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Old 01-21-2011, 01:02 AM   #211
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Egyptian government officials suggest the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, is behind the recent shark attacks in Egypt, using GPS-controlled sharks to strike only in Egyptian waters.

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/...ossad_to_blame

(There have been no reports so far of head-mounted lasers.)
Given the US trained Military Dolphins thats not as goofy as it sounds.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:18 AM   #212
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Somewhere in the city is a building, and in the basement, there's a metal grate. Lift it up, and there's running water underneath. Nobody has the faintest idea what the running water is or where it comes from.
Might be related to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyburn_(stream)

(An antique shop claims to have the Tyburn, a tributary of the Thames, flowing through its cellar; this is, at best, debatable.)
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:57 PM   #213
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Hmm...that actually makes sense, from an evolutionary POV.
Not really as low testosterone actually increases the incidence of aggression and depression. That's the real danger of steroids, not the increase when taking them, but the sudden withdrawal when trying to pass a screening.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:45 AM   #214
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Russian scientists are set to pierce through Antarctica’s frozen surface to reveal the secrets of an icebound lake that has been sealed deep there for the past 15 million years.
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science...urce=r_science

I feel the need to make a SAN check.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:27 AM   #215
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Sounds similar to what I thought it meant. What we would call an allotment garden.
More likely a "market garden".
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:54 PM   #216
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More likely a "market garden".
Depends. If it is one enterprise, done a profit, yeah sure. But a lot of people working their own plots, helping each other with bottling etc, I reckon it is more like an allotment model.

Which really takes my pedantry over nomenclature to the point of what are the internal dynamics within the settlement(s) in question? I suppose tis the call of the setting designer / GM etc.
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:49 AM   #217
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Houses and structures woven out of living trees.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:08 PM   #218
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Once again, this is technically surreal for some, but too real for others. Bureaucracy in India.
I cannot but think of dropping a bunch of PC's into something like this.
<Bwahahaha>
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:37 PM   #219
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Once again, this is technically surreal for some, but too real for others. Bureaucracy in India.
I cannot but think of dropping a bunch of PC's into something like this.
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And I thought the guys that wrote up the bureaucracy for Paranoia were just adding a couple of layers to Kafka - turns out they based it off Indian bureaucracy, but toned it down for a skeptical audience...
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:50 PM   #220
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The old Traveller "Exit Visa" adventure, as run by John Cleese.
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