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    [–] ELI5: Why do the flats on a piano sound good in any order but normal keys don't? PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 2 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago) in explainlikeimfive

    In addition to what has already been said, traditional oriental music uses 5 notes, the black keys on a piano. The music dates back way before the piano was invented and the music system is different, however. That's why those notes not only sound good, but also have an oriental vibe to them.

    Fun fact, this is a quote from Sun Tzu, the author of "The Art of War".

    “There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.”

    Those five notes are the black keys. Keep in mind that he was born in 545 BC. Western music uses 12 keys (5 black and 7 white) so if he were alive today and was acquainted with western music, he would probably say twelve musical notes.

    edit: 12 not 13, i can't add apparently

    [–] Flag of Doritos PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 16 points ago in vexillology

    It's a flag for doritos. The blue is the background and the orange is a dorito chip.

    [–] The Flag of France but with more colors PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 51 points ago in vexillology

    I was going to say gradient but it's...well...not a gradient. So I said more colors.

    [–] I made a flag for the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 1 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago) in vexillology

    The flag is based on the design used on the center's patches. It's a complex design with 4 colors (ramping up cost), and also doesn't follow "traditional" flag designs, but since it is a niche flag it is more justifiable.

    The background is a navy blue, representing outer space and the upper atmosphere. In the foreground is a triangular vehicle, representing flight. In the background, there is the Earth, and in the shadow of the Earth there is the Moon and stars.

    [–] I made a flag for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 3 points ago in vexillology

    Here you will find a dark blue and light blue version of the flag. Dark blue would represent the sky in the upper atmosphere, and light blue would represent the sky in the lower atmosphere.

    [–] I made a flag for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 5 points ago in vexillology

    Will do when I get the chance. Red and black was the original design on the seal, with black representing space and red probably representing the glow of the missile.

    [–] I made a flag for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 14 points ago in vexillology

    I thought the icon used on the seal of the agency looked very cool so I made a flag for it.

    [–] Flag of Japan but it's Benzene PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 5 points ago in vexillology

    A hexagon with a circle in it is a symbol for benzene, the chemical. The symbol ⌬ can also be used.

    [–] Flag for a Interstellar Warp Gate Research Laboratory PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 5 points ago in vexillology

    Oddly specific flag, I know.

    This is more of a picture flag than a symbolic flag. The background represents space. The orange circle is the entrance to the warp gate. The three cut rings are the sides of the warp gate. Finally, the stripes represent "travel" or a wormhole, if you prefer.

    [–] Flag of an Alien Planet PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 3 points ago in worldbuilding

    I thought the flag looked cool so sorry if the title is vague.

    I'm not an alien so obviously this will have some anthropomorphic bias but the flag is supposed to be planetary (implying "international"). The white circle is the planet, and the horizontal bar that cuts the planet could be a ring. It could also be the only part of the planet that isn't covered in ice, assuming the aliens live on an icy planet. The stars are an arbitrary constellation complete with star colors. These aliens share the same admiration of the stars as we did and also drew them as the "star" shape. I wouldn't be surprised if another alien species would draw them as circles (since stars are pinpoint sources of light). Obviously the colors imply that the aliens can see in the visible spectrum (some stars are white, others are red, others are blue) and the constellation is symbolic of something to the aliens. Finally we're assuming the aliens use flags in the first place. For all we know they might use radio waves of all things to represent their planet.

    [–] Flag of an Alien Planet PUSSYDESTROYER-9000 1 points ago in vexillology

    I'm not an alien so obviously this will have some anthropomorphic bias but the flag is supposed to be planetary (implying "international"). The white circle is the planet, and the horizontal bar that cuts the planet could be a ring. It could also be the only part of the planet that isn't covered in ice, assuming the aliens live on an icy planet. The stars are an arbitrary constellation complete with star colors. These aliens share the same admiration of the stars as we did and also drew them as the "star" shape. I wouldn't be surprised if another alien species would draw them as circles (since stars are pinpoint sources of light). Obviously the colors imply that the aliens can see in the visible spectrum (some stars are white, others are red, others are blue) and the constellation is symbolic of something to the aliens. Finally we're assuming the aliens use flags in the first place. For all we know they might use radio waves of all things to represent their planet.