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    One of my greatest aims is to make Whitechapel a nexus for Desirable Information.

    Memes, virals, that which makes you laugh, that which makes your bowels weep; anything found or scavenged online which has no informative value: that stuff will continue to go in “Around The Net.” I’ll be updating that once every four weeks too.

    This…? This is for everything else.

    News Stories. Mad Science. Horrific Nature. Metaphysical madness.

    Here is where we gorge ourselves on the creamy clostrum of Information. Here is where we nuzzle at the red-raw teat of the Up-To-Date Dataweb. Bring me the light of your Weird Wisdom and your New News.

    (Anything of particular interest, go ahead and create new threads in this category to delve deeper.)
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2012
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    Happened across this from someone on twitter:

    ALONG THE MEKONG: Drugs, money, & murder in South-East Asia's Golden Triangle.

    Got to be good background for something.
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2012
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    Lets have RRAAAAaaa for all the vingings in da hoose!

    Stream of Up-Helly-Aa 2012

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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2012
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    Lets have RRAAAAaaa for all the Vikings in da hoose!

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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJan 31st 2012 edited
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    Lets have RRAAAAaaa for all the Vikings in da hoose!

    Stream of Up-Helly-Aa 2012
    Be sure to watch from 19:30 on (GMT obviously)

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    That looks cool Doc, but I'm not sure it's triple-cool...

    Here's a thing: in the wake of the Costa Concordia sinking, a typically detailed Adam Curtis look at the history of cruise liners and 'the democratization of luxury'. Features what looks like the basis for that behemoth of a cruise ship in The Filth.
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    @Si - those things are wonderful, and I want one, or several for my very own, but for some reason they scare the hell out of me - maybe because they resemble social insects?
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2012
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    I was also filled with a sort of insectile dread from some part of my reptile brain.
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    Paulo Coelho calls on readers to pirate books

    Multimillion-selling author links with Pirate Bay, saying 'the more people "pirate" a book, the better'
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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
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    BMW decided to sponsor the cold front that's sweeping through Europe at the moment, calling it 'Cooper'.

    The same cold front that's looking like the worst in decades and has already killed lots of people.

    *slow hand clap*
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
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    @ Vornaskotti: Saw that article last night and thought it was one of the most refreshing and positive pieces I've read in a long time, with none of the Gollum-like precious-ness the likes of Meshittica and Feargal Sharkey always seem to evoke whenever I see or hear them.

    (and before I'm roundly condemned, abused and eel-ed, "Meshittica" is what my friend's kids call them and it's just stuck. Yeah, a 43 yr old passes the buck to a bunch of teens. Go Foamhead!)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
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    @oldhat

    Saw that. The world is a weird, strange place.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
     (10470.17)
    Further to the quadrotors above, did you realise they can build their own Bases?
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
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    @oldhat:What the...

    And i thought i had problems.Speechless.That's just...

    @The Mighty Foamhead:Feargal Sharkey once came and sat next to me for hours in a nightclub in London.He seemed ok.I was very,very drunk...
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2012
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    @WorseThanDetroit

    Well, yeah, however the FBI sheet strikes me as a list of indicators, similar to a profile of serial killers. Just because I happen to be a white male between the ages of 25 and 45 doesn't mean that I'm a serial killer. However, if other indicators pop up, somebody might want to check my house for bodies. In the same way, just because someone "likes privacy" that doesn't mean that they're a terrorist. However, if they're popping all or most of the behaviors on that sheet, it might be time to bring the bomb-detecting dogs around to give their garbage a few quiet sniff.

    I will say that I like that the FBI sheet strongly emphasizes behavior over ethnicity.