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Posted on Sep 29, 2008 by billsimmon in astronomy, awesome, comics, funny, science, the nerd life | 2 Comments

I don’t normally link to the often-brilliant XKCD strip because all of the other, cooler bloggers get to it before I do.  I’m linking to this one though because of its extra awesome-osity.  It’s too big to show you the whole thing in this post, but here’s a detail…



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  1. On October 2, 2008, JIMO said:

    Man, I go away for a little while and my user Id/password get deleted.

    Yeah, this is pretty cool, but, assuming the distance reached is at all accurate, I wonder if those radio emissions have weakened to an essentially undetectable level. On a related note, I was listening to “As it Happens”, a Canadian radio show–well, sort of half-listening while I did some work at home–and their guest astrophysicist–at least I think he was an astrophysicist…remember, I was half-listening–made this really astounding claim that he believes intelligent aliens could have altered light from stars to contain contact messages, and that astronomical data collected over past decades could be scrubbed to find these contact messages.

    Anyone heard of this? I can’t find anything online, and even the “As it Happens” archive page has every article from the show that day EXCEPT THAT ONE! Grrrrrrrr!

  2. “Bupkis” … Ha Ha!

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