#1
Is anyone else getting sick and tired of uneducated people making comments about the solar flares?

Facebook exploded with it all of a sudden, and people's "understanding" or severe lack thereof is a combination of hilarity and source of concern.

In the past 24 hours, I have "learned" that:

1) Solar flares are giant arms of fire that can reach Earth and burn everything to a crisp
2) Solar flares are a phenomenon / paranormal instance
3) Solar flares are God's way of warning us of an impending apocalypse
4) Solar flares are what happens when a comet/asteroid/black hole strikes the sun
5) Solar flares only happen once in a million years

/sarcasm

Most people don't understand the EMS, let alone know what that acronym stands for. Ok, that's fine. Not everyone needs to know, or has interest in that field of science anyways. But, what concerns me is how ignorance turns into stupidity, and that quickly becomes a pandemic. I actually saw a post in which someone asked why they weren't able to see the solar flare, and another post in which someone asked how to shield their cell phone from it.

Above and beyond this subject, do you ever feel like there's a limit to how stupid people can be? We're not talking ignorance, we're talking flat out stupidity.
#5
I lol at computer illiterate people. One of my teachers in high school said "well everytime I hear a new computer virus going around, I turn off my computer for a few days"

One of my friends had a computer virus, I told them to Google Microsoft Security Essentials, click download and follow the installation instructions, they got lost when I said Google.

I was trying to fix a friend's computer who had a virus. I told him "what happened to the antivirus program I installed earlier?" he responds "well it didn't let me open a file I downloaded so I uninstalled it."
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#6
Presumably not stupid person pissed about stupid people being stupid.


hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

You, good sir, have not gone over to your friends house after a hard night of drinking to find 2 dudes passed out in the same room both holding their own flaccid cocks in hand, passed out, with porn on the tv.
#7
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I lol at computer illiterate people. One of my teachers in high school said "well everytime I hear a new computer virus going around, I turn off my computer for a few days"

One of my friends had a computer virus, I told them to Google Microsoft Security Essentials, click download and follow the installation instructions, they got lost when I said Google.

I was trying to fix a friend's computer who had a virus. I told him "what happened to the antivirus program I installed earlier?" he responds "well it didn't let me open a file I downloaded so I uninstalled it."
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#8
You should be "that guy" and spend forever on a long Facebook post trying to educate people, that only three of them will actually read.
#9
Quote by CaptainRon
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Oh I know it's to be expected. I just... sometimes wonder if stupidity is a disease that's communicable through electronic devices.
#10
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I lol at computer illiterate people. One of my teachers in high school said "well everytime I hear a new computer virus going around, I turn off my computer for a few days"

One of my friends had a computer virus, I told them to Google Microsoft Security Essentials, click download and follow the installation instructions, they got lost when I said Google.

I was trying to fix a friend's computer who had a virus. I told him "what happened to the antivirus program I installed earlier?" he responds "well it didn't let me open a file I downloaded so I uninstalled it."


#11
Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
I lol at computer illiterate people. One of my teachers in high school said "well everytime I hear a new computer virus going around, I turn off my computer for a few days"

One of my friends had a computer virus, I told them to Google Microsoft Security Essentials, click download and follow the installation instructions, they got lost when I said Google.

I was trying to fix a friend's computer who had a virus. I told him "what happened to the antivirus program I installed earlier?" he responds "well it didn't let me open a file I downloaded so I uninstalled it."


I walked into my computer room today to find my dad cussing at the computer screen. I asked him what he was trying to do, to which he replied, "I'm trying to look at my ****ing email!"

I look at the screen and saw that he had googled RandomEmail17@yahoo.com.

I lol'd.

You, good sir, have not gone over to your friends house after a hard night of drinking to find 2 dudes passed out in the same room both holding their own flaccid cocks in hand, passed out, with porn on the tv.
#12
Quote by institutions
You should be "that guy" and spend forever on a long Facebook post trying to educate people, that only three of them will actually read.


Nah that's a waste of time.

If I see the right opportunity, I make a quick post about how we should be more worried about a vacuum metastability event and relate it to popping a soap bubble. It does one of two things- kill the conversation, or actually convince people they have something to worry about.
#13
Quote by CV334
Nah that's a waste of time.

If I see the right opportunity, I make a quick post about how we should be more worried about a vacuum metastability


Lost me there.

/facebook friend.
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#14
Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
Lost me there.

/facebook friend.



It's a good way to weed 'em out too- forgot that part
#16
I guess there's no point in trying to start an intellectual conversation in the pit.
#17
They actually made a stupid Nick Cage movie about solar flares being the end of the world.
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#18
The solar flares aren't any concern, the Reapers are the real threat.
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#19
Quote by necrosis1193
The solar flares aren't any concern, the Reapers are the real threat.


Someone should tell the counc... wait nevermind. I let those assholes die 3 years ago.

#20
Quote by necrosis1193
The solar flares aren't any concern, the Reapers are the real threat.


I'm Commander Shepherd and this is my favorite thread on UG tonight.
#21
Quote by CV334
Someone should tell the counc... wait nevermind. I let those assholes die 3 years ago.


#23
I love this thread...
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#25
Quote by stratkat
Stop reading facebook posts.


Honestly, I probably should. I know my thread probably makes me out to be some arrogant asshole who only wants people to talk about astrophysics, but I really didn't mean for it to come across that way. I just worry about how people function when they're extremely gullible.

Reminds me of "the sky is falling! The sky is falling!"

Anyways, I'm off to bed.