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Postby Ray » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:45 am

the panda bear is no longer an endangered species.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37272718

what are the conservationists going to use for their mascot now?
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Postby NemZ » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:46 am

that actually makes it a better logo as it's a proven success story.
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Postby Sachi » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:51 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:that actually makes it a better logo as it's a proven success story.

That's what I was thinking, actually. ^_^
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Postby BobBQ » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:37 pm

View Original PostNemZ wrote:that actually makes it a better logo as it's a proven success story.

A success story which could be easily undone, sadly.

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Postby pwhodges » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:57 pm

I wouldn't be too cockahoop about this:
The official status of the much-loved animal has been changed from "endangered" to "vulnerable"
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But the rebound could be short-lived, the IUCN warned. Climate change is predicted to wipe out more than one-third of the panda's bamboo habitat in the next 80 years. "And thus panda population is projected to decline, reversing the gains made during the last two decades," the report said.

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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:04 pm

Australia's rudest places mapped

When the most innocent of weird names in Tasmania is "Penguin"...some names make you wonder whether it was (or will be) a gay paradise at a certain point - Grassy Bottom, Funny Knob Creek, Guys Dirty Hole, Bottom Hole, Secret Hole all close to each other. I also like how Bust-me-gut Hill and Break-me-neck Hill are right next to each other. :lol:

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Postby Sachi » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:23 am

The conversation pertaining to the SpaceX explosion was getting pretty political, so I moved it all to the SPAAAAAAAACE thread. post/844085/SPAAAAAAAACE-why-we-should-not-go-there/#844085
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:25 am

Texan mattress shop pulls advertisement over 9/11 reenactment controversy:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37320239

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Miracle Mattress faced a backlash online after promoting a "twin tower sale", for which every mattress would be the price of a twin mattress on the anniversary of the attacks.

At the end of the short clip, staff fall screaming into two large towers of mattress, knocking them over.

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Postby Ray » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:17 pm

I posted a link to the original video or a copy of it on the YouTube thread.

anyways, in more important news. here's a Nifty little Gadget coming to the men's restroom near you.

http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2016/09/0 ... ands-free/

basically it's a hands-free dryer for your. . . man parts.
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Postby soul.assassin » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:47 pm

View Original PostShamsiel-kun wrote:Australia's rudest places mapped

When the most innocent of weird names in Tasmania is "Penguin"...some names make you wonder whether it was (or will be) a gay paradise at a certain point - Grassy Bottom, Funny Knob Creek, Guys Dirty Hole, Bottom Hole, Secret Hole all close to each other. I also like how Bust-me-gut Hill and Break-me-neck Hill are right next to each other. :lol:

Hmmm, and NSW has Kinki Cemetery, Booti Booti, and Yes, I know Rock. ^_^


Considering that Australia was once a penal colony, it makes sense.

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Postby Ray » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:26 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37370199

Australians Petition To Have Steve Irwin on their Currency.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:21 pm

Among the people who use the Internet, many are obtuse. Because they are locked in their rooms, they hang on to that vision which is spreading across the world. But this does not go beyond mere ‘data’. Data without analysis [thinking], which makes you think that you know everything. This complacency is nothing but a trap. Moreover, the sense of values that counters this notion is paralyzed by it.

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Postby Ray » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:00 am

in something more uplifting.

Quadraplegic man regains use of his arms after experimental surgery goes right.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/paralyzed-man ... ll-therapy
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Postby pwhodges » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:49 pm

Three days ago it was the Moon Festival in China, and where Chinese congregate elsewhere; MoonCakes are traditional at this time.
But for some it was not so good.
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Postby Ray » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:42 pm

^ever read that issue of DC Comics? I suspect Lex Luthor was involved.
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Postby Ray » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:46 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 24076.html

hangover free alcohol? is this even possible?
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Postby Sachi » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:37 pm

^So, alcohol that doesn't dehydrate you? Sounds like they mixed water in it (same effect at least).
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:06 pm

^ Sounds more like they came up with something that stimulates the proper body responses without having the side-effects of real alcohol. Although this bit makes me wonder:

Professor Nutt, [...], said he was unsure if the use of synthetic alcohol would be restricted by the new Psychoactive Substances Act, which came into force in May.


Synthesized version of the active substance of a psychotropic mushroom, poison, or similar?
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Postby Ray » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:32 pm

^with the same baby who is now grown up to be an adult.
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