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In The News Today

Discussion in 'General Chat and Gossip' started by Bullseye, Sep 27, 2014.

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    Staying with noteworthy news of a polar nature, this story caught my eye this morning:

    http://www.vox.com/2014/10/1/6880033/walruses-alaska-melting-sea-ice

    Approximately 35000 walruses all gathered within a stone's throw of each other makes for a striking photograph. If the villagers are allowed to hunt them, then what a bumper season they'll have. A truly remarkable event.
     
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    In the scale of things, from our three score and ten type lives, this looks like a massive change; but in the long term scale of things re life on Earth, it's just part of the ebb and flow.
    The extinctions that mankind have caused might prove to have a longer term effect.

    Still, it must be an impressive sight seeing thousands of walrus' all out at once :)
    I mind the entire village out looking at one that had decided to come up onto the pier at Crovie :) Seals we were used to, but a walrus ?

    The Russians have walrus fishermen, don't they ? folks who live entirely on walrus and seabirds. Funny enough, thon fellow with the football team and the huge yachts you were talking about earlier was the governer of that region for years.
    He raised their incomes but he had some deal going where his companies got tax breaks of 80%.
    Didn't miss much did he ?

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    At the moment there's a lot of space exploration coverage in the news and scientific communities. It's fascinating stuff, although I'm actually more interested in exploring more of our ocean depths and their floors and fauna.

    About 90% of our ocean floors are uncharted. We actually know more about the surfaces of the moon and Mars than we do about our own seabed. Thankfully that's all changing now, but surprisingly enough it's the satellites in space which gather most of the information as survey ships aren't too good with great depths and accurately covering vast areas.

    http://newsdaily.com/2014/10/global-seafloor-map-reveals-stunning-details-of-earths-depths/
     
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    They cant even find missing airplanes despite modern tracking devices, its going to take some time to chart the seabed.
     
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    Unfortunately tragedy on a large scale is currently unfolding on the Annapurna Circuit in the Nepalese Himalayas, often descibed as 'the best long distance trek in the world'.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141016-annapurna-hiking-circuit-nepal-avalanche/

    In other news NASA's latest experiment for eventually colonising Mars got underway yesterday. It's definitely not one for those of a claustrophobic disposition, being locked in a fancy broom cupboard for 8 months with five other people. There are numerous facets to this experiment. The main thrust is psychological, i.e. to discover how badly this type of confinement and isolation fucks with people's heads.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/10/141015-mars-simulation-mission-space-psychology/

    And the biggest lesson learned from today is don't mess with a grumpy camel. Following on from this GIF posted on our boards earlier today by Andylaser....

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    .... I'd like to thank Sarj for drawing this story ("Camel On Coke Kills Bloke!!") to my attention:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/15/richard-mileski-killed-by-camel_n_5992078.html

    As well as missing his coke, the camel was probably in a strop with hearing this old joke for the umpteenth time:

    - Why are camels called the ships of the desert?
    Because they are full of Arab semen.
     
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    Never piss off a camel.
     
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    Having just stumbled across this one from a few months ago I couldn't help but post it up here. Ground breaking research at the University of Exeter indicates that smelling farts might be good for our health.

    http://theweek.com/speedreads/index...dy-smelling-farts-may-be-good-for-your-health

    Who the fuck comes up with these ideas? :palm: How do they initially pitch it to the sources of funding? "Give us a barrel load of cash, would you? We're going to fart all over each other for a while and see if we live to be 100."
     
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    That's is way beyond not good!!!!
     
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    Awww ...boy does he look rough though !

    Might be time to get newer copies of all my AC/DC stuff. I even have old audio tapes as well as mini discs.

    I hate ironing, it's the most boring chore on the face of the planet. I like ironed pillowcases, tablecloths, curtains and clothes though, so no help for it; it needs done, do it.
    So I do it with AC/DC or something like belting out of the speakers :D :D
    Can't stand still to that :D

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    At least Keith Moon tried to kill people in-person.:rofl:

    Drummers:roll:

     
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    Alex Salmond and Lord Smith announce that the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have come in at £25million under the projected budget.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-29935465

    £8million will be spent Scotland's para-sports centre (£6m) and £2m will support the Legacy programme. The rest will go the the Scottish National Health budget.

    I like announcements like this; they're kind of uplifting the same way the, "Completed ahead of schedule", signs are on motorway works :D

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    It's a Touch Too Much.

    I hope he manages a Jailbreak rather than heading down the Highway to Hell.
     
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    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap can only ever lead to a Highway To Jail.
     
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    He's not out of the woods yet, but Teflon Phil seems to have dodged the biggest bullet of the lot.

    Apparently he missed a fair bit of the promo work for the new 'Rock Or Bust' album. So perhaps he's going a bit flaky behind the scenes (again) and the band were tinkering with the possibility of taking another drummer on tour. I hope he can't get his life straightened out and make the tour at any rate.
     
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    Bit harsh Cap'n, thought you were a fan:rofl:
     
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