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NEWS PAPER OR MEDIA ARTICLES, ANYTHING INTERESTING
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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Apr 12 2019, 01:45 PM

Re your feedback to the ABC, you must have missed the implied small print about negative comments not being welcome.

But seriously, I generally get a response to feedback on ABC podcasts, but then my feedback has generally been of a positive suggestive kind (that probably needs rephrasing). I am also a fairly regular reader of ABC news on my phone (a) because it's free and (b) because it's always advisable to keep an eye on enemy movements.






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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Apr 14 2019, 01:29 PM

Yeah I started using it after some poster kept calling me a sheeple just because I did not agree with his batshit crazy conspiracy theories. Hence, Shawn. Sharescene is not quite the barroom brawl it used to be but I've grown fond of the picture.



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In Reply To: Pendragon's post @ Apr 13 2019, 09:10 AM

That cute little sheep avatar is Shawn the Sheep. Kids animated TV show that grandparents watch with the little tackers.
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In Reply To: triage's post @ Apr 11 2019, 10:26 AM

Triage,

Apart from the science - yeah Einstein!!!!

It is the algorithms they developed to enhance the image. These algorithms will filter down to all the media and photo software we use and that little cute little sheep avatar you use - I will be able to see distinctly every follicle of hair on his body. Will be able to tell which of the 34 genders now available to choose from, it is!! Well at least 2.

 
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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Apr 12 2019, 01:45 PM

Well, if you happen to live in NSW, you soon learn it stands for Newcastle Sydney Wollongong.



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mullokintyre
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I am a fairly avid reader of the ABC News site.
Its a just a pity it is so Sydney Centric.
Despite having my location in Victoria, every morning when I check in, one of the most prominent items is “Live: NSW Now”.
I guess they think that NSW is so important , that everyone else outdide that state needs to know whats happening there.
This is a recent phenomenon, and when I sent a feedback to ABC , the response I got was nothing. (at least not in the three days since I put my feedback comment in).

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post Posted: Apr 11 2019, 02:05 PM
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In Reply To: triage's post @ Apr 11 2019, 10:26 AM

Well someone found it exciting.

https://imgur.com/gallery/eN6LVFM

Just think: in ten years time people will look at that page and marvel at how bulky the storage units required were not at how many petabytes it took.



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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Apr 11 2019, 07:58 AM

Yes hardly worth the 55 million year wait is it. Certainly less momentous than the broadcast of the final series of Game of Thrones, which we know is already finished being filmed and is in the can... rolleyes.gif . The space geeks seem pretty excited by the photo but I suspect most ignoramuses like moi will just go, meh, and move onto the sports pages.



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In Reply To: mullokintyre's post @ Apr 4 2019, 07:22 AM

Well, the end result is a bit underwhelming.





Looks like a fuzzy donut.
However, if we are being truly technically truthfull, it may not exist this morning, or could be extremely different from the photograph.
Given that the object is some 55 million light years away, the radiation used to create the image is some 55 million years old.

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mullokintyre
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I wonder if the MSM will see much importance in this announcement.

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This could be the biggest announcement ever in the history of astronomy. Announcement and video follows.


Artist conception of what a photograph of the event horizon around a black hole may look like.
Of all the weird stuff that exists in the universe, such as quasars, pulsars, magnetars, neutron stars, red giants and white dwarfs, one of the most bizarre, and the “holy grail” for scientists to image, is the black hole. Black holes were first identified in Einstein’s theory of general relativity. These gravitational monsters create a gravity well so deep and so steep that they consume everything near them. The gravity is so intense that even light can’t escape. While science already knows quite a bit about black holes, and have posited that one exists at the center of our galaxy since the mid 1970s, there have never been any photographs of black holes. After all, how can you photograph something that sucks in all the light around it?

The answer? Look for the event horizon.

That lack of photography may be about to change on April 10th, 2019. From the EHT webpage:

The European Commission, European Research Council, and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project will hold a press conference to present a groundbreaking result from the EHT.

EHT Webpage


While idly reading up on Event Horizons and black holes, I found the interesting tidbit that if the earth were to be compressed sufficiently so as to be about 9 centimetres in diameter, it would become a black hole.
Very useful info for our next trivial pursuit night.

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