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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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Yawn LOL!!!!

You're never going to get those minutes back!!!!!!!! Why not cancel your subscription?!?!?!?!?

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Re: Re: Spanners Vs. Wrenches

We'll feed the spanner paradigm into the BuzzGasm Aggregator and see what happens. Can't guarantee to get you your spanners back, however.

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Re: Re: Offensive to Brummies

Working for the Johnny Foreigner, eh? Just as I faaaawt, me old china, cor blimey, yer 'avin a giraffe, etc, etc

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Re: Re: The simple answer is usually the obvious one

I heard the UN was considering banning loose Lego bricks as "domestic landmines". Too bloody right.

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Re: Arapaho used Left-hand Screws?

I checked. Our Photoshop operator is campaigningly left-handed, which is why he pushed his sinister agenda. We've tied his left arm behind his back for a month, so that should keep things rightly right-handed for a while.

As for the 0.02%, that's compiled from aggregating screw stats from 2.4 million websites. Feel free to provide an alternative figure, with exhaustive proof, naturally.

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Re: No mention ...

I believe the presence of footwear seals the vortex portal, although it's an unstable gateway reopened by the proximity of unclad feet.

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Brit amateur payload set to complete full circle around PLANET EARTH

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Re: Just to make it interesting

That's a fine idea, assuming everyone launches from the same point at the same time. Hmmmm...

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Re: Wunderbra!

A good question. I think It'll just continue its lonely wanderings until floating into history.

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Re: Unless...

40,000km if it travelled the equator, but since it didn't, and the distance is around 28,000km at 45 degs latitude, 25k sounds about right to me.

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LOHAN's stirring motto: Ad Astra Tabernamque

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Astras?

Nope - accusative plural of astrum is indeed astra.

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Re: Re: MMXIV or 11111011110

"Pretty geeky"? It's the mutt's nuts of geekery, and no messing.

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Re: When is the....

Yes, we have several ideas. Sadly none of them is at the moment more concrete than a sloppy slurry with a bit of gravel thrown in. When we know, you lot will be the first to know.

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Vote now for LOHAN's stirring mission patch motto

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Re: Re: Ða Heofenas Beacnian

We are a broad church, with tentacles across the world.

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Re: Re: Vote?

Javascript. Poll's there for everyone else. Check your settings.

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Re: Vote?

The poll's at the bottom of the article. If you can't see it, there's something wrong at your end.

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Our condolences and thanks for the submission, which is a worthy contender.

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Reg Latin scholars scrap over LOHAN's stirring motto

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Re: might of been?

Simple typo.

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Re: Any non-Latin in with a shout?

We have non-Latin submissions. Await the final vote and wonder, oh multilingual commentard.

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Re: pedanteria maxima .... or "morositas maxima",rather, mustn't mix my Italo-Latin ...

I'm going for a declensionless Anglo-Latin fusion. Works for me.

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Re: Re: WD-40

I think not. Well spotted.

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Re: Caliganote

I will, thanks. Take one yourself for the being the first to spot that.

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I'd be happy, really.

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Ever wanted to be a Playmonaut? El Reg's Vulture 2 spaceplane sim reveals what it's like

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Yes, we'll do a vid. Watch this space.

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Re: Talent

Yes, we've certainly got the Right Stuff on our side.

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Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land

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Re: Congratulations!

Fair point. Longest record, naturally.

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Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet

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I like it. Good plan.

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Re: world's remotest outcrop

Not so - Rockall is the remotest single islet, as far as I can tell. Bouvet Island has a few small islets of its own off its coast.

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Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery

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Re: "The question of how this...keeps appearing out of nowhere has been haunting us for over ten years"

Your guess is as good as mine ;-)

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Re: Why?

God alone knows. The question of how this and similar rubbish keeps appearing out of nowhere has been haunting us for over ten years. It's a complete mystery.

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Re: "Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage"

Thanks. I'll head to the fridge right now...

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

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Re: Or just the classic....

Pilae Ad Parietem? We're going to need a Latin expert to check all these mottos.

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Re: Re: How about....

Indeed, yes it should.

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Re: Re: How about....

Per cervisiam ad astra. Speaking of which...

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Beer in SPAAAACE! London Pride soars to 28,000m

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Re: Superb stuff but Gopro3's grrrrrr

We've had battery problems. Our solution was never to use the damn thing again.

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Plucky Rockall adventurer prepares to leave islet

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Re: What are those plaques in the piccy?

British government plaques, although I think Greenpeace put something up there too. We were too busy being extremely pleased with ourselves atop the rock to bother with flag-waving plaquery. "Get oorf moi rooock" would have been a good move, though.

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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Re: Re: more of Katarina please!

Yes. Bear in mind my daughter is 12 years old, so let's keep it clean, eh?

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Re: But the demanding public need to know...

Time to 'fess up. We did buy a novelty latex starfish ice cube tray - €1.

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Vulture 2 fills beak with Pi in the Sky

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Re: LOHAN link suspect

Should be http://reg.cx/1Uyg - extra "e" there.

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Re: Re: Looking good

I'll look into it.

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Your concerns are noted, and we are addressing. As I've said, everything will be bolted, lashed or epoxied.

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Re: Looking good

Oh yes, epoxied in place for the main event, in common with everything else which can't be lashed down, bolted, etc.

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Re: BBC at it again

Well, fair play to 'em anyway.

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Re: Re: Playmonaut Safety...

Oh ok then, we'll install an airbag. Might as well put a cup holder in while we're at it.

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Alabama quadchopper hits THREE THOUSAND FEET next to AIRPORT

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Fair point. I'd suggest an autopilot is a factor.

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Storm-battered Rockall adventurer recalls 'worst experience of my life'

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Re: Re: Prevailing winds

Fair enough. Suffice it to say, I wouldn't dangle anything off Rockall, no matter how well lashed. Except maybe an effigy of Rolf Harris, as an offering to Davy Jones.

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Re: Re: Prevailing winds

Too true. Mercifully in this case, having been atop the sacred islet myself, I am in an unassailable position of correctness regarding podule pitching.

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Re: Prevailing winds

That's not possible, unless you fancy dangling from a cliff face. The ledge he's on is the only plausible site for pitching a pod.

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Going up: Fancy a virtual flight to 30km above the PLANET?

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Re: Re: Or

Understood. I'll factor in the taxi fare then and report back on how much I've saved over backing this on Kickstarter from the comfort of my PC.

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Re: Or

In my case, that would involve a flight to Britain and a train to Skegness. I can walk from the station to the pier, though, so I've saved a taxi fare.

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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Re: Bust-up

Au contraire, mon ami. The fact that it's theoretically possible means it's imperative to make it happen..

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