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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.propublica.org/article/world-of-spycraft-intelligence-agencies-spied-in-online-games
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25324011

Confirmed plague outbreak in Madagascar, twenty dead so far.

Someone got so lucky in Pandemic...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, here's some slightly better news. A bottom-feeding scumsack who had people post nude pictures and contact info of unsuspecting people, then would charge hundreds of dollars to have them taken down, has just been arrested and charged with dozens of counts of identity theft and extortion.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so glad there are finally laws and prosecutions happening from this.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is just a little story about seahorses but i put it here because seahorses are really cool. they have no-wake nostrils!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The guy they thought was doing sign-language interpretation at the Mandela memorial was just making it up as he went along."
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, he was watching angels. (audio has an interview with him with more detail)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, shit.

another colorado school shooting.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:04 am    Post subject: but they still haven't found what they're looking for Reply with quote


China lands Yutu rover on the moon.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty cool. It's got ground penetrating radar, so it can finally find the aliens living inside the spaceship moon.

When I was reading about Yutu I ended up on Lunokhod 1 which was the first rover to ever land on a celestial body... and despite being only 7'7" in length is now used as a reflector by scientists on earth who bounce lasers off of it. Which is pretty impressive aiming.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive aiming indeed, and repeatable, getting its location down to a centimetre. But what if they used more power?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really a proper news story, but this made me grin.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What-do-you-mean-The-Onion-is-not-proper-news.
The-Onion-is-always-proper-news. All-hail-the-almighty-Onion.
And-may-the-Cookies-be-ever-in-your-Flavor.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, the world has finally ended - at least for harold camping.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

new mexico is the 17th state to legalize gay marriage.

not the state i would have guess would be next in line, but it sounds like they have some clear-thinking judges:
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Justices weighed this amendment against the opposition’s argument that prohibiting same-sex marriage was necessary to protect the government’s “overriding interest of responsible procreation and childrearing.”

The justices said in their opinion that such interest played no role in the development of the state’s marriage regulations. Its purpose, they contended, is to “bring stability and order to the legal relationship of committed couples” by defining their responsibilities to one another, as well as their children if they choose to have them, and to their property.

“Procreation,” wrote Justice Edward L. Chavez, author of the opinion, “has never been a condition of marriage under New Mexico law, as evidenced by the fact that the aged, the infertile and those who choose not to have children are not precluded from marrying.”


now if we can only get the rest of the states to understand that really, marriage is not about your responsibility to the state to pump out babies, maybe we can get this finally settled.
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