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Old 08-29-2019, 01:33 PM   #2081
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DARPA, on short notice (literally within 60 hours of the post), would like access to your city's "university-owned or commercially managed underground urban tunnels & facilities able to host research & experimentation." They say, "The ideal space would be a human-made underground environment spanning several city blocks w/ complex layout & multiple stories, including atriums, tunnels & stairwells. Spaces that are currently closed off from pedestrians or can be temporarily used for testing are of interest."

The example photos of desirable areas sure... are...

...something.

Not that I'm entirely convinced of this thesis, but if a few dozen government scientists happened to want to LARP with some of the alien toys, this would be a great setup. Just saying.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:43 PM   #2082
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The example photos of desirable areas sure... are...

...something.
The conspiracist comments in response are also quite amusing.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:55 PM   #2083
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The conspiracist comments in response are also quite amusing.
...and DARPA is responding to several of them! Ha!

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Old 08-30-2019, 06:11 AM   #2084
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There's no need to invoke weird conspiracy crap on this. There's a perfectly reasonable and logical explanation for DARPA's request.

All the official "End Of The World" shelters are full of billionaires and hookers. So they're looking for alternatives.

See, that makes perfect sense.
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:02 PM   #2085
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All the official "End Of The World" shelters are full of billionaires and hookers. So they're looking for alternatives.
Not alternatives, just expansion. Because the billionaires also need blackjack.
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:09 PM   #2086
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...and DARPA is responding to several of them! Ha!
That's the funniest part of the whole thing.

DARPA:
"Please. Demogorgons are so Department of Energy."

That thread is the best thing I've read in a while. The bartenders, here, are laughing, too, especially about the Denver airport comments :)
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:31 AM   #2087
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Man arrested for memorizing over 1,300 customers’ credit card info, using it online
Using an apparent eidetic memory (often called a “photographic memory”), he could retain all of the information until after the transaction when he could jot it down.

He might have Eidetic Memory, but it sounds like something that could be done with a bit of memory training. (And he wouldn't need to write them down if he actually had full Eidetic Memory :P)
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:58 PM   #2088
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Deep life. In the Kidd Creek mine, 7,900 feet down in water undisturbed for 2 billion years, microbes that eat fool's gold. Not the only deep life known, they want to do DNA sequencing to see how related they are to each other and the rest of life on Earth.

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science...os-ncna1050906
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:48 AM   #2089
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Outside of Annona, Texas, a lightning strike from a thunderstorm killed 23 cows. The bolt hit one cow, and ran along a metal fence, killing the whole row of cows and calves that had been lined up along it.

"A weird little detail", you're thinking, "but there's not much there to game. It happens, right?" Oh, you're more right than you realize.

A lightning bolt kills 23 cattle in Odisha, India.

Lightning kills 23 cattle in Waterford, Ireland.

Just something to keep in mind the next time you're ordering something from Evil Stevie on Warehouse... 23.
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:11 AM   #2090
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And of course, cattle were a common sacrifice to the thunder god in many Indo-European cultures. Is there an ancient pagan connection?
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