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Penblwydd Hapus a chi, Nigel

pen bloy th  Ha piss  A [as in apple] HHHHee [a strange sound rather like the ch in loch or that spitting noise that cats make]

tr. Happy Birthday to you, Nigel

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What?

Sorry I can't hear you, also have flashing lights

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Bring on the Future
« on: April 23, 2017, 01:19:39 am »
Isn't it though. And unheralded. It happened with no fanfare, no lead-up, no press hype that I noticed.
Just a little bit of progress that seems like it is actually worth a mention.

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Techmology and Scientism / Bring on the Future
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:32:29 pm »
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First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution

Yay for the future and two fingers up to the luddite drumpf

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39675418

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: April 22, 2017, 08:22:53 am »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

I had no idea that your dad was that Jack Marburger.  Holy shit, your dad was a bona-fide hero.

That's what I said

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: April 21, 2017, 05:31:28 pm »
Disregarded. Resist. Peace

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: April 21, 2017, 04:57:19 pm »
My apologies for the wrong link LMNO, my bad. Yes I realise you are Jack Marburger's son. If he was my dad the article I MEANT to link would have made me deeply proud [though over the years your comments suggest that your parental pride levels have already hit 169%] But the article was also profoundly depressing in may ways both from an historical and future perspective. For that reason it seemed worth the link, I hope you agree.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: April 21, 2017, 04:28:29 pm »
I never know how to take you LMNO. This article brought a tear to my eye, it made you :twitch:, whatever.
I'm pretty sure I'm missing something in your reply. The article positions us at a very uncomfortable point in history [yeah, like we hadn't already noticed] but I thought it offered some interesting observations on where we are on the science front.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: April 21, 2017, 03:28:04 pm »
Not all heroic stories have happy endings; sometimes a person just has to do what a person has to do
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/explaining_science_won_t_fix_information_illiteracy.html

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THE STATE OF THE UNIVERSE.APRIL 21 2017 5:58 AM
Donald Trump Should Not Appoint a Science Adviser
He doesnít deserve one, and itís more likely to be a sham than a help.

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Jack Marburger martyred himself for science and for his country. From the outside, he looked like a traitor who loaned his scientific credibility to an administration that exploited it to undermine science policy and even the legitimacy of science itself. His accomplishments were kept secret, and he was hung out to dry for the mistakes of others. The unfortunate scientist who agrees to work with Donald Trump can expect even worse.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: April 18, 2017, 12:27:05 pm »
I'm really disappointed. My partner just shouted to me that Theresa May is going to the Poles, and I was all excited. But it is just the damnable POLLS again  :sad:

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kill Luigi board

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Or Kill Me / Re: I am a cabbage
« on: April 10, 2017, 11:05:10 pm »
Yeah, to quote Ambrose Bierce
            'Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.'

however sometimes the problem is when you repeatedly accurately repeat a quotation

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Or Kill Me / Re: I am a cabbage
« on: April 10, 2017, 06:21:08 pm »

WE NEED MOAR SCIENCE!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TgAe87r-M6I
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6eoA1f4jZo8

Gee, now I am horrified of katana swords.  :sad:
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Don't worry Jester of Fools, never forget
Swords don't kill people; people kill people  :)

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Or Kill Me / Re: I am a cabbage
« on: April 10, 2017, 04:21:53 pm »
or maybe shear strength

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Or Kill Me / Re: I am a cabbage
« on: April 10, 2017, 04:21:11 pm »
What differentiates person and cabbage?
tensile strength

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