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  • TechnoHippy 16 Aug 2011 13:33:46 14,719 posts
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    sirtacos wrote:
    Strangest animal penises.

    Number 1 blew my mind. Number 7 made me massively envious. I think I have to buy a big rifle and a Hummer and go duck-hunting to reaffirm my manliness.

    Real men use a kick to the neck for fowl, not guns :-)

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  • FogHeart 16 Aug 2011 15:32:33 953 posts
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    I worry abou that planet...

    Seriously though, what's going on there? The explanations for the albedo are a bit far-fetched. Titanium oxide? Sodium gas? How can enough of either substance occur naturally to cover a Jovian, and how can it get there?

    Unless this is planet scale engineering at work? :o
  • Bremenacht 16 Aug 2011 22:33:21 18,693 posts
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    FogHeart wrote:
    I worry abou that planet...
    :)
  • Ged42 16 Aug 2011 22:45:28 7,748 posts
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    Current theories are that it's either the Sith or Harkonnen Homeworlds
  • L_Franko Moderator 19 Aug 2011 10:35:16 9,694 posts
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    This is a question other than a story but I didn't know where else to post it.

    I have recently been given a new laptop by work and I was wondering that if I installed a game on it at home would they be able to detect it the next time I logged it onto the work network? I am not going to be playing the game at work for obviouse reasons, only at home.
    If so what would be an alternative, an external hard drive?

    I ask because I have a few old games at home that I have been wanting to play again ever since my personal laptop died of old age.
  • Psychotext 19 Aug 2011 10:52:58 54,391 posts
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    They could, technically, but it's very unlikely that they would.

    More likely is that you wouldn't have the permissions required to install most games.
  • L_Franko Moderator 19 Aug 2011 11:18:01 9,694 posts
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    Ah right. I'll take it home tonight anyway and see if I can install one and maybe have a blast over the weekend. If not no worries.

    Cheers mate.
  • ecu 1 Sep 2011 10:03:41 77,012 posts
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    “The Murdoch Media Empire Has Cost Humanity Perhaps One or Two Decades in Battle Against Climate Change.”
  • Ged42 3 Sep 2011 10:42:03 7,748 posts
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    There's a supernova that can be seen with home telescopes and binoculars, in the direction of the Plough/Big Dipper.

    Also a new 'goldilocks zone' exoplanet has been found.
  • Blaketown 5 Sep 2011 10:48:56 4,748 posts
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    1.7 Million year old tools

    Should probably put that in the God thread but they'd just change the definition of "Day" to 2 million years and thus maintain they were right all along.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • FogHeart 5 Sep 2011 15:16:00 953 posts
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    After the gigantic jet black planet, now a planet made entirely from diamond...

    It's as if God decided to create some cosmic jewellery.
  • Ged42 9 Sep 2011 19:37:19 7,748 posts
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    New images of the Apollo landing sites, showing the astronaut's and rover's tracks.
  • Tom_Servo 16 Sep 2011 12:54:54 18,004 posts
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    Planet orbiting two suns discovered

    Welcome to the future.
  • localnotail 22 Sep 2011 20:13:52 23,093 posts
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    /librarian urge

    MetalDog wrote:
    Laws of Physics may need a rewrite

    One to watch!

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • spindizzy 22 Sep 2011 20:46:23 6,540 posts
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    I was just coming on here to post this. I've not seen the paper yet (there's a seminar at CERN on Friday) but I'd be surprised if this turns out to be true (it's massive if it is!)
  • Jetset_UK 22 Sep 2011 21:23:04 3,565 posts
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    Does the story not require it's own thread because no-one can quite believe it?
  • Deleted user 22 September 2011 21:24:38
    yeah, love that that doesn't warrant it's own thread
  • spindizzy 22 Sep 2011 21:29:47 6,540 posts
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    Make your own thread then! :-P
  • localnotail 22 Sep 2011 22:10:23 23,093 posts
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    Why have one thread when you can have 3? :D

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • MetalDog 22 Sep 2011 22:45:07 23,723 posts
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    I thought about making a thread for it when I posted that remark... wherever I put it - but I figured that if they confirm this, there will be plenty of thread about it =)

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  • spindizzy 22 Sep 2011 22:47:02 6,540 posts
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    They won't confirm it. /bets
  • MetalDog 22 Sep 2011 22:53:08 23,723 posts
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    It's one of those things that everyone knows, but I suspect not many understand. I sure don't know why nothing is supposed to be able to travel faster than light. I mean - why not?

    The last time I got into a discussion like that was about light, someone talking about whether it was a wave or a particle and I asked why it couldn't be a particle traveling in a wave-like fashion and instead of trying to answer the question they just called me an idiot and made fun of me for the rest of the evening =/

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  • Deleted user 22 September 2011 22:57:41
    MetalDog wrote:
    It's one of those things that everyone knows, but I suspect not many understand. I sure don't know why nothing is supposed to be able to travel faster than light. I mean - why not?

    The last time I got into a discussion like that was about light, someone talking about whether it was a wave or a particle and I asked why it couldn't be a particle traveling in a wave-like fashion and instead of trying to answer the question they just called me an idiot and made fun of me for the rest of the evening =/

    This idea that nothing can travel faster than light is bullshit. I know it ruins alot of formula, then change them and develop. Everything else, time etc, is infinite, so why isn't velocity?

    You can travel faster than light. Or actually, you can't, but there are loopholes.
  • MetalDog 22 Sep 2011 23:00:17 23,723 posts
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    Being finite beings, I'm not sure how we could say with any certainty that anything was infinite either, to be honest.

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  • Deckard1 22 Sep 2011 23:03:28 28,680 posts
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    Well I don't know about anyone else but I'm going with fruit over Einstein on this one. I've no reason to doubt him.
  • Deleted user 22 September 2011 23:03:37
    MetalDog wrote:
    Being finite beings, I'm not sure how we could say with any certainty that anything isn't possible, to be honest.
  • Bremenacht 22 Sep 2011 23:03:59 18,693 posts
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    Wasn't there some stuff about space being foldable, and some other stuff about tweaking matching quarks, which suggested that the speed of light could sort of be 'bypassed'? I think they last cropped up a couple of years ago.
  • Deleted user 22 September 2011 23:05:42
    Deckard1 wrote:
    Well I don't know about anyone else but I'm going with fruit over Einstein on this one. I've no reason to doubt him.

    I understand and accept his ideas. I did a-level physics. But, when he stop dreaming, he became a cunt. The idea of anything is possible beats his ideas. And I know his ideas work and it puts space junk into space which eventually drops and falls on us on Saturday.
  • Deleted user 22 September 2011 23:07:12
    Bremenacht wrote:
    Wasn't there some stuff about space being foldable, and some other stuff about tweaking matching quarks, which suggested that the speed of light could sort of be 'bypassed'? I think they last cropped up a couple of years ago.

    Yes, if you can fold space, you can go anywhere in that space, we've all watched star trek, and looked at the ipads they are using 40 years ago. O_o
  • MetalDog 22 Sep 2011 23:09:24 23,723 posts
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    If.

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