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sturner wrote: Absolutely positive. Look what happened when a Redneck and an ultra-religious conservative mated. We got Sheldon Cooper.

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Yet. They don't leak blood YET.
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Heh. It could have been better worded with "We SENT...", but :up:
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Largest refracting telescope ever built, in 1900
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Remember those deadly venomous funnel web spiders in Australia? They've found a species with blood red fangs. You're welcome Sean. ;)

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::cancels travel plans::
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ukimalefu wrote: Largest refracting telescope ever built, in 1900
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i don't imagine the images were super clear
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Wikipedia: Great Paris Exhibition Telescope of 1900

Since it was built for exhibit purposes within a large metropolis, and its design made it difficult to aim at astronomical objects, it was not suited for scientific use. When the year-long exposition was over, its builders were unable to sell it. It was ultimately broken up for scrap...
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The company which had organized in 1886 to build the telescope declared bankruptcy after the Expo, and the telescope was put up for auction in 1909. No buyer was found and eventually the components were scrapped. The 2-metre (6.6 ft) diameter mirror is on display at the Observatoire de Paris, and two of the lenses have recently been discovered in packing crates in the basement.

Throughout its existence the telescope was the butt of many derisive jokes and unflattering cartoons. In part this was due to the belief of the academic community that the telescope would be completely useless, which it certainly was as far as science is concerned. As the centrepiece of an exhibition showcasing the best of the recent advances in industry and technology, it nonetheless served a purpose
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hm, intriguing
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I imagine the vendors who didn't get paid thought otherwise.
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yeah, well they're all dead now so screw 'em
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Now this looks cool. A $99 Polaroid camera that makes instant prints using new technology. Like the stripe! I notice there's also an SD slot and USB port on the end.

I've not been comfortable with phone-only photography - seems to be a loss for the long term.
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2x3 inch photo prints


that's ... small

also one wonders how much the paper will cost
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The camera does save to the SD, so these aren't one-shot images.
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but in that case it's just a cheap point-and-shoot

in a world where smartphones take pretty awesome photos and videos
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That puts out instant hard copies.
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Gasp, like the old Polaroids!
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user wrote: Wikipedia: Great Paris Exhibition Telescope of 1900

Since it was built for exhibit purposes within a large metropolis, and its design made it difficult to aim at astronomical objects, it was not suited for scientific use. When the year-long exposition was over, its builders were unable to sell it. It was ultimately broken up for scrap...
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The company which had organized in 1886 to build the telescope declared bankruptcy after the Expo, and the telescope was put up for auction in 1909. No buyer was found and eventually the components were scrapped. The 2-metre (6.6 ft) diameter mirror is on display at the Observatoire de Paris, and two of the lenses have recently been discovered in packing crates in the basement.

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Minions body wash has an unfortunate look to them after being used:

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Beijing’s blue skies disappear shortly after 2-week ban on car driving within city ended:

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In preparation for the 70th anniversary of the ending of WWII, the Chinese government banned practically all car use and the firing of many coal-fueled power plants for about two weeks in the area around Beijing. The top picture shows the "parade blue" of Beijing skies while the picture below shows the same view less than 24 hours later.

BTW: the phrase in Chinese of "parade blue" is now banned on the Chinese Internet.
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Is it that the little USB card looks like it has a Jeeps face?
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:der:


Just in case there was any confusion, that was about the Guardian article which was clearly written by someone with no clue about Muppets.
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DukeofNuke wrote:Is it that the little USB card looks like it has a Jeeps face?

It's a security risk - they were sent through the mail.
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That picture reminds me of a joke.

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Why can't Mrs Piggy count to 100?

She counts to 69 and gets a frog in her throat.

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Benedict Arnold did nothing wrong.
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Geesie wrote:
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:der:


Just in case there was any confusion, that was about the Guardian article which was clearly written by someone with no clue about Muppets.


I wanted that article to be a joke, but it seems sincere.
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