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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:05 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:I knew SciAm had deteriorated since the days when the expected lay reader was one whose PhD was only in a related subject, but not that it was so behind the curve.


Normally the article should be about that they found an ancestor to the velociraptor that sported feathers like the velociraptor did.

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Postby Bagheera » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:41 am

View Original PostShamsiel-kun wrote:Normally the article should be about that they found an ancestor to the velociraptor that sported feathers like the velociraptor did.


Yeah, it was badly titled. The article itself was fine.

I love the fact that neither of the finalists for the French scrabble championship were from France. That's just awesome for some reason.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:14 am

View Original PostBagheera wrote:neither of the finalists for the French scrabble championship were from France.
As a former French colony, and a continuing member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Gabon counts as French for these purposes.
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Postby Ornette » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:15 am

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-24/fiat-chrysler-recalls-1-4-million-autos-to-defend-against-hacks

So the question is: Would Fiat Chrysler had actually bothered to do anything about this if Wired didn't setup a shock video of a public test (though he was still going over 40 and had his hazards on) instead of just doing a closed test in a parking lot like they did with the Ford Escape and Toyota Prius? No. Warnings were never heeded when results and video was released from previous tests (which contained much more frightening things in those live demonstrations, like disabling brakes and taking over the steering), but nobody did anything except maybe say "we're working hard to keep you safe". Right before the Wired article was posted, people had to download the firmware upgrade and either install it themselves via USB stick or go to a dealer.

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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:55 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:As a former French colony, and a continuing member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Gabon counts as French for these purposes.


I thought the funny bit was that one of them didn't know or understand any French in the first place; he just memorized the whole French scrabble dictionary (which is awesome).

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:07 pm

People have already been masturbating to eyeball penetration for years. I doubt MLP is going to be the end of humanity.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:24 pm

View Original PostSquigsquasher wrote:Humanity is doomed.
Disappointed to see it was only ponygirls. Anyhow, even the Welsh are still here, thereby disproving your point.
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Postby pwhodges » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:55 pm

Nothing very new. There was once this guy called Thomas Bowdler...
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:00 pm


More people squabbling about banning literature? To echo PW, this is nothing new-- there will always be those who do not understand the context in which a work is written, and they are few. Even in that article, it cites the numerous people and groups that oppose the idea of banning Dante's Divine Comedy.

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:05 pm

I'm interested in the fact that Tatsunoko is interested in remaking Speed Racer. Seeing a new version would be pretty cool (particularly if this version is not directed by the Wachowskis.) This probably also belongs in the Anime/Manga subforum.

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Postby ::KL7:: » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:58 pm

View Original PostSquigsquasher wrote:Florida Man strikes again!


MotherDucker!

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Postby pwhodges » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:14 am

Curious how the fact that he had also violently assaulted his girlfriend is relegated to the end of the report.
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Postby Catamari » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:47 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:Curious how the fact that he had also violently assaulted his girlfriend is relegated to the end of the report.
It makes sense. News sites are all in it for ad revenue and clicks. "Man arrested for domestic violence" is, sadly, more common (and, therefore, less interesting) than "man arrested for running over ducklings with lawnmower".
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Postby drinian » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:52 pm


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