Author Topic: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners  (Read 16762 times)

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #175 on: August 24, 2019, 03:56:56 pm »
Well the moon landing took place as we all know.....

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #176 on: August 24, 2019, 04:15:50 pm »
Well the moon landing took place as we all know.....

https://giphy.com/gifs/VGskvlH0D3UGnhouco/html5

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That's not a GIF[1], it's an HTML 5 video.

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[1] Yes, I'm aware that GIF has come to mean "short, looping animation" rather than the file format that should have died a death in the late 1990s, but lingers on improbably because of the popularity of short looping animations.  I blame Young People.  Gerroff my lawn.  Etc.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #177 on: August 24, 2019, 06:53:12 pm »
The German city of Bielefeld is offering a million Euros to anyone who can prove that the city does not exist.

https://www.thelocal.de/20190823/why-is-germanys-bielefeld-offering-1-million-to-anyone-who-proves-it-doesnt-exist

I'm probably ineligible for that, because I've been there.  It was the first time I ever travelled on a train.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #178 on: August 24, 2019, 08:19:50 pm »
While on the subject of places apparently not existing - or at least, going missing from maps...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/24/russia-today-puts-japan-on-the-map-where-new-zealand-should-be
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #179 on: August 25, 2019, 08:10:15 am »
The German city of Bielefeld is offering a million Euros to anyone who can prove that the city does not exist.

https://www.thelocal.de/20190823/why-is-germanys-bielefeld-offering-1-million-to-anyone-who-proves-it-doesnt-exist

I'm probably ineligible for that, because I've been there.  It was the first time I ever travelled on a train.

i went to skool there for three years.  If someone proves it doesnt exist, does that mean i'll dissapear in a puff of smoke?
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #180 on: August 25, 2019, 11:31:38 am »
While on the subject of places apparently not existing - or at least, going missing from maps...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/24/russia-today-puts-japan-on-the-map-where-new-zealand-should-be

Then there's this one, used by $US_GOVERNMENT_DEPARTMENT:


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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #181 on: August 25, 2019, 12:52:30 pm »
So how recently was that map in use by the US government? ;D :facepalm:
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #182 on: August 25, 2019, 01:01:48 pm »
This thread is as good a place as any to leave the next "and finally"-type news story.

Tired: extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Wired: extraterrestrial jurisdiction.

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Nasa is reported to be investigating a claim that an astronaut accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, in what may be the first allegation of a crime committed in space.

Anne McClain acknowledges accessing the account from the ISS but denies any wrongdoing, the New York Times reports.

Her estranged spouse, Summer Worden, reportedly filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-49457912

'Captain Zep - Space Detective' or 'Space Precinct' get a little closer to becoming prescient documentaries...
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #184 on: September 03, 2019, 04:43:20 pm »
Captain Cook's Mistake takes a turn in this thread, as an Australian woman sues her neighbours for being, well... Australian, and the tribunal tells her not to be such a flaming galah.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-49560208
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« Reply #185 on: September 11, 2019, 10:20:39 pm »
Surely this tale of death by miss-adventure is peak France, n'est ce pas?

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Having a cardiac arrest during sex on a business trip can be considered a "workplace accident", Paris Court of Appeal has ruled.

The ruling came about after a Frenchman, who was a safety technician, went on a business trip in northwest France and died while having sex with an unknown woman.

His employer, construction specialists TSO, argued that because the incident happened after his working hours and because he died in a room different than the hotel room reserved for him, it should not be held liable for the death, said the court statement seen by Euronews.


https://www.euronews.com/2019/09/11/cardiac-arrest-during-sex-on-business-trip-can-be-considered-work-accident-rules-french-co?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1568227387
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #186 on: September 11, 2019, 11:16:58 pm »
A new unit of measurement in the world of engineering: the Kim head. The Kim in question is everyone's favourite chubby despot, not our Kim of geekiness. This implement of the democratic people's republican will to spread pacific enlightenment across the Pacific has a calibre of 3.825 Kim heads.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #187 on: September 12, 2019, 12:42:41 am »
The Kim in question is everyone's favourite chubby despot, not our Kim of geekiness.

Good.  I spent a couple of hours trying to accurately measure my femur using a barakta and no CT scanner earlier; I draw the line at head calibration.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #188 on: September 12, 2019, 09:59:47 am »
A new unit of measurement in the world of engineering: the Kim head. The Kim in question is everyone's favourite chubby despot, not our Kim of geekiness. This implement of the democratic people's republican will to spread pacific enlightenment across the Pacific has a calibre of 3.825 Kim heads.


I don't think I've seen that open-source intelligence (OSINT) analysis technique used before - certainly, not by the people I follow on social media who are interested in what North Korea's getting up to! ;D

EDITED TO ADD:

I think I have found the source:

https://twitter.com/divert_thruster/status/1171166388439769089
https://twitter.com/divert_thruster/status/1171543336253120512
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #189 on: September 13, 2019, 11:56:26 am »
I'll leave this here

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/09/12/russian-priests-dump-holy-water-from-airplane-to-cure-drunkenness-and-fornication-a67259

No, I've no idea if it is a spoof site and I've no interest to find out.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #190 on: September 13, 2019, 12:02:50 pm »
I'll leave this here

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/09/12/russian-priests-dump-holy-water-from-airplane-to-cure-drunkenness-and-fornication-a67259

No, I've no idea if it is a spoof site and I've no interest to find out.

The Moscow Times is one of the few relatively independent media outlets in Russia, so I'd say that's gen.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/moscow-times/

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #191 on: September 13, 2019, 02:32:08 pm »
What duck?

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #192 on: September 13, 2019, 02:58:21 pm »
I'll leave this here

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/09/12/russian-priests-dump-holy-water-from-airplane-to-cure-drunkenness-and-fornication-a67259

No, I've no idea if it is a spoof site and I've no interest to find out.

The Moscow Times is one of the few relatively independent media outlets in Russia, so I'd say that's gen.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/moscow-times/

You got me bang to rights,  I run NewsGuard, so I did know. But hey, it still has the air (and moisture) of a spoof.

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #193 on: September 15, 2019, 01:00:18 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-49691903/why-thousands-are-flocking-to-corgi-cafes

Am I the only one who saw this, and the comment 'popular in Asia', and thought...
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #194 on: September 15, 2019, 01:08:22 pm »
I'd imagine they'd taste a bit stringy, unless they were well stewed.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #195 on: September 15, 2019, 01:12:10 pm »
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #196 on: Yesterday at 10:27:36 pm »
Something strange is afoot in Oregon - ye olde cattle mutilation trope gets dusted down for another run around the ranch.

https://www.opb.org/news/article/eastern-oregon-western-cattle-deaths-mystery-theories/

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