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Comment Not as widely reported... (Score 1) 232

The Stoney Creek Times-Untelligenser claims that having seen evidence of what the young man has on offer, nearly three hundred of the young lady's closest friends have sent him text messages, five policewomen have suggested he agree to a further interview in more friendly surroundings, and a calls of an undefined nature from the local priest have maxed out his voice mail.

And the Essex Pig Company has invited him to cut the ribbon at their new sausage factory in Swansea.

Comment Re:pros and cons (Score 4, Insightful) 491

"[The F-35] wouldn't be parked on the tarmac waiting for a time when CAS in needed with uncontested skies."

Based on its performance so far, it would be parked on the tarmac because of something like the wings falling off when it got dark, or the engines turning themselves off whenever the pilot tried to arm a missile.

Comment "We'll just put the tip in", CNSC promises (Score 1) 165

Having fired former Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission head Linda Keen for refusing to compromise on safety, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper replaced her with one of his seemingly-inexhaustible supply of conscienceless, obedient drones.

I'd be entirely unsurprised if the commission concluded the most important consequence of brushing one's teeth with plutonium dust would be a whiter smile.

Comment I gotcher expectation of privacy right here... (Score 1) 258

"City councilman Johnny Khamis dismissed such criticism: 'This is a public street. You're not expecting privacy on a public street.' "

Somebody equipped with a good-quality DSLR and a very long lens should follow this creep around for a couple of weeks. I'm sure they could assemble a lovely mix of video and still photography showing Khamis picking his nose, reaching into his pants to adjust his dick, pulling his underwear out of his crack and ogling pretty girls (or pretty boys) when their backs are turned. Maybe they'd even get lucky and catch him running a red light or breaking some other law.

I bet there'd be record turnout at the City Council meeting where a public delegation screened their video as part of a presentation on the importance of privacy.

Comment Get off my lawn... (Score 4, Funny) 199

"Newer galaxies are simply putting out less energy than galaxies did in the past..."

Just like them young kids today, by dammit! Always settin' around and playin' with them tabulets and why-fie-fo-fummery and smart phones smaller'n yer pecker after a dip in the stream.

A dumb phone that just set there polite-like and rang 'til you answered or hit it with yer shoe was always good enough for me.

Comment Launch from balloon (Score 1) 22

I wonder whether a weather balloon ride to the top of the atmosphere, then a rocket launch, could produce an orbit or two before reentry. The weather balloon would get up to about 20 miles, leaving about 70 or 80 to go.

It seems like a long way, but without a lot of air resistance...

"Don't think; let the machine do it for you!" -- E. C. Berkeley