* Posts by ravenviz

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Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

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Re: Overreaction?

The opening scene to Swordfish anyone?

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Rosetta beams back colour pics: 67P shades of grey are SO HOT right now

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Re: So on the next mission they will bring a vacuum cleaner?

Well sort of, that essentially is the aim of StarDust.

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30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

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I just found out that gullible isn't in the dictionary!

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Re: But Shirley!

Everything's perishable if you leave it long enough!

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So - you thought you knew all about the INSTANT COFFEE DUNES of TITAN?

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Re: may be I have gone blind but I dont see no boffins

How about Tefal heads instead?

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My HOUSE used to be a PUB: How to save the UK high street

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Re: Already happening

Remaining shops:

Corner coffee shop & takeaway; Chinese takeaway (advertising justeat.co.uk); Chinese travel shop; grocery store specialising in Asian food; hairdressers; photography shop (that does visa and passport photos); pet supplies shop that sells windows (or a window shop that sells pet supplies); Chinese restaurant; estate agents; another takeaway; pub; newsagents; betting shop; kebab shop; another hairdressers.

And a giant Lidl on the other side of the road where you can't get:

- hot food

- a haircut

- a betting receipt

- your photo taken

- a paper

- drunk

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SCIENCE LAB TERROR: MYSTERY of the MISSING BRAINS

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Re: Getting stuffed ...

I'd like to do that to most of the House of Commons

Is that because the House of Lords has already been done?

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Re: Students?

Students.... students? Eurghhhh,,,,, Students.

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Orion BELTS UP: Space shuttle wannabe preps again for test flight

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"fuel valve that refused to close properly"

Luckily this can only happen on the launch pad.

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UK.gov quietly slips extra cash to AUTO ROBOTICA bods

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Re: oh no ...

Maybe you'll know after the test results are made available.

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Give nerds their own PRIVATE TRAIN CARRIAGES, say boffins

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Re: Take this train to Luton, um, I mean Bedford

Does 'rarely crowded' mean that everyone has a seat to sit on?

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Gangnam Style BREAKS YouTube

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If the hit counter breaks then surely that means it's time for everyone to move on and look at something else and the video be removed and never be allowed to be uploaded again. Ever.

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Star Wars: Episode VII trailer lands. You call that a lightsaber? THIS is a lightsaber

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Re: "The Force is strong in you, treacle."

Goody gumdrops!

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Re: Cross Guard Important?, Really?

I quite liked those 'light whips' in Johnny Mnemonic. Shame about everything else in the film, especially Keanu's soliloquy about room service and pressed shirts!

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By the Rivers of Babylon, where the Antikythera Mechanism laid down

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Re: Been in the museum where they have this object

And North Korea calls itself a Democratic People's Republic

democracy (n.) noun, a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

See, a democracy!

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APPLE set to Air PLUS-SIZED iPAD – claims mag

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Buggy sauce anyone?

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Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Re: the short life span isn't a problem

IMO Tyrell's statement to Batty about burning twice as bright, living half as long was just to use a Chinese proverb to placate him, not that replicants lived longer if they had quieter lives!

It didn't seem to work very well though!

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Re: -1 Geek Point

Reminds me of Decwars!

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I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!

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Re: Stereotypes

I will say that the A5 going into Wales sees a lot more nutty driving than up 'til then, it's mainly small hatchbacks with drainpipe exhaust pipes scraping the ground.

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Negative view on Sat nav

I found the article very negative about sat nav, maybe tongue in cheek at best. I've had various devices over the years, including factory fitted, but now find that Google Maps on my phone is just fine, very accurate, and gives accurate real time traffic information (I can only presume as crowd-sourced from connected devices). The only downside is having to set up a route where there is 3G, it uses GPS from then on; otherwise it's back to that old screen in the glove box or, shudder, actually knowing how to get to where you're going.

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Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK

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Sliding doors on Mars

often leaving them open as I drove around after a liquid lunch without wearing a seat belt, happy days!

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THERE it is! Philae comet lander FOUND in EXISTING Rosetta PICS

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Re: Should have included some buttered toast on the feet

Super-gluing a cat to the toast with feet and butter facing outwards just means the lander would rotate just above the surface for all of time without actually landing at all!

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Dark side of the DUNE: Probot snaps shadowy comet surface selfie

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Let's hope the sun shines on the spacy diamond!

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'Scope boffins get INSIDE URANUS after snapping mystery spots

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How about an eddy caused by an impact of some sort?

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Philae heads for comet, reports back to mothercraft Rosetta

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Re: The videocast is terrible.

Yes, just like being there, the suspense was amazing! Comet landings aren't all space shuttles and Bruce Willis!

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Euro space boffins ready, mere HOURS from flinging Rosetta lander at Comet 67P

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Brid-Aine,

I'm in a meeting when it's scheduled to land, can you ask them to postpone it for an hour?

Thanks.

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First space Hasselblad goes under the hammer

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I have it on authority that Helen Sharman took private photos from space and had them developed in Boots (or similar):

"Me on the beach"

"A seagull"

"Me eating a lolly"

"The Earth from space"

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So long, thanks for all the ...er, FISH BRIGHTER than boffins thought

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The wheel, New York, wars, etc.

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Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING

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Global warming

Global warming can't be true because people are getting bigger* and there's loads of those.

*except not in the UK

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White LED lies: It's great, but Nobel physics prize-winning great?

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Re: LED Lighting: RGB vs UV/Blue + White/Yellow Phosphor

@Steve Jones

who says people believe LED's (or whatever) produce a blackbody spectrum, I'm sure they a) don't know what a blackbody spectrum is; b) don't care?

I remember switching to energy saving bulbs some years ago and the feel of my rooms being different from filament bulbs, somehow 'colder', but now I've got used to it and happy in the (presumed) energy saving costs, although I've not tried to isolate this from fluctuating electricity prices; I'm not sure many people check their actual consumption, only how much their bill is (which is the point of the article and the prize award).

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SECRET U.S. 'SPACE WARPLANE' set to return from SPY MISSION

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Re: Come in X-37B !

Oh no, 8LE-X, you are in trouble!

</childhood gag about a boating pond>

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LOHAN crash lands on CNN

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Autopilot?

Is this a reference to the Playmonaut?

PS: thanks for the mug!

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Apple's new 'iPad Air 2' sliced open, revealing (possible) A8X core

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I have (had) a perfectly working iPad 2, until I loaded the Facebook app, and now the performance is terrible.

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Mobile coverage on trains really is pants

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Re: An old man writes

So listening to Libby Purves was your only source of pr0n?

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Re: Works for the wrong people

If I want to make a call I go to the entrance vestibule* because a) I stand a better chance of getting a signal; b) it's polite.

*I don't use the train for commuting, only leisure trips in the evening

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Facebook storage techies: We sift through your family snaps to find 'warm BLOBs'

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Re: @ravenviz

And I should have used the troll icon!

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May I recommend:

alt-0215:30 × 4TB

Also you may be interested in ISO 31-0 (Numerical value and unit symbol are separated by a space): '4 TB'

/audit

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Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

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BMI is like SatNav

You don't just rely on one source of information to make decisions, it's just a tool to give you an idea of the direction you're going, and possibly to help describe to you how you can reach your destination (if you want to get there).

Cross the flooded ford at your peril!

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Re: "So am I a statistic"

Have you done any surveys, or been involved in any studies?

If not, then No.

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Re: lies , damn lies, and who are all the pies?

Re: keeping your brain alive

I think you are closer to the value of keeping your whole body alive. A very loose rule is body weight in kg × 25, e.g. 75 kg × 25 = 1875 calories, but the personal result depends on some additional factors such as height and age.

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Room temperature

I'm sure I was taught in science classes in the 80's that room temperature is 21 ºC but Wikipedia seems to suggest it is 'defined' higher at 23 ºC.

I prefer to keep my house and office at 20 ºC, and car at 19 ºC, for a belief that it is (slightly more) healthy, but I wonder how many extra calories are burned per 1 ºC ambient temperature reduction per hour?

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Music-mad Brits drive up hardware sales too – claims BPI

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Music companies

can FRO, they're just in it for the money. The progressive rock scene in the UK has been crowdfunding, self promoting and distributing for years. Smaller bands these days don't make money out of music sales anyway, it's the touring and merchandise, provided the venues themselves aren't asking too much of a cut of what they think they 'deserve' for kindly hosting your band and fans. Gits.

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SLOSH! Cops dethrone suspect - by tipping over portaloo with him inside

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Reminds me of a story about someone falling into a long-drop toilet at Glastonbury Festival.

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Ingredient found in TASTY BEER is GOOD for your BRAIN

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I thought Australia was upside down, not back to front like in those pics!

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'This BITE MARK is a SMOKING GUN': Boffins probe ancient assault

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the notion that the larger dino will win in a fight

Maybe it was ill.

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Drones CAN'T deliver goods ... oh. Air traffic control system backed by NASA, you say?

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Re: UAV's - Yes, UAV Delivery Ships - No thanks

People seem to be stuck with quad copters and home deliveries from Amazon in their heads; the article talks about UAV's in general, so that could be anything, from (yes) quad copters, to air ships and even quite hefty aircraft. Whatever UAV platform people come up with, it is essential to have a traffic control system in place first!

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City hidden beneath England's Stonehenge had HUMAN ABATTOIR. And a pub

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Re: HUMAN ABBATOIR?

Maybe it was meant to be 'Hunan abattoir'!

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Re: So basically...

Do you mean something like this in Whitby?

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Re: Forget the 'WHEEL'...

provides [...] entertainment

“I drink to make other people more interesting.”

Ernest Hemingway

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