* Posts by ravenviz

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Plants in SPAAAAAAACE are good for you

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Happy

RE: I see what you did there

Now there's an idea, a genetically engineered plant that can grow a whole salad!

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Hate to break it to you, but billions of people can see Uranus tonight

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Joke

Re: Could have used an accurate picture

Shirley 'ani'?!

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Re: Blue-green Uranus from Methane

I'm just wondering why he hasn't fallen out of the bottom of the forums, with all those down votes!

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Re: Childish Name

Bumholio! I need TP!

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Please replace the sword, says owner of now-hollow stone

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Boffin

Re: How long by horseback to London??

As for Scandinavian horses...

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Someone liked dwarf planet Haumea so much they put a ring on it

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Headmaster

Re: Shirley or surely

See endless references to Douglas Adams, overlords and nanoWaleses, and dissing Americans.

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Look! Over there! Intel's cooked a 17-qubit chip quantum package

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Joke

So according to Google, deep space is -270 degrees, so the device is thus cooled to -67,000 degrees. Now that is cold! Brrr!

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Uber begins appeals process to claw back taxi licence in London

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Angel

Shirley the same applies to uber drivers? Whether or not anyone declares income, pays tax etc., is not the differentiator.

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Geoboffins claim to find oldest trace of life in rocks 4bn years old

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Happy

Re: Title wrong

What's 450 million years between friends?

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Biochem boffins win the Nobel Prize for cryo-electron microscopy

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RE: more effective drugs

Cheech & Chong will be most pleased!

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UK lotto players quids in: Website knocked offline by DDoS attack

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Angel

Re: Buying the dream

I justify it as a contribution to charity. And if I win, there may well be more!

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Alleged dark web drug baron cuffed – after he flew to US for World Beard Championships

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Tell you what, this would make an excellent movie.

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Man sues date for cinema texting fiasco, demands $17.31

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Trollface

Re: First Date...

What's wrong with that? I always take first dates to somewhere where I don't have to talk to them! I've done it loads of times...

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Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

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Coat

Re: Let's think big

He might take the stories to new heights...

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Gimme some skin: Boffins perfect 3D bioprinter that emits slabs of human flesh

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Re:

They'll be making transparent alumin(i)um next

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For God's sake, stop trying to make Microsoft Bob a thing. It's over

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Happy

Are you trying to write a letter? (SFW)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifleu0VVAc0

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Quantum traffic jam of atoms could unlock origin of dark energy, physicists claim

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Angel

Re:

How many angels can fit inside it though?

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Hurrah! Urinals will soon be splash-free

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Boffin

Re: I'm rich I tell you!!!

I prefer those small houseflies printed onto the urinals in The Netherlands

https://www.truthorfiction.com/urinal/

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Probe boffins: Two balls deep in Uranus's ring

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Joke

Low hanging fruit? (Re: That headline

Dangleberries?

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ExoMars arrives at the Red Planet on Sunday

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Re: “crushable structure”

See also "litter"

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SpaceX: Breach in liquid oxygen tank caused Falcon 9 fireball ... probably

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Trollface

Re: move some missions to the Kennedy Space Center

Are they going to blow that up as well?

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Jovial NASA says Juno flyby a success

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Headmaster

Re: A seriously souped-up V8?

Er, look at the icon, plus the supporting turn of phrase...

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'Second Earth' exoplanet found right under our noses – just four light years away

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Re: Green? Blue? Brown?

Re: plants in my living room

Your brain does that, irrespective of the actual colours transmitted

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Missing Milky Way mass blown away by bingeing supermassive black hole

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Boffin

Re: "don't matter"

Enquiring minds want to know!

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Angler hooks German's todger at nudist lake

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Unhappy

Angry Anglers on The Cut

"the fisherman wasn't sympathetic to his plight"

I often used to paddle (kayak) on the Grand Union Canal, anglers would sit on one bank with their float right over the other side, then to hurl abuse at kayakers as they passed, as if they should otherwise wait until the fisherman had finished for the day.

I'm sure that's not the case for any anglers on this forum though! ;)

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Cops break up German sausage fight between pair of Neubrandenburgers

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Coffee/keyboard

Taking buffet food home

This is a tricky one, what with food waste as it is these days, I often want to do the same, not because of penny pinching but to prevent the waste.

I invariably take a late lunch at our office canteen and often see a lot left over that goes in the bin. If I actually wanted it to take home I'd have to buy it.

Something's definitely not right with this!

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5,000 robots to build 3D map of the universe

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Re: Scale

Well, in VR that is possible!

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Juno shoots 'Marble Movie' of Jupiter

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Boffin

Re: Somehow

Also because of the power supply being essentially unlimited!

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Tesla's Model S autonomous mode may have saved a life

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Boffin

Re: @Bazza: PR stunt

Bend or brow, you must be going slowly enough to stop at the "vanishing point" of the road.

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Bosses at UK infosec biz Quadsys confess to hacking rival reseller

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Trollface

Play nice

Obviously Compliance training would have prevented this ...

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Lauri Love at risk of suicide if extradited to US, Brit court hears

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WTF?

Re: After Gary McKinnon...

Does that include trolling?

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I spy with my little fibre, ten MEELLION or so galaxies

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Coffee/keyboard

3D map of the universe out to 10 billion light years - wonders will never cease!

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: Champagne Cider

Australia *is* in the EU, I saw it on Eurovision. And Azerbaijan. I think Bahrain will join when they've run out of countries beginning with 'A'.

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ISS 'nauts to inflate pump-up space podule

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.:.

Internal measurements seem similar to my camper van. Cool!

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Robot surgeon outperforms human doctor with porcine patients

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But how will it do in Robot Wars?

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Reduced roaming charges, net neutrality come into force in EU

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WTF?

Re: That will be why my VOIP suddenly works over my mobile data

I didn't know the referendum was only for England!

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What's wrong with the Daily Mail Group buying Yahoo?

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Headmaster

RE: obfuscate

Well I, for one, eschew obfuscation!

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Astroboffin discovers exoplanet by accident ... in 1917

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Re: Grey Dwarf?

Mucky Dwarf!

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Headmaster

Acts of parliament are actually still written to vellum!

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Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece

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A rocket for ... coming down!

Of course a great credit to Goddard and von Braun ... but they never thought of this!

Elon Musk, Rocketeer, Man of History

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The moon landing of our day

See above

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There's oil in that thar … Chinese space probe?

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Boffin

Re: RE: early-stage development of mouse embryos in microgravity

These creatures you call mice you see are not quite as they appear...

- Slartibartfast

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RE: early-stage development of mouse embryos in microgravity

eek!

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Contactless payments come to in-flight entertainment units

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Re: Welp...

I remember an IFE-less flight from London to Harare in 1981 where passengers actually played cards over the seat backs - total strangers. Different days.

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'Naut triumvirate set for ISS launch

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.:.

Can I have a go?

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Middle-aged US bloke pleads guilty to iCloud celeb nude photo hack

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Angel

Re: Middle aged?

The peak of middle age is 18+((82*-18)/2) = 50. So if 35 is the start then 65 is the end, 65 - 82 being 'old'. I would say that seems about right.

*average life expectancy in UK

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Watch six tiny robo-ants weighing 100g in total pull a 1,769-kg family car

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Trollface

I don't think evolution's fair.

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Hi-def ExoMars launch vid lacks volcanic lair vibe

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Love the James Bond rocket, when it comes in to land inside the volcano, the effect of 'fire coming out the bottom' with no discernible thrust really gets me munching my popcorn!

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Staff 'fury' as penny pinching IBM offers legal minimum redundo payoffs

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Redundant roles (Re: Interesting!...

Quite often roles will become combined because of a market downturn and less revenue, so (in theory) less work to do. Doesn't always seem that way though.

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