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Cutie-pie
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posted May 20, 2002 12:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Cutie-pie   Click Here to Email Cutie-pie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello, Does anyone know anything about the Solar System? It's important!

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platypus
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posted May 20, 2002 13:48     Click Here to See the Profile for platypus   Click Here to Email platypus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's got planets. And comets, and other floating space things. Many of these things have more space things. They collectively orbit around the sun.

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Twinkle Toes
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posted May 20, 2002 14:57     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*Claps hands together vigorousely* Well DONE, plat,...well done .

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted May 20, 2002 17:38     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could you be more specific about your question?

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Geordie
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posted May 20, 2002 21:47     Click Here to See the Profile for Geordie   Click Here to Email Geordie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The solaris system was the replacement for SUN OS. I assume the reason you posted a query about it in the math-a-holics forum is do to its bizzare numbering scheme. Unfortunately I don't think there is anyone who understands it.

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GameMaster
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posted May 21, 2002 05:30     Click Here to See the Profile for GameMaster   Click Here to Email GameMaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
9 planets, 4 inner harder rock planets, 4 outer gass planets and a odd rock in a pear tree (minus the pear tree). Mercury is the closest to the sun, Venus is the hottest, ours is Earth (in case you didn't know), Then there's Mars with it's frozen water. Interject an asteroid belt and then contiue with the gass planets: Jupiter that is almost large enough to be a sun, does produce light and heat, and has a giant storm that is a jiant red spot. Jupiter also has the famous moons that Galieo saw that confirmed a helio centric Solar system. Neptune is just a gassous planet, 'nough said. Satern has rings. Uranius is the blue one that spins on it side. Pluto is the odd man out.

You may want to check HHGTTG and Everything2 ... there are links in the Ask A Geek thread

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macadddikt18
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posted May 21, 2002 05:57     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, i hate to correct you, but i just read that Pluto is not really a planet. It was a comet. So that means that there are really only 8 planets. did you try Nasa's web page?
Nayt

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AirHead
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posted May 21, 2002 06:52     Click Here to See the Profile for AirHead   Click Here to Email AirHead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the School House Rock version. Ahhhh, Fond memories from Saturday morning television.
http://www.school-house-rock.com/Inte.html

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EngrBohn
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posted May 21, 2002 08:57     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
- macadddikt18 -
well, i hate to correct you, but i just read that Pluto is not really a planet. It was a comet. So that means that there are really only 8 planets. did you try Nasa's web page?

More precisely, it's a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO). But if you want to be really picky, it *is* a planet (as are all the assorted asteroids, comets, and KBOs) -- whether it's a major planet or a minor planet is still being debated. Part of the problem is disagreement over the distinction between major and minor planets. Diameter? Mass? Combination of mass and composition to cause a spheroid shape? Most non-naive distinctions will either classify Pluto as a minor planet or will classify at least four asteroids as major planets.

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Evilbunny
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posted May 21, 2002 09:27     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Solaris 8 Operating Environment is the foundation for Sun systems, from smaller departmental servers to massive, clustered servers with more than 100 CPUs. Designed for multiprocessing and 64-bit computing, Solaris software delivers a consistent computing environment that scales to handle heavy traffic, huge data sets, and compute-intensive problems. By minimizing planned and unplanned downtime, reducing administration errors, and simplifying troubleshooting, the Solaris Operating Environment keeps mission-critical applications available, and ensures high-speed, reliable access to data. The Solaris 8 Operating Environment(OE) is scalable, available, manageable, and secure.

Hopefully this helps? If you need more information, just ask.

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mephisto
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posted May 21, 2002 16:51     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Evilbunny:
The Solaris 8 Operating Environment is the foundation for Sun systems, from smaller departmental servers to massive, clustered servers with more than 100 CPUs. Designed for multiprocessing and 64-bit computing, Solaris software delivers a consistent computing environment that scales to handle heavy traffic, huge data sets, and compute-intensive problems. By minimizing planned and unplanned downtime, reducing administration errors, and simplifying troubleshooting, the Solaris Operating Environment keeps mission-critical applications available, and ensures high-speed, reliable access to data. The Solaris 8 Operating Environment(OE) is scalable, available, manageable, and secure.

Hopefully this helps? If you need more information, just ask.


ohhhhhhhh yeah, more purple blood in the house.......

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GameMaster
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posted May 21, 2002 19:45     Click Here to See the Profile for GameMaster   Click Here to Email GameMaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So solaris is the Beowoulf(sp!?) of choice? Hmmmmmmm.... I want to see Medusea (The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee has a great cluster that is world famous... unfortunatly it's in the Physic's departments ands not the Computer Science Departments... That have it working on star charts and stuff). I would love to someone make a Furby cluster .

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Evilbunny
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posted May 26, 2002 10:21     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A *cough* *cough* FURBY CLUSTER!?!?!??! NOOOO!!!! What the Hell are you thinking?!?!??!

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bucketofsquids
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posted May 26, 2002 11:58     Click Here to See the Profile for bucketofsquids     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
could be worse....could've said beanie baby cluster!

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quantumfluff
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posted May 28, 2002 18:26     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Furbeowulf cluster has been done before, and mentioned in these forums. You can all do a google search if you want to see it. The guy behind it sometimes posts to the forums.

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Twinkle Toes
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posted May 29, 2002 21:19     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My favorite planet is Mars...so quiggy!!! Don't you say different, you piece of zoken! OOH! The ice caps! Mars is so magical...maybe that has to do with me Aries blood...YIPPY ! I like bein' an Aries...garsh, we're so strong...

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Evilbunny
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posted June 04, 2002 11:21     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay. Stop it with the "scientific" solar system jokes. We've established what was meant to be talked about in the first place now.

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Twinkle Toes
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posted June 05, 2002 22:47     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Evilbunny:
Okay. Stop it with the "scientific" solar system jokes. We've established what was meant to be talked about in the first place now.

Are you getting annoyed by me?

What was that? Oh, I'm sorry...I couldn't hear you over the sound of me not caring!

Of course you know I don't mean this...unless you WANT to make something out of it (not to be taken in an agressive tone)...but I'm sure it won't come to that ...

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ilovemydualg4
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posted June 11, 2002 15:46     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what do i know about the solar system?
i know that if you are going to be hitch hiking arround the galaxy, it is a good idea to have the Hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy

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Twinkle Toes
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posted June 13, 2002 05:06     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Solar System for Dummies is always a good one .

...I don't know what that was,... I got nothin'.

But ANYWHO, our S.S. project went great. Everyone loved our 'lab', especially because it was all edible, heh. Cutie-pie's (she's hangin' around here somewhere) mom made whipped cream for everyone, Ubiki ('haven't seen him postin' in a while) brought the cinnimon honey I think it was, and Horsey Girl (BAH, she barely ever posts, dang diggity!) bought the marshmellows... thanks you guys.

I brought the sugar and gum drops... if it weren't for me, we wouldn't have had planets or the Kuiper Belt! Muy importante. Ahh, I love myself...old news, heh .

Wish us all a good grade! The Twinkie (that's me! ) would greatly appreciate it...

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Evilbunny
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posted June 19, 2002 11:35     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HEY! Anywho is MY word! Where did YOU get it from?

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Twinkle Toes
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posted June 24, 2002 23:43     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Evilbunny:
HEY! Anywho is MY word! Where did YOU get it from?

Yes yes, VERY stuffed with quiggy funniness ...

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Evilbunny
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posted June 25, 2002 11:13     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Darg!

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Evilbunny
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posted June 25, 2002 11:45     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by quantumfluff:

The Furbeowulf cluster has been done before, and mentioned in these forums. You can all do a google search if you want to see it. The guy behind it sometimes posts to the forums.


Really? He POSTS here sometimes? COOL!

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alphacomp
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posted July 21, 2002 00:15     Click Here to See the Profile for alphacomp   Click Here to Email alphacomp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Huh-
don't ask me why, but I was reminded of this when I was reading the forum.
A few years ago, I was reading an incredibly old science textbook from the 1950s or 60s that had a quick blurb on our solar system-
According to the book, there were 9 planets, as well as the mysterious Planet "X".

I wonder what happened to that enigma of a planet...
-alphacomp

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ilovemydualg4
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posted July 23, 2002 16:10     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by alphacomp:
Huh-
don't ask me why, but I was reminded of this when I was reading the forum.
A few years ago, I was reading an incredibly old science textbook from the 1950s or 60s that had a quick blurb on our solar system-
According to the book, there were 9 planets, as well as the mysterious Planet "X".

I wonder what happened to that enigma of a planet...
-alphacomp


lol... is that the origin of *gasp*chemical x?

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