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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2014, 06:57
Replies: 1,092
Views: 59,261
Posted By awblain

It's absolutely no use debating if you're going...

It's absolutely no use debating if you're going to quote WWI atrocity propaganda as an argument, because that's what it was - propaganda.

The interesting thing is that you're willing to swallow...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2014, 05:06
Replies: 1,092
Views: 59,261
Posted By awblain

Ah, cavorting cheetah… would they be the "Belgian...

Ah, cavorting cheetah… would they be the "Belgian baby butchers"!

Perhaps that goes to show that transparent and baseless propaganda can be just as effective now as it was a century ago.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2014, 05:00
Replies: 56
Views: 2,491
Posted By awblain

I'm glad to see that the idea that unregulated...

I'm glad to see that the idea that unregulated and ill-thoughtout wastewater disposal injection in OK shows a remarkable correlation with earthquake activity has sent Con into a conniption.

Quite...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2014, 19:23
Replies: 56
Views: 2,491
Posted By awblain

Lordy… the wingnutbudgets have a new hobbyhorse. ...

Lordy… the wingnutbudgets have a new hobbyhorse.

No change in OK earthquake activity, right?

What the frack? | Stats Chat (http://www.statschat.org.nz/2011/11/09/what-the-frack/)
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Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2014, 07:08
Replies: 35
Views: 3,234
Posted By awblain

Why call 1-800-NSA-GCHQ? If you're paranoid...

Why call 1-800-NSA-GCHQ?

If you're paranoid enough to do so, then surely you already believe that they know whatever it is that you'd be going to tell them when you got through. :)
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2014, 07:05
Replies: 7,904
Views: 3,133,386
Posted By awblain

Joli, I don't think that there's a great...

Joli,

I don't think that there's a great advantage to Mercedes from the engine development lock - next season's engine can be designed by Renault and Ferrari while this season is still on, the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2014, 06:36
Replies: 21,843
Views: 1,408,711
Posted By awblain

JEB?! That would be at least two Bushes too many....

JEB?! That would be at least two Bushes too many.

Unless JEB's already got plastic surgery booked and an alternative identity lined up, he'll never be ready for primaries in under two years. A bit...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2014, 06:00
Replies: 1,092
Views: 59,261
Posted By awblain

Maybe. Perhaps a drug supply gang in...

Maybe.

Perhaps a drug supply gang in Newcastle could evolve into Merck.

Or Robert Mugabe might mysteriously transform into the next Dalai Lama.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2014, 05:52
Replies: 21,843
Views: 1,408,711
Posted By awblain

The lame, whining, claimed victimhood of the...

The lame, whining, claimed victimhood of the conservative fool.

Arguments that sprout from ignorance and idiocy can be quickly dismissed. The only thing curious about them is how they get to be...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Apr 2014, 03:47
Replies: 21,843
Views: 1,408,711
Posted By awblain

Two Bushes is at least one Bush too many. ...

Two Bushes is at least one Bush too many.



:rolleyes: The War on Sense continues. I am confident that sense will prevail long after drooling wingnuts are forgotten.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Apr 2014, 07:51
Replies: 1,092
Views: 59,261
Posted By awblain

That the klan chose a similar costume is a...

That the klan chose a similar costume is a complete coincidence? Certainly could be - it is the easiest way to roll up fabric into a hat.

That intimidating hats are a feature of evil...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2014, 17:01
Replies: 7,904
Views: 3,133,386
Posted By awblain

I think that's quite true in terms of the...

I think that's quite true in terms of the process, although that "driving" wasn't foreseeable on Gutierrez's part. I guess in hindsight, Gutierrez might have guessed that ol' Spaghetti Features is...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2014, 22:12
Replies: 7,904
Views: 3,133,386
Posted By awblain

Oops. Is he going to be stopped by F1...

Oops.

Is he going to be stopped by F1 before imprisonment for manslaughter keeps him off the track?
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2014, 10:20
Replies: 1,092
Views: 59,261
Posted By awblain

Echos only, hopefully - although those Spanish...

Echos only, hopefully - although those Spanish klansmen are quite creepy to behold.

A bit of silly dress up isn't as worrying as the way many in the crowds seem to take it all seriously though -...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2014, 09:49
Replies: 1,092
Views: 59,261
Posted By awblain

What's wrong with that? That it seems to be...

What's wrong with that?

That it seems to be remarkably difficult to treat in many cases?
That it's often socially acceptable to display the symptoms openly?
That friends and family often...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2014, 08:31
Replies: 1,092
Views: 59,261
Posted By awblain

I'm quite happy to ensure a more uniform...

I'm quite happy to ensure a more uniform disregard of the opinions of superstitious/religious folk.

Why people will keep banging on about some superstitions more than others, even to the tune of...
6th Apr 2014, 06:44
Replies: 58,040
Views: 8,381,315
Posted By awblain

Where are we, Holmes? If this picture shows...

Where are we, Holmes?

If this picture shows the natives, Watson, then it would appear we're not far from Oklahoma.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2014, 06:34
Replies: 1,092
Views: 59,261
Posted By awblain

Perhaps the only message from this is that...

Perhaps the only message from this is that clerics - of all superstitions - should be kept clear of meddling in such important matters as justice. Perhaps some buddhists and quakers would be OK to...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Apr 2014, 22:16
Replies: 1,092
Views: 59,261
Posted By awblain

No, just a practical way to ensure that people...

No, just a practical way to ensure that people who refuse to pay interest on superstitious grounds still get hit by a very impressive loan arrangement fee, that just happens to track the base rate. ...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Apr 2014, 16:46
Replies: 20
Views: 5,895
Posted By awblain

Isn't it: clockwise looking at the spinner -...

Isn't it:
clockwise looking at the spinner - RR;
anti-clockwise - everyone else?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Apr 2014, 14:20
Replies: 37
Views: 3,357
Posted By awblain

You might get a painful surprise if you tried.

You might get a painful surprise if you tried.
4th Apr 2014, 13:19
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,408,892
Posted By awblain

"We" don't have much choice in that regard, since...

"We" don't have much choice in that regard, since it's "their" system that has yielded the results, and "they" know more about how it works than anyone else.

If they say too much about how their...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2014, 12:28
Replies: 22
Views: 2,328
Posted By awblain

It certainly looks like a 10-cm sized rocky...

It certainly looks like a 10-cm sized rocky meteorite on the darwin cam. There's even possibly shininess from the heated surface visible in reflection.

Given that the frame rate and field of view...
4th Apr 2014, 11:25
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,408,892
Posted By awblain

Since Tireless was reported to have arrived in...

Since Tireless was reported to have arrived in the general area on Monday 31st, that press release would seem to have been substantially overtaken by events.

Dangling a single microphone on a...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2014, 11:18
Replies: 72
Views: 4,199
Posted By awblain

Japanese electrically-heated seats are already in...

Japanese electrically-heated seats are already in service, so the safety issues of power to the seat are dealt with.

If I remember, they also have power lid/seat moving controls, but since...
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