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Oh hey! Felix Baumgartner is jumping from 23 miles up live!

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Khira Kitamatsu
#1 - 2012-10-14 16:43:27 UTC
Are any of you watching Felix make his jump today? He is like half-way to height and will soon jump from his balloon, at 23 miles up! Watch it live here!

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

Ponies!  We need more ponies!

Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2012-10-14 16:46:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Solstice Project
Yeah, i'm watching my fellow countryman.

Wouldn't it be hilarious if he died and hundreds of millions of people watch him die ?

That's my way of wishing him luck. ^_^

Edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MrIxH6DToXQ
(for those in need. works better for me than the red bull site)
Hrothgar Nilsson
#3 - 2012-10-14 16:47:55 UTC
Arduemont
The State of War.
#4 - 2012-10-14 16:49:19 UTC
Thank you. I didn't realise this was going to be done live. Watching and loving it.

"In the age of information, ignorance is a choice." www.stateofwar.co.nf

Nerath Naaris
Pink Winged Unicorns for Peace Love and Anarchy
#5 - 2012-10-14 16:57:47 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
Yeah, i'm watching my fellow countryman.


So, after giving the world a Josef Fritzl, I guess we are even again....

Je suis Paris // Köln // Brüssel // Orlando // Nice // Würzburg, München, Ansbach // Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray

Je suis Berlin // Fort Lauderdale // London // St. Petersburg // Stockholm

Je suis [?]

Hrothgar Nilsson
#6 - 2012-10-14 17:01:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Hrothgar Nilsson
Is that black triangle/curve on the bottom right of the screen space, or just the edge of what the camera lens is capturing?
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2012-10-14 17:01:53 UTC
Nerath Naaris wrote:
Solstice Project wrote:
Yeah, i'm watching my fellow countryman.


So, after giving the world a Josef Fritzl, I guess we are even again....

You asked for it ...

Don't forget to mention Hitler and in case the name is censored,
it's the one starting with an H and he had issues with "juice".

I also want to point out that one of our guys not only was related to the start of world war 2,
but also world war 1 and i'm, of course, looking forward to world war 3.

Here's a small list of famous/known austrians, by no means complete.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Austrians
Arduemont
The State of War.
#8 - 2012-10-14 17:02:31 UTC
Hrothgar Nilsson wrote:
Is that black triangle/curve on the bottom right of the screen space?


They move the camera to an angle where you really can see the edge. They say the curve is exaggerated due to wide angle lenses, but you can see the curve of the earth from up there.

"In the age of information, ignorance is a choice." www.stateofwar.co.nf

Hrothgar Nilsson
#9 - 2012-10-14 17:03:30 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
Nerath Naaris wrote:
Solstice Project wrote:
Yeah, i'm watching my fellow countryman.


So, after giving the world a Josef Fritzl, I guess we are even again....

You asked for it ...

Don't forget to mention ****** and in case the name is censored,
it's the one starting with an H and he had issues with "juice".

I also want to point out that one of our guys not only was related to the start of world war 2,
but also world war 1 and i'm, of course, looking forward to world war 3.

Here's a small list of famous/known austrians, by no means complete.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Austrians

He's referred to as '18' over there. I'm sure you can figure out what '18' means.
Bane Necran
Appono Astos
#10 - 2012-10-14 17:03:33 UTC
Hrothgar Nilsson wrote:
Is that black triangle/curve on the bottom right of the screen space, or just the edge of what the camera lens is capturing?


No idea what you're talking about, but i'm going to go with it being an alien vessel.

"In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness." ~Miyamoto Musashi

Hrothgar Nilsson
#11 - 2012-10-14 17:04:30 UTC
Arduemont wrote:
Hrothgar Nilsson wrote:
Is that black triangle/curve on the bottom right of the screen space?


They move the camera to an angle where you really can see the edge. They say the curve is exaggerated due to wide angle lenses, but you can see the curve of the earth from up there.

Actually, the camera is revolving now and that black edge should move with it, so I think it's just the edge of what the camera lens is capturing.
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#12 - 2012-10-14 17:06:01 UTC
Hrothgar Nilsson wrote:
He's referred to as '18' over there. I'm sure you can figure out what '18' means.

Over "where" ? That's new to me, i only know about the '88' ...
... but, quite frankly, i don't give a damn.
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2012-10-14 17:09:46 UTC
Does that guy make sense ?

He says, it gets colder and colder the higher you go and then it gets warmer,
because you get closer to the sun.

What ?

By that logic, shouldn't it be really hot in space ? o_O
Hrothgar Nilsson
#14 - 2012-10-14 17:10:15 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
Hrothgar Nilsson wrote:
He's referred to as '18' over there. I'm sure you can figure out what '18' means.

Over "where" ? That's new to me, i only know about the '88' ...
... but, quite frankly, i don't give a damn.

Austria/Germany.
Pak Narhoo
Splinter Foundation
#15 - 2012-10-14 17:12:50 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
Does that guy make sense ?

He says, it gets colder and colder the higher you go and then it gets warmer,
because you get closer to the sun.

What ?

By that logic, shouldn't it be really hot in space ? o_O


The more vacuum you meet the less stuff that can export the heat away from you. If you would jump out of ISS you probably die of overheating before you choke on the absence of oxygen.
Pak Narhoo
Splinter Foundation
#16 - 2012-10-14 17:13:37 UTC
Also, get the pod? Big smile
Algarion Getz
Aideron Corp
#17 - 2012-10-14 17:16:37 UTC
Reminds me of CCP Skyward Sphere^^
Hrothgar Nilsson
#18 - 2012-10-14 17:17:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Hrothgar Nilsson
Solstice Project wrote:
Does that guy make sense ?

He says, it gets colder and colder the higher you go and then it gets warmer,
because you get closer to the sun.

What ?

By that logic, shouldn't it be really hot in space ? o_O

I noticed that too. It's kind of like claiming it's hotter in the tropics because they're closer to the sun. The announcer doesn't know what he's talking about.

I wonder what the red button on the outside of the capsule is for.
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2012-10-14 17:17:21 UTC
Pak Narhoo wrote:
Solstice Project wrote:
Does that guy make sense ?

He says, it gets colder and colder the higher you go and then it gets warmer,
because you get closer to the sun.

What ?

By that logic, shouldn't it be really hot in space ? o_O


The more vacuum you meet the less stuff that can export the heat away from you. If you would jump out of ISS you probably die of overheating before you choke on the absence of oxygen.

Wow, i didn't know that. Thank you !

Pak Narhoo wrote:
Also, get the pod? Big smile


Hahahaha that'd be so awesome, i'd be on live TV and scream POD ! *LOL*
Hrothgar Nilsson
#20 - 2012-10-14 17:28:26 UTC
I'm kind of curious - if the balloon's material were made of a darker translucent material, could the balloon rise higher, given that it would raise the temperature of the gas inside?
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