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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2011
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2011
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    Uhh... Doesn't sound too good. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't iodine-131 happen when something goes pear shaped in a power plant, not really in any other way? I'm relying on my memory here, so if I'm wrong, please do correct me.

    Low Levels of Iodine Detected in Europe
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2011
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2011

    The band hopes to begin recording the CD in January for a fall 2012 release via Vertigo/Universal Republic in the U.S. and Vertigo in all other territories. A world tour will follow, including an appearance at the U.K.'s Download festival on June 10, 2012.
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    Eve Ensler is "over" rape.

    I am over people not understanding that rape is not a joke and I am over being told I don't have a sense of humor, and women don't have a sense of humor, when most women I know (and I know a lot) are really fucking funny. We just don't think that uninvited penises up our anus, or our vagina is a laugh riot.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2011
    From Smashing Pumpkins to wrestling: Not content with millions of record sales, Billy Corgan, the alt-rock group's frontman has launched a wrestling league

    This bit was the kicker!
    Corgan loves the sport for its combination of incredible athleticism, unique personalities and social concern, with fight storylines touching on sex, religion, race, and everyday issues. "Oftentimes it's one of the first forms of entertainment to address uncomfortable things in the culture," he says. He intends to continue this tradition, promising female stars will be given a platform to show off their athletic prowess rather being used as eye-candy
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2011 edited
    “I'd love to slide a samurai sword up Prince William's arse to the hilt, then yank it towards me like a door that won't f@*king open.”
    --Scottish comedian and soon-to-be-inducted national treasure Brian "Limmy" Limond on the twitters.

    Tim Montgomerie, editor of the Conservative Christian Fellowship then waded into the debate, telling his followers to read Limmy’s tweets and asking them to “remember that your licence fee is funding his hate.”

    Limmy, clearly pleased to have caught the attention of Montgomerie responded: “F@*kin yes, that c@nt's got about 17,000 followers!”

    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
    China is building something in the desert.

    They seem to be wide lines drawn with some white material. Or maybe the dust have been dug by machinery.

    It's located in Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, north of the Shule River, which crosses the Tibetan Plateau to the west into the Kumtag Desert. It covers an area approximately one mile long by more than 3,000 feet wide.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
    I have seen the future of warfare. And it is electronic.

    Not saying that this is state instigated, but there were definitely strong signs that Stuxnet was, and the way in which these attacks against Iran have exploited multiple security vulnerabilites that in some cases have actually been around undiscovered for years suggests its not the usual virus makers MO (generally they get a virus going as soon as any new exploit comes to light).

    This is going to be commonplace from now on. Forget bombing raids, just use social engineering to get something on the server that lets you fuck it up.

    It's likely been more common in the past than has been publicly let on. NASA recently admitted that hackers gained control of, but didn't fiddle with, several of their science satellites in orbit over the last few years. The computers on the ISS were hit with a virus in recent months (admittedly taken up on a laptop by a careless astronaut, but stilll).
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    Just saw something about this on "60 minutes" last night. Essentially since Congressmen (and women), cannot except certain things for their jobs, companies got smart and gave them something else.

    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2011
    @ taphead

    Is it wrong that I'm hoping it'll turn out to be the Bhuddha's Spine reactor?
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
    At times it takes a lot to get to me but some of the stuff here really fills me with nausea.The urge to vomit.

    Good work.Keep it up.Spot on etc.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
    @taphead - some early non-conspiracy analysis from the Guardian.

    On of the as-yet unexplained "crazy paving" shapes: To the east of this one, you can faintly see what look like similar shapes in the natural landscape. Might the white lines trace out some underlying feature, like drainage channels?

    Speculative as hell, but I'd be interested to see what a geologist thought of the images.
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    In what I'm sure comes as a surprise to no one, Bill O'Reilley's new book is riddled with errors
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    A friend just sent me this documentary ,Nero's Guests, about the plight of farmers, the 'Scheduled Class' and 'Other Backward Classes' in Indian society, the rising number of suicides, no attention from the media, no government support.

    Amazing review of the O'Reilly book on Amazon
    • CommentAuthorcardo
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2011
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    @taphead, worryingly enough, the "target" made of broken up concentric circles suggests nuclear / Hi yield weapons tests. As for the one with the massive grid. it's peculiar that over uneven terrain, the grid is perfect, suggesting that it's not on the ground. Reminds me of "Russian Woodpecker" which had all manner of crazy theories floating about toward the end of the 80's. (Not least because it's lowest frequency was not far off being low enough to interfere with human electrobiology.)