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Re: Today's News Stories (Read 253192 times)
Reply #15 - Oct 19th, 2011 at 12:43pm

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kirok wrote on Oct 19th, 2011 at 12:02pm:
siri would not pass the turing test. i could easily phrase a question that would confound siri. such as "in what location would you likely find evidence that a large brown carnivore has gone to the bathroom?"

"I found three dog parks. One of them is near you."
 

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Reply #16 - Oct 19th, 2011 at 5:52pm

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Metaluna wrote on Oct 19th, 2011 at 12:43pm:
"I found three dog parks. One of them is near you."


     Yes.  It's puzzling.
 

I have seen the future, and it is sucky digital....
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Reply #17 - Oct 20th, 2011 at 7:35am

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Maybe we need to restart the "Signs of The Apocalypse" theme thread. This news story does it for me:

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...it was announced who would be squaring off against Tom Cruise in his potential franchise-starter "One Shot": Werner Herzog. As in, Werner Herzog, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker. As in, holy crap, Werner Herzog is gonna be the bad guy in a Tom Cruise movie
Shocked

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/the-projector/werner-herzog-tom-cruise-screen-neme...
 

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Reply #18 - Oct 20th, 2011 at 10:40am

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R_F_Fineman wrote on Oct 20th, 2011 at 7:35am:
...it was announced who would be squaring off against Tom Cruise in his potential franchise-starter "One Shot": Werner Herzog. As in, Werner Herzog, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker. As in, holy crap, Werner Herzog is gonna be the bad guy in a Tom Cruise movie


     Maybe he'll make Tommy pull a ferryboat up a mountain with his teeth.
 

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Reply #19 - Oct 26th, 2011 at 4:20pm

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First the Sci-fi Message Board now hackers have done it again!

http://www.theonion.com/video/hackers-shut-down-january-jones,26460/

They couldn't put it on the internet if it wasn't true! Wink
 

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Reply #20 - Nov 13th, 2011 at 8:10am

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Scientists have discovered prostate cancer in a 2000 year old mummy. Let's hope larry king makes a full recovery.

http://news.discovery.com/history/mummy-prostate-cancer-111101.html
 

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Reply #21 - Nov 14th, 2011 at 12:26pm

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Reply #22 - Nov 14th, 2011 at 5:15pm

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Kirok:
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oh come on. photoshop. obviosly.
Nope, its legit
Go to these news sources...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/14/china-desert-structures_n_1092392.html


http://gizmodo.com/5859081/why-is-china-building-these-gigantic-structures-in-th...

You can check it out yourself.

At first I thought it was a planned community under construction, perhaps near a new strip-mining location (as indicated by the circles) . Then I thought of our own Nevada A-bomb tests in 56' where US scientists built a mockup city near the blast zone. I don't know whether or not China signed on to the above ground atomic test-ban treaty. Scary stuff Shocked

 

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Reply #23 - Nov 15th, 2011 at 8:57am

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R_F_Fineman wrote on Nov 14th, 2011 at 5:15pm:
Kirok:
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oh come on. photoshop. obviosly.
Nope, its legit
Go to these news sources...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/14/china-desert-structures_n_1092392.html


http://gizmodo.com/5859081/why-is-china-building-these-gigantic-structures-in-th...

You can check it out yourself.

At first I thought it was a planned community under construction, perhaps near a new strip-mining location (as indicated by the circles) . Then I thought of our own Nevada A-bomb tests in 56' where US scientists built a mockup city near the blast zone. I don't know whether or not China signed on to the above ground atomic test-ban treaty. Scary stuff Shocked


Simply building living quarters for all those darned prawns and Newcomers that keep landing here.
 

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Reply #24 - Nov 17th, 2011 at 4:52pm

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/17/europa-water-jupiter-moon-photo-video_n...

Hold on a minute.  Let's not forget......... "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE."
 

I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death.
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Reply #25 - Nov 18th, 2011 at 9:25am

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Natalie Wood case reopened after 30 years...

http://news.yahoo.com/la-detectives-open-natalie-wood-death-inquiry-014714964.ht...

Her death occured after the wrap party to "Brainstorm" which has not played since SF-9.

The tragedy overshadowed what I recall was a good SF movie, with a good cast: she costarred with Christopher Walken and the underrated Cliff Robertson. It had a good premise, a memory recording/playback device, which would be retreaded in "Strange Days" (and probably some other titles if we were to put our minds to it.) I have not seen it since anywhere, and a whole generation of moviegoers have no idea that Walken was not always the professional creepy guy or that Natalie Wood actually had a career after the 1960's.

We'll probably have to put "Brainstorm" down among the titles never to be seen on the big screen again for lack of a print. Embarrassed
 

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Reply #26 - Nov 18th, 2011 at 12:58pm

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what kind of wood doesn't float?
 

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Reply #27 - Nov 18th, 2011 at 1:41pm

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Lignum Vitae, for one...  Among the densest woods in the world....  There are others - I just don't know their names.
 
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Reply #28 - Nov 18th, 2011 at 1:43pm

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Oops - just read the rest of the stream. I guess I can add myself to that list of densest woods..
Undecided
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Reply #29 - Nov 19th, 2011 at 3:48pm

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Remember all of those SF movies from the fifties and sixties where they reversed the old V-2 rocket launch footage to show what they thought a spacecraft landing might look like? For me it joins "we don't need no stinkin' helmets on mars!" and "aliens we just met speak english" as halmarks of an underachieving SF film. That is until now...

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There hasn't been much coming from Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, one of the companies NASA selected to develop future manned space vehicles. But this new video provides a glimpse of their New Shepard vehicle taking off and landing vertically


http://gizmodo.com/5861097/watch-bezos-new-shepard-launch-vehicle-take-one-small... Shocked

 

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