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    NASA has trialled an engine that would take us to Mars in 10 weeks

    How cool is this:

    http://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-has...rs-in-10-weeks

    So where does warp drive come into all of this? The NASA engineers also reported on the forums that they'd fired lasers into the EM Drive's resonance chamber and that some of the laser beams had travelled faster than the speed of light, at around 300,000 kilometres per second... suggesting that the EM Drive may have produced a warp bubble like the kind that allows travel faster than the speed of light in Star Trek.
    More details here: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/...stic-em-drive/
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      Iconic Dukes of Hazzard Car 'General Lee' Stripped Of Confederate Flag

      I don't know why they are bothering removing the flag from toys. I had no idea what the flag was as a child.

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-0...evel-pc-idiocy
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        Originally posted by JK0 View Post
        I don't know why they are bothering removing the flag from toys. I had no idea what the flag was as a child.

        http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-0...evel-pc-idiocy
        Things change. I used to use Roger Mc Gough's poem about an exasperated teacher machine gunning his class, before the Dunblane massacre, but not after. Since the recent church killings the Confederate flag has taken on a layer of meaning unacceptable in the current context. Don't you read the news?
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          Farmer faces fine for smoking break in tractor

          Council jobsworth justifying his own existence:

          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-33607067
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            But where have they gone? Hilarious moment pet cat Milo wakes after being castrated

            Poor puss:

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...iven-snip.html

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              Probably not a true story - but topical
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                The Times last thursday etc etc.. "Grandmother cut up 'and ate' her tenants"...
                see..
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamara_Samsonova
                &
                http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/russia-gran...museum-1514740
                &
                http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...serial-6201712

                Suspect many landlords have harboured thoughts of killing tenants (& tenants vv landlords..) but not usually the eating bit... (well, not me anyway..)
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                  This Hacker’s Tiny Device Unlocks Cars And Opens Garages

                  If you find your car remote doesn't work first time, but works the second time, have a look round for a gadget hidden somewhere nearby:

                  http://www.wired.com/2015/08/hackers...opens-garages/
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                    Yet another reason to drive a boring, not newish, rather tatty old car... apart from not p*ss*ng off tenants with your new B'mer..
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                      Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                      Yet another reason to drive a boring, not newish, rather tatty old car... apart from not p*ss*ng off tenants with your new B'mer..
                      A plumber once came to quote driving a Jag.

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                        I have a friend who is an insurance broker who at one point had a Porsche 911 and a mid-range-but-not-overly-flashy (typical rep car type) BMW. Most initial client visits he'd do in the beemer cos he didn't want people to think he didn't need their business.

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                          Are modern blocks of flats modelled on Roman insulae?

                          This is an interesting article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33962178

                          Nor was it necessarily just one family per apartment - you might sublet rooms, and the lawyers of the time explained the nightmare of trying to identify who was legally liable, owner, tenant or sub-tenant, when a passer-by was injured by a chamber pot carelessly thrown out of an upper window.
                          I wonder if they threw the whole chamber pot, or just its contents? Not sure which is worse.
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                            The meaning is clearer in the Latin original.
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                              Originally posted by theartfullodger View Post
                              The meaning is clearer in the Latin original.
                              Thanks Artful. What book should I look for?
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                                This might be a helpful start...
                                http://www.amazon.co.uk/Houses-Socie.../dp/0691029091

                                (My previous comment was merely a presumptuous guess... I got 4% in Latin at 13 & was forced to stop studying it: parva leves capiunt animas )
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