* Posts by ravenviz

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Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT. Again

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Re: In situations like this, I find it useful

Spot Goes to the Fallout Shelter?

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

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Why has no-one mentioned Abraxas, it's appalling?

But then I suppose it does get 0.2 points higher than Battlefield Earth's score of 2.4 at imdb.com!

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FERTILISER DOOM warning! PESKY humans set to WIPE selves out AGAIN

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Re: "ElReg is INTERNATIONAL."

I believe Noah Webster sought English spelling reform given an opportunity to do so at the dawn of a new culture. By way of analogy, pints and litres can be used to measure the same quantity, and in a world where both are used, bothering to understand the difference and what the conversion is allows you to understand how much beer you want to buy instead of pontificating about how it's measured.

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Re: LERN TWO PHUQUEING SPEL!! LOL @AC

And I thought we were talking about "fertili"&CHAR(113+(2*(Country$="UK"))+(9*(Country$="USA")))&"er"!

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Re: is cannibalism the answer?

You obviously have not been there on a Saturday night!

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Re: Even if true, addressing individual symptoms is not going to work.

What if I don't want to live in France?

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Missing defective BEAGLE FOUND ON MARS! Amazing claim

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Re: Cute design but risky

The image in the video seems to show the 'lid' and a single petal had deployed. You do wonder if the vibrations of the landing could have distorted the apparatus somehow to create a simple mechanical obstruction to full deployment.

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'Nauts end panic by switching computer off and on again

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Re: Noses?

A person exposed to harmful amounts of ammonia will notice it immediately because of the strong, unpleasant smell; strong taste; and likely irritation to the skin, eyes, nose and throat.

Best avoided on the ISS I would have thought!

New York Department of Health

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'F*** you', exclaims Google Translate app, politely

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I hope it's better than Siri who which kept on telling me about a 'new rose' every time I asked for Euro exchange rates!

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'NAUTS FLEE 'gas leak' to Russian module

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Re: You can't get to there from here

They'd have to do a bit of EVA. Like in films.

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DANGER: Is that 'hot babe' on Skype a sextortionist?

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Re: They failed to obey the first rule of digital imagery

I have an outside toilet as well, does that count as downstairs, or something different?

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

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Re: > much better view of it with a telescope or good pair of binoculars.

Box Hill in Surrey is a National Trust recognized dark sky site, a snitch at under 40 km from central London.

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World's largest ship swallows 900 MEGATINS of baked beans

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Wow, a crude oil tanker! Will they be building a nice one now she has been scrapped?

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NASA closing on fix for Opportunity rover's 'amnesia'

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rover's flight software

Wow, I didn't know Opportunity could fly as well! No wonder it's low on battery!

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Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

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Re: Early Stage?

Would it be worth the occasional covert surveillance

No.

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Not app-y with VAT: Apple bumps up prices in Blighty, Europe, Canada

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Re: 30%!

Don't like? Don't buy!

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Alien Earths are out there: Our home is not 'unique'

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Earthish-sized worlds?

Earthsized-ish, surely?

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ALIEN fossils ON MARS: Curiosity snaps evidence of life

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Re: I'm completely open to the truth myself...

Wondering about creation just needs wonder.

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Re: Unconvincing hype @ ST

There's not nessie-ssarily plesiosaurs in Scotland just because some has a photo of one!

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BILL GATES DRINKS 'boiled and treated' POO. Ah, 'delicious'

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Re: Well..

I looked on the internet and my conclusion is a suspicion that there are orders of magnitude more water in the sea than all of the animals that have ever existed could have passed.

Not very robust for a lunch-hour investigation but:

o Discussion: how many organisms have ever lived on Earth?

o Volume of the sea

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Poor ol' Bill

Too many people poo-poo (ahem) Bill Gates in his efforts to use his amassed wealth to help humanity, he doesn't have to; good on him I say!

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Re: What kinds of Poo?

There will have to be a machine to remove the lolly sticks first!

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Re: Literally

I suggest you overuse 'literally'.

In the UK at least, much drinking water comes from the sky, and is collected in various reservoirs located in the more rainy areas of the country, the water itself ultimately originating in the Atlantic Ocean, which is huge to say the least. Yes biological waste will and does end up there (and has done over all of geological time) but I would wager that most of it repeatedly runs off back into the sea where it came from, unadulterated by faunal oesophagi!

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SpaceX: CATS with FRIKKIN' LASERS to blast off to space station

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most of the students will get to see their investigations re-flown

Sorry for the kids whose experiments didn't make it second time round! Gutted!

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Apple's 16GB iPhones are a big fat lie, claims iOS 8 storage hog lawsuit

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Re: Tim Cooks car ......

Ford said no such thing, they quoted 600,000 cubic inches!

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NASA preps lobotomy for Opportunity rover to cure amnesia

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Re: Ouch

Yes, quite a difficult analogy for the breakfast table!

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El Reg tests portable breathalyzers: Getting drunk so you don't have to

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A lot more units out there

The Alcosense Elite available in UK for £60 has a cleaning function where a small fan extracts moisture ready for the next use. They also do more budget models but without this function. Also it does not make judgements about your imminent demise, just whether you are over the limit, or not.

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Purple glistening plasma, you say? Orion plummets back to Earth

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Re: I'm curious

Why not have a space station in Earth orbit from where crew could rest before and after missions, and you could transfer them to and from space via some sort of reusable shuttle craft?

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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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Blade Runner 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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