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#26 Mister T

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

hopefully with a little discretion ... :question:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .


She got it close, global warming occurs immediately after an asteroid impact. :grin:

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:30 PM

It actually sounds like an improv seque that just didn't work out as intended. I think she was trying to get a laugh out of Nye but her delivery was just too dead pan for him to process. She should have stuck to the prompter text.

In the broadcaster's defense, these flourishes can be hard to execute well 100% of the time, particularly if the studio is on a tight production schedule and they can't do 20 takes of the same 5 minute segment.

I wouldn't be surprised if she facepalmed when they cut. It could have been the producer who made the call... 90% accurate, good enough, have to move on to a completely unrelated subject - which the anchor may also know as much or as little as giant space rocks falling from the sky.

Maybe I'm giving CNN too much credit.

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That's a pretty reasonable interpretation. Again, we should not be too quick to judge. Most of us would be surprised at how poorly we would do in similar circumstances -- on either side of the interview.

Putting together a coherent forum post is far easier. And we swing wide of that mark all too often as well.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

... okay after the little blast in Russia ... Bill may be right about it being a city killer.

Just saying.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

http://www.popsci.co...bill-nye-did...

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .


How FOX like :roflmao:

#31 simpleisbetter

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

http://www.popsci.co...bill-nye-did...

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .


How FOX like :roflmao:


HA! They're even smarter than that, most of the time... But CNN, I gave up on a long time ago.

#32 Scott Horstman

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

http://www.popsci.co...bill-nye-did...

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .


How FOX like :roflmao:


Yeah, Megan Fox isn't that bright but easy on the eyes. :lol:

#33 simpleisbetter

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

:roflmao:

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

Fox? What's that?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

CNN anchor asks Bill Nye if recent asteroid flyby was caused by global warming:

http://www.popsci.co...bill-nye-did...

Ah the dense popular media and science . . .


How FOX like :roflmao:


Yeah, Megan Fox isn't that bright but easy on the eyes. :lol:


Nyah, the older I get the more my eyes and ears end up being connected. Some people are only easy on the eyes if the volume is turned all the way down.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

I see what you're hearin', you hear what I'm seein'?. :grin:

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

... okay after the little blast in Russia ... Bill may be right about it being a city killer.

Just saying.

I don't know about city killer, but imagine had that happened over LA or NYC :(

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

I see what you're hearin', you hear what I'm seein'?. :grin:


All the hot women in the news business are on The Weather Channel. No really trust me on this. Getting the TWC in HD, I have never been more interested in Fargo SD weather till Stephanie Abrams talks about it.

CNN has some lady during the day that is on around noon that is pretty hot too. Can't remember her name though.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

:rainbow:

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:22 AM

ahem...

Keep it on topic, indeed -- and this is not just a boys club, BTW.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

I wonder if the government would try to withhold news as long as possible of an upcoming serious asteroid strike?


I think they would try to hide it depending on a couple of things like how big, how much time before it hits. if it's a Tunguska event they would notify and try to evacuate if time allowed, if it's a true doomsday event I'd think they'd try to suppress it since nothing could be done and we all go nuts knowing our end was near.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

If it's a true doomsday event I'd think they'd try to suppress it since nothing could be done and we all go nuts knowing our end was near.



Again, if they only get a few hours notice they could probably keep it quiet. More because they wouldn't really have an efficient way to broadcast it that quickly even if they wanted to than out of secrecy, but they could probably do it.

But a true doomsday impact means a large object, which means it can be seen coming from farther away, which means that lots of astronomers in lots of countries are likely to see it. Even if some governments decide to try to suppress information like this, I don't see how they could succeed. Some other government or some non-government observers (professional and amateur) will see it and speak up.

Look at how effective government officials have been at covering up their affairs, misuse of campaign funds, etc. If they can't keep secrets that start with only 2 or 3 people, how do you think they could manage to keep a secret with something that thousands will know about?

I wish that they were really that competent. And that stable - if you think knowing that the end is near will make the rest of us go nuts, what makes you think that the government officials who find out first won't go nuts too? Half of them would probably run out and immediately announce that the impactor is divine punishment for the sins of those who disagree with their religion and/or politics, and proves that they were right.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

I wish that they were really that competent.
Jarad

Careful what you wish for...that is a really scary thought!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

If competence is scary, then I'm sure we'll all be able to rest easy tonight.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:21 AM

Okay, it looks like Scott Adams has been reading this thread...
Dilbert is in on the conspiracy

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