* Posts by Sam

17 posts • joined 17 Nov 2007

US Navy unveils superconductor 'cloaking device' destroyer

Sam

Re: Damn.. by Dan

"Couldn't they get a similar effect by running a load of CRT monitors just inside the hull, and pressing all the degauss buttons at once?!"

On the other hand, you should see the effect on a CRT when they reverse the current through that degaussing coil.

Its a bit more than "<click> - <TUNG!> wobble wobble wobble".

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Street View ghost spooks Cardiff medium

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Unhappy

Ref: Mary Bleedin' Poppins

snip

"... with Dick Van Dyke now sporting a welsh accent."

I thought these comments were moderated before being posted.

In the name of all that's holy Reg - how could you let this idea escape to afflict the world?

I'm going to get very very drunk & I hope to drowned out the voice in my head.

(Can we have an icon of Edvard Munch's The Scream?)

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El Reg Street View snappers caught on camera

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Ref: "I'm suprised that here in the States"

"as contrast to, say, the French. They riot in the streets every time a croissant gets burned."

Please delete "a croissant" and insert "lamb".

It's a tradition you know.

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Michigan man jailed for humping car wash vacuum

Sam

He might be getting off (cough) lightly.

Did anyone discover the age of the vacuum cleaner?

And there is such a thing as informed consent.

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Budvar beats Anheuser-Busch in latest Budweiser battle

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While you're at it...

"Appellation contrôlée

By RW Posted Thursday 26th March 2009 14:34 GMT

Given the origin of the name Budweiser, why isn't it legally restricted in the EU to beer actually brewed at its eponym?"

This calls for some major changes in the US.

Hamburgers - Freedom burgers?

(The icon 'cos they're flame-grilled.)

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World's first proper flying car makes debut flight

Sam

That's all well & good, But...

Can it tow my caravan?

Can I get a roof-rack to fit this?

And while we're on the subject, exactly what kind of hat should I wear whilst driving/flying?

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Science-boosting thickie questionnaire backfires

Sam

Are you sure about that 71% ?

Hey look - the tide's out!

I bet we're down to about 65% now - maybe only 64%.

What about when it's raining heavily? There are times when everything's underwater around here.

They just don't think this stuff through, do they.

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Vulcan appeal in emergency tin-rattling

Sam

Save a Vulcan?

Anyone know how much John Redwood has pledged?

P.S. What happened to the one which was parked by Gibraltar's runway?

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NHS study produces ejector-seat ambulance design

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Re: Real world and art

"I bet if you gave the same project title, "Design an ambulance for the future", to a bunch of 6 year olds they would come up with something very similar to the RCA chaps. Which just about says it all."

I recall a Lego advert from several decades ago which showed a (Lego) ambulance designed by a (roughly) 6 year old girl.

It was a triple decker with a driver on each deck.

Her explanation was that, if the first driver took a nap, the second driver took over.....

If all three decided to fall asleep - the ambulance didn't go anywhere.

That little girl didn't grow up to be an Art student, she was already too bright.

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Oz man collared with pigeons down trousers

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Tough law enforcement downunder

Is this what you can expect if you bend a rule or two in Oz?

Are the Oz authorities allowed to take staged photos of the accused's nether regions & splash them all over the interwebby thing?

I bet the birds are underage so some other Oz policeman will probably nab them all for kiddyporn offences.

I'll keep my coat on thanks.

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Sony's 11in OLED finally lands in Europe

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11" TV

Strange.

That's exactly the same screen size as the TV my Parents bought in 1950 for 60 guineas (or £63 for those watching in black and white).

Isn't progress wonderful?

Mine's the one with the fold-out jet-pack

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USAF cops seek netflinger rifle to down ultralights, paragliders

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Use old technology

Use a water cannon.

The ammunition is cheap & it's an established means of 'non-lethal crowd control'.

If your target then falls to his death that is then a matter for regret - but the method has a long track record of use in detering demonstrators on the ground, and it's not your fault the guy was flying high.

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BBC clarifies location of England

Sam

Schum Mishtake Shirley

On the map, "England" is in larger type than "Pontypool".

Sloppy work there.

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Cops admit CCTV no use in deterring drunken violence

Sam
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Adjust the booze, not the cameras.

Drunks in town centres will always cause trouble, so stop them getting so drunk.

Instruct all town centre drinking establishments to water their drinks as the evening goes on.

Once you get down to 1% alcohol content I defy any moron to get drunk enough to matter.

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Bloke finds missus working in brothel

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Joke

Wife in the Brothel?

Presumably he could ask for a distaff discount.

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Oz Santas suffer no 'ho ho ho' blow

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Bluddy Imports

What is the world comming to!

I remember when we used to be able to make all our own "it's political correctness gone mad & it's ruining Christmas" stories.

Now we have to import them from places like china & australia.

Is there no-one left who can hand-craft a story like this out of some sticky-backed plastic & a toilet roll?

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Russian: I killed Buster Crabb in 1956 underwater scrap

Sam

Title

"and what do you think you're up to comrade" might have been a less extreme initial reaction."

It's not too easy to have a chat with someone whilst swimming around a couple of metres below the hull of a ship.

The whole reason for these patrols is to defend against sabotage, if you catch a stranger who is apparently trying to attatch something to the hull of your ship, one would have to assume the worst & act accordingly.

Perhaps he yelled "Armed Russian sailor" first.

Were there any witnesses?

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