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« Reply #50 on: 11/02/2012 19:38:16 »
Orthopedic surgeon invents device to boost income.
 
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« Reply #51 on: 11/02/2012 23:22:02 »
The motorcycle version is much more impressive, (but less practical) ...
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« Reply #52 on: 12/02/2012 07:08:06 »
Scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick said they had devised a "Ponytail Shape Equation,"

http://news.yahoo.com/rapunzel-number-helps-scientists-quantify-ponytails-160651031.html

I'm glad to see U of C is on the leading edge of this important research.
 

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« Reply #53 on: 13/03/2012 04:54:43 »
The motorcycle version is much more impressive, (but less practical) ...
t=1m

The motorcycle version is even difficult to drive in sci-fi ... http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/video/trailers-1730502/men-in-black-3-theatrical-trailer-28514133.html
 

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« Reply #54 on: 24/04/2012 08:59:10 »
DATELINE APRIL 1, 2012:
 
Scientists at the Inland Submarine Research Center in Pendorielle, Idaho, have released information that they have developed software that can identify the name, address, and location coordinates of anyone posting on the Internet. At the moment the location resolution is plus or minus 2.4 meters in any direction, but ISRC director, Ivor Biggin, said that he hopes to improve the resolution by at least a factor of two with the next software release.
 
Understandably, the exact algorithms that ISRC use are a closely guarded secret, but Mr Biggin did hint that they are based, among other things, on stochastic transcription defuglement.
 
 
 
 

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« Reply #55 on: 24/04/2012 10:30:01 »
Why, that filthy swine. I've half a mind to torpedo his submarine.

Come to think of it, I've half a mind, period

Good grief, I just used an Americanism.
 

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« Reply #56 on: 24/04/2012 21:52:09 »
Defuglement sounds very scientific :)
Will remember that one.
 

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« Reply #57 on: 26/04/2012 12:05:55 »
Pot-growing trailer stolen from Denver trade show

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its all smoke and mirrors man... its feds they took my weed man....

 

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« Reply #58 on: 29/04/2012 22:37:07 »

Good grief, I just used an Americanism.


You make it sound as if it's a bad thing.  : - )
 

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« Reply #59 on: 30/04/2012 09:30:02 »
and you thought I was only kidding aboot (it's near Canada, eh?) the submarines
 
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« Reply #60 on: 04/05/2012 20:38:14 »
Wow - that Helium is really dangerous when someone has a lit cigarette too close to it - it seems no one was critically injured but I guess it was hydrogen gas rather than helium.   As a more sciencey question - what other gases are highly flamable and so much lighter than air that you could make a dangerous balloon filler from



The article has managed to avoid the same blunder - but it is a poor show that the Beeb website doesn't have anyone science literate enough to spot the headline is a no-no.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17964976
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« Reply #61 on: 05/05/2012 06:37:32 »
but it is a poor show that the Beeb website doesn't have anyone science literate enough to spot the headline is a no-no.

Particularly as the Hindenburg went down 75 years ago come Sunday.
 
Even hydrogen is not all that explosive. It just burns and and heads skywards. If those balloons actually exploded, there must have been some oxygen in them. Maybe it permeated through the envelopes?
 

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« Reply #63 on: 09/05/2012 10:20:58 »
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Re: This just in!
« Reply #64 on: 09/05/2012 12:50:56 »
Why do these people want to look like a belisha beacon?

Don't they realise the danger? Don't they realise how foolish they look?

Judith Chalmers, Dale Winton & David Dickinson are among the many 'celebrities' to be ridiculed for their ludicrous skin tone. Why emulate them???

Why would you want skin the colour of an Outspan, not to mention the texture of an Outspan?


 

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« Reply #65 on: 13/05/2012 08:33:24 »
Why do these people want to look like a belisha beacon?

the Tan-orexia thing is a version of body dysmorphic disorder
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« Reply #66 on: 15/05/2012 22:24:10 »
There was once a miguided lad that filled a balloon with Acetelyne aput a light to it filling the room with black anow.
 

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Re: This just in!
« Reply #67 on: 16/05/2012 20:38:06 »
See, I told you quantum entanglement was possible.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5690871-High-school-prank-truck-welded-around-column


(This reminds me of the time when we manhandled our scoutmaster's Austin Cambridge in to a school playground shelter.)
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Re: This just in!
« Reply #68 on: 19/06/2012 14:58:25 »
You might think we would know everything we could possibly know about steam engines by now, but you'd be wrong!

http://news.yahoo.com/feds-design-flaw-led-calif-nuke-plant-woes-042337386--finance.html
 

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