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HIGH-RANNOSAURUS WRECKED: Druggie dinos tripped balls on psychedelics – boffins

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This reminds me...

"It seems like ergot has been involved with animals and humans almost forever, and now we know that this fungus literally dates back to the earliest evolution of grasses"

I remember watching a film in the late 90's that had a similar theme, almost like a docudrama with a narrator following the exploits of a pre homo sapiens/erectus ape wandering the plains of Africa (the premise being he was the last of his kind), and a particular scene that struck me was when the ape creature consumed a bunch of magic mushrooms; the narration went on to speculate that the consumption of halucinogenics could have been a precursor, trigger or catalyst for the evolution of primate minds, and that this was succesfully passed on to our ancestors and gave the species more of an edge in terms of changing the way an animal's thought processes works. I could never remember the name of the film, as it was one of those late night accidents that happens when changing channels.

I wonder how common it was/is for different species to consume halucinogens (by accident or on purpose), and how this has affected their development.

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Jeb Bush, the man who may lead the US in 2016, dumps Floridians' private data on the web

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Re: Further proof...

Godwin's Law in action.

Yes, yes, I'm leaving...

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The Red Dwarf chilli chutney egg sarnie

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Re: Encona?

Wow-Wow Sauce (the original, roundworld variety and the augmented variety)

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Forget robo-butlers – ROBO-MAIDS! New hotel staffed by slave-droids

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Re: (so no good trying to bribe one for a room upgrade)

Is it me or did that actually make no sense

"Bribing for a room upgrade". So handing more cash over for a better room? okaaaayyyyyy.

What doesn't make sense? You slip a 20 of whatever the local currency happens to be (if it is the Triganic Pu, then I suggest you repair to the nearest currency exchange symposium), to the hotel receptionist, and they say "Ahh, it appears that the luxury suite has become available, please enjoy your stay with us, Sir!".

You get a room upgrade for less than the cost of the actual upgrade, and the receptionist pockets the 20 (or pocket universes all 160 Ningi's).

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Abuse of health data deserves JAIL, thunders ethics body

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Re: I had a true WTF moment this afternoon

"Me. My personal agenda? I just want to live as a free man and have others do so too."

Thank you.

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Spent the weekend watching Game of Thrones? You're a FAT LONELY SADDO

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Re: The credentials of the authors of the paper ...

"However, hibernating in front of your TV for a weekend is entirely your own business, and any opinion expressed to the contrary is merely that - an opinion."

There, FTFY!

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Snoopers' Charter amendments withdrawn – FOR NOW ...

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Re: Sneaky

"Representatives of the four main parties (Conservative, Labour, LibDems and the Metropolitan Police)..."

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well played.

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Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT. Again

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Re: Look at meeeeeeee!!!!!!@ Ben Liddicott

Obligatory Douglas Adams quote methinks:

"Many respectable physicists said that they weren't going to stand for this -- partly because it was a debasement of science, but mostly because they didn't get invited to those sort of parties."

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Hola HoloLens: Reg man gets face time with Microsoft's holographic headset

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Re: It's just a Koala

"Also what's with the Hoover logo?"

Exactly.

Ok, so the framing around the "H" is different, but it is the "H" that is recognisable here. It's the first thing that jumped out at me.

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Terrible films...

As we're adding in to the mix, Red Lights. Diabolical waste of time. If you have an hour and a half to kill, may I recommend you take a nap instead?

In the words of a much better Sigourney Weaver character, "Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure". Icon most definitely related>>>

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Facebook: Yo 'people'! Zap fake news on our giant ad farm, would'ja?

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Re: In that case...

Beat me to it!

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Just WHY is the FBI so sure North Korea hacked Sony? NSA: *BLUSH*

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Re: The Real position

"...and getting his Gnome stomped on by a Tauren Warrior..."

HA! Unlikely, he probably rolled a goblin.

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"...is a load of dingo's kidneys..."

That's fetid dingo's kidneys, I think you'll find.

"Quite why the Feds are going to such lengths to convince the doubting infosec community, drawing attention to a program to wiretap a hostile country's internet infrastructure, is a puzzle. Perhaps the program had been uncovered. If not, why is the US intel community disclosing source and methods just to bolster the credibility of its explanation for the Sony hack?"

<cough>False Flag</cough>

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: 1.5 MILLION SCOVILLE masala omelette

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Re: Sympathy...

"no amount of water quenching the flames"

Rookie mistake.

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PlayStation-processor-powered plutonium probe prepares Pluto pics

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Re: Wonder

But, once it gets there, we will see some serious shit.

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Peers warn against rushing 'enhanced' DATA SLURP powers through Parliament

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Re: Not getting my vote...

"Given the way politics are on both sides of the pond, I think it's more like: Heads, the people lose and tails, the people lose. The only winners are those to get more power and that's not the people who do the voting."

The only winners are those who hold the coin doing the flipping.

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Sony post-mortem: Obama lobbies for new legal powers to thwart hackers

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Re: Cheaper, faster broadband

"Next time, Sony... next time!"

Why did I just have a flashback to my youth watching Inspector Gadget?

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Comet Lovejoy's greenish glow visible with naked eye this weekend

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Re: So either...

Salt won't help you, you're better off cutting off the short stems they use to "knock" against the side of their stem.

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Saudi Arabia to flog man 1,000 times for insulting religion on Facebook

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Re: Yo, Prophet Mohammed...

Are you a philosopher? Where's your sponge?

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Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

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A dead, blind person with a dead guide dog could have seen this coming

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Mom and daughter SUE Comcast for 'smuggling' public Wi-Fi hotspot into their home

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Re: Hope they win.@raving angry loony

Yes, and then it was stored in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'.

Beer icon, because there isn't any Tea.

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The internet is less free than last year. Thanks a bunch, Snowden

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Re: pepetideo clickbait at it's worse

"A consistently loss-making newspaper with a declining readership"

Isn't that most newspapers and print media though? I thought that teh intarwebs was rapidly eroding the readership and pound value of newspapers?

I'm sure I read that online somewhere...

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Re: ECHELON

"They already have had the ability to snoop on electronic communications for ages."

I seem to remember many years ago (ok, it was only the late 90's) that Mark Thomas covered something about this with his little Hot Air Balloon Over Menwith Hill stunt. Whilst he was in the balloon, he pulled out his mobile phone and rang his mum and started saying (not entirely) random words along the lines of "bomb" and suchlike. At which point his mum asked if he was high. Which he sort of was at the time (hot air balloon, remember?)

The general thrust of the piece was the listening post that the NSA had built slap-bang in the middle of Menwith Hill, without any real public knowledge or oversight, how the facility could tap into 100,000 live phone conversations at the drop of a hat (my memory is a bit tarnished about the figures here...), but the one thing they had forgotten to do was apply to the local council for building permission, which meant that there was a tiny little legal loophole and the airspace directly above the listening post was effectively open (no flight restrictions). So he flew right through it. And made his MI5 file all the larger because of it.

I seem to remember at the time thinking "how can they get away with this; surely this can't be right, let alone legal?". Then the Snowden leaks came along, and the Menwith Hill episode was the first image that floated to the top of my memory. And I was proven wrong on both of those last counts, as there seems to be no moral or legal argument that can be used to stop this sort of behaviour.

Sorry, got to go, incoming choppers and all that...

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LIFE, JIM? Comet probot lander found 'ORGANICS' on far-off iceball

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Re: Secret mode?

↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

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Re: Weeell... sort of

I, too, worry that it will end up with aforementioned MP instructing their minion to open MS Word, type "Hello World" and then using File -> Save as -> HTML and thinking that's all there is to this interweb lark. If you're lucky, they may use the Insert picture from file option...

There, FTFY!

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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@Anon who didn't read the article...

You Sir, are what I like to call a Fotho. Fuckwit of the Highest Order.

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Ha ha, fooled you! Shares tumble over G4S fake website profit warning

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Re: https @ returnmyjedi

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NHS: Go digital or you won't get paid, warns Kelsey

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"We certainly don't think its not a challenge."

So...it's a challenge then? Challenge Accepted!

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Most convincing PHISHING pages hoodwink nearly half of you – Google

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Re: Do they check if the data is legitimate?

"Do you think I count as a statistic?"

Only as an outlier, friend.

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Pro-ISIS script kiddies deface West Yorkshire egg-chasers' site

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Re: Next on 24: Nothing to do at the office

...and set the threat level to Purple Alert!

Are you sure? That does mean changing the bulb...

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NHS quango fatcats spend £2m tax dosh on iPads and iPhones

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QANGO isn't spelled QUANGO, it's an acronym for "Quasi Autonomous Non Government Organisation".

QUasi Autonomous Non Government Organisation

See how flexible the english language can be?

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UNCHAINING DEMONS which might DESTROY HUMANITY: Musk on AI

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Re: @i like crisps - I don't think there's anything to worry about..

"no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks"

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Re: I don't think there's anything to worry about..

i mean, the AI on Red Dwarf was harmless enough

Yes, with an IQ of 12,000, or the equivalent of 6,000 P.E. teachers.

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Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home

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Peanuts, Man!

Peanuts!!!

</endPedant>

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Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express

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Re: Shades of the King

Blaine is a pain, and that is the truth.

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'Utter killjoy Reg hacks have NEVER BEEN LAID', writes a fan

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Re: Give That Man A Cookie

So many people taking so little, so seriously.

That should actually be the tagline to the whole of the intarwebs.

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New Snowden leak: US and Brit spooks 'tap into German telco networks to map end devices'

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Re: Technical Limitations

Why bother inserting the beacon, when they can be persuaded to carry it around themselves as the latest new shiny?

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Thought that last dinosaur was BIG? This one's bloody ENORMOUS

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Re: Be glad you didn't live millions of years ago

."Boffins have just confirmed that Tyrannosaurs hunted in groups."

[citation required]

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3D scanning made easy: Reg man ponders terrifying Xmas pressie

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Copyright/Trademark

Just waiting for the first copyright/trademark case against someone who used a photo of their boss/spouse/family member/celebrity/delete where applicable to be launched.

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Apple Fanbois (and girls) already lining up for NEW iPHONE

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Re: 3 minute orgasm

Think of the arm ache.

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Apple, FBI: YES we're, er, looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

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Re: Long passwords are easy

"Unfortunately a lot of sites insist on relatively short passwords."

Additionally a lot of sites also insist on the mixed use of upper/lower case and numbers.

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Alienware injects EVEN MORE ALIEN into redesigned Area-51 gaming PC

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Re: I like it...

He doesn't know how to use the three seashells!

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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Re: Lizards/Dinosaurs x Human sex not illegal

"Presumably our lawmakers being somewhat reptilian themselves ..."

You are David Icke and I claim my £10 gift voucher.

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Re: so annoying@Valeyard

"i'm really offended by the casual portrayal of racism toward my planet :("

What, Gallifrey?

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Re: Not "extra-terrestrial"

Don't be ashamed, embrace it, love it and express it.

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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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Re: Sock gnomes

Dammit to Hell!

glingleglingleglingle...

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BAT-GOBBLING urban SPIDER QUEENS swell to ENORMOUS SIZE

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Re: Not just Oz.. happening in the UK aswell

"I think that one calls for a hoover to remove it though."

Nope, the correct procedure in this situation is a vinyl album cover of Dark Side of the Moon, a large mixing bowl, and a clear run from the bottom of the back garden.

Then you can never live in the house again.

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Upvote for the drop bears, those buggers hurt!

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UK government accused of hiding TRUTH about Universal Credit fiasco

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Re: Are there ANY success stories? @ mdava

"Can anyone point out a major government IT project in the last decade that has been a success?"

How about any of the GCHQ surveillance programs?

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Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA

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Re: Is it wrong to Torrent Murdoch content?@Anonymous Cow heard

Depends on what value you attribute to "worth". Or what value you attribute to "content".

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