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Test burn on recycled SpaceX rocket shows almost all systems are go

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Because there is no such thing on Mars

> ...where they are designing rockets to go to and come back from.

No they are not. At the moment they are trying to design a relaunch vehicle; that is all. When they have that in their pocket and presuming they won't be bought out at bargain basement prices by Texans, they will hope to interest whatever governments are still interested in space travel. At the moment the only business they can almost guarantee to find is servicing satellites and local space tours with perhaps some freelance espionage.

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Heavy Falcons

> Falcon Heavy the most powerful operational rocket in the world can launch over 53 metric tons. Composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores generating 4.5 million pounds of thrust, equal to nearly eighteen 747 aircraft.

It is probably underpowered by a factor of two. It needs to have a manned crew with at least two people and a set of wings. A major redesign of aircraft wings need to be taken from the concept of extending them, after launch, to the shape of the underside that allows them to fit snugly at launch.

I get the impression the firm is making the mistake that the RAF made when it moved to mono winged planes. It decided to concentrate on the mini,um weight possible. It then ended up concentrating on optimising a massively underpowered engine for the next ten years.

With long distance 20:20 vision, North American Aviation came along in 1940 and designed and produced in less than 12 months what it took SuperMarine 12 years to never accomplish. A Spitfire that could escort bombers to Germany and back.

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Re: Launch Window

> How much bigger would the launch window be if the first stage did not have to carry the landing gear or reserve fuel for for the landing ?

The initial stage of the trip carries all of the vehicle through a substantial proportion of atmosphere at velocities that have little to no aerodynamic penalty. It would make sense to put as much fuel into that portion of the burn. This was not the consideration given to things in the days of slave labour. The Germanic point of view was to just throw money at the whole concept equally as in the first place it was all stolen and in its haste to steal yet more the Third Reich didn't give a shit until around 1944.

The Kennedy government hadn't the third idea about what makes a rocket and went along with whatever they were told at whatever the cost.

Instead of making mild steel first stages they were using dangerous second hand Titan missiles. From there, the no idea of not using titanium/aluminimum alloys in the pre-cyclocross bicycle days, continued until the cost of a launch kept rocket use to a minimum which lead to woodpeckers setting up homes in the first reusables.

Any government agency setting itself up to run a money pig like NASA is giving a committee a license to print its own currency. The only claw back from that is the political overseers already ensconced in their own cash cows. Whilst paying lip-service to free enterprise, things were never going to change until the accidents put an end to it all.

The cost of fuel versus the cost of the landing gear is a no brainer. It does not matter how much fuel it takes to launch if the savings are the whole vehicle against a few tons of paraffin and lubricant. Compare the price of an artic at 5 to 12 MPG to that of an airliner at 6000 pounds per hour -call it 750 gallons or more of agricultural fuel -which is very cheap; for every hour of intercontinental traffic. Divide that among 200 to 300 people.

What's that?

4 gallons per person/per hour plus spare for emergencies?

Now take the maths across to driving a family car to the edge of the atmosphere. If it had five people in it, how much would it cost to take them the 60 miles to the edge of space, if you put your foot down all the way?

> (Without the penalty weight, there would be more delta-v available to correct for a mistimed launch.)

I don't know anything about rocket performance but I don't think Delta Vee means what you imply. Obviously the less something weighs the quicker it can accelerate but the idea of getting a rocket to a certain stage is so that it is performing a correct balancing act for a certain part of the flight.

Maybe I have it wrong but when you reach a certain aspect you can ditch the party of the first part and get on with the act. It just happens that to put a thing in orbit you make sure the orbiting object is a certain weight and certain speed and certain distance from the heavier object. They usually mean that, "by the time you have got rid of the earlier stages."

The booster stages are not filled to overcapacity. They are just fireworks on a one way trip -and once thrown off, as long as they don't hit anyone, they are just lost to radar and recollection. All the controls, guidance and ditching gear is housed on the command part of the ship.

The first stage on a reusable is every bit as expensive as the rest of the bus as it has to have guidance systems and fail-safes as well as wheels and fuel.

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Russian Pastafarian wins right to bear colander

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"Pastafarian is not actually a religion"

How is that statement even permissible?

Any splodgy tentacle worshipper would know that asking what the god of recognisable religions looks like, will produce a picture of an house divided.

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Trustwave failed to spot casino hackers right under its nose – lawsuit

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How much?

So how much was the contract worth to Trustwave and how much would the competition have cost? Just so we can get some idea which side of the table the management was working: The security or The gambling?

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Apple's anti-malware Gatekeeper still useless: Security bloke reveals lingering holes

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you'll just have to take my word for it that you are.

You nor we can go to the moon but we can take you word for it instead of actually being able to see the great Wall of China from the moon, do you mean?

Aaaaaand now I have forgotten what remark of remarkable pedagoguery I was about to remark. Ta! (What hurts more than the annoyance you don't care is that what I would have stated might have astounded you but you will never know (or care.. you....))

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Late night server rebuild led to 'nightmares about mutilated corpses'

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Paris Hilton

Re: Hence the poignant lyric WTF?

How poignant FFS!!! FO!!

How poignant is a sentence that asks nobody about a nothingness "at all"?

You ask: "Can the "they" in question have a partial realisation?"

Something of the order of a borked hard drive do you mean?

So how poignant is a borked hard drive about a non Christian episode of pagan misappropriation, on a scale of one to one hundred?

(Damn! Now I am wondering about Existentialism vs Nihilism. Fuck! I have managed to go through the whole week without any reference to that sop David Bowie. Shit!!!)

Bloody hell swearing, massed exclamations and two Paris dick-heads in one session!!!!!!! Time I went back to bed.

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Eight-billion-dollar Irish tax bill looms over Apple

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Re: Hmmm

How much would apple pay British MPS to take Britain out of the EU at suitable tax rates?

I think most Tories would be willing for a shilling. (Not that I am up on what the whores used to cost when they lined Piccadilly.)

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Re: Actually, what about the loans?

It should not be viewed as tax and that is probably how someone suitably high enough in Ireland will be paid to see it. Viewing it a sort of Dan Geld to stop the Tea party declaring war on them and then possibly the rest of Europe (most likely for having too many Muslims.)

The idea of having the Tea Party faction at war with you is not as funny as it seems, although the idea of being attacked by the likes of Bush, Palin and Trump sounds hilarious. The evil schemers behind that shit hole are the Koch Brothers and Dirty Rupert Murdoch. Even if they do manage to provide their own calamity, it won't cost them anything but the USA and look at what Bush managed to destroy in Iraq etcetera.

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Call of Duty terror jabber just mindless banter

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Re: Does anyone even know how many online games there are?

> There are probably millions of live server instances if you count every host of multiplayer game in existence.

Is that counting special issues recoded enigma style for specialist communcations?

Or can we still rely on suitable arms techniques being used as morse?

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

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Re: "250 grams (1 pound)"

> Its a "Drug Dealers Pound" Analogous to a Baker's Dozen

Except a baker waters his stuff down with water and drug dealers use oregano or rat poison whichever they think is best.

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Re: If Meredith was so concerned about the drone, why didn't *he* call the Police

> Because on this side of the pond, not all of our men have been castrated

Because on this side of the pond, not all of our victims are Klansmen. FTFY.

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What is the sky for stupid?

Down voted I never even read your full reply just followed your link and realised the shootist was bloody good at being a shootist which has to be worth some sort of a reward -even by Kentukian standards.

272 and barely on his property, the aggrieved idiot should find out if his case doesn't appear planned stooopid.

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A country whose default is Fail

What you expect and what you get leaves the door open to leaving the door open and killing any future law suit stone dead.

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Cardinal sin: Ex St Louis baseball exec cops to 'hacking' rival team's db

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Re: Gate open, horse bolts

> I suggest that the gaping hole created by the practice of not enforcing effective password related policies (or any at all) should also be punished in some way or at least highlighted.

Absolutely! Who on earth down voted you?

It's like those German girls in the crowds berating the government for not looking after them the way Hitler would for wearing revealing clothes and arm tattoos in the presence of morons from unknown cultures. (I am not blaming anybody I actually think that if you want to walk around totally naked you should be perfectly safe to do so.)

But it shouldn't require a Nazi state mentality to keep anyone safe. If you leave your car door unlocked and the keys in it then your insurance should refuse to pay. Ever since the moneyball era the practice of hiring computer engineers has become widespread in sport generally. If the powers that be never learned to be careful they shoulder most of the blame.

"Exclusion clauses are found in almost all motor insurance policies, although the precise wording and scope of the clause can vary. Insurers include these clauses because they do not intend to cover loss or damage caused by theft when the consumer deliberately or inadvertently leaves the ignition keys in or on the car."

http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/publications/technical_notes/motor-insurance-keys-in-car.html

Either hire an insurance techies next time, or learn the meaning of the term "great game".

I would sentence all parties to watching Money Ball and The Blind Side every day for a couple of years. That should be enough. Maybe make the Cardinals trade a quarter of their fans to a team less stooooopiiiid?

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Hacked OPM won't cough up documents on mega-breach – claim

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no sense whatsoever.

“The bad guys, the criminals, don’t follow laws and restricting more of America’s freedoms when it comes to self-defense isn’t the answer.” – Sarah Palin

Sometimes no sense whatsoever makes sense

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Romanian cops bust ATM 'jackpot' cash-grab suspects in EU-wide op

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> So why does the story photo show US dollars being withdrawn?

Obviously something to do with the effect these voting machines had on the US economy. A license to print "fool's gold" as it were.

let's hope the next one trumps the previous. I really miss the humour.

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FAA approves Amazon US drone flight just months after firm gave up and went to Canada

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Or should I say Mustafa.

No you definitely should not say Mustafa.

If you will be saying it as the US/UK forces did the day before Mustapha's friends attacked Paris. At least not if you are relying on the US/UK/French or even German police to protect you. They don't have a reputation for good police work.

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Re: I wonder if the US Border Patrol (Homeland/Fatherland Security) can shoot them down

But that would be illegal except in a land of the free where congress makes no law where the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall be infringed (such as Canada.)

That is the difference between American and Canadian: For Canadians can is the first thing.

That and in Canada only criminals and those with a right to bear arms carry guns. Apparently anyone can play with toys though.

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Re: Where to launch a rocket in Canada?

Oh and they have a flying machine you drone!

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Security bod watches heart data flow from her pacemaker to doctor via ... er, SMS? 3G? Email?

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Insert clause here:

> Yes it's human nature that most people want to do good.

The problem is that if you catch them young enough or dumb enough they will hand over liability if they accept the terms of "a "good" cause".

It wasn't all that long ago the the default for expert medical advisers was set to: "Lie". Anyone here remember the 1970's? (Or was it back in the 1960's that the ethics of telling the truth to people was debated for the first time?)

Even today if you write to a company or government agency the first reply will attempt to condition you to behave. That's if you get a reply. If you hit one of their battleships their first reply will be no reply.

All you base are belong fucu this our game longtime.

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Happy new year, VW: Uncle Sam sues over engine cheatware

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Re: Evil corporations

Evil corporations would be properly punished if they were in the business of defending their good names but one way around a foreign company falling in the sward would be for it to sell up or change its name so to speak.

How long before the WV franchise takes over?

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Re: By-By V-Dub

He is probably intimating that the company will be likely to go to the wall after this; especially if the buyers (no thanks to The Register for their early warning system (despite recent reports)) want their money back.

There is every chance that stock prices will go so low that even British manufacturers, such as Bentley, will be in with an uncertain thingy.

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Linode: Back at last after ten days of hell

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Re: how wide is the geo-block?

How close to the Bush Bloc and Colonial armies is thatbyjan?

And much hassle do today's invaders have to put up with?

On the other hand how much of a nuisance can Iran and isis be?

But there again, I suppose all three agencies would like the troops speaking freely.

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Re: Curious

The problem with the attacks is that if they are government agencies learning weaknesses of other countries the way airspaces are probed by potential enemy air-forces is that they won't unleash the full impact until they want to complete destruction.

Agencies such as our own governments seem to think short term gains from allowing their own spy networks free access to our own computers (in the lucrative war against vegetable processors as well as the need to protect Hollywood and etcetera) is too much of a good thing.

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Well, here'a an xkcd to cheer you up (FTFY)

At least with Android and Apple have got mobile phones sewn up tight. And as it is linux based you don't have to worry- or pay.

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Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42

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Re: Mental illness

Transplants:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dim7YXYlRm0

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Re: This smells to high heaven.

Let us conspire:

Freedom, internets, sheriff of youtube, tweets.

What more proof do we need?

Pipes?

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Re: The last tweets of Ian

> it's entirely plausible they went back a third time

I hope they stop soon. Before he's full.

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Dear Santa: Can gov.UK please stop outsourcing?

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Setting for the day

You can take the politician out of the theft but you can't take the theft out of the politician:

October 2014 – In response to inquiries by the Green Party, mayor Dieter Reiter revealed that a transition back to Microsoft Windows would cost millions of euros.

You can't seriously expect us to believe you only bribe ISO directors, can you, Steve?

Edit

(Anyone happen to know what setting would give you enigmatically Steve from Dewix?)

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Boffins unwrap bargain-basement processor that talks light and current

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Re: I wonder what the latency of this is?

I can remember when the Americans said let there be light and on the third day they realised that it was a mistaken belief about the decay of "safe" atoms of lithium and on the third decade they handed back Bikini Atoll several decades early.

My question is what are the Victims of Stuxnet going to make of it. Their problem is that America made war on them too while they were still on a roll, after Japan.

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It's higher than you think

Calls for papers usually precede a conference somewhere warm and nice but the cost for a paper submission is several hundred quid.Doesn't guarantee publication though, nor even a paid for place at the conference the cost of that does mean academia though.

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Re: Hmmm

> Was there recent trouble with cop cars in L.A.?

Doesn't it mean that Microsoft can start writing software that is bugproof . Free at last Free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at last.

I am looking forward to an article on the subject let me see; who do we choose?

“Choose well. Your choice is brief, and yet endless.”

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Re: Sweet!

The trick is to let potential redistributors in on the ground floor with a no compete clause.

Of course what it really means is that they can start writing drivers for graphics and physics cards that work.

And writers for linux to work on graphics and physics cards too.

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Work on world's largest star-gazing 'scope stopped after religious protests

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> When religious initiative trump over science, you know your country is going downhill.

I would suggest you read about Hawaiian religion and politics before you make ignorant guesses about your country.

Not that illegal coups are a no no in world politics or by any means uncommon in the USA's

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Kiwi judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to USA

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Re: Far Trail

> Assuming that Americans in the USA downloaded illegally from his site, that would count as "happened in the USA".

I have heard of that law, that if you were unwise enough to lend a friend a car and he used it to commit theft you could go to gaol for a long time.

But I thought that only applied to black men: The clue is in the word Black. Good men would never have been coloured like that obviously.

Therefore anyone who up/downloaded legally/illegally from his site, would be Americans in America wouldn't they and black men too by definition?

Send the Sheriff of Youtube around to shoot them & save the tax payers or Hollywood or whoever they like the bother

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Re: Southern? Cross?

We will know full well it is or was a crime when he is declared a criminal.

The last I heard is that he was willing to work with the people who own the FBI these days (or at least the only corporations I have ever heard of including the British in 1941) that were/are able to get the FBI to do something. (Unbelievably getting them to invade new Zealand.)

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Feds widen probe into lottery IT boss who rooted game for profit

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Re: Bail.

> Why's he out on bail?

The picture shows him as white, can't you read?

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Christmas comes early at US Patent office after massive IT outage

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> Did you Google rounded oblongs when the staff party was held inhouse? Accidental drink spillage BofH?

ftfy.

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Software engineer sobers up to deal with 2:00 AM trouble at mill

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Almost tempted but not

To see what you post looks like with paragraph spaces.

You are not important, so that saved a call out. BRB.

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Re: Server room snooze

So carpet burns but no snogging. Is that a paid position?

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Re: Where have I slept when on duty?

I don't suppose there is an explanation of what I think I read is there?

An hazarded guess would do.

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Re: Twat!

my definition of a Twat is a fellow who get called in more than once for the wrong shift without replacing his beeper with one from the same manufacturer as his boss.

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The Police Chief's photo library mixed business, pleasure and flesh

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Re: Many years ago, in a world not far enough away...

> Was that the same stores that did a stock take in the 1970/80s - and discovered they had a large quantity of mule shoes?

Last used for the Chindits because when we lost Borneo the likely use of "Shoes, mules for the use of" lessened.

But at what price would they go away at?

Can anyone see the sense of getting rid of mule shoes when storage costs are nearly nill?

Whilst I can imagine the US military getting rid of punch cards without checking their data was no longer required, I somehow doubt the British Government would ever be so FBI in its commitment to information.

......Ah hang on... I Just remembered who is in charge of the Home Office. Please disregard everything I just said including everything related to what I was thinking about and someone punch me in the face too, please.

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Outer Depth

Hard to believe but I'll bet some of those puddings were actually delivered by horse early on in their careers.

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North Wales Police outsourcing deal results in massive overspend

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Re: Motorists stay clear of North Wales

> Another 5,610 were caught by officers with hand-held laser devices.

2008?

They were using handhelds in 2008?

Seriously. And the victims were allowed to be fleeced by a courtroom that must have known that any copper could vary the speeds he was getting by waving his magic wonderer?

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How it works in his part of the world.

> Stay clear of North Wales

It only has one road and it goes everywhere then comes back the same way. That should make for easy police work no?

You could almost say it is a digital system. Full of ones and zeroes

I have not been home in a long while so maybe things have improved?

Sounds like it has gone English.

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Re: (unnamed) IT contractor

meeting their operational objectives?

Hard to say; they are not as potty about photographing men in cars as they are here but then I think that is true of everywhere not here. However the storm damage meandering down the line-shaft from large towns will have only recently progressed to the more rural reaches, as country folks give up calling on them, So comparing todays records with a busy cesspit requires a time-shift.

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Myst a call result

I must have missed the article where the fire service gets better service from the please servus right

Or did you not print that one.-?

Theresa May makes April Fool look good. (Book my title in advance before I use it myself.)

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Researcher claims Facebook tried to gag him over critical flaw

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Re: A little bit virginian

Untouched by human hands is more like it. Snatch pwned by dogs, OTOH?

Or crack slit by pros? What do fellers do?

I am sure there must be better poets than me reading this.

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