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  • FuzzyDuck 1 May 2013 14:58:30 6,716 posts
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    There was a US civilian cargo aircraft that crashed on Monday near Kabul. Haven't seen many reports of it in the news. Looks like it stalled shortly after take off. Pretty striking video footage of it here:

  • Dirtbox 1 May 2013 16:09:10 82,267 posts
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    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/29/nh-man-loses-life-savings-on-carnival-game/

    I kept having to check and make sure it wasn't an Onion article.
  • roz123 1 May 2013 16:40:37 7,112 posts
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/05/01/my-first-rifle-kid-shot/2126431/

    5 year old American shoots 2 year old sister in the head and kills her with a rifle that was given to him as a gift, here is the website for the rifle: http://www.crickett.com/
    Check out the kids corner



    Edited by roz123 at 16:42:15 01-05-2013
  • CharlieStCloud 1 May 2013 17:02:23 5,820 posts
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    FuzzyDuck wrote:
    There was a US civilian cargo aircraft that crashed on Monday near Kabul. Haven't seen many reports of it in the news. Looks like it stalled shortly after take off. Pretty striking video footage of it here:

    That made me feel sick watching that.

    ... the helplessly slow descent is awful.

    : (
  • FuzzyDuck 1 May 2013 17:40:44 6,716 posts
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    Yeah, I found it really shocking because looking at the video your brain is just telling you that the movement of the plane is not right; I found myself holding my breath in disbelief waiting for it to hit the ground.

    About 3 minutes prior those people were running through checks sitting on the runway, accelerated, started the ascent like they've done countless times before, probably looking forward to a few days off or their mid flight meal. To try and imagine what was going through their heads during the decent (if it even had time to register at all) is unbearable to think about.

    R.I.P. to their souls.
  • Kay 1 May 2013 17:51:50 18,264 posts
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    That looks so surreal it's almost like a fake video. How many were on the plane?
  • FuzzyDuck 1 May 2013 17:59:48 6,716 posts
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    Think it was seven or eight. It was apparently transporting large trucks as its cargo and one of them moved inside it, destabilised it, and the pilot didn't have the necessary height or speed so soon after take off to correct it.

    Here's a BBC News article about it.

    Edit - The explanation I read about it (which isn't in the BBC article) came from an aviation forum that I first heard it on, so it's purely speculative at this stage.

    Edited by FuzzyDuck at 18:03:14 01-05-2013

    Edited by FuzzyDuck at 18:04:06 01-05-2013
  • steve1979 1 May 2013 18:31:36 2,045 posts
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    That's fucking horrific. Just, words sort of fail me to be honest. Those poor people.
  • woodnotes 2 May 2013 08:59:57 4,961 posts
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    Terrible stuff watching that video.

    In other news, half of Kris Kross has died...
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22378111

    They were pretty legendary when I was a primary school :)
  • Tom_Servo 2 May 2013 14:03:12 18,082 posts
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    WI embarrassed after dressing up as pirates for talk being given by man formerly held by Somali pirates
  • glaeken 2 May 2013 14:28:13 11,454 posts
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    I don't imagine the bloke got too many scary flashbacks. They are not exactly the most intimidating group of pirates I have laid eyes on.
  • Progguitarist 4 May 2013 16:28:58 10,706 posts
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    13 year old tries to rape mother, ends up killing her after she took CoD away.
  • Deleted user 4 May 2013 18:11:07
    Jesus. Who will they blame for that, games or guns?

    It'll make a nice follow-up story to this one.
  • fletch7100 4 May 2013 18:53:42 7,949 posts
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    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4915084/gunman-blasts-police-car-with-AK47-during-routine-stop.html
  • fletch7100 4 May 2013 19:28:08 7,949 posts
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    http://news.sky.com/story/1086933/deputy-speaker-arrested-on-suspicion-of-rape
  • Deleted user 6 May 2013 00:09:09
    Dunno where best to put this really, but Tom's Hardware Guide reviews a Nissan Skyline GT-R 'Black Edition' and somehow manage to records benchmarks. Unbelievably geeky.
  • mothercruncher 6 May 2013 15:21:28 9,926 posts
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    I'm glad you posted that because, when I'm looking for a new high performance supercar, the amount of time it takes for the reversing camera to kick in is key.
  • fletch7100 7 May 2013 06:28:40 7,949 posts
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    Three women who disappeared more than 10 years ago have been found alive in a house in Cleveland, Ohio - just a few miles from where they went missing.

    Cleveland's police chief said the women had been tied up in the house and that three brothers have been arrested.

    Interview with man who helped rescue one of the girls. Could be best interview ever



    Edited by fletch7100 at 13:21:07 07-05-2013
  • fletch7100 7 May 2013 13:33:44 7,949 posts
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    [link url=http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/i-was-scared-to-death-man-who-suffered-allergies-for-18-months-discovers-his-runny-nose-is-actually-leaking-brain-fluid-8605969.html]Man who suffered 'allergies' for 18 months discovers his runny nose is actually leaking brain fluid
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  • Vortex808 7 May 2013 15:48:04 8,806 posts
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    Glad these folk got caught
  • cubbymoore 7 May 2013 22:46:48 36,510 posts
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    fletch7100 wrote:
    Three women who disappeared more than 10 years ago have been found alive in a house in Cleveland, Ohio - just a few miles from where they went missing.

    Cleveland's police chief said the women had been tied up in the house and that three brothers have been arrested.

    Interview with man who helped rescue one of the girls. Could be best interview ever

    They just showed that dude on Newsnight, except they didn't show any of that part, that's brilliant :)
  • Deleted user 9 May 2013 00:13:26
    Keyboard Cat attempts to play off Scribblenauts.
  • mal 9 May 2013 00:36:56 24,332 posts
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    I like the way the BBC appear to have incorrectly credited the Nyan Cat image to Nyan Cat itself, rather than to its owner Chris Torres. Sue the BBC, sir, do it!
  • TheSaint 13 May 2013 17:11:41 15,788 posts
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    This may have been posted elsewhere but I thought it was pretty interesting. It's a colour film of London in 1927:

    http://vimeo.com/7638752
  • ronuds 14 May 2013 22:03:19 21,786 posts
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    Oh, that Gordon Ramsay, at it again!

    Kitchen Nightmares Come True. Show makes owners look like jackasses.

    Looks like the restaurant owners are going crazy on twitter trying to defend themselves.





    Edited by ronuds at 22:07:12 14-05-2013
  • X201 14 May 2013 22:11:28 16,672 posts
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    /paging meme's indignant face.
  • cubbymoore 14 May 2013 23:04:16 36,510 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    Oh, that Gordon Ramsay, at it again!

    Kitchen Nightmares Come True. Show makes owners look like jackasses.

    Looks like the restaurant owners are going crazy on twitter trying to defend themselves.



    Episode here, truly mind boggling stuff.



  • Deleted user 14 May 2013 23:51:53
    Wow. I CBA with Ramsay or stuff like that most of the time, but I watched that and it was incredible.
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