Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Okay, it's not Satan, but maybe its Galactus

quote [ MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two more craters of unknown origin have been spotted in Russia's Siberia region, weeks after a similar-looking hole was found in the isolated northernmost area, a local paper reported. ]

This is a continuation on my previous post about a hole appearing in Siberia. Turns out there are more. I think its probably Galactus making holes to plant his planet killing machine. Or maybe something totally explainable by rational means, like mole people or Atlanteans.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by Onix@3:49amGMT]


Bleb said @ 5:56pm GMT on 30th Jul [Score:3 Funny]
ENZ said @ 4:34am GMT on 30th Jul [Score:2]
From wikipedia: "The peninsula consists mostly of permafrost ground and is geologically a very young place —some areas are less than ten thousand years old"

Probably sinkholes as the above ground is getting all mushy and falling into caverns.
Onix said @ 4:36am GMT on 30th Jul
Okay, sounds logical.
Cackzilla said @ 4:41am GMT on 30th Jul
Or maybe it's just the mole people thawing out! Wake up sheeple!
Dumbledorito said @ 5:00am GMT on 30th Jul
It's weird how often sinkholes are so evenly round.

Nothing to add to the conspiracies, just a comment. Carry on.
Ankylosaur said @ 4:07am GMT on 30th Jul [Score:1 Interesting]
Goggle Earth: Yamal Peninsula

The whole peninsula is pockmarked with circular lakes. Very strange.
Onix said @ 4:33am GMT on 30th Jul
But the mystery holes here are quite circular, more than those in Google. And the inside walls are pretty smooth.
foobar said @ 4:15am GMT on 30th Jul [Score:1 Interesting]
Onix said @ 4:34am GMT on 30th Jul
Dumbledorito said @ 4:25am GMT on 30th Jul [Score:1 Hot Pr0n]
kylemcbitch said @ 3:30am GMT on 3rd Aug [Score:1 WTF]

So apparently we believe these are natural gas deposits bursting due to global warming. Isn't that extremely worrisome? I can't find anywhere that they mention which gasses, but I really hope not green house gasses. Last time we belive something similar happened on large enough scale, terrible things happened.
Onix said @ 8:41pm GMT on 3rd Aug
Damn it!
arrowhen said @ 7:16am GMT on 30th Jul
Naruki said @ 3:43pm GMT on 3rd Aug
That's what she said.

... not to me, though. :-(
AssBastard said @ 11:18am GMT on 30th Jul
Apparently Russia IS full of giant assholes!
KingPellinore said @ 12:05pm GMT on 30th Jul
I just finished reading Orson Scott Card's "Earth Afire" and couldn't help but think of the Chinese drill sledges.
Dumbledorito said @ 1:03pm GMT on 30th Jul
Every time I try to read Orson Scott Card, I run into a character who's SOOOOO much smarter or pious (or both) than everyone else, is oppressed by the lesser beings around him (it's always a him) and who then has to grudgingly save their asses because the Übermensch has to be Jesus to everyone, though he'll tell them off and smugly kick a few to the curb.

It's like how Dean Koontz can't avoid Libertarian screeds and talking golden retrievers.
KingPellinore said @ 3:19pm GMT on 30th Jul
No argument there. Card loves his Marty Stus. It was a beach read on loan from my father-in-law. I may check out the next book just to see what happens, maybe not. My FIL will probably get it and I can borrow it from him without having to buy it.
zarathustra said @ 2:57am GMT on 31st Jul
I have heard wonderful things about some of cards books. Unfortunately, he writes a weekly column in a local paper where he comes across as as dumber than a scientologist and more egotistical than anything I can think of to compare him to.

He reviews stuff. If it is simplistic, he loves it. If it is normal, well, it is okay, but he would have written it differently. Too bad the writer wasn't as good as he is. If it is complex, it is an evil liberal plot to make our children reject all that is good and holy. He is even worse when he talks about politics. He had a rant one week against those who call Bush a liar. why they were not lies even if they were wrong, and the next week writes about that liar Obama and explains why it doesn't matter if he was honestly wrong, he had a duty for god's sake... Once he even stated within the course of one article that those who believe in global warming have no good arguments because they call deniers, well, deniers, ignorant, stupid, etc and if they had real arguments they wouldn't resort to name calling. Two paragraphs later he points out that clearly those who believe in global warming are liars, hypocrites and poopyheads.

After all that, I just can't bring myself to read his books.
KingPellinore said @ 12:06pm GMT on 31st Jul
Card's a strange man who has ideologies I disagree with. But so was Heinlein and I still read him, too.

They say you should never meet your heroes and while I don't think I'd ever call Card a hero of mine (he's a homophobic anti-intellectual IRL), but I like his books for a quick read every now and then.
Dumbledorito said @ 4:52pm GMT on 31st Jul
Except Heinlein's biases and desire to screed didn't really show up until later in his career. Even his militaristic books (i.e. Starship Troopers) didn't portray the worst of his biases as gospel from on high, leaving room for the reader to dislike the societal norms presented without someone telling them every three paragraphs that only dirty liberal commie morons would think the author was wrong.

Also, like a lot of old sci-fi guys, eventually Heinlein mostly focused on freaky sex when he was winding down.
Dumbledorito said @ 4:54pm GMT on 31st Jul
Additional: There are authors who can hold ideas totally opposed to what I think is correct and I can go with it so long as its done in a clever fashion and not the cargo the story is schlepping along. Those authors remember to entertain the reader first and foremost.

And if you like Card, you might be able to stomach John Ringo. Google "Oh John Ringo NO" first, however.
XregnaR said @ 6:35pm GMT on 30th Jul
Saw the thumb, thought this was a goatse post.

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