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Kitsuki
24-08-2006, 13:50:32
Stripped of it's rank as a planet! :(

Tizzy
24-08-2006, 13:56:29
Seems a bit of a goofy decision to me.

Japher
24-08-2006, 13:58:24
whatever, it was just A Small Word Afterall

Justicebork
24-08-2006, 14:02:05
We already have a thread about little balls. BOOM!

Mr. Bas
24-08-2006, 14:18:16
That's not nice eh, taking the mickey out of Pluto like that.

Nav
24-08-2006, 14:33:01
Originally posted by Tizzy
Seems a bit of a goofy decision to me. {insert entertaining but informative sub-Darkstar explanation here}

Funko
24-08-2006, 14:34:18
It was only a Minnie planet anyway.

Venom
24-08-2006, 14:46:59
And they only spent years and millions of dollars on this pointless debate.

Tizzy
24-08-2006, 14:47:35
Originally posted by Nav
{insert entertaining but informative sub-Darkstar explanation here}

*insert completely-missing-the-point-rolleyes here*

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
24-08-2006, 16:31:29
Originally posted by Nav
{insert entertaining but informative sub-Darkstar explanation here}

TLDR. Summary?

self biased
24-08-2006, 16:33:48
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/selfbiased/pluto.jpg

Sir Penguin
24-08-2006, 16:41:00
THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT! :mad:

SP

Drekkus
24-08-2006, 16:58:24
why?

Gary
24-08-2006, 17:27:32
Because Titan & Io are still free

C.G.B. Spender
24-08-2006, 18:05:34
Pluto is to planets what Mr_G is to humans

Colon
24-08-2006, 18:23:28
Dutch?

Oerdin
24-08-2006, 18:28:31
That's unfair to Pluto.

Drekkus
24-08-2006, 20:23:26
Pluto sure is using a fucked up font. And smart to sign a threatening letter. He could be dutch.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
24-08-2006, 21:19:23
Or Gary.

Oerdin
25-08-2006, 02:50:51
Maybe Pluto just has a weird type writter. He does live WAAAAAAAYYYYYYY out there so maybe computers just haven't reached there yet.

Koshko
25-08-2006, 03:50:40
Just as long as Uranus stays a planet, all is okay. We can't give up the comedy potential.

Nav
25-08-2006, 10:25:16
Pluto is now king of the Plutons. He should be happy, not theatening violence like that. Very sad, what has the solar system come to!

Nills Lagerbaak
25-08-2006, 10:26:45
Pluto does not even orbit in the same plane as real planets. It also has a moon of simlar size.

It's high time this "planet" was stripped of its title.

Funko
25-08-2006, 10:38:31
I'm not a racist but Pluto does not even orbit in the same plane as real planets. It also has a moon of simlar size.

It's high time this "planet" was stripped of its title.

Tizzy
25-08-2006, 10:40:42
There's been much "hilarity" here this morning cos one of our systems is called Pluto.

Colon
25-08-2006, 10:41:08
I'm not a paedophile but Pluto does not even orbit in the same plane as real planets. It also has a moon of simlar size.

It's high time this "planet" was stripped of its title.

Nills Lagerbaak
25-08-2006, 10:42:26
Hmm, we have Aphroditie and Zeus here, but as yet no Pluto.

Funko
25-08-2006, 10:44:59
Nerds!

Nills Lagerbaak
25-08-2006, 10:49:17
My relationship with that "planet" was purely plutonic.

Tizzy
25-08-2006, 10:50:29
Originally posted by Funko
Nerds!

Yours!

Venom
25-08-2006, 11:43:20
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/Plutodog.gif

Drekkus
25-08-2006, 11:46:05
So was the planet named after the dog, or the dog named after the planet?

Mr. Bas
25-08-2006, 11:51:37
The planet was named after something from Greek or Roman mythology. The dog after the planet, probably.

Aredhran
25-08-2006, 12:53:09
Depriving Americans of the only planet they ever managed to discover in our solar system

MoSe
25-08-2006, 13:00:56
Originally posted by Koshko
Just as long as Uranus stays a planet, all is okay. We can't give up the comedy potential.

they're going to shoot there the next vodafone commercial...

MoSe
25-08-2006, 13:02:54
and you thought that Plutocracy meant something...

MoSe
25-08-2006, 13:05:45
http://www.nineplanets.org/

how a domain name becomes suddenly worthless



not to mention
http://www.nineplanets.org/pluto.html

Funko
25-08-2006, 13:27:22
Originally posted by Aredhran
Depriving Americans of the only planet they ever managed to discover in our solar system

Bloody Anti-Americans.

fp
25-08-2006, 13:47:26
Originally posted by Mr. Bas
The planet was named after something from Greek or Roman mythology.

Pluto was the Roman name for Hades, God of the Underworld.

Japher
25-08-2006, 14:12:45
whatever, it was named after the dog and you all are just big PhDs!

fp
25-08-2006, 14:15:05
:p

Fistandantilus
25-08-2006, 14:59:17
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
My relationship with that "planet" was purely plutonic.

:D

Koshko
25-08-2006, 20:03:33
One less planet to memorize ... the continued dumbing down of our education system. :mad:

Japher
25-08-2006, 20:10:01
I never understood why making ppl memore stuff was considered educating

Venom
25-08-2006, 20:21:01
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You must not be very educated, or memory-abled.

Japher
25-08-2006, 20:24:54
no, I'm both

you're just an idiot who has never had to build on an education with peers who were trying to build on fading memories

imagime sitting in heat transfer class with student asking the prof. "what's a dot product?" morons had to have through linear algebra to take the course and they don't know what a dot product is? wtf?

Venom
25-08-2006, 20:35:52
Well, maybe they just forget. Because their memory wasn't good. But hell, having a good memory isn't important for education.

The Mad Monk
25-08-2006, 22:42:58
I knew what a dot product was, once. :(

Cruddy
26-08-2006, 02:32:26
Literal meaning of "planet" = "wandering star".

Everything that wanders around the sky qualifies as a planet.

This is just a political decision by a bunch of obscure scientists who would otherwise be totally unremarked and not just forgotten, but not even recognised in the first place.

Sad, sad folk. They probably post here.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
26-08-2006, 04:31:09
You're an astronomer aren't you?

Greg W
26-08-2006, 04:49:54
Hang on a sec...The scientists agreed that for a celestial body to qualify as a planet:

- it must be in orbit around the Sun
- it must be large enough that it takes on a nearly round shape
- it has cleared its orbit of other objects

Pluto was automatically disqualified because its highly elliptical orbit overlaps with that of Neptune.So, that would also mean that Neptune isn't a planet either, wouldn't it? :hmm:

Gary
26-08-2006, 08:04:17
:D would seem so, but maybe the new rules were rewrittten to make them simple to understand by the general public ?

I think "Pluto's claim" to be a planet was always on dodgy ground. Have to draw a line somewhere or as Cruddy mentioned, everything gets labelled a planet, and so the term becomes fairly meaningless.

Personally I think they should just agree a size criteria and have done with it.

C.G.B. Spender
26-08-2006, 08:08:51
I don't care about that pile of shit being a planet or not.

MoSe
28-08-2006, 06:22:48
frozen shit

Japher
28-08-2006, 13:22:00
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/benchconference/2006/08/pluto_loses_designation_sues_i.html

someone cares

who knew Pluto had a public-interest group?

maroule
28-08-2006, 13:25:36
Pluto chiant, comme débat

Aredhran
29-08-2006, 12:39:36
:lol: