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by Robert_Moriyama
May 25, 2015, 09:06:59 AM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: ISS to relocate Multipurpose Module
Replies: 0
Views: 6311

ISS to relocate Multipurpose Module

And you thought moving the couch to the other side of the living room was a big job...
http://www.eturbonews.com/print/59358
by Robert_Moriyama
March 12, 2015, 01:25:58 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: R.I.P. Terry Pratchett
Replies: 1
Views: 8645

Re: R.I.P. Terry Pratchett

I want more Discworld, but I don't know if I want it without him. I believe at least one of Pratchett's recent books was a collaboration (can't remember with whom), and I mean aside from "Good Omens" (collaboration with Neil Gaiman), so there MAY be someone who could do a decent job of it. So many ...
by Robert_Moriyama
March 12, 2015, 12:10:20 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: R.I.P. Terry Pratchett
Replies: 1
Views: 8645

R.I.P. Terry Pratchett

Alas, if Sam Vimes is to set some silly buggers to rights ever again, it will not be Sir Terry's hand guiding him.
by Robert_Moriyama
September 17, 2014, 10:05:00 AM
Forum: Writers Workshop
Topic: U. of Washington climate change presentation
Replies: 0
Views: 3633

U. of Washington climate change presentation

http://blog.seattlepi.com/bigscience/2014/09/16/seven-key-global-warming-studies-by-the-university-of-washington/#26099101=0 According to this, Lex Luthor wouldn't have to cause California to fall into the Pacific to make his inland properties into beachfront / ocean views -- he would just have to w...
by Robert_Moriyama
July 31, 2014, 09:45:42 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: [Poll] Vote: July '14 Flash Fiction Contest
Replies: 9
Views: 32436

Re: [Poll] Vote: July '14 Flash Fiction Contest

I think Mark should look up Mayor Rob Ford and his responses to the (usually proven by photo and / or video and / or wiretap evidence) reports of his bad behavior. Methinks he doth protest too much. Mark does not take criticism well, although he learned to pretend that he did after blasting me for ...
by Robert_Moriyama
July 31, 2014, 12:11:21 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: [Poll] Vote: July '14 Flash Fiction Contest
Replies: 9
Views: 32436

Re: [Poll] Vote: July '14 Flash Fiction Contest

I think Mark should look up Mayor Rob Ford and his responses to the (usually proven by photo and / or video and / or wiretap evidence) reports of his bad behavior. Methinks he doth protest too much. Mark does not take criticism well, although he learned to pretend that he did after blasting me for n...
by Robert_Moriyama
July 17, 2014, 10:13:58 AM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Weird Al "Word Crimes"
Replies: 1
Views: 10178

Weird Al "Word Crimes"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

Mandatory viewing for all authors!
by Robert_Moriyama
July 15, 2014, 01:50:50 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Doctor Who Series 8
Replies: 3
Views: 6688

Doctor Who Series 8

Debuts on BBC1 and on Canadian Space Channel on August 23rd. Presumably SyFy or BBC America will have it around the same date?

New trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TivqZTq5u6Y
by Robert_Moriyama
July 07, 2014, 12:31:32 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Wanna see an F-16 up close?
Replies: 1
Views: 4676

Wanna see an F-16 up close?

Well, maybe not THIS close.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06o7fzcE1Hk
by Robert_Moriyama
April 14, 2014, 12:27:46 PM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Easter is coming...Happy Easter!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 4123

Re: Easter is coming...Happy Easter!!!

Lester Curtis wrote:Bunnies like that one are why I keep my gun loaded, lol.
Appears to be the Beast of Cair Bannoch. ("Wot, behind that rabbit?") The appropriate weapon would therefore be the Hand Grenade of Antioch.
by Robert_Moriyama
March 12, 2014, 09:54:01 AM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Doctor Who as played by dogs
Replies: 0
Views: 2667

Doctor Who as played by dogs

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/11/Doc ... gs/#!zqx74

The full set is shown in the top sketch; numbers 11, 10, 7, and 4 (Smith, Tennant, McCoy, and Baker) are isolated in larger images.
by Robert_Moriyama
March 08, 2014, 09:12:47 AM
Forum: Fun and Games
Topic: Sanity check
Replies: 1
Views: 3916

Re: Sanity check

Sounds like you are trying to outdo Sergio (ente per ente) in productivity. I envy your energy and ambition!
by Robert_Moriyama
March 05, 2014, 04:05:58 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Editors, buy your acetaminophen in bulk
Replies: 0
Views: 2741

Editors, buy your acetaminophen in bulk

SAT essay requirement dropped Los Angeles Times | March 5, 2014 | 11:52 AM As part of a major overhaul of the SAT college entrance exam, test-takers starting in 2016 will no longer be required to write an essay, the College Board announced today. An essay test will still be offered, and many college...
by Robert_Moriyama
February 08, 2014, 09:06:45 AM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Baumgartner jump from 24.2 miles up
Replies: 0
Views: 2521

Baumgartner jump from 24.2 miles up

Short version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... Yw4meRWGd4

Full length (about 20 minutes) recorded from live stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... vbN-cWe0A0
by Robert_Moriyama
December 02, 2013, 08:08:29 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Air New Zealand "Smaug" 777
Replies: 3
Views: 3641

Re: Air New Zealand "Smaug" 777

Lester Curtis wrote:Wow, impressive paint-job. But if I'm not mistaken, they'll have the fire and smoke ("smaug") coming from the wrong end of that critter.
Well, that depends. If he's been eating Balrogs (Peter Jackson fiery version), you would expect some fire and smoke from Smaug's -- er -- exhaust.
by Robert_Moriyama
November 22, 2013, 11:28:41 AM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Special
Replies: 1
Views: 3201

Re: Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Special

FYI, today's Google Doodle is a game featuring the 11 doctors (or is it 12?)...
by Robert_Moriyama
November 12, 2013, 11:30:51 AM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Special
Replies: 1
Views: 3201

Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Special

Worldwide simulcast at 11:50 AM PST (2:50 PM EST, etc...) on November 23rd (Saturday).

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv ... z2kRfEEI8H
by Robert_Moriyama
October 29, 2013, 01:38:32 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Tesla gun duel
Replies: 2
Views: 3097

Tesla gun duel

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/tesla-coil-gun-duel_n_4171769.html Hmmm... with some tweaks, this could be fun as a steampunk weapon. (Not too practical as is -- minimal amperage and the discharge looks like it seeks out the closest electrical ground instead of going to the target.) The ele...
by Robert_Moriyama
October 29, 2013, 01:34:09 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Probe to explore Mars upper atmosphere
Replies: 4
Views: 3674

Re: Probe to explore Mars upper atmosphere

Meanwhile, in a dingy bar somewhere, John Carter is drinking himself numb and mumbling about somebody named Deja Thoris . . . He's thinking about the one time they had sex, and he fractured her pelvis... (See also Larry Niven's "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" for more on the likely consequences of...
by Robert_Moriyama
October 29, 2013, 10:41:24 AM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Probe to explore Mars upper atmosphere
Replies: 4
Views: 3674

Probe to explore Mars upper atmosphere

http://www.eturbonews.com/39219/nasa-prepares-launch-first-mission-explore-martian-atmosphere "NASA prepares to launch first mission to explore Martian atmosphere Oct 28, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC - A NASA spacecraft that will examine the upper atmosphere of Mars in unprecedented detail is undergoing fina...
by Robert_Moriyama
October 28, 2013, 03:48:45 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: Star Wars bloopers
Replies: 0
Views: 2244

Star Wars bloopers

A "new" collection of bloopers from the original movie, plus clips from each of the prequels.

http://collider.com/star-wars-blooper-videos/?_r=true

(Most of the fun comes from the fact that the actors in droid or trooper armor couldn't see a damn thing. Also, Hayden Christensen falls down a lot.)
by Robert_Moriyama
October 03, 2013, 12:24:54 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 7
Views: 5145

Re: SPAM

rick tornello wrote:get me the IP addresses.

thanks, RT
Calling your contact in the CIA / NSA Cyberwar division?
by Robert_Moriyama
October 03, 2013, 12:23:53 PM
Forum: Administrivia
Topic: SPAM
Replies: 7
Views: 5145

Re: SPAM

I zapped four or five threads in the fun and games folder earlier. Something about kitchen cabinets for sale in the UK with links. I wasn't sure what needed to be done in addition to deleting the threads. What's the procedure I should follow if I come across spam? John Right-click on the spammer's ...

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