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Reply #195 - Aug 25th, 2012 at 2:13am

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Martians, flying saucers discovered on Mars, report extremely unreliable sources (+video)

But I want to believe.

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According to the fringe sector of the Internet, Mars is practically teeming with aliens.

Since NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet two weeks ago and powered up its cameras, it has already managed to photograph several alleged UFOs and other "anomalies" in the surrounding landscape.

From classic flying saucers to an absurdly out-of-place fossilized human finger, here's a rundown of what UFO believers claim to have found in Curiosity photos so far.


http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0824/Martians-flying-saucers-discovered-on...
 

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Reply #196 - Aug 25th, 2012 at 12:18pm

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Metaluna: Quote:
I want to believe.


Yes, according to theories supported by NASA scientists, those things that are the color of rocks, the shape of rocks, and sit around in the same place all day are probably rocks...probably.

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Reply #197 - Sep 5th, 2012 at 5:59pm

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Reply #198 - Sep 11th, 2012 at 8:03pm

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According to documents filed by a chinese manufacturer, Apple stole their design. Never mind that the new i-Phone greatly resembles the old i-Phone; the plaintiffs maintain that the Goo-phone (yep, that's really the name), which just hit the shelves, has been knocked off by the yet to be released i-Phone 5.

How would they know that their Goo-phone was copied by a yet to be released product? Are we to believe that Apple, having no track record whatsoever in producing such phones, resorted to breaking into Goo-phone's Hong Kong headquarters in order to catch up to the cutting edge design that an infamous knockoff manufacturer produces?


After all, the Chinese would never resort to piracy themselves.

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In this DVD offering, Philip Seymore Hoffman gives Truman Capote like you've NEVER seen him before! Wink



I, for one, can't wait to hear what Goo-Siri says! Cheesy

Read this surreal story here:
http://www.tweaktown.com/news/25726/chinese_company_could_sue_apple_over_patents...
 

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Reply #199 - Sep 16th, 2012 at 10:53am

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Strange Mystery Spheres on Mars Baffle Scientists

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A strange picture of odd, spherical rock formations on Mars from NASA's Opportunity rover has scientists scratching their heads over what exactly they're looking at.

The new Mars photo by Opportunity shows a close-up of a rock outcrop called Kirkwood covered in blister-like bumps that mission scientists can't yet explain. At first blush, the formations appear similar to so-called Martian "blueberries" — iron-rich spherical formations first seen by Opportunity in 2004 — but they actually differ in several key ways, scientist said.


http://news.yahoo.com/strange-mystery-spheres-mars-baffle-scientists-123054357.h...


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Reply #200 - Sep 16th, 2012 at 11:36am

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R_F_Fineman wrote on Sep 16th, 2012 at 10:53am:
Strange Mystery Spheres on Mars Baffle Scientists

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A strange picture of odd, spherical rock formations on Mars from NASA's Opportunity rover has scientists scratching their heads over what exactly they're looking at.

The new Mars photo by Opportunity shows a close-up of a rock outcrop called Kirkwood covered in blister-like bumps that mission scientists can't yet explain. At first blush, the formations appear similar to so-called Martian "blueberries" — iron-rich spherical formations first seen by Opportunity in 2004 — but they actually differ in several key ways, scientist said.


http://news.yahoo.com/strange-mystery-spheres-mars-baffle-scientists-123054357.h...


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a little known fact about "devil in the dark" is that shatner received news of his fathers death during the taping of the episode. he refers to it as his favorite episode. hardcore trekkies will debate him and say "okay. it's your 'sentimental' favorite. but don't you think "the ultimate computer" or "errand of mercy" is a better episode?" Shatner never alters his opinion.

 

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Reply #201 - Oct 12th, 2012 at 5:37pm

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Reply #202 - Oct 16th, 2012 at 2:18pm

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Reply #203 - Oct 20th, 2012 at 1:32pm

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Was that really Jack Nicholson in the Hotel Photo in THE SHINING?:



http://www.movies.com/movie-news/photo-at-end-of-shining/9988?wssac=164&wssaffid...
 
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Reply #204 - Oct 20th, 2012 at 3:21pm

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Looks like Joel Grey.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001297/
He hasn't changed a bit. Wink
 

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Reply #205 - Nov 9th, 2012 at 12:43pm

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Either Michael Bay has strange powers of persuasion or Marky Mark's career isn't going as well as perceived (or he owes a $hitload of money to someone), but he has agreed to be in TRANSFORMERS 4.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/nov/09/mark-wahlberg-transformers-4
 
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Reply #206 - Nov 22nd, 2012 at 3:02pm

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Reply #207 - Dec 12th, 2012 at 6:08pm

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Kim Jong-Un's Wife Escapes North Korea In Long-Range Missile

PYONGYANG—Following North Korea’s sudden and controversial launch of a long-range rocket Wednesday morning, reports have confirmed that Ri Sol-ju, the wife of leader Kim Jong-un, successfully jumped inside the missile just in time to escape the communist country.

“At this time, we are able to confirm that Ri Sol-ju did, in fact, manage to board the Unha-3 mere seconds before it propelled off the ground,” said Defense Department spokesman John Kirby, noting that Ri “quickly evaded her handlers to jump aboard the 100-kilogram missile” in a frantic, yet successful, attempt to abandon her life in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “When we found Ri this morning, she was floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean clinging to the remnants of the missile.”...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/kim-jonguns-wife-escapes-north-korea-in-longran...
 

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Reply #208 - Jan 5th, 2013 at 12:43am

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In August, 1966 Stanley Kubrick contacted IBM and gave them a heads-up on a science-fiction film he was making. The letters have surfaced, showing that the computer giant had no problem: so long as the killer computer wasn't an IBM it could kill as many people as it wanted. People were much cooler then.

http://gizmodo.com/5973247/dear-ibm-your-computers-psychoticjust-letting-you-kno...

Today they would probably say "I'm sorry Stanley, I can't do that." Wink

Both Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick maintained that HAL, one letter removed from IBM, was just a coincidence. That's their story and they stuck to it.
 

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Reply #209 - Jan 5th, 2013 at 7:16am

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R_F_Fineman wrote on Jan 5th, 2013 at 12:43am:
In August, 1966 Stanley Kubrick contacted IBM and gave them a heads-up on a science-fiction film he was making. The letters have surfaced, showing that the computer giant had no problem: so long as the killer computer wasn't an IBM it could kill as many people as it wanted. People were much cooler then.

http://gizmodo.com/5973247/dear-ibm-your-computers-psychoticjust-letting-you-kno...

Today they would probably say "I'm sorry Stanley, I can't do that." Wink

Both Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick maintained that HAL, one letter removed from IBM, was just a coincidence. That's their story and they stuck to it.

it astounded me to see the typos in the ibm response. in 1966 they were using a mechanical typewriter?? what is up with this? also the grammar and unclarity of the wording is atrocious. you have to read the thing three times to comprehend the intent of the author.
 

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