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1027 posts • joined 10 Apr 2012

Boffin claims Bigfoot DNA reveals BESTIAL BONKING

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Re: Interspecies sterility

"or hybridisation events are continuing"

It's called "Happy Hour"

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Re: I can't believe I'm commenting on this....

Unknown to scientists. Everybody else has seen/met a bogan and yes there are still examples of the pure bred bogan to be found

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Re: female humans and an undiscovered primate

It wasn't a suit, just poor personal grooming

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Microsoft claims Windows Phone sales up 300%

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Re: The return rate will be interesting

The answer is too many

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Anti-Israel hackers leak nuclear watchdog email addresses

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Re: Faggots

Seriously, who trusts Iran with nukes? Their stated aim is the complete destruction of Israel. I don't think their into peace, love and group hugs. Their loony enough to think that God is on their side when they nuke Israel and he'll stop Israel from nuking them back ten times over

At best, Iran with nukes would be another North Korea. At worst, a glow in the dark glass sculpture

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Re: Faggots

Can't blame Israel for not wanting Iran to have nukes. Those guys are loony enough to use them.

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What are they going to do? Subscribe them to gay porn?

It's not even going to make it to shit shower let alone a shit storm

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TVShack O’Dwyer strikes deal to avoid US extradition

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Re: Sell-out

The UK government should have thrown the whole request out instead of selling out it's citizens

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Re: Would *you* go ?

"The US has a long and very public history of ignoring international law - what makes anyone they will honour their word ?"

American law IS international law. Didn't you know?

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Re: Orange jumpsuit

Sherrif Joe makes em wear pink ones...

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Google parks panzers on Germany's lawn over 'link tax' plan

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Re: Austrian

No. They'll have to invade Poland again to find out

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Re: not really

"AFAIK many people just scan the headlines / first few lines from Google's news search and rarely go to the news site itself unless they're interested in a particular article"

So what your saying is Google should pay the papers because I don't find their articles interesting?

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Astrobioboffins seek funds to search for ALIEN HAIRSPRAY

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Re: I dunno about that

The earth does support intelligent life but it's not the dominant species

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$10 says

It will be inhabited by wookies or ewoks

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Your brain, the Internet and the Universe

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"but you start with one cell, and end up with sufficient billions to comprehend articles like this one"

And only use one to comment

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Harley allows Apple to use 'Lightning' brand on 'playthings'

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They should have registered Thunder, not Lightning. Harleys aren't quick but are bloody loud

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Antarctic discovery: ALIEN LIFE may be FOUND ON MOON of Jupiter

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Re: I'm wondering ...

"... did the microbes originate/evolve in that location, or did they adapt when they found themselves in an environment that got colder and less hospitable?"

No God invented them and put them there.....

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Cambridge boffins fear 'Pandora's Unboxing' and RISE of the MACHINES

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Re: Seriously

"We may find out that genes for, e.g., morbid obesity turn out to be pretty useful in a different-looking world."

I don't want to live in a world populated by Texans

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I'm more afraid of stupid humans than smart robots.

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Asteroid miners hunt for platinum, leave all common sense in glovebox

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Re: Which is a better conductor of electricity? Gold or copper?

"But you're right on your bigger point that if gold were cheaper, people would consider engineering applications that are currently out of reach because of the cost. Even more so for platinum, etc."

If gold was dirt cheap, it would be easy to use it as corrosion protection instead of hot dip gal. Platinum has a million and one uses and is only limited by cost and avalibility. Radioactive materials on earth came from asteroids making nuclear energy cheaper.

Most of the material you produce in space could be used in space but valuble finished materials could be landed.

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Re: robots

"If anyone with a brain were to seriously take a stab at asteroid mining, they'd do it with robots. As the Mars rovers have shown, you can do pretty sophisticated stuff via robots. And they don't need food, air, sleep or water."

As the Mars rovers show, robots are not the answer unless you can automate them entirely. When it takes 15 minutes back and forth to communicate, it isn't really practicle for remote drivers

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Re: An Adventure...

Realisticly, the real value of minerals mined in space is in space. If you can build space stations and space ships in space, it's far cheaper than using rockets to get earthbound materials into space.

The average cost getting materials into space is $22K per kilo. If your building materials were already in space, space travel would be much cheaper

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Driverless trucks roam Australian mines

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Re: Rise of the Machines

"It's not all bad - worst case is that the fleet of trucks becomes self-aware, learns how to fuel themselves and turns large parts of Australia into a wilderness that's hazardous to human life..."

Large parts of Australia are already a wilderness that is hazardous to human life.

We have 24 of the top 25 most poisonous snakes. Some pretty good spiders, jellyfish and blue ringed octopus, Ivan Milat and Dannii Minogue...

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The Future

In the future, all work places will consist of robots, a man and a dog. The robots do the work. The dog is to guard the robots and the man is there to feed the dog.

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Sandy Island does exist - on a 1908 chart

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Ninja island

Ninja vanish!

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Astronauts (or other 'nauts) could find life on Mars quite healthy

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Caves

If the environmentalists get their way and ban all logging and mining, we may end up in them again here.

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Solar isn't going to be real likely on Mars as it's further away and thus less efficient. The little rovers could get away with it up until winter. Nuclear is the most likely source because it's robust and constant.

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Re: @ Loyal Commenter

Pure O2 is a receipy for a fire. It's one thing for a space suit and another for the whole habitat. In all likelyhood air would be recycled through a greenhouse which would also produce the food

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Liberals propose law to regulate social media

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Re: Not pointless

"The trouble with so-called cyber bullying is that it has in some cases proven to be fatal."

More divorces end with sucide. The bitch accuses the man of child abuse, takes his home and kids away, takes all his assets and leaves him with nothing but his life which he takes himself.

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Google avoids tax with ‘Double Irish Dutch Sandwich’

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Re: Do no evil *....

When I go to the accountant, it's so I can pay less tax. Google just has better accountants than me.

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FAIL

It's not Google's fault. The governments that created the system to allow companies to exploit it.

It's like declaring a tax on everybody called George and whinging when all the Georges change their name.

The Governments makes the rules but are too stupid and slow to beat companies at the game.

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"It's actually very difficult. Certainly in the UK, there's something like 10,000 pages of legislation to try to stop it."

Actually it's the 10K pages that creates it. The more complex you make something, the more likely you are to leave loopholes.

They need to start by simplifing the laws, not adding new ones

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Kim Dotcom claims entrapment by US authorities

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Re: US 'Justice' at work ... Let's Do a Deal.

Usually when they take all your money and take you to court, they go bankrupt or plea deal out. They're not use to someone fighting back and using the media to make them look like idiots

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Human Rights Watch proposes new laws of robotics

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"Well a civilized population would throw out its government if they saw their government butchering tens of thousands of innocent civilians"

Ah yes but the problem is fear. These civilians are harbouring terrorist who hate our western way of life and want to kill us so they need to be sacrificed to protect our right to buy Mcdonalds and drive Hummers.

We don't know any of these people getting killed so really it's alright cause it isn't us.

To Quote Sam and Max

Sam (holding a bomb): Max, where should I put this so it doesn't hurt anyone we know or care about?

Max: Out the window, Sam. There's nothing but strangers out there.

Sam: (looks at the bomb in his hand and throws it out the window behind him)

(Bomb explodes outside the windows)

Sam: I sure hope there was no one on that bus.

Max: No one we know, at least...

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Re: Asimov's gonna be spinning in his grave :(

Asimov's laws don't apply here. The whole point to these robots is to kill people. That what they were made for.

The predator will have to be renamed to the pussy if it's not allowed to blow people up.

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Boffins: Jurassic avians were more like Angry birds than modern ones

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Re: What about the little (proto)pigs?

They evolved legs much later

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Lawrence 'Empire Strikes Back' Kasdan to pen future Star Wars script

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Re: Use the forks Luke.....

Less touchy feely more dismemberment with plasma swords

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Re: Annoying bear thingies

"Hang on though, that''t the bloke who brought Ewoks into existence. Abandon hope!"

Yes but he didn't invent JarJar so there is some hope of redemption

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Texan schoolgirl expelled for refusing to wear RFID tag

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Re: Think of the sheep!

"And no you don’t send Christians to christian schools - everyone has a right to learn."

But what if they don't want to learn?

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Re: Random Swapping

"and the whole herd of teacher's pets should nuke their badges so it appears they have dropped out."

They laugh about nuking their tags but later when they REALLY need to go to the toilet.....

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Re: Tattoo

"Don't think you comparison holds water, old bean. With facial recognition, you don't carry the transponder around with you anywhere you go."

Ummm last time I check, your face was attached.

They installed hundreds of camera. Facial recog would be fairly easy to install and use

RFID makes tracking easy but not having RFID doesn't make tracking impossible.

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Re: Tattoo

"Maybe they ought to just do away with the RFID tag, and tattoo numbers, perhaps on the inside of her left forearm. :-( :-( :-("

Maybe they should do away with RFID and go facial recognition and biometrics. Exactly the same effect without the barcodes.

You're not going to stop tracking by getting rid of RFID

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"Are we quite certain that those religious people are complete fruitcakes"

Someone can be right plus a complete fruitcake at the same time

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Re: Quite right too!

Science and religion don't mix. Her religious beliefs should send her to Christian school

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Oprah Winfrey tweets her love of Surface – from her iPad

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Re: Blame the staff

Oprah has them stockpiled.

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You and I could retire on those few bucks

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So why didn't she tweet that she was sick of this Apple crap and wished she had one one the new surface tablets?

Saying how much you love something usually assumes you're using it

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BT: Olympics cyber attackers were amateurs

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Has anyone noticed?

That the London Olympics logo looks like Lisa Simpson giving a blowjob?

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Microsoft building poo-powered carbon-neutral data center

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"Awaits obligatory "Microsoft have been making crap for years, now....." comment."

Microsoft has been recycling crap for years. Same shit all new price.....

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Google hires top US traffic fed for DRIVERLESS CARS project

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Re: The real obstacle

"It's a potential PR disaster, BUT if they can get v1.0 to be demonstrably safer than people, hopefully they'll be able to avoid knee-jerk panics."

It will be safer than people but the media will beat it up into a frenzy.

"Robocar MURDERS granny!"

not

"Silly Old Bag Steps Out in Front of Car"

Then the lawyers will come crawling out of the cracks.....

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