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Aneristic Illusions / Schrodinger's Jihad
« Last post by Cain on Today at 09:56:22 am »
Schrodinger's Jihad: the state in which a country is both under threat from a terrorist attack that is "highly likely" to happen, yet there is no "specific threat or information suggesting an attack is imminent."

See also: UK "counterterrorism" "policy".

Serious comment: this is just shameless, even by our current government's standards.  The threat level has been raised, not because of any actionable intelligence (that has been reported in the press) but because the government is going to hold discussions next week on modifying counter-terrorism legislation.

Again.

Because thus far our counter-terrorism legislation has done wonders for reducing the threat of terrorism in the UK.  Only...if the government could somehow bring control orders back in, it'd be even better.
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Wrap it in gauze, under a smear of bactine, to keep the gauze from sticking.

Thanks.  Unfortunately, no gauze at all.  I ran it under a cold tap for a bit and left it alone overnight, which seems to have done the trick.  Still hurts like hell whenever I hit the spacebar, though.

Jesus.  :horrormirth:

I have a real talent for ripping my thumbnails off.  As you may or may not recall, I did something similar about 4 months back.
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THIS IS WHAT ATHETITS BELIEVE:



That wasn't a typo was it? There are actually people who don't believe in breasts?  :eek:
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Reflexologists can fuck right off, though.

If your discipline talks about energy and you're not some kind of engineer or physicist, you will all be thrown out the airlock with no regrets.

Saw an article once, wish I knew what to google, in which a Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS was caught lulling his patients long enough that they were relaxed enough for him to fuck off into the corner and read the Sun for an hour.

If that was me? I'd have just been like "Yeah, I'm just THAT GOOD. I can operate on my dudes from this distance, and multitask at the same time."

Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS

Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS

Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS

Okay, fuck this planet - I want off  :argh!:
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Principia Discussion / Re: An amusing bit against the number 5
« Last post by Regret on Today at 01:11:48 am »
... nothing to say, just :mittens:
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Duh Rugs
« Last post by The Right Reverend Nigel on Today at 01:11:45 am »
Its like that NYT article I posted on FB...academic and disciplinary/work field bubbles are even more likely than social networking and political ones.

I mean, at least sizeable amounts of both Republicans and Democrats disagree with the Drug War.

I've definitely noticed the academic bubbles... behavioral economists totally recreating research that was done by psychologists in the 50's and 60's, and calling it "groundbreaking".
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I'm not posting simply because I ripped out my thumbnail by mistake, and typing makes me wince.

This is great, since one of my jobs involves a contracted 10 hours a week of typing.

Jesus.  :horrormirth:
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Reflexologists can fuck right off, though.

If your discipline talks about energy and you're not some kind of engineer or physicist, you will all be thrown out the airlock with no regrets.

Saw an article once, wish I knew what to google, in which a Reiki healer EMPLOYED BY THE NHS was caught lulling his patients long enough that they were relaxed enough for him to fuck off into the corner and read the Sun for an hour.

If that was me? I'd have just been like "Yeah, I'm just THAT GOOD. I can operate on my dudes from this distance, and multitask at the same time."
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Any kitchen gadget or multi-tool that is designed so poorly it cannot perform its basic function (pocket knife that doesn't fit in a pocket, etc.)

The festering carcass of Mike the Engineer.
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An adjustable lighter rigged to produce a six inch flame
Stupidly hot ground pepper or pepper spray
A jar of someone else's pee (ideally collected from laugh pissing)
Any kitchen gadget or multi-tool that is designed so poorly it cannot perform its basic function (pocket knife that doesn't fit in a pocket, etc.)
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