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Flat Earth Conspiracy Theorist Argues With Astronaut On National TV

A conspiracy theorist debated with an astronaut on national TV to lay down his argument that the Earth is flat and not round.

The debate on whether the Earth is flat or round seems to have no ending. While early years explorers already accepted that the world is round, a conspiracy theorist in now stepping out into the light to spark another debate, saying NASA has been lying to humanity to hide the fact that our planet is actually a flat disc.

Conspiracy theorist Mark Sargent dared astronaut Terry Virts to participate in a debate about the real shape of the Earth. Although it is ridiculous to lecture someone who has actually seen the whole of our planet from above, Sargent still laid down his arguments and he did it on national TV.

A conspiracy theorist goes on national TV to talk about his claim that the Earth is flat.

Source: ITV

Sargent guested in a segment of ITV‘s Good Morning Britain where he shared his hypothesis saying:

“I think the Earth is flat, that the biggest reason is go to the beach with a high-powered HD camera and look off into the distance. About ten, fifteen years ago, you could see ships go over the horizon right? Now you can bring it back into frame. All you have to do is crank up the zoom. Technology has changed everything. And yes, as much as Terry is one of my countrymen, I respect that, he’s a commander in the United States military which means he can keep secrets.”

He presented supposed pieces of evidence to prove that the planet is actually like a disc.

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It is still confusing what motives NASA could be holding to hide such an important fact to the world, but Sargent is persistent on concluding that we have been living in a disc since the beginning. He continued:

“The first blue marble shot of the earth was taken by Apollo 17 in 1972 and the second one was two summers ago. We had three decades with no blue marble shots. Why?

If this place was built, it was built by someone, so we’re not alone.”

He even went as far as talking about NASA telling lies to hide the fact that the world is flat.

Source: ITV

The baffled and speechless host then turned to Terry Virts to answer to Sargent’s theory that the world is flat. The astronaut who spent 200 days at the International Space Station (ISS) stayed loyal to the facts he saw first-hand and denied keeping high level secrets.


He also used current technology to debunk Sargent’s argument, explaining:

“If the Earth is flat then all the other moons and planets would be flat, have a look at them through a telescope, you can see the shadows in 3D.. there’s a huge clue right there!

So they put me on a space shuttle and they hit the red button and I launched into space, going eastbound at 17,000 miles an hour. Thankfully I came back around to the other side. If the Earth were flat I would have kept on going.”

To ease Sargent’s mind, Astronaut Terry Virts also appeared on the morning TV show to present his own evidence that the world is round.

Source: ITV
Virts showed photos of Earth he personally tokk from outer space, but Sargent was too stubborn to believe.

Source: ITV

Virts continued to lay down evidence that the world is round, showing Sargent images he took during his trip to the ISS back in 2015. These images were also published in the astronaut’s book, titled “View From Above.”

Despite the evidence that Virts shared, Sargent continues to be suspicious, even claiming that the photos were manipulated. The astronaut has later tweeted though: “Matter settled. The Earth is round! Now on to bigger and more important issues….”

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Why You Should Put A Tape Over Your Webcam

A little piece of tape can give you peace of mind.

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When it comes to cyber security, most of us are content with merely staying away from harmful sites, not clicking unwanted links, and perhaps using a good anti-virus software. While all of these are unquestionably important, many users are forgetting about one basic thing that could likewise compromise their safety – covering that web camera.

Mark Zuckerberg does it. Edward Snowden does it. And even former FBI director James Comey does it. So it must be very important, right? And yet many of us, common folks, actually don’t bother.

It’s not about being paranoid – it’s about staying safe.

Cameras are everywhere these days – from our laptops and smartphones, to everything else in between – and that can definitely be risky. In the past, previous reports have confirmed that, unscrupulous and tech-savvy crooks can actually hack people’s cameras and microphones to spy on them.

In 2010, for example, we’ve heard a news report about two high school students sued a local school district. The reason? Well apparently, school personnel “had activated the anti-theft software on their school-issued MacBooks and secretly photographed the students at home.” The district later admitted that thousands of photos of dozens of students had been taken.

Meanwhile, a 2011 incident tells us of Luis Mijangos, a man confined to a wheelchair, who was given a sentence of 6 years for the crime of spying on more than 100 ladies – many of whom were under 18. He contacted his victims, asking them for more naked photos while threatening to make to make public the private photos and videos of them he had in his possession.

A little piece of tape can give you peace of mind.

As the victims have learned for themselves, camera hacking can happen to anyone and the simple act of putting a tape over a webcam can really make a big difference.

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As a LaptopMag article encourages us:

“If you’ve got a computer in your bedroom, put black electrical tape over the webcam. Cut off the plug from a broken pair of headphones and stick it in the microphone jack to disable the external microphone.

“If you’re talking about something and you’d rather the conversation didn’t leave the room, make sure there are no smartphones or laptops in the room. If you’re a company executive discussing sensitive information in a meeting, do the same. Your friends may think you’re a nut, but that’s their problem.”

Consider this seriously, folks. I know I will!

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Meet Codey Rocky, The Robot That Teaches Your Kids To Code

Codey Rocky is being described as a “new coding companion for budding innovators from ages 6 and up.”

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Parents, take note. There’s one cool toy robot out there today that’s more than just a plaything – it can also teach your kids with coding skills.

Meet Codey Rocky, an awesome robot that’s been designed to help young children learn coding and AI. Its combination of “easy-to-use robotics hardware with graphical programming” makes it easy for youngsters to learn the basics in the world of coding.

Codey Rocky is “an entry-level coding robot for STEM education, suitable for children ages 6 and up.”

Source: Makeblock

According to its Kickstarter page, Codey Rocky is actually two robots in one.

We read:

“Codey is the detachable controller that holds all the magic. It includes more than 10 electronic modules that can be controlled via code. Rocky is the car that lets you take Codey anywhere you want, so that your clever programs can be run everywhere.”

Codey Rocky allows users to create interactive games, make music, receive and display weather reports, and much, much more.

Source: Makeblock
Ideas become reality with Codey Rocky.

Source: Makeblock

With it, a kid can easily create his or her first program by dragging and dropping code blocks.


Eventually, he or she can progress into advanced coding.

Makeblock, the team behind the interesting invention, aims to improve education with the use of robots and drones.

Source: Makeblock

The page further tells us:

“Codey Rocky comes with more than 10 integrated and programmable modules and mBlock 5, the latest version of our graphical programming platform that also supports advanced Python programming. The seamless integration of software with robotics hardware means that kids of all ages can start coding in minutes and instantly see the results of their code by interacting with Codey Rocky.”

Watch the video here and see the robot in action:

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If this sounds pretty interesting to you, go ahead and check out Codey Rocky over at Kickstarter.

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A Rover Dived to the Mariana Trench to Unravel Its Deepest Mysteries

Have you ever thought about what the ocean surface looks like miles below?

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Ever since you were a kid, you have always wondered what the ocean has to offer. Perhaps you wanted to know what sort of other creatures live beneath it, or just how the surface of the ocean looks like miles below. After all, it is human nature to get curious.

As far as science is concerned, the Mariana Trench is known to be the planet’s deepest point. Scientists from all over the world have been trying to unravel its mystery. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just sent cameras down into its depths – and the images captured are just mind-blowing.

A dive into the unknown indeed.

Source: NOAA

The depth was estimated to be six miles. Equipped with fast internet connection, the agency was able to live-stream the whole trip.

The camera rover was tasked to explore the deep water around the entire area.

Source: NOAA

Below are some of the most fascinating – and disturbing – images captured by the rover:

#1. This jellyfish looks like from outer space or something.

Source: NOAA
#2. An enchanting yet fragile deep-sea coral.

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#3. A flower-like crinoid.

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Also known as sea lilies, this living thing is somehow related to starfish.

#4. And there are other versions of them.

Source: NOAA
#5. Oh, let’s not forget about the other reefs – and the shark!

Source: NOAA
#6. Add to that a tiny fish.

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#7. Not your “ordinary” fish buddy, right?

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#8. The Mariana Trench is also packed with amoebas.

Source: NOAA
#9. This one here is a tunicate, aka sea squirt.

Source: NOAA
#10. Although it remains unconfirmed, researchers dub it a “relicanthus.”

Source: NOAA
#11. Just another acorn worm.

Source: NOAA
#12. A shrimp with some sort of parasitic backpack.

Source: NOAA
#13. Sadly, this garbage found its way below.

Source: NOAA
#14. This one, too.

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#15. They just never stop.

Source: NOAA

It cannot be denied that the Mariana Trench is one of the most beautiful things on Earth. Unfortunately, humanity is starting to destroy its innocence – and the last three images are proofs to it.

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