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by Brad
03 Feb 2012, 16:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ask An Astronomer
Replies: 93
Views: 2404

Re: Ask An Astronomer

Placing a heavy gas in a dradle-shaped container and rapidly spinning it to create a gradient of atmospheric density and firing a laser into said gradient produces bent (smoothly defracted) light, but not a gravitational effect as a black hole does. That doesn't seem fair. Is that fair? I want my an...
by Brad
30 Jan 2012, 13:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canada Has Put a Man in Space
Replies: 47
Views: 1839

Re: Canada Has Put a Man in Space

It is the Russian term. I assume as an English speaking country that the UK would use the term astronaut. According to Wikipedia Britain has never had a manned space program and does not greatly support the European Space Agency manned space program. Hence the UK has not had any official astronauts...
by Brad
30 Jan 2012, 03:29
Forum: GPLP
Topic: GPLP: Dante's Inferno
Replies: 370
Views: 88393

Re: GPLP: Dante's Inferno

Actually, the word for 'hell' (or an analogue anyway - Gehenna, or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom) comes from the name of a burning garbage pit outside ancient Jerusalem (though there are other connotations to it as well). It's where the bodies of bad folk get dumped when they die.
by Brad
28 Jan 2012, 17:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canada Has Put a Man in Space
Replies: 47
Views: 1839

Re: Canada Has Put a Man in Space

Seems legit.

Though Chris' point about the equator was why I was wondering of South Africa/Australia as well - seemed to be in no better situation on the other side of the planet that far away.
by Brad
28 Jan 2012, 05:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canada Has Put a Man in Space
Replies: 47
Views: 1839

Re: Canada Has Put a Man in Space

Britain had its own satellite-launching space program and a working orbital-launcher operating from the desert in Australia. Look up Black Arrow rocket programme. The only successful satellite space programme ever to be axed.. Devil's Advocate time: Doesn't that... doesn't that just mean that Austr...
by Brad
27 Jan 2012, 16:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canada Has Put a Man in Space
Replies: 47
Views: 1839

Re: Canada Has Put a Man in Space

Canadian high five with the Canadarm, Chris.
by Brad
27 Jan 2012, 16:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Elomin
Replies: 32
Views: 1081

Re: Bear vs Elomin

What do you need a ref for? There's bearly any rules to bear-knuckle fighting.
by Brad
27 Jan 2012, 16:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canada Has Put a Man in Space
Replies: 47
Views: 1839

Re: Canada Has Put a Man in Space

Britain has had 8 astronauts, incidentally.
by Brad
27 Jan 2012, 16:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canada Has Put a Man in Space
Replies: 47
Views: 1839

Re: Canada Has Put a Man in Space

Canada put a robotic space arm into space a few hundred times. It's called the Canadian Space Agency, and they have in fact put twelve astronauts into space. Chris Hadfield Julie Payette Robert Thirsk Jeremy Hansen David Saint-Jacques Roberta Bondar Marc Garneau Steve MacLean Mike McKay Ken Money Bj...
by Brad
23 Jan 2012, 16:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Guardian - Charlie Brooker's Japan Article
Replies: 23
Views: 1071

The Guardian - Charlie Brooker's Japan Article

Hey all, Maybe some of you have seen this thing. The Guardian sent Charlie Brooker to Japan, and he sends back a racist article in which he expresses his understanding of Japanese culture via toilets, chocolate bars and weird television. I've left a comment there basically a job application - maybe ...
by Brad
23 Jan 2012, 15:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 352891

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

You're money.
by Brad
23 Jan 2012, 15:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty, naked nuns.
Replies: 40
Views: 2112

Re: Dirty, naked nuns.

Y'don't stop bein' a nun on account of dyin'. Poor old gal. She figured her earthly remains would remain inviolate until the rapture. Now she'll be havin' a heck of a time getting out of the different trays that her bits are in. At least she'll be clean and presentable-like though. I have to say it ...
by Brad
23 Jan 2012, 10:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty, naked nuns.
Replies: 40
Views: 2112

Re: Dirty, naked nuns.

Yes. Skeletal nuns + toothbrush and water buckets.
by Brad
23 Jan 2012, 10:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty, naked nuns.
Replies: 40
Views: 2112

Re: Dirty, naked nuns.

Fayili hits it on the head.

They were about 600.

Skulls are always grinning, and skeletons are pretty statuesque.
by Brad
23 Jan 2012, 10:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty, naked nuns.
Replies: 40
Views: 2112

Re: Dirty, naked nuns.

Clearly, you traveled back in time to witness how Shakespeare was originally performed first-hand. While you were there, through a series of wacky and increasingly unlikely events caused by your magnificent chin, you wound up winning a brothel during a game of cards, and decided to bring it up to t...
by Brad
23 Jan 2012, 10:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty, naked nuns.
Replies: 40
Views: 2112

Re: Dirty, naked nuns.

Nope - though some of these ladies were pretty statuesque.
by Brad
23 Jan 2012, 09:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dirty, naked nuns.
Replies: 40
Views: 2112

Dirty, naked nuns.

So this is where I share with you guys a true account of how my day went, and you can guess what the hell I'm talking about.

Today I was asked to wash down a bunch of dirty, naked nuns. They were grinning the entire time.
by Brad
17 Jan 2012, 15:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British/UK based LRR fans Unite!
Replies: 38
Views: 1565

Re: British/UK based LRR fans Unite!

Sup
by Brad
17 Jan 2012, 15:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten
Replies: 1055
Views: 58457

Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

Years ago Morgan and I briefly discussed doing a "Lady's Man Cooking" for things to impress the womenfolk. Here's one of mine: Baked salmon filets maronated in paprika, dill, lemongrass and butter with lemon juice and kosher salt with a roast pepper, asparagus, feta, cottage cheese and par...
by Brad
15 Jan 2012, 05:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ask The User Below You.
Replies: 2973
Views: 66308

Re: Ask the user below you

When I was at UNBC with Kathleen I couldn't afford basic food. I stole all the ketchup packets from McDonalds and tried to make Tomato Soup.

It did not work.

Where is my cell phone charger?
by Brad
14 Jan 2012, 10:55
Forum: LRRcast
Topic: AskLRR - Closes in T - a couple of hours!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3835

Re: AskLRR - Closes in T - a couple of hours!!!

Did I leave my PSP at your house?
by Brad
14 Jan 2012, 09:15
Forum: GPLP
Topic: GPLP: Dante's Inferno
Replies: 370
Views: 88393

Re: GPLP: Dante's Inferno

Just checked on Google, and apparently a lot of people wanted to know. Human blood boils at 256.2 degrees Fahrenheit/124.6 degrees Celsius/397.7 kelvin. In comparison, water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit/100 degrees Celsius/373.15 kelvin. You have to remember though, water is a simple molecule wh...
by Brad
14 Jan 2012, 06:30
Forum: GPLP
Topic: GPLP: Dante's Inferno
Replies: 370
Views: 88393

Re: GPLP: Dante's Inferno

Science is gross sometimes, Philip. For example, this Monday I am working on cleaning archaeological skelingtons. Different from paleontological ones due to the amount of gross.
by Brad
13 Jan 2012, 05:55
Forum: GPLP
Topic: GPLP: Dante's Inferno
Replies: 370
Views: 88393

Re: GPLP: Dante's Inferno

I think Brad made a small mistake in part 13. When he was talking about usurers he said it was people who defaced art. It is actually people who lend money at very high interest rates, that is why all the people Dante meets at that point are of banking families of the day. Part of their punishment ...

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