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Nem



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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: The Cool Links Thread Reply with quote

TCLT? Hmm. Anyway: Thread for linking cool things you find and want to share. I seem to remember we used to have one but I couldn't find it so I think it must have been before the forum crash. Anyhoo, I was reading this

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/jun/24/usa.science

And thought some of you might get a kick out of it, (Tam maybe?) so it required a cool things thread. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was completely awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this page from Yahoo Answers: Is it OK to run an illegal library from my locker?

Opinion is divided in the library school I attend as to whether the school involved was seriously banning the books, or whether it was a reverse psychology ploy to get kids to read them. I'm inclined to think it was a genuine banning, assuming that the post itself is genuine, which it might not be. It's kind of a self-serving question after all -- designed to get people to tell the poster how great the poster is for bravely standing up to censorship.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm... even if the post isn't genuine it still gives me a warm fuzzy feeling just thinking someone would do something like this. What I can't believe is that hitchhikers is on that list and so is bridge to terabithia. I mean, terabithia won the newbery award... children's lit. I fail to see why a highschool would ban it, I'm assuming highschool because the post speaks of sophomores, juniors, seniors, and jazz, but who knows. Anywho, if this is real it was a really good way to start my morning.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure it was reverse Psychology - because assuming that the post is truthful, the poster says that most of the kids were too afraid to go check out the books from the library. If he hadn't started his own mini-library, most wouldn't be reading them at all.

On the other hand, banning Paradise Lost and Candide is absolutely ridiculous. I don't think I've ever heard of them being banned before . . .
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love anything that includes among its statements

'To optimise efficiency, the rocket's second stage then heats the ions to about a million degrees, a temperature comparable to that at the centre of the sun.'

Laughing

But more generally this is a pretty neat idea:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17476-ion-engine-could-one-day-power-39day-trips-to-mars.html?full=true
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That dog scratching his back was SO cute!

Also, that ion engine sounds amazing. That would be SO awesome if we attained that type of technology.

Thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Ztq1SjxnU&NR=1&feature=fvwp


Smile Foxes jumping on a trampolean. So cute.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.oddee.com
a compilation of the interesting, the odd and the bizarre
there's some super fun ones on there ^_^
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.notalwaysright.com

kinda makes you lose hope for humanity but god it's funny...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is awesome ... What if Greedo really did shoot first?

Oh, and check out this collection of 25 different re-imaginings of the Wizard of Oz protagonists culled from Deviantart. Lots of neat ones in there -- my fave is the very last one, which is now my new wallpaper.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Greedo would have made a much better main character. ^_^

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made from the purist of awesome

You can't make this stuff up
http://www.inquisitr.com/20030/overkill-scientists-building-laser-attack-system-to-kill-mosquitoes-but-wait-theres-more/

(Sorry about the extra long link but I do not know how to shorten it.)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thereifixedit.com
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