up at the star filled sky as a boy. Now in the cities, you can barely see any start at all.
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby ice on fire » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:31 pm

I still do that, the sky in the prairies is outstanding.
 
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby WeeMann » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:36 pm

JLP wrote:i used to love looking up at the star filled sky as a boy. Now in the cities, you can barely see any start at all.


I visited Ace the weekend of the volcano, just as all the planes were grounded. On the Saturday night we all walked to the pub in his village (nestled well away from any major town or city) and the view of a uniquely clear sky was absolutely staggering. I grew up in a little village on the coast with very little street lighting and I don't remember ever seeing anything quite as incredible as the view that night.
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby Loretta » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:35 am

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JLP wrote:i used to love looking up at the star filled sky as a boy. Now in the cities, you can barely see any start at all.


I visited Ace the weekend of the volcano, just as all the planes were grounded. On the Saturday night we all walked to the pub in his village (nestled well away from any major town or city) and the view of a uniquely clear sky was absolutely staggering. I grew up in a little village on the coast with very little street lighting and I don't remember ever seeing anything quite as incredible as the view that night.

The view around Ace's is staggering... I even wrote a ditty about it.
 
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby LittleBabyNothing » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:53 am

WeeMann wrote:
JLP wrote:i used to love looking up at the star filled sky as a boy. Now in the cities, you can barely see any start at all.


I visited Ace the weekend of the volcano, just as all the planes were grounded. On the Saturday night we all walked to the pub in his village (nestled well away from any major town or city) and the view of a uniquely clear sky was absolutely staggering. I grew up in a little village on the coast with very little street lighting and I don't remember ever seeing anything quite as incredible as the view that night.


Grounding the planes made such a difference to the sky here in Vienna too! It took a few days for the atmosphere to clear, but I've not had that many nights with brilliant "seeing" in a long while and haven't had it since :(
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby WeeMann » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:57 am

Loretta wrote:
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JLP wrote:i used to love looking up at the star filled sky as a boy. Now in the cities, you can barely see any start at all.


I visited Ace the weekend of the volcano, just as all the planes were grounded. On the Saturday night we all walked to the pub in his village (nestled well away from any major town or city) and the view of a uniquely clear sky was absolutely staggering. I grew up in a little village on the coast with very little street lighting and I don't remember ever seeing anything quite as incredible as the view that night.

The view around Ace's is staggering... I even wrote a ditty about it.


You should have seen it that night. Where were you?

Oh...

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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby the great pretender » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:56 pm

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JLP wrote:They say he has gout. Wonder if he can get some fresh faced 12 year old to wash them for him.


He might not be an abuser. Apparently some of them aren't.


i hope you have proof that some aren't :D
 
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby Dusty » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:07 pm

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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby fairydandy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:08 pm

What a half witted cretin this clown is.
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I have no problem with archbishops if they keep their idiotic mouths closed.
 
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby ice on fire » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:34 pm

Not me, I would rather those types keep it up so we all can see what prats they are.
 
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Re: The UK is a 'Third World' country

Postby Delilah » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:21 pm

What I can't for the life of me understand is what is it about the mechanics of sex between two of the same gender that gets these mens' panties all in a wad. I have done the exact same things that the average gay man will do with another man, and while it's fun, I don't understand what it is about such acts that is supposed to be setting the very universe ablaze with horror. It's so trivial, so simple. It's truly no big freakin' deal. I just don't get it. Such simple things inspire such hatred. And it makes absolutely no logical sense.

These religious leaders are so out of touch with the young people in our countries. They are not coming across as anything but utter and complete assholes.
 
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