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    Why? It's no good just saying "It's not...

    Why? It's no good just saying "It's not possible" and not giving any reasons or details.

    http://www.forbes.com/static_html/oil/2004/oil.shtml
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    Given its mention in an unrelated tsunami news...

    Given its mention in an unrelated tsunami news story I think we can fairly safely assume the village exists.
    http://news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=60573

    As for the rest I...
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    Nah, it's far too rambling to be stand-up comedy...

    Nah, it's far too rambling to be stand-up comedy - he'd be bottled off the stage before he got to the end.

    You're right about the English not being very good - but lots of people write lousy...
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    Oh I don't know that we're laughing at him /that/...

    Oh I don't know that we're laughing at him /that/ hard.

    I wouldn't even have smirked if he'd at least tried to write that in Japanese.
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    You can catch someone rambling on and on about...

    You can catch someone rambling on and on about Japanese people insisting on talking to him in English (and such) here.

    http://academy3.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/english/1104353924/65-67

    The ironic...
  6. Thread: antimatter guns

    by PaulTB
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    Just what the world needs - a gun that costs $3.7...

    Just what the world needs - a gun that costs $3.7 trillion dollars each time you fire and can blow up a small city. About as useful as a nuclear hand grenade.


    (Yes, somebody actually _did_ come...
  7. Poll: Hmm, I very strongly doubt it is inborn for...

    Hmm, I very strongly doubt it is inborn for absolutely 100% of people who call themselves gay / lesbian when adult.
    I also as strongly believe that it is inborn (as much as hetrosexuality is inborn...
  8. Poll: 5 is a very badly worded option (which is why I...

    5 is a very badly worded option (which is why I didn't pick it).

    "Homosexuality cannot be seen as immoral as it is inborn and not a matter of personal choice"

    First of all it is assuming...
  9. Poll: Yah, but I wouldn't be surprised if the results...

    Yah, but I wouldn't be surprised if the results are affected by your vote being public in this poll.

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    I suspect that comes mostly from those...
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    Poll: Er no. An opinion is not _just_ an opinion if...

    Er no.

    An opinion is not _just_ an opinion if it is also, say, defaming, inciting racial hatred etc. At least in the UK 'an opinion' of that sort can be actionable in court.

    Also saying "In my...
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    Poll: There is no ideal democracy. If I'm playing...

    There is no ideal democracy.

    If I'm playing "invent a government" then I'd probably want it to be fractal and have strong sideways links as well as vertical ones. I'd want it to have a...
  12. Time might not be finite. But the amount of time...

    Time might not be finite. But the amount of time during which this universe could support any possible form of life is finite.

    I don't know whether it's finite in size but it's almost certainly...
  13. Well that's an easy one. No. If you want...

    Well that's an easy one.

    No.

    If you want more specifics I shall provide two hints to my philosophy;
    1. The means is also the end.
    which is particularly important given that
    2. The literal...
  14. They provide rough outlines and backdrop, no...

    They provide rough outlines and backdrop, no more. Moreover the whole "People do ___ for ___ evolutionary reason" is very often used with arguments of extremely shaky logic and sometimes for morally...
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    Poll: Not having an adam's apple.

    Not having an adam's apple.
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    In my opinion it's down to three things. 1. Lack...

    In my opinion it's down to three things.
    1. Lack of empathy.
    2. Lack of respect for human life.
    3. Lack of foresight.

    Reasons not to kill someone include,
    because you understand the trauma you...
  17. Thread: other news

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    www.google.com that should keep you busy for a...

    www.google.com

    that should keep you busy for a few years. :blush:



    Sorry random sci-fi dude. 2030 is far too near. Now 2060 would be another matter entirely ...
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    It's easy to add words to most languages although...

    It's easy to add words to most languages although some (French) you might get sued to take them back out again. :D

    With others (Japanese) the 'imported' words remain clearly distinct from...
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    Nope he's still quite capable of being annoying...

    Nope he's still quite capable of being annoying in the present, as per this thread.
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    Did you miss the days prior to his 'PC' name? ...

    Did you miss the days prior to his 'PC' name?

    Indifferent, yes. Compassion is another matter.
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    No problem. You get the latex and I'll buy the...

    No problem. You get the latex and I'll buy the fibreglass.
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    Poll: Yeah and one in 20 or so of them might actually...

    Yeah and one in 20 or so of them might actually be true.


    Not to mention the government should like it because they get to tax the suckers into the stratosphere. :D

    Although that can be...
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    ... for six fewer people. Niffed because you...

    ... for six fewer people.

    Niffed because you didn't get the job?
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    There's a difference between waiting for 'every...

    There's a difference between waiting for 'every bit of information' to be verified by independent sources and waiting for any bit of information to be verified by independent sources.

    Besides if...
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    Yeah that was the bunch who said before going to...

    Yeah that was the bunch who said before going to Tunguska "We're going to look for bits of an alien spaceship." and lo and behold they 'found' bits of an alien spaceship. :relief:

    Frankly _I_...
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