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* Posts by Paul Tomblin

8 posts • joined 14 Jun 2008

Stealth hovercraft armada poised to invade South Korea

Paul Tomblin

Didn't I see this?

Wasn't that a James Bond movie?

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PARIS team cracks Vulture 1-X wing

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Overbuilt

I don't think you'll need so much cross bracing - the paper wing surface should act as a monococque to keep the ribs from moving.

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Google lobs coder's Microsoft badge into rubbish bin

Paul Tomblin

Who cares?

He's got 100,000 reputation points on StackOverflow - that's more valuable than any old "MVP" title.

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Israel to test ducted-fan robot air jeep 'within two months'

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Moller eat your heart out

Moller has been faffing around for 25+ years promising something like this "any day now" and producing nothing except dubious stock certificates. These guys are going to make it work, and do it in 1/10th the time with 1/10th the hype.

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Homer Simpson's email address hacked

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Cue Nelson

Ha Ha!

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San Franciscans prep monument to US prez

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Robert Scott, hypocrite

First you say that "Let's try to elevate the debate", and then you accuse Clinton of rapes. Show me the court dockets where Clinton was tried and convicted of rape, because in this country you're innocent until found guilty. Then you say "You never heard us saying that we hoped for Clinton to die or be arrested or anything like that", and yet Jesse Helms once said that if Clinton visited an army base in South Carolina, he'd better bring extra security because the soldiers there would kill him. In my book, that's disrepectful of the office of Commander in Chief, as well as being disrepectful of ordinary soliders who (unlike Jesse Helms) are not an undisciplined rabble who think that killing somebody they disagree with is a normal thing.

Speaking of "elevate the debate", your good buddy Rush Limbaugh once referred to Chelsea Clinton as "the White House dog" and chortled to himself at his great wit. If he'd said that about my daughter, I would have dragged him from his studio and horsewhipped him in the street. I think Clinton showed great restraint.

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You missed the best part:

According to http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/24/MNPQ11A3T7.DTL

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Officials at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which owns the plant, say they get the humorous intent. But they note that the plant is an award-winning facility that keeps the city's streets and the ocean clean.

"If you are looking for a place to make a negative statement about the Bush administration's impact on the environment, this would be the last place to do it," agency spokesman Tony Winnicker said.

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As a friend says, that seems like the City is saying that they don't want to rename the sewage treatment plant after Bush on the grounds that it would be an insult to the sewage.

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Biggles battles Yanks for right to sport tash

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Spot the reference:

"Brief on shun is better than QR"

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