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This is a link post Alright dickheads
You're not listening to this right now. You should be.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 23:30, Reply)
This is a link post Link on the popular page made me think of this

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 22:49, Reply)
This is a link post swampmeat family band
have some swampmeat, its my b3taday
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:49, Reply)
This is a normal post Happy Birthday to you!

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 23:07, Reply)
This is a normal post Happy birthday to you

(, Fri 20 Jul 2018, 0:22, Reply)
This is a link post RCA Nipper dog on the roof
Very very many
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 19:35, Reply)
This is a normal post "I'd like 75 dogs please?"

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:28, Reply)
This is a normal post "And what would sir like to drink?"

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:51, Reply)
This is a normal post "Diet Coke"

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 22:36, Reply)
This is a normal post Such dog!

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:00, Reply)
This is a normal post The dogness is tremendous.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 22:39, Reply)
This is a normal post Kurashiki Piggy Bank Museum
Okayama, Chugoku - bottom left of the main island of Japan.



(Apologies, didn't mean to intrude on your posting - it's just that I can read the Kana, and thought I could add info)
(, Fri 20 Jul 2018, 1:03, Reply)
This is a link post Chris Morris's Nike promo I made this!
I thought the launch video for the new Tottenham kit from Nike looked familiar, so I did some digging with the help of my totally real TV production contacts, and found the original, slightly longer, cut: https://youtu.be/7kXl_DyWdYI
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 8:18, Reply)
This is a normal post I honestly thought
after all the zooming shots of the Thames, that you were going to transition into the Eastenders theme.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:14, Reply)
This is a normal post I had to check the original to ensure that the whole thing wasn't an elaborate spoof.
Just as General Motors was once described as a health insurance company that makes cars on the side, I'm beginning to think that football is best described as a slick marketing operation that includes the occasional kickaround.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 16:53, Reply)
This is a link post another one of these

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 6:29, Reply)
This is a link post The Mystery Soda Vending Machine
I love this kind of Fortean stuff

"the seemingly ancient machine is well known for dispensing random, sometimes rare, cans of soda- a fact thatís made all the more intriguing when you consider that nobody seems to know who stocks the machine or where it came from."

Apologies for double post but I'm bored and it's late
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 0:46, Reply)
This is a normal post It's disappeared.
"Where did it go? Capitol Hillís mystery soda machine disappears" published June 30, 2018

I guess that's even more mysterious.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 11:22, Reply)
This is a normal post I have to confess to skepticism about the whole thing
It sounds suspiciously like one the SCP things, itís be trivially easy to find out who stocks it, and it would only take one person to realise how much those rare unopened cans could sell for.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 13:53, Reply)
This is a normal post This. Just set up a fucking time-lapse camera and leave it filming the location for a week.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 15:30, Reply)
This is a normal post I think the article alludes to some investigation
But also that they don't really want to know, they like the mystery of it all. Humans, eh?
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 17:41, Reply)
This is a normal post Surely all a time lapse camera would tell you is it's a person.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:58, Reply)
This is a normal post And a vehicle.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Or a hole in spacetime.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:26, Reply)
This is a normal post
www.capitolhillseattle.com/2014/05/spoiler-alert-mystery-of-the-capitol-hill-mystery-coke-machines-mysteries-revealed/
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 18:32, Reply)
This is a link post Cosplayers are amazing aren't they
Well, here's some you don't get to see. The Jabba/Leia effort is just sublime
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 0:23, Reply)
This is a normal post Hilariously crap.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 0:55, Reply)
This is a normal post Most of those are "themed pubcrawl" level cosplay

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 12:27, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm 99% certain I know that Leia from the Leia/Jabba effort.
No word of a lie.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 12:49, Reply)
This is a normal post Well I am glad I left the criticism vague then

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 17:39, Reply)
This is a link post @madcatman mostly :)

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 0:11, Reply)
This is a normal post Some very silly books there.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 0:53, Reply)
This is a link post One of Alan Partridge's many TV ideas.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Load of Balls.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:52, Reply)
This is a normal post He's trying to do a Portillo. So far, he's doing it wrong.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 8:01, Reply)
This is a normal post I dunno.
Always fun to see a taser to the Balls.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 13:13, Reply)
This is a normal post monkey tennis?

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:32, Reply)
This is a link post World Cup Pundits Have One Last Say Courtesy Of Cassetteboy

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 20:14, Reply)
This is a normal post haha

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 0:57, Reply)
This is a normal post Seems pretty low effort compared to his usual.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 16:49, Reply)
This is a link post A telescope as large as Earth - Scott Manley
To see a long distance, you need a big lens.

Even with the biggest current telescope - Hubble, with a 2.4m mirror - the largest thing we left on the Moon is less than a single pixel. The James Webb Space Telescope, planned for 2021, is 6.5m. See here for a really cool comparison picture.

But we need to see much further, deep space objects -so they have to get bigger. Much bigger. Radio telescopes can be combined - using two spread wide apart, and do a bunch of maths, to get an effective lens as large as the space between them - albeit with a big blind spot.

If we join a whole bunch, around Earth, we might be able to see the black hole in the middle of the Milky Way.

I feel compelled to post this cartoon too - many of these are real telescope names! (explained here.)



XKCD also had a great article about what Hubble can see, if pointed at Earth.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 19:43, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm spending the next 5 days camping under the shadow of the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank,
working at Bluedot Festival...this is very much the kind of thing that will be discussed there.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 22:45, Reply)
This is a normal post Very fine
Are there gonna be youtubes of it?
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:06, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm not sure if they make official recordings available,
but I'd expect plenty of mobile 'phone footage (I'm working on the music programme side of things...).
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:18, Reply)
This is a normal post Post 'em if they happen, ta

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:21, Reply)
This is a normal post I believe the standard way to get a bigger 'scope
Is to take measurements 6 months apart and merge them, that way you can get a baseline of ~2AU.

Bit fuzzy on this, though, about 25 years since I studied astronomy.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:03, Reply)
This is a normal post Quite right,
Use time to your advantage. Abso fucking lutely.

If you want to look up more stuff, google "Interferometry".
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:08, Reply)
This is a normal post
depends what you are trying to measure.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:15, Reply)
This is a normal post Well, yes.
Obviously it's completely rubbish for any phenomenon that changes significantly over the 6 months.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:49, Reply)
This is a normal post
I am an astronomer (no really).

I am currently working on the WTF telescope, aka WTFT (*)

(*) may not be true. Actually most of this may not be true(**).

(**) Though I am an astronomer by profession. That is not not true.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Thows money at screen
The delays to JWST are both hilarious and depressing.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 23:26, Reply)
This is a normal post
I think I want JWST to be cancelled now. It's a massive budgetary black hole that keeps pulling in more and more of NASA's limited resources without ever actually delivering anything. They could have launched 20 Kepler telescopes for the cost of this thing.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 11:57, Reply)
This is a normal post TESS is scanning 400 times more than Kepler did
...so launching Kepler would be stupid, grandad.

Kepler scanned for planets, Hubble looks at the ones it finds. TESS is the new Kepler, JWST will be the new Hubble. "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite", launched in April this year, a 2-year mission. Kepler found 2,327 interesting Earth-like exoplanets; TESS is likely to find about a million. It's quite likely that JWST will find signs of alien life.


Hubble changed the way we view our universe, and so will JWST. Think of the images from Hubble that are embedded in the psyche - the "Pale Blue Dot", the "pillars of creation", and so many more. JWST is a huge leap forward.

Don't misunderstand - nobody is more frustrated with the delays than I am. But if it goes wrong, we cannot fix it, as we did with Hubble; it'll be far too far away. It needs to be right, and if that means it takes a few more years, then so be it. It's probably the most important space launch since 1969.




(, Fri 20 Jul 2018, 0:34, Reply)
This is a normal post P.S. SLS is the ridiculous waste of money,
...and needs to be cancelled immediately.

The Space Launch System is NASA's replacement for the Space Shuttle, but it's already been superceded by the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Each Launch of SLS will likely cost $1b; Falcon Heavy launch cost is about $90m and falling. (There has only been the one FH launch so far; there's likely to be 1 or 2 more this year; but already, the upgrade replacement "Big Fucking Rocket" is under construction.)

If SLS is ever launched, it'll be a poor version of SpaceX. It's already cost around $20 billion, and each day it continues, it wastes more millions.
(, Fri 20 Jul 2018, 0:50, Reply)
This is a normal post "the dirty great big fucking telescope"
I should be in charge of naming these things
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 11:33, Reply)
This is a normal post "The No Matter How Big You Think These Things Can Be, This One's Bigger Telescope"
Or the NMHBYTTTCBTOB Telescope if you need a catchier name.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 11:51, Reply)
This is a normal post Yo mama so fat they named the NMHBYTTTCBTOB after her.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 12:02, Reply)
This is a normal post "Dave"

(, Fri 20 Jul 2018, 0:35, Reply)
This is a link post Important corvid update
GC says no.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 17:10, Reply)
This is a normal post So, the usual question...
What were you searching for?
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 18:41, Reply)
This is a normal post Internet gold, my friend, internet gold.
I believe I found a nugget.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 19:26, Reply)
This is a normal post Must be 'crows and shags'

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 19:29, Reply)
This is a normal post Rumbled

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 19:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Do not go gentle into that goodnight
Anything corvid related gets a click.
Team Corvid FTW Fuck Team passerine. Also it seems, team ex-corvid
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 20:52, Reply)
This is a normal post Team live corvid FTW!
Beats team spiders any day of the week.

*awaits Stuj-apocalypse*
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:19, Reply)
This is a normal post Team passerine ftw
It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming, worm is coming home
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 22:12, Reply)
This is a normal post good read, cheers

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:51, Reply)
This is a normal post You got rooked!
By a craven raven.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 18:52, Reply)
This is a link post Trapeze Act Goes Wrong on America's Got Talent 2018

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:56, Reply)
This is a normal post I can't believe I used to regularly watch this vapid cuntery.
My alcoholism was in full swing back then, mind you. Unlike her.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 17:07, Reply)
This is a normal post I can't believe
it's not butter
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 17:59, Reply)
This is a normal post Three stages of /links,
Drinking
Drinking loads
Angry sobriety.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 18:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Pretty much sums me up.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 18:31, Reply)
This is a normal post and the lack of sperm too

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 18:54, Reply)
This is a normal post lol...
and the misery, don't forget the misery.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:16, Reply)
This is a normal post Leave me out of this.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:28, Reply)
This is a link post Love a bit of this...

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:48, Reply)
This is a normal post superb

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:52, Reply)
This is a link post "Siri: show me a tech job advert built entirely of red flags"
I'm not sure this is real. It cannot be real.

CANNOT BE REAL.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 14:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh come on, we've all got some background in tech.
All too real - right down to the EDGY TONE.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 14:48, Reply)
This is a normal post
"Work-life balances are for people who can stand their families"

Yeah, you can get to fuck.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 14:55, Reply)
This is a normal post Cunts
/ac
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 15:28, Reply)
This is a normal post Weird references.
"Like Stephen Hawking crossed with Jay Leno youíre highly tech-literate but good at communication." Dead and retired
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:11, Reply)
This is a normal post Wow, someone needs to cut back on the caff

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:23, Reply)
This is a normal post Can someone C&P here?
I've no intention of signing up to linkdin...
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:47, Reply)
This is a normal post You don't need to
But anyway, sure, here you go.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:56, Reply)
This is a normal post Jaysus.

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 17:04, Reply)
This is a normal post Greedy twat company seeks fast-paced twats.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:48, Reply)
This is a normal post 140k AUD?
they're not just hipster twats, they're cheap hipster twats
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 18:38, Reply)
This is a normal post I would like the challenge of this role
I'd like to see how low I could drag their corporate culture before they decided to cut their losses and offer me redundancy. I reckon I could turn a fair section of my fellow workers into cynical slackers who resent and undermine the management, assuming they're not already that way
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 9:11, Reply)
This is a link post Thanks B3ta for making maypole happen in Darlington I made this!
So, put up a little link to a gif I had made of myself and some others testing out an adjustable maypole crown around street furniture. IT was looking at making an urban ritual, and copying the idea of skateboarders and free runners and how thye make a town gameful and playable. Anyway it got a little feature hear ont his site, and someoen from Darlington saw it, and they got in touch asking us to do it for a fesival they had on Saturday. SO it was great to get a chance ot make it as more of a fun festival thing. So thanks B3ta for the feature, maybe more maypoles will appear.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 9:07, Reply)
This is a normal post HELLO

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 9:34, Reply)
This is a normal post Wrapping ribbons around a giant phallus and symbol of fertility are you? Yeah, well good luck with that.
Getting the kiddies involved too are you? I wouldn't have the nerve. Laters!

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 9:37, Reply)
This is a normal post I fucking hate flashmobs.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 10:06, Reply)
This is a normal post
Hipster shite.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 10:52, Reply)
This is a normal post so now b3ta is impacting real people's lives?

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 12:01, Reply)
This is a normal post Dead behind the eyes.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 13:00, Reply)
This is a normal post You'll be Morris Dancing and blacking up next you absolute bastard.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 13:25, Reply)
This is a link post Cats know there is about to be an earthquake
Surveillance camera in "Cat Cafe Catch", Wakayama City (bottom middle of Japan), during the M5.5 quake in Osaka on 18 June 2018.

The cafe hadn't opened because it was about 8AM. The cats were all fine.

This is 100km from the epicentre, so it looks quite mild - elsewhere 4 people were killed.

Incidentally, I don't think it's anything mystic. They detect the faster nondestructive primary waves.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 8:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Nah, they'd just heard Mary Bale was in town.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 8:32, Reply)
This is a normal post Hardly surprising felines are the first to know about a catastrophe.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 9:04, Reply)
This is a normal post Coincidence?
Or did they cause it? :-)

CaC
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 9:04, Reply)
This is a normal post You can't tell from the video
when a non cat human person would first feel the tremor. Also you can hear the sound that gets their attention.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 9:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Pretty much
Animals do tend to notice it first though. I mean, it's like... you could maybe notice it, if you happened to be paying attention - but cats/dogs/cows always seem to notice.

[Based on personal experiences]

In this specific case, I think the P-wave causes a bit of a shake - if you watch the piece of paper, it moves a bit.

I definitely remember noticing one quake "before it happened" - just a sorta wierd feeling a few secs before it hit - but whether there was a bit of a shake that made me feel weird, or whether I heard something, IDK.

Other times, I saw animals react first, and was wondering what had spooked them when the shaking started.

(Quakes are pretty common in Japan - like, maybe once a month - and a bit common in NZ too. I lived in both those places for some years.)
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 9:42, Reply)
This is a normal post In any case you couldn't rely on cats for early warning.
Too many false positives. You'll never know if you're about to be hit by a tsunami or a cucumber.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 10:03, Reply)
This is a normal post I quite like a warning for either of those.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 11:26, Reply)
This is a normal post Early warning systems can help
You can get automatic mobile phone text warnings in Japan. Generally you only have a few seconds to react...maybe a minute, at best. It's still reckoned to have saved many lives.

For a tsunami, it's more effective, because you might get half an hour to evacuate.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:53, Reply)
This is a normal post Is this some sort of cat warehouse?

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 11:27, Reply)
This is a normal post Cat whorehouse

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 12:33, Reply)
This is a normal post Wat chorehouse.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 15:53, Reply)
This is a normal post Cat cafe
It's a coffee shop where you can play with cats. For Japan, that's pretty normal.

There's usually a small cover-charge (like £5 per hour or whatever). It's supposed to be relaxing. There are a few in the UK too.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:13, Reply)
This is a normal post There's one in Leeds
It's my idea of hell. Just imagine, you've got a nice coffee and about to tuck into your Black Forest gateaux, when one of forty cats takes a big shit in a litter tray then drags its arse across the carpet.

www.kittycafe.co.uk/
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:20, Reply)
This is a normal post

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:29, Reply)
This is a normal post That's it, exactly. The only thing missing is a decoration of tapeworm.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:50, Reply)
This is a normal post
Nice looking Kitty cake
Also pretty cool that there are three little cat shits as a bonus
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 5:50, Reply)
This is a normal post I work right opposite one in Manchester.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:27, Reply)
This is a normal post The spa, or design house?
/stalk
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 22:20, Reply)
This is a normal post .
This place.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 0:01, Reply)
This is a normal post OFFS,
There's more than one cat cafe now.
(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 11:27, Reply)
This is a normal post Why would this be a bad thing?

(, Thu 19 Jul 2018, 18:25, Reply)
This is a normal post I left Japan for reasons
But it's spreading

(BTW, I'm kidding, I fucking love it really)
(, Fri 20 Jul 2018, 1:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Pad sensitivity, whiskers and up to 100x more sensitive hearing than us.
Also, nice collection of fluffeh there.
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 11:49, Reply)
This is a normal post Also, telepathic
and they can hover
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:15, Reply)
This is a normal post They spend part of their time in a fluid state.

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 20:03, Reply)
This is a normal post To be fair, so do I
Mostly vodka based
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 20:19, Reply)
This is a link post Last week's Convair CV-340 crash filmed from inside cabin

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 2:31, Reply)
This is a normal post "hey we're all going to die"
OMG ULTIMATE INTERWEB VIRAL POINTS

*whips out camera*
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 7:11, Reply)
This is a normal post Well, isn't the flip side that there is bugger all that you can do in that situation
So you might as well get some evidence for the poor sap that potentially has to go and pick up all the pieces?
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 7:22, Reply)
This is a normal post Personally I'd be making sure I'm secure as possible
Looking around to plot my escape route. Checking what problems the might be (potential blockages after impact, second or third possible route in case first becomes blocked) you know generally trying to increase my chances of survival. But yeah....

VIRAL POINTS
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 7:47, Reply)
This is a normal post I'd text Derrick to tell him he's a twat

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 13:00, Reply)
This is a normal post better than whipping out something else
a half remembered joke from a Kevin Smith movie
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 11:03, Reply)
This is a normal post
Wasn't that Blazing Saddles?
(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 11:06, Reply)
This is a normal post "I don't think we're going to survive this, and I've never been with a woman before...."

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 13:19, Reply)
This is a normal post Wonderboom?

(, Wed 18 Jul 2018, 7:20, Reply)

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