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These damn ads are what did it! by guyi567 in funny

[–]LetMeBeGreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure someone posted a thread recently titled "What technology can fuck right off?"

Better add this to that list.

Left a case of water out and got to witness “snap freeze.” by DifficultBoss in gifs

[–]LetMeBeGreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a 24 pack of Aquafina in my car trunk that was left overnight at just the perfect temperature so that the next day morning, each one of them froze one by one as I took them out.

What is the most visually satisfying movie you've ever seen? by bootlegTrunks in AskReddit

[–]LetMeBeGreat 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Among many aspects, Interstellar's visuals were great because you could trust that they were as scientifically accurate as possible with with our current understanding of astrophysics and spacetime! (albeit some of the more "theoretical scenes", such as the worm hole, blackhole).

Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader. by Eurynom0s in television

[–]LetMeBeGreat 2446 points2447 points  (0 children)

"Well, if I poured you another glass of wine now, would it count as our second date?"

ELI5: If light moves at a constant speed, does it never need to speed up? How can it be instantly at 300,000km/s? by electricp0ww0w in explainlikeimfive

[–]LetMeBeGreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If photons do not have a mass, then how can a blackhole attract light to the point where it cannot escape?

Reality is far greater than any science fiction - my favorite video of all time by LetMeBeGreat in space

[–]LetMeBeGreat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wouldn't more star systems increase the probability that rare conditions that caused life to form on Earth also happened exactly the same somewhere else in the observable universe?

Emergency alert about ballistic missile sent to Hawaii residents; EMA says ‘no threat’ by Retrrad in news

[–]LetMeBeGreat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's nice to see that they've updated the Emergency Broadcast System since the last nuclear threat in the 1950s.

What songs are good for a midnight traffic drive on the freeway? by TurellTateInfinity in AskReddit

[–]LetMeBeGreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This song literally played in my head as I read the title of this thread

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses. This is still our America. by gofor3 in pics

[–]LetMeBeGreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As long as this structure stands, it will always be a defining character of America!

What invention/product failed because it offered a "solution" to a nonexistent problem? by Mewwy_Quizzmas in AskReddit

[–]LetMeBeGreat -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Ehh quality is rapidly increasing and will meet the quality expectations for most people in the not-too-soon future.

What invention/product failed because it offered a "solution" to a nonexistent problem? by Mewwy_Quizzmas in AskReddit

[–]LetMeBeGreat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think Apple is trying to be one of the first (bold as they call it) to make a move to bluetooth headphones because "wires are of the past." (Which I don't disagree with! Wires are so annoying)

The only real crime I see here is that they do this and then have the audacity to make Apple AirPods $160....for the exact same headphones minus the wires...

What invention/product failed because it offered a "solution" to a nonexistent problem? by Mewwy_Quizzmas in AskReddit

[–]LetMeBeGreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smart luggage suitcases can automatically weigh your luggage, which can make packing so much quicker.

Only risk is that they could very likely be banned from many airports because of the battery hazard. Wouldn't be a great way to loose a several hundred dollar suitcase.

What goal do you think humanity is not focused enough on achieving? by bonnie124 in AskReddit

[–]LetMeBeGreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Similar to this, but reducing/ending conflict instead of provoking it (i.e. North Korea)

Reality is more incredible than fiction by LetMeBeGreat in videos

[–]LetMeBeGreat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's actually another video in the same channel with size comparisons of black holes! They're even crazier.

What has been bothering you lately? by pAnjuH in AskReddit

[–]LetMeBeGreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That the entire reach of humanity thus far, has at the absolute maximum been limited to this tiny spec within our Milky Way.

What's more, if you consider the hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy, and take the absolute closest one (that isn't our own sun), it is still a vast 4.25 lightyears away, which is a distance that is virtually unreachable by humans by current and foreseeable future technology. We are truly limited to our tiny tiny solar system within the endless cosmos.

Born too late to explore the Earth, too soon to explore the stars - what's some good reasons to be born in this era? by pork_police in AskReddit

[–]LetMeBeGreat 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That despite being "born too early to explore the stars", we have nonetheless become vastly more aware of what is beyond the Earth. I mean, we have observed with real pictures galaxies billions and billions of lightyears away. Such a distance is not even comprehensible for a human brain. We should be humbled that we live in a time where we can even observe such greatness. As far as we know, we're the first bundles of matter in the billions of years of Earth's history that has become universally self-aware.

I mean, not too long ago, humans thought that they were the center of the universe!

"Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries." -Carl Sagan

Reality is more incredible than fiction by LetMeBeGreat in videos

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¯\(ツ)

There're some theories, but ultimately, no one can know for sure.

Reality is more incredible than fiction by LetMeBeGreat in videos

[–]LetMeBeGreat[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I watch this video every now and then as a reminder to how small our world and entire existence really is in the grand scheme of things.

"Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries." -Carl Sagan

Which artist has the fakest public image? by Ellsworth_Chewie in AskReddit

[–]LetMeBeGreat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Is nobody gonna talk about how she tried to intentionally ruin Kanye's career with something she set up and then pretended to cry about it on TV later???

She's filth.