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by Wildeblood
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: An American Christmas card
Replies: 47
Views: 22121

Re: An American Christmas card

My concern was, and is, the way people shamelessly appropriate Christmas for their own purposes. Not just people of course - St Nicholas traditionally wore green until Coco-Cola decided he should be dressed in their corporate colours one year, and the theme stuck. BTW we never get snow here in the ...
by Wildeblood
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)
Replies: 28
Views: 13931

Re: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)

I don't know dude. You start a thread on give me some good news then whack people when the news isn't good enough. The possibility presents itself that you might just have a glass half empty personality. :D Who did I whack, how? By saying fusion would never be a viable energy source? It won't. I'm ...
by Wildeblood
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: An American Christmas card
Replies: 47
Views: 22121

Re: An American Christmas card

I know exactly where this is going to go. Guns mean different things to different people... It's boring. I'm going to find some "Give Santa a hand job" greeting cards to cheer myself up...... :D When I posted the OP I really didn't want to start a discussion about gun culture. My concern was, and i...
by Wildeblood
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: An American Christmas card
Replies: 47
Views: 22121

Re: An American Christmas card

Almost every English-language book published has US and RoW versions. In most cases the only difference is Websterian spelling.
by Wildeblood
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: TOS or Next Generation?
Replies: 30
Views: 13977

Re: TOS or Next Generation?

Speaking of Star Trek, do these Mosuo tribeswomen remind you of anything?

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by Wildeblood
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)
Replies: 28
Views: 13931

Re: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)

Another thing I saw recently that really impressed me was the Blue Origin rocket launch and landing . Rockets that return to the ground and land vertically; "The way God and Robert Heinlein intended," as I read the concept described many moons ago. (<-- that's a clumsy sentence.) If you haven't seen...
by Wildeblood
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: TOS or Next Generation?
Replies: 30
Views: 13977

Re: TOS or Next Generation?

I love TOS, together with Dr Who (Pertwee and Baker), UFO and heaven save me, Space 1999, because they were my first forays into SF television. I re-watched some Space 1999 less than a decade ago, and it's woeful. Nowhere near the quality of UFO (still the best sci-fi TV series ever made, by a coun...
by Wildeblood
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: An American Christmas card
Replies: 47
Views: 22121

Re: An American Christmas card

FSOneblin wrote:Hey guys, I wrote half a post about America's gun culture and the problems America has with guns. I just wanted to say I'm gonna post it in a few hours, but please don't lock this topic before then!
Is that what they call a "trigger warning"? Trigger... guns... geddit? :mrgreen:
by Wildeblood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)
Replies: 28
Views: 13931

Re: Does anyone have any good news?

Smivs wrote:You really are a miserable git, aren't you? :P
You should see all the stuff I've typed in and then changed my mind and not posted last night and tonight. :evil:
Catch youse tomorrow.
by Wildeblood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)
Replies: 28
Views: 13931

Re: Does anyone have any good news?

Good news? Well the climate change deal seems to be happening, and I guess that's good news. First time ever humanity has come together to stop its own extinction. Maybe there is hope for us yet. Not really. And you've just demonstrated one of the biggest problems in discussions of politics and pub...
by Wildeblood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)
Replies: 28
Views: 13931

Re: Does anyone have any good news?

The BBC's version of the Wendelstein 7-X story is here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35074848

It's in a sort of English. (Plasma = "a special super-hot gas ". Sigh.)
by Wildeblood
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)
Replies: 28
Views: 13931

Re: Does anyone have any good news?

I have an amazing news story... UFOs have returned dozens of cattle abducted from North America over many years. The cattle have been returned as a single herd to a remote location in Canada. http://www.france24.com/en/20151212-mysterious-buffalo-herd-runs-amok-canadian-prairies It's an omen, I tell...
by Wildeblood
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)
Replies: 28
Views: 13931

Re: Does anyone have any good news?

Edit: Oh, right! There is summer now at your place. How important was this bus shelter? :D All through summer we get heatwaves from 3 to 10 days long, when the daytime temperature is 35-45C and the overnight temperature is 25-35C. It's not pleasant. Standing around out in the sun is not sensible (e...
by Wildeblood
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)
Replies: 28
Views: 13931

Re: Does anyone have any good news?

Lord Jesus loves you! Break the good news to every one! I can't; this place is run by rabid Dawkinsists. They soon put a stop to that kind of good news! And it you're more on the atheistic side of the spectrum, here a little bit propaganda: Kernfusionsanlage "Wendelstein 7-X" startet erste Experime...
by Wildeblood
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The share good news topic. (No war in here.)
Replies: 28
Views: 13931

The share good news topic. (No war in here.)

I can't even remember the last time I heard any good news. Its all f**king doom and gloom and man's inhumanity to man. Blah. I haven't got enough sleep this week. You can probably tell, huh? Where do you guys live anyway; does anyone live anywhere interesting? Europe and N. America, generally not in...