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HungLikeJesus 08-03-2007 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 371165)
You'll need to explain this now, you realize?

I bought the remote control, of course.

Edit: Just kidding. The picture is reflected off a space mirror.


I do like Elspode's timewarp idea.

glatt 08-03-2007 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by HLJ (Post 371177)
Edit: Just kidding. The picture is reflected off a space mirror.

But the camera isn't pointing at itself. What's a space mirror? I can picture a setup with two or three mirrors to take this picture, but not with just one.

HungLikeJesus 08-03-2007 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by glatt (Post 371180)
But the camera isn't pointing at itself. What's a space mirror? I can picture a setup with two or three mirrors to take this picture, but not with just one.

Whenever light passes from one medium to another, it bends - which is why a straw appears to bend in a glass of water. Some of the light striking the interface is transmitted and some is reflected. (These effects are due to the differences in the speed of light between the two materials. A similiar thing happens in network cables that aren't properly terminated.)

At very high elevation, the light reflects off the interface between the atmosphere and space, hence the term space mirror. Because the atmosphere is curved, the light reflects at an angle, not straight back. This is why it appears that the camera is not pointing at itself.

Without looking through the viewfinder, it's very difficult to get the shot to come out right. That's what the headlight is for.

jester 08-03-2007 03:10 PM

Are you funnin'?

xoxoxoBruce 08-03-2007 05:41 PM

Yes.

Uisge Beatha 08-03-2007 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jester
Are you funnin'?

Quote:

Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Yes.

In other words, He Lied, Jester. :D

xoxoxoBruce 08-03-2007 08:16 PM

Hey, hey... bad guys lie, good guys embellish.

HungLikeJesus 08-04-2007 12:11 AM

I thought the physics/optics sounded plausible. Didn't they? It must have been the altitude. It was very strong that day. Plus, the light from Venus reflected off some swamp gas...

Whiskey Beat - I don't think xoB got your line. (Notice your transformation; I think this sounds more syncopated.)

DucksNuts 08-04-2007 06:39 AM

You do look a bit grumpy, but its still cool to see you :)

HungLikeJesus 08-04-2007 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by DucksNuts (Post 371377)
You do look a bit grumpy, but its still cool to see you :)

??? That's a happy look. I had to go through a lot of pictures before I found that. Now you know why I didn't post the ones that I thought looked grumpy.

xoxoxoBruce 08-04-2007 12:20 PM

What'd I miss?

Uisge Beatha 08-04-2007 12:33 PM

Bruce, I think HLJ was referring to my attempt (in post #756) to jokingly play off the whole initial/name thing.

xoxoxoBruce 08-04-2007 07:05 PM

Oh, ok.

Griff 08-04-2007 07:34 PM

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Here I am in my first fencing tourney. Yes I was placed in the bald guy pool... you gotta problem wit dat?

Sundae 08-04-2007 07:48 PM

If you're in the bald guy pool Griff, you're cheating!
Very dashing btw


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