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Re: Russia

Postby Fid » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:41 pm

That's brilliant, team boxing probably be popular among high schoolers. I liked the shirts vs. skins bare knuckle version
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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:50 pm

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Re: Russia

Postby Fid » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:41 am

Truth be told watches in '86 did require a bit of exorcism to work correctly hence the guy on the right, door open to let the Julian calendar demons out.
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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:05 am

Fid wrote:Truth be told watches in '86 did require a bit of exorcism to work correctly hence the guy on the right, door open to let the Julian calendar demons out.
Brilliant! :lmao:

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:02 am

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:18 am

BBC wrote:Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot

The Federal Nuclear Centre in Sarov, western Russia, is a restricted area.

The centre's press service said: "There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining."

The supercomputer was not supposed to be connected to the internet - to prevent intrusion - and once the scientists attempted to do so, the nuclear centre's security department was alerted. They were handed over to the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian news service Mash says.
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The Federal Nuclear Centre reportedly employs up to 20,000 people and its supercomputer boasts a capacity of 1 petaflop, the equivalent of 1,000 trillion calculations per second.

Mining crypto-currencies requires great computational power and huge amounts of energy.

There have been reports of some other industrial facilities in Russia being used for crypto-mining, and one businessman reportedly bought two power stations for the activity.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43003740

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:59 am

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:55 am

BBC wrote:Russian spy: Nerve agent 'used to try to kill' Sergei Skripal

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found unconscious in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon and remain critically ill.

A police officer who was the first to attend the scene is now in a serious condition in hospital, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said.
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Mr Rowley, head of Counter Terrorism Policing, said government scientists had identified the agent used, but would not make that information public at this stage.

"This is being treated as a major incident involving attempted murder, by administration of a nerve agent," he said.

"Having established that a nerve agent is the cause of the symptoms... I can also confirm that we believe that the two people who became unwell were targeted specifically."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43323847

Putin following in the steps of Kim, and we are back to the "Bulgarian umbrella"? :|

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Re: Russia

Postby Grammatron » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:47 pm

pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Russia

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:51 am

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Re: Russia

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Re: Russia

Postby sparks » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:02 am

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Yes, yes: You've 'ad 'em both, and the short one didn't survive.

As read. :P
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Re: Russia

Postby Grammatron » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:24 pm

pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Russia

Postby Grammatron » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:24 pm

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pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Russia

Postby Boss Paul » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:45 pm

Double posting?!

Might as well cut off the heads of parking meters!
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You call the Captain "Captain!"

And you call the rest of us "Boss," you hear?!

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Re: Russia

Postby sparks » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:56 pm

"I guess you could say I wasn't thinkin' Captain."

You dumb, stupid fuck.
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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:32 am

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:51 am

Witness wrote:
BBC wrote:Russian spy: Nerve agent 'used to try to kill' Sergei Skripal

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:mrgreen:

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Re: Russia

Postby no one in particular » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:12 pm

Killing me with humorous lines will not Clark Kent the egg salad. ~Skeptoid

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