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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #25 on: 12:52, 27 March 13 »
Plutos demotion kind of put an end to that prophecy anyway didn't it?

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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #26 on: 16:16, 27 March 13 »
I don't know how many planets Nostradamus knew of, but it was not nine, and it still isn't nine.
Isn't there something about the nine circles of hell?

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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #27 on: 16:26, 27 March 13 »
I don't know how many planets Nostradamus knew of, but it was not nine, and it still isn't nine.
Isn't there something about the nine circles of hell?

Yeah, the nine round-abouts on my way to work :D

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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #28 on: 16:40, 27 March 13 »
Yeah, the nine round-abouts on my way to work :D
And you have to go that route every day. That sure sounds like hell. ;)
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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #29 on: 17:22, 27 March 13 »
I change my route frequently, just to confuse those black helicopters and satellites above ;)

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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #30 on: 22:06, 27 March 13 »
Bloody sneaky those Black Helicopters hey? I mean a couple of years ago I was driving down the new bit of carriageway between Abbeyfeale and Castleisland, nothing else on the road, minding my own business, cruising along at 140mph and suddenly out of nowhere a black helicopter dropped down low beyond the bridge I was about to go under, facing me. Bloody brilliant though, I felt like I was in something like Ridge Racer :D:D:D

Do you also wear a tin foil hat to stop them reading your mind? An old dorm mate convinced me they really do work and while I am not totally convinced I certainly see less black helicopters these days :)

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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #31 on: 08:22, 28 March 13 »
Plutos demotion kind of put an end to that prophecy anyway didn't it?

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It would be nice to know the age of the planet which is now part of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and when it was destroyed.  :D  Probably long before Nostradamus.


Pluto has since been replaced with other planets.  :D
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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #32 on: 10:23, 28 March 13 »
@Beaker: Tinfoil was yesterday. Today's paranoid have a transmitter in their hat transmitting false thoughts :D

@AMSDOS: I thought the asteroid belt were fragments of the primordial solar nebula that never achieved accretion due to the size of the neighbouring planets? But I could be wrong. I never really paid attention in Astro :)

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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #33 on: 10:47, 28 March 13 »
@AMSDOS: I thought the asteroid belt were fragments of the primordial solar nebula that never achieved accretion due to the size of the neighbouring planets? But I could be wrong. I never really paid attention in Astro :)


Who knows.  :D
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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #34 on: 12:39, 28 March 13 »
@Beaker: Tinfoil was yesterday. Today's paranoid have a transmitter in their hat transmitting false thoughts :D
Transmission of false thoughts is not safe enough, as "they" could determine the true thoughts by collecting all the false thoughts and see what's left.

You need proper randomisation, like a radioactive source where the particles measured during radioactive decay determine which one of the true and false thoughts shall be transmitted.

Implementing the enhancements for my tinfoil hat now! The only question left iswhere to find a radioactive source. :D
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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #35 on: 14:02, 28 March 13 »
In a cheap smoke alarm :)

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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #36 on: 16:06, 28 March 13 »
In a cheap smoke alarm :)
Perfect! I think I'm safe ... for today. :D
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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #37 on: 18:45, 28 March 13 »
...or, wrist watches sold by Carrefour (true story; they recalled a batch a couple of years ago).

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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #38 on: 23:47, 28 March 13 »
...or, wrist watches sold by Carrefour (true story; they recalled a batch a couple of years ago).


Did it have asbestos in them or something?
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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #39 on: 13:22, 29 March 13 »
Whatever they use for nighttime lit-up dials :D

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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #40 on: 23:49, 29 March 13 »
Whatever they use for nighttime lit-up dials :D


This is bizarre because I was watching QI last night and Stephen Fry was talking about the discovery of Radium which is highly radioactive and how in the early days it was used in a great many things. Which includes watches for lighting up the hands. I wonder if that's what they use for the Analog watch faces these days?
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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #41 on: 22:04, 30 March 13 »
In the 70s when I grew up, I was told that the watches' hands contained phospor.
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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #42 on: 00:04, 31 March 13 »
In the 70s when I grew up, I was told that the watches' hands contained phospor.


That's probably what it is. I think the discovery of Radium was far earlier than that and by the time the 70s came around they would have most certainly know about the dangerous of it. QI were stating that back during the discovery of it, radium was used in many things and people were dying of all sorts of horrible diseases.
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Re: End of the world...
« Reply #43 on: 00:48, 31 March 13 »
... talking about the discovery of Radium which is highly radioactive ....
In contrast, its radiactivity is very weak. Therefore you can still find it in nature after billions of years after its creation in a sun. 226-Ra has a half life of 1602 years. Other elements have half lives of only parts of secons.
That shit coming from Tschernobyl had half lives between weeks and few years. That was highly radioactive  :) ;)
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