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Title: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 24, 2016, 08:31:07 AM
After feeling guilty for spamming other threads with newspaper links, I decided to start a thread where anybody can post a link, that does not deserve its own thread.

Post general interest links, news-related, articles, something interesting, etc, from the internet.


1st link

Mars orders full recall of Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars in d Europe over contamination fears

Recall affects 55 countries, including Britain, Germany and France
Triggered by customer finding piece of plastic in a Mars Inc chocolate bar


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460076/Mars-orders-recall-Snickers-Mars-Milky-way-Germany-Netherlands.html

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 24, 2016, 08:49:57 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.u...cinating-video-duels.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3460930/Nobles-gone-wild-moment-Princess-Countess-took-topless-sword-fight-settle-dispute-flowers-1892-detailed-fascinating-video-duels.html)

How a Princess fought a Countess in a sword fight to settle a dispute over floral arrangements in 1892
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Grathr on February 24, 2016, 09:14:47 AM

http://www.dailymail.co.u...cinating-video-duels.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3460930/Nobles-gone-wild-moment-Princess-Countess-took-topless-sword-fight-settle-dispute-flowers-1892-detailed-fascinating-video-duels.html)

How a Princess fought a Countess in a sword fight to settle a dispute over floral arrangements in 1892

I guess some take floral arrangements more seriously than others :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 24, 2016, 09:17:10 AM
flowers and chocolate...   :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on February 24, 2016, 09:31:24 AM
I guess some take floral arrangements more seriously than others :D

Ikebana (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikebana)  :)

Quote
More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, form. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on February 24, 2016, 12:05:12 PM
After feeling guilty for spamming other threads with newspaper links, I decided to start a thread where anybody can post a link, that does not deserve its own thread.

Post general interest links, news-related, articles, something interesting, etc, from the internet.


1st link

Mars orders full recall of Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars in d Europe over contamination fears

Recall affects 55 countries, including Britain, Germany and France
Triggered by customer finding piece of plastic in a Mars Inc chocolate bar


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460076/Mars-orders-recall-Snickers-Mars-Milky-way-Germany-Netherlands.html
Great idea f-rizzle, but the daily mail doesn't really count as a newspaper. Toilet paper maybe, or alarmist comic, I'll concede that, but not a newspaper.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 24, 2016, 12:15:38 PM
The problem is that all newspapers tend to have their own agendas and people who like them, or hate them.

I remember getting complaints about the SUN a few years ago. The Times was considered OK, even though, belonging to the same group, it had the same news, made to sound posher. The Guardian is also disliked by those that do not agree with its views, and the same goes for every newspaper, publication, car magazine (Car, autocar, TG- all have their haters and fans,)

So, post generally accepted links, on general interest topics, rather than what is just an opinion of the newspapers.

I can not see how the problem with chocolates will be described differently by different papers.

The Mirror and the Mail are also part of the same group. Maybe the Star will be more unbiased.

The Sun and the Times, as well as the Independent etc. need a subscription these days, by the way...

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on February 24, 2016, 12:20:19 PM
The problem is that all newspapers tend to have their own agendas and people who like them, or hate them.

I remember getting complaints about the SUN a few years ago. The Times was considered OK, even though, belonging to the same group, it had the same news, made to sound posher. The Guardian is also disliked by those that do not agree with its views, and the same goes for every newspaper, publication, car magazine (Car, autocar, TG- all have their haters and fans,)

So, post generally accepted links, on general interest topics, rather than what is just an opinion of the newspapers.

I can not see how the problem with chocolates will be described differently by different papers.

The Mirror and the Mail are also part of the same group. Maybe the Star will be more unbiased.

The Sun and the Times, as well as the Independent etc. need a subscription these days, by the way...

I'm just  :pok: firiki. He's been trying to  :twak: me for ages so it's a mini payback.  :tu:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 24, 2016, 12:27:47 PM
you young people....   :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on February 24, 2016, 12:37:57 PM
After feeling guilty for spamming other threads with newspaper links, I decided to start a thread where anybody can post a link, that does not deserve its own thread.

Post general interest links, news-related, articles, something interesting, etc, from the internet.


1st link

Mars orders full recall of Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars in d Europe over contamination fears

Recall affects 55 countries, including Britain, Germany and France
Triggered by customer finding piece of plastic in a Mars Inc chocolate bar


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460076/Mars-orders-recall-Snickers-Mars-Milky-way-Germany-Netherlands.html
Great idea f-rizzle, but the daily mail doesn't really count as a newspaper. Toilet paper maybe, or alarmist comic, I'll concede that, but not a newspaper.

You mistake the dizzle for the frizzle?
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on February 24, 2016, 12:43:09 PM
After feeling guilty for spamming other threads with newspaper links, I decided to start a thread where anybody can post a link, that does not deserve its own thread.

Post general interest links, news-related, articles, something interesting, etc, from the internet.


1st link

Mars orders full recall of Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars in d Europe over contamination fears

Recall affects 55 countries, including Britain, Germany and France
Triggered by customer finding piece of plastic in a Mars Inc chocolate bar


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460076/Mars-orders-recall-Snickers-Mars-Milky-way-Germany-Netherlands.html
Great idea f-rizzle, but the daily mail doesn't really count as a newspaper. Toilet paper maybe, or alarmist comic, I'll concede that, but not a newspaper.

You mistake the dizzle for the frizzle?
I did Zizzle!  :facepalm: Up all night with the mutt. That's my excuse.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on February 24, 2016, 12:53:29 PM
After feeling guilty for spamming other threads with newspaper links, I decided to start a thread where anybody can post a link, that does not deserve its own thread.

Post general interest links, news-related, articles, something interesting, etc, from the internet.


1st link

Mars orders full recall of Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars in d Europe over contamination fears

Recall affects 55 countries, including Britain, Germany and France
Triggered by customer finding piece of plastic in a Mars Inc chocolate bar


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460076/Mars-orders-recall-Snickers-Mars-Milky-way-Germany-Netherlands.html
Great idea f-rizzle, but the daily mail doesn't really count as a newspaper. Toilet paper maybe, or alarmist comic, I'll concede that, but not a newspaper.

You mistake the dizzle for the frizzle?
I did Zizzle!  :facepalm: Up all night with the mutt. That's my excuse.

I hope it works out. We lost one last weekend. Ten years and then gone.   :(
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on February 24, 2016, 12:57:25 PM
After feeling guilty for spamming other threads with newspaper links, I decided to start a thread where anybody can post a link, that does not deserve its own thread.

Post general interest links, news-related, articles, something interesting, etc, from the internet.


1st link

Mars orders full recall of Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars in d Europe over contamination fears

Recall affects 55 countries, including Britain, Germany and France
Triggered by customer finding piece of plastic in a Mars Inc chocolate bar


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460076/Mars-orders-recall-Snickers-Mars-Milky-way-Germany-Netherlands.html
Great idea f-rizzle, but the daily mail doesn't really count as a newspaper. Toilet paper maybe, or alarmist comic, I'll concede that, but not a newspaper.

You mistake the dizzle for the frizzle?
I did Zizzle!  :facepalm: Up all night with the mutt. That's my excuse.

I hope it works out. We lost one last weekend. Ten years and then gone.   :(
Sorry for your loss Zman They leave a massive gap when they're not around.  :salute:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on February 24, 2016, 01:05:16 PM
After feeling guilty for spamming other threads with newspaper links, I decided to start a thread where anybody can post a link, that does not deserve its own thread.

Post general interest links, news-related, articles, something interesting, etc, from the internet.


1st link

Mars orders full recall of Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars in d Europe over contamination fears

Recall affects 55 countries, including Britain, Germany and France
Triggered by customer finding piece of plastic in a Mars Inc chocolate bar


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460076/Mars-orders-recall-Snickers-Mars-Milky-way-Germany-Netherlands.html
Great idea f-rizzle, but the daily mail doesn't really count as a newspaper. Toilet paper maybe, or alarmist comic, I'll concede that, but not a newspaper.

You mistake the dizzle for the frizzle?
I did Zizzle!  :facepalm: Up all night with the mutt. That's my excuse.

I hope it works out. We lost one last weekend. Ten years and then gone.   :(
Sorry for your loss Zman They leave a massive gap when they're not around.  :salute:

They sure do.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on February 24, 2016, 05:38:18 PM

http://www.dailymail.co.u...cinating-video-duels.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3460930/Nobles-gone-wild-moment-Princess-Countess-took-topless-sword-fight-settle-dispute-flowers-1892-detailed-fascinating-video-duels.html)

How a Princess fought a Countess in a sword fight to settle a dispute over floral arrangements in 1892

I guess some take floral arrangements more seriously than others :D

Well, it's not surprising...

Show content
Some women are very determined to oppose when someone tries to deflower them...

 :whistle:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on February 24, 2016, 05:40:38 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.u...cinating-video-duels.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3460930/Nobles-gone-wild-moment-Princess-Countess-took-topless-sword-fight-settle-dispute-flowers-1892-detailed-fascinating-video-duels.html)

How a Princess fought a Countess in a sword fight to settle a dispute over floral arrangements in 1892

Found the footage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXK_lX1V5zc
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 25, 2016, 07:24:31 AM
Facebook adds other icons to "Like"

http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/02/reactions-now-available-globally/

(https://fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/reactions-image-en_us.png?w=960)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on February 25, 2016, 07:32:30 AM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OWU2UUOIJvU/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ToolJoe on February 25, 2016, 04:52:59 PM
http://6abc.com/news/wwii-mess-kit-brings-nj-family-english-couple-together/1216014/
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on February 26, 2016, 02:14:06 PM
After feeling guilty for spamming other threads with newspaper links, I decided to start a thread where anybody can post a link, that does not deserve its own thread.

Post general interest links, news-related, articles, something interesting, etc, from the internet.


1st link

Mars orders full recall of Snickers, Mars and Milky Way bars in d Europe over contamination fears

Recall affects 55 countries, including Britain, Germany and France
Triggered by customer finding piece of plastic in a Mars Inc chocolate bar


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3460076/Mars-orders-recall-Snickers-Mars-Milky-way-Germany-Netherlands.html
Even the mini ones? Not sure whether to accept Dolly's kind gift.......
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/WP_20160225_024_zps9h2e3eaw.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/WP_20160225_024_zps9h2e3eaw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 26, 2016, 02:46:51 PM
Run!  :ahhh
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on February 26, 2016, 02:50:55 PM
Run!  :ahhh
How can I say no to that face?
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 26, 2016, 02:57:14 PM
(http://b2finc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/doomed-pic.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 26, 2016, 02:58:39 PM
(http://b2finc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/doomed-pic.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on February 26, 2016, 03:11:14 PM
(http://b2finc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/doomed-pic.jpg)
(http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad80/magentus2112/jonesy_zpsusjunx9m.jpg) (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/magentus2112/media/jonesy_zpsusjunx9m.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: WhichDawg on February 26, 2016, 05:27:54 PM
 :D

i should like post a ton here and "own this thread" right?! :pok: :cheers:

i miss u already :P ::) ;)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 26, 2016, 05:48:32 PM
 :dd: :dd: :dd:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 29, 2016, 08:09:39 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/ww2-timewarp-woman-loves-live-7460431

woman living in 1939, now, and looking for a husband.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ToolJoe on February 29, 2016, 04:31:53 PM
Now that woman is old fashioned with a capital O and F.  :think:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on February 29, 2016, 05:19:46 PM
Now that woman is old fashioned with a capital O and F.  :think:
Despite the war era, this sounds like a quite and peaceful life.

I doubt I could deal with that toilet / washing-situation, but I grew up without a TV / Computer and it wasn't bad.
Also, she sounds smart (she realizes that she is a novelty and the effect it has) and happy so :salute: to Joanne
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 29, 2016, 08:34:36 PM
jokes

http://unijokes.com/
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 01, 2016, 08:45:59 AM
Weetabix recalls ll 550g Oatibix Flakes packs with best before dates of January 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2017, UK.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/497922/weetabix-oatibix-rubber-recalls-pieces-bits-health-hazard-risk-fsa

so, if you stopped eating Mars and went for Weetabix, you will feel silly now.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 01, 2016, 08:54:53 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3469044/Mummified-body-German-adventurer-vanished-inside-drifting-yacht-Philippines.html

The mystery of the mummified body of a German adventurer who was found dead on his yacht off the coast of the Philippines has taken a new twist after a haunting note and photos were uncovered.
Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, whose body was discovered by two fishermen, wrote a thirty-two word memorium to his beloved wife Claudia, who died from cancer aged 53 on 2 May 2010.
'Thirty years we're been together on the same path. Then the power of the demons was stronger than the will to live. You're gone. May your soul find its peace. Your Manfred,' it read.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ToolJoe on March 01, 2016, 06:06:08 PM
90 year old woman forgoes chemo treatment to go on cross country trip:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/90-year-woman-chooses-trip-lifetime-cancer-treatment/story?id=37262967
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 01, 2016, 06:11:16 PM
Good for her
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: yud on March 01, 2016, 10:25:28 PM

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/ww2-timewarp-woman-loves-live-7460431

woman living in 1939, now, and looking for a husband.


So 1939 Britain did not have indoor plumbing?  :think:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: jerseydevil on March 01, 2016, 10:35:40 PM
43 years ago today, Pink Floyd released one of the greatest and best-selling albums of all time, Dark Side of the Moon.
https://youtu.be/JwYX52BP2Sk
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on March 02, 2016, 12:21:17 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/12179584/French-parents-could-be-jailed-for-posting-childrens-photos-online.html

French parents 'could be jailed' for posting children’s photos online

Parents could be sued by their grown-up children for posting photos of their children on social networks, resulting in hefty fines or imprisonment
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: hiraethus on March 02, 2016, 12:22:24 PM

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/ww2-timewarp-woman-loves-live-7460431

woman living in 1939, now, and looking for a husband.


So 1939 Britain did not have indoor plumbing?  :think:

Never mind 1939, she lives in Lincolnshire.  That's normal. ;)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 08, 2016, 08:23:24 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3480780/How-humans-changed-man-s-best-friend-pictures-100-years-breeding-changed-dog-breeds-not-better.html

Pictures reveal how 100 years of intensive breeding has left some dogs unrecognisable

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/07/23/31F8C55700000578-3480780-image-m-9_1457393666311.jpg)

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 08, 2016, 08:30:38 AM
Zoidberg is a cheap &*$"@£  !!!    :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:
Shame on you, Zoid!!


 :D :D
Lidl sells lobster for just £2.99
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3480173/Is-cheapest-lobster-Foodies-set-flock-Lidl-price-slashed-2-99.html

(I did buy some of these a few years ago -They do need some sort of cooking and you will need to buy 5 to eat as a meal, as they have very little meat)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on March 08, 2016, 08:53:48 AM
(http://funny-pictures-quotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/need-help-with-a-meme-y-not-zoidberg_c_3516279.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 08, 2016, 08:58:12 AM
where is Bender sticking the stick in ?
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on March 08, 2016, 09:11:17 AM
You need help.   :D   He is pushing the trolley. And no, that isn't 'code'.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 08, 2016, 09:12:54 AM
 ;)     ;)     ;)   got it! 

have fun  ;)    ;)   ;)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 08, 2016, 11:44:39 AM
Woman wakes from 8-month coma to name 'hero' boyfriend who stayed by her bedside as her ATTACKER

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/woman-wakes-8-month-coma-7513605
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 10, 2016, 09:01:59 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3484536/Great-grandmother-lived-life-cottage-refused-village-flooded-dies-aged-104.html

Great-grandmother who lived her whole life in the same cottage dies aged 104 in that home

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 10, 2016, 10:42:45 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3484927/Daredevil-construction-worker-destroys-wall-standing-on.html


construction worker in bare feet balances precariously on narrow ledge as he destroys the wall he is standing on
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ToolJoe on March 10, 2016, 07:43:22 PM

Woman drives with tree in her front grill:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tree-dui-illinois-grille_us_56de8d97e4b0000de405b4a7
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: powernoodle on March 10, 2016, 08:00:50 PM
The latest breakthrough in colon health.

http://www.squattypotty.com/
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 11, 2016, 08:53:49 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3486357/World-s-largest-cruise-ship-longer-Titanic-leaves-port-time-sets-sail-France-no-passengers-needs-500-crew.html

World's largest cruise ship  leaves port for the first time as it sets sail from France

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/10/22/32122CD600000578-3486357-image-a-81_1457649096866.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on March 11, 2016, 11:24:33 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3486357/World-s-largest-cruise-ship-longer-Titanic-leaves-port-time-sets-sail-France-no-passengers-needs-500-crew.html

World's largest cruise ship  leaves port for the first time as it sets sail from France

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/03/10/22/32122CD600000578-3486357-image-a-81_1457649096866.jpg)
I see no sails :twak:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: jerseydevil on March 12, 2016, 12:49:30 AM
The current oldest man in the world survived BOTH the Lotz Ghetto and Auschwitz.....
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35787569
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: yud on March 12, 2016, 01:53:55 AM
That is really amazing.  :salute:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 16, 2016, 12:06:55 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35800429

Japan's Aichi prefecture is looking to hire six ninjas in a bid to boost tourism.
The roles are full time and the pay is ¥180,000 ($1,600; £1,100) a month

I am sure many here will be interested !!  :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on March 16, 2016, 12:11:11 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35800429

Japan's Aichi prefecture is looking to hire six ninjas in a bid to boost tourism.
The roles are full time and the pay is ¥180,000 ($1,600; £1,100) a month

I am sure many here will be interested !!  :D

I heard more than 200 ninjas contacted the Aichi prefecture already.

Show content
The prefecture has had no luck so far in contacting them back...

 :whistle:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 16, 2016, 12:24:21 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3493140/Superfoods-just-super-marketing-Broccoli-just-nutritious-kale-half-price-s-NO-need-buy-expensive-coconut-water.html

Fashionable health food, and lower cost alternatives
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Post by: dks on March 17, 2016, 07:41:08 AM
(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7569546.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Tully-Monster.jpg)


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-17/tully-monster-scientists-solve-mystery-bizarre-fossil-illinois/7253172


For more than half a century, scientists have scratched their heads over the nature of an outlandishly bizarre creature dubbed the Tully Monster.

But researchers today announced they had finally solved the mystery of the creature, which flourished about 307 million years ago in a coastal estuary in what is now north-eastern Illinois.

They analysed numerous fossils of the creature, named Tullimonstrum gregarium, and determined it was not a segmented worm or a free-swimming slug, as once hypothesised, but rather a type of jawless fish called a lamprey.
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Post by: dks on March 17, 2016, 08:19:49 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3495251/From-Mountain-Dew-shower-heads-duct-taped-airplanes-Social-media-users-reveal-creative-cases-downright-dangerous-DIY-fixes.html

various home made "repairs"
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Post by: dks on March 17, 2016, 08:27:46 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3494919/Last-headhunters-Incredible-pictures-tattooed-faces-Indian-warriors-believe-heads-money-you.html

Last of the headhunters: Incredible pictures show tattooed faces of Indian warriors
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Post by: dks on March 18, 2016, 08:04:38 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/what-brass-monkeys-doolally-p-7580253

The origins of some weird but widely used phrases
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Post by: dks on March 22, 2016, 08:05:13 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/how-stiletto-heels-became-most-7603924

I assume, soon, there will be a ban on stiletto heels in public places, airplanes etc.....



"The pointed, spike-heeled shoes have been linked to nearly 150 violent crimes across Britain since 2003.

Many of the attacks resulted in appalling injuries.

The figures came from data provided by 21 police forces.

But experts say the numbers could double if the other 23 forces in the UK also provided information.


Police forces across the UK are dealing with incidents on a weekly basis, with a total of 147 reported"
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Post by: yud on March 22, 2016, 02:52:21 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/how-stiletto-heels-became-most-7603924

I assume, soon, there will be a ban on stiletto heels in public places, airplanes etc.....



"The pointed, spike-heeled shoes have been linked to nearly 150 violent crimes across Britain since 2003.

Many of the attacks resulted in appalling injuries.

The figures came from data provided by 21 police forces.

But experts say the numbers could double if the other 23 forces in the UK also provided information.


Police forces across the UK are dealing with incidents on a weekly basis, with a total of 147 reported"

Yay a new thing to ban :facepalm:
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Post by: firiki on March 22, 2016, 03:14:35 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/how-stiletto-heels-became-most-7603924

I assume, soon, there will be a ban on stiletto heels in public places, airplanes etc.....



"The pointed, spike-heeled shoes have been linked to nearly 150 violent crimes across Britain since 2003.

Many of the attacks resulted in appalling injuries.

The figures came from data provided by 21 police forces.

But experts say the numbers could double if the other 23 forces in the UK also provided information.


Police forces across the UK are dealing with incidents on a weekly basis, with a total of 147 reported"

Yay a new thing to ban :facepalm:

Actually, high heels are already banned in different places for different reasons;

In the Epidaurus Theatre (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidaurus#Theatre) they're not allowed (as well as chewing gums) because they are deemed detrimental for the ancient stones it's made of. http://greekfestival.gr/en/venues/view/ancient-theatre-of-epidaurus

In Italy, https://www.rt.com/news/319890-italy-shoes-heels-ban/ An Italian college in the seismically active southern region of Abruzzo has decided that high heels are no longer safe to wear in the area, demanding that its students and staff to switch to more comfortable, plainer and flatter variants.

I believe high heels were also banned in some Italian municipality on the grounds of indecency but I can't find a link.

Reportedly, in last year's Cannes film festival http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/may/19/cannes-backlash-high-heels-emily-blunt-flat-shoes women NOT wearing high heels weren't allowed to enter.
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Post by: SAK Guy on March 22, 2016, 03:25:24 PM
Here's how we do it over here...... :D

(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7468797.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Plane-passenger-delayed-after-wearing-stilettos-with-guns-for-heel.jpg)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/killer-heels-traveller-wearing-stilettos-7468874

 :rofl: :rofl:
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Post by: yud on March 22, 2016, 03:40:06 PM
Here's how we do it over here...... :D

(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7468797.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Plane-passenger-delayed-after-wearing-stilettos-with-guns-for-heel.jpg)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/killer-heels-traveller-wearing-stilettos-7468874

 :rofl: :rofl:

Yeah that's her own fault  :facepalm:

It's like last time I went to England I saw piles of (I assume deactivate) machine guns and a sidewinder missile but i didn't buy because I figured a sidewinder would be difficult to get through security.
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Post by: ToolJoe on March 22, 2016, 04:59:07 PM
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/trending-now/teen-helps-stop-robbery-during-job-interview-gets-hired/173036937

Guy getting interviewed for position at a restaurant helps stop a robbery during his interview.
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Post by: dks on March 29, 2016, 09:01:06 AM
Captain Britain ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Britain

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/essex-born-captain-britain-could-7643573

(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7642980.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Captain-Britain-back-from-the-1970s-for-TV-adventure.jpg)
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Post by: dks on March 29, 2016, 10:00:41 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/26/business/media/thomas-the-tank-engines-expanding-world.html?_r=0

New Thomas the Tank Engine characters to be introduced.
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Post by: pfrsantos on March 29, 2016, 11:41:23 AM
Woman rescued after jumping into ocean to swim for cruise ship that left her behind

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/woman-rescued-after-jumping-into-ocean-to-swim-for-162937325.html

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Post by: ToolJoe on March 30, 2016, 04:38:14 PM
Woman doesn't pay $600 cab fare on ride from New York City to Pennsylvania:

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/03/28/600-skipped-cab-fare/

Kevin Arnold from the Wonder Years would've turned 60 years old a week or two ago:

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/happy-60th-birthday-kevin-arnold-120506312.html
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Post by: dks on March 31, 2016, 07:18:16 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/dwayne-johnson-shares-first-look-7659625

New Baywatch

(http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7659282.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Baywatch.jpg)

(http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7659021.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/The-cast-of-Baywatch-is-spotted-riding-along-the-beach-on-four-wheelers-in-Savannah.jpg)
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Post by: dks on March 31, 2016, 07:31:13 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/old-vhs-tapes-now-worth-7657114

Old VHS tapes that are worth a lot.
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Post by: dks on March 31, 2016, 07:33:53 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/meet-saudi-billionaire-whose-mega-7658361

gold plated cars
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Post by: dks on March 31, 2016, 10:23:17 AM
Egypt Air's Hijacker's ex-wife

http://www.philenews.com/el-gr/top-stories/885/306311/i-dramatiki-exomologisi-tis-marinas-tis-oroklinis

It is in Greek, currently, but she does describe him as a violent killer, trained, drug addicted sponger, who never showed any interest in their children previously, far from the love story being pushed by the media.
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Post by: firiki on March 31, 2016, 11:12:35 AM
Egypt Air's Hijacker's ex-wife

http://www.philenews.com/el-gr/top-stories/885/306311/i-dramatiki-exomologisi-tis-marinas-tis-oroklinis

It is in Greek, currently, but she does describe him as a violent killer, trained, drug addicted sponger, who never showed any interest in their children previously, far from the love story being pushed by the media.

Thanks for the link :tu: He does sound like a seriously deranged person.

I took a screenshot of the article, look on the right :D It's from an ad for painkiller pills, I didn't catch the name though.

(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64860.0;attach=265735;image)
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Post by: magentus on March 31, 2016, 11:25:08 AM
Egypt Air's Hijacker's ex-wife

http://www.philenews.com/el-gr/top-stories/885/306311/i-dramatiki-exomologisi-tis-marinas-tis-oroklinis

It is in Greek, currently, but she does describe him as a violent killer, trained, drug addicted sponger, who never showed any interest in their children previously, far from the love story being pushed by the media.

Thanks for the link :tu: He does sound like a seriously deranged person.

I took a screenshot of the article, look on the right :D It's from an ad for painkiller pills, I didn't catch the name though.

(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64860.0;attach=265735;image)
That pill looks like a pain causer rather than a pain killer.  :facepalm:
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Post by: firiki on March 31, 2016, 11:29:07 AM
Egypt Air's Hijacker's ex-wife

http://www.philenews.com/el-gr/top-stories/885/306311/i-dramatiki-exomologisi-tis-marinas-tis-oroklinis

It is in Greek, currently, but she does describe him as a violent killer, trained, drug addicted sponger, who never showed any interest in their children previously, far from the love story being pushed by the media.

Thanks for the link :tu: He does sound like a seriously deranged person.

I took a screenshot of the article, look on the right :D It's from an ad for painkiller pills, I didn't catch the name though.

(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64860.0;attach=265735;image)
That pill looks like a pain causer rather than a pain killer.  :facepalm:

Yeap, that was the point: every time a different kind of pain showed up under the pill another SAK implement popped out :D
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Post by: pfrsantos on March 31, 2016, 12:04:56 PM
New £ coin, with extra features.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/royal-mint-1-coin-launched-7658367#rlabs=2%20rt$sitewide%20p$8
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Post by: jerseydevil on April 01, 2016, 03:24:39 AM
The Vikings might have made it farther into North America than previously thought......
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35935725?post_id=450601951792161_481781615340861#_=_
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Post by: dks on April 05, 2016, 08:48:22 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/erik-bauersfeld-dead-voice-star-7690707

"It's trap!"  Star Wars voice actor dead

(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7690576.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Erik-Bauersfeld-as-Admiral-Ackbar.jpg)
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Post by: ToolJoe on April 05, 2016, 08:41:57 PM
Marvin Gaye's birthday was a few days ago. Just the vocal tracks of some of his more known songs:
http://www.jambase.com/article/happy-birthday-marvin-gaye-isolated-vocal-tracks

Barry Oakley's bass line from Ramblin Man Isolated:
http://www.jambase.com/article/happy-birthday-berry-oakley-ramblin-man-isolated-rhythm-section
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Post by: dks on April 06, 2016, 11:39:58 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3525023/Has-Loch-Ness-Monster-moved-London-Mysterious-footage-captures-unknown-creature-swimming-Thames.html

Has the Loch Ness Monster moved to London? Mysterious footage captures unknown creature swimming in the Thames

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Post by: yud on April 07, 2016, 06:32:28 PM
Important work going on

http://www.startrek.com/article/national-air-and-space-museum-announces-tribble-breeding-program
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Post by: dks on April 08, 2016, 09:28:07 AM
Last surviving St Kilda native dies aged 93
Rachel Johnson, 93, was 8 when the remaining 36 residents were evacuated from the Atlantic island in 1930
The remote island sits on the outermost reach of the Outer Hebrides, 110 miles off the west coast of Scotland

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3528479/Last-surviving-St-Kilda-native-dies-aged-93-80-years-islanders-evacuated-Outer-Hebrides-island.html
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Post by: ToolJoe on April 08, 2016, 07:52:39 PM

College student gets threat of being thrown out of meeting for raising her hand:  :facepalm:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/03/student-accused-of-violating-university-safe-space-by-raising-he/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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Post by: magentus on April 09, 2016, 10:09:30 PM
Largest re-enactment of Roman Cavalry to take place at Hadrians Wall;
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/09/hadrians-wall-roman-cavalry
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Post by: dks on April 11, 2016, 01:39:02 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/sir-tom-jones-wife-dead-7731572

Tom Jones ’ wife, of 59 years, has died
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Post by: dks on April 11, 2016, 01:42:20 PM
A state of emergency has been declared after 11 people in an aboriginal community tried to kill themselves in one night.

Crisis response teams were called to the remote northern community of the Attawapiskat First Nation in Ontario, Canada, after the suicide attempt on Saturday.

It comes after 28 people tried to kill themselves in the 2,000-strong community last month.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/crisis-declared-after-11-people-7731397
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Post by: pfrsantos on April 11, 2016, 06:10:10 PM
The Man Woman in the Iron Black Mask...

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/commuters-baffled-woman-travelling-wearing-132956214.html
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Post by: pfrsantos on April 11, 2016, 06:57:53 PM
This Woman Went Snowboarding While Being Chased by a Bear — And She Didn’t Even Know It

https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-went-snowboarding-while-being-122900543.html
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Post by: dks on April 14, 2016, 10:49:48 AM
Worldwide obesity

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_31-3-2016-22-34-39

http://www.ncdrisc.org/
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Post by: dks on April 15, 2016, 01:03:13 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3540775/James-Cameron-confirms-FIVE-Avatar-films-total-final-Christmas-2023.html

4 more Avatar films to be made
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Post by: dks on April 15, 2016, 01:06:13 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/sam-fox-turns-50-original-7760000

Samantha Fox turns 50

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Post by: firiki on April 18, 2016, 03:28:35 PM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7079481/Best-job-ever-Danish-bar-advertises-dream-role-where-you-are-paid-2350-to-watch-PORN-for-20-hours-a-week.html

Danish bar advertises 'dream role' where you are paid £2,350 to watch PORN for 20 hours a week
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Post by: ToolJoe on April 19, 2016, 04:15:09 AM
Motorcyclist killed by refrigerator on the side of the road  :facepalm:  :
http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2016/04/man_killed_in_route_21_motorcycle_crash_struck_a_r.html
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Post by: dks on April 20, 2016, 07:32:57 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/its-officially-world-record-oldest-7788617

Oldest message in a bottle discovered that's at least 110 years old

A bottle holding a message which was tossed off British shores more than a century ago has been officially recognised as the world's oldest .

It was dispatched by British scientists in Plymouth, Devon, hitting the water sometime between 1904 and 1906.

It even had a postcard and the promise of a shilling to the finder, as put together by George Parker Bidder.

The ageing artifact was eventually picked up in April last year by retired post office worker Marianne Winkler as she holidayed on the island of Amrum, off the north coast of Germany.
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Post by: dks on April 20, 2016, 07:38:01 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/nasa-feed-goes-down-horseshoe-7783713

NASA has been accused of an alien cover up after a live ISS feed appearing to show a horseshoe UFO suddenly went down.

Conspiracy theorists are having a field day over the sighting of the strange U-shaped object hovering on the horizon of the the International Space Station.

They claim NASA 'cut the live feed' after the glowing blue object flew too close to the space station.
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Post by: magentus on April 20, 2016, 04:25:35 PM
Turns out Zoidberg was in the UK causing a stir in our capital city:
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/shortcuts/2016/apr/20/fastest-runner-dressed-as-a-lobster-and-other-bizarre-marathon-records
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Post by: dks on April 21, 2016, 09:32:43 AM
Queen's Birthday
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3550750/Three-poignant-portraits-released-mark-Queen-s-90th-birthday.html

Celebrated by the Brits, Aussies, Canadians etc.
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Post by: AlephZero on April 22, 2016, 11:54:01 AM
Turns out Zoidberg was in the UK causing a stir in our capital city:
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/shortcuts/2016/apr/20/fastest-runner-dressed-as-a-lobster-and-other-bizarre-marathon-records

 :rofl:
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Post by: zoidberg on April 22, 2016, 12:23:09 PM
Turns out Zoidberg was in the UK causing a stir in our capital city:
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/shortcuts/2016/apr/20/fastest-runner-dressed-as-a-lobster-and-other-bizarre-marathon-records

 :rofl:

Sigh.
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Post by: dks on April 26, 2016, 08:53:42 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3558030/Fascinating-photos-Royal-Navy-captain-served-World-Wars-sale.html

WW2 pictures

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/04/25/17/3371291600000578-3558030-image-m-77_1461600804111.jpg)
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Post by: dks on April 27, 2016, 09:40:19 AM
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/511096/youngest-ever-asbo-yob-robert-white-grows-up-machete-axe-armed-robbery

Life of crime
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Post by: dks on April 27, 2016, 10:57:08 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3559335/Bongs-gone-Big-Ben-s-famous-chimes-fall-silent-months-30MILLION-worth-repair-work-carried-out.html

Big Ben bell is to fall silent for months while £30million worth of repairs are carried out
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Post by: pfrsantos on April 27, 2016, 05:07:27 PM
Water has a "new" state, not only just gaseous, liquid or solid anymore.

http://www.gizmag.com/fourth-state-of-water/42999/
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Post by: pfrsantos on April 27, 2016, 05:10:16 PM
Mall ninjas, read this! Lightweight metal foam turns armor-piercing bullets into dust!

http://www.gizmag.com/metal-foam-bullets/42731/?li_source=LI&li_medium=default-widget

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Post by: Etherealicer on April 27, 2016, 05:50:34 PM
Water has a "new" state, not only just gaseous, liquid or solid anymore.

http://www.gizmag.com/fourth-state-of-water/42999/
Shouldn't that be 5th with Bose-Einstein-Condensate, solid , liquid and gaseous
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Post by: dks on April 28, 2016, 07:54:39 AM
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/galleries/4637/Behind-the-scenes-pictures-that-ruin-your-favourite-movies-in-pictures/Gladiator-Russell-Crowe-rolls-around-with-a-stuffed-animal-504923

Behind the scenes pictures of movies

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Post by: yud on April 29, 2016, 05:12:48 PM
Good lesson for cat owners, keep them indoors and out of eagle nests.

http://usat.ly/1SUEQ4E
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Post by: dks on May 03, 2016, 07:23:01 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571025/The-best-thing-buttered-bread-Offundo-device-makes-sandwiches-just-three-seconds-willing-pay-90.html

Butter spreading invention (not a knife)
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Post by: yud on May 03, 2016, 08:42:44 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3571025/The-best-thing-buttered-bread-Offundo-device-makes-sandwiches-just-three-seconds-willing-pay-90.html

Butter spreading invention (not a knife)

Could see that being very useful in restaurant.  And all those people who are so busy they do their makeup in the car.
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Post by: dks on May 06, 2016, 09:49:29 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3575800/What-s-REALLY-inside-pyramid-3D-images-created-using-cosmic-particles-hidden-tunnels-inside-mysterious-structure.html

Using technology to look inside a pyramid
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Post by: pfrsantos on May 09, 2016, 12:34:12 PM
I pass this almost every day. This really sucks...
 :facepalm:

Statue of D. Sebastião in Rossio's train station, Lisbon. A bunch of drunken idiots taking selfies destroyed it.
 :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:


https://uk.news.yahoo.com/man-destroys-126-old-statue-074752108.html
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Post by: dks on May 12, 2016, 02:28:01 PM
Dutch Venice

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3584981/Venice-Netherlands-fairytale-village-without-roads-residents-travel-thatched-roof-cottages-canal-boat.html
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Post by: dks on May 13, 2016, 08:01:43 AM
Rich people block each others car for a year

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/very-middle-class-squabble-results-7956683
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Post by: dks on May 13, 2016, 08:02:17 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/terrified-residents-evacuated-up-1000-7958161

unexploded World War Two bomb discovered in Bath
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Post by: dks on May 17, 2016, 09:39:39 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3593819/Baby-bison-rescued-tourists-Yellowstone-Park-down.html

interfering with wildlife
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Post by: dks on May 18, 2016, 01:34:16 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3596312/Burger-King-unveils-house-SAUNA-sweat-calories-Whopper-eat-Finnish-branch.html

Burger King with sauna in Finland
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Post by: pfrsantos on May 18, 2016, 01:39:40 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3593819/Baby-bison-rescued-tourists-Yellowstone-Park-down.html

interfering with wildlife

They could have taken the calf to a zoo or something?!...

 :facepalm:
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Post by: dks on May 19, 2016, 11:48:04 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3596481/Fascinating-pictures-Winston-Churchill-uniform-fellow-soldiers-near-Western-quit-Lord-following-Gallipoli-disaster.html

Winston Churchill on the front line in WWI
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Post by: Syncop8r on May 19, 2016, 01:03:03 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/terrified-residents-evacuated-up-1000-7958161

unexploded World War Two bomb discovered in Bath

Oh, the town of Bath.... not someone's bathtub...
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Post by: Syncop8r on May 19, 2016, 01:10:25 PM
Cartoonist loses job after upsetting big companies:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/06/business/media/cartoonist-fired-from-farm-news.html?_r=0

(so much for free speech)
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Post by: pfrsantos on May 19, 2016, 01:17:14 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/terrified-residents-evacuated-up-1000-7958161

unexploded World War Two bomb discovered in Bath

Oh, the town of Bath.... not someone's bathtub...

Yeah, I know what you're thinking about...

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(http://classiccinemaimages.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Marilyn-Monroe-The-Seven-Year-Itch-1955.-400x229.jpg)

 :D :D
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Post by: dks on May 20, 2016, 11:37:42 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3598412/Do-shocking-spending-habits-Wristband-use-electric-zaps-wearers-spending-money.html

a MUST for all members

"Wristband uses electric zaps to keep wearers from spending too much money
The device works based on the principles of Pavlovian Conditioning to help people break bad habits.
The idea behind the shocking invention is that the two milliampere shock will condition wearers to develop and stick to good habits by associating the bad habits with the uncomfortable yet effective shock."
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Post by: dks on May 20, 2016, 11:42:34 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3598804/Wife-smashed-husband-s-skull-stone-frog-mummified-roofing-felt-plastic-bags-body-wearing-M-S-pyjamas-home-died-18-years-later.html

Leigh Ann Sabine smashed husband's skull with a stone frog, inquest told
A pathologist matched shape of ornament against injuries to John's head
She then 'mummified' his body in 50 layers of roofing felt and plastic bags
Accountant's remains found 18 years later after Mrs Sabine died of cancer
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Post by: magentus on May 20, 2016, 12:00:11 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/terrified-residents-evacuated-up-1000-7958161

unexploded World War Two bomb discovered in Bath
This one clogged the city up for a couple of days. Heard the sirens for quite a while before finding out what it was for. They surrounded it with walls of sand and then popped it on a truck and drove it through the city.
(http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt153/andy202wr/WWII/DSCF3501.jpg) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/andy202wr/media/WWII/DSCF3501.jpg.html)
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Post by: dks on May 20, 2016, 12:03:22 PM
Dad's Army??   :D
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Post by: magentus on May 20, 2016, 12:06:19 PM
Dad's Army??   :D
They'd have done as good a job I reckon. Apparently the bomb was buried 1m under what used to be a school playground and the area was a wartime munitions store.
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Post by: pfrsantos on May 20, 2016, 05:59:22 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3598412/Do-shocking-spending-habits-Wristband-use-electric-zaps-wearers-spending-money.html

a MUST for all members

"Wristband uses electric zaps to keep wearers from spending too much money
The device works based on the principles of Pavlovian Conditioning to help people break bad habits.
The idea behind the shocking invention is that the two milliampere shock will condition wearers to develop and stick to good habits by associating the bad habits with the uncomfortable yet effective shock."

So, if you accidentally take an electrical shock, you go out and spend some money?...

 :think: :think:
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Post by: dks on May 23, 2016, 08:30:09 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3600482/Kowloon-Walled-City-blighted-overcrowding-poverty-crime.html

Before it was demolished in 1994, Kowloon Walled City was regarded as the most densely populated place on earth
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Post by: magentus on May 23, 2016, 04:28:11 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3600482/Kowloon-Walled-City-blighted-overcrowding-poverty-crime.html

Before it was demolished in 1994, Kowloon Walled City was regarded as the most densely populated place on earth
Fascinating article d-kissle  :salute: Apparently William Gibson was inspired by Kowloon in his 'Bridge' trilogy set on the Golden Gate bridge.

Thanks for posting these stories.
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Post by: dks on May 23, 2016, 05:16:04 PM
you people make me blush....    :tu:
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Post by: dks on May 24, 2016, 08:09:29 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3604334/Everest-safety-scrutiny-climber-dies-days.html

Sad and ironic

Woman who was climbing Everest in bid to prove 'vegans can do anything' is named as one of four dead on the mountain
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Post by: dks on May 25, 2016, 09:15:26 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3607433/Amazing-trove-4-000-incredibly-detailed-pictures-northern-France-faces-World-War-soldiers-eve-battle.html

pictures found in northern France show faces of First World War soldiers

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/24/19/3490366600000578-0-image-a-115_1464115143999.jpg)
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Post by: pfrsantos on May 25, 2016, 07:32:26 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3604334/Everest-safety-scrutiny-climber-dies-days.html

Sad and ironic

Woman who was climbing Everest in bid to prove 'vegans can do anything' is named as one of four dead on the mountain

(http://epicgamergirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Achievement-Unlocked.jpg)

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Post by: firiki on May 25, 2016, 11:39:16 PM
:rofl:
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In a sense she was right, though; not everyone dies on the Everest :think:
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Post by: magentus on May 26, 2016, 11:48:57 AM
Traffic straddling bus to beat traffic jams: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/26/china-straddling-floating-bus-beat-traffic-jams
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Post by: firiki on May 26, 2016, 02:32:58 PM
Traffic straddling bus to beat traffic jams: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/26/china-straddling-floating-bus-beat-traffic-jams

Seems practical :tu:
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Post by: firiki on May 26, 2016, 02:35:34 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3600482/Kowloon-Walled-City-blighted-overcrowding-poverty-crime.html

Before it was demolished in 1994, Kowloon Walled City was regarded as the most densely populated place on earth

The first pic is awe inspiring! Gloomy stuff  :-\  :ahhh
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Post by: Etherealicer on May 26, 2016, 02:37:12 PM
Traffic straddling bus to beat traffic jams: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/26/china-straddling-floating-bus-beat-traffic-jams

Seems practical :tu:
And if done right, passengers can go out on the right side of the road :tu:

Although I'm not yet convinced that this is better than a hanging train.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Schwebebahn_ueber_Strasse.jpg)

Yes, it might seem at first that this needs less infrastructure but having those largish buses have other problems like... can a semi-truck go underneath?
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Post by: magentus on May 26, 2016, 02:46:34 PM
Traffic straddling bus to beat traffic jams: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/26/china-straddling-floating-bus-beat-traffic-jams

Seems practical :tu:
And if done right, passengers can go out on the right side of the road :tu:

Although I'm not yet convinced that this is better than a hanging train.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Schwebebahn_ueber_Strasse.jpg)

Yes, it might seem at first that this needs less infrastructure but having those largish buses have other problems like... can a semi-truck go underneath?

That was my first thought too E-Thizzle. Also it doesn't tackle the problem of the traffic jam in the first place. I love that hanging train -sweet!
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Post by: Etherealicer on May 26, 2016, 02:57:33 PM
Traffic straddling bus to beat traffic jams: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/26/china-straddling-floating-bus-beat-traffic-jams

Seems practical :tu:
And if done right, passengers can go out on the right side of the road :tu:

Although I'm not yet convinced that this is better than a hanging train.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Schwebebahn_ueber_Strasse.jpg)

Yes, it might seem at first that this needs less infrastructure but having those largish buses have other problems like... can a semi-truck go underneath?
More "problems" (when compared to the hanging solution)

Bus still is affected by traffic accidents and idiots who block its path.
Bus itself seems like a bit of a road hazard.
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Post by: firiki on May 26, 2016, 02:58:03 PM
Traffic straddling bus to beat traffic jams: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/26/china-straddling-floating-bus-beat-traffic-jams

Seems practical :tu:
And if done right, passengers can go out on the right side of the road :tu:

Although I'm not yet convinced that this is better than a hanging train.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Schwebebahn_ueber_Strasse.jpg)

Yes, it might seem at first that this needs less infrastructure but having those largish buses have other problems like... can a semi-truck go underneath?

That was my first thought too E-Thizzle. Also it doesn't tackle the problem of the traffic jam in the first place. I love that hanging train -sweet!

I thought of it, too. I guess authorities would have to work out restrictions concerning the bus' route. Another thing is, can it turn in narrow streets? I doubt it, so this probably would only run on avenues and big streets. I guess it's big selling point is the lack of necessary infrastructure. Monorails are far better, though. I'm a big fan of rail transport :tu:
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Post by: firiki on May 27, 2016, 01:28:31 PM
U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-superbug-idUSKCN0YH2KT
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Post by: firiki on May 27, 2016, 10:50:07 PM
An incredibly rare gold crown believed to be more than 2,000 years old has been discovered under a bed in a Somerset cottage

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3610916/Incredibly-rare-2-300-year-old-Ancient-Greek-gold-crown-worth-100-000-kept-decades-tatty-box-old-newspapers-bed-owner-no-idea-was.html

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He didn't know he had it, he's going to sell it anyway. I think he should give it back :twak:
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Post by: dks on May 31, 2016, 12:55:39 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3616666/Treasure-trove-vintage-tractors-steam-engines-collected-two-enthusiasts-sells-1-5million.html

vintage tractors and steam engines

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/30/18/34C4BB8B00000578-3616666-image-m-15_1464628032458.jpg)
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Post by: dks on June 01, 2016, 08:00:21 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/mary-poppins-sequel-confirmed-christmas-8091602


Mary Poppins sequel confirmed for Christmas 2018 with Emily Blunt...

Why cant't they leave the classics alone.......  No imagination.
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Post by: dks on June 03, 2016, 08:00:35 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/boy-left-alone-bear-infested-8106069

Boy left alone in bear-infested woods as punishment by dad found alive and unharmed
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Post by: Grathr on June 03, 2016, 06:19:46 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/boy-left-alone-bear-infested-8106069

Boy left alone in bear-infested woods as punishment by dad found alive and unharmed

I think the "bear-infested" woods is a big exaggeration by the media. From other articles, they say that the big forrest was home to some bears, that rarely attack humans.
I hate it when the media does stuff like that. Hypothermia and falling accidents kills way, way more people lost in the woods than bears.
I bet they would call the woods around my house, "predator infested" because a couple of wolves and and a few lynx have killed some sheep here over the last year.

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Post by: enki_ck on June 03, 2016, 07:25:25 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...one-bear-infested-8106069 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/boy-left-alone-bear-infested-8106069)

Boy left alone in bear-infested woods as punishment by dad found alive and unharmed

I think the "bear-infested" woods is a big exaggeration by the media. From other articles, they say that the big forrest was home to some bears, that rarely attack humans.
I hate it when the media does stuff like that. Hypothermia and falling accidents kills way, way more people lost in the woods than bears.
I bet they would call the woods around my house, "predator infested" because a couple of wolves and and a few lynx have killed some sheep here over the last year.



Lynx? You have kitties in your back yard?   :dd:
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Post by: Grathr on June 03, 2016, 08:31:55 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...one-bear-infested-8106069 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/boy-left-alone-bear-infested-8106069)

Boy left alone in bear-infested woods as punishment by dad found alive and unharmed

I think the "bear-infested" woods is a big exaggeration by the media. From other articles, they say that the big forrest was home to some bears, that rarely attack humans.
I hate it when the media does stuff like that. Hypothermia and falling accidents kills way, way more people lost in the woods than bears.
I bet they would call the woods around my house, "predator infested" because a couple of wolves and and a few lynx have killed some sheep here over the last year.



Lynx? You have kitties in your back yard?   :dd:

Yes.
They are very shy though. I have only seen one in the wild once.
Beautiful animals!
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Post by: AlephZero on June 05, 2016, 02:46:40 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...one-bear-infested-8106069 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/boy-left-alone-bear-infested-8106069)

Boy left alone in bear-infested woods as punishment by dad found alive and unharmed

I think the "bear-infested" woods is a big exaggeration by the media. From other articles, they say that the big forrest was home to some bears, that rarely attack humans.
I hate it when the media does stuff like that. Hypothermia and falling accidents kills way, way more people lost in the woods than bears.
I bet they would call the woods around my house, "predator infested" because a couple of wolves and and a few lynx have killed some sheep here over the last year.



Lynx? You have kitties in your back yard?   :dd:

Yes.
They are very shy though. I have only seen one in the wild once.
Beautiful animals!

We have them also in the woods around here, tho I haven't seen one live yet. Hunters seem to want to kill all of them, as well as wolves... Why is completely beyond me, because the hunters wouldn't eat them anyways...

And I agree, Lynx is a magnificent beast :tu:
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Post by: dks on June 06, 2016, 08:03:43 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/top-secret-plans-d-day-8119323

plans for D-Day invasion of Normandy for sale at auction

(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8119056.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/PAY-Top-secret-orders-for-the-Allied-invasion-of-Europe-that-should-have-been-burned-after-reading-have-emerged-for.jpg)

Obviously, someone did not follow orders as :
 “The enclosed operation orders are issued for the information and guidance of all concerned.

“They are on no account to be allowed to fall into the hands of the enemy and are to be destroyed by fire on conclusion of the operation.”

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Post by: NKlamerus on June 06, 2016, 08:16:00 AM
Does the site require yall to answer a question before viewing the article?
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Post by: dks on June 06, 2016, 09:03:59 AM
No.. Maybe it has to do from where you are accessing it..
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Post by: dks on June 07, 2016, 10:19:12 AM
Kimbo Slice dead at 42

He became relatively well known a few years ago, from street fights.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/mma/mma-fighter-kimbo-slice-dead-8128786
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Post by: dks on June 07, 2016, 02:09:18 PM
http://www.alphr.com/cars/1003624/mitsubishi-outlander-phev-s-alarm-can-be-hacked-via-wi-fi

another car model that can be hacked
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Post by: dks on June 10, 2016, 12:19:13 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3632117/How-Android-iPhone-Hackers-create-chimera-case-lets-Apple-s-phone-run-Google-software.html

Chimera' case lets the iPhone run Android  (and makes it huge and ugly too  :D  )
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Post by: ToolJoe on June 10, 2016, 08:33:51 PM
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/07/481066589/last-known-sept-11-search-dog-bretagne-dies-at-16

Last search dog from 9/11 passes away  :salute:
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Post by: dks on June 13, 2016, 01:26:57 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3638273/Three-women-charged-attacking-McDonald-s-employee-service-slow.html

proud to be arrested... 
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Post by: dks on June 13, 2016, 01:28:22 PM
cowboy pictures

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637807/Sweeping-landscapes-poignant-portraits-Spectacular-photos-Cowboy-Country-shows-heritage-struggling-survive.html
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Post by: dks on June 14, 2016, 10:12:12 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3638657/Snake-charmers-feluccas-Nile-bustling-streets-Stunning-century-old-images-Cairo-cusp-change-early-1900s.html

old Cairo
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Post by: dks on June 15, 2016, 01:15:14 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887

Brexit.  It is a big deal in the UK and Europe (though overshadowed by the football) but maybe some are not aware of it

(no politics)
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Post by: ToolJoe on June 15, 2016, 06:21:06 PM
http://abc13.com/news/police-rancher-lassos-bike-thief-outside-oregon-wal-mart/1383299/

Rancher lassos bike thief outside a Wal Mart.
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Post by: dks on June 16, 2016, 10:13:53 AM
There goes our dream for cheap SAKs..

https://www.rt.com/news/346884-switzerland-eu-membership-application-rejected/

Switzerland withdraws longstanding application to join EU
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Post by: dks on June 21, 2016, 07:21:40 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/anton-yelchins-distraught-dad-emerges-8239934

Problem with Jeep
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Post by: dks on June 21, 2016, 08:02:20 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3649889/ThinkGeek-launches-Twitchy-Kitty-electronic-tail-ears.html

become your cat
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Post by: dks on June 21, 2016, 08:03:54 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3650804/He-s-slippery-one-Crafty-cat-burglar-strips-naked-wriggle-tiny-prison-FOOD-HATCH-making-escape.html

cat burglar strips naked to wriggle through tiny prison FOOD HATCH before making his escape
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Post by: dks on June 22, 2016, 08:00:36 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3653442/Paranoid-little-Mark-Zuckerberg-covers-Macbook-s-camera-audio-jack-pieces-tape.html

Mark Zuckerberg covers his Macbook's camera and audio jack with pieces of tape

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Post by: pfrsantos on June 22, 2016, 11:55:13 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-32810887

Brexit.  It is a big deal in the UK and Europe (though overshadowed by the football) but maybe some are not aware of it

(no politics)

Look at the TV show Power Monkeys. You'll love it!

 :pok: :pok:
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Post by: dks on June 22, 2016, 11:57:13 AM
 :tu:
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Post by: ToolJoe on June 22, 2016, 09:16:32 PM
Seperate trucks carrying meat and bread collide in accident:

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2016/06/20/Bread-truck-and-deli-truck-collide-in-New-Jersey-covering-road-in-sandwich-fixings/5521466431035/
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Post by: magentus on June 23, 2016, 10:41:38 AM
I have long admired the German sense of humour and appreciated their skill at getting it across in the English language. This made me laugh:

Germany’s Bild newspaper promised on Thursday that Germans would not hog hotel sunloungers and would ditch their goalkeeper for the next penalty shootout, playing on friendly stereotypes in a last-ditch plea to Britons to stay in the European Union.

“Dear Brits, if you remain in the EU ... then we ourselves will recognise the Wembley goal,” Bild declared above a picture of Geoff Hurst’s controversial extra-time goal in the 1966 World Cup Final, when the English soccer team beat West Germany.

Touching on decades of rivalry on the soccer pitch, the paper said Germany would go without its goalkeeper in the next penalty shootout between England and Germany.

Germany is considered by English soccer fans to be their main sporting rival. Germany defeated England in a penalty shootout in the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup and the semi-finals of the 1996 Euros.

Leaning on decades of jokes between the countries, the mass-selling tabloid promised to put towels on sun loungers to reserve the best spots for Britons by the hotel pool, and to not use suntan lotion out of solidarity with sunburnt Brits.

If Britain were to stay in the EU, Bild also pledged to supply the baddie for every James Bond film, put its clocks back one hour so they were on the same time zone as Britain and introduce an EU guideline that bans froth on beer.

Earlier this month, Germany’s Der Spiegel published a bilingual edition of its weekly magazine in English and German containing a strong appeal for Britons to vote to remain
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Post by: dks on June 23, 2016, 11:51:55 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3654897/Woman-banned-20-percent-land-including-national-parks-defacing-rock-formations-posting-evidence-crimes-Instagram.html

some people   :facepalm:  ...
A woman was banned from all national parks and federally administered land - more than a fifth of the United States - after defacing rock formations with graffiti and posting evidence of her crimes to social media.
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Post by: pfrsantos on June 23, 2016, 01:54:07 PM
Newly Discovered Asteroid (2016 HO3) Quasi-Satellite of Earth for Almost a Century.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VumI2_YeKJk
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on June 24, 2016, 10:45:07 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36615028

Brexit won overall, though in Scotland and Northern Ireland most people voted to stay in the EU.
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Post by: magentus on June 24, 2016, 11:01:08 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36615028

Brexit won overall, though in Scotland and Northern Ireland most people voted to stay in the EU.
It's going to be interesting!

Cameron's resigned (Osborne next please!) and I would imagine Scotland will push for another referendum to split with the UK.

Watch this space folks!
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Post by: dks on June 24, 2016, 11:12:00 AM
..and the Pound has gone down, so shop from the UK now.
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Post by: hiraethus on June 24, 2016, 11:14:18 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36615028

Brexit won overall, though in Scotland and Northern Ireland most people voted to stay in the EU.
It's going to be interesting!

Cameron's resigned (Osborne next please!) and I would imagine Scotland will push for another referendum to split with the UK.

Watch this space folks!

It's a bad day when you can't celebrate Cameron resigning. >:(

Still, my wife was born in Edinburgh, so there may be a way out for us at least.
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Post by: ToolJoe on June 24, 2016, 06:02:16 PM

Guy has plane to himself flying from Atlanta to New Orleans:
http://www.nola.com/living/index.ssf/2016/06/new_orleans_flight_alone_atlan.html
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Post by: dks on June 27, 2016, 11:36:50 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/27/disney-depiction-of-obese-polynesian-god-in-film-moana-sparks-anger

anger over Disney depiction of Polynesian god
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Post by: dks on June 28, 2016, 07:45:14 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/worlds-first-3d-printed-house-8297190

3D printed house
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Post by: dks on June 29, 2016, 01:39:44 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/science-museum-celebrate-classic-video-8305318

Video game fans are in for a treat at the Science Museum this summer.

The iconic venue has announced it will be holding an interactive two-week exhibition showcasing the best consoles and games from the last 40 years.

Called Power UP, it will run from July 22 through until August 7 and will feature over 160 different systems that visitors can play on.
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Post by: dks on June 30, 2016, 10:10:36 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/29/tiny-new-zealand-town-with-too-many-jobs-launches-drive-to-recruit-outsiders

New Zealand town with 'too many jobs' launches drive to recruit outsiders
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Post by: firiki on June 30, 2016, 11:01:04 AM
From a link found on the side of the above article^^^

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/15/avocado-thieves-shortage-crime-fruit-black-market-new-zealand

Avocado shortage fuels crime wave in New Zealand


So these things do happen in civilised countries, too! Tsk tsk tsk :D

Slightly misleading title, BTW  :salute:
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Post by: dks on June 30, 2016, 01:59:21 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jun/28/tetris-films-trilogy

Tetris to be made into a film trilogy   :o
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on July 01, 2016, 09:04:55 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/science/ozone-hole-shrinking-montreal-protocol.html?_r=0


Good news!  Ozone hole is shrinking   :cheers:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on July 01, 2016, 10:13:53 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36680043

Tesla crash investigation
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on July 05, 2016, 07:28:57 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3674032/The-conviction-motorist-cheer-Tractor-driver-fined-190-trundling-slowly-queue-FIFTY-cars-trapped-him.html

Tractor driver fined £190 for trundling along so slowly a queue of FIFTY cars was trapped behind him
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on July 05, 2016, 08:55:45 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3674032/The-conviction-motorist-cheer-Tractor-driver-fined-190-trundling-slowly-queue-FIFTY-cars-trapped-him.html

Tractor driver fined £190 for trundling along so slowly a queue of FIFTY cars was trapped behind him
While understandably annoying being trapped behind a slow vehicle. The lack of consideration for the other goes both ways.

When going through a bottleneck (e.g. construction site) with my bike I ride on the sidewalk (provided there are no pedestrians) to keep traffic unhindered. However, cars never make room so I can drive off the sidewalk after the bottleneck. Same is probably true for tractors, they pull to the side, they "never" get back on the road again.
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Post by: dks on July 06, 2016, 08:06:47 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3675192/Factory-girls-eating-chips-rollers-picnicking-car-park-ugly-riots-London-suburb-Timely-exhibition-explores-means-British.html

"exhibition explores what it means to be British"
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Post by: dks on July 07, 2016, 11:31:47 AM
Zoid  :pok:   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/07/new-zealand-city-cats-missing


The New Zealand city where cats keep going missing
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Post by: zoidberg on July 07, 2016, 11:33:53 AM
Zoid  :pok:   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/07/new-zealand-city-cats-missing


The New Zealand city where cats keep going missing

 :whistle:
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Post by: AlephZero on July 07, 2016, 11:54:58 AM
Zoid  :pok:   https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/07/new-zealand-city-cats-missing


The New Zealand city where cats keep going missing

 :whistle:

"Witnesses said they heard eerie clacking of lobster claws in the distance"


 :pok: :pok:

 ::)
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Post by: dks on July 07, 2016, 11:56:15 AM
a lobster has to eat......    :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on July 07, 2016, 11:56:49 AM
You guys haven't seen Zomberg in real life...
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Post by: firiki on July 07, 2016, 11:57:51 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36723034

Deutsche Bank: World's most dangerous bank?
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 07, 2016, 12:00:00 PM
Here's the proof:
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Post by: firiki on July 07, 2016, 12:48:31 PM
(http://img0.joyreactor.com/pics/post/full/comics-gafcomics-cats-grumpy-cat-668562.jpeg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on July 07, 2016, 12:52:06 PM
Speaking of Alf, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/alf-michu-meszaros-dead-76-a7080166.html

 Michu Meszaros dies: Alf actor dead at 76
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on July 07, 2016, 07:23:21 PM
You guys haven't seen Zomberg in real life...

:rofl:
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Post by: dks on July 15, 2016, 07:35:57 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/amazing-cattle-herding-robot-sheepdog-8423676

Cattle herding robot
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on July 26, 2016, 08:47:06 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/countries-tallest-men-women-revealed-8493112

tallest nations
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Post by: dks on July 26, 2016, 11:58:39 AM
foreigners in NZ beware...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/25/no-more-rats-new-zealand-to-exterminate-all-introduced-predators

New Zealand to exterminate all introduced predators
Possums, stoats and other introduced pests to be killed in ‘world-first’ extermination programme unveiled by PM
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Post by: Etherealicer on July 26, 2016, 12:07:57 PM
foreigners in NZ beware...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/25/no-more-rats-new-zealand-to-exterminate-all-introduced-predators

New Zealand to exterminate all introduced predators
Possums, stoats and other introduced pests to be killed in ‘world-first’ extermination programme unveiled by PM
Not really the "world-first", they have done that on the Seychelle Islands (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/03/seychelles-islands-nature-reserve-national-parks/)
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 26, 2016, 12:11:43 PM
foreigners in NZ beware...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/25/no-more-rats-new-zealand-to-exterminate-all-introduced-predators

New Zealand to exterminate all introduced predators
Possums, stoats and other introduced pests to be killed in ‘world-first’ extermination programme unveiled by PM
Not really the "world-first", they have done that on the Seychelle Islands (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/03/seychelles-islands-nature-reserve-national-parks/)

They have achieved it on many of the small offshore islands here.

Doing it on the mainland is a pretty big task...

Without having read the article... perhaps it is the programme istelf which is a world-first, not the achievement of being introduced predator-free?
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Post by: dks on July 26, 2016, 12:12:05 PM
NZ people like to exaggerate.. just think of Zoid.....
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Post by: dks on July 26, 2016, 12:12:42 PM
Didn't they want to do the same with rabbits in Australia too?
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 26, 2016, 12:21:43 PM
We have a bad rabbit problem too. Years ago some farmers smuggled Calicivirus (not Khaleesi  :facepalm:) into the country to try to wipe them out despite the government not wanting it here. It knocked them back for a year or two I think.
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 26, 2016, 12:35:45 PM
NZ people like to exaggerate.. just think of Zoid.....

I have told you a thousand times, we do not exaggerate.
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Post by: dks on July 26, 2016, 12:38:53 PM
LIKE  !
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Post by: Kev D on July 26, 2016, 01:16:57 PM
Crazy knife laws about to hit Japan next I bet

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36890655
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Post by: dks on July 27, 2016, 07:10:22 AM
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/07/26/koalas-smarter-your-average-bear

koalas smarter than the average bear
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Post by: dks on July 27, 2016, 07:47:04 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3709726/Is-seemly-Royals-crass-ad-Land-Rover-Car-maker-receives-favourable-publicity-special-relationship-Royals.html

Land rover and the royals
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Post by: firiki on July 29, 2016, 03:43:30 PM
Quote
"The publication of the results is likely to generate major confusion, with each bank likely to spin the outcome in the most positive way in the absence of a clear pass/fail mark from the European Banking Authority," analysts at brokers Kepler Chevereux told Reuters.

Testing times for Europe's banks  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36898619

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Post by: dks on August 23, 2016, 08:44:12 AM
NAZI officers pictures
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nazi-monsters-revealed-chilling-rogues-8684457
(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8684255.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PAY-BNPS_NaziAutographAlbum_01.jpg)
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Post by: dks on August 26, 2016, 09:41:30 AM
Another KFC recipe which seems to work, according to the article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3758052/Finger-lickin-good-KFC-s-recipe-FEMAIL-puts-test-does-compare-fast-food-version.html
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Post by: dks on August 26, 2016, 11:10:22 AM
Canadian catches fish

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3759343/Pig-Nose-legendary-Canadian-sturgeon-caught-British-Columbia-s-Fraser-River-local-fishing-tour-guide-Nick-McCabe.html
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Post by: dks on August 26, 2016, 11:23:20 AM
Canadians forced to live separately
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3758461/Saddest-goodbye-Heartbreaking-moment-devoted-couple-married-62-years-forced-separate-t-care-home.html
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Post by: dks on August 29, 2016, 08:56:25 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/united-airlines-pilots-arrested_us_57c3456be4b085c1ff29d667

United Airlines Pilots Arrested After Allegedly Found Drunk On Plane
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Post by: dks on August 30, 2016, 08:06:34 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/e-cigarettes-bad-you-smoking-8731169
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Post by: dks on August 30, 2016, 08:10:42 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/taiwanese-navy-accidentally-fires-nuclear-8730387

do not buy Tawanese nuclear bombs... They appear to be knock-offs...


"The Taiwanese navy has accident blown a fishing vessel out of the water with a nuclear missile
...
One of the projectiles was disabled by the ship’s simulation device - used to prevent missile launches during military exercises - while the other shot towards the Taiwan Strait and struck the fishing boat some 40 nautical miles out, near Taiwan’s outlying Penghu Islands, killing the skipper and injuring three of his crew."
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Post by: firiki on August 30, 2016, 09:19:32 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/e-cigarettes-bad-you-smoking-8731169

There are no long-term studies yet as the e-cig is a fairly recent thing. So, in a sense, everybody vaping is a sort of guinea pig.

I tried the e-cig once. It felt like vaping liquid soap or some of those aromatic oils for use on burners. I didn't like that. The problem is you can't tell what chemicals are contained in the various mixes and there's no regulation about that as far as I know.

I'll stick to my 2-3 cigarettes until I quit for good this time.
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Post by: firiki on August 30, 2016, 09:36:26 AM
NAZI officers pictures
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nazi-monsters-revealed-chilling-rogues-8684457
(http://i3.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8684255.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PAY-BNPS_NaziAutographAlbum_01.jpg)

Quote
Just as you [Eichmann] supported and carried out a policy of not wanting to share the earth with the Jewish people and the people of a number of other nations—as though you and your superiors had any right to determine who should and who should not inhabit the world—we find that no one, that is, no member of the human race, can be expected to want to share the earth with you. This is the reason, and the only reason, you must hang.

Hannah Arendt in Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eichmann_in_Jerusalem)

Show content
Personally, I don't condone capital punishment in times of peace
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Post by: dks on August 31, 2016, 08:17:10 AM
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/539933/Big-cat-sightings-lion-panther-lynx-terror-nature-stalk-danger-Britain-countryside-map

big cats in the UK
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Post by: DaveK on August 31, 2016, 12:30:43 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/s...s-bad-you-smoking-8731169 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/e-cigarettes-bad-you-smoking-8731169)

There are no long-term studies yet as the e-cig is a fairly recent thing. So, in a sense, everybody vaping is a sort of guinea pig.

I tried the e-cig once. It felt like vaping liquid soap or some of those aromatic oils for use on burners. I didn't like that. The problem is you can't tell what chemicals are contained in the various mixes and there's no regulation about that as far as I know.

I'll stick to my 2-3 cigarettes until I quit for good this time.

It's a shame that the negative press headlines cause people to think you as you do, but as with most of the headlines on e-cigs they are usually based on very flawed studies and those studies were usually funded by people with interests in stopping people switching to vaping. That specific study referred to isn't new and was debunked a while ago as actually not being significant as the comment in that piece by Tom Pruen (a friend of mine) shows. You have to keep in mind, that everybody involved in tobacco control (including research professionals) have an "interest" in ecigs!

To date there's only been one, true review of all the studies on e-cigs that could truly be considered independent and that was done by Public Health England. If you really want a balanced view of what is known (and we know an awful lot, ecigs have been around for a decade now) I'd recommend you read this one: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/e-cigarettes-around-95-less-harmful-than-tobacco-estimates-landmark-review

Sorry to be a bit defensive, but I've dedicated the last 6 years of my life to fighting the ill-informed (and often blatantly corrupt) attempts to find problems with ecigs where they are demonstrated not to exist. I'm not an evangelist or anything, I believe people should smoke, vape - do what they like, but I'll always shoot down dodgy headlines where I can!

It sounds like your experience with vaping wasn't a good one, which is a shame, but I'll throw a couple of links for you to check out if you are genuinely interested. Maybe you bought some dodgy liquid or something (certainly shouldn't be vaping "oils" that's for sure)!

New Nicotine Alliance deal with the science: http://nnalliance.org/
Clive Bates deals with the politics (very clever guy): http://www.clivebates.com/

For general vaping discussion I'd recommend this forum (disclosure: I part own it :D ) : http://ukvapers.org/
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Post by: dks on August 31, 2016, 12:35:50 PM
I was wondering when were you going to reply to that :)  :)
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Post by: DaveK on August 31, 2016, 12:38:08 PM
I was wondering when were you going to reply to that :) :)

Dave "Predictable" Kitson :D
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Post by: DaveK on September 01, 2016, 03:56:08 PM
Faroe Islands fit cameras to sheep to create Google Street View

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/jul/12/sheep-view-360-faroe-islands-google-mapping-project
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Post by: DaveK on September 01, 2016, 10:36:17 PM
Re: the Daily Mirror headline above about ecigs...

They actually picked the story from another part of the English gutter press - The Sun. These rags often regurgitate each others "stories". Anyhow - to the point, this is a far more balanced response on the subject matter printed as a direct response to those scare stories the other day form a proper paper, The Spectator:

https://health.spectator.co.uk/vaping-as-bad-as-fags-the-suns-strange-splash-runs-counter-to-everything-we-know/

I've been watching this pattern for a few years now, lol.
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Post by: dks on September 06, 2016, 08:41:32 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3775030/It-s-flying-car-Ingenious-firefighters-lift-classic-Trabant-air-just-using-powerful-hoses.html

flying Trabant
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Post by: DaveK on September 06, 2016, 08:45:12 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.u...using-powerful-hoses.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3775030/It-s-flying-car-Ingenious-firefighters-lift-classic-Trabant-air-just-using-powerful-hoses.html)

flying Trabant

How wonderfully random! :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 06, 2016, 08:52:59 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3774630/The-ghosts-U576-German-U-Boat-30-miles-coast-North-Carolina-72-years-sank-Nazi-campaign-terror-44-soldiers-entombed-inside.html

German U-Boat has been spotted 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina - 72 years after it sank during a Nazi mission.
Wreckage of the submerged U-576 submarine was discovered by sonar near Ocracoke on August 24, seven years after the search began.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/09/05/15/37EEDD6800000578-0-image-a-45_1473086147365.jpg)
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Post by: dks on September 06, 2016, 09:08:12 AM
That should bring back memories to many of the British members

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3775106/Don-t-tell-social-services-new-book-proves-yesteryear-s-little-darlings-real-toughies.html

Author Chris Wild has unearthed some historic photos for his new book — The Retronaut Guide To Raising Children: The Past Like You Wouldn’t Believe.
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Post by: dks on September 09, 2016, 07:43:06 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/3billion-stealth-ship-described-starship-8795188

(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8794652.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/500345498_x.jpg)

New stealth warship
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Post by: DaveK on September 09, 2016, 09:23:18 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/n...escribed-starship-8795188 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/3billion-stealth-ship-described-starship-8795188)

(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8794652.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/500345498_x.jpg)

New stealth warship

Looks sharp. Not exactly pretty is it? Then again, I doubt that was particularly important to the designers, lol.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 13, 2016, 09:21:20 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/what-happened-people-pictured-worlds-8820399

What happened to the people pictured in some iconic photographs
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 13, 2016, 09:26:21 AM
Britain’s first motor home

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/remarkable-history-motor-home-started-8820074
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 14, 2016, 07:44:39 AM
dust

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/household-dust-killer-you-should-8830323
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 14, 2016, 08:06:15 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3788294/Government-s-spies-start-building-national-firewall-protect-British-internet-users-hostile-websites.html

UK national firewall
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 19, 2016, 09:21:46 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3795187/Astonishing-photos-reveal-China-s-densely-populated-cities.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 20, 2016, 07:42:41 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/security-expert-cracks-iphone-passcode-8871201

Security expert cracks iPhone passcode for £75 - after FBI paid $1 million for same result
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 20, 2016, 07:59:36 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/20/french-hitchhiker-goes-beserk-new-zealand-four-days-stuck-without-a-lift

Hitchhiker gets angry in NZ
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on September 20, 2016, 08:34:21 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/20/french-hitchhiker-goes-beserk-new-zealand-four-days-stuck-without-a-lift

Hitchhiker gets angry in NZ
NZ is quite famous for starving its tourists...

I was there over Christmas (I think it was back in '03). Anyway, we were staying at a youth hostel in Christchurch but decided not to cook but treat ourselves to a nice restaurant. Little did we know that all the restaurants were closed on Christmas Eve (even KFC and Mc Donalds :ahhh) and we hadn't bought anything double-  :ahhh.

Well, we finally found a very nice Chinese restaurant... which lead to another funny story. When we ordered "sparkling mineral water" (as per their menu), the waiter asked if it contains alcohol because they are not allowed to serve alcohol on Christmas Eve. Obviously, the whole waiting staff was on leave and only a novice (probably the owners son or something) was there, because he returned and asked in what glasses he has to serve "sparkling mineral water". Finally, when he brought out the bottle he presented it like it was some expensive wine :rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 20, 2016, 08:36:39 AM
..as long as you did not have to pay for it, like it was expensive wine :)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on September 20, 2016, 10:38:12 AM
I'm quite proud of how often NZ makes world headlines.  :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on September 20, 2016, 10:57:40 AM
I'm quite proud of how often NZ makes world headlines.  :D

Some headlines aren't very favourable though ::)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/06/new-zealand-needs-migrants-as-some-kiwis-are-lazy-and-on-drugs-says-pm

Show content
For the record, I am willing to accept both points of view presented in the article as correct to a degree, I just don't know which one is truer.

Kinda like this following oxymoron,

(http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64860.0;attach=286310;image)

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 20, 2016, 10:58:05 AM
There are some unique news from NZ.. sometimes they are just too weird for this forum :)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on September 20, 2016, 11:17:16 AM
Any publicity is good publicity. ;-)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 20, 2016, 11:22:55 AM
:)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on September 20, 2016, 11:27:47 AM
There are some unique news from NZ.. sometimes they are just too weird for this forum :)

:salute: :drink:

Any publicity is good publicity. ;-)

Truth be told, Kiwiland is one of the few places on Earth (I think) I'd like to go live in if I ever left here.  :)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: kkokkolis on September 27, 2016, 01:54:55 PM
http://www.express.de/sport/fussball/kreisliga-kurios-mehr-tore-als-zuschauer---spiel-endet-tatsaechlich-43-0-24730660


Are you serious? Going from goal to center and back takes about 2 minutes.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on September 27, 2016, 02:01:18 PM
http://www.express.de/sport/fussball/kreisliga-kurios-mehr-tore-als-zuschauer---spiel-endet-tatsaechlich-43-0-24730660


Are you serious? Going from goal to center and back takes about 2 minutes.

Ja, aber ich spreche nicht Deutsch, ich verstehe nur kleine Dinge :D

What is the article about, then?
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: kkokkolis on September 27, 2016, 02:03:53 PM
Traurig!


https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/1811919/german-goalkeeper-arrested-after-his-teams-record-breaking-43-0-defeat-to-local-rivals/
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on September 27, 2016, 02:08:42 PM
Traurig!


https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/1811919/german-goalkeeper-arrested-after-his-teams-record-breaking-43-0-defeat-to-local-rivals/

Tragic, indeed. They couldn't even score one goal...  :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on September 27, 2016, 04:31:11 PM
http://www.express.de/sport/fussball/kreisliga-kurios-mehr-tore-als-zuschauer---spiel-endet-tatsaechlich-43-0-24730660


Are you serious? Going from goal to center and back takes about 2 minutes.

Ja, aber ich spreche nicht Deutsch, ich verstehe nur kleine Dinge :D

What is the article about, then?
Basically, they played very badly and lost the ball quickly.

Also they had young and old players (one of the younger players left after a while) and the older ones could not manage to play 90min so they ended with only 8 players on the field. That however is not the reason they lost, as the winning team also reduced to 8 players.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on September 28, 2016, 09:54:13 AM
http://www.express.de/sport/fussball/kreisliga-kurios-mehr-tore-als-zuschauer---spiel-endet-tatsaechlich-43-0-24730660


Are you serious? Going from goal to center and back takes about 2 minutes.

Ja, aber ich spreche nicht Deutsch, ich verstehe nur kleine Dinge :D

What is the article about, then?
Basically, they played very badly and lost the ball quickly.

Also they had young and old players (one of the younger players left after a while) and the older ones could not manage to play 90min so they ended with only 8 players on the field. That however is not the reason they lost, as the winning team also reduced to 8 players.

Thanks for the mini-review :salute:

I don't think it was the goalie's fault; if the losing team couldn't keep the adversaries from shooting at least 43 times towards their goal no wonder they suffered a humiliating defeat.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on September 28, 2016, 10:10:35 AM
http://www.express.de/sport/fussball/kreisliga-kurios-mehr-tore-als-zuschauer---spiel-endet-tatsaechlich-43-0-24730660


Are you serious? Going from goal to center and back takes about 2 minutes.

Ja, aber ich spreche nicht Deutsch, ich verstehe nur kleine Dinge :D

What is the article about, then?
Basically, they played very badly and lost the ball quickly.

Also they had young and old players (one of the younger players left after a while) and the older ones could not manage to play 90min so they ended with only 8 players on the field. That however is not the reason they lost, as the winning team also reduced to 8 players.

Thanks for the mini-review :salute:

I don't think it was the goalie's fault; if the losing team couldn't keep the adversaries from shooting at least 43 times towards their goal no wonder they suffered a humiliating defeat.
No certainly not, the field players lost the ball 43 time within seconds... they must have been playing incredibly bad.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 28, 2016, 02:08:54 PM
https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/the-clarkson-review-reliant-robin/

https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/clarkson/clarkson-review-wolseley-1500-mk-1/ 
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: DaveK on September 28, 2016, 05:59:59 PM
https://www.driving.co.uk...son-review-reliant-robin/ (https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/the-clarkson-review-reliant-robin/)

https://www.driving.co.uk...eview-wolseley-1500-mk-1/ (https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/clarkson/clarkson-review-wolseley-1500-mk-1/)

On the Reliant Robin: They were very popular because they were categorised as a motorcycle with sidecar, which meant you could drive them unaccompanied, at age 16 without passing your driving test. We had great fun in them! 4 teenagers can easily pick one up and carry it for a considerable distance too!

On Jeremy's Brexit comments: My views on that aren't suitable for this non-political forum ;)

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on September 29, 2016, 11:52:50 AM
High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/blitzed-norman-ohler-adolf-hitler-nazi-drug-abuse-interview

Übermensch mein :serverloft: (poor Nietzsche (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch))



Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 06, 2016, 09:56:46 PM
https://youtu.be/MsBJiwxwX64
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 06, 2016, 09:57:29 PM
https://youtu.be/bS-XpECPawQ
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on October 07, 2016, 12:26:48 PM
How Switzerland reduced suicides: http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/how-switzerland-accidentally-reduced-suicides/ar-AAiH0rw?li=BBqdk7Q&ocid=mailsignout
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on October 07, 2016, 12:33:19 PM
High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/blitzed-norman-ohler-adolf-hitler-nazi-drug-abuse-interview

Übermensch mein :serverloft: (poor Nietzsche (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch))
That was a fascinating article! The one man U Boats are a scary idea, and I should know!

I wonder how many of our war time leaders and soldiers were high as well. I guess the victors get to decide who knows what........
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 08, 2016, 08:07:22 AM
https://youtu.be/kLtpcxtk4HI
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Chako on October 08, 2016, 01:03:25 PM
Intricate Map of Alt Music History.

https://www.wired.com/2016/10/lets-obsess-intricate-map-alt-music-history/?mbid=social_fb
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: kaput on October 09, 2016, 04:03:20 AM
Roger that, buddy!  :salute:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on October 09, 2016, 04:54:38 AM
Can I just ask, particularly the folks living in various other parts of the world, what do you think about what's going on for the American Presedential race?

No, let's not go there.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: gregozedobe on October 09, 2016, 09:17:19 AM
Can I just ask, particularly the folks living in various other parts of the world, what do you think about what's going on for the American Presedential race?

No, let's not go there.

Without going into details, all I can say is that as I get older and know more about what they do and why, I find my respect for (almost all) politicians rapidly reducing.  I don't want to start anything controversial, so suggest we stay away from our opinions on individuals.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on October 09, 2016, 09:37:03 AM
New page banana man dance.     :nanadance:   :nanadance:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on October 09, 2016, 09:40:31 AM
Re the above, we only have a few rules here, no politics is one of those rules.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on October 09, 2016, 09:53:07 AM
Bananas, however, shall be distributed freely and with abandon...
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on October 09, 2016, 10:29:39 AM
Yes, we must keep El Poncho happy.     :nanadance:   :nanadance:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on October 12, 2016, 09:22:34 AM
High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/blitzed-norman-ohler-adolf-hitler-nazi-drug-abuse-interview

Übermensch mein :serverloft: (poor Nietzsche (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch))
That was a fascinating article! The one man U Boats are a scary idea, and I should know!

I wonder how many of our war time leaders and soldiers were high as well. I guess the victors get to decide who knows what........

Well, we know W.Churchill was a heavy drinker, to say the least. One man U-boats is a diabolical idea but I wouldn't want to be stuck in one of them brain marinading in a mixture of drug induced feelings (neurochemical cocktails, yay).  :drink:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on October 12, 2016, 10:10:41 AM
High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/blitzed-norman-ohler-adolf-hitler-nazi-drug-abuse-interview

Übermensch mein :serverloft: (poor Nietzsche (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch))
That was a fascinating article! The one man U Boats are a scary idea, and I should know!

I wonder how many of our war time leaders and soldiers were high as well. I guess the victors get to decide who knows what........

Well, we know W.Churchill was a heavy drinker, to say the least. One man U-boats is a diabolical idea but I wouldn't want to be stuck in one of them brain marinading in a mixture of drug induced feelings (neurochemical cocktails, yay).  :drink:
It kind of hints at the Super Soldier Serum of Captain America doesn't it? My enquiring mind leads me to Operation Paperclip too, but we won't go there  ;)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on October 12, 2016, 10:30:46 AM
High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/25/blitzed-norman-ohler-adolf-hitler-nazi-drug-abuse-interview

Übermensch mein :serverloft: (poor Nietzsche (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch))
That was a fascinating article! The one man U Boats are a scary idea, and I should know!

I wonder how many of our war time leaders and soldiers were high as well. I guess the victors get to decide who knows what........

Well, we know W.Churchill was a heavy drinker, to say the least. One man U-boats is a diabolical idea but I wouldn't want to be stuck in one of them brain marinading in a mixture of drug induced feelings (neurochemical cocktails, yay).  :drink:
It kind of hints at the Super Soldier Serum of Captain America doesn't it? My enquiring mind leads me to Operation Paperclip too, but we won't go there  ;)

Superhero comics  have never appealed to me much so I wouldn't know about Captain America's serum :shrug:

It's a sad world we live in  :ahhh
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on October 12, 2016, 12:22:24 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/12/famed-chinese-terracotta-warriors-could-have-been-made-with-the/

Western explorers settled in China more than 1,500 years earlier than experts had believed, new research has revealed, after archaeologists found the famous Terracotta Warriors could have been made with the help of the Greeks.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on October 18, 2016, 10:32:19 AM
Wonder Woman to become UN women's champion

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37645131

"But the UK Women's Equality Party said it was "fittingly comic that the UN could not think of a single human woman who could take on this role".
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 19, 2016, 11:51:06 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3849980/Monster-14-pound-lobster-caught-Bermuda-Hurricane-Nicole.html

ZOID HAS BEEN CAPTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/19/02/3980E15100000578-3849980-image-m-42_1476841202616.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on October 19, 2016, 12:01:29 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3849980/Monster-14-pound-lobster-caught-Bermuda-Hurricane-Nicole.html

ZOID HAS BEEN CAPTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/19/02/3980E15100000578-3849980-image-m-42_1476841202616.jpg)
No need to worry, he has been released after the picture taking...

What I find more interesting that this beast only weights 14lb... imagine how large the record 44lb lobster was :ahhh
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Smashie on October 19, 2016, 12:11:51 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.u...uda-Hurricane-Nicole.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3849980/Monster-14-pound-lobster-caught-Bermuda-Hurricane-Nicole.html)

ZOID HAS BEEN CAPTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/19/02/3980E15100000578-3849980-image-m-42_1476841202616.jpg)
No need to worry, he has been released after the picture taking...

What I find more interesting that this beast only weights 14lb... imagine how large the record 44lb lobster was :ahhh

I'm trying not to imagine a 44lb lobster, that would be the thing of nightmares  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 19, 2016, 12:26:49 PM
zoid is more than 44 lbs      scary!!
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on October 19, 2016, 12:40:00 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3849980/Monster-14-pound-lobster-caught-Bermuda-Hurricane-Nicole.html

ZOID HAS BEEN CAPTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/19/02/3980E15100000578-3849980-image-m-42_1476841202616.jpg)

Don't be silly!

 :twak: :twak:

Show content
Can't you see they're just dancing?!


Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on October 19, 2016, 01:59:15 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.u...uda-Hurricane-Nicole.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3849980/Monster-14-pound-lobster-caught-Bermuda-Hurricane-Nicole.html)

ZOID HAS BEEN CAPTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/19/02/3980E15100000578-3849980-image-m-42_1476841202616.jpg)
No need to worry, he has been released after the picture taking...

What I find more interesting that this beast only weights 14lb... imagine how large the record 44lb lobster was :ahhh

I'm trying not to imagine a 44lb lobster, that would be the thing of nightmares  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
You probably should not click here (https://www.google.ch/search?q=coconut+crab&biw=3440&bih=1310&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiws4bG6ObPAhVIvRoKHd24CHYQ_AUIBigB)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Smashie on October 19, 2016, 02:09:24 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.u...uda-Hurricane-Nicole.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3849980/Monster-14-pound-lobster-caught-Bermuda-Hurricane-Nicole.html)

ZOID HAS BEEN CAPTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/19/02/3980E15100000578-3849980-image-m-42_1476841202616.jpg)
No need to worry, he has been released after the picture taking...

What I find more interesting that this beast only weights 14lb... imagine how large the record 44lb lobster was :ahhh

I'm trying not to imagine a 44lb lobster, that would be the thing of nightmares  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
You probably should not click here (https://www.google.ch/search?q=coconut+crab&biw=3440&bih=1310&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiws4bG6ObPAhVIvRoKHd24CHYQ_AUIBigB)

Wonder what they taste like?  :think:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on October 19, 2016, 05:17:21 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.u...uda-Hurricane-Nicole.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3849980/Monster-14-pound-lobster-caught-Bermuda-Hurricane-Nicole.html)

ZOID HAS BEEN CAPTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/19/02/3980E15100000578-3849980-image-m-42_1476841202616.jpg)
No need to worry, he has been released after the picture taking...

What I find more interesting that this beast only weights 14lb... imagine how large the record 44lb lobster was :ahhh

I'm trying not to imagine a 44lb lobster, that would be the thing of nightmares  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
You probably should not click here (https://www.google.ch/search?q=coconut+crab&biw=3440&bih=1310&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiws4bG6ObPAhVIvRoKHd24CHYQ_AUIBigB)

Nor here... (https://www.google.fi/search?q=japanese+spider+crab&biw=1606&bih=887&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiTit_AlOfPAhXIJ5oKHdCOBHgQ_AUIBigB&dpr=0.9)

  :sa:


 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Smashie on October 19, 2016, 05:20:09 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.u...uda-Hurricane-Nicole.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3849980/Monster-14-pound-lobster-caught-Bermuda-Hurricane-Nicole.html)

ZOID HAS BEEN CAPTURED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/19/02/3980E15100000578-3849980-image-m-42_1476841202616.jpg)
No need to worry, he has been released after the picture taking...

What I find more interesting that this beast only weights 14lb... imagine how large the record 44lb lobster was :ahhh

I'm trying not to imagine a 44lb lobster, that would be the thing of nightmares  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
You probably should not click here (https://www.google.ch/search?q=coconut+crab&biw=3440&bih=1310&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiws4bG6ObPAhVIvRoKHd24CHYQ_AUIBigB)

Nor here... (https://www.google.fi/search?q=japanese+spider+crab&biw=1606&bih=887&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiTit_AlOfPAhXIJ5oKHdCOBHgQ_AUIBigB&dpr=0.9)

  :sa:


 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

Spider crabs are tasty, I've had them in Japan  :salute:
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Post by: magentus on October 19, 2016, 10:48:37 PM
Monkeys making tools:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/19/monkeys-smash-theory-that-only-humans-can-make-sharp-stone-tools
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 26, 2016, 11:04:42 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-120-days-snow-9126573

Global warming is over !!!
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 26, 2016, 11:38:47 AM
creepy places

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3829522/Skeleton-graveyards-voodoo-market-Hitler-s-hospital-terrifying-places-visit-world-revealed.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 27, 2016, 08:01:38 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/afghan-girl-1985-national-geographic-9134830

"'Afghan Girl' in 1985 National Geographic photo arrested on fraud charges in Pakistan
Sharbat Gula, is accused of having a forged Pakistani identity card"

one of the most famous photographs ever,

(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article2309468.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Steve-McCurrys-iconic-photograph-of-a-young-Afghan-girl-in-a-Pakistan-refugee-camp.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 01, 2016, 12:23:42 PM
http://www.which.co.uk/news/2016/10/first-i-size-child-car-seat-to-fail-which-tests-455155/

potentially dangerous and expensive car seat
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 03, 2016, 08:36:36 AM
China in the 1860s

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3896994/China-ve-never-seen-Amazing-collection-rare-early-photographs-unseen-150-years-capturing-hustle-bustle-19th-century-life-Beijing-set-sell-80-000.html

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/02/11/39FAA5CD00000578-3896994-image-m-31_1478084909246.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 03, 2016, 08:41:00 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3898182/NYPD-release-footage-man-accused-delivering-fatal-blow-64-year-old-unprovoked-attack.html

???
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 04, 2016, 08:07:01 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3900776/Photographer-tracks-people-snapped-hometown-40-YEARS-AGO-recreate-remarkable-images.html

photographs recreated after 30 years, with some interesting history on the people in them.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 04, 2016, 01:07:29 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/04/manuka-honey-wars-new-zealand-crime-booming-industry-poisoning-beatings

Honey wars in NZ
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 08, 2016, 08:26:45 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3913740/Welcome-life-Mars-Red-planet-makeover-streets-landmarks-London.html

Mars exhibit in London
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 08, 2016, 11:40:31 PM
We know whats in this soylent stuff.  :facepalm:
http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/7/13551080/soylent-algal-flour-meal-replacement-powder-bar-recall
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 13, 2016, 09:19:47 PM
https://youtu.be/T91xqab1MhE

Roque 1
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 14, 2016, 07:32:00 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3932376/Maple-man-ringleader-13m-Canadian-syrup-heist-guilty-theft-admitting-switching-barrels-water-sell-private-buyers.html

'Maple man' ringleader of $13m Canadian syrup heist found guilty of theft after refilling barrels with water to fool regulators and selling them on


ringleader of a $13million maple syrup heist in Canada has been found guilty of theft after admitting he switched barrels with water to fool regulators.    :ahhh
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: hiraethus on November 14, 2016, 07:37:15 AM
Lego to stop advertising in the Daily Mail.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lego-ends-advertising-daily-mail-stop-funding-hate-campaign-a7413361.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on November 14, 2016, 09:29:30 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/04/manuka-honey-wars-new-zealand-crime-booming-industry-poisoning-beatings

Honey wars in NZ

The market is buzzing with interest...


My hat and coat, please...  ::)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on November 16, 2016, 10:37:50 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/04/manuka-honey-wars-new-zealand-crime-booming-industry-poisoning-beatings

Honey wars in NZ

The market is buzzing with interest...


My hat and coat, please...  ::)

Beegone!
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 16, 2016, 11:38:23 AM
Yea, buzz off!
No awlful puns here!  :-[
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on November 16, 2016, 11:51:34 AM
Perhaps we should have a sting on them?
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 16, 2016, 12:00:09 PM
Yes, a beeutiful sting
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 16, 2016, 12:13:07 PM
..by popular demand

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/94/aa/f8/94aaf877dae79eb5837c75aaaa4eb8a1.jpg)

enjoy  guys  :dd:
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Post by: pfrsantos on November 16, 2016, 12:29:15 PM
This thread has gone silly.
 :twak: :twak:

Hive made a note to ignore it from now on...
 :whistle:
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Post by: Don Pablo on November 16, 2016, 01:12:22 PM
STING!!!  :ahhh  :drool:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on November 16, 2016, 09:15:59 PM
What a honey :dd:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 17, 2016, 08:44:46 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3944216/My-drug-addled-drink-soaked-affair-Harrison-Ford-Star-Wars-set-Carrie-Fisher-s-denied-years-explosive-memoirs-finally-admits-happened.html

Carrie Fisher admits relationship with Harrison Ford, many years ago.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 17, 2016, 08:53:57 AM
Real Banana man found

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3941020/Mr-Banana-splits-Ms-Orange-threw-plant-pot-accused-getting-fruity-woman.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 17, 2016, 08:56:37 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3941908/Best-food-forage-London.html

Foraging in London
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 21, 2016, 07:32:17 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3954342/Hamleys-annual-Toy-Parade-takes-London-s-Regent-Street.html

Hamleys annual Toy Parade

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/20/15/3A94908400000578-3954342-A_magical_cast_of_more_than_400_of_the_UK_s_best_loved_character-a-63_1479655773785.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/20/14/3A941EFC00000578-3954342-image-a-43_1479653441156.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 21, 2016, 07:51:59 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3954978/YouTube-videos-soldiers-eat-world.html

army rations from various countries
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 22, 2016, 10:27:39 AM
The dangers of turkey frying

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3958484/When-Thanksgiving-goes-wrong-Video-reveals-horrific-risks-exploding-turkeys-scientists-explain-deep-frying-fraught.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 24, 2016, 02:07:38 PM
Skyscanner sold to China's Ctrip in £1.4bn deal

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38088016
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Gerhard Gerber on November 24, 2016, 02:33:55 PM
I mentioned thinking about capacitors rather than batteries powering http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=69348.msg1382253#new Flameless lighters.....


....saw this article today: http://technology.iafrica.com/news/1040495.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 24, 2016, 06:29:10 PM
But will investors pick it up?
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Post by: dks on November 25, 2016, 09:29:27 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3969772/Star-Wars-Ned-Kelly-actor-Peter-Sumner-dies-age-74.html

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/24/22/3ABB24F600000578-0-image-a-26_1480027985506.jpg)

Star Wars actor dies

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Post by: pfrsantos on November 25, 2016, 05:07:14 PM
 :gimme: :gimme: :gimme: :gimme:

First time I hear about this, although the video is over 2 years old(!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzYb68qXpD0

Looking around for something similar, found this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRZNLBL7Px4

 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ToolJoe on November 25, 2016, 09:35:19 PM
http://6abc.com/food/6-pies-lots-of-meat-on-obama-family-thanksgiving-menu/1624197/

What was on the menu for Obama Family Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 27, 2016, 04:25:43 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38120710

Fidel Castro has died.

Irrespective of how you feel about it, he was a very famous person
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 27, 2016, 05:05:52 PM
I've got conflicting opinions.
I believe what he was a person, and like any other person, his character is not black and white, but many shades of grey.
He did bad stuff. He did good stuff. And overall, the people living in Cuba (whose opinion matters most?) mostly liked him, I think.
And the free healthcare system that he helped set up(among many other things) seems very good.

I salute him, overall.  :salute:


<Sorry for any politics talk, will shut up now.  :) >

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 29, 2016, 01:45:18 PM
http://phys.org/news/2016-11-ukraine-giant-safety-dome-chernobyl.html

new safety dome over Chernobyl
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 29, 2016, 03:49:41 PM
So they did NOT move it into place with helicopters, like in the Simpsons?
Awww.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on November 29, 2016, 04:37:34 PM
So they did NOT move it into place with helicopters, like in the Simpsons?
Awww.

Nope. They went ahead with Scorpion's option. Season 2, episode 23.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5586194/?ref_=ttep_ep23

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on November 30, 2016, 11:24:24 AM
https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/28/droneshield-anti-drone-gun/

Anti-drone gun takes down targets from 1.2 miles away :gimme: :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on December 07, 2016, 08:29:47 AM
(http://infobeautiful4.s3.amazonaws.com/2010/05/RETINA_IIB_International-Number-Ones-2016.png)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on December 07, 2016, 08:59:48 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4007536/BMW-oops-Sports-car-driver-leaves-late-turn-roundabout-crashes-truck.html

The BMW X6 is a sports car....
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ToolJoe on December 08, 2016, 02:52:04 AM
Cat helps catch burglar:

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/12/cat_helps_police_catch_wanted.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on December 09, 2016, 09:30:15 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/dad-spends-30k-surgery-look-9418188
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on December 09, 2016, 09:47:26 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/dad-spends-30k-surgery-look-9418188

:facepalm:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on December 09, 2016, 01:16:40 PM
The world's oldest cancer case

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4015020/The-world-s-oldest-cancer-case-Cancerous-tumor-mouth-ferocious-giant-Gorgon-roamed-earth-255-million-years.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on January 11, 2017, 10:04:52 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/switzerland-deny-passport-dutch-vegan-anti-cowbell-nancy-holten-animal-rights-annoying-a7520991.html

Swiss town denies passport to vegan anti-cowbell campaigner 'for being annoying'

:facepalm: :think: :rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 12, 2017, 09:05:39 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4109750/Sikh-destroy-Blindfolded-martial-arts-master-slams-sledgehammer-inches-trusting-volunteers-goes-painfully-predictably-wrong.html

 :twak: :twak: :twak: :twak: :twak: :twak:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on January 12, 2017, 10:55:02 AM
(http://www.undertheradarmag.com/uploads/review_images/sledge.jpg)

"Trust me... I know what I'm doing."
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 16, 2017, 02:41:11 PM
http://www.techworm.net/2017/01/foldable-gun-looks-like-iphone-puts-europe-police-alert.html

iPhone Gun

(http://www.techworm.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/smartphone-handgun-1200x0.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Fortytwo on January 16, 2017, 02:52:23 PM
http://www.techworm.net/2017/01/foldable-gun-looks-like-iphone-puts-europe-police-alert.html

iPhone Gun

(http://www.techworm.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/smartphone-handgun-1200x0.jpg)

I don't really understand the terrorist scare here. I can see that it might be a favourite in criminal circles but a terrorist isn't going to go for a gun with a two shot capacity...
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 16, 2017, 02:54:56 PM
..a terrorist will use a Samsung 7 

https://www.cnet.com/news/why-is-samsung-galaxy-note-7-exploding-overheating/
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 17, 2017, 07:55:32 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4126198/Is-sushi-lunch-fattening-Big-Mac.html

Is sushi  as fattening as a Big Mac?

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on January 17, 2017, 08:23:44 AM
Sledge Hammer was one of my favourite TV programmes growing up.  :tu:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Chako on January 17, 2017, 12:03:37 PM
 :tu:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on January 18, 2017, 08:47:24 AM
Maryland school district worker fired after correcting student’s spelling in a tweet

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/school-district-employee-fired-after-correcting-students-spelling-in-a-tweet/2017/01/16/fd548bf2-dc29-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html?utm_term=.b36cb72c6d98
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on January 18, 2017, 02:02:56 PM
Maryland school district worker fired after correcting student’s spelling in a tweet

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/school-district-employee-fired-after-correcting-students-spelling-in-a-tweet/2017/01/16/fd548bf2-dc29-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html?utm_term=.b36cb72c6d98

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: gregozedobe on January 18, 2017, 11:32:38 PM
Maryland school district worker fired after correcting student’s spelling in a tweet

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/school-district-employee-fired-after-correcting-students-spelling-in-a-tweet/2017/01/16/fd548bf2-dc29-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html?utm_term=.b36cb72c6d98

 :facepalm:

And as usual the media looks to put a particular slant to make something more newsworthy. 

From the very brief research I did it seems she was on probation, was instructed several times not to tweet using the official account. But she ignored those instructions and continued to tweet from the official account so her employment was terminated. In other words she was sacked for ignoring instructions, not for that particular tweet.  I guess that's not very newsworthy: "Worker ignored instructions so boss sacked her".

If you ignore a direct instruction from your boss then it shouldn't come as a surprise if your services are no longer required.
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Post by: Syncop8r on January 19, 2017, 07:04:12 AM
Good to know the full story.  :tu:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 19, 2017, 08:04:18 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4132512/Pixar-Easter-eggs-prove-films-set-world.html

Pixar reveals 'Easter eggs'
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 25, 2017, 08:43:49 AM
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/581723/Bank-robber-hold-up-henpecked-husband-Lawrence-Ripple-geriatric-Kansas-USA-Bank-of-Labor

'I'd rather be in prison' Hubby faces 20 YEARS jail for bank theft to get away from wife
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Ron Who on January 27, 2017, 11:57:59 PM
The Netherlands welcome President Trump. See how Dutch engineers outsmarted Mexico, and more, in this hilarious promotion video.
(Or: Dutch government announces: America first, with The Netherlands in second place).  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on January 30, 2017, 01:19:32 AM
Once-flooded Spanish villages and archaeological sites emerge as reservoirs dry up
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/88883936/onceflooded-spanish-villages-and-archaeological-sites-emerge-as-reservoirs-dry-up
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on February 07, 2017, 12:05:33 PM
I've got that sinking feeling.... ::)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/03/16/sinkholes-craters-and-collapsed-roads-around-the-world-in-pictur0/

Not really new, but I found it interesting  :tu:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 07, 2017, 12:31:20 PM
impressive
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on February 07, 2017, 12:41:06 PM
The Netherlands welcome President Trump. See how Dutch engineers outsmarted Mexico, and more, in this hilarious promotion video.
(Or: Dutch government announces: America first, with The Netherlands in second place).  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELD2AwFN9Nc

It doesn't end here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcehg0LG5J4

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on February 07, 2017, 12:57:33 PM
Not just countries. now, even planets are in...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBtzAYgNFk4

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Ron Who on February 07, 2017, 02:00:48 PM
 :D :like:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 09, 2017, 08:12:57 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4204964/Stunning-maps-reveal-Americans-came-from.html

US ancestry map
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: hiraethus on February 09, 2017, 10:18:03 PM
Wikipedia prohibits the use of The Daily Mail as a source as it is deemed to be 'generally unreliable':
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Daily_Mail_RfC
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Ron Who on February 10, 2017, 12:54:04 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4204964/Stunning-maps-reveal-Americans-came-from.html

US ancestry map

Wikipedia prohibits the use of The Daily Mail as a source as it is deemed to be 'generally unreliable':
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Daily_Mail_RfC

So we still don't know where Americans originated?
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ducttapetech on February 10, 2017, 01:18:46 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4204964/Stunning-maps-reveal-Americans-came-from.html

US ancestry map

Wikipedia prohibits the use of The Daily Mail as a source as it is deemed to be 'generally unreliable':
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Daily_Mail_RfC

So we still don't know where Americans originated?
We could tell you, but it's top secret.  :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on February 10, 2017, 08:55:50 PM
Ongoing efforts to save 416 pilot whales stranded at Farewell Spit (most have alrady died):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89303624/surviving-whales-to-be-left-alone-overnight
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Post by: Etherealicer on February 11, 2017, 08:36:07 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4204964/Stunning-maps-reveal-Americans-came-from.html

US ancestry map

Wikipedia prohibits the use of The Daily Mail as a source as it is deemed to be 'generally unreliable':
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Daily_Mail_RfC

So we still don't know where Americans originated?
We could tell you, but it's top secret.  :D
According to a popular song in Switzerland, Columbus hid in the woods and made it all up... after that, everybody just went along with the lie, so America is just a figment of our lies.
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Post by: Syncop8r on February 16, 2017, 06:27:03 AM
Student spends six months travelling across New Zealand in a Gandalf costume: http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/nz/89455640/student-spends-six-months-travelling-across-new-zealand-in-a-gandalf-costume
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Post by: Ron Who on February 18, 2017, 12:31:56 PM
Time to kill this thread, folks, it's all fake. And btw, the earth is flat.
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Post by: Don Pablo on February 18, 2017, 11:28:28 PM
Time to kill this thread, folks, it's all fake. And btw, the earth is flat.
This needs citation!
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Ron Who on February 19, 2017, 12:20:43 AM
Time to kill this thread, folks, it's all fake. And btw, the earth is flat.
This needs citation!

Yes it does. Unfortunately, all sources have been accused of being fake. I cannot even assess whether the accusation itself is real or fake.  :facepalm:
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Post by: dks on February 24, 2017, 09:24:10 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4254272/Video-reveals-extent-pregnancy-s-impact-body.html

interactive video reveals pregnancy's impact on a mother-to-be's body
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 24, 2017, 09:27:59 AM
http://www.vtechgraphy.com/featured-news/exclusive-news-more-info-about-upcoming-nokia-3310/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4255132/88-year-old-SEX-GURU-shares-tips-late-life-love.html

new Nokia 3310..   I actually still have the original, somewhere  :D

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 26, 2017, 10:27:52 PM
(http://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/NeilFingleton.jpg)

http://www.thewrap.com/neil-fingleton-game-of-thrones-actor-dies-at-36/

Neil Fingleton, ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor and EU’s Tallest Man, Dies at 36
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Post by: Syncop8r on March 04, 2017, 12:00:07 PM
Wave Clouds: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/90055734/wave-clouds-spotted-over-christchurch
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Post by: dks on March 09, 2017, 08:14:46 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/gallery/souvenirs-captivity-british-ww1-soldiers-9989467

life in German PoW camp

(http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article9989315.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/PAY-SWNS_RARE_PHOTOS_02.jpg)
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Post by: AlephZero on March 10, 2017, 07:52:14 PM
Generally so non-interesting link to my 25 Post Countdown which will be starting in the Let's get posting! (http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,46766.msg1438121.html#msg1438121) thread in just two more posts!
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Post by: ToolJoe on March 12, 2017, 01:12:31 AM
https://www.google.com/amp/www.nbcnews.com/feature/inspiring-america/amp/inspiring-america-100-years-girl-scout-cookies-n731361

Girl Scout sells $88000 worth of Girl Scout cookies..
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Post by: dks on March 14, 2017, 01:43:18 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/starsky-hutch-stars-showing-age-10021595

(http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article10019187.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PROD-MCM-Comic-Con-in-Liverpool.jpg)

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Post by: dks on March 15, 2017, 10:36:42 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/mar/15/stranger-in-the-woods-christopher-knight-hermit-maine

adapted extract of The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ToolJoe on March 16, 2017, 03:55:12 AM
Hockey game in Norway goes 8 overtimes:

https://www.nhl.com/news/incredible-hockey-game-in-norway-goes-8-overtimes/c-287656214
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Post by: Syncop8r on March 16, 2017, 10:58:25 AM
Jet-powered push-bike can reach speeds of 120kmh: http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/90522131/jetpowered-push-bike-can-reach-speeds-of-120kmh
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Post by: dks on March 20, 2017, 12:19:10 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/vera-lynns-face-lights-up-10060074

Vera Lynn turns 100
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Post by: dks on March 20, 2017, 01:03:56 PM
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a25689/gerry-commission-report-methods-of-execution/

"34 Ways to Execute a Man
In 1887, New York State appointed three men to evaluate every possible way to execute a man"
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Post by: dks on March 21, 2017, 10:27:13 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39333416

David Rockefeller dies at 101
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Post by: Don Pablo on March 21, 2017, 12:29:00 PM
Rockefeller 101
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Post by: dks on March 22, 2017, 08:37:55 AM
UK Bans large electronic devices in certain flights

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/21/news/uk-europe-airline-electronics-ban/
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on April 21, 2017, 07:02:33 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/greedy-couple-who-posed-victims-10264598

Couple who posed as victims of Paris AND Nice terror attacks in compensation scam are jailed
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on April 23, 2017, 02:28:40 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_confidence_tricks

List of scams
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Post by: dks on April 27, 2017, 08:51:09 AM
(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article10304448.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PAY-AsiaWire_StockRat_01.jpg)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-shackles-rat-tiny-stocks-10304460

" The resident of Taichung City in West Taiwan wrote: "I finally caught it!"
Lee said he released the rat later the same day. "
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ReamerPunch on April 27, 2017, 09:15:37 AM
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a25689/gerry-commission-report-methods-of-execution/

"34 Ways to Execute a Man
In 1887, New York State appointed three men to evaluate every possible way to execute a man"

So Mythbusters started in 1887?  :salute:
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Post by: dks on April 27, 2017, 09:49:18 AM
eating fish for a year
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4449532/Man-eats-fish-day-test-health-benefits.html

https://www.buzzfeed.com/venessawong/this-guy-gorged-on-omega-3s-for-a-year-and-his-health-was?utm_term=.rwOMGvagRD#.vfJolRKBAe
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Post by: pfrsantos on April 27, 2017, 12:25:46 PM
(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article10304448.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PAY-AsiaWire_StockRat_01.jpg)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-shackles-rat-tiny-stocks-10304460

" The resident of Taichung City in West Taiwan wrote: "I finally caught it!"
Lee said he released the rat later the same day. "

Of course he did!

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Post by: AlephZero on April 27, 2017, 03:11:40 PM
(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article10304448.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PAY-AsiaWire_StockRat_01.jpg)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-shackles-rat-tiny-stocks-10304460

" The resident of Taichung City in West Taiwan wrote: "I finally caught it!"
Lee said he released the rat later the same day. "

Of course he did!

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/pt/archive/2/2f/20151216161043%21Donatello-2003-cartoon.jpg.jpg)


 :rofl:
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Post by: dks on April 27, 2017, 05:08:42 PM
I was thinking of that too... :)
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Post by: dks on April 28, 2017, 08:01:23 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/gangsters-turn-city-war-zone-10310786
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Post by: dks on April 28, 2017, 08:35:09 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4452070/Scary-photos-helmets-accidents.html

Helmets after an accident
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Post by: dks on May 05, 2017, 10:10:13 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/gallery/spectre-soviet-spaceships-shuttles-left-10356843

Old Soviet space program spaceships 

(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article10356121.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/PAY-PROD-ABANDONED-SHUTTLE.jpg)
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Post by: dks on May 05, 2017, 11:03:47 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4475234/Oh-Philip-Did-really-say-that.html

Prince Philip quotes
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Post by: Etherealicer on May 05, 2017, 11:56:43 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/gallery/spectre-soviet-spaceships-shuttles-left-10356843

Old Soviet space program spaceships 

(http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article10356121.ece/ALTERNATES/s1227b/PAY-PROD-ABANDONED-SHUTTLE.jpg)
Both beautiful and sad... great pictures though
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Post by: Kev D on May 11, 2017, 12:42:22 PM
Deadpool heading to TV - animated series

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4494000/Donald-Glover-Deadpool-animated-series-FXX.html

Hopefully its a good one
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Post by: dks on May 23, 2017, 02:03:05 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sologamy

sologamy,
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Post by: dks on June 14, 2017, 08:11:09 AM
proof that electric cars are dangerous  :)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4601286/Richard-Hammond-ll-soon-car-crash.html
I'll be back in action soon, says Richard Hammond after £2million electric supercar fireball

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Post by: Don Pablo on June 14, 2017, 03:35:29 PM
proof that electric cars are dangerous  :)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4601286/Richard-Hammond-ll-soon-car-crash.html
I'll be back in action soon, says Richard Hammond after £2million electric supercar fireball
So the car crashed, and ended up on its roof badly damaged, THEN went on fire, as I understand?
Same sequence of events happens to petrol cars all the time.  :pok:  :)

Thank goodness Hammond is okay, fast cars are dangerous.  :facepalm:
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Post by: dks on June 14, 2017, 03:42:08 PM
Actually it is very rare for a petrol car or diesel car to catch fire following a crash, unless it is in a film. For an electric car the risk seems statstcally greater, based on the number in use and the number of fires.

Many people are left to die in crashed cars because the public thinks that they will explode, like in films.
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Post by: Don Pablo on June 14, 2017, 06:41:36 PM
Actually it is very rare for a petrol car or diesel car to catch fire following a crash, unless it is in a film. For an electric car the risk seems statstcally greater, based on the number in use and the number of fires.

Many people are left to die in crashed cars because the public thinks that they will explode, like in films.
Thanks for saying that, you made me do research for ages.  >:(  ;)

I look around to find out the number of crash related fires per Billion miles, for Teslas, and Internal Combustion Engine Cars(henceforth called ICE Cars).


I counted 8 Crash related Tesla Model S fires. 2 of these happened in 2013 and were due to road debris piercing the battery. Tesla has fitted old and new Model S's with a Titanium plate on the underbody to prevent this happening again, so I consider those incidents obsolete. Nevertheless, I will count them.

As of now, Tesla Model S's have driven approx 4.25 Billion Miles, world wide.
Do the mathematics, and I get 531 Million miles driven per Tesla fire. Flip it around, and there are approx 2 Tesla Model S fires per Billion Miles.


What about ICE Cars?
I found a U.S Government chart listing Car Fires per Billion Miles, by year. Its only up to 2007, but I can extrapolate.
Being generous, there are 20 ICE Car Fires per Billion Miles in 2016. Thats 10 times more fires than Tesla Model S's get per Billion miles.  :o




Boring stuff, the assumptions I made, and references.
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4.25 Billion Miles driven by Teslas? I got that figure extrapolating from the fact that Teslas mileage broke through the 4 Billion Mile barrier last March, up from 3 Billion miles last late November, and 3.5 Billion mid-December... A very rapid increase, kinda exponential, and I feel comfortable saying that Teslas have gained another 0.25 Billion Miles in mileage in the 3 months since March. Its probably an underestimate actually!

8 Crash related fires? I just counted all the crash related fires I could find on the net. Even if its 9 or 10, not much difference.

ICE Car Fires per Billion miles?
http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/fire-statistics-and-reports/fire-statistics/vehicle-fires/vehicle-fire-trends-and-patterns
Page 16 of the relevant PDF has a chart. It only goes up to 2007, but the slope is pretty consistant. I reckon the actual number for 2016 is 30, not 20. So I am being conservative....



Basically, unless I made a mistake(in which case, please point it out), ICE Cars go up in flames 10 times more often than Teslas in a crash, and usually quicker.
On the flip side, Battery fires are harder to put out.

Also, for both types of car, the risk is minuscule and staying away from a wreck with people in it from fear that it will catch fire is stupid, as you said.

Trivia: More than 100 people died in GM car fires caused by a faulty ignition before GM recalled the affected model.  :ahhh
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Post by: dks on June 14, 2017, 07:06:45 PM
if you are sticking to just one brand of electric cars, the top one, then how can you compare it with all regular cars?

You  need to compare tesla fires with e.g rolls royce fires
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Post by: Don Pablo on June 14, 2017, 07:39:13 PM
if you are sticking to just one brand of electric cars, the top one, then how can you compare it with all regular cars?

You  need to compare tesla fires with e.g rolls royce fires
Good point. I looked up the top 8 electric car makers by sales, from an article in early 2016.
I added up, and came up with 740,000 electric cars sold all time, of which 80,000 Tesla, and 241,000 Nissan leaf and Renault ZOE combined, etc.
I looked up fire occurrences for each model besides the tesla(already done).
I found about 5 or so, so lets make it 20 in total?  :P Including tesla. 
I found no miles driven stats, but 20 fires for three quarters of a million electric cars, most of which cost approx 30k $,  sounds way below the ICE figures.  ???
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Post by: dks on June 14, 2017, 08:41:52 PM
OK, I am buying a g-wiz  :)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on June 14, 2017, 10:51:27 PM
OK, I am buying a g-wiz  :)
I'd like an electric Peel P50.  :)
Or that Swedish "PodRide" thing. The demo video is soo cool.  :drool:
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Post by: Syncop8r on June 16, 2017, 04:22:29 AM
Millions of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows  :facepalm:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/93751021/millions-of-american-adults-think-chocolate-milk-comes-from-brown-cows
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Post by: dks on June 16, 2017, 07:15:23 AM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6052/6344301800_9cd4d21a08.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on June 16, 2017, 07:25:13 AM
What about strawberry milk then?  :pok:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Ron Who on June 17, 2017, 11:25:23 AM
What about strawberry milk then?  :pok:
Beats me. I do know about milkshakes, however:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD-SGOwUoOw
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Post by: zoidberg on June 17, 2017, 11:33:55 AM
 :rofl:
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Post by: magentus on July 03, 2017, 01:52:03 PM
MJ Eberhart - legendary hiiker:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/03/hiking-walking-nimblewill-nomad-mj-eberhart#img-4
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Ron Who on July 03, 2017, 08:01:04 PM
MJ Eberhart - legendary hiiker:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/03/hiking-walking-nimblewill-nomad-mj-eberhart#img-4
That's a good read and i like that man!
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on July 03, 2017, 08:35:55 PM
MJ Eberhart - legendary hiiker:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/03/hiking-walking-nimblewill-nomad-mj-eberhart#img-4
That's a good read and i like that man!
NIce life just walking all day. Not sure I'd go as far as him with the toenails though.  :tu:
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Post by: dks on July 05, 2017, 08:36:24 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/04/why-roman-concrete-still-stands-strong-while-modern-version-decays

Why Roman concrete still stands strong
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 06, 2017, 12:12:23 PM
Check out this Facebook page if you want to see some cool 360° night sky photography: https://www.facebook.com/SouthofHome/
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Post by: pfrsantos on July 06, 2017, 01:26:19 PM
Check out this Facebook page if you want to see some cool 360° night sky photography: https://www.facebook.com/SouthofHome/

Huh... just in case I don't, which Facebook page should I check out, then?...

 :whistle:
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 06, 2017, 01:29:19 PM
Check out this Facebook page if you want to see some cool 360° night sky photography: https://www.facebook.com/SouthofHome/

Huh... just in case I don't, which Facebook page should I check out, then?...

 :whistle:

Any other one but that one.  :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on July 06, 2017, 01:34:45 PM
Check out this Facebook page if you want to see some cool 360° night sky photography: https://www.facebook.com/SouthofHome/

Huh... just in case I don't, which Facebook page should I check out, then?...

 :whistle:

Any other one but that one.  :D

Thanks, will do!

:hatsoff:  :D :tu:
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 10, 2017, 10:07:36 AM
On this day in 1985 French intelligence agents bombed a Greenpeace ship moored in Auckland, New Zealand.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinking_of_the_Rainbow_Warrior
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on July 11, 2017, 09:39:46 PM
80 people strong human chain rescues 9 drowning souls in Florida
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/11/80-people-form-human-chain-rescue-gulf-of-mexico-florida
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on July 11, 2017, 11:34:56 PM
Their bodies as well or just their souls?
I still have my body but my soul was lost a long time ago.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on July 12, 2017, 12:37:27 PM
Their bodies as well or just their souls?
I still have my body but my soul was lost a long time ago.
LOL - no saving you then Sync-Fresh. I hope you got a good price for it?
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ducttapetech on July 12, 2017, 01:40:47 PM
Their bodies as well or just their souls?
I still have my body but my soul was lost a long time ago.
LOL - no saving you then Sync-Fresh. I hope you got a good price for it?
Somebody else most have got him, I don't remember him signing any papers.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: magentus on July 12, 2017, 01:42:37 PM
Their bodies as well or just their souls?
I still have my body but my soul was lost a long time ago.
LOL - no saving you then Sync-Fresh. I hope you got a good price for it?
Somebody else most have got him, I don't remember him signing any papers.
One of these dodgy back street operators prolly Nate. He'll regret that one day.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on July 17, 2017, 10:04:30 AM
I doubt that, but these are supposed to be photographs of  SAS members

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4700620/Who-Shares-Wins-Elite-SAS-troops-Facebook.html

nobody seemed to care about concealing the identity of the dogs involved in the operations...

 ???

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/16/13/426203E400000578-4700620-The_elite_highly_trained_soldiers_are_also_barred_from_sharing_i-a-144_1500208010281.jpg)
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Post by: ducttapetech on July 17, 2017, 06:40:35 PM
Holy smurf! George Romero passed away.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/17/movies/5-george-romero-films-to-remember.html?referer=http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrBT8Ui6GxZM0QAlgdx.9w4;_ylu=X3oDMTE0dnBlbTdqBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDVUkyRkJUM18xBHNlYwNzYw--/RV=2/RE=1500338338/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fwww.nytimes.com%2f2017%2f07%2f17%2fmovies%2f5-george-romero-films-to-remember.html/RK=1/RS=52hQbLMX_ve8pwngrBX_L35Oisg-
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Post by: dks on July 19, 2017, 09:48:22 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/mystery-couple-who-vanished-milking-10822643

couple's remains found 75 years later in ice
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 19, 2017, 12:08:18 PM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/mystery-couple-who-vanished-milking-10822643

couple's remains found 75 years later in ice

I saw that... who keeps their cows near glaciers?
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 19, 2017, 12:14:09 PM
Maybe if you had a cow named Julio....

Show content
Julio Inglaciers
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Post by: dks on July 19, 2017, 01:06:03 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4709118/Moped-gang-rob-Porsche-driver-kniefpoint-London.html

daylight robbery in London, using motorbikes
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Post by: dks on July 19, 2017, 01:07:33 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4707740/Shocking-CCTV-shows-gang-youths-armed-knives.html

and some fighting
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Post by: Don Pablo on July 19, 2017, 01:33:01 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4707740/Shocking-CCTV-shows-gang-youths-armed-knives.html

and some fighting
Those are definitely not SAKs.  ::)
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 19, 2017, 11:37:32 PM
Mystery beast spotted in Scotland (no, it's not Gareth): http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/does-the-loch-ness-monster-have-competition-mystery-beast-spotted-in-scottish-field-sparks-debate/ar-AAoqWrR?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=mailsignout
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Post by: Don Pablo on July 19, 2017, 11:41:48 PM
Mystery beast spotted in Scotland (no, it's not Gareth): http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/does-the-loch-ness-monster-have-competition-mystery-beast-spotted-in-scottish-field-sparks-debate/ar-AAoqWrR?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=mailsignout
It looks... Weirdly proportioned.
Only one pic? In this day and age? Is it too much to ask for several pics?  :facepalm:
Maybe... Theres only one pic because more than one would reveal the fakeness.  :o
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Post by: SteveC on July 19, 2017, 11:47:47 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/dog-saves-fawn-struggling-stay-afloat-long-island/story?id=48699151
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Post by: Don Pablo on July 19, 2017, 11:51:55 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/dog-saves-fawn-struggling-stay-afloat-long-island/story?id=48699151
:dd:
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Post by: Don Pablo on August 07, 2017, 12:22:41 PM
Air Canada in the news for the aviation equivalent of clipping another car with your side mirror in a parking lot?  :facepalm:
Why is this even news worthy?
https://www.thestar.com/amp/news/gta/2017/08/06/air-canada-says-no-one-injured-after-two-planes-clip-wings-at-pearson.html

Allegedly a pic of what happened:
(https://i.redd.it/9k90xs3f68ez.jpg)
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Post by: AlephZero on August 09, 2017, 12:36:32 PM
http://news.sky.com/story/jurassic-crocodile-named-after-late-motorhead-frontman-lemmy-10980628  :D
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Post by: pfrsantos on August 09, 2017, 12:57:12 PM
http://news.sky.com/story/jurassic-crocodile-named-after-late-motorhead-frontman-lemmy-10980628  :D

What's the croc's name? LemmyEatYouSaurus?...

 :think: :think:
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Post by: AlephZero on August 11, 2017, 07:16:31 PM
http://news.sky.com/story/jurassic-crocodile-named-after-late-motorhead-frontman-lemmy-10980628  :D

What's the croc's name? LemmyEatYouSaurus?...

 :think: :think:

You could read the article... :pok:
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Post by: pfrsantos on August 11, 2017, 07:57:54 PM
http://news.sky.com/story/jurassic-crocodile-named-after-late-motorhead-frontman-lemmy-10980628  :D

What's the croc's name? LemmyEatYouSaurus?...

 :think: :think:

You could read the article... :pok:

(http://memecrunch.com/meme/BTACY/article/image.jpg?w=480&c=1)
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Post by: Syncop8r on August 11, 2017, 10:05:08 PM
What's the croc's name? LemmyEatYouSaurus?...
That's what we call a false alligation.  :whistle:
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Post by: Ron Who on August 11, 2017, 10:31:37 PM
What's the croc's name? LemmyEatYouSaurus?...
That's what we call a false alligation.  :whistle:
Is that the same as a true crocodation?  :-\
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on August 27, 2017, 04:22:20 PM
Canadian Ambassador to Ireland thinks his house may be haunted by Padraig Pearse's ghost (http://www.thejournal.ie/ghosts-pearse-canada-3566347-Aug2017/?amp=1) ::)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Ron Who on November 02, 2017, 06:07:04 PM
In today´s newspaper (yes, a printed one) I read about The Vatican commemorating 500 years of Reformation, with a stamp showing Luther and Melanchton.

The stamp costs E 1. I don´t know whether it´ll become a collector´s item, but is sure is unusual.

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on November 09, 2017, 01:07:12 PM
Stonehenge DIY. Makes you wanna try, doesn't it?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5pZ7uR6v8c

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Post by: Etherealicer on November 09, 2017, 01:45:32 PM
Stonehenge DIY. Makes you wanna try, doesn't it?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5pZ7uR6v8c
Awesome :tu:

I remember reading an article about an Indian temple where they built a hill with a very long ramp (I have 100km in my mind, but I don't remember clearly and I can't find the article right now) to put a super heavy roof on top of it.
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Post by: Don Pablo on November 09, 2017, 02:23:40 PM
Stonehenge DIY. Makes you wanna try, doesn't it?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5pZ7uR6v8c
Awesome :tu:

I remember reading an article about an Indian temple where they built a hill with a very long ramp (I have 100km in my mind, but I don't remember clearly and I can't find the article right now) to put a super heavy roof on top of it.
Common sense and logic says that 100km is at least an order of magnitude, maybe two or three, too large.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on November 09, 2017, 05:07:35 PM
Stonehenge DIY. Makes you wanna try, doesn't it?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5pZ7uR6v8c
Awesome :tu:

I remember reading an article about an Indian temple where they built a hill with a very long ramp (I have 100km in my mind, but I don't remember clearly and I can't find the article right now) to put a super heavy roof on top of it.
Common sense and logic says that 100km is at least an order of magnitude, maybe two or three, too large.  ;)
50m height at 1% is already 5km when pushing a several ton heavy object, you might wanna go less than 1%. Often those temples are not at the bottom of the valley, but on a hill requiring you to overcome more elevation. Factor in, that the temple and the source of the stone might be far apart and the fact that you will need to build a road from the quarry anyway...  In the end, its a matter of definition, is all of it the ramp, or is part of it just a road?

Also, they had time. The region (check out Zofingen on google maps) I live in was famous for tall straight trees. Those trees were used as masts on large ships, so they transported them down the river Aare, then the river Rhine (through Germany) into the north sea. Then on sea around Spain until they were delivered to Italy. Not exactly what you would call the direct way.

It took over 400 years to build Angkor Wat and they built 2000 years on the Great Wall of China :o
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on November 09, 2017, 05:25:15 PM
Oh and a modern marvel of numbers
The NASA crawler carrier weighs over 2700 tons and can move at 1.6km/h (loaded) or 3.2km/h (empty)... there are two of them and together they journeyed over 5500km :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on December 04, 2017, 09:07:30 AM
Apple isn't a technology company, it's a luxury company.

There's a dark side to  Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook says NYU professor Scott Galloway.
He calls the companies the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and says they're avoiding taxes and killing jobs.
Galloway dismantles the strategies behind the giants in his new book The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018624092
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Post by: Don Pablo on December 08, 2017, 01:12:10 PM
The No.1 restaurant on TripAdvisor.
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/i-made-my-shed-the-top-rated-restaurant-on-trip-advisor-1.3318770?mode=amp
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Post by: dks on December 13, 2017, 07:41:24 PM
Shark older than Grant found

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/666587/shark-oldest-living-vertebrate-greenland
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Post by: El Corkscrew on December 13, 2017, 07:58:34 PM
Shark older than Grant found

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/666587/shark-oldest-living-vertebrate-greenland
:ahhh
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Post by: dks on December 15, 2017, 12:20:45 PM
https://nltimes.nl/2017/12/07/dutch-police-drops-drone-hunting-eagles-project

After more than a year, the Dutch police decided to stop using birds of prey to intercept drones. It turned out that there isn't much demand for drone-intercepting eagles, and training the birds is more expensive and complicated than expected, NOS reports.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/dutch-police-ground-drone-fighting-eagles-9496646

After a series of tests in 2015, the police last year announced they were putting into operation a flock of the birds of prey to take down drones believed to be posing a danger to the public, such as near airports.

But now the feathered force has been grounded, with police realising that demand for their services was not very high, and their upkeep was more expensive than first thought.
Videos of a Dutch police presentation of the birds taking to the air to take down drones by grabbing them with their claws and bringing them to the ground went viral last year.

But in practice, it was found the proud eagles did not always do what they had been trained to do, the Dutch broadcaster NOS said.
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Post by: dks on December 15, 2017, 12:47:30 PM
Air Niki goes belly-up

https://www.flyniki.com/en/start.php

https://www.airberlin.com/en/site/landingpages/flight_information.php

I flew with then not so long ago...

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Post by: Don Pablo on December 17, 2017, 12:18:15 PM
The airline business is hard...
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Post by: Marc_in_NS on December 17, 2017, 12:23:03 PM
Nike Air is still flying...
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Post by: Don Pablo on December 17, 2017, 12:52:18 PM
I read that as Nuke Air.  :facepalm:
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Post by: El Corkscrew on December 17, 2017, 08:32:07 PM
 :rofl:   nuke air  :facepalm:
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Post by: Syncop8r on December 20, 2017, 05:37:11 AM
Man electrocuted cutting stereo power: https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/man-electrocuted-cutting-stereo-power/ar-BBH2UHf?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=mailsignout
Quote
The police report said Mr Smith had gone and removed the power cord from the caravan where the music was playing, while leaving the other end plugged into the campground's power box.

Coroner Debra Bell says, "It then appears Mr Smith has attempted to cut the power cord, using a Leatherman multi-tool... the Leatherman was [found] fused into his hand, along with the half-cut power cord, still connected to the power meter."
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Post by: Ron Who on December 20, 2017, 06:37:38 AM

? He should have known better. Everyone should know better. Working with electrics requires powering off and using insulated tools. In case of doubt, don´t touch!
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on January 06, 2018, 04:26:54 PM
Time to sue LM for not insulating the tool.  :whistle: :P
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Post by: dks on January 10, 2018, 08:31:29 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5252771/PM-pressure-ban-smacking-children-England.html

smacking children
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Post by: dks on January 12, 2018, 08:53:35 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/how-britains-shoppers-dealt-first-11838089

interesting to see how self service shops were seen a few decades ago
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Post by: Don Pablo on January 12, 2018, 10:35:56 AM
Hmm... Having the shopkeeper/employee get my stuff for my sounds weird now.  :rofl:

I wonder what [the people against against self-shopping] would think of all the youn'uns walking around looking at their phones?  :D
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Post by: ThePeacent on January 12, 2018, 02:52:00 PM
well, I suppose that most that are affected by this will already know as evidenced in the Traditional Knives thread, but Queen Cutlery is closing their doors (at least temporarily) due to $ difficulties
Info is on this forum (the thread in the Edged Tools subforum) and on their website

Sad  :-[
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Post by: dks on January 22, 2018, 12:59:17 PM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/robot-working-supermarket-fired-after-11892386

Worker fired!!
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Post by: pfrsantos on January 22, 2018, 01:08:31 PM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/robot-working-supermarket-fired-after-11892386

Worker fired!!

Did the other machines went on strike, as a protest?

 :think: :think:
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Post by: dks on January 22, 2018, 01:10:12 PM
they started a workers union, Skynet I think - I do not expect it to do much...
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Post by: Don Pablo on January 22, 2018, 01:44:58 PM
 :rofl:

Poor robot.... I hope it got severance pay...
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Post by: pfrsantos on January 22, 2018, 02:24:16 PM
I bet nobody made much of this because it was a white robot...

 :whistle:
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Post by: AlephZero on January 22, 2018, 02:34:57 PM
And that's how the Matrix came to be...  >:D
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Post by: Don Pablo on January 22, 2018, 02:48:11 PM
It's one of the historical reasons for why the future cylons rebelled.  :facepalm:
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Post by: dks on January 25, 2018, 10:23:04 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/24/serial-stowaway-marilyn-hartman-mental-health-homeless

66-year-old woman keep sneaking on to flights
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Post by: El Corkscrew on January 25, 2018, 03:55:06 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/24/serial-stowaway-marilyn-hartman-mental-health-homeless

66-year-old woman keep sneaking on to flights

What an interesting story.  Thanks for sharing. 

"flight risk"  :rofl:
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Post by: dks on January 26, 2018, 01:40:15 PM
Oldest known human fossil outside Africa discovered in Israel 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jan/25/oldest-known-human-fossil-outside-africa-discovered-in-israel
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Post by: dks on January 26, 2018, 02:02:29 PM
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g187870-d3155286-Reviews-Osteria_da_Luca-Venice_Veneto.html

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Post by: Kev D on January 26, 2018, 02:12:49 PM
The french must really love nutella

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/finance-retail/nutella-70percent-off-sale-sparks-chaotic-scenes-in-supermarkets-with-shoppers-behaving-like-animals/ar-AAvbgt3?OCID=ansmsnnews11
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Post by: Kev D on January 26, 2018, 02:13:06 PM
New page fruit based boogie

:nanadance:
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Post by: Kev D on January 26, 2018, 02:16:19 PM
Very sad news

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42828023
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Post by: dks on January 28, 2018, 07:56:56 PM
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-28/volkswagen-apologizes-for-testing-of-diesel-fumes-on-monkeys

The controversy over Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions cheating took another twist when the carmaker apologized for a test that exposed monkeys to engine fumes to study effects of the exhaust.

The company said the study, conducted by a research and lobby group set up by VW, Daimler AG, BMW AG and Robert Bosch GmbH, was a mistake. The New York Times reported earlier about a 2014 trial in a U.S. laboratory in which 10 monkeys inhaled diesel emissions from a VW Beetle.
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Post by: dks on January 29, 2018, 09:27:43 AM
Ikea founder dies aged 91


https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/28/ikea-founder-ingvar-kamprad-dies-aged-91
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Post by: Syncop8r on January 29, 2018, 11:20:45 AM
Ikea founder dies aged 91

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/28/ikea-founder-ingvar-kamprad-dies-aged-91
I wonder if it will be a flatpack coffin.  :think:
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Post by: hiraethus on January 29, 2018, 11:38:12 AM
In slightly bad taste:
Show content
(https://lfgss.microco.sm/api/v1/files/10d6ab53fe3ec2f7977db43f4840cb04771b4e4d.jpg)
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Post by: pfrsantos on January 29, 2018, 06:19:49 PM
In slightly bad taste:
Show content
(https://lfgss.microco.sm/api/v1/files/10d6ab53fe3ec2f7977db43f4840cb04771b4e4d.jpg)

Oh, I find it quite tasteful. Sober, no loud colours...

I'd get one!

 :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on January 29, 2018, 06:20:43 PM
In slightly bad taste:
Show content
(https://lfgss.microco.sm/api/v1/files/10d6ab53fe3ec2f7977db43f4840cb04771b4e4d.jpg)

Oh, I find it quite tasteful. Sober, no loud colours...

I'd get one!

 :tu: :tu:

(https://tee4mee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/522-16505-11x8-thats-what-she-said-ebay.jpg)
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Post by: firiki on January 29, 2018, 09:59:24 PM
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-28/volkswagen-apologizes-for-testing-of-diesel-fumes-on-monkeys

The controversy over Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions cheating took another twist when the carmaker apologized for a test that exposed monkeys to engine fumes to study effects of the exhaust.

On humans too, apparently.

The research organisation received its funding from German carmakers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW.

The purpose and outcome of the study remain unclear but revelations about experiments involving people come as the auto industry faces bans of toxic diesel vehicles from inner cities following revelations in 2015 that Volkswagen manipulated emissions on diesel-engined cars.   

https://in.reuters.com/article/volkswagen-emissions-science/german-carmaker-group-sponsored-emissions-experiments-on-people-stuttgarter-zeitung-idINKBN1FI08V

Show content
History repeats itself it seems... Such experiments have already taken place, I wonder what are they up to now? :ahhh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx4pUKF7I1E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?84=&v=89G-OibcmAo

Why waste bullets or worry about complicated solutions like Zyklon B (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyklon_B) when simple things can work just fine! [/sarcasm]


And then there's this

https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/germany-opposes-key-eu-car-emission-test-reforms/

The UK, France and Germany have been accused of hypocrisy for lobbying behind the scenes to keep outmoded car tests for carbon emissions, but later publicly calling for a European investigation into Volkswagen’s rigging of car air pollution tests.

Germany is not alone in stalling. An inquiry by the European Parliament has accused EU member governments including Italy, France and Spain of repeatedly delaying the adoption of stricter car emissions tests, despite evidence that this has allowed pollution to go above legal limits
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on January 29, 2018, 10:38:52 PM
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-28/volkswagen-apologizes-for-testing-of-diesel-fumes-on-monkeys

The controversy over Volkswagen AG’s diesel-emissions cheating took another twist when the carmaker apologized for a test that exposed monkeys to engine fumes to study effects of the exhaust.

On humans too, apparently.

The research organisation received its funding from German carmakers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW.

The purpose and outcome of the study remain unclear but revelations about experiments involving people come as the auto industry faces bans of toxic diesel vehicles from inner cities following revelations in 2015 that Volkswagen manipulated emissions on diesel-engined cars.   



More on this story

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-29/german-carmakers-take-another-hit-with-diesel-testing-on-humans
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Gerhard Gerber on January 30, 2018, 02:29:07 PM
No link, but very easy to gooooogle-foo

Watched a fascinating Joe Rogan podcast with Mel Gibson on the subject of IV stem cell treatments.

If you have money to go to Panama for the treatment, it seems like the way to go......

Not that I can afford to get very old.......in fact with my finances I should take up smoking again  :facepalm:
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Post by: Don Pablo on January 30, 2018, 02:54:06 PM
No link, but very easy to gooooogle-foo

Watched a fascinating Joe Rogan podcast with Mel Gibson on the subject of IV stem cell treatments.

If you have money to go to Panama for the treatment, it seems like the way to go......

Not that I can afford to get very old.......in fact with my finances I should take up smoking again  :facepalm:
What if ciggies cost say $20 a pack? (Australia and New Zealand)
Ireland is a bit lower at $13.
I feel for you guys in South Africa.
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Post by: dks on January 30, 2018, 06:00:41 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-42876790

Chris Parker was hailed a hero after saying he helped, but CCTV showed him stealing from two victims and taking photos of others as they lay dying.
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Post by: SteveC on January 30, 2018, 06:35:34 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-42876790

Chris Parker was hailed a hero after saying he helped, but CCTV showed him stealing from two victims and taking photos of others as they lay dying.

What a scumbag   :twak:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on January 30, 2018, 09:33:57 PM
Total smurf!  :twak:

Hope he gets smurfed in the smurf with a smurf, sideways :twak:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Gerhard Gerber on January 31, 2018, 07:04:11 AM
What if ciggies cost say $20 a pack? (Australia and New Zealand)
Ireland is a bit lower at $13.
I feel for you guys in South Africa.

I quit 6 years ago, I was stunned the other day to see the price had doubled since then.
I spend much more on good healthy food than I ever did on smokes though  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pomsbz on January 31, 2018, 08:36:52 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-42876790

Chris Parker was hailed a hero after saying he helped, but CCTV showed him stealing from two victims and taking photos of others as they lay dying.

I don't get the horror about the 'taking photos of others as they lay dying' (he sold them later to news agencies) from a media who employ and glorify people paid just to do that. They're called photojournalists and they've been doing it since the American Civil War. In fact now the media is currently heavily reliant on crowd soured imagery for just this kind of thing as the profession of the PJ is dying due to lack of media funding and the decline of print media. The media is so two faced. If it's acceptable and your business model is based on it, don't try crying crocodile tears over it being also done by crooks while waving your halo around at the public.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on January 31, 2018, 11:47:59 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-42876790

Chris Parker was hailed a hero after saying he helped, but CCTV showed him stealing from two victims and taking photos of others as they lay dying.

I don't get the horror about the 'taking photos of others as they lay dying' (he sold them later to news agencies) from a media who employ and glorify people paid just to do that. They're called photojournalists and they've been doing it since the American Civil War. In fact now the media is currently heavily reliant on crowd soured imagery for just this kind of thing as the profession of the PJ is dying due to lack of media funding and the decline of print media. The media is so two faced. If it's acceptable and your business model is based on it, don't try crying crocodile tears over it being also done by crooks while waving your halo around at the public.
Thanks for telling me about that, I didn’t know that the media was being even more hypocritical than usual.  :ahhh
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: firiki on February 07, 2018, 12:40:23 AM
Fashion police isn't just a figure of speech anymore :ahhh

https://nypost.com/2018/01/26/the-dutchs-fashion-police-initiative-is-the-stupidest-idea-ever/

Quote
This week, Rotterdam police announced a pilot program that will allow cops to seize luxury clothes and flashy jewelry from young people from, as the Dutch News puts it, “potential youth criminals.”
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 07, 2018, 08:03:42 AM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/philippines-president-orders-destruction-dozens-11977745

"Philippines president orders destruction of dozens of luxury cars
The destruction was a clear departure from the usual process of putting smuggled vehicles up for auction to generate additional revenue for the government."

(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article11978280.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Bureau-of-Customs-destroys-illegal-luxury-cars-on-its-anniversary-Manila-Philippines-06-Feb-2018.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Kev D on February 07, 2018, 08:58:15 AM
Fashion police isn't just a figure of speech anymore :ahhh

https://nypost.com/2018/01/26/the-dutchs-fashion-police-initiative-is-the-stupidest-idea-ever/

Quote
This week, Rotterdam police announced a pilot program that will allow cops to seize luxury clothes and flashy jewelry from young people from, as the Dutch News puts it, “potential youth criminals.”

Yeah thats a good idea, take the bling away from the rich kids whose parents are probably the kind that have a team of lawyers on retainer. That's a lawsuit just waiting to happen
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 07, 2018, 10:37:12 AM
"'Nick', the so-called source – the ONLY source – for the most damaging and sensational allegations at the heart of what, it could be argued, was an officially-condoned, £3million smear campaign, has himself been charged with paedophile offences."



 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5359841/Fantasist-lies-police-BBC-Labour-lapped-up.html#ixzz56PhDFRnP
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 07, 2018, 10:39:29 AM
"First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals"

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/a15bc2fe613c998ee092c24ee0ee795d00a69645/215_211_2500_1500/master/2500.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=d3d0a63abea6c8b882058a78d25fbf00)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/first-modern-britons-dark-black-skin-cheddar-man-dna-analysis-reveals
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 07, 2018, 10:43:14 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5359831/Would-eat-food-thats-18-years-past-sell-date.html

Analysis of expired food
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on February 07, 2018, 01:02:08 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5359831/Would-eat-food-thats-18-years-past-sell-date.html

Analysis of expired food

Some more "food for thought", some time ago I was looking some info about shelf-lives of various food products.
It turns out that many of them can be safely consumed even years after the best by date, as was said in the article
above.

How long, then, you ask? Well, I found this very handy website: EatByDate.Com (http://www.eatbydate.com), which has been very helpful for me. I'm now wasting less food than before.

:cheers:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pomsbz on February 07, 2018, 05:13:40 PM
"'Nick', the so-called source – the ONLY source – for the most damaging and sensational allegations at the heart of what, it could be argued, was an officially-condoned, £3million smear campaign, has himself been charged with paedophile offences."



 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5359841/Fantasist-lies-police-BBC-Labour-lapped-up.html#ixzz56PhDFRnP

Removing the sensationalist drama writing, this is still serious egg on the face for the Labour party, the Met and the BBC. I'm just surprised it wasn't covered up.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on February 07, 2018, 07:32:25 PM
How about we leave the politics out of here
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pomsbz on February 07, 2018, 08:27:50 PM
How about we leave the politics out of here

I wasn't being political. All politicians are as bad as each other wherever they are. As my boss says, Pride and Deceit had a baby and called it 'Politics'. :)

That said we can't begin to deal with anarchy. We really are a weird species aren't we?  :rofl:

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 09, 2018, 08:35:59 PM
US based, but not surprising

Top 10 Most Unreliable Cars of 2017

https://youtu.be/DeCPvnT8XbM
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 09, 2018, 08:44:34 PM
https://youtu.be/MMhimQCGkpk
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pomsbz on February 11, 2018, 03:29:32 PM
US based, but not surprising

Top 10 Most Unreliable Cars of 2017

https://youtu.be/DeCPvnT8XbM

I'm surprised about the Ford Fiesta and Focus, those models used to be very reliable.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on February 11, 2018, 07:22:23 PM
https://youtu.be/MMhimQCGkpk

Hmm, not a single US brand on the list... Absolutely not biased at all, huh?  ::)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: ToolJoe on February 12, 2018, 05:27:02 AM
My brother had a 2013 Ford Focus and it was an awful car. So many problems with that car with not even 75k miles on it. He traded it in bought a Nissan Altima and hasn't looked back.


LL Bean changing their return policy on outdoor items  :twak:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/09/584493046/l-l-bean-scraps-legendary-lifetime-return-policy
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: hiraethus on February 12, 2018, 11:23:37 AM
https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/02/07/audi-driver-becomes-first-driver-in-space-after-tailgating-elon-musks-space-car/
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on February 12, 2018, 11:56:32 AM
Someone brought this up some time ago...

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/01/28/ikea-founder-funeral-delayed-because-man-wont-look-at-instructions/

(https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/27173828_958530737635043_2346995900081872615_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on February 12, 2018, 12:51:32 PM
https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/02/07/audi-driver-becomes-first-driver-in-space-after-tailgating-elon-musks-space-car/
:rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pomsbz on February 12, 2018, 04:59:51 PM
https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/02/07/audi-driver-becomes-first-driver-in-space-after-tailgating-elon-musks-space-car/

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on February 13, 2018, 11:21:46 AM
Someone brought this up some time ago...

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/01/28/ikea-founder-funeral-delayed-because-man-wont-look-at-instructions/

(https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/27173828_958530737635043_2346995900081872615_o.jpg)

Clearly a fake.. Where's the allen key?

 ::)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 14, 2018, 10:01:31 AM
lots of time travelers today

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/time-traveller-who-claims-hes-12018851

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/681802/time-travel-proof-2118-cia-agent-alexander-smith-apex-tv-armageddon-aliens-youtube-global
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on February 14, 2018, 11:35:48 AM
Someone brought this up some time ago...

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/01/28/ikea-founder-funeral-delayed-because-man-wont-look-at-instructions/

(https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/27173828_958530737635043_2346995900081872615_o.jpg)

Clearly a fake.. Where's the allen alien key?

 ::)

FTFY.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on February 14, 2018, 02:10:44 PM
Someone brought this up some time ago...

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/01/28/ikea-founder-funeral-delayed-because-man-wont-look-at-instructions/

(https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/27173828_958530737635043_2346995900081872615_o.jpg)

Clearly a fake.. Where's the allen alien key?

 ::)

FTFY.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/026e2ff33b229671d579dd512dcac521/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on February 14, 2018, 06:19:25 PM
Someone brought this up some time ago...

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/01/28/ikea-founder-funeral-delayed-because-man-wont-look-at-instructions/

(https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/27173828_958530737635043_2346995900081872615_o.jpg)

Clearly a fake.. Where's the allen alien key?

 ::)

FTFY.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/026e2ff33b229671d579dd512dcac521/tenor.gif)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybXrrTX3LuI
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on February 14, 2018, 08:14:02 PM
Lions eat poacher: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43035474
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on February 15, 2018, 07:30:29 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5393203/Google-Chromes-new-built-ad-blocker-goes-live-tomorrow.html

Google Chrome new adblocker
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on February 15, 2018, 11:59:57 AM
Lions eat poacher: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43035474

Karma = :serverloft:

>:D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on February 19, 2018, 02:42:26 AM
Punch-up breaks out at 38,000 feet and flight diverts after passenger 'refuses to stop BREAKING WIND' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5400487/Punch-38-000-feet-passenger-breaks-wind.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on February 21, 2018, 05:47:13 PM
Paramedics shouted at for doing their job:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5304393/Stoke-paramedic-shouted-blocking-parking-space.html


(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/588/929/5f7.jpeg)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 02, 2018, 08:02:19 PM
working girls of the old west

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5453959/The-everyday-lives-prostitutes-Wild-West.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on March 03, 2018, 10:14:13 AM
working girls of the old west

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5453959/The-everyday-lives-prostitutes-Wild-West.html
Its called the oldest profession in the world for a reason...  ;)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 09, 2018, 02:09:59 PM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/bloodied-shirts-shuddering-heads-fire-11905640

Ron Word has recalled the grim scenes as he watched dozens of condemned prisoners be put to death by electric chair and lethal injection
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on March 09, 2018, 07:27:06 PM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/bloodied-shirts-shuddering-heads-fire-11905640

Ron Word has recalled the grim scenes as he watched dozens of condemned prisoners be put to death by electric chair and lethal injection

Ron who? I mean... huh... nevermind...

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 13, 2018, 12:42:08 PM
https://merlin.taleo.net/careersection/4/jobdetail.ftl?job=NEW00000X&tz=GMT%2B00%3A00

For UK members:  Job opportunity : Master Model Builder - LEGOLAND Discover Centre Birmingham

"The Master Model Builder takes ownership of the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre creative workshop, is a talented LEGO builder who can make LEGO Building fun, leading workshops for the little LEGO builders of the future!
As well as having the talent and creativity to build with LEGO, and inspiring children (aged 3-10), the Master Model Builder must also attend media appearances and be comfortable in the public eye. The Master Model Builder will participate in building events, corporate events and PR related activities which will require them to serve as a spokesperson for the attraction."
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 16, 2018, 08:48:21 AM
 Miami's 950-ton 'Instant Bridge' collapsed onto cars at red lights killing at least four people - days after it was installed in 6 hours

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5506597/Pedestrian-bridge-collapses-cars-people-campus.html

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/03/15/23/4A3BA2F700000578-5506597-image-a-39_1521154983782.jpg)


I wonder who made it, installed it and declared it safe... (modified to give more/better  details)

engineers were stress testing the bridge at the time it fell down

Stress testing is a complicated process which involves tightening and loosening steel cables designed to pull sections of the bridge together, and applying precise amounts of weight in exact locations on the structure.

Robert Bea, a Berkeley engineer and catastrophic risk expert, told the Herald that this process has caused bridges to collapse before, pointing to a bridge in Australia that was destroyed in the 1970s when the steel buckled as it was being adjusted.

Two workers were on the bridge at the time it collapsed as part of the testing, officials said, but would not confirm whether they were among the dead. 

Gov. Rick Scott said an investigation will get to the bottom of 'why this happened and what happened,' adding that if anyone had done anything wrong, 'we will hold them accountable.'

The 174-foot 'instant bridge' hailed as a feat of engineering and safety, was installed Saturday morning but was not due to open to the public until 2019.

Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on March 16, 2018, 09:47:36 AM
It was still under construction, and it was designed to be a cable bridge, they hadn’t installed the center tower yet.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 16, 2018, 10:09:31 AM
that makes some sense.  :salute:

I changed the wording and added some more information to make the situation more clear
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on March 16, 2018, 12:19:40 PM
Hooboy...
Over three tons of gold falls out the back of an airplane on take off, in Russia.
https://amp.independent.ie/world-news/three-tons-of-gold-falls-out-of-back-of-airplane-during-takeoff-36709720.html
I’ve heard of stuff “falling off the back of the truck” but this takes it to a new level. :rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 19, 2018, 11:06:10 AM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/ant-mcpartlin-seen-first-time-12212699

The story is not important, but, their definition of SUV is....

(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article12212714.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Ant-McPartlin.jpg)
(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article12213014.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PAY-PREMIUM-EXCLUSIVE-Ant-McPartlin-arrives-back-at-his-Chiswick-home-at-240am-after-being-arrested-f.jpg)
"He was spotted arriving back home at his Chiswick, west London property, being dropped off in an enormous black SUV at around 2.40am."

It is called a bus or van... not an SUV.

Unless anything big is an SUV
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on March 19, 2018, 11:08:36 AM
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/ant-mcpartlin-seen-first-time-12212699

The story is not important, but, their definition of SUV is....

(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article12212714.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Ant-McPartlin.jpg)
(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article12213014.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PAY-PREMIUM-EXCLUSIVE-Ant-McPartlin-arrives-back-at-his-Chiswick-home-at-240am-after-being-arrested-f.jpg)
"He was spotted arriving back home at his Chiswick, west London property, being dropped off in an enormous black SUV at around 2.40am."

It is called a bus or van... not an SUV.

Unless anything big is an SUV
Yup, didn’t you get the memo? Even lorries are SUVs now.  ::)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on March 19, 2018, 12:03:38 PM
If that's an SUV, what sport is it involved in?
By the way, it's a People Mover.  :pok:  :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on March 19, 2018, 01:46:07 PM
Hooboy...
Over three tons of gold falls out the back of an airplane on take off, in Russia.
https://amp.independent.ie/world-news/three-tons-of-gold-falls-out-of-back-of-airplane-during-takeoff-36709720.html
I’ve heard of stuff “falling off the back of the truck” but this takes it to a new level. :rofl:

Russia. When we drop stuff from the back of a truck, we do it from the back of a plane. And it's gold bars, not VCRs.

 8) 8)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on March 19, 2018, 01:46:25 PM
:nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 30, 2018, 02:47:43 PM
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/03/29/coffee-cancer-warning-label-california/472146002/

Coffee must carry cancer warning label, California judge rules
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on March 30, 2018, 02:52:23 PM
It would be easier to put notices on the things that DON'T cause cancer, rather than trying to label everything that can cause cancer.  ::)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on March 30, 2018, 09:18:55 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/mar/30/arnold-schwarzenegger-undergoes-open-heart-surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger undergoes heart surgery
The former California governor underwent a planned procedure on a pulmonic valve originally replaced in 1997, his spokesman said
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on March 30, 2018, 11:48:06 PM
Just replacing some obsolete T-101 components.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: redmond on March 31, 2018, 02:57:45 AM
It would be easier to put notices on the things that DON'T cause cancer, rather than trying to label everything that can cause cancer.  ::)
California hasn't found anything that doesn't cause cancer. They only have 2 categories: Things they have identified as carcinogens (frequently on flimsy evidence) and those they aren't sure about, but are concerned.

There is a part per trillion of pretty much everything in anything.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on April 02, 2018, 05:27:11 PM
Something Easter related...

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/03/30/colonists-on-lv-426-excited-after-discovery-of-easter-eggs/

 :D :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on April 02, 2018, 05:33:12 PM
Something Easter related...

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2018/03/30/colonists-on-lv-426-excited-after-discovery-of-easter-eggs/

 :D :D
:facepalm: :rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on April 28, 2018, 01:48:45 AM
Thor-worshipping US soldier is allowed to keep his beard:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/103457269/thorworshipping-us-soldier-is-allowed-to-keep-his-beard
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on April 29, 2018, 12:21:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeFxjRMv5U8
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on April 29, 2018, 12:25:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeFxjRMv5U8
Electric motors open up a lot of new possibilities.  :salute: :like:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on April 29, 2018, 08:42:00 PM
Ford Australia’s record $10 million fine for “unconscionable conduct” over dodgy transmissions

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/motoring-news/ford-australias-record-10-million-fine-for-unconscionable-conduct-over-dodgy-transmissions/news-story/2433bcae52a1d32fac716d768627c7d6
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/apr/26/ford-fined-10m-for-mishandling-faulty-vehicle-complaints

"Ford has agreed to fix, buy back or replace up to 10,500 cars, as deemed by an independent auditor.

The models affected include the Ford Fiesta and Focus small cars and EcoSport SUVs made between 2011 and 2015 equipped with the six-speed “Powershift” transmission.

The gearbox is intended to be as smooth as a regular automatic but Ford received widespread complaints about shuddering and delays.

Complaints began to surface in 2015 and 2016 however, Ford now admits it initially misdiagnosed the problem."

Funny bit- Graeme Whickman, President & CEO Ford Motor Company, Australia. said that:
Accepting the $10 million fine is the first action on our commitment to make right,”

I assume that complying with Court decisions is optional for Ford, but they did however decide to accept, rather than reject this court decision, like some commoner...

They could have also made it right without having to be taken to court, and being given a fine...
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Post by: pomsbz on April 30, 2018, 06:27:37 AM
Ford Australia’s record $10 million fine for “unconscionable conduct” over dodgy transmissions

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/motoring-news/ford-australias-record-10-million-fine-for-unconscionable-conduct-over-dodgy-transmissions/news-story/2433bcae52a1d32fac716d768627c7d6
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/apr/26/ford-fined-10m-for-mishandling-faulty-vehicle-complaints

"Ford has agreed to fix, buy back or replace up to 10,500 cars, as deemed by an independent auditor.

The models affected include the Ford Fiesta and Focus small cars and EcoSport SUVs made between 2011 and 2015 equipped with the six-speed “Powershift” transmission.

The gearbox is intended to be as smooth as a regular automatic but Ford received widespread complaints about shuddering and delays.

Complaints began to surface in 2015 and 2016 however, Ford now admits it initially misdiagnosed the problem."

Funny bit- Graeme Whickman, President & CEO Ford Motor Company, Australia. said that:
Accepting the $10 million fine is the first action on our commitment to make right,”

I assume that complying with Court decisions is optional for Ford, but they did however decide to accept, rather than reject this court decision, like some commoner...

They could have also made it right without having to be taken to court, and being given a fine...

Are these the same models made for Europe?
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Post by: dks on May 01, 2018, 11:09:17 AM
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/699602/car-maker-bmw-claims-powerless-against-crooks-stealing-motors

BMW claims they are powerless against crooks

The company insisted the stolen motors were an “act involving the highest level of criminal energy” and added: “BMW is powerless against criminal mechanism.”
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Post by: Syncop8r on May 01, 2018, 11:17:19 AM
All BMWs to be fitted with indicators from January 2019:

http://www.southendnewsnetwork.net/news/all-bmws-to-be-fitted-with-indicators-from-january-2019/
:whistle:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 01, 2018, 11:42:29 AM
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/699602/car-maker-bmw-claims-powerless-against-crooks-stealing-motors

BMW claims they are powerless against crooks

The company insisted the stolen motors were an “act involving the highest level of criminal energy” and added: “BMW is powerless against criminal mechanism.”
Maybe we should ban this dangerous idea of "stealing stuff".  :)

All BMWs to be fitted with indicators from January 2019:

http://www.southendnewsnetwork.net/news/all-bmws-to-be-fitted-with-indicators-from-january-2019/
:whistle:
:rofl: :like:
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Post by: pomsbz on May 01, 2018, 12:12:28 PM
All BMWs to be fitted with indicators from January 2019:

http://www.southendnewsnetwork.net/news/all-bmws-to-be-fitted-with-indicators-from-january-2019/
:whistle:

hehehe, though it's Mercs here.
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Post by: dks on May 01, 2018, 12:13:21 PM
Peugeot, for some reason...
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Post by: Syncop8r on May 01, 2018, 12:34:51 PM
Used to be BMWs here, now Audis are the worst culprits.
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Post by: Kev D on May 01, 2018, 12:37:40 PM
Here its mostly BMW, Audi and Boy racers in their crappy bangers with stupid exhausts on them.
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Post by: Etherealicer on May 01, 2018, 01:04:14 PM
 :D
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Post by: dks on May 13, 2018, 05:14:34 PM
New Rambo film:

https://www.screendaily.com/sylvester-stallone-lining-up-rambo-v-exclusive/5128882.article
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Post by: Etherealicer on May 14, 2018, 02:07:24 PM
New Rambo film:

https://www.screendaily.com/sylvester-stallone-lining-up-rambo-v-exclusive/5128882.article
Pretty much been done before... but its the kind of movie I like, so I'm looking forward to it.
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Post by: ThePeacent on May 14, 2018, 03:07:47 PM
New Rambo film:

https://www.screendaily.com/sylvester-stallone-lining-up-rambo-v-exclusive/5128882.article

at age 71, is he assaulting a Retirement Home?  :think:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 14, 2018, 03:11:47 PM
New Rambo film:

https://www.screendaily.com/sylvester-stallone-lining-up-rambo-v-exclusive/5128882.article

at age 71, is he assaulting a Retirement Home?  :think:
And will Rambo survive this movie? Place your bets! :popcorn:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 14, 2018, 07:29:21 PM
Margot Kidder dead.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2018/05/14/superman-actress-margot-kidder-dead-69/
RIP... :(
I hope someone’s got her.
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Post by: AlephZero on May 14, 2018, 08:40:29 PM
All them actors you saw as a kid, slowly vanishing away... RIP Margot  :(
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Post by: dks on May 19, 2018, 02:37:24 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2018/may/19/royal-wedding-2018-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-marry-at-windsor-live

for the Brits and the Colonies
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Post by: dks on May 23, 2018, 09:00:35 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/21/sweden-distributes-be-prepared-for-war-cyber-terror-attack-leaflet-to-every-home

"The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to do in the event of a war."

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/ec87c9c555dab61fee1ab2568257e87f385ae25a/0_232_1625_975/master/1625.jpg?w=1225&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=11babcb391fb2fcb67cceca022e33fc6)
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 23, 2018, 09:05:21 AM
It’s good to be prepared for emergencies.
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Post by: pomsbz on May 23, 2018, 11:13:05 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/21/sweden-distributes-be-prepared-for-war-cyber-terror-attack-leaflet-to-every-home

"The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to do in the event of a war."

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/ec87c9c555dab61fee1ab2568257e87f385ae25a/0_232_1625_975/master/1625.jpg?w=1225&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=11babcb391fb2fcb67cceca022e33fc6)

Neutral Sweden, left wing Sweden, worried about all out war and (according to the article) the need to fight total war without surrender. Sweden warning of current subversive and enemy controlled propaganda. As a European, I'd be rather worried about this. Especially if my country was in NATO, was currently belligerent or in any other way more on the firing line than Sweden would be.  I don't know what it felt like to be in Europe in 1910 or 1935 but I'll bet it felt similar to today. The feeling of standing securely on shifting sands.



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Post by: ThePeacent on May 23, 2018, 04:22:38 PM
RIP Derrick Bohn, from KnivesShipFree (KSF),
such a cool, calm and down to earth guy  :salute:

https://www.facebook.com/KnivesShipFree
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pomsbz on May 23, 2018, 08:01:38 PM
RIP Derrick Bohn, from KnivesShipFree (KSF),
such a cool, calm and down to earth guy  :salute:

https://www.facebook.com/KnivesShipFree

I was sad to hear of his passing.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on May 25, 2018, 12:39:00 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/24/morgan-freeman-sexual-harassment-accusations-claims-women

Not so nice afterall (allegedly)
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 25, 2018, 12:48:32 PM
At least we still have Tom Hanks.  :-\
https://bluerockpublicradio.com/another-actress-steps-forward-accusing-tom-hanks-of-being-nice-f4eec3485206
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Post by: dks on May 25, 2018, 12:53:22 PM
..for the time being... :)
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Post by: pomsbz on May 25, 2018, 03:59:16 PM
Verdict by media is hardly justice or proof. I'd wait for a case to be judged before I believe 'facts' presented by the media quoting anonymous sources.
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Post by: dks on May 25, 2018, 05:34:17 PM
yes, that Hanks......
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 11:04:55 AM
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/05/21/tesla-model-3-braking-rating-slammed-consumer-reports/629191002/

"In its review, Consumer Reports noted that the Model 3's stopping distance of 152 feet from 60 mph "was far worse than any contemporary car we've tested and about 7 feet longer than the stopping distance of a Ford F-150 full-sized pickup."
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 11:16:55 AM
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/05/21/tesla-model-3-braking-rating-slammed-consumer-reports/629191002/

"In its review, Consumer Reports noted that the Model 3's stopping distance of 152 feet from 60 mph "was far worse than any contemporary car we've tested and about 7 feet longer than the stopping distance of a Ford F-150 full-sized pickup."

Perfect for those tailgater types.  :tu:

I am an aspiring airbag tester.  >:D
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 11:19:33 AM
 :D :D :D
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 11:20:56 AM
I brake for hallucinations.  >:D

Hard.  :D
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 11:37:26 AM
 :rofl:
You guys.

https://www.google.ie/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/5/22/17381210/tesla-model-3-consumer-reports-braking-musk

Let’s see where this leads to. :popcorn:
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 11:46:57 AM
The F-150 is not really a competitor, so no need to be as good as them  :) 

I actually see, lately, a lot of the big companies coming out with electric vehicle for less money and a proper car manufacturer behind them, so it is getting interesting.
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 11:50:32 AM
Yup, Tesla definitely upset the car market I think, and made the other manufacturers get off their smurf and start building.
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:00:46 PM
Ofcourse they will not be able to deliver on time, deliver what they promise, save the world, produce a really environmentally friendly car etc, like Tesla did.. :) 
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:02:47 PM
Ofcourse they will not be able to deliver on time, deliver what they promise, save the world, produce a really environmentally friendly car etc, like Tesla did.. :) 

 :whistle: :rofl:
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:07:04 PM
Yup, Tesla definitely upset the car market I think, and made the other manufacturers get off their smurf and start building.

Seems like the other manufacturers, with their more affordable EV's with good braking performance, have made Tesla get off their high horse and start building.

I don't know why folks buy into the Tesla hype, it's bizarre. Slick marketing?  ???
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 12:13:14 PM
Ofcourse they will not be able to deliver on time, deliver what they promise, save the world, produce a really environmentally friendly car etc, like Tesla did.. :)
???
I'm not sure I understand you. :think:
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:15:11 PM
wrong quote?
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:15:53 PM
I'm good with sarcasm.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 12:16:26 PM
For maximum clarity:
I like Tesla, though I will probably never own a Tesla, because I think (you are welcome to argue otherwise ) that they are paradigm breaking and are forcing other manufacturers to move to electric cars to stay in business, which will lead to cheap electric cars that I will be able to own.
Also, they proved that electric cars can be practical AND high performance.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 12:17:22 PM
wrong quote?
I'm good with sarcasm.  :rofl:
Confusing Pabs even more!  :twak:  :rofl:
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Post by: Mechanickal on May 26, 2018, 12:20:41 PM
Electric cars, charged with power from the outlet.
At night, when people are in their beds...
So using nuclear energy instead of solar panels...

Hydrogen ftw.

Drive for 6 hours, refuel for 5min, keep going. 0 emission.
If Tesla achieves that with electrical cars, they'll earn my respect.
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:22:52 PM
..and reliable, and competitive, and environmentally friendly.. Batteries, electricity production, recycling..

I think Electric is just  not going to properly work until electricity can be very/totally clean and easily available  - Hydrogen seem more promising for the future, whereas electric, which has been here for over 100 years has not been able to work on its own or nearly on its own  - needs fuel/resources etc no realistic clean electricity.
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Post by: Mechanickal on May 26, 2018, 12:23:27 PM
And regarding their "green" profile.
All electric is better for the environment.
Don't mind our huge amount of acid filled batteries though.
Batteries that also have to power the AC and our mighty fun Ipad sized touch screen. Drop those and get more mileage.
It's about the environment, right? Not comfort and prestige... :facepalm:
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Post by: Mechanickal on May 26, 2018, 12:23:57 PM
Deeks :hatsoff:
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:24:10 PM
and Musk is just not very loveable -   Tim Leatherman is for example
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:24:35 PM
you all love Deeks!   Say it loudly, in public !
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:24:48 PM
For maximum clarity:
I like Tesla, though I will probably never own a Tesla, because I think (you are welcome to argue otherwise ) that they are paradigm breaking and are forcing other manufacturers to move to electric cars to stay in business, which will lead to cheap electric cars that I will be able to own.
Also, they proved that electric cars can be practical AND high performance.

Even the lowliest hybrid has incredibly decent acceleration, electric drive motors are inherently good at that. Wanting 3 times what an average sedan costs for the 'hey, look at me' factor is not practical, not even in the same league as practical. So yeah, maybe I disagree.  ;)

EV's have been around for a century at least, it is not a new idea!

But I'm sure Musk is some kind of superhero who doesn't wake up with bad breath, pick his nose, or stink up the bathroom like the rest of us, so I guess that makes it ok.  :D
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:25:15 PM
Drinking a bit, by the way.... :)
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:26:21 PM
you all love Deeks!   Say it loudly, in public !

 I do.  :dd:

and Pabs.  :dd:

and Nick.  :dd:
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:28:04 PM
you need a woman, or man (we are modern and open here)
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Post by: Mechanickal on May 26, 2018, 12:28:45 PM
Aaaaahw!

We (I at least) love you too Twiglet! :hug:
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:29:32 PM
Drinking a bit, by the way.... :)

If you were Musk, you could do that without getting plastered, passing out, or vomiting on the carpet!  :tu:

The guy needs a cape, I'm telling you!

"firmware update", omg what a load of smurf.  :facepalm:
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Post by: Mechanickal on May 26, 2018, 12:29:51 PM
Yes, even Pabs, who is easily impressed by a man with a big battery :whistle:
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:30:30 PM
you need a woman, or man (we are modern and open here)

I wish that did it for me.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:32:01 PM
you need a woman, or man (we are modern and open here)

I wish that did it for me.  :rofl:

We have some really kinky people here   :)    !!
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Mechanickal on May 26, 2018, 12:36:57 PM
you need a woman, or man (we are modern and open here)

I wish that did it for me.  :rofl:

We have some really kinky people here   :)    !!
I can only think of hamsterguy from the top of my mind... :think:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:41:29 PM
Electric cars, charged with power from the outlet.
At night, when people are in their beds...
So using nuclear energy instead of solar panels...

Hydrogen ftw.

Drive for 6 hours, refuel for 5min, keep going. 0 emission.
If Tesla achieves that with electrical cars, they'll earn my respect.

Nuclear electricity, I wish, we still fire most of our power plants with fossil fuel here. We move the problem elsewhere so all we see are pretty green cars with zero emissions. Yeah, the battery production and disposal is another huge carbon footprint, so it's all hype, all the way down.  :tu:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:45:07 PM
..and reliable, and competitive, and environmentally friendly.. Batteries, electricity production, recycling..

I think Electric is just  not going to properly work until electricity can be very/totally clean and easily available  - Hydrogen seem more promising for the future, whereas electric, which has been here for over 100 years has not been able to work on its own or nearly on its own  - needs fuel/resources etc no realistic clean electricity.

Solar and wind power is better, much lower impact, or wave power, now that's a good idea.  :tu:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:47:15 PM
Of course if we could harness the power of twitter BS, we would all live in a better world.  :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 12:48:29 PM
Electric cars, charged with power from the outlet.
At night, when people are in their beds...
So using nuclear energy instead of solar panels...

Hydrogen ftw.

Drive for 6 hours, refuel for 5min, keep going. 0 emission.
If Tesla achieves that with electrical cars, they'll earn my respect.
First, I think nuclear energy is a good idea, we just need to stop using 40 year old leaky reactors and go to modern Molten Salt Reactors, which physically cannot ”meltdown”.

Second... I like hydrogen too.  :tu: Toyota seems to have practical hydrogen electric cars too.

Too bad that hydrogen refilling stations cost several million bucks each!  :facepalm: :rofl:

..and reliable, and competitive, and environmentally friendly.. Batteries, electricity production, recycling..

I think Electric is just  not going to properly work until electricity can be very/totally clean and easily available  - Hydrogen seem more promising for the future, whereas electric, which has been here for over 100 years has not been able to work on its own or nearly on its own  - needs fuel/resources etc no realistic clean electricity.
Good thing that electric cars are compatible with green energy. Point being, it's no good to stick with dinosaur powered cars, and electric cars will get cleaner as we switch to better energy sources. I think the appropriate term would be that electric cars are ”future proof”.
There are really nice nuclear reactor designs that we could build. I would be happy living beside a molten salt reactor.  :tu:

And regarding their "green" profile.
All electric is better for the environment.
Don't mind our huge amount of acid filled batteries though.
Batteries that also have to power the AC and our mighty fun Ipad sized touch screen. Drop those and get more mileage.
It's about the environment, right? Not comfort and prestige... :facepalm:
Sure, go ahead and drop them, you'll gain about... 5 extra miles of range. :facepalm: those gadgets required  relatively little power in normal use.

Even the lowliest hybrid has incredibly decent acceleration, electric drive motors are inherently good at that. Wanting 3 times what an average sedan costs for the 'hey, look at me' factor is not practical, not even in the same league as practical. So yeah, maybe I disagree.  ;)

EV's have been around for a century at least, it is not a new idea!

But I'm sure Musk is some kind of superhero who doesn't wake up with bad breath, pick his nose, or stink up the bathroom like the rest of us, so I guess that makes it ok.  :D
I’m not denying that hybrids are slow pokes.
My problem with them is, Hybrids are efficient.... for short distances.
I believe that the efficiency goes waaaay down once you are using the petrol engine to power the electric motor?

And having an petrol engine and electric motor in the same car is like using an XAVT when you need a CT41 or a Swisschamp.... Heavy and clumsy.

And of course Musk stinks up the bathroom sometimes.  :D I'm pretty sure he's not a Martian.   :think:


Drinking a bit, by the way.... :)

If you were Musk, you could do that without getting plastered, passing out, or vomiting on the carpet!  :tu:

The guy needs a cape, I'm telling you!

"firmware update", omg what a load of smurf.  :facepalm:
Why is a firmware update a load of smurf?  ???

Nuclear electricity, I wish, we still fire most of our power plants with fossil fuel here. We move the problem elsewhere so all we see are pretty green cars with zero emissions. Yeah, the battery production and disposal is another huge carbon footprint, so it's all hype, all the way down.  :tu:
Batteries are recyclable, they have no lead in them, and before they're recycled, they can live a long and productive life as localized household battery storage.
..and reliable, and competitive, and environmentally friendly.. Batteries, electricity production, recycling..

I think Electric is just  not going to properly work until electricity can be very/totally clean and easily available  - Hydrogen seem more promising for the future, whereas electric, which has been here for over 100 years has not been able to work on its own or nearly on its own  - needs fuel/resources etc no realistic clean electricity.

Solar and wind power is better, much lower impact, or wave power, now that's a good idea.  :tu:
Solar looks fine... Wind needs lots of rare earth metals that require mining?   :think:
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Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:54:38 PM
Just mention Musk and you get a huuuuuuuuge thread :) 
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 12:55:12 PM
Just to let everyone know... I like discussions like these.  :tu:
Especially when someone proves me wrong on something, I like learning new things.  :salute:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 12:55:22 PM
Just mention Musk and you get a huuuuuuuuge thread :)
:P
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on May 26, 2018, 12:57:13 PM
like car Smurfpills :)   :) 
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 12:58:12 PM
If you read Musk's twitter remark about the brakes being a firmware problem, you can see it's BS made to downplay the smurfy brake performance. I'll bet you dollars to donuts it's not simply a firmware problem. He and Trump should open a joint twitter account together.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 01:03:06 PM
Yes Pabs, most all metals require mining and refining, there are no 100% solutions, only improvements.  :tu:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 01:08:56 PM
If you read Musk's twitter remark about the brakes being a firmware problem, you can see it's BS made to downplay the smurfy brake performance. I'll bet you dollars to donuts it's not simply a firmware problem. He and Trump should open a joint twitter account together.
My B.S filter is not very good. :(
I'll wait and see if Consumer  Reports says the problem has been fixed.  :think:

Yes Pabs, most all metals require mining and refining, there are no 100% solutions, only improvements.  :tu:
My point was that Wind requires extra rare metals compared to other sources.  :think:
Nuclear is still the greenest, going by the ”impact on environment” metric.
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Post by: Mechanickal on May 26, 2018, 01:20:57 PM
Pabs, AC not using alot of power?
Sure about that?

And they are filled with harmfull gasses too.
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 01:28:02 PM
Nuclear is somewhat better, but the temperature (and toxicity) of the water discharge wreaks havoc on everything downstream of it, then there's the extremely toxic waste of the spent fuel and how to dispose of that. If Musk wanted to do good in the world, he would have loaded that stupid rocket up with spent nuclear waste and sent it to the sun. But hey, that's not as glamorous is it, or at all profitable. ::)
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 01:28:49 PM
Gases? Please clarify.

As for AC power requirements .... This is from Model S owners.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/what-effect-air-conditioning-battery-mileage
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/air-conditioning-and-range
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 01:30:51 PM
Nuclear is somewhat better, but the temperature (and toxicity) of the water discharge wreaks havoc on everything downstream of it, then there's the extremely toxic waste of the spent fuel and how to dispose of that. If Musk wanted to do good in the world, he would have loaded that stupid rocket up with spent nuclear waste and sent it to the sun. But hey, that's not as glamorous is it, or at all profitable. ::)
One question. What if that rocket blew up, scattering waste everywhere?  ::)
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 01:33:11 PM
Nuclear is somewhat better, but the temperature (and toxicity) of the water discharge wreaks havoc on everything downstream of it, then there's the extremely toxic waste of the spent fuel and how to dispose of that. If Musk wanted to do good in the world, he would have loaded that stupid rocket up with spent nuclear waste and sent it to the sun. But hey, that's not as glamorous is it, or at all profitable. ::)
One question. What if that rocket blew up, scattering waste everywhere?  ::)

Yeah, let's bury it instead, out of sight, out of mind.  :D
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 26, 2018, 01:33:27 PM
Have a read on MSR (Molten Salt Reactors)... Amazing, and they can use waste as fuel, producing small quantities of less dangerous and more easily stored waste.
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Post by: twiliter on May 26, 2018, 01:48:07 PM
Have a read on MSR (Molten Salt Reactors)... Amazing, and they can use waste as fuel, producing small quantities of less dangerous and more easily stored waste.

Interesting stuff!   :tu:

I still think solar is the best way to go, but the technology needs further improvement, and storing electricity still has multiple drawbacks.
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Post by: Mechanickal on May 26, 2018, 01:48:31 PM
Gases? Please clarify.

As for AC power requirements .... This is from Model S owners.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/what-effect-air-conditioning-battery-mileage (https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/what-effect-air-conditioning-battery-mileage)
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/air-conditioning-and-range (https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/air-conditioning-and-range)
AC systems require gas to operate...
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Post by: ThePeacent on May 26, 2018, 08:58:23 PM
Pabs, AC not using alot of power?
Sure about that?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLikP6BDH5w
 :rofl:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 12:34:58 AM
Paddle steamer boat sinks while crossing the Irish sea.
https://www.rte.ie/amp/966172/
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Post by: pomsbz on May 27, 2018, 04:34:19 PM
Paddle steamer boat sinks while crossing the Irish sea.
https://www.rte.ie/amp/966172/

Glad that no one was hurt!
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 04:47:55 PM
Paddle steamer boat sinks while crossing the Irish sea.
https://www.rte.ie/amp/966172/

Glad that no one was hurt!
+1.

When I saw the headline, I briefly wondered if I was in the right century.  :whistle:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 07:12:04 PM
Elon Musk tweeted. Apparently they’re currently putting out a firmware update for the Model 3’s that will “improve braking distance by roughly 20 feet” for heavy braking circumstances.  :think:
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Post by: dks on May 27, 2018, 07:22:40 PM
Alleluia,  bless him
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 07:24:43 PM
And 20 feet less should bring it’s stopping distance down to its class average.
Let’s wait for word from consumer reports.
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Post by: dks on May 27, 2018, 07:34:56 PM
The issue with Tesla is that they seem to be expecting the consumer to do the Beta testing. Other companies do that too, occasionally, but they appear  to do it every time...   and on such expensive cars
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Post by: dks on May 27, 2018, 07:39:46 PM
and, as pointed out previously, Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 Million     :ahhh   Vehicles :

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/25/autos/fca-recall-cruise-control/index.html


"Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles over an issue that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control.
Only one incident related to the malfunction has been reported to Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), and there are no reported injuries.

The issue can be triggered when the car accelerates while operating under cruise control, which it might do in order to maintain its speed while climbing a hill, the company said. This could potentially cause a short circuit."
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 07:54:42 PM
I remember when [insert practically any car maker here] didn’t recall its cars with a fatal safety problem in time to prevent deaths, only after the lawsuits started.
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Post by: twiliter on May 27, 2018, 08:00:57 PM
Elon Musk tweeted. Apparently they’re currently putting out a firmware update for the Model 3’s that will “improve braking distance by roughly 20 feet” for heavy braking circumstances.  :think:

Wow, brings it down to F150 territory.  :P I still don't believe the electronics have as much to do with the braking performance as the hardware, as most of the system is hardware, not software. The ABS system could be faulty, but the car should stop in a reasonable distance, even without it. People don't  have to learn proper hard braking technique anymore because of ABS, now you can just mash the brakes to the floor and let the car do the rest. Takes all the skill out of it.
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Post by: twiliter on May 27, 2018, 08:02:20 PM
I remember when [insert practically any car maker here] didn’t recall its cars with a fatal safety problem in time to prevent deaths, only after the lawsuits started.

Ford Pinto exploding gas tanks was the first big one I remember.
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Post by: twiliter on May 27, 2018, 08:10:05 PM
The Tesla engineers probably didn't account for the fact that the car would need bigger brakes than a conventional sedan, which weighs on average 800 pounds less, in order to stop in the same distance and be competitive with lighter weight cars. It ain't software.  :P
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Post by: AlephZero on May 27, 2018, 08:12:24 PM
Can we please stop this bashing BS? Please? It's annoying as smurf!
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 08:16:08 PM
Sorry, Aleph...  :-\
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Post by: dks on May 27, 2018, 08:17:42 PM
Tesla admitted they have a problem.  Tesla is not above criticism. Neither is fiat .


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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 08:18:53 PM
Personally I was trying to tone down my like of Tesla and Musk, sorry if I went too far...
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Post by: twiliter on May 27, 2018, 08:21:55 PM
Sorry Aleph.  :facepalm:
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Post by: twiliter on May 27, 2018, 08:24:11 PM
Personally I was trying to tone down my like of Tesla and Musk, sorry if I went too far...

I don't think you did Pabs, I probably did. I don't really hate Musk and Tesla all that much, in fact I love PayPal. Mostly joking.  :salute:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 08:34:58 PM
I think that we can all agree that for all it's faults, PayPal makes online money transfer easier.  :salute:

Is it picture time?  :whistle:
One of my few (3 or so) hats:
(http://i.imgur.com/9VqrDvw.jpg)
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Post by: twiliter on May 27, 2018, 08:42:40 PM
That's a nice hat Pabs!  :like:

Sorry if I sounded so negative, I find some of the things people with wealth and power do completely absurd.  :think:
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Post by: dks on May 27, 2018, 08:47:53 PM
Stop envying me.  :).
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Post by: twiliter on May 27, 2018, 08:49:27 PM
 :dd:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 08:50:28 PM
His rockets are in the absurd (the good kind) but super useful category, IMHO. :dd:

He could have done a lot worse.
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Post by: Mechanickal on May 27, 2018, 09:10:11 PM
My new hat:
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180527/8b5c4f3d1b8816719cfdb1f3e060864c.jpg)
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 27, 2018, 09:15:02 PM
 :tu: Cool, and it looks high quality
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Post by: twiliter on May 27, 2018, 09:15:59 PM
That is a cool hat too!  :like:
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Post by: dks on May 29, 2018, 02:09:27 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44224484

South African 'world's oldest man' wants to stop smoking
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Post by: pfrsantos on May 29, 2018, 02:13:08 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44224484

South African 'world's oldest man' wants to stop smoking

"Blom reminisces about his younger days spending time hunting birds using a catapult"

Took me some time to understand they're talking about a slingshot...

 :facepalm:
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Post by: ThePeacent on May 30, 2018, 04:57:53 PM
My new hat:
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180527/8b5c4f3d1b8816719cfdb1f3e060864c.jpg)

we had an old Rafale stahed away at the airfield I used to be a member of, next to a Sukhoi SU25, that I personally prepared and opened to the public two Sundays each month so that kids could climb up and sit on the pilot's seat and take pictures. :salute:

good times, good planes  :multi:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 30, 2018, 08:40:13 PM
Consumer Reports likes the improvement in the Model 3 braking ability.
https://eu.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/05/30/tesla-model-3-consumer-reports-elon-musk/655865002/
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 30, 2018, 08:41:16 PM
Link to consumer reports:
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/tesla-model-3-gets-cr-recommendation-after-braking-update/
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Post by: dks on May 30, 2018, 08:45:19 PM
I was going to post about the latest autopilot issue but  this would not have been nice enough.
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 30, 2018, 08:50:06 PM
Crashing into a police car?  :facepalm: :rofl:
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Post by: dks on May 30, 2018, 08:52:15 PM
I am sure the police are to blame.
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 30, 2018, 08:55:50 PM
 :P
Depends on where the police car was parked.

Autopilot is also to blame, for not seeing and avoiding the police car.

Driver is also to blame, by not taking control when he/she should have.
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Post by: twiliter on May 30, 2018, 09:16:21 PM
Link to consumer reports:
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/tesla-model-3-gets-cr-recommendation-after-braking-update/

Good to see them address the issues quickly, maybe there's hope yet.  :tu:
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Post by: twiliter on May 30, 2018, 09:20:30 PM
I was going to post about the latest autopilot issue but  this would not have been nice enough.

Had to google that, interesting news. Do people just hate driving that much now? Autopilot mode?  :facepalm:
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Post by: twiliter on May 30, 2018, 09:22:11 PM


Driver is also to blame, by not taking control when he/she should have.

This.

99.9 percent of auto accidents are driver error.
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Post by: dks on May 30, 2018, 09:23:20 PM
The problem is whether we expect autopilots to be as good as humans or, better.  Humans drive like idiots and crash all the time.  Is it possible for humans to create something better than them? A perfect  driver in all conditions?
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Post by: twiliter on May 30, 2018, 09:28:26 PM
Autopilots will never be as good at doing stupid stuff as humans.  :D
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Post by: twiliter on May 30, 2018, 09:30:47 PM
I think they need to get Artificial Intelligence down before they start developing Artificial Stupidness.  :D
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 30, 2018, 09:35:51 PM
Uber was using Google self driving code without Google’s support!
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Post by: Mechanickal on May 30, 2018, 10:13:55 PM
You mean without google gathering data? :pok:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 30, 2018, 10:21:01 PM
Lol. :P

Here’s teh story.

https://www.google.ie/amp/s/www.digitaltrends.com/business/google-sues-uber-over-self-driving-car-secrets/amp/
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Post by: dks on May 31, 2018, 08:26:41 AM
some lighter news:

Red Sonja pregnant at 54

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5787841/Sylvester-Stallones-ex-Brigitte-Nielsen-54-Red-Sonja-fame-reveals-heavily-pregnant.html
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Post by: dks on May 31, 2018, 08:28:52 AM
Racism is not a known sideffect..
"Ambien maker responds to Roseanne Barr: 'Racism is not a known side effect'"

"Sanofi tweeted: “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”"

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/may/30/roseanne-ambien-racism-tweet-side-effect-response-sanofi

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Post by: dks on May 31, 2018, 08:30:17 AM
MMA fight video:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5787383/Shocking-video-shows-brawl-two-women.html

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/30/15/4CC1D33200000578-0-image-m-31_1527690282481.jpg)
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 31, 2018, 08:35:54 AM
 :facepalm: :rofl:
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Post by: dks on May 31, 2018, 12:00:18 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/31/belgium-chocolate-chocolatiers-sold-off-foreign-owners

Belgian chocolate brands ownership article
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Post by: dks on June 07, 2018, 01:33:40 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/07/peter-stringfellow-nightclub-owner-dies-aged-77

Peter Stringfellow, nightclub owner, dies at 77

The UK lot will know him well.. 
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Post by: dks on June 10, 2018, 09:41:09 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/10/a-great-item-to-have-flamethrowers-sell-like-hot-cakes-at-elon-musk-sale

Tesla flamethrowers!!     :D
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Post by: Don Pablo on June 10, 2018, 09:52:29 AM
Glorified blowtorches but no less cool. :D
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Post by: _MattGyver_ on June 11, 2018, 05:13:28 AM
"A *mariachi band played* while customers received instructions in an industrial yard. Then they took turns shooting flames four feet (1.2 metres) long, reducing impaled marshmallows to blackened cinders."   Yes, I too love a good traditional Mexican melody whilst roasting marshmallows with a flamethrower near an abandoned factory. Sounds like these guys were on that wacky tobacky (which they probably lit with their flamethowers..):facepalm:
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Post by: dks on June 12, 2018, 07:58:26 AM
Dad's Army postage stamps !!

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dads-army-stars-immortalised-stamps-12684057

(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article12684231.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PROD-Dads-Army-stamp-set.jpg)
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Post by: pomsbz on June 12, 2018, 02:43:34 PM
Dad's Army postage stamps !!

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/dads-army-stars-immortalised-stamps-12684057

(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article12684231.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/PROD-Dads-Army-stamp-set.jpg)

I so want a set of those!
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Post by: dks on June 12, 2018, 05:21:33 PM
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44444361

"The German government has ordered car maker Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany after they were found to be fitted with illegal software that masks diesel emissions.

Across Europe a total of 774,000 diesel vehicles contain "defeat devices" and Daimler said it would recall them all.

The diesel versions of the Mercedes C-Class, Vito and GLC models are the main ones affected, the ministry said.

Daimler said it would refit the software but denied any wrongdoing.

It comes three years after VW admitted having fitted "cheat" devices in vehicles that made their engines appear less polluting than they actually were."
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Post by: Don Pablo on June 12, 2018, 05:43:47 PM
Well well well.  :rofl:
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Post by: AlephZero on June 12, 2018, 06:59:32 PM
It's nothing that GM and Ford haven't done also...
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Post by: Don Pablo on June 12, 2018, 07:28:22 PM
I don’t doubt that.   :tu:
It’s interesting to watch the shenanigans that these companies get up to.

(Not so funny if you have an affected car, of course)
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Post by: dks on June 12, 2018, 08:15:45 PM
VAG. Started it.
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Post by: dks on June 19, 2018, 04:59:41 PM
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44517753

The chief executive of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal.
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Post by: dks on June 19, 2018, 05:04:44 PM
https://youtu.be/TTNzuXZyI28


2010...   
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Post by: dks on June 20, 2018, 09:42:26 AM
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44543286

Canadians will smile even more now
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Post by: pomsbz on June 20, 2018, 03:39:01 PM
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44543286

Canadians will smile even more now

Makes a lot of sense, cut the legs off the criminals, tax revenue for the government and far tighter controls over what is actually being sold as grass. Will also cut the cool factor significantly as there is no illegal aspect and because it's not illegal, simply using it will not create a gateway for nastier stuff. I'd predict a drop in use within 5 years or less even just due to that fact. I loathe drugs but I think this is a good idea.
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Post by: Don Pablo on June 21, 2018, 12:31:39 PM
Very sneaky way to get rid of those illegal drug dealers.
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Post by: dks on June 23, 2018, 12:20:38 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/22/jogger-detained-us-border-cedella-roman-immigration-ordeal

Dangers of Jogging

"Jogger accidentally crosses US border from Canada and is held"
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Post by: Don Pablo on June 23, 2018, 12:50:54 PM
See kids? That’s why you’re not allowed to jog!
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Post by: Syncop8r on June 24, 2018, 09:18:08 AM
I'm surprised they didn't just tell him to jog on...
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Post by: Don Pablo on June 24, 2018, 09:55:07 AM
I’m not the jogger that you’re looking for
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Post by: Syncop8r on July 02, 2018, 04:51:23 AM
Laser guns!  :ahhh  :ahhh  :ahhh

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2153310/china-brings-star-wars-life-laser-ak-47-could-set-fire
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Post by: Don Pablo on July 11, 2018, 11:07:46 AM
Interesting infographic of what the Disney empire owns, and what Fox owns, which Disney is attempting to acquire.
(https://i.imgur.com/yQ41WNV.jpg)
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Post by: pfrsantos on July 11, 2018, 12:11:02 PM
Interesting infographic of what the Disney empire owns, and what Fox owns, which Disney is attempting to acquire.
(https://i.imgur.com/yQ41WNV.jpg)

Interesting, yes, but the pic size doesn't let us see awl the details. Any chance of getting a bigger size pic or a link?

Thanks!

 :cheers: :tu:
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Post by: Don Pablo on July 11, 2018, 12:58:50 PM
If you right click and follow the image url there is a bigger version.
For convenience, here’s the link in question:
https://i.imgur.com/yQ41WNV.jpg
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Post by: pfrsantos on July 11, 2018, 01:05:52 PM
If you right click and follow the image url there is a bigger version.
For convenience, here’s the link in question:
https://i.imgur.com/yQ41WNV.jpg

Thanks!

 :tu: :salute:
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Post by: Don Pablo on August 01, 2018, 02:52:10 PM
Aaaaand Disney has bought Fox.

In other topics, reviews that are made up of thin air for a tactical pen:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/61791
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Post by: Don Pablo on August 01, 2018, 02:55:29 PM
Hah, I just noticed that in the infographic that I posted above, apparently Disney owns Photobucket through a Chinese company?
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Post by: dks on September 04, 2018, 09:49:51 AM
VW dominating the sky

https://www.dw.com/en/vw-hail-cannons-anger-drought-hit-mexican-farmers/a-45171508
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on September 04, 2018, 09:53:37 AM
 :rofl: :like:
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Post by: dks on September 06, 2018, 07:38:11 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/05/caitlan-coleman-joshua-boyle-family-hostage-afghanistan-abuse

Ex-hostage says husband abused her while family held captive in Afghanistan


Very strange, weird and sad story, that I follow occasionally
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Post by: dks on September 06, 2018, 12:02:33 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6136891/British-caver-branded-child-rapist-Elon-Musk-set-launch-legal-action.html

weird behaviour
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 06, 2018, 12:06:07 PM
https://www.whatcar.com/news/reliability-survey-2018-9/

2018 What Car Reliability Survey
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on September 06, 2018, 12:06:39 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6136891/British-caver-branded-child-rapist-Elon-Musk-set-launch-legal-action.html

weird behaviour
:facepalm:
Stupid Musk, someone slap him.   :megaslap:
Going a bit Trump-ish. ::)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 06, 2018, 12:24:43 PM
I just can not see what he is gaining from continuing with this when he accepted that there was no basis in his accusations.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on September 06, 2018, 12:32:07 PM
His hand is writing cheques that his reputation can’t cash?  :think:
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Post by: Etherealicer on September 06, 2018, 12:40:21 PM
His Ex-wife was 15 years younger... (she was 25, him 40 when they married the first time, yeah they married twice and also divorced twice), so who is he to lay blame.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 06, 2018, 12:45:20 PM
none were child brides, for both men in question
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Post by: Syncop8r on September 06, 2018, 12:46:04 PM
Everyone knows the cutoff is half your age plus seven.
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Post by: Don Pablo on September 06, 2018, 12:48:09 PM
Everyone knows the cutoff is half your age plus seven.
I didn’t.  :D :facepalm:

Hypothetically....
Is an 80 year old person marrying a 47 year old person is not good?
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 06, 2018, 12:48:53 PM
When I was 21, a couple of years ago.... , a 39 year old friend of mine was proud of dating a woman half his age. I told him that in my case/age that would have been totally morally wrong and illegal.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on September 06, 2018, 12:49:46 PM
When I was 21, a couple of years ago.... , a 39 year old friend of mine was proud of dating a woman half his age. I told him that in my case/age that would have been totally morally wrong and illegal.
How did he take that? 
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Post by: dks on September 06, 2018, 12:55:55 PM
he felt old....
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Post by: Don Pablo on September 06, 2018, 12:57:09 PM
 :rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on September 06, 2018, 01:07:24 PM
Hypothetically....
Is an 80 year old person marrying a 47 year old person is not good?
Poor young naive 47 year old being taken advantage of....
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on September 06, 2018, 02:00:27 PM
Hypothetically....
Is an 80 year old person marrying a 47 year old person is not good?
Poor young naive 47 year old being taken advantage of....
“Young” and “47 year old” together makes my brain crash and throw an error code. 
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on September 06, 2018, 02:13:02 PM
When I was 21, a couple of years ago.... , a 39 year old friend of mine was proud of dating a woman half his age. I told him that in my case/age that would have been totally morally wrong and illegal.

Why would it have been totally morally wrong and illegal if it were you dating a 19,5 old woman when you were 21?!

 ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on September 06, 2018, 02:14:16 PM
Hypothetically....
Is an 80 year old person marrying a 47 year old person is not good?
Poor young naive 47 year old being taken advantage of....
“Young” and “47 year old” together makes my brain crash and throw an error code.

So... managed to get your brain pabloed, too?!

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 06, 2018, 02:16:49 PM
When I was 21, a couple of years ago.... , a 39 year old friend of mine was proud of dating a woman half his age. I told him that in my case/age that would have been totally morally wrong and illegal.

Why would it have been totally morally wrong and illegal if it were you dating a 19,5 old woman when you were 21?!

 ??? ??? ??? ???

21/2 = 10.5
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on September 06, 2018, 02:29:28 PM
When I was 21, a couple of years ago.... , a 39 year old friend of mine was proud of dating a woman half his age. I told him that in my case/age that would have been totally morally wrong and illegal.

Why would it have been totally morally wrong and illegal if it were you dating a 19,5 old woman when you were 21?!

 ??? ??? ??? ???

21/2 = 10.5

If the woman was half your friends age and he was 39, she was 39/2=19,5

Right?!

 :pok: :pok:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Dutch_Tooler on September 12, 2018, 08:54:55 AM
Nova Scotia confusion...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45478932
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Post by: dks on September 14, 2018, 10:25:54 AM
VW to stop making the original Beetle

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/sep/13/volkswagen-to-stop-making-its-iconic-beetle-in-2019


(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/6D32/production/_85745972_gettyimages-2672962.jpg)
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/315e6b938eb253eab84608d55fa9b7a3f48783a6/0_0_3508_2564/master/3508.jpg?width=1225&quality=85&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=ac48eea3918ae7d4c951aff0ead822fa)

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/3d28e07396b94b169886a05bae42cbd8127bb285/0_0_2225_1467/master/2225.jpg?width=1225&quality=85&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=57c3087907eea9ecf0354e440aa48a9b)
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/34fc762a6636a858147132699b8fff24a870f460/0_0_3600_2396/master/3600.jpg?width=1225&quality=85&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=698a8523b2ff4d9c679a41e25b95fc6c)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: lister on September 14, 2018, 11:09:53 AM
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/6D32/production/_85745972_gettyimages-2672962.jpg)

Is that the überpapanazi himself?!

Also the guy standing behind him over did sunbathing. Not very arian of him...  :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on September 14, 2018, 11:13:01 AM
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/6D32/production/_85745972_gettyimages-2672962.jpg)

Is that the überpapanazi himself?!

Also the guy standing behind him over did sunbathing. Not very arian of him...  :D
LOL. :rofl:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on September 26, 2018, 05:23:09 PM
happy customer
https://youtu.be/BwR9YQjQriQ?t=8m54s
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 22, 2018, 06:31:22 PM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6302559/The-tiny-tin-shack-island-500-residents-cram-land-half-size-football-pitch.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on October 24, 2018, 04:39:12 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/24/apple-samsung-fined-for-slowing-down-phones

Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down older phones
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Post by: Don Pablo on October 24, 2018, 05:21:57 PM
Shoulda been a bigger fine.
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Post by: pfrsantos on October 24, 2018, 06:51:37 PM
Shoulda been a bigger fine.

Well...

Show content
I stopped taking advantage of your queues, so...

 :cheers:
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Post by: dks on October 30, 2018, 10:08:59 AM
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46016359

A commemorative 50p coin will be issued to mark the UK's departure from the European Union (EU) next year.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Butch on October 30, 2018, 09:16:32 PM
I want my page 3 back.................whaaaaaaaa............ :rant: :ahhh :facepalm: :whistle:
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Post by: dks on November 12, 2018, 02:11:55 PM
https://youtu.be/w6IsQSSSEj0

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/softbody-nissan-bakkie-flunks-crash-test-for-sa-vehicles-17747643

SA - "The locally-built Nissan NP300 Hardbody scored zero stars for adult occupant protection"

Global NCAP Secretary General David Ward was scathing in his prognosis of the Nissan bakkie:

“A trio of three star results are acceptable but the zero star Nissan NP300 is shockingly bad. It is astonishing that a global company like Nissan can produce a car today as poorly engineered as this. The NP300 ‘Hardbody’ is ridiculously misnamed as its body shell has collapsed.”
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 12, 2018, 03:34:58 PM
 :ahhh :dwts: :dwts:
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Post by: dks on November 18, 2018, 04:06:54 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/nov/18/bbc-in-row-over-blurring-cleavage-of-interviewee-in-kenya-africa

BBC in row over blurring cleavage of interviewee
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 18, 2018, 05:29:25 PM
Cleavage?! Whatever next.  ::)


Let’s blurr saggy jeans. :P
Actually... that sounds like a good idea.
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Post by: Ron Who on November 19, 2018, 09:11:44 PM
Latest funny news Rake Finland great again   :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 19, 2018, 10:23:17 PM
That sounds familiar! :D
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Post by: dks on November 22, 2018, 06:14:53 PM
(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/11/13/15/6131680-6384545-image-a-1_1542122413846.jpg)

Actual Ford dealer ad, right after the California fires

https://au.news.yahoo.com/fury-ford-dealers-distasteful-new-car-ad-011959022.html
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on November 22, 2018, 06:47:26 PM
(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/11/13/15/6131680-6384545-image-a-1_1542122413846.jpg)

Actual Ford dealer ad, right after the California fires

https://au.news.yahoo.com/fury-ford-dealers-distasteful-new-car-ad-011959022.html
Well well well. >:(
 I’ll never buy a car from them!
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on November 22, 2018, 07:38:16 PM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6409799/Fascinating-renderings-castles-looked-like-falling-ruin.html

Reconstructed ruined castles (digitally)
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on December 06, 2018, 10:41:49 AM
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1206885/
Rambo 5: Last Blood

I just found out, he is coming back
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on December 06, 2018, 01:29:38 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/03/forbes-seven-year-old-youtuber-ryan-toys-review-made-17m-in-one-year

Ryan toys' highest youtube income
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on December 19, 2018, 09:08:27 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/19/top-der-spiegel-journalist-resigns-over-fake-interviews

Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on December 19, 2018, 10:19:27 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/19/top-der-spiegel-journalist-resigns-over-fake-interviews

Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years
What, how?!
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on December 20, 2018, 06:21:24 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/19/top-der-spiegel-journalist-resigns-over-fake-interviews

Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years
What, how?!

I suggest you read the article...  :pok: :pok:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on December 20, 2018, 07:25:04 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/19/top-der-spiegel-journalist-resigns-over-fake-interviews

Der Spiegel says top journalist faked stories for years
What, how?!

I suggest you read the article...  :pok: :pok:
I'm surprised that more people didn't notice that something was up.  ::)
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Post by: Syncop8r on December 31, 2018, 11:32:22 AM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-31/cane-toads-hitch-ride-on-monty-the-python-back/10675944
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on December 31, 2018, 11:41:52 AM
Maybe they are a couple.. :)
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Post by: dks on January 01, 2019, 01:29:06 PM
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/unfortunate-typo-sees-sydney-accidentally-ring-in-wrong-year-amid-massive-fireworks-display?variant=tb_v_1


Sydney gets the year wrong
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on January 01, 2019, 08:50:40 PM
Notice it's a New Zealand news site gleefully reporting it.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 02, 2019, 08:36:14 AM
Notice it's a New Zealand news site gleefully reporting it.

I actually got this from Australians on Youtube and did a search on it, to see if it was true.

Here is an Australian site reporting it too:

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/shouldn-t-it-say-2019-sydney-s-new-year-s-typo



Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: pfrsantos on January 02, 2019, 06:04:14 PM
Notice it's a New Zealand news site gleefully reporting it.

I actually got this from Australians on Youtube and did a search on it, to see if it was true.

Here is an Australian site reporting it too:

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/shouldn-t-it-say-2019-sydney-s-new-year-s-typo

2018 was such a great year for Australia, they wanted to do it awl over again...

:dd:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Syncop8r on January 03, 2019, 01:56:12 AM
2018 was such a great year for Australia, they wanted to do it awl over again...
Not for their cricket team...  :whistle:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: _MattGyver_ on January 06, 2019, 12:20:35 AM
With 159k texts proving she harassed this poor soul. She pleads guilty... :clap:
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fus%2Fphoenix-woman-sent-date-159000-text-messages-threatened-to-turn-his-kidneys-into-sushi-police&h=AT2i4mWrHowAWunVKlMIPSz8gVlAF-BQO_5x5FMQmh0SYfUkAsuW5ktUoMF_hVhgjlaNQPrWEzSpTW4GEAJlz__1xAdGs-1jMkjzb3_IhzRtEbOKBGwP_zfw4atnmrgu8-B71RNyjMSy_7tGtK104fI5T47fuw&s=1
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Post by: magentus on January 14, 2019, 12:58:10 PM
Very interesting read about a guy living 'housless' in Alaska.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/14/alaska-houseless-lifestyle-outdoors-hunting (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/14/alaska-houseless-lifestyle-outdoors-hunting)
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Post by: dks on January 17, 2019, 11:44:42 AM
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mcdonald-s-corp-trademark-supermacs/mcdonalds-loses-big-mac-trademark-case-to-irish-chain-supermacs-idUSKCN1P92JA

McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

The ruling allows other companies as well as McDonald’s to use the “Big Mac” name in the EU.
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Post by: Don Pablo on January 17, 2019, 01:23:32 PM
One for the locals!  :D
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 18, 2019, 12:26:38 PM
Old drivers..

"Norfolk police said officers were called to the Sandringham estate shortly before 3pm “following reports of a collision involving two cars”. A police spokesman said police and ambulance crews attended. Norfolk police said: “It is force policy to breath test drivers involved in collisions. We can confirm both drivers were breath tested and provided negative readings.” "

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/17/prince-philip-involved-in-car-accident-near-sandringham



(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/077f02391691f02dc5415770b802e4c96d1bde36/0_0_2670_1602/master/2670.jpg?width=620&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=c533a0d62719df93ea56ad5878e3a5ae)
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Post by: gregozedobe on January 19, 2019, 03:17:54 AM
Old drivers..

"Norfolk police said officers were called to the Sandringham estate shortly before 3pm “following reports of a collision involving two cars”. A police spokesman said police and ambulance crews attended. Norfolk police said: “It is force policy to breath test drivers involved in collisions. We can confirm both drivers were breath tested and provided negative readings.” "

Competency is the real question, not age (admittedly some 97 year olds may not have good enough eyesight to be properly competent).

It will be interesting to see how the police/prosecuters wriggle their way out of charging Prince P with at least Failing to Give Way if not actual Negligent Driving. 

I have a simple rule in these circumstances, if I can't see ("I was dazzled by the sun") then it isn't safe to proceed ....
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: AlephZero on January 19, 2019, 09:22:02 AM
Old drivers..

"Norfolk police said officers were called to the Sandringham estate shortly before 3pm “following reports of a collision involving two cars”. A police spokesman said police and ambulance crews attended. Norfolk police said: “It is force policy to breath test drivers involved in collisions. We can confirm both drivers were breath tested and provided negative readings.” "

Competency is the real question, not age (admittedly some 97 year olds may not have good enough eyesight to be properly competent).

It will be interesting to see how the police/prosecuters wriggle their way out of charging Prince P with at least Failing to Give Way if not actual Negligent Driving. 

I have a simple rule in these circumstances, if I can't see ("I was dazzled by the sun") then it isn't safe to proceed ....

Too bad drivers get away with that way too often...  :twak:
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on January 19, 2019, 10:59:20 AM
If he gets a warrant issued for his arrest, he just has to stay close to Lizzy and he can't be arrested.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: gregozedobe on January 19, 2019, 11:04:26 AM
If he gets a warrant issued for his arrest, he just has to stay close to Lizzy and he can't be arrested.

I can't see a warrant being issued, and even if the prosecutors by some miracle (or public pressure) have the balls to lay a charge, I'll bet the judge will find some technicality/excuse to dismiss all charges.
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Post by: Syncop8r on January 21, 2019, 11:59:27 AM
Deport him!
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Post by: Syncop8r on January 21, 2019, 12:03:02 PM
One for the locals!  :D
Headline news in NZ: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/110003223/six-weeks-of-strife-how-a-family-of-unruly-tourists-angered-an-entire-nation?rm=m
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on January 21, 2019, 01:38:49 PM
Deport him!
To the prison colony down under?
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on January 21, 2019, 01:58:28 PM
Old drivers..
Well, if we are discussing age restrictions we should look at adjusted data (adjusted for exposure (how much they drive) and normalized). Adjusted data suggest that men drive the safest between the age of 60 and 69 (and surprisingly at the age of 17-20). So, if we want to reduce fatal and non-fatal accidents then men between the age of 30 and 40 should not be allowed to drive. :D
Of course a far easier way would be to simply prohibit men from driving, as women make far less traffic accidents (after normalization, men cause 47% more fatal car accidents).  :D :D

Data from the United Kingdom (UK) National Travel Survey for the periods of 2002–2012
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Etherealicer on January 21, 2019, 02:01:04 PM
Old drivers..
Well, if we are discussing age restrictions we should look at adjusted data (adjusted for exposure (how much they drive) and normalized). Adjusted data suggest that men drive the safest between the age of 60 and 69 (and surprisingly at the age of 17-20). So, if we want to reduce fatal and non-fatal accidents then men between the age of 30 and 40 should not be allowed to drive. :D

Of course a far easier way would be to simply prohibit men from driving, as women make far less traffic accidents (after normalization, men cause 47% more fatal car accidents).  :D :D

Data from the United Kingdom (UK) National Travel Survey for the periods of 2002–2012
Of course even if you prefer traditional data-analysis, it would make more sense to increase minimum driving age than reduce/set a maximum driving age.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 28, 2019, 01:23:39 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/jan/28/uk-keyless-cars-theft-which-ford-fiesta-vw-golf-nissan-qashqai-focus

dangers of keyless entry in cars
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: dks on January 29, 2019, 08:58:45 AM
https://www.airvisual.com/world-air-quality-ranking

Air quality and pollution city ranking
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: zoidberg on January 29, 2019, 09:04:07 AM
https://www.airvisual.com/world-air-quality-ranking

Air quality and pollution city ranking

Brutal.
Title: Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
Post by: Don Pablo on January 29, 2019, 09:43:54 AM
https://www.airvisual.com/world-air-quality-ranking

Air quality and pollution city ranking
I can't find Dublin!  :ahhh

Oh. It was all the way at the bottom.  :facepalm:
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Post by: Don Pablo on January 29, 2019, 09:44:39 AM
Los Angeles is pretty bad.....

And I'm surprised by Oslo.
So, that's the city with the worst air pollution that I've visited.
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Post by: zoidberg on January 29, 2019, 09:48:09 AM
https://www.airvisual.com/world-air-quality-ranking

Air quality and pollution city ranking
I can't find Dublin!  :ahhh

Oh. It was all the way at the bottom.  :facepalm:

You said bottom.

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNjIzMjhlYWMtMWZkNC00NDkwLTk5YTUtMzQ4OTVkYTc2ODViXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzU1NzE3NTg@._V1_CR0,45,480,270_AL_UX477_CR0,0,477,268_AL_.jpg)
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Post by: Don Pablo on January 29, 2019, 09:48:47 AM
hehe
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Post by: Syncop8r on January 29, 2019, 12:09:12 PM
Zoidberg's back.  :ahhh
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Post by: zoidberg on January 29, 2019, 12:14:35 PM
:ahhh
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Post by: Syncop8r on January 29, 2019, 12:17:49 PM
How was your holiday?
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Post by: zoidberg on January 29, 2019, 12:21:28 PM
Very full on, did heaps but also ate heaps so back to working it off.
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Post by: dks on January 29, 2019, 01:59:55 PM
https://www.transparency.org/cpi2018

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2018
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Post by: dks on February 01, 2019, 08:11:07 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/31/like-a-big-mac-but-juicier-burger-king-renames-sandwiches-to-troll-mcdonalds

"After McDonald’s lost its Big Mac trademark in the EU earlier this month, competitor Burger King wasted no time taking a big, juicy bite out of the world’s biggest burger chain.

Burger King’s Swedish operation recently revamped its menus to poke fun at McDonald’s loss. Under the header Not Big Mac’s (sic), the sign listed mealoptions like “Burger Big Mac Wished It Was,” “Like a Big Mac, But Actually Big” and “Big Mac-ish But Flame-Grilled of Course”."
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Post by: dks on February 01, 2019, 09:15:32 AM
EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement in force as of today

(http://ec.europa.eu/trade/images/infographics/eu-japan-infographic.jpg)

http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1955
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Post by: dks on February 06, 2019, 01:45:46 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/05/colorado-mountain-lion-attack-man-suffocated-animal

Runner suffocated mountain lion after animal attacked him
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Post by: pfrsantos on February 27, 2019, 12:16:13 PM
Never give up!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqKFGwXZbD8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqKFGwXZbD8)

 :tu: :salute:
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Post by: pfrsantos on March 27, 2019, 02:43:42 PM
Well, maybe awl is not lost...

 :salute: :tu:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2019/mar/26/fair-play-galatasaray-youngster-intentionally-misses-penalty-video (https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2019/mar/26/fair-play-galatasaray-youngster-intentionally-misses-penalty-video)

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Post by: Syncop8r on April 26, 2019, 12:03:11 PM
For Pabs: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/112264675/rare-eclipse-of-saturn-will-be-visible-in-parts-of-new-zealand
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Post by: zoidberg on April 26, 2019, 12:13:23 PM
For Pabs: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/112264675/rare-eclipse-of-saturn-will-be-visible-in-parts-of-new-zealand

The kids and I camped out on tuesday night and I was wondering what that dot was next to the moon.
I even took a photo of it.
Well kind of, I took a photo of a knife and the moon and saturn are in the backround.
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Post by: Don Pablo on April 26, 2019, 12:23:35 PM
That's cool.  :tu:
Did you know that you can see Saturn via low-power telescope in the daytime, if you point it at the right place?
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Post by: Syncop8r on April 26, 2019, 12:25:45 PM
I often look at two or three bright 'stars' at night and wonder which ones are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.  :dunno:
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Post by: Kev D on May 23, 2019, 02:37:03 PM
This made me angry  >:(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48380370 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48380370)
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Post by: Aloha on May 23, 2019, 03:11:11 PM
I cannot begin to understand this nor do I want to  :megaslap:
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Post by: Don Pablo on May 23, 2019, 03:14:34 PM
Poor doggy...  :'(
You'd think it was ancient Egypt all over again.  :facepalm:
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Post by: cody6268 on June 23, 2019, 11:47:11 PM
I was diagnosed with autism when I was 12. To me, it never seemed right, and quite personally, I really disliked getting lumped in with some of those that were a bit "worse" than myself. New research seems to suggest what I have is actually "hyperlexia".   Funny I suck at "gross motor skills" and certain "fine motor skills" but I can use a knife just fine; yet my handwriting looks like crap and I've never learned to ride a bike. Most of this stuff I eventually grew out of. I finally learned to tie my shoes when I was 12; I used to chew on pencils a lot, but I never walked on my tiptoes.

https://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/_WMS/savant/pdf/whats_new/2015/Hyperlexia%20first%20person%20account091115.pdf
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Post by: pfrsantos on June 25, 2019, 05:48:42 PM
Poor doggy...  :'(
You'd think it was ancient Egypt all over again.  :facepalm:

You're saying this is going to turn into a pyramid scheme?!

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
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Post by: Don Pablo on June 25, 2019, 06:37:58 PM
You're saying this is going to turn into a pyramid scheme?!

 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh
I wouldn't be surprised if it is. ::)