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EUROPE: PROUD PAGAN LOSERS

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J.K. Rowling on why she won't move to a tax heaven

kandinski: "I am indebted to the British welfare state; the very one that Mr Cameron would like to replace with charity handouts. When my life hit rock bottom, that safety net, threadbare though it had become under John Major’s Government, was there to break the fall"
kandinski: Original title: "The single mother's manifesto"
kandinski: Ending line: "I’ve never voted Tory before ... and they keep on reminding me why."

Cathodic Protection ... using sacrificial chunks of rust-prone metal attached to object desired not to rust, to absorb oxidative charges

thelink: used on ship hulls, for example
thelink: proof that rust is caused by charges which are mobile on conductive surfaces and attracted to different metals by varying degrees
thelink: or .. magic!
thelink: alternate explanations desired ;-) but the charges one has quite a lot of supporting evidence

real use of electrostatic discharge strap: it screams STAY THE FUCK AWAY to technically unqualified personel

thelink:
thelink: making >this< wireless version totally useless
thelink: STAY THE FUCK AWAY I'M DOING SOMETHING TECHNICAL. IT MIGHT EVEN BE DANGEROUS.

Icelandic volcanic ash alert ghrounds UK flights

rik: as well as all flights in Belgium, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the rest of the British Isles, and parts of Germany
rik: I guess the only thing to say is.. DAMMIT ASH!

FOX Business: European Economy Hurt by Secularism?

seti: Go fuck yourselves, Fox News & everybody who watches it. Seriously, go fuck yourselves. We'll wait.
Oliber: What he said, is that actually being broadcast!?
Oliber: "Capatolism is highly moral" - GG Fox news face
kandinski: It's a fucking Onion News Network skit
kandinski: Poe's law is inexorable
thelink: http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Poe%27s_Law
thelink: seti is still right, however. we'll wait. take your time.
thelink: your dress isn't straight. try again.

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