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arXiv

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Both arXiv and archive.org are invaluable projects which, if they didn't exist, we would dismiss as obviously ridiculous and unworkable.
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::silently weeping as I pay the Elsevier/Springer/Wiley/AIP bills::
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Both arXiv and archive.org are invaluable projects which, if they didn't exist, we would dismiss as obviously ridiculous and unworkable.
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Both arXiv and archive.org are invaluable projects which, if they didn't exist, we would dismiss as obviously ridiculous and unworkable.

Faking Volkswagen's Dieselgate Apology with the Yes Men

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After over 20 years in prankster activism, The Yes Men turn their sights on Volkswagen—making the public "apology" from the company that they say should have happened years ago.

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Daily Grind

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The Moon Is Flipped Upside Down in the Southern Hemisphere

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How old were you when you learned that the Moon in the Southern Hemisphere is upside down? I was today years old…this is my head exploding —> %@*&!$. Ok, the Moon isn’t upside down (that’s Northern-ist) but its orientation changes depending on if you’re north or south of the equator.

Moon Flipped

“From our perspective, the Moon and the night sky is actually rotated 180 degrees compared to our Northern Hemispherical friends,” Jake Clark, an astronomer from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, explained to ScienceAlert.

“In the south we see the Moon’s dark ‘Oceanus Procellarum’ sea in the south-east corner compared to in the north-west corner for a northern observer.”

But why does it look like this? Well, because physically, we’re actually upside down compared to someone standing in the opposite hemisphere.

That makes perfect sense & the explanation is quite simple but it’s still messing with my head. How did I not know this? Here’s how the Moon appears in the Northern Hemisphere (from Wikipedia):

Moon Flipped North

And here’s a photo from Brendan Keene in Australia:

Moon Flipped South

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And how does it looks from the equator? Why people is always discriminating Ecuadorians?
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StunGod
23 days ago
I think that as you get closer to the equator, the moon takes a more elevated path across the sky. The farther north or south you travel, the lower in the sky the Moon is, since it orbits over the equator. I'm at about 45 degrees north, so there's always a "top" and "bottom" to the moon because it never goes right overhead. It moves sideways in an arc in the southern sky. At the equator, it still moves sideways, but goes directly overhead so there's no strong visual indication of what pole is top or bottom.
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roblatham
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How have I never considered this before?
dukeofwulf
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Explain that, Flat Earthers.
mareino
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HOW FAST DO I HAVE TO FLY TO SEE IT FLIP
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StunGod
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Yep, I'm in this camp too. Today years old, just learning this incredibly obvious thing.
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iwhitney
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What? I was In Australia and I did not know this.
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deezil
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I TOO WAS TODAY YEARS OLD.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Human Nature

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Airplanes and Spaceships

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Despite having now taken three months longer than the airplane people, we're making disappointingly little progress toward the obvious next stage of vehicle: The Unobtanium-hulled tunneling ship from the 2003 film 'The Core.'
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Why are commercial spaceship travel still not a thing then? We can put a man on the moon and we can't ....
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22 days ago
... put them all on the moon? ;)
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Despite having now taken three months longer than the airplane people, we're making disappointingly little progress toward the obvious next stage of vehicle: The Unobtanium-hulled tunneling ship from the 2003 film 'The Core.'
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Despite having now taken three months longer than the airplane people, we're making disappointingly little progress toward the obvious next stage of vehicle: The Unobtanium-hulled tunneling ship from the 2003 film 'The Core.'
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