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  1. birdmanmike

    News COVID-19 pandemic

    Ah, Messe I believe . . .
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    forget robots - they're going after Musk . . . will it be rockets next then? - hang on . . .
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    News RAF 100 years old today.

    Rumour has it they thought All Fool's Day was an unfortunate co-incidence . . .
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    No, no . . . storm in channel, continent cut off :rofl:
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    like the man said - and for us poor folks with very slow internet , key is 7-zip supports multi-part zips so can download those large files like satnav updates (from VW!) in bits outside peak times . . .
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    "Descending" - by Thomas M. Disch - do a search for more you're welcome - as are donations to stave off my creditors - :cheers:
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    Humor Happy Valentine's Day!

    so did I when I lived in Germany . . . still alive and healthy over 40 years later! (and tatar is beef, not so?) (whereas mettwurst is pork . . .) r*d b*ll will make you free!
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    I must be getting old, memory going - just noticed "Most users ever online was 8,666, 01-19-16 at 11:32 AM." which is 8,398 more than this moment - (268, 21 Orbis rest guests ) But what happened that day to get all those users on - can't find anything significant online search ;-( Was...
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    No, no, we drink it, then pass it . . .
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    Ummm, search Lovecraft films - Wikipedia lists 20 Cthulhu mythos and 8 others :hailprobe: - (or The Colour Out of Space :rofl:)
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    Bit surprised to see in "This day in history . . " today, is Henry VII crowning - not the anniversary of the Rumble in the Jungle?
  12. birdmanmike

    New map of Universe's dark matter

    Interesting - but have to ask - why is this listed under "health" on the BBC site?
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    Is this brexit revenge or just a co-incidental tit for tat - but just been an unexploded bomb found by the Thames just across from where the boat race supposed to start tomorrow. I think we should be told . . . .
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    News Nasa Finds 7 Rocky planets in 1 star system

    You'll need Trekkie's warp drive ships to get there then . . .
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    Humor What might happen if everybody died in 2016.

    Haha - interested to see only one comment, 7 months ago, saying would be a good thing? Not that wouldn't agree . . . but Happy New Year . . . with one day to go . . .
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    What, like how many (insert nationality of choice here)s does it take to change a light bulb?
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    Updates ExoMars News & Updates

    Oh, sh**! ??
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    News Battle of Dogger Bank II?

    The British do not own the strait, neither do the French. Which state would you notify? Neither appear to have been notified in any case, as the Russian route is estimated by observation. But if they don't keep to the shipping lanes and speeds, they could technically be intercepted and by...
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    News Battle of Dogger Bank II?

    Tut mir leid, sorry, to be strictly correct, it is a designated international waterway, not right of passage. not the same as Strait of Hormuz. 24 hour strictly regulated jointly by both Brits and French, radar controlled. the narrowest part is Dover Strait c. 20 miles across. Going north...
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    Idea to make orbiter more rewarding

    I think Face, Urwumpe and others are making the right point. If you want something different, don't start bleating for "someone" to make your magic a reality - DYOR and DIY. Just don't try and mess up my Orbiter as from Doc Martin and keep the dreams for add-ons which you/we can take or leave...