* Posts by Lars

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OTHER EARTHS may be orbiting our Sun beyond Neptune

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Re: Float on

Having known some Astrologers they will claim all the wrong predictions where due to those planets and now let us predict again. I am, sort of, fond of one who for my paying wife predicted I would not belive him at all. But then again I knew some wacuum cleaner guys too.

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Re: Going interplanetary

One can only hope.

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

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Re: Sounds like a no-brainer to me?

Please Vladimir Plouzhnikov, the EU part was both cheep and dumb.

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Amazon's tax deal in Luxembourg BROKE the LAW, says EU

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Cheers Tom, do I sniff a pint of Friday beer in your logic. It's not Luxemburg nor the UK that takes a look at Amazon, it's the EU and they should as well have a look at some islands in British waters as the Brits will be the last to do it. Cheers all the same.

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Preserve the concinnity of English, caterwauls American university

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funny

And nice, I had a teacher who asked me why I like English. I told him it's because there is no grammar in the language, The guy, to my surprise, got very upset, surprisingly perhaps not. Then again if you teach the only language you know and are accused of having no grammar then who the hell are you. Forgive me in advance, I love the language but for grammar I could mention some other languages

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English is the last mongrel Germanic language there is. The large amount of words in the English language is probably due to the fact that the island was conquered by world + dog* more than any other part of Europe. Nothing wrong with that either. The Dutch and Scandinavians have less problems reading old English than the English. At times I am a bit pissed off with Brits who think they have invented the language by themselves. Am I scratching blood from my nose.

*This expression (read as "world plus dog") is primarily used on the U.K. information tech news site "The Register" as a synonym for "everyone" or "many, Urban Dictionary: world + dog

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2015 will be the Year of Linux on the, no wait, of the dot-word domain EXPLOSION

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I have no doubt it will all run on Linux, but still it's a bit funny that there is not one "linux" in the text.

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Remember Corel? It's just entered .DLL hell

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Would that be the Corel with one of the first Linux distros then a long time ago, 1997 or such,

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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Re: Ironic

"they failed to notice the Kouachi brothers quite open pre-terrorist behavior & planning.". Well they knew about them but as somebody in the French police pointed out it's just not possible to assign people to follow each step a suspect takes for the rest of his life among say several hundred similar suspects. The simple solution, a very old one, would be to just jail them or shoot them as suspects. No need to point fingers towards any specific country her.

I don't think we want such an society. Cameron of course will look for a fast solution not to look undecided. Understandable perhaps but rubbish all the same.

The solution, as before, is education, there has never been any other working solution, but imagine a politician brave enough to mention anything like that when the "soul" tells him he has to have a solution now.

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Tax Systems: The good, the bad and the completely toot toot ding-dong loopy

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Re: "Tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect!"

@Eddy Ito. I am not sure how to read your comment, thanks for the links anyway. My post was an effort to be kind and thoughtful in not pointing out that the sentence "time of Bill Clinton's last submitted budget of $1.8 trillion, and Barack Obama's first submitted budget of $3.6 trillion" has a sting of amnesia as there was Clinton and then something happened before Obama that was not mentioned for odd reasons I cannot understand. Oh well.

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Re: "Tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect!"

I sometimes think Americans have an inbuilt ability to forget how much and who pays for the military and wars.

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Re: I wonder - North London commuters

"Double decker trains as commonly used in the rest of Europe?". I think a big (expensive) problem in the UK is all the low bridges you run under.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Hot Spanish tongue action

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Re: Looks a bit too much of a mouthfull for me

As for looks, it's damned difficult to make food look good on pics unless you are professional of course.

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Tor de farce: NSA fails to decrypt anonymised network

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Please, naughty people

"Very naughty people use Tor". Please tell us you never fly, fart, use public transportation, the postal service, roads, dentists, hot dogs, chics. Please tell us what we can safely use that you naughty have left for us to use.

Time, perhaps, to use Tor so that "less" naughty people use it.

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Makers of Snowden movie Citizenfour sued by ex-oil exec

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Re: Traitor to the USA (not America)?

"Try criticizing the government, or get in a legal spat with an official while you're there. Because it seems as if you think you're being oppressed, living in the UK."

Sorry but that logic, as old as it is, doesn't work ever.

My headache is not smaller because somebody in Russia has a stronger one. If I am fat then I am not less fat even if somebody in Mexico is fatter. Tell a under payed Britt he is actually well payed as there are people who get less in China. That (lack) of logic is probably from the stone age if not older.

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FURY erupts on streets of Brussels over greedy USA's data-slurping appetite

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Re: Hate Machine

Ah Please, don't try this - "they hate us because of our freedom ...". That is just silly and leave the painting out too. This is about a trade agreement we all need. Unfortunately too much rubbish has been lobbied into the text by big money and big companies. They fuck you Americans and they try to fuck the EU too. If I am pissed off it's because I feel too many politicians in the EU are either dumb, lazy or bought.

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Dirty

Trixs.

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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

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Re: Very pleased with Linux

Silverlight is a piece of shit still used by some sites that does not run on Linux. Incidentally you can use the space in a Windows partition from Linux, no problem at all. I do, however, understand those who feel it's a problem to choose which distro to use. My advice is to put what ever distro on a R/W DVD or a stick and try it out with no stress. It will of course be slower if you run Linux from a DVD. You will have to understand what to do in the setup to make the PC boot from say a DVD, of course (ask).

And even if you are a happy Windows user it's not a dumb idea to have a Linux on a stick if you are one of those who sometimes have to use a PC out of home. A lot safer that way. Part of the fun with Linux was in fact this possibility to compare and try different distros.

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Now Obama seeks China's help to halt alleged Nork HACK ATTACKS

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How sad

But then again perhaps even Sony should do (invest) something in their IT systems security. Next Botswana or something will be accused. What the hell, are those Norks actually that good, and if so, should we not look at how we perform. Came to think of it, is not Sony Korean or something.

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The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

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Perhaps I am feeling my age but why did you feel this demand to change anything. I had no problems and now I have this feeling I have t click more than before. A sort of an Firefox feeling for no reason at all. And I know I will accept it but still I feel Google has done it right in not altering anything at sign on while again making gmail more and more stupid.

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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Thanks Groklaw

Thanks Pamela Jones.

I think fairly few, even among those who has followed this mad story from the beginning, can remember every detail all that well. As I remember there was a report by some consultant who claimed IBM would gladly pay SCO (I will call it SCO here) one billion dollar for the "wrong doings" they had done towards SCO. That report was on the internet then. As for the "wrong doings" they where based on what Earl McBride wanted to believe. No wonder he and David Boies too, smelt cheap money around the corner. And of course Microsoft smelt something too.

At it's wildest SCO claimed there was one million copied instructions in Linux. (The evidence then happened to disappear in a briefcase in Iceland.)

To some extent I can understand this as there was a lot of people who found it hard to understand how a bunch of kids could come up with something as advanced a linux so quickly. Just a PAC-MAN system according to Gates, if I remember right. In comments around the globe then you would find stuff like - "I knew it, I knew it, it's all copied".

One thing I think is obvious in a case like this is that a jury system is not good at all. A "lotto" system that easily gives you a 50/50 chance even if you are wrong. How can one demand that a jury could understand any of this. No wonder McBride wanted to take the case in front of a jury all the time.

Pamela Jones ability to dig into it was fenomenal.

As for SCO Unix, I had tens of customers running our software and it was quite OK. Cheaper than HP-UX, Aix and Solaris but also slower as it ran on standard PC hardware. The only problem I can remember now is that it run out of semaphores every now and then, not a big problem as such. In fact, I found more bugs in HP-UX.

I mention this as I still feel sorry for the honest and good guys working with SCO Unix and who probably lost their jobs due to a greedy dumb guy like Darl McBride who managed to destroy the company, for ever, as I hope to day.

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Untangling .NET Core: Open source for Windows, Mac, Linux

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Re: Win over ? Windows is over!

So what happened to Suse?

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ESA: Venus probe doomed to fiery death on weird planet's surface

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"Venus had slowed down 6.5 minutes in the last 16 years – which makes our leap year look like a very minor affair". C'mon ElReg this is not Fox News.

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A general's tale of the US's Gulf War follies and Glyn Johns' life in music

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Period

The Iraq war was a stupid thing by stupid people. Most Europeans knew it in advance many Americans too. No need to bash the army, it's not the army that start wars. Period.

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EU Google-bashing is making us look really bad, say Google bashers

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Re: How about doing something about the ducking bankers and corrupt politicians...

"and leave consumer choice to the consumers!". Yes, Yes, I like that too, but the thing is that we consumers will eat shit, drink shit and be treated as shit if we think to much of having any force on facts just because we are consumers. We do need organisations within the state to help us. For instance, the lobbying by the industry related to what shit they are allowed to put into our food is staggering. The amazing thing is that the EU has agreed not to check but some of the stuff used by the food industry.

Lots of shit in this comment, no doubt, but that is, more or less, how it is.

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Skinny Ubuntu Linux 'Snapped' up by fat Microsoft cloud

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Re: Extend, Embrace, Elephant

Things have changed. Perhaps even MS. Linux is just too big to omit. Bigger than MS in the embedded space and in super computers, a tie on the internet or bigger. One could say that while GM and Chrysler could go bust cars will still be made. If the cloud is where MS wants to succeed then leaving Linux out of the equation would be very dumb. MS is the lonely elephant here.

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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 3.18 as 3.17 wobbles

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Re: Seems wrong...

Pleas J3, that was silly.

Am I the only prick in this world who cannot stand his voice for longer than 29 seconds??. Give me anybody else, Gervais, no matter his relation between height and width, the Queen, hats or no hats, Sean Connery, +45 years old, any sketch of Monty Python, including the best they took part in, the one with the two priests. Give me John Wayne, double Dutch, triple Dutch, any language any man woman or cat but not the voice of John Oliver. Am I the only one in this world or am I in desperate need of a shrink(US). Help.

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Microsoft tries to defend Irish servers from US g-men invasion, again

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Re: EU

" "Blá blá blá blá"... no sanctions whatsoever or real and practical measures..." Microsoft has not done it yet. As far as we know.

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SPLASHDOWN! Orion lands safely in the Pacific Ocean

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"He is also very popular", so was Hitler, among the royal family too. Remember Henry Ford. At the Olympics in Berlin the French gave him the Heil Hitler, some countries did not. Please, no matter how I disliked Boy Bush he did accept his eight years, eight too many. Putin is now informing the Russians he will stay on (as the nice guy he is) for his fourth stint, only not for life as he has put it now. Hitler was elected in a democratic way. Shit happens and Woodhouse was joking about it. Smile Russians smile as long as you can, or the hell.

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"There is nothing wrong with Russia.", I like to agree, but there is a guy who has driven himself into a corner, and I hope the Russians will understand how to deal with it before soon. There might be even stronger stupidity available. It would be better if internal stupidity could be dealt with internally before it becomes global.

Hovewer there is also this rather funny moon conspiracy theory. Do you really think the Russians would have kept mum if the USA had failed. Damn it.

Something for the weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIviufQ4APo

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Nordic Samuel Beckett meets Kafka meets Gervais: Modern office parable The Room

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Re: Discrepancy

I wrote an app for that, failed marketing it, shit.

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Fiat 500X: A fun-loving Goldilocks who'll get down and dirty

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Re: Something missing

But not for too long, almost every country in the EU produce fine cars while finding bits that fell off a British car has become archaeology like with the "Mk. VI Bentley that had been in a field (forming part of the fence) for 15 years", living in the past is "in to day" in Blighty, something to do with the BBC perhaps, Kudos to the brave people at ElReg who write about French cars.

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Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'

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Oh dear

Oh dear,

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US taxmen won't say WHY they're probing Microsoft. So Redmond is suing the IRS

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More hmm...

"The US Internal Revenue Service has been digging into Microsoft's tax records" and Microsoft asks why. I would suggest it's something related to tax rather than viruses or child porn, possible something in the tax records. I have a feeling, and I hope I am right, that the US and the EU are getting a bit fed up with how the big ones are able to cut taxes to hardly nothing. I would support some digging indeed.

I will show my drivers lisence when asked by the police, or should I rather ask him why he needs to see it.

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NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!

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Re: Interesting

I think they want to keep the brand alive. Nokia Networks is the main business to day but the brand in that world is not as visible. Perhaps one could as well call the N1 a Foxconn device branded Nokia and that is not to say Nokia has nobody left with experience with such devices.

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Internet Society slams online 'UN Security Council' plan, snubs permanent seat offer

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Re: Perhaps

@ Marketing Hack, I remain very skeptical too regarding the internet.

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Perhaps

While it's so easy to criticize the UN we should remember it cannot be better than we deserve and that there are parts of the UN that are doing a very good job after all. "Throwing out the baby with the bath water" and such things.

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Now Uber can take EVERYONE for a ride

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Slave wage

Is big business.

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SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS

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Re: Ahem...

Not anything about OSS I hope, but on a more "serious" note, I believe we have all had dogs fucking up our legs, and I have known guys who in the morning did not believe what they had managed to fuck up. All about us "men", I would think. My old mother once told me she liked wild life programs on the telly but that she was a bit fucked up with all the fucking in each program. I think there was a program showing two fucking whales, first ever on TV and I think they got the Pulitzer Prize or something. I think some boffins are too obsessed with animal sex, high time of course seen from a Victorian perspective. And I am sure there must have been a shepherd who fucked a sheep and then ate it. Sometimes I think that happened to the Neanderthals too. I miss a shut up icon badly.

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Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals

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Re: It's not Europe's problem to fix

Yes and no, but more yes as we live on the same planet, as I like to think, and we use the same clouds, not that we should perhaps, something Apple, Microsoft, HP and other cloud giants are understanding too. And what the heck, Microsoft is an expert on this as they had to bend before the EU when American companies asked the EU for help, Rather confusing but nothing new, and I would agree that the US DoJ should wake up after falling asleep, as I think, at the end of November 1963. (Almost like yesterday).

Oi, the World!

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COMET lander DRILL CLIFFHANGER as last dregs of power used

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Re: I hope they can retrieve and analyze a sample!

I hope so too, but what's wrong with a dirty snowball, the amount of water in the comet is of great interest like the "dirt" too. Fingers crossed in my coat.

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FTC tells 'scan to email' patent troll: Every breath you take, every lie you make, I'll be fining you

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Re: Point of responsibility?

SCO tried the same with Linux users and some did pay.

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Mystery Google barges TORPEDOED by US govt: Showrooms declared death traps

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Re: The REAL problem was building it in San Francisco, California

"from the Norwegian viewpoint, US liberals apparently count as conservative". A link please, perhaps the Google translate fooled you. You Americans are so damned fooled by those totally worthless "one" words. When kids in kindergarten point their finger and call each other this and that. you smile and I smile at you. A one word language is not worth much. ugh Ugh ugh ugh UGH! ugh... ugh?.

On the other hand if "liberal" is "conservative" then everything is going towards the extreme where the "left" and "right" meet in what is sometimes called fascism, not a good spot, no matter how many tins of food you have in your bunker. Try "common sense", that is a good start, two words, and there is no left or right to it. Eventually it might lead to the ability to use several words in a sentence.

I have for many years tried to find out how the hell something like Palin was allowed to enter the circus. Now I think it's all about a takeover by big money, Crook brothers and similar have decided to support the most stupid people they can find. Look how far, all the way to Alaska, they had to walk in order to find her, Dear Americans, next time vote for the people with the smallest budget You are being screwed. Look closer, you deserve better. I am not choosing the "animal" for you, just try to vote for the least stupid available.

Oh well, this was about Google, then long ago, I expected them to do floating, water cooled, data centers they could move around the world, I was wrong, and I think they did not bother about any regulations.

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European SPACEMAN exposes EERIE snaps of ISS in Twitter feed

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Re: Clean your room

Yes, I think they need some mothers up there. Kids playing with soap bubbles, looked very similar when I had a few at home.

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Verizon bankrolls tech news site, bans tech's biggest stories

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Re: I'm really not sure who I hate the most.

Keef, cheer up. For no Governments, Telcos and Newspapers try Somalia for instance, and hating the world going to the pub doesn't compute.

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KRAKKOOOM! Space Station supply mission in PODULE PRANG EXPLOSION CHAOS

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Vehicle anomaly

The way your wife would explain wrecking the car, (in a cartoon). Still I would not blame the Russians, they have made extremely fine engines and as a Finnish General once said, if there are more than two moving parts in a Russian engine it will break and in a rocket engine there are less,

Joke alert, but only partly.

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Swedish 'Future minister' doesn't do social media

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Re: I'm wondering

I am wondering too "those that are not there (Facebook, Twitter) are the ones who are weird.". I totally disagree. And what about this "Kristina Persson's voice does not extend to the internet however." Is the internet really now Facebook and Twitter.

Nothing against Carl Bildt who "ran a not inconsiderable part of Swedish foreign policy through his personal Twitter account" and built up a stockpile of over 100,000 tweets"

It's just that it is/sounds so damned stupid that it makes me totally speachless. It would, however, make me happy if the pope built up a stockpile of over 100,000 tweets regarding condoms.

Oh dear, haa haa and haa haa.

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Billionaire's pet DRAGON SPLASHES DOWN off Pacific Coast

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Re: Am I the first one

OK

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Am I the first one

Who cannot get any sound off of this. or is this something about the fox or did Linus say something or what the hell is going on. I do expect there to be sound, no matter how stupid, and no matter how stupid the video. Please.

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CATACLYSMIC Sun BELCH causes hour-long RADIO BLACKOUT in SPAAACE

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Re: Sun's latest FIERY BURP

"Maybe it was a fart. Who can tell the Sun's head from its butt since it's a ball". Experience, experience my friend, all you need is a fart and a match and you will know where your balls are, or did the world pass you without a fart.

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