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  1. Thread: RIP Leonard Nimoy

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    Canadians have a unique way of showing respect...

    Canadians have a unique way of showing respect (and it's legal!):

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/spocking-laurier-on-5-not-illegal-says-bank-of-canada-1.2978860
  2. Thread: RIP Leonard Nimoy

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    I would be shortchanging the man if I didn't note...

    I would be shortchanging the man if I didn't note that he of course wasn't just Spock, but also an avid photographer and poet. He also had a very successful career as a director, helming projects...
  3. Thread: RIP Leonard Nimoy

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    RIP Leonard Nimoy

    This deserves its own thread, not a tag-on to a 6 year old one about a movie.

    Leonard Nimoy -- the actor behind the iconic Mr. Spock -- died today of complications from COPD. He was 83. He was...
  4. Well, I think he's slated for the March cover of...

    Well, I think he's slated for the March cover of AARP Monthly...
  5. Thread: Better Call Saul!

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    And also became Breaking Bad at that point, only...

    And also became Breaking Bad at that point, only with Saul/James going through the rude awakening that Walter did.

    Anyway, I think it'll be a fun show. I'm sure we'll end up seeing a bunch of...
  6. Thread: Better Call Saul!

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    Better Call Saul!

    First two episodes aired this week. I'm currently working through them. First half-hour is a bit slow, but seems to capture some of the Breaking Bad magic (including a few familiar locations). ...
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    This is probably in response to future plans by...

    This is probably in response to future plans by Tim Horton's:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/tim-hortons-concept-store-coffee-flavoured-beer-digital-menus-1.2709580
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    Roald Dahl's personal experience with measles: a...

    Roald Dahl's personal experience with measles: a must read for those who are on the fence about vaccinations.
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    Now *this* is weather acting funny! ...

    Now *this* is weather acting funny!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO1oCWz0PXI
  10. Thread: optical illusion?

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    It's kind of neat, from a thought-experiment...

    It's kind of neat, from a thought-experiment perspective.... but I think the artist had a baseball diamond in mind when it was done (unless it's an actual CAD drawing, in which case I'm at a loss for...
  11. Yes. Liar, cheater and swindler is hardly the...

    Yes. Liar, cheater and swindler is hardly the paragon of virtue I would want my daughter to be presented as a "role model."
  12. Thread: Gravity

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    No worries. Actually, warping spacetime is a...

    No worries. Actually, warping spacetime is a fairly common occurrence. In fact, we all do it every day, as does every other mass in the universe. That's gravity!

    This is a problem of the media...
  13. Thread: Gravity

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    Where do you get the "serious consequences"...

    Where do you get the "serious consequences" quote? It's not in the article (nor is it particularly true). Gravitation is a notoriously weak force, and gravitational waves couldn't knock a flea off...
  14. His 'hometown' is probably associated with his...

    His 'hometown' is probably associated with his club membership (which is based in Toronto). As someone pointed out, he's a dual citizen if his father was born in Canada. So, he gets to claim those...
  15. Wiki? P'shaw! ...

    Wiki? P'shaw!

    https://www.athletics.ca/profile_new.asp?pID=21129
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    Zamperini got a lot a airtime at today's Rose...

    Zamperini got a lot a airtime at today's Rose Parade. He was named the Grand Marshall in May of last year, a few months before his death. His son represented him.
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    The entire indoor Canadian University circuit...

    The entire indoor Canadian University circuit uses these "odd" distances: 60m, 300m, 600m, 1000m, etc..., which I might add don't seem odd to me at all because they were commonplace at meets I...
  18. First trailer released today -- Happy...

    First trailer released today -- Happy Thanksgiving!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE
  19. Thread: Whither Cos?

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    Forget Godwin's law. Would OJ get the same...

    Forget Godwin's law. Would OJ get the same reception from football or Naked Gun enthusiasts?
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    Make that the Memorial Marion Barry Hall of Fame:...

    Make that the Memorial Marion Barry Hall of Fame:
    ...
  21. Thread: Landing on a comet

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    A potentially monumental discovery: organic...

    A potentially monumental discovery: organic molecules on the comet. Could be a clue as to the origins of life on Earth (and elsewhere?).
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  22. Thread: Landing on a comet

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    It's dead, Jim. Philae's (the lander) battery has...

    It's dead, Jim. Philae's (the lander) battery has drained. Although it had solar panels, it bounced twice upon landing at the designated spot, and ended up in a cliff's shadow. Contact was lost...
  23. Thread: Landing on a comet

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    Here's an earlier animation showing Rosetta's...

    Here's an earlier animation showing Rosetta's trajectory from launch to comet meet-up. Gives you an idea where this is all taking place -- outside Jupiter's orbit! It makes you appreciate the fact...
  24. Thread: Interstellar

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    I'm certainly interested to see it. Nolan's...

    I'm certainly interested to see it. Nolan's films have generally hit the mark, so I hope this doesn't disappoint.

    Kip Thorne (who somehow snagged executive producer credit!) is an emeritus...
  25. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    I can't tell if you're being facetious or not. ...

    I can't tell if you're being facetious or not. But personally, I don't let my daughter outside at night, because she might be hit by a falling meteor....
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