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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Disembodied » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:53 am

They continue:
An initial £200 million investment in the first five-year development phase of the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) will set us on the path to develop and build a commercially viable fusion power plant by 2040, offering clean, safe and carbon-free fuel supplies.
(For context, the same government is currently spending £100 million on an advertising campaign to tell the British people to Get Ready for something they can't - or won't - quantify. And this £200 million is spread over 5 years, when we're withdrawing from Euratom. So it looks like we'll be developing fusion power all by ourselves, then. Presumably in a shed.)

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Coyote » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:09 pm

Sheffield University has banned students from wearing sombreros...
¿Qué?
¿Dónde está la cerveza?

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:03 pm

"The two Voyagers will outlast Earth," said Bill Kurth, co-author of one of the papers and a research scientist at the University of Iowa. "They're in their own orbits around the galaxy for five billion years or longer. And the probability of them running into anything is almost zero."
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:36 pm

Greta Thunberg has apologised for saying world leaders should be "put against the wall" in a speech.
Curiously enough, an edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica that had the good fortune to fall through a time warp from fifty years in the future defined the leaders of the world as "a bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall when the revolution came."



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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by GearsNSuch » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:19 pm

Cody wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:36 pm
“a bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall when the revolution came.”
Aye, but after the leaders, it’s the citizens against the wall.
Thank goodness our leaders are more along the “mindless jerks” line than the “intelligent tyrants” one.

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:49 pm

Re the Boeing Starliner, a commentard joked:
The hardest part about docking computer fabrication is building one that can both dock and play the Blue Danube simultaneously.

Mines the one with a Cobra in the pocket.
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:53 am

Sandringham Showdown... blah, blah, blah! Windsors at War... yada, yada, yada! Meghan's 'nuclear option'... wtf?
Canada, eh? Can we offload a few more royals onto the other colonies?
Australia, perhaps? The Aussies would love it. New Zealand, maybe?
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by spud42 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:15 am

oi! watch it mate... depends on which royal i suppose..... lol
You can keep Andrew we dont want him... or his brother , no his other brother Edwards all right... lol
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Disembodied » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:56 am

If anyone has a right to be mad at Harry and Meghan it's the people of Sussex, who have been left leaderless without their Duke and who are now defenceless against incursions from Hampshire and Kent.

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