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  1. 5 points
    I know this is an old thread, but it was bugging me too that I couldn't remember what show this was, that my searching for it brought me to your thread. So as I had nothing better to do this evening, I've just spent a good hour going through lists of old TV shows, and was about to give up, but then found it! It's "Professor Poopsnagle's Steam Zeppelin". To quote from Wikipedia "The golden salamanders had been buried long ago to indicate where each mineral could be found. After the first one was found, the cryptogram on it would lead the children and the doctor to the next one. What they had to do in each case was to decipher the cryptogram on each salamander." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor_Poopsnagle's_Steam_Zeppelin Now just to find somewhere that streams the episodes!
  2. 4 points
    The thread that that wouldn't die, on the forum that wouldn't die, answers the question that couldn't be answered, by someone out on the intartubes, who 10 years and 2 days later signs up and posts the answer. If this doesn't prove the feasibility of " Infinite Improbability Drive" nothing will. ?Is it !Atomic! .. !Yes Sir! .. It's very Atomic! ................................................................. By the way putting Professor Poopsnagle's Steam Zeppelin into Google produces strange edcuation based results... methinks there is a problem with Google's brownian motion generator. A fresh cup of tea might sort it. Anways Hello and welcome to the Atomic Forums Kel
  3. 4 points
    So, it's nothing like the Snowy Mountains Scheme - despite the name. I did not know that before, but somehow I am failing to be surprised. I've reached the point that if anyone in government announced Sunlight 2.0, I'd expect a packet of darkness. You're assuming they have some sort of self-awareness.
  4. 3 points
    Lack of content and poster = why the hell would you want to engage in this thread?
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    https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgM7rge83G?play=true ^for context
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    I once had a pet Kamchatka brown bear. That fucking Beresheet all over my house AND in my car.
  9. 3 points
    The best Chilli Peppers song. Ever.
  10. 3 points
    And the current jokers haven't? All I hear from the LNP side is how fantastic it is to have a budget surplus, the first in 12 years apparently, while conveniently ignoring the fact that for the previous 6 years they have been in government. So does that mean the LNP where useless before now or is it only bad when the ALP has a deficit. Also how much of this wonderful surplus is because they have deferred spending to the next budget, or cut or delayed other projects just to cook the current books?
  11. 2 points
    Indeed it is, Newt. Personally, I'm of the opinion that point is just about where miscarriage becomes 'premature birth' - ie: it has even a chance of surviving outside of the womb. Thankfully, the decision is not mine to make, and never will be. A large proportion of the women I've known who have had an abortion either regret it completely, or suffer a large amount of remorse. A large portion of those who probably should have considered it, but went ahead with the pregnancy because of beliefs, have *also* had regrets and/or remorse, though. The choice is obviously not one to be made lightly.
  12. 2 points
    Heh, It is not what Barr said, it's what he left out saying. You really should read the report not Barr's abbreviated Cliff Notes. As for access to the unredacted report I am pretty certain you do not understand. The report was commissioned by the Justice Department, under FOI any citizen or representative can request a copy and have the Department show just cause as to why there are redactions. That is not going to be justifiable under a cloak of "confidential" because too many people involved in the report in its totality would not meet that criteria. Strangely the very notification of the report possibly being "Confidential" in parts has been struck through. The redaction is nothing but a smokescreen and just why you would think any lies are blacked out is beyond me,.The report is in large measure about uncovering lies and its success in that regard is already measurable in the number of prosecutions it has generated, with very likely more to follow. Barr is in the end nothing but a Trump scapegoat, whether willingly or unwillingly is uncertain but he is not above the law, not close to as protected as the President is, by a large margin. The public interest is such that the full report WILL be released, what is going on is nothing but a delaying tactic. Expect then for Barr to disappear, under a cloud. Meanwhile the many other investigations into Trump will continue to add to the pile of evidence against his presidency. I said previously I never expected the Mueller report to bring Trump down, in that regard it has gone further than I anticipated and is a rich environment for follow-up investigation just as Mueller it is widely believed intended. What is interesting is that its very brief does not go to the real underlying questions. Those are: Why were the Russians interested in influencing the 2016 election in the first place, and to what extent did they succeed ? Some but I'd suspect by no means all of the latter has been answered and from the tone and content of the report that leaves questions to be answered that will dig closer and closer to House Trump culpability. The House is becoming ever more entangled in its history of lies and deceit. Time will tell. Cheers
  13. 2 points
    Its easy to see when they have only one wing, they just keep flying round in circles
  14. 2 points
    Slightly related - similar consilidation in the tool industry. Sort of funny how Black and Decker, which has been a somewhat crap brand since the 80s, owns DeWalt which is regarded as a premium brand. Oops, maybe should say "Stanley Black & Decker" - but on that note I've been a big fan of Stanley stuff but it seems to have taken a bit of a dive lately.
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    Who petitioned to "Game of Thrones" Malcy? Here they are! Yes, Slo Mo, potato and Abbott are there.
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    yeah, i am very eclectic and random in my sports watching. but even with the things i really get into, theres the question of how much of it you need in your life. i mean, i love ice cream, but i dont eat it every meal. beyond a certain point, sport is just useless fast food for the mind. and its peculiar that we live on a constant diet of it in this country. lately ive been recording ABC news breakfast and fast forwarding to the good bits. it bewilders me that across 3 hours of coverage theres maybe 8 mins of sport for every half hour. thats. too. fucking. much. news stories get rehashed ad nauseum, but quite often they develop throughout a day. oh but whats that? Joe Blow is rumoured to have a bit of a crook knee and is looking suspect for the whateverthefuck game next friday? well then, be sure to update the nation on that knee every half hour, because obviously we need info like that to manage our brokelads betting portfolios, plus, its endlessly fascinating in its own right. thank you, news service, youre a real credit to the power of the technology. motor racing is a funny one to me, because i can easily get into the technical side of it but can also laugh along with those who think its just cars going around in circles. but horse racing is unambiguously double fucked. not only is it bereft of anything to chew on mentally, its really is just people torturing animals the right amount to keep them running around in circles real fast for years.
  18. 2 points
    I'm on the same train with TMFP and what appears to be everyone else so far. I see the belief system as a spectrum. On that spectrum I'm on the far edge of agnosticism before it tips into atheism. I feel that true atheism is unscientific. None of us knows the truth for sure, despite some people espousing that they do.
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    SpaceX Falcon Heavy ArabSat mission, edited to remove all the boring bits (except the 3 mins to ignition): Hot damn but those things are impressive! No matter how often I see watch the landings, those boosters coming back in tandem and setting down on their fold-out fins still looks like a scifi movie. Only Hollywood can't do dirt unartistically, and those puppies need some serious detailing.
  20. 2 points
    The Snowy project was mostly a huge employment program - and it worked: put money in the pockets of broke people who then spend 100% of it, mostly on domestic products. By extension, ^that one would be the same sort of thing. If the object is shifting money, then a "cost blowout" (provided it isn't in sourcing overseas supplies) really isn't much of an issue. That the Snowy project happened to have substantial ongoing benefits of itself was and is cream.
  21. 2 points
    Ahh good to know. Phr33X's Deep Purple one I bloody zenned it and thought, " nup, too easy " * shakes head in disgust with oneself * :D
  22. 2 points
    I was losing my shit over the way the Clinton campaign was in obvious cahoots with the DNC during the primaries in 2016. Fuck Clinton; I don't accept her corruption for a nanosecond. But she's normal. None of the stuff I quote Robert Reich saying about Trump applies to her, or virtually any other politician. Clinton is business as usual, which is increasingly regarded as unacceptable; folks are starting to demand actual democracy. But fucken Trump has done everything possible to demolish the institutions that make democracy even possible. This is why I react strongly when people mention Trump in the same breath as politicians who aren't Hitler or Mussolini, as if they're even the same species. How can you miss this obvious distinction? Like, when he tells his supporters that he'll pay the legal fees associated with them assaulting protesters, how can you not notice the neon line he just barged across, unlike every other politician in the developed world since WWII? I can't even.
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    It uses your computer as part of their efforts to mine (like creating new "coins" by doing complex maths to find the next sequence that works to sort of simplify it) crypto currencies ie bitcoin etc. It basically is using more of your processing power for their gain and ends you up either running slow or using more power why the computer should be idle.
  25. 2 points
    not to worry, Gladys is probably already in negotiations to convert the Opera House into one.
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