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Hah, neat
Very poor railway embankment / drainage work, but still amusing.
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Have you seen this M36 Captive Flight Training Missile?

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It was lost during a helicopter flight from Fort Drum (near the east end of Lake Ontario) to Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY, (about 30 miles north of NYC along the Hudson) where there was an air show. It is NOT an actual missile but it is used during test flights to simulate the weight of a real missile during training missions.
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i have it but i'm not giving it back

looks totally awesome in my living room
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DEyncourt wrote: Vandals in St. Petersburg, Russia, destroy a century-old figure of Mephitopheles, calling it "open worship of Satan":

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Well, I wouldn't have called it great art:

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but still. While one person commented: "If it's true that the bas relief was destroyed for religious reasons, then we are descending into the Middle Ages", a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church did not object to the destruction.


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Meh. The devil is EVERYWHERE in Christian art:

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Michelangelo's Last Judgment on the "front" wall of the Sistine Chapel. Certainly not at the center but see what is happening to the sinners in the lower right. I suppose those idiots in St. Petersburg would be for covering up--if not outright destroying--that portion.
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crazy that that statue survived decades of communism, including the brutal anti-religious destruction of stalin, only to crumble in the face of putinism
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Whoa ...
In seven of the eight cases involving the Transmedics device, he says, his team restarted the heart inside the dead patient. Following cessation of circulation, his team has waited five minutes, then quickly clamped off the blood supply to the brain and restarted the donor’s heart without removing it.


That's some Frankenstein level ethical human waste, right there!
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The seat of what we consider "life" is in the brain. When it dies or becomes wholly incapacitated, we are dead. Everything else is potentially repairable, and why this is a potential ethical problem.

When you consider that we now know that death can be a surprisingly slow process, it becomes even more troublesome. The body doesn't immediately begin to break down upon loss of blood flow, it goes into a "safe mode". Reintroduction of oxygen at too high a rate, as during CPR, causes the cells to damage themselves, but there is work being done on slowly reintroducing oxygen to patients who have experienced "cardiac death", allowing resuscitation for up to an hour or so - a lot longer than the 5 minutes in the article.

I have zero problem with people reusing healthy organs to save others, but we need to get our heads wrapped around what actually defines "death" first. If my brain is irretrievably gone, then I am dead - feel free to use any spare parts to help others. However, if there is still a chance that my brain can be resuscitated to a health state, then please hold off on stripping me like I'm a stolen car in a chop shop.
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You or your family have to give permission.
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Flavor seems appropriate.
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no sugar added for extra bitterness
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What is going on underneath that tail? Nice single engine jet though.
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Forgot to pull the chocks.
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Is that the Moon or some other nearby celestial object? If its the Moon, it must be the dark side. No seas are visible.
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user wrote: Forgot to pull the chocks.
::pulls the chocks::
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Kirk wrote: What is going on underneath that tail? Nice single engine jet though.


it's a little tail canard type thing

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Kirk wrote: Is that the Moon or some other nearby celestial object? If its the Moon, it must be the dark side. No seas are visible.

There is no dark side. It's all dark really.
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TOS wrote: Image

Reminds me of the BD-5
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Any relation?
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Reminds me of the BD-5
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i don't believe so, no

wasn't the microjet in a james bond flick? one of the later roger moore ones if i recall
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TOS wrote: Image

I'd love to have one of those video cameras - BlackMagic, I think it is called.
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oh hell yeah, me too

they're amazing little things
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Dumbo's got the steadycam on backwards.
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i was thinking that that rig looks like some bondage freak's wet dream
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Must be some really long intense close-up work. DeMille would be jealous.
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i saw the movie but i don't recall those shots
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They could also keep them warm in winter.
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Carbon nanofibres made from CO2 in the air.
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Only if you are very silly. Those type of units are deployed in many places.
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The worst part was the technicians installing it kept asking passersby "Do you vant a showver?"
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