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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 8 months ago #206671

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That is what they say. I don't know. Wasn't there. Nor was anyone else.

If you weren't there how do you know that no one else was?


If there's one thing we can all agree on it's that we can all agree to disagree about the one thing we all agree on...
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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 8 months ago #206683

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Mr Lorac: "If you weren't there how do you know that no one else was? "


:lol: Hmmmm. Quite true. Besides a gentleman, you must be a scholar. So...were you there? If so, was it...um...bang up? I imagine it put Guy Fox to shame.
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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 8 months ago #206696

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www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-auto-dron...20126,0,740306.story

"Aerial drones now piloted remotely have become a central weapon for the CIA and U.S. military in their campaign against terrorists in the Middle East. The Pentagon has gone from an inventory of a handful of drones before Sept. 11, 2001, to about 7,500 drones, about one-third of all military aircraft.

Despite looming military spending cuts, expenditures on drones are expected to take less of a hit, if any, because they are cheaper to build and operate than piloted aircraft.

All military services are moving toward greater automation with their robotic systems. Robotic armed submarines could one day stalk enemy waters, and automated tanks could engage soldiers on the battlefield."
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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 8 months ago #206714

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While in Hawaii, when an old friend was visiting, we went for a mile or so walk across an old lava field so the friend could experience getting next to the lava flow that at the time was pouring down the side of the volcano, streaming across the lava field and pouring into the Pacific, where huge sulfur dioxide loaded plumes rose from the meeting of fresh magma and ocean water, forming phantismic shapes in the air that tourist helecopters buzzed around, and what is called lava bombs (chunks of magma) exploded when coming in contact with the ocean. As we walked across the very unforgiving uneven terrain of the lava field, a young (compared to me) man joined our on-foot caravan (footavan?) and we chatted, as people on a common mission often do, as we gingerly stepped our way over a mile or so of gnarly razor edged bits of old lava. Turned out the young man was on leave from the Middle East and his job was operating drones. He said it was done out in "enemy" territory from bunkers far away from the home base, bunkers in which all the necessary high tech equipment for the job and the operator were guarded by a team of highly trained team of special forces troops. His voice was a little edgy, something I recognized as PTSD that he was as of yet not aware of, imagining the lack of face to face combat meant he was not likely to get PTSD. If only! I have no idea how many drones were under his control when in the field. Didn't think to ask. I just tried to reach through the PTSD wall I could feel, to make a connect and seed peace in his soul, with down to earth day to day conversation. Unfortunately I don't think I succeeded at that.
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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 8 months ago #208005

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www.sciencedaily.com//videos/2009/0101-t...ts_text_for_help.htm

and if texting plants isn't scary enough for you, maybe you prefer the news that MOUNT ETNA IS ERUPTING AGAIN!!!!
amazing photos:
www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2012-02/09/content_14572434.htm
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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 8 months ago #208014

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I wonder if Sicily calls vog (sulfur dioxide in the gas emitted by the volcano) haze like Hawaii does.
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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 7 months ago #210466

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Murakami-hun wrote:
thank you Harpo, you're the last sane man in the northern hemisphere
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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 7 months ago #210472

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Murakami-hun wrote:
thank you Harpo, you're the last sane man in the northern hemisphere
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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 7 months ago #210476

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eeekkk!

Well, while we're at it: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17249476


If they build it, they probably are going to end up using it....... :dry:
There is nothing, abolutely nothing, half so worth doing as simply messing around in boats
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Re: We're Doomed. 2 years 7 months ago #210900

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Thanks to the Mystery Of The Disappearing Threads, we are very specifically doomed, unless a solution can be found. If it continues much longer, we shall have to resort to posting only in old threads that everyone's forgotten about
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