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    Oh, nauseating, school dinners. First school I went to had a habit of feeding us spam fritters, and the dining hall and surrounding regions used to stink of them all the time. They were quite horrible, but I used to...
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    ISTR it was a 137Cs source out of a scrapped radiotherapy machine that went on a sightseeing tour around ?Mexico leaving a trail of corpses....
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    May contain nuts. Do not puncture or incinerate even when empty. For nutritional information see main packaging. Use gentle in-out motion....
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    I remember a sketch on Radio 4 from the 80s about a couple of ok-yah types complaining about their treatment after being arrested on some protest and locked up. They had (of course) been fed the same standard bang-up diet...
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    "We didn't get the duck-and-cover stuff in the UK because, from the early 1960s onwards, there was a tacit understanding that in event of a nuclear exchange the civilian population were doomed." I think everyone knew that anyway. That stuff...
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    Well, we don't want them to think about escaping so they can run around the Lake District carrying bubonic plague....
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    One of the things I like about Charlie's writing is that he shows the nasty consequences of all the unthinking acceptance of this technology shit that people just think is all gee-whiz and wonderful. Using real examples. For instance the...
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    "Reports of flocks covering the sky for days sounds unnatural, like a Biblical plague of pigeons." I dunno, sounds bloody great to me....
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    "change the automatically generated header to identify the commented original posting" It already does, in its href....
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    "People too young to remember the Cold War appreciate the current omni-shambles as civilization slowly rots but mostly don't appreciate what it was like to grow up knowing that civilization could explode in one big boom, all at once, with...
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    "Hmmm? People ask that question all of the time. How can it be the "first time the idea has occurred" every time it's asked?" It's effectively the first time, because I've always immediately filed the previous instance under "weird shit,...
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    True, but most of my experience is with species that don't, and the rest of it is with individuals that don't :)...
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    "As someone who grew up between the farming and not farming worlds, I got to discover that not everyone associated the meat aisle in the grocery store with Bambi or that cute cow grazing in the meadow. And thought it...
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    I get confused when people ask me what the names of my pets are, because it's usually effectively the first time the idea has occurred to me at all. To say I don't see the point would not really be...
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    "uber religious male dominated households aren't connected to the Internet (so that stay-at-home wives can't see for themselves what the rest of the world is doing)" I'd rather expect that they are connected to the internet, and the stay-at-home wives...
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    How would you feel about Alucard, Bathory and Tepes?...
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    Ah yes, that's much my own view on LED lighting. Not "now it only costs a penny a year to run conventional "is that a Mars bar or a turd?" levels of interior lighting", but "AT LAST, you can get...
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    "it's postulated that such Islands of Stability metals might have melting points in the 10,000 deg C range and more." Unfortunately the Islands of Stability have been submerged by the rising sea level of the Ocean of Knowledge....
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    Big pernitroperazafullerenes, enclosing aluminium atoms (two for every three nitros) so as not to waste the space....
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    The problem is probably a lot more widespread now. All UK toilet cisterns now come with a series of holes up the side of the siphon and a set of little plastic plugs to block them up with. The idea...
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    No, I was at a place in York, a couple of years later....
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    My boss used to say "Apple SCSI isn't SCSI". We had endless problems after we got some third-party removable hard disks to go along with the standard Apple SCSI hard disks we already had. The Apple disks worked originally as...
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    Yes. It makes it easier to have the thing not instantly melt itself, but it makes an already extremely special magnet even specialler......
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    I bet someone's done it though. And I wouldn't be surprised if someone even manufactures it......
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    Probably not the adapter's fault at all; more likely something to do with the mice concerned and their Windoze drivers being developed together by the same dick. I got into that one once trying to get a PS/2 mouse with...
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    I thought the idea was that it was supposed to make use of the fission fragments being charged to steer them out the back with magnetic fields. Only whoever had that idea forgot that they come into existence heading spherically...
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    "The two questions are: what to do with them (other than intelligence testing - do they make better pets?) and more importantly, what do you feed them? They'll need more calories to support those brains, so they'll have to eat...
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    "Unless there are regulations against Windows-controlled ships." Can't be, the US Navy would be restricted to brown-water operations without propulsion....
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    "the first person/company to get a towing line aboard" "Ahoy there, you wanting a tow into Yarmouth? ...Catch!"...
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    A warp drive is a kind of virtual particle; like the ones which pop into existence to be exchanged between some other particles to mediate a force, and then disappear again so you never get to see them, a warp...
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