APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by gobblecackle » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:18 am

Thank you APOD for a nearly unbroken stream of free and wonderful pictures. Doubtless it takes much work to bring them to our screens. Thank you for occasionally putting in a puzzler like this QR. I like variety. MS

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APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Kaywan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:24 am

Try this one on for size, Apodians!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Trickydicky » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:59 am

APOD: My gosh! What is wrong with people? I thought this (QR Code) was as scientifically valid as any posting you've done in the past. It doesn't take too much memory to bring to mind the long ago effort to post a message on a satellite that would be decipherable by an alien race. So why wouldn't this be an indication of the effort needed to determine how intelligable a message would be to someone outside our civilization, let alone some of us in it? Let's have a little imagination here!
APOD, I appreciate EVERYTHING that you put on this website. It has been, and will remain one of my favorite websites; one whose pictures have graced the background of my computers both at home and at work. I shake my head in wonder at the ungratefulness of people criticizing your wonderful daily offerings from not just the field of astronomy, but from Astrophysics as well as Geophysics. All one has to do is to remember the early Nineties when almost none of what we see now was even around. Even the pictures from the late Nineties cannot compare in quality and resolution to what is common today, especially after the advent of Hubble.
So, personal to Zerro1: Lighten up! You ought to be glad this website is here at all!!!
Go, APOD!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Guest » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:38 am

Anon wrote:.... I certainly don't understand where the hate is coming from.
America, mostly.... Like a load of spoiled brats being offered an apple instead of their usual pile of donuts....

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by S. Ileng » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:49 am

Hello, unlike most people here, I don't find the idea of todays APOD so terribly bad for once. I have printed the QR and posted it in our lab. Well guys, keep on your good job!
S.I.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by mtbdudex » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:03 am

Ann wrote:
Beyond wrote:mtbdudex, in your picture -ring around the moon- what is that little green orb at about 4-o'clock??
I was wondering that too, although to me it looks blue-green.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by DavidLeodis » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:03 am

I don't have a smartphone nor any other easy way to read the message, so I hope the answer is given with the APOD very soon so as not needing to find it by having to go through many pages of replies.

For interest I copied the properties of the image and pasted that into the reader brought up through the credit and it came up with a different image pattern, though I was still no wiser! I'm :? but still :) ing.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by neufer » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:22 am

DavidLeodis wrote:
I don't have a smartphone nor any other easy way to read the message, so I hope the answer is given with the APOD very soon so as not needing to find it by having to go through many pages of replies.

For interest I copied the properties of the image and pasted that into the reader brought up through the credit and it came up with a different image pattern, though I was still no wiser! I'm :? but still :) ing.
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php? ... 78#p159178
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Glassman » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:11 pm

Holy shit. I love astronomy, but you nerds are waaaaay too passionate about APOD. As if each and every day for you is fueled by the picture and information they force feed you. Everybody relax, for tomorrow is another day, and hopefully an APOD you approve of.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by DavidLeodis » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:30 pm

neufer wrote:
DavidLeodis wrote:
I don't have a smartphone nor any other easy way to read the message, so I hope the answer is given with the APOD very soon so as not needing to find it by having to go through many pages of replies.

For interest I copied the properties of the image and pasted that into the reader brought up through the credit and it came up with a different image pattern, though I was still no wiser! I'm :? but still :) ing.
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php? ... 78#p159178
Thanks neufer. On the page brought up through the link you gave there is a post by Valio » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:20 pm which states "QR code for the URL of the English Wikipedia Mobile main page". Is that therefore the correct answer :?:
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by bystander » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:15 pm

It's a link to APOD's home page.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by agulesin » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:30 pm

leon.l7027@gmail.com wrote: There is still nothing in this world that was not created by Christ, imho.
Silly question and most definitely off-topic, but I want to ask Leon: "in that case, who created Christ?".

Answers on a postcard please...

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by eltodesukane » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:32 pm

gobblecackle wrote:Thank you APOD for a nearly unbroken stream of free and wonderful pictures. Doubtless it takes much work to bring them to our screens. Thank you for occasionally putting in a puzzler like this QR. I like variety. MS
Much work? Really?

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by DavidLeodis » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:15 pm

bystander wrote:It's a link to APOD's home page.
Thanks bystander. :)

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by BLAMY » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:20 pm

I was kind of hoping that when I scanned the code it was going to say " be sure to drink your Ovaltine" !!!!!

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by neufer » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:28 pm

Click to play embedded YouTube video.
BLAMY wrote:
I was kind of hoping that when I scanned the code
it was going to say: "be sure to drink your Ovaltine" !!!!!
WATCH your fingers with that super sharp knife you use to cut out the waxed paper disk that covers the Ovaltine jar.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by DavidLeodis » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:31 pm

That clueless numberless crossword puzzle grid was far too hard for me to fill in. I shall have to stay with doing (occasionally) the very hard level Sudokus. :)

PS. neufer's Ovaltine's 'Secret Squadron' sounds great fun. 8-)

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by bystander » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:55 pm

Those were the days! Gangs, armed with secret decoder rings, high on Ovaltine.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by DavidLeodis » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:11 pm

Talking of Ovaltine and astronomy this link may bring up a :) http://www.nnhs.info/astro/astroovaltine.php

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by owlice » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:22 pm

All this talk of Ovaltine is making the water I'm having with my lunch seem very unappealing. If we had a grumpy emoticon, I'd use it here.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Beyond » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:15 pm

owlice wrote:All this talk of Ovaltine is making the water I'm having with my lunch seem very unappealing. If we had a grumpy emoticon, I'd use it here.
Grumpy emoticon huh :?: Hmm... there seems to be some -Grumpy- in the second post up. Perhaps you could make a -Grumpy emoticon- out of it :?: , O' Wise one.
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Beyond » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:23 pm

DavidLeodis wrote:Talking of Ovaltine and astronomy this link may bring up a :) http://www.nnhs.info/astro/astroovaltine.php
Galileo would be amazed. Probably more about the Ovaltine coming in a tin can, than the telescope. :mrgreen:
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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by bystander » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:53 pm

That's not grumpy! This is grumpy.

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Re: APOD: QR Codes: Not for Human Eyes (2011 Oct 04)

Post by Beyond » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:00 pm

I wonder if it could be shrunk enough to be used as an emoticon :?: I'm not very good at all with that kind of stuff.
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