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    pho reacted to Elements in Today I Received.....   
    I didn’t see the comments you’re referring to but ignore the trolls if that’s what they were doing. Your coins, your money, your choice!
    World would be a boring place if we all like the same thing
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    pho got a reaction from MikeOxlong in Buying gold in the UK   
    Sorry for offtopic dear mods but this is too interesting, maybe we should split this thread 😉 
    Water always finds its level just *because* of gravity. I don’t fully understand the question or problem. Obviously whatever floor you have installed in your life will not be big enough to be impacted visually or functionally by the curvature of the earth... but sure, if you were to lay 50 miles of tiles and each individual one of them is level, if you were able to “zoom out” you would see that it’s in fact curved. Every tile can be perfectly level, but it’s only level perpendicular to the earth’s center of gravity. The first and last tile you lay will not be positioned the same way compared to each other. A bacteria walking around on a balloon is also not aware that it’s on a spherical object.
    Regarding the beaches, next time you go to the beach, bring your binoculars. On clear days, look at the ships in the distance. Notice that the ones further away from you are obscured more at the bottom and look like they are half under water; curvature. The other way around also works; sail away on a boat and keep looking at the beach. If there are mountains/hills near the beach, there will be a point where you won’t see the beach anymore, just water and the mountains right on the horizon. Given clear skies and good atmospheric visibility, there’s a point where you will see just the peak of the mountain over the horizon. Again: curvature.
    Nobody will be able to show you water sticking to a spinning ball. On earth, anyway, since you will have to compete with the earth’s gravitational field. If you were up in space and have a ball with adequate mass, water should “stick” to it, though it’s actually just attracted to it, but that’s semantics. Of course, if you were up in space, you could just as well turn around and look at earth being all round anyway  
    All of the science and experiments proving this really is repeatable and testable, but I think the problem is more that flat earthers don’t WANT to see it (and to this day I don’t understand why). Science isn’t a dogmatic belief, and there surely are wrong theories in various scientific fields that will be retracted, corrected or adjusted in the future, critical thinking and further research will ensure that. But the earth being round is not one of them. The scientific community has moved past that uncertainty, and you should too.
    Tl;dr a flat earth is absolute nonsense, sorry
  3. Like
    pho got a reaction from MikeOxlong in Buying gold in the UK   
    I realize I will not change any minds, but I can’t help myself to chime in about this flat earth shenanigans 🙂
    As for the lighthouse argument: https://www.metabunk.org/debunked-flat-earth-claims-about-lighthouse-ranges.t7254/
    Also, a rail gun doesn’t shoot in a straight line...
    Please watch the video below and/or read a science textbook. Better yet, by all means, empirically try to prove a flat earth yourself instead of blindly following theories (of any side)
    On a beautiful sunny day on a beach where the sun sets over the ocean, lay down flat and watch the sunset over the horizon. Just as that happens, jump up as fast as you can. Boom. You just saw the sun set twice in a day. Curvature. If you have a drone at you can easily replicate this several more times.
    en,
    th
  4. Like
    pho got a reaction from jultorsk in Buying gold in the UK   
    Sorry for offtopic dear mods but this is too interesting, maybe we should split this thread 😉 
    Water always finds its level just *because* of gravity. I don’t fully understand the question or problem. Obviously whatever floor you have installed in your life will not be big enough to be impacted visually or functionally by the curvature of the earth... but sure, if you were to lay 50 miles of tiles and each individual one of them is level, if you were able to “zoom out” you would see that it’s in fact curved. Every tile can be perfectly level, but it’s only level perpendicular to the earth’s center of gravity. The first and last tile you lay will not be positioned the same way compared to each other. A bacteria walking around on a balloon is also not aware that it’s on a spherical object.
    Regarding the beaches, next time you go to the beach, bring your binoculars. On clear days, look at the ships in the distance. Notice that the ones further away from you are obscured more at the bottom and look like they are half under water; curvature. The other way around also works; sail away on a boat and keep looking at the beach. If there are mountains/hills near the beach, there will be a point where you won’t see the beach anymore, just water and the mountains right on the horizon. Given clear skies and good atmospheric visibility, there’s a point where you will see just the peak of the mountain over the horizon. Again: curvature.
    Nobody will be able to show you water sticking to a spinning ball. On earth, anyway, since you will have to compete with the earth’s gravitational field. If you were up in space and have a ball with adequate mass, water should “stick” to it, though it’s actually just attracted to it, but that’s semantics. Of course, if you were up in space, you could just as well turn around and look at earth being all round anyway  
    All of the science and experiments proving this really is repeatable and testable, but I think the problem is more that flat earthers don’t WANT to see it (and to this day I don’t understand why). Science isn’t a dogmatic belief, and there surely are wrong theories in various scientific fields that will be retracted, corrected or adjusted in the future, critical thinking and further research will ensure that. But the earth being round is not one of them. The scientific community has moved past that uncertainty, and you should too.
    Tl;dr a flat earth is absolute nonsense, sorry
  5. Thanks
    pho got a reaction from dicker in Buying gold in the UK   
    I realize I will not change any minds, but I can’t help myself to chime in about this flat earth shenanigans 🙂
    As for the lighthouse argument: https://www.metabunk.org/debunked-flat-earth-claims-about-lighthouse-ranges.t7254/
    Also, a rail gun doesn’t shoot in a straight line...
    Please watch the video below and/or read a science textbook. Better yet, by all means, empirically try to prove a flat earth yourself instead of blindly following theories (of any side)
    On a beautiful sunny day on a beach where the sun sets over the ocean, lay down flat and watch the sunset over the horizon. Just as that happens, jump up as fast as you can. Boom. You just saw the sun set twice in a day. Curvature. If you have a drone at you can easily replicate this several more times.
    en,
    th
  6. Like
    pho got a reaction from Ansel in Buying gold in the UK   
    Sorry for offtopic dear mods but this is too interesting, maybe we should split this thread 😉 
    Water always finds its level just *because* of gravity. I don’t fully understand the question or problem. Obviously whatever floor you have installed in your life will not be big enough to be impacted visually or functionally by the curvature of the earth... but sure, if you were to lay 50 miles of tiles and each individual one of them is level, if you were able to “zoom out” you would see that it’s in fact curved. Every tile can be perfectly level, but it’s only level perpendicular to the earth’s center of gravity. The first and last tile you lay will not be positioned the same way compared to each other. A bacteria walking around on a balloon is also not aware that it’s on a spherical object.
    Regarding the beaches, next time you go to the beach, bring your binoculars. On clear days, look at the ships in the distance. Notice that the ones further away from you are obscured more at the bottom and look like they are half under water; curvature. The other way around also works; sail away on a boat and keep looking at the beach. If there are mountains/hills near the beach, there will be a point where you won’t see the beach anymore, just water and the mountains right on the horizon. Given clear skies and good atmospheric visibility, there’s a point where you will see just the peak of the mountain over the horizon. Again: curvature.
    Nobody will be able to show you water sticking to a spinning ball. On earth, anyway, since you will have to compete with the earth’s gravitational field. If you were up in space and have a ball with adequate mass, water should “stick” to it, though it’s actually just attracted to it, but that’s semantics. Of course, if you were up in space, you could just as well turn around and look at earth being all round anyway  
    All of the science and experiments proving this really is repeatable and testable, but I think the problem is more that flat earthers don’t WANT to see it (and to this day I don’t understand why). Science isn’t a dogmatic belief, and there surely are wrong theories in various scientific fields that will be retracted, corrected or adjusted in the future, critical thinking and further research will ensure that. But the earth being round is not one of them. The scientific community has moved past that uncertainty, and you should too.
    Tl;dr a flat earth is absolute nonsense, sorry
  7. Like
    pho got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Buying gold in the UK   
    Sorry for offtopic dear mods but this is too interesting, maybe we should split this thread 😉 
    Water always finds its level just *because* of gravity. I don’t fully understand the question or problem. Obviously whatever floor you have installed in your life will not be big enough to be impacted visually or functionally by the curvature of the earth... but sure, if you were to lay 50 miles of tiles and each individual one of them is level, if you were able to “zoom out” you would see that it’s in fact curved. Every tile can be perfectly level, but it’s only level perpendicular to the earth’s center of gravity. The first and last tile you lay will not be positioned the same way compared to each other. A bacteria walking around on a balloon is also not aware that it’s on a spherical object.
    Regarding the beaches, next time you go to the beach, bring your binoculars. On clear days, look at the ships in the distance. Notice that the ones further away from you are obscured more at the bottom and look like they are half under water; curvature. The other way around also works; sail away on a boat and keep looking at the beach. If there are mountains/hills near the beach, there will be a point where you won’t see the beach anymore, just water and the mountains right on the horizon. Given clear skies and good atmospheric visibility, there’s a point where you will see just the peak of the mountain over the horizon. Again: curvature.
    Nobody will be able to show you water sticking to a spinning ball. On earth, anyway, since you will have to compete with the earth’s gravitational field. If you were up in space and have a ball with adequate mass, water should “stick” to it, though it’s actually just attracted to it, but that’s semantics. Of course, if you were up in space, you could just as well turn around and look at earth being all round anyway  
    All of the science and experiments proving this really is repeatable and testable, but I think the problem is more that flat earthers don’t WANT to see it (and to this day I don’t understand why). Science isn’t a dogmatic belief, and there surely are wrong theories in various scientific fields that will be retracted, corrected or adjusted in the future, critical thinking and further research will ensure that. But the earth being round is not one of them. The scientific community has moved past that uncertainty, and you should too.
    Tl;dr a flat earth is absolute nonsense, sorry
  8. Haha
    pho got a reaction from MrGeorge in Buying gold in the UK   
    Sorry for offtopic dear mods but this is too interesting, maybe we should split this thread 😉 
    Water always finds its level just *because* of gravity. I don’t fully understand the question or problem. Obviously whatever floor you have installed in your life will not be big enough to be impacted visually or functionally by the curvature of the earth... but sure, if you were to lay 50 miles of tiles and each individual one of them is level, if you were able to “zoom out” you would see that it’s in fact curved. Every tile can be perfectly level, but it’s only level perpendicular to the earth’s center of gravity. The first and last tile you lay will not be positioned the same way compared to each other. A bacteria walking around on a balloon is also not aware that it’s on a spherical object.
    Regarding the beaches, next time you go to the beach, bring your binoculars. On clear days, look at the ships in the distance. Notice that the ones further away from you are obscured more at the bottom and look like they are half under water; curvature. The other way around also works; sail away on a boat and keep looking at the beach. If there are mountains/hills near the beach, there will be a point where you won’t see the beach anymore, just water and the mountains right on the horizon. Given clear skies and good atmospheric visibility, there’s a point where you will see just the peak of the mountain over the horizon. Again: curvature.
    Nobody will be able to show you water sticking to a spinning ball. On earth, anyway, since you will have to compete with the earth’s gravitational field. If you were up in space and have a ball with adequate mass, water should “stick” to it, though it’s actually just attracted to it, but that’s semantics. Of course, if you were up in space, you could just as well turn around and look at earth being all round anyway  
    All of the science and experiments proving this really is repeatable and testable, but I think the problem is more that flat earthers don’t WANT to see it (and to this day I don’t understand why). Science isn’t a dogmatic belief, and there surely are wrong theories in various scientific fields that will be retracted, corrected or adjusted in the future, critical thinking and further research will ensure that. But the earth being round is not one of them. The scientific community has moved past that uncertainty, and you should too.
    Tl;dr a flat earth is absolute nonsense, sorry
  9. Like
    pho got a reaction from Jimmock in Buying gold in the UK   
    Sorry for offtopic dear mods but this is too interesting, maybe we should split this thread 😉 
    Water always finds its level just *because* of gravity. I don’t fully understand the question or problem. Obviously whatever floor you have installed in your life will not be big enough to be impacted visually or functionally by the curvature of the earth... but sure, if you were to lay 50 miles of tiles and each individual one of them is level, if you were able to “zoom out” you would see that it’s in fact curved. Every tile can be perfectly level, but it’s only level perpendicular to the earth’s center of gravity. The first and last tile you lay will not be positioned the same way compared to each other. A bacteria walking around on a balloon is also not aware that it’s on a spherical object.
    Regarding the beaches, next time you go to the beach, bring your binoculars. On clear days, look at the ships in the distance. Notice that the ones further away from you are obscured more at the bottom and look like they are half under water; curvature. The other way around also works; sail away on a boat and keep looking at the beach. If there are mountains/hills near the beach, there will be a point where you won’t see the beach anymore, just water and the mountains right on the horizon. Given clear skies and good atmospheric visibility, there’s a point where you will see just the peak of the mountain over the horizon. Again: curvature.
    Nobody will be able to show you water sticking to a spinning ball. On earth, anyway, since you will have to compete with the earth’s gravitational field. If you were up in space and have a ball with adequate mass, water should “stick” to it, though it’s actually just attracted to it, but that’s semantics. Of course, if you were up in space, you could just as well turn around and look at earth being all round anyway  
    All of the science and experiments proving this really is repeatable and testable, but I think the problem is more that flat earthers don’t WANT to see it (and to this day I don’t understand why). Science isn’t a dogmatic belief, and there surely are wrong theories in various scientific fields that will be retracted, corrected or adjusted in the future, critical thinking and further research will ensure that. But the earth being round is not one of them. The scientific community has moved past that uncertainty, and you should too.
    Tl;dr a flat earth is absolute nonsense, sorry
  10. Like
    pho got a reaction from PansPurse in Buying gold in the UK   
    Sorry for offtopic dear mods but this is too interesting, maybe we should split this thread 😉 
    Water always finds its level just *because* of gravity. I don’t fully understand the question or problem. Obviously whatever floor you have installed in your life will not be big enough to be impacted visually or functionally by the curvature of the earth... but sure, if you were to lay 50 miles of tiles and each individual one of them is level, if you were able to “zoom out” you would see that it’s in fact curved. Every tile can be perfectly level, but it’s only level perpendicular to the earth’s center of gravity. The first and last tile you lay will not be positioned the same way compared to each other. A bacteria walking around on a balloon is also not aware that it’s on a spherical object.
    Regarding the beaches, next time you go to the beach, bring your binoculars. On clear days, look at the ships in the distance. Notice that the ones further away from you are obscured more at the bottom and look like they are half under water; curvature. The other way around also works; sail away on a boat and keep looking at the beach. If there are mountains/hills near the beach, there will be a point where you won’t see the beach anymore, just water and the mountains right on the horizon. Given clear skies and good atmospheric visibility, there’s a point where you will see just the peak of the mountain over the horizon. Again: curvature.
    Nobody will be able to show you water sticking to a spinning ball. On earth, anyway, since you will have to compete with the earth’s gravitational field. If you were up in space and have a ball with adequate mass, water should “stick” to it, though it’s actually just attracted to it, but that’s semantics. Of course, if you were up in space, you could just as well turn around and look at earth being all round anyway  
    All of the science and experiments proving this really is repeatable and testable, but I think the problem is more that flat earthers don’t WANT to see it (and to this day I don’t understand why). Science isn’t a dogmatic belief, and there surely are wrong theories in various scientific fields that will be retracted, corrected or adjusted in the future, critical thinking and further research will ensure that. But the earth being round is not one of them. The scientific community has moved past that uncertainty, and you should too.
    Tl;dr a flat earth is absolute nonsense, sorry
  11. Thanks
    pho got a reaction from BackyardBullion in Buying gold in the UK   
    Sorry for offtopic dear mods but this is too interesting, maybe we should split this thread 😉 
    Water always finds its level just *because* of gravity. I don’t fully understand the question or problem. Obviously whatever floor you have installed in your life will not be big enough to be impacted visually or functionally by the curvature of the earth... but sure, if you were to lay 50 miles of tiles and each individual one of them is level, if you were able to “zoom out” you would see that it’s in fact curved. Every tile can be perfectly level, but it’s only level perpendicular to the earth’s center of gravity. The first and last tile you lay will not be positioned the same way compared to each other. A bacteria walking around on a balloon is also not aware that it’s on a spherical object.
    Regarding the beaches, next time you go to the beach, bring your binoculars. On clear days, look at the ships in the distance. Notice that the ones further away from you are obscured more at the bottom and look like they are half under water; curvature. The other way around also works; sail away on a boat and keep looking at the beach. If there are mountains/hills near the beach, there will be a point where you won’t see the beach anymore, just water and the mountains right on the horizon. Given clear skies and good atmospheric visibility, there’s a point where you will see just the peak of the mountain over the horizon. Again: curvature.
    Nobody will be able to show you water sticking to a spinning ball. On earth, anyway, since you will have to compete with the earth’s gravitational field. If you were up in space and have a ball with adequate mass, water should “stick” to it, though it’s actually just attracted to it, but that’s semantics. Of course, if you were up in space, you could just as well turn around and look at earth being all round anyway  
    All of the science and experiments proving this really is repeatable and testable, but I think the problem is more that flat earthers don’t WANT to see it (and to this day I don’t understand why). Science isn’t a dogmatic belief, and there surely are wrong theories in various scientific fields that will be retracted, corrected or adjusted in the future, critical thinking and further research will ensure that. But the earth being round is not one of them. The scientific community has moved past that uncertainty, and you should too.
    Tl;dr a flat earth is absolute nonsense, sorry
  12. Haha
    pho reacted to PansPurse in Buying gold in the UK   
    I would do, but frankly I'm too busy laughing.
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    pho got a reaction from BackyardBullion in Buying gold in the UK   
    I realize I will not change any minds, but I can’t help myself to chime in about this flat earth shenanigans 🙂
    As for the lighthouse argument: https://www.metabunk.org/debunked-flat-earth-claims-about-lighthouse-ranges.t7254/
    Also, a rail gun doesn’t shoot in a straight line...
    Please watch the video below and/or read a science textbook. Better yet, by all means, empirically try to prove a flat earth yourself instead of blindly following theories (of any side)
    On a beautiful sunny day on a beach where the sun sets over the ocean, lay down flat and watch the sunset over the horizon. Just as that happens, jump up as fast as you can. Boom. You just saw the sun set twice in a day. Curvature. If you have a drone at you can easily replicate this several more times.
    en,
    th
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    pho got a reaction from ZatStackz in Buying gold in the UK   
    I realize I will not change any minds, but I can’t help myself to chime in about this flat earth shenanigans 🙂
    As for the lighthouse argument: https://www.metabunk.org/debunked-flat-earth-claims-about-lighthouse-ranges.t7254/
    Also, a rail gun doesn’t shoot in a straight line...
    Please watch the video below and/or read a science textbook. Better yet, by all means, empirically try to prove a flat earth yourself instead of blindly following theories (of any side)
    On a beautiful sunny day on a beach where the sun sets over the ocean, lay down flat and watch the sunset over the horizon. Just as that happens, jump up as fast as you can. Boom. You just saw the sun set twice in a day. Curvature. If you have a drone at you can easily replicate this several more times.
    en,
    th
  15. Haha
    pho reacted to Jimmock in Buying gold in the UK   
    I believe this is the latest photo taken by the international space station. 😆
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    pho got a reaction from Martlet in Selling your Precious Metals   
    I got a quote with their buy price very fast. Cannot say anything negative, really. Their price was reasonable (can't remember the details, but it was above spot for sure).
    There was 1 sov in the package and I got the same price as I saw them being sold on FB groups at that time.
    Eva even sent me a PDF with a return-shipping label I could use, which saved me some hassle (the shipping cost was deducted from the selling price of course)
    Payment was also made the same day it arrived at their address.
    All was very smooth, but I should note I'm in Belgium too, so deal in euros; not sure I'd recommend it to UK residents as there's always sour grapes when it comes to currency conversions.
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    pho got a reaction from augur in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    There were LARGE DATE and Large Date designations. Can’t see any rule in it. Maybe half of the graders’ pcs caps lock is broken.
    I can imagine people more neurotic than myself sending them back for this ?

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    pho got a reaction from Panda82 in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    There were LARGE DATE and Large Date designations. Can’t see any rule in it. Maybe half of the graders’ pcs caps lock is broken.
    I can imagine people more neurotic than myself sending them back for this ?

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    pho reacted to Panda82 in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    I love you so much @Numistacker


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    pho got a reaction from Panda82 in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    A bit annoyed about NGC's seemingly random usage of ALL CAPS and Regular Caps texts on the panda labels within the same grading...
    Shame about the MS63 but all in all pretty nice panda scores
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    pho got a reaction from Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    A bit annoyed about NGC's seemingly random usage of ALL CAPS and Regular Caps texts on the panda labels within the same grading...
    Shame about the MS63 but all in all pretty nice panda scores
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    pho got a reaction from kimchi in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    A bit annoyed about NGC's seemingly random usage of ALL CAPS and Regular Caps texts on the panda labels within the same grading...
    Shame about the MS63 but all in all pretty nice panda scores
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    pho reacted to Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Mega Grading from NGC via Heritage
    Box 1


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    pho reacted to Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Coins collected from Heritage today




    Lots of work to do now

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    pho reacted to Panda82 in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    I saw that 98 ms 69 panda ?, wish it’s mine , congratulations to whoever owns it