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Author Topic: Things that make you go WTF? MkII  (Read 49187 times)
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« Reply #900 on: January 30, 2019, 11:05:27 am »

'Junk' -  a type of Chinese sailing ship.

(Oh and by the way, if anybody has one I'm sure I could find a use for it ...)

Ooooh! A Steampunk Chinese Junk! I'd like to see that!

here you go:



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« Reply #901 on: February 02, 2019, 04:59:04 pm »

The Province of Quebec is suffering a shortage of tofu. Okay, maybe "suffering" is the wrong word - it is tofu, after all.
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« Reply #902 on: February 03, 2019, 02:49:45 am »

The Province of Quebec is suffering a shortage of tofu. Okay, maybe "suffering" is the wrong word - it is tofu, after all.

Poor Quebec, do they need emergency UN food drops? Grin
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« Reply #903 on: February 03, 2019, 04:07:09 am »

The Province of Quebec is suffering a shortage of tofu. Okay, maybe "suffering" is the wrong word - it is tofu, after all.

Quick! Send them a thousand Soy Cows!
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« Reply #904 on: February 06, 2019, 02:28:37 am »

The Province of Quebec is suffering a shortage of tofu. Okay, maybe "suffering" is the wrong word - it is tofu, after all.

Quick! Send them a thousand Soy Cows!

From a Russian spacecraft- a SOYuz!
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« Reply #905 on: February 06, 2019, 09:52:15 am »


From a Russian spacecraft- a SOYuz!

Aren't Soy Ewes vegan sheep?  Grin
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« Reply #906 on: February 16, 2019, 12:02:18 am »

Vodka firm loses valuable iceberg water in apparent heist.

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A Canadian vodka distiller has lost 30,000 litres of valuable iceberg water in what appears to be a heist.

Iceberg Vodka CEO David Meyers says he is mystified as to who - or why - someone would have stolen the water.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say someone made away with the liquid - enough to fill a tractor-trailer tanker - from a warehouse in the historic community of Port Union, Newfoundland.
(c) BBC '19.

Pppppst! anyone want a few raw ice cubes?  Wink
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« Reply #907 on: February 16, 2019, 12:49:05 am »

Vodka firm loses valuable iceberg water in apparent heist.

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A Canadian vodka distiller has lost 30,000 litres of valuable iceberg water in what appears to be a heist.

Iceberg Vodka CEO David Meyers says he is mystified as to who - or why - someone would have stolen the water.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say someone made away with the liquid - enough to fill a tractor-trailer tanker - from a warehouse in the historic community of Port Union, Newfoundland.
(c) BBC '19.

Pppppst! anyone want a few raw ice cubes?  Wink


Broken link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47232355

The water was in liquid form when stolen, and how they plan to convince black market buyers that this is iceberg water will be interesting to see. *whispers in the street* "Psst. Hey! You want iceberg water? I got all you want here buddy. *opens overcoat* What do you mean this ain't berg water man? This is legit!!"
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« Reply #908 on: February 16, 2019, 03:55:30 pm »

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Discussion of the theft of 30 000 litres of iceberg water.
My first thought upon hearing of this was that the thieves thought the water had already been turned into vodka, but that sounds too much like a bad Newfie joke.

Actually, the whole thing sounds like a bad Newfie joke.
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« Reply #909 on: February 26, 2019, 10:39:34 pm »

My local super is selling chocolate Easter bunnies.
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« Reply #910 on: February 26, 2019, 11:45:56 pm »

My local super is selling chocolate Easter bunnies.
OK... 53 days in advance... get them while you can  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #911 on: February 26, 2019, 11:47:37 pm »

In other bunny news... yesterday at the Oscars:


Melissa McCarthy and Brian Tyree Henry Present the Oscar for Costume Design

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« Reply #912 on: February 27, 2019, 07:22:22 am »

My local super is selling chocolate Easter bunnies.

Mine starts selling Hot Cross Buns on Boxing Day, so they were probably baked 'fresh' on the 24th.
Not that I really mind, a fruit bun is still a fruit bun any day of the year.

It used to be that the Easter Eggs were remelted from all the unsold Xmas and Valentine's Day remnants, now it's likely an unbroken annual production cycle
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« Reply #913 on: February 28, 2019, 02:21:25 pm »

I totally agree. The fruit buns with an X should be available all year round (even without an X).

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« Reply #914 on: April 09, 2019, 08:18:34 pm »

Note left on police car during Shirley burglary probe.

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Police officers investigating a burglary returned to their car to find a warning note threatening to clamp it for using a residents' parking spot.

The handwritten message was discovered after police made an arrest for a suspected distraction burglary at a house in Shirley, Solihull, on Sunday.
(c) BBC '19.

What the flipping heck is in the water?
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« Reply #915 on: April 30, 2019, 02:19:49 am »

DIY medicine:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/04/looping-created-insulin-pump-underground-market/588091/

And Unintended Consequences:
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/04/why-accidents-like-notre-dame-fire-happen/587956/

WTF moment:
- Details on new 737 Max 8 jets "Boeing 737 Crash Caused By New Safety System Pilots Weren’t Told Existed"
    with over 2 yr old known software problems. crashed, due to software overriding pilots (more on this in separate thread)

- Notre-Dame cathedral standing since 12th century burned before our eyes.
 
If Notre-Dame stood for so many centuries, why did modern safety systems fail with special fire-safety procedures and on-site firefighter and security?

instead of relying on simple automatic sprinklers that could ruin paintings and art on false alarm, they installed a complex computerized alarm/alert system.
a computer bug located the fire in the wrong place.

Take-away points:
1) For centuries, Notre Dame was guarded by human watchmen, and it never burned till now
    The Great Morons In Charge are relying on overly complex systems that are poorly linked , (and clearly inadequate testing) to cut costs.

2) Insanely complex systems, including Flight Systems, are being treated like cell phone apps that can just be stuck together with gum.
     This has been quietly biting us in the ass for years but up till now the Corporate hushups worked.  now it's all starting to hit the fan.
     I am tempted to research some of the other unexplained airline crashes over the last 10 years, but I really don't need to go down that dark chasm,    Embarrassed

huge rant concerning what I found to follow on a separate deletable topic.

sadly
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