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#201 OFFLINE   crp

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 10:39 PM

didn't see this coming:
https://blog.carandd...than-you-think/
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 07:11 PM

Yup. Pretty soon, that chip implanted in your head will start up your fission powered aeromobile. ;)
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:22 PM

nice history of car keys, crp!

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 27 December 2017 - 07:11 PM, said:

Yup. Pretty soon, that chip implanted in your head will start up your fission powered aeromobile. ;)

and when it does, i'm moving underground to avoid all the mid air collision debris
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:58 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 27 December 2017 - 07:11 PM, said:

Yup. Pretty soon, that chip implanted in your head will start up your fission powered aeromobile. ;)
Nissan Brain Waved Car ,
https://www.bloomber...e-a-better-ride
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

unique rock -
http://www.popularme...e-solar-system/
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:48 AM



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:09 PM

View Postcrp, on 12 January 2018 - 05:18 PM, said:

I don't care what explanations they give for the origins of this rock, the Stargate will be unearthed any day now! :P
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:54 PM

The physics toy that Einstein could not figure out -
http://awesci.com/ei...ng-bird-worked/
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:04 PM

ABC Open best pics of the year:
http://www.abc.net.a...ek-2017/9390408
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:05 AM

Aptly named thread..... I can not see any of Roberts posts on this page ..... they are all blank ..... can see al posts from every one else. :hmm:
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:39 AM

@abarbarian see http://forums.scotsn...64
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:43 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 11 February 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

Aptly named thread..... I can not see any of Roberts posts on this page ..... they are all blank ..... can see al posts from every one else. :hmm:
Are you using a script blocking add-on?

I didn't look at all Robert's posts, but at first, his last one looked blank.
After I told "NoSctipt" to allow youtube, I could watch the video he posted.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

View PostPete!, on 11 February 2018 - 09:43 AM, said:

View Postabarbarian, on 11 February 2018 - 08:05 AM, said:

Aptly named thread..... I can not see any of Roberts posts on this page ..... they are all blank ..... can see al posts from every one else. :hmm:
Are you using a script blocking add-on?

I didn't look at all Robert's posts, but at first, his last one looked blank.
After I told "NoSctipt" to allow youtube, I could watch the video he posted.

Yer a genius. I totally forgot about NoScript. Click click and I can see the vids. :biggrin:
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 09:13 PM

Bet you didn't know Sydney has a zoo right near the Sydney Opera House! See the first of this week's ABC Open pictures collection:
http://www.abc.net.a...he-week/7653724
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:51 AM

Bond volcano smaller http://bit.ly/2FuCdFo
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 06:21 AM

Rats as mine detectors


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After observing the negative impact landmines had on farmers in Africa, Bart Weetjens came up with a novel and cost-effective way to address the issue: teaching rats to detect them.
Bart Weetjens always adored pet rats as a teenager. He would breed them and sell them to pet stores. Little did he know that this teenage hobby would go on to inform his entire career.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 03:42 PM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson holding t-shirt.
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Posted 16 March 2018 - 06:43 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 16 March 2018 - 06:21 AM, said:

Rats as mine detectors


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After observing the negative impact landmines had on farmers in Africa, Bart Weetjens came up with a novel and cost-effective way to address the issue: teaching rats to detect them.
Bart Weetjens always adored pet rats as a teenager. He would breed them and sell them to pet stores. Little did he know that this teenage hobby would go on to inform his entire career.

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Must give it a try. :D
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:01 PM

Something BIG and HEAVY!

https://www.sciencea...bd8b0-365572745
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 02:50 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 04 April 2018 - 01:01 PM, said:

Something BIG and HEAVY!

https://www.sciencea...bd8b0-365572745
Interesting quote found in link from that article: black hole is only the spherical region in space surrounding the singularity. I never heard that before.
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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:47 PM

View Postzlim, on 16 March 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson holding t-shirt.

huh?
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:51 PM

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View Postzlim, on 16 March 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson holding t-shirt.

huh?
I think it's "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change".
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:15 AM

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View Postzlim, on 16 March 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson holding t-shirt.

huh?
I think it's "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change".
i understood that, what got me puzzled is that statement has nothing to do with intelligence.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~C. S. Lewis

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 01:54 PM

I simply stated who was holding the t-shirt for those who don't recognize Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
http://www.haydenpla...rium.org/tyson/
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