News briefs 12-05-2010

We're one, but we're not the same.

Thanks Greg, Kat, RPJ.

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red pill junkie's picture
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That Knight XV is an abomination. IMHO, the only ones who could REALLY justify having one of those are:

*Master Chiefs fighting the Covenant; or

*Jurassic Park veterinarians.

Anyone else are just screaming to world the ridiculously small size of their male genitalia.

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Haha, "Jurassic Park veterinarians". Nice one, Red.

I can picture Greg or Perceval picking up the kids from school in one of them though. ;-)

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Do their kids suffer from a freakishly hyperactive pituitary gland? ;)

I'm 6'-4", and I don't need a tank to move by.

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Yeah, high fructose corn sugar is worse than regular fructose because of the high fructose content.

Let's face it, when you consume large amounts of sugars, you're in trouble. So stop it.

Also, corn is great for making alcohols, which we can use as fuel. Fight global warming and your own obesity. Instead of your household miniature nuclear reactor, get yourself some distillation equipment and produce alcohol from then corn. Then put the alcohol in your diesel engine, it will run fine. Perhaps with somewhat reduced horsepower, but that's why you got the 250hp rated engine. So what if it only gives you 175hp, that's plenty.

Brazil is making lots of ethanol fuel from sugar cane.

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To me, it seems to mean when all human endeavers other than reproduction are performed by electronic/robotic devices. That's the real brave new world we continue to move rapidly toward.

I suspect the current economic meltdown will accelerate this trend as businesses seek to replace humans on payroll with software and robotics. After all, unlike expensive and troublesome humans these never get sick, ask for a higher salary or promotion, take vacaations, resign, form a union and strike, etc.

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So much of the alien mythology about the base can be traced back to the long since discredited Bob Lazar, whose "revelations" are now about 20 years old.

That his base exists is a scarey thing, indeed. But not because of any fictional back engineering of alien technology.

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That would be scary not scarey. My fingers have a mind of their own.

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And that would be this not his.

Sigh.

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I try not to view Lazar in black/white terms. So many of his claims are questionable, but that doesn't negate the fact that he DID manage to show several witnesses unexplainable lights in the sky dancing around over the airspace of Area 51. And he recorded them on video, too.

It's possible that his whole story was some sort of psy-ops test, or maybe a disinformation attempt.

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Heheh, it took me about 5 reposts until I corrected all the typos in my news briefs, Purrlgurrl. So you're doing fine. ;-)

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Without the Preview option here at TDG, I would be utterly lost.

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Listening to Mozart may not make you smarter, but damn, the music is so beautiful that it doesn't matter...what I find completely fascinating is the need by humans to have music, to make music, and that creative desire and process by individuals to write, compose, and perform...The music by Maynard K. and the boys in TOOL, by the by, takes me to the same place that Mozart does......

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I like that bit about reverse engineering foreign technology. Since,at that time, america was well ahead of any country in the world with their technology, even the mig had very little to offer.
These old guys aint going to give anything away. What they signed years before, for their silence, is transferred to all their generations after them. Their not about to disclose and have their children and their grandchildren and so on, be secretely ostrasized.
Anyone who was brave enough to come out have died of sudden natural causes.

"Life can be whatever you want it to be, as long as you do what your told."
LRF.

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even the mig had very little to offer.

I remember reading in Wired that the great thing about the MIG, is that it was designed to be repaired by an illiterate 20-year-old Russian soldier posted at Siberia, with only a wrench and a hammer at hand. Whereas the F-14 Tomcat was so dependent on hi-tech electronic sensors, each time one of those breaks down you need a whole team of Grumman specialists to do the job.

As a designer, I value simplicity.

But, getting back to the story at hand, this kind of feels like old news to me, you know? I remember reading the same accounts a year or two ago.

And the idea that the Blue Book project was solely founded in order to gather the sightings of the secret OXCART spy plane seems a bit far-fetched.

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Good thing the Americans didn't back-engineer the Russian Lada car, otherwise American cars would suck... oh wait. :-P

My dad had a Lada 4WD (holy crap, Niva is my cat's name! Spelt Neva, but still...). Built like a tank, he got hit by a bull and multiple kangaroos, and not even a dent. The car that is, not my dad. Actually, the steel frame probably did come from a recycled tank or submarine. A light breeze however would force the engine to break down.

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after opperating a Belarus 90 pony power tractor for many years, I fail to see how the Russians were any threat at all.

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It's probably a propaganda tale, but it made the news in japan

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/internati...

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It's so bizarre i added to Thursday's news briefs.

IMO, the only fusion they've ever managed to achieve there so far, is the fusion of Kim Jong Il's head with his own anus —still impressive, but nothing we haven't seen before :-P

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Perhaps all this explains the scarcity of toilet paper in their economic output, the efforts have been hampered by emphasis on fusion.

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See, that's why they invented Twitter, bro ^_^

[Well I guess that covers my quota of silly comments. Good night everybody]

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