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posted by takyon on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the mooned-you-too-late dept.

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

Are you ready for a cosmic shift of epic proportions? You’d better be, because such a shift is approaching, courtesy of our moon! This Friday, September 30th, the moon will be new¬†but ‘black.’ During a black moon, the side of Earth’s natural satellite lit by the sun faces away from our planet. As a result, …

Also at Space.com which clarifies that when there are two New Moons in a single calendar month, the second one is called a Black Moon. This is analogous to a "Blue Moon" which is the second Full Moon occurring in a single calendar month.


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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Snotnose on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:29AM

    by Snotnose (1623) on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:29AM (#408615)

    I live 3 miles from the El Cajon shooting, in the initial footage my fricken dentist was in the background. Kinda weird, watching riots on TV that are a 10 minute bike ride from home.

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    Starting Score:    1  point
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       Offtopic=1, Insightful=2, Funny=1, Total=4
    Extra 'Insightful' Modifier   0  
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    Total Score:   4  
  • (Score: 1) by justinb_76 on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:08AM

    by justinb_76 (4362) on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:08AM (#408634)

    stay safe...

    that bombing at the Elizabeth station in Jersey a few weeks ago was a 5 minute walk from my brother in law's apartment, it's scary when it gets close like that

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Snotnose on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:54AM

    by Snotnose (1623) on Saturday October 01 2016, @03:54AM (#408650)

    I love the moderation system here. I was shooting for funny. Couple hours ago I was, offtopic I think but maybe flamebait. Now I'm insightful. It's almost bedtime, interesting to see what I'll be in the morning.

    Seriously, I make a joke about the cops shooting at the moon and I'm modified anything but funny? Dafuq?

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    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @05:24AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 01 2016, @05:24AM (#408664)

      Closest mod to "funny but sad"?

    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:48PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 01 2016, @01:48PM (#408763) Journal

      I got a +3 Troll for one the other day. It seems the last modifier is the one that sticks, so if you get 4 Interesting mods and the last one is Flamebait, you could be +5 Flamebait (or is it +3 Flamebait?)

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      • (Score: 1) by Francis on Saturday October 01 2016, @02:51PM

        by Francis (5544) on Saturday October 01 2016, @02:51PM (#408787)

        Before I left slashdot, I used to get +5 flamebait fairly regularly with like a dozen moderations to do it.

        I've never cared about moderation, but I thought it was hilarious that people had so little to do with their time that they'd keep modding posts that were sometimes days old.

      • (Score: 2) by takyon on Saturday October 01 2016, @06:07PM

        by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Saturday October 01 2016, @06:07PM (#408845) Journal

        I don't think that is true. I think it is only the latest one if there is a tie, except for Underrated/Overrated. So if you got an Interesting/Informative/Insightful/Disagree/Flamebait with your +1 karma, you would have +4 Flamebait. Throw in an Overrated, and it's +3 Flamebait. I might be wrong, but I guess I could have it tested on dev.

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  • (Score: 2) by Snotnose on Tuesday October 04 2016, @03:40AM

    by Snotnose (1623) on Tuesday October 04 2016, @03:40AM (#409799)

    And I end up insightful, no idea why, when all I really wanted was a funny.

    sigh.

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