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The dude abides
at 11:21 20 Sep 2018

20 years on:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/sep/20/the-big-lebowski-review-the-dude-je

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Leave those wasps alone
at 12:50 19 Sep 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45566304

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They are pretty cynical
at 21:26 18 Sep 2018

For such a good attacking team they are very cynical with their fouls.

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Been better this half
at 21:02 18 Sep 2018

Not saying much I know but everyone loves a melee.

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No attacking threat
at 20:27 18 Sep 2018

He needs to bring Nolan and Edwards on and attack. Needs to be done before 60 minutes if nothing changes.

We need to score, at the moment they look like they will score again anyway. He bought those players, he should back them.

Nice bit of play from Harrison but no end product.

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Bornean orangutans facing extinction
at 09:48 18 Sep 2018

This is really sad. I went to Borneo about 12 years ago and was lucky enough to see them in the wild but even then on the short flight across the island (about 30 minutes) you could see the forest being clear for palm plantations. Seems like it's accelerated since then and it's quite surprising to hear than palm oil is in 50% of UK supermarket products. It wasn't just the orangutans which were amazing though, all the animal life there was diverse and the pygmy elephants were amazing and also under threat.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/orangutan-indonesia-endangered-p

"An area the size of a football pitch is destroyed every 25 seconds – or 146 every hour – as land is razed, figures show."

"In 16 years, 148,000 Bornean orangutans have been wiped out, and all three species are classed as critically endangered – just one step away from being extinct in the wild."

"The deforestation is also putting elephants, rhinos and tigers in serious danger, Greenpeace says, with at least two-thirds of Sumatran elephant rainforest habitat destroyed by humans, fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinos left, and only two “robust” breeding Sumatran tiger populations still alive."

Hard to blame the Malaysians and Indonesians, they are just trying to make a life for themselves. Something needs to be done though or time will run out. I fully acknowledge it's easy to say something to be done but harder to ensure something is done or even change ones own habits.

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This is pretty interesting
at 23:05 15 Sep 2018

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-party-tory-uk-brexit-left-

Seems to fly totally in the face of a lot what was posted on here last week.

In other news, watching MOTD and Fraser was superb. Surely the best loanee of recent times.

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The French are going to want their country back
at 15:48 14 Sep 2018

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cornwall-france-geology-england-devon

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Let your imaginations run wild
at 11:58 14 Sep 2018

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/alien-conspiracy-sunspot-observatory-

I'm sure we can come up with some excellent conspiracy theories for this one.

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The Atlantic is looking busy
at 12:13 12 Sep 2018

Been a quiet hurricane season but looks like maybe there is a sting in the tail:

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Helene and Disruption 2 might give us some grief next week. Looks like the US are on top of their evacuation so hopefully all should be fine when Florence hits.

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Great for people who dislike causality
at 09:27 12 Sep 2018

https://physicsworld.com/a/quantum-mechanics-defies-causal-order-experiment-conf

A follows B except when it doesn't.

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More coming out on the Uighur situation in China
at 11:45 11 Sep 2018

Sounds pretty horrible:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-uighur-muslims-xinjiang-prov

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Amazon dash button
at 16:11 10 Sep 2018

So I was taking a look at the turmeric tea recommended by connor on the drinks thread and this thing came up on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Dash-Button/b/ref=sn_gfs_pr_325dash_promo_325das

Has there ever been a more pointless invention?

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Important cheese discovery
at 06:58 9 Sep 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-45408848

Earliest evidence of cheese making pushed back to 7000 years ago in Croatia.

That's good work from our ancestors, focus on important things early in our development.

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This is an interesting study
at 22:27 8 Sep 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45435593

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Del Potro
at 10:13 8 Sep 2018

Into his first grand slam final in 9 years after an absolutely horrific run of injuries:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/45455869

He would have been right up there with the big 4 if his career hadn't been destroyed by injuries. He actually had to change his entire backhand because of injuries.

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This seems to happen a lot in Spain
at 22:28 7 Sep 2018

Before:



After:



Oh dear.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/07/keen-spanish-parishoner-gives-15th-c

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10/4 from the bandit
at 22:19 6 Sep 2018

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45441860



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Interesting long read on the Elgin marbles
at 12:18 6 Sep 2018

Really interesting read, quite a lot of subtleties I wasn't aware of:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/elgin-marbles-parthenon-sculptures

I apologise that there is a dig at Corbyn in the article, it does however go on to explain why his position is far too simplistic on this issue.

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This is cool
at 10:55 6 Sep 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/06/worlds-largest-offshore-wind

The drone footage is great:



Anyone else think wind farms look great? I love them adding to the landscape, the mix of nature and humanity.

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