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  1. HappyBob Jedi Master

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    RIP, Don S Davies
    He'll be remembered most fondly by Stargate and Twin Peaks fans, but he'll always be Captain William Scully to me.
  2. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks to him, I'll never forget just what it is that makes John West Tuna "the best".


    Seriously, as a big Stargate fan, this was a very surprising and sad thing for me to hear. My copy of Stargate Continuum, where his character makes a return appearance, should be winging itself my way quite soon, and I'll look forward even more to its arrival. Here's hoping it's a good send-off for him.
  3. morgan-aleghieri Jedi Master

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  4. Lozza Jedi Master

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    Sounds like they got inspiration from that other case in the US.
  5. Magnus Darcrider Jedi Knight

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  6. GoobaFish Jedi Master

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    Yesterday, Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic rolled out EVE (White Knight Two), the mothership that Spaceship Two (their low-orbit passenger spaceship) will launch from.

    Pics here:
    http://www.virgingalactic.com/pressftp/

    Video here:
    http://www.virgingalactic.com/pressftp/content/Videos/VGrollOut.mov

    [image=http://www.virgingalactic.com/pressftp/content/Presspacks/VMSeveBransonRutan.jpg]

    (Flash video: http://www.virgingalactic.com/flash.html )
  7. Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Master

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    I wonder if I get staff discount [face_thinking]
  8. GoobaFish Jedi Master

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  9. Magnus Darcrider Jedi Knight

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  10. Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Master

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    In an interview, one of scientists working on the LHC said that the chances of this creating a black-hole big enough to destroy the earth (Roughly 1 in 200,000,000,000) are the same of the LHC turning into a portal to another dimension populated entirely by dragons.

    But still, I'm preparing my Goatee, crowbar and "WHAT HATH SCIENCE WROUGHT!?" speech.

    EDIT - and the projections of this destroying all life in the universe are 1 to 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. I wish i could understand all of the science involved in this.
  11. Kahlan72 Jedi Master

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    Ah the day is finally coming :)

    I'm gonna name Goobs and my next born, Zephram, and await his creation of warp drive and he'll attack the final frontier.

    For clarity's sake..no I don't get the science behind it either and the money it took to build it is phenomenal. Seen various docos on it but I tend to forget things like that. Still, if we're spending milions on how to make better Tv's we should at least be spending billions on stuff like this. If we get destroyed doing something like this at least it's a wmore worthy end than killing ourselves in war.

    Oh and no, more clarity, no more kids on the way..sorry Goobs for scaring you like that. The name is just so Trekky to waste. Can we have a dog??

  12. GoobaFish Jedi Master

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    /me has a heart attack.
  13. morgan-aleghieri Jedi Master

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    What have I told you kids about hotlinking? :p The image isn't working, Goobs.
  14. morgan-aleghieri Jedi Master

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  15. HappyBob Jedi Master

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  16. Luke_Sparkewalker Force Ghost

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  17. Magnus_Darcrider Jedi Master

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  18. morgan-aleghieri Jedi Master

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  19. GoobaFish Jedi Master

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    Yes, 3 independant sources on this one...

    Snake on a mofo plane for real.
  20. Magnus_Darcrider Jedi Master

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    Since we've all acknowledged at one point or another that George Takei is awesome, here's some news:

    George Takei marries partner of 21 years.

    I didn't even realise the California Supreme Court lifted the ban on gay marriage. However a referendum in November could overturn that and make such marriages null-in-void. I'm not sure what the Governator's stance is, but given he's so liberal on other matters, I suspect he's going the easy way and just not commenting.

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
  21. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    That's great news. Makes a really nice change from all the death that's filled the previous few posts in this thread...
  22. Magnus_Darcrider Jedi Master

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    Swimsuit Model Wins Women's World Chess Championship

    I not sure if this means the standards of international competition chess have dropped or the bar has been significantly raised to levels of awesome.

    Naturally, I'm hoping for the latter :p

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
  23. HappyBob Jedi Master

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    Confirmation of more Red Dwarf

    Talk of "four specials" is already been taken out of context. Looks like it's a single story, split into two half-hour episodes, with the other two being a documentary and a clip show.

    If it's successful, more will probably follow. The UK audience is certainly there, so future is looking bright. Between the development hell of the movie and Grant Naylor Productions' struggle with BBC beurocracy to get this back on TV, I was so sure the universe had its mind made up about this sort of thing.

    Let's just hope the Doug Naylor at the helm is the Doug Naylor who wrote the great dramatic comedy of season seven, not the man of the same name behind the stylistically and comedically inverse season eight.
  24. Lozza Jedi Master

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    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=636171

    Here is a sad story that irks me. Really, really makes me pissed off. Ecusing the fact that we are in no way informed of all the facts let me lay it out plainly.

    Mental and physically disabled children are difficult to deal with. Really difficult to deal with. Parents often don't have access to the kind of education and support that special carers do. Yet this woman, who clearly had problems of her own was denied from fostering the child out by her husband. A husband who no doubt worked 12 hours a day. Who didn't have to put up with a disabled child for half the day, and spent most of the other half sleeping. So he spends maybe 4 hours with the kid a day? The woman is probably stuck with the kid nearly 24-7.

    This woman sounds like she'd have had a hard time dealing with a perfectly normal child on her own let alone a disabled one, so is it really any surprise she flipped out? I suppose my point is this, if a man is NOT the primary carer of a child (regardless of whether the couple are married/seperated/divorced) should they really have that much say in how the kid is raised? I'm assuming that the couple didn't have the money to have the kid in care all the time.

    There is no excuse for what she did, no, but she likely took the only clear solution that she could make ON HER OWN. And she was likely on her own 90% of the time.

    **Not meaning to step on any toes Kahlan**

    What irks me is this: If a couple have a kid and society expects the woman to look after it then the other half should see the trouble coming from a mile away. Given that the woman expressed her desire to foster the kid clearly indicates that the husband knew that the wife couldn't cope. But oh no, women are supposed to raise the kids. So let's not come to a compromise let's FORCE her to look after a disabled kid that she can't deal with.

    Ok I'm ranting a bit, but the number of murders, suicides, and murder/suicides that happen because a mother who is effectively the primary carer of a young child can't cope with the stress of raising the kid - with little help from their partner, happen far more than they should. But society doesn't think that the husband should have offered more support, it's oh no, she must have been a bad mother.
  25. Kahlan72 Jedi Master

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    No toes stepped on Lozza. Agree with much of what you said.

    Sounds like she worked too though and we don't really have any idea of how much input the father had into his daughter's care. I also know a couple of guys that are the primary caregivers for their kids and they feel much the same things as a Mum does. Society is coming around to the choices of a woman's role in parenting I think. If it was his overwhelming decision to not foster her out though, he can't just step back and say..well go on..your job.

    I totally agree that when one parent is the primary caregiver of a child, they will awlays feel overwhelmed at times..and when you're that person you always are switched onto kidland, even when you're not at home.I have no idea how it must feel to raise a disabled child however. Adding her emotional turmoil and alcohol issues with this, it's just really sad. I know I was stressed enough to lose it a few times when the kid was little and it does feel like you are completely alone and my unchkin is just a normal kid. Poor poor family.

    It is easy to both say, horrible person, or society is to blame for tragedies such as this, but it's quite probably in the middle.
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