* Posts by john mann

25 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Jun 2007

NHS frets over Brits' genitalia

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Paris Hilton

Get yer kit orf....

Well really. With just about every TV programme adding to the UK w@nkfest with the obligatory and grauitous sex scene, what's a few dummies in the buff?

Shell in Hawaiian algae biofuel pilot

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@What happens...

The excess oxygen would be consumed when the fuel produced from the algae is burned.

Or perhaps Paris Hilton will spontaeously combust.

Campaign to name US street after Douglas Adams

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Didn't Dawkins dedicate 'The God Delusion' to Adams?

'We can't lock them up forever' - top cops join terror debate

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I dunno why they just don't immediately introduce a police state. It'd save all this farce of 'public consultation' and parliamentary scrutiny'.

"Give us the authorisation for 90 days detention"


"Ooooh, there's 2000 terrorists in Britain. Honest."

"OK then"

Pentagon: Electromagnetic pulse bombs from 2012

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Death to......err, Australia

re: Beyond those ugly neighbours are sundry other unpleasant pseudo-democracies who wish Australia no particular good.

Yeah. We poms *really* resent losing the ashes to a 5-0 hiding.......

Sorry if this loses the merkin contingent, it's a spat between _civilised_ countries.

Racist Reg ignores Nigerian helicopter pioneer

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Helicopter, yawn!

Now if it had been a prototype flying car, you would doubtless have given it loads of coverage.....

UK ID card service mounts birth, marriage, death landgrab

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@The British people don't have the intelligence or spine to stop it, sadly

Well within the lifetimes of a lot of ppl on this forum, oil production will start to fail.

Hence the need to be tooled up with Trident and have all sorts of controls and monitoring on the British public.

Then we'll see the _real_ purpose of all these anti-terrorist laws. The establishment will need to preserve their lifestyles at all costs.

Only Sky can save digital TV

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Freebie Digi-channels

Well at least with the present set up there are occasionally some decent (even if oft-repeated) programmes on digi.

Give it to that cnut Murdoch and it'll be wall-to-wall trash.

UK's future depends on science and technology

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The direction's wrong...

..as for the last 25 years at least (YMMV), the British McEconomy has been in a race to the bottom, not the top.

Too little, too late...

Kiwi boffins prove that booze makes you clever

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@Proof at last

ITYM "40o proof at least".

Hope this helps.....;o)

Mammoth wool gives up genetic secrets

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re: Aw, c'mon ya limeys, ya know...

...that us Yanks will clone a mammoth first. Because "Bigger is better and biggest is best" is the American way.

Nonsense that's just a myth you like to peddle.

*We* always had a man-sized billion, not that wimpy thing you use.

Oh, and our pints are bigger than yours as well, which is handy for beer, not something you'd necessarily be familiar with.

Space station barney kicks off in India

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That's proof then

The whole thing was a waste of time and effort and now NASA has acknowledged the fact.

New euro coin stuffs Turkey

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@And only part of Finland

Ah, that'll teach you to not adopt the 1 and 2 centime coins then.

As far as I could see in Helsinki, these two non-circulated coins are one of your biggest exports.

US teacher fired for non-literal bible reading

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re: more proof - if you needed it that americans are stupid and shallow.

Even as a Brit, I cannot accept that this is true. What is more the problem is that the majority of Americans are probably rarely given the chance to exercise their minds. And I must also admit that the same forces are at work over here.

Retail giants to crack whip over digital dawdlers

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@ Why would you not go digital now anyway?

I agree. In the sales blurb we were going to get an enormous range or programmes to suit every taste. What have we got? Recycled second rate US shows.

As we could have guessed.

Be kind to your stomach: eat chilies

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So, with the known properties of beer (the cure for everything and an aid to all known happiness), and now this splendid news, it's obvious that the weekend diet should continue 7/7.

Astronomers detect red giant survivor planet

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It's all a bit hypothetical...

.. as life will be gone from the earth in a billion or so years anyway.

I know it's a long time, but look at it this way: there isn't enough time to re-evolve to the present state from single cells, not even eukaryotes.

Still, it'll last *my* lifetime.

Cops seek 179mph net vid biker

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GB & kph

Actually, GB agreed to adopt the metric system as part of the treaty of washington which established greenwich as the prime meridian, and true to form, reneged on the deal.

Virgin rocket-ship terminal revealed

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State of Pollution

I must say that's a very unkind way of referring to New Mexico......

Germans plan 578m-high überpyramid

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Looks more like the Paris Hilton to me.....

Boeing touts feeble Hummer-mounted raygun

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@Protocol IV says no blinding lasers allowed

You forgot Monty Pythons Joke of Death - the one that was so funny the enemy died laughing.

Natalie Portman: Attack of the Film Fans

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@Ian Ferguson

I think the plot of Titanic was summarised as:

"Rose!", "Jack!", "Rose!", "Jack!", " Glug!", "Jack?"

Carphone Warehouse salesman dies in car boot

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@Anything mobile

I believe that being drunk in charge of a bicycle is a fine and not an points-on-yer-licence job.

Space boffins fire up plasma engine

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Space is cool, very cool

If you point towards the black bits, it's got a temperature of 4K, so a nice crinkly black radiator works quite well.

The trick is to remember that the other side will be pointing at the sun and needs to be covered up with shiny stuff to prevent it getting rather warm.

NASA chief regrets having unpopular opinion

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Roman Wine

This about the romans growing grapes for wine in northern britain is all a load of tosh. They might have done, but the legionaires on hadrian's wall got their preferred plonk from Gaul, as was made perfectly clear in some of the vindolanda tablets.

The local stuff was probably for the roman wanabee britunculi who wanted to keep up appearances but couldn't afford anything decent.

Bit like today's brits who slurp australian grape pressings....