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The billionaire founder of the Cirque du Soleil this morning blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a mission to deliver a bit of levity to the International Space Station. This morning's Soyuz launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome Guy Laliberté, 50, plus flight engineers Jeffrey Williams and Maxim Suraev flew aloft at …

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I fucking hate clowns

How do other readers feel about these long-footed freaky-haired miniature-car driving unfunny dwarf botherers?

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Well done

At least he is doing something fun with his money, and deservedly so. Better than the wunch of bankers largely responsible for our economic downfall.

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WTF?

NOES! SPACECLOWNS!

...because in space, no-one can hear you scream :(

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Progress ..... to Higher Levels of Beautiful Confusion #2

That is no Clown, when Court Jetster. .... and Novel Nobel Romanova Titiana .... for the Virtual Essence of Right Royal Being ....... Ascendance into Highly Ordered Transcandental States Supplying Information Source for SMARTer CyberIntelAIgent Delivery to Human Intelligence Resources and Military InterNetworks/SkunkWorks

#1 .... Progress.... a higher level of ConFusion

By amanfromMars 1

Posted Wednesday 29th July 2009 16:16 GMT

"IBM said that it has four customers testing the BAO boxes, and one of them is a "large government agency" .."

Let's hope that another is the Federal Reserve, who appear to be struggling a bit ... working dodgy moves under a malformed cloud model. ...... http://tinyurl.com/na33we

http://theregister.co.uk/2009/07/28/ibm_bao_boxes/comments

Multu Core Multi Thread Texted Coding for Virtual AIMachinery into Real LOVE, which is Verdant Enigma Dense Jungle in Live Operational Virtual Environments.

Or is Slash and Burn/Shock and Awe/Rape and Pillage/Kill and be Killed, All that Man knows and teaches?

Jeez, is the Species Retarded?

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Juggling

Is it possible to juggle in zero gravity? I know it's not in the conventional juggling sense, but will he be able to test out other forms of juggling (off walls etc)?

This is vital research that needs to be carried out asap... The world needs to know. If we're ever going to have long distance inter-planetary flights, juggling will be an important factor!

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Re * I fucking hate clowns

They've never appealed to me. I wonder what his spacesuit looks like?

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@Graham

Clowns. Probably the least funny thing on earth. Probably that^'s why it's a good thing to send them to space. One way, please.

EA.

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Clown? Rocket???

So, did the rocket launch as expected, or did a huge plume of smoke come out the back, accompanied by a loud BANG, the doors falling off, the steering wheel coming off in the driver's hand, a wheel coming loose, one seat boinging skyward on a comical big spring and a huge, fake fire which another crew member attempted to put out with a bucket of confetti, which was finally thrown over a group of shrieking spectators?

We need to know.

Gates, 'cos he's a frikking clown!

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@Juggling

Yep, look up "force bounce juggling". For a bit more fun you might want to search for "juggling in a cone" for something that looks like juggling in reduced gravity.

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He can stay up there

If he's responsible for the Cirque du Soleil he can bloody well stay up there as a punishment.

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Clowns in space.

Makes perfect sense to me. NASA will be watching this research with interest as building an entirely new, larger spacecraft is far more expensive than just working out how to have a perfectly ordinary Soyuz turn up with 28 passengers and a 20 foot ladder in it.

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But...

... did they make him leave behind the soda-syphon, the bucket full of white-wash (and the other one that's full of confetti) and the modelling balloons?

We need to know these things!

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Well, if Mark Shuttleworth can do it with Ubuntu...

Are we in for a new Linux disti?

"Red Nose Linux"?

Ok, Ok.

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Look you damned Martians have no right calling humans "Retarded?" At least we have a basic grasp of capitalization and English sentence structure!

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Space Tourists - Too bad NASA won't consider them

Taking the red clown noses into space are a good touch. Too bad the US won't consider commercial tourists. And soon the Space shuttle program will be ending and we will lose some of the upload and download capability for the space station. It is really almost the end of an era.

A good article on space shuttle retirement is at http://hubpages.com/hub/Space-Shuttle-Retirement

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