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  • megastar 12 Mar 2012 15:01:53 17,235 posts
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    I wouldn't say "nice"

    It's not like you can just stick some wickets in there and have a lovely family game of cricket!
  • WrongShui 12 Mar 2012 17:22:11 6,640 posts
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    Wuss, wack on some SPF 70 trillion and go for sun strut.
  • Deleted user 12 March 2012 17:41:00
    TOUCHING THE GODDAMN SUN
  • Ged42 13 Mar 2012 21:56:15 7,981 posts
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    Launching trains into space with 12 mile high maglev cannon, Why the hell not?
  • Razz 13 Mar 2012 22:03:10 62,326 posts
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    I've always wondered why we don't do it Donkey Kong Country style with a series of explosive barrels!
  • Fatiguez 13 Mar 2012 22:05:20 8,843 posts
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    Have you.
  • ecu 13 Mar 2012 22:09:46 77,923 posts
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    I want to know how the wooden barrels in Donkey Kong have enough explosive power to propel a 600lb gorilla through the air without destroying the barrel itself.
  • oceanmotion 15 Mar 2012 10:23:11 16,456 posts
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    Microsoft Surface demo

    Getting a bit Star Trek now. Looks rather great. Pity MS never managed to push these ideas into mainstream. Maybe in time.
  • RunningMan 15 Mar 2012 10:35:23 2,538 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    I want to know how the wooden barrels in Donkey Kong have enough explosive power to propel a 600lb gorilla through the air without destroying the barrel itself.
    Replace wooden barrels with nukes!. This baby was nearly built!
  • Deleted user 17 March 2012 13:48:50
    Fermi bubbles and mystery space objects
  • mal 17 Mar 2012 15:52:14 24,344 posts
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    It is just me, or is that a terribly written science article? Sure, I guess it's written for kids but it could at least avoid factual inanccuracy and misleading wording. The edge of the electromagnetic spectrum? It's only got one 'edge', at the bottom. An orbiting spacecraft has just crossed the electromagnetic frontier? I wasn't aware we had an 'electromagnetic frontier' so close to earth for it to cross.

    What that story actually says is they've launched a space telescope that detects gamma rays with energies at least a hundred thousand times higher than those produced by ordinary nuclear decay, and it's found lots of it but we don't yet know what it means.
  • X201 25 Mar 2012 21:23:02 16,676 posts
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    Good programme about satelites on BBC 2 now
  • Deleted user 25 March 2012 23:12:02
    @mal - most NASA stories appear to be written that way.
  • ecu 26 Mar 2012 03:34:48 77,923 posts
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    James Cameron Now at Ocean's Deepest Point
  • localnotail 26 Mar 2012 11:28:08 23,084 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    James Cameron Now at Ocean's Deepest Point
  • SolidSCB 26 Mar 2012 12:02:54 8,848 posts
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    Shame he couldn't take a few of his crappy movies and bury them while he's down there.
  • Dirtbox 26 Mar 2012 12:07:20 82,300 posts
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    Avatar 2 confirmed.
  • X201 26 Mar 2012 12:07:27 16,676 posts
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    Dear Mr Cameron,
    I'm very pleased for you on your successful dive.
    Now please stop pissing about and release The Abyss Blu-Ray.
    Yours X201
  • Deleted user 26 March 2012 12:18:46
    Hehe
  • oceanmotion 26 Mar 2012 12:47:04 16,456 posts
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    When I heard the news of him going solo, I just thought, typical big ego Cameron.

    Nice feat though. Must be really scary. I hope we get to see some new crazy creatures and other new discoveries.

    Edited by oceanmotion at 12:47:22 26-03-2012
  • Fab4 26 Mar 2012 13:24:53 6,804 posts
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    I for one welcome our aquatic overlords :)
  • BinaryBob101 26 Mar 2012 15:05:10 25,742 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Avatar 2 confirmed.
    Well, it's rumoured that A2 will heavily feature the marine life on Pandora.
  • Nexus_6 28 Mar 2012 01:06:26 3,927 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17532303

    Man gets face transplant, now looks like a GTA: San Andreas thug...
  • localnotail 28 Mar 2012 12:07:05 23,084 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17532303

    Man gets face transplant, now looks like a GTA: San Andreas thug...
    He looked like Arseface from Preacher beforehand.





    He can chew and smell now. It's amazing.

    Edited by localnotail at 12:07:54 28-03-2012
  • Salaman 28 Mar 2012 12:58:16 20,609 posts
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    Seeing the before picture I'd think he'll be well chuffed. He may look like a GTA: San Andreas thug but he can at least go out in public now.
  • mrpon 28 Mar 2012 13:54:46 30,716 posts
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  • Dirtbox 28 Mar 2012 15:31:49 82,300 posts
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    Squillions of earth-like planets in our galaxy maybe.
  • X201 29 Mar 2012 12:16:16 16,676 posts
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    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he has located the long-submerged F-1 engines that blasted the Apollo 11 Moon mission into space.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17544565
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