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Postby spaceman_DOUG » 17 Dec 2012, 21:03

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Postby Multiplayerking » 18 Dec 2012, 00:16

Hell of a coincidence it happened to be right yesterday. Still totally worth it. I enjoyed my moment in the sun.
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Re: News Thread

Postby billysastard » 18 Dec 2012, 16:43

another disgraceful episode...

thieving scum steal wrapped xmas presents for sick children from great ormand st hospital including dvd players and nintendo handhelds :evil:

now if only the santas in blue hats could catch them late on xmas eve and keep them locked up until they can be processed after the holidays.

source http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20766258
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Postby spaceman_DOUG » 19 Dec 2012, 21:57

^ Quite terrible that.

BBC's Quiz of the year:
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Re: News Thread

Postby Barry316 » 19 Dec 2012, 22:16

The lead singer from the band Lostprophets has been arrested for something truly disturbing if true.

http://loudwire.com/lostprophets-singer ... e-charges/
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Re: News Thread

Postby CrispyLog » 20 Dec 2012, 00:26

The lead singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets has been charged with conspiracy to rape a one-year-old girl.

f**k me.
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Postby spaceman_DOUG » 20 Dec 2012, 00:46

They very famous? I think I've only heard of them one before a very long time ago.
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Postby flash501 » 20 Dec 2012, 01:07

They were big enough at the turn of the Century, I have one of their Albums from back then. That's properly shocking is that. Conspiracy to rape a one year old baby. What an animal!

Let's hope he never played videogames!
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Re: News Thread

Postby gippobeater » 20 Dec 2012, 03:14

Met him a year or two ago. Seemed like a nice guy! Clearly not! c**t.
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Re: News Thread

Postby Barry316 » 20 Dec 2012, 09:49

And he's getting done for possession/distribution of indecent images and possessing extreme animal porn.
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Re: News Thread

Postby spaceman_DOUG » 01 Feb 2013, 00:29

Icelandic girl Blaer wins right to use given name

Iceland's rules are obviously a little stricter than ours, but is anybody thinking of naming their offspring, if you decide to have one/them, something a little different?

EDIT: Interesting follow up http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21229475
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Re: News Thread

Postby Multiplayerking » 05 Feb 2013, 19:24

Crispy sent me this on Facebook late last night.

"Some gay chap was at a party I was at and told my mate he wanted to f**k me.

I told you I was sexy!"

I can't help but feel honoured. And a little dirty.
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Re: News Thread

Postby spaceman_DOUG » 06 Feb 2013, 09:22

Well, if you've got him on facebook you're kind of asking for it!
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Re: News Thread

Postby FishyGinger » 06 Feb 2013, 10:25

Where's middlefinger? I told him I wasn't crispy. I'm not gay for a start.
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Re: News Thread

Postby spaceman_DOUG » 17 Feb 2013, 00:26

The Russian meteorite, rather extraordinary

and a Q&A about asteroid and comet impacts.

Paul Rincon wrote:What can we do if astronomers detect something with our name on it?

One of the best known strategies for dealing with an incoming asteroid - applied by Bruce Willis in the film Armageddon - is to detonate a nuclear weapon near the surface of the object or below it.

The hope is that, in addition to blasting a large chunk out of the object, the explosion would nudge the asteroid off a collision course with Earth. However, if we were unlucky, this could fragment the space rock, potentially sending multiple chunks heading towards our planet.

Another strategy is to slam a spacecraft into the object to knock it off course. The European Space Agency (Esa) has designed a mission called Don Quijote, which will study the effects of just such a collision in space.

With a longer lead time, a spacecraft could be sent to intercept a space rock and fire its engines to slowly push the object off its current trajectory. Firing lasers at the surface of the asteroid might also be a way to deflect the rock.

Another, more surprising idea, is to fire balls of light-coloured paint at the object to increase its reflectivity. The pressure of light particles bouncing off the reflective coating, acting over time, would divert the rock off its path.

However, there is no firm timetable either for Don Quijote or other missions to test strategies for asteroid deflection.
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