Odd Stuff (Part 2)

An anti-drone system that sneezes targets to death? Would that be a DARPA project? You betcha

“The primary drone negation mechanism shoots strong, stringy streamers from reusable interceptors that foul propellers causing loss of propulsion.”

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So, SillyString?

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Prez Biden narrowly escapes cicada assassination attempt, hunkers down in Cornwall

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Begun, the sneeze wars have.

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Holy Roller

Gambling habit! :laughing:

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Happy Yarn Bombing Day!

eta: If only Ted Kaczynski had taken up knitting. He could still be out there surprising people with not entirely unwelcome packages.

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Wow, I hadn’t heard about the shortage.
This sentence in the article has me scratching my head:

Under the pretense that his friend was coming to game, the robber asked the owner for a garbage bag

I know it was to get him out of the room, but does gaming produce a lot of garbage?

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I was wondering how far he had to go to get a garbage bag. Opening all those PC and extracting the cards isn’t going to be quick or subtle.

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BOFH: Despite the extremely hazardous staircase, our IT insurance agreement is at an all-time low. Can’t think why


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China arrests over 1000 for using cryptocurrency to help launder proceeds of phone scams

China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies has reached a new crescendo, with the nation’s Ministry of Public Security on Wednesday proclaiming it has arrested over 1000 people and shut down 170 gangs that provided crypto-linked money-laundering services.
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Ireland warned it could face ‘rolling blackouts’ if it doesn’t address data centres’ demand for electricity

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No more fucking data centres. I’m so angry.

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“It is not something I have heard happening before,” Robbins said of the incident Friday. “So many things would have had to happen to end up in the path of a feeding whale.”

Unless you’re in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, that is. Then it’s just a matter of setting course for Ninevah.

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