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My favorite PR makeover of the Galactic Empire of Star Wars is the fan video TROOPS.
They're just working people trying to keep order in the vast galaxy.
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yeah, that part is a bit hard to believe. I don't know how they could have stored music on x-rays on a kitchen-table basis. The article doesn't seem to say anything about the process, but I'd be interested to know how it was accomplished. There's a Japanese company that made a wonderful plastic cup phonograph that cut a groove using a needle, but I'd think that such audio-cutting into an X-ray sheet would be really poor quality, since they had access to reel-to-reel tape.
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/edicup-tm.jpg
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Thank you. I recently read about this in an article about the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor); a fusion energy research project. The project has booked time on the Mare Nostrum, and I was fascinated by the name and the location of this computer. The photo is a beautiful and haunting juxtaposition of old and new.
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Proverbs 26:26-27
(26)Though his hatred covers itself with guile, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. (27)He who digs a pit will fall into it, And he who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.
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Neil Degrasse Tyson told them that they had the globe spinning the wrong direction. It was harder to re-mount the motor than it was to turn the globe over.
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The same process is used to create 'baby' carrots. The man who developed this product died in 2005
http://www.nysun.com/obituaries/mike-yurosek-82-farmer-who-invented-baby-carrots/16046/
Until then, broken or misshapen carrots were of very low value. They could be used for carrot juice or animal fodder or pre-cut carrots for freezing or canning. Yurosek combined an automatic cutter and potato peeling machine to cut and then abrade carrot pieces into the familiar 'baby' shapes we see today.
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So, the Japanese are self-regulating and orderly. The Germans also want to be orderly, but feel that they must install an orderly infrastructure to act as a framework (for efficiency?). Americans and Aussies are (sorry, I hope not to offend) pretty similar. EXCEPT that Americans may travel in single-sex groups occasionally. Some Americans also kinda-sorta try to get their ducks in a row, but don't want to be too rigid about it, since they're on vacation. The French are unruly, but some attempt to set themselves as an example, vainly hoping that the others will get a clue.
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Insects are able to see things much faster than we do. A fluorescent light is supposed to appear to an insect as a blinking light, since they flash at 60 cycles per second. A CRT television, then, would appear as a blinking light scanning across the screen, tracking from top to bottom, then starting again from the top, but offset by one line. I would think that this test can only work with modern LCD monitors, and would fail with a CRT.
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Here's a page that mentions another Boop-Oop-a-Doop girl: Blondie of Blondie and Dagwood!
http://bettyboop.com/2014/04/17/boop-oop-a-doop/
Her maiden name was Blondie Boopadoop. Dagwood, the heir to a great fortune, was so in love with her that he endured a hunger strike to force his father's approval of their wedding. In the end, he suffered to be disowned rather than give up his girl.
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This is a fork for extracting olives from an olive barrel. It has a convenient device for ejecting impaled olives from the tines. I'm surprised they still make these.
Jedi Academy, XL
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"Barkley Marathons?" What kind of wimpy name is that? If you want an exciting prison-themed athletic event, you can't beat the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
http://www.escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com/

Swim the frigid shark-infested waters of San Francisco Bay, with deadly currents that can sweep you halfway to Japan!

If you make landfall, you then have to assault a random bicycle courier and steal his bike for the second event: a bicycle race through the deadly gauntlet of The Financial District!

Finally, running at top speed up the sisyphean hills of San Francisco!

Only the best and toughest will survive! Only the survivors can win!
(OK, I think I exaggerate a bit on some of the details)
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At Crunchyroll News, there was a post about this promotion:

In commemoration of the releases, the retailers across Japan will distribute "Fujimiya Kaori no Nakeru Tissue" (Kaori's tissue paper for your tears) for free on the release day. [release of the opening song single]
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I can't believe Paramount would have passed up such a great product placement opportunity. The permission to use the Klingon insignia on a NASA mission patch would have been there for the asking, I'm sure.
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I look at the present-day photos, showing free people enjoying the fruits of their liberty and decades of prosperity on those once-bloody beaches and towns, and wonder at the great gift bestowed on us by the brave fighters on that day. We live in a time of almost unprecedented peace and security in the Western world, in which the nations of Europe, long rivals and enemies, do not raise arms against each other or scheme and plot each others' downfall.
I may view the photos with a blind eye to today's troubles and injustice, but today's Europe is indeed a beachhead for international unity and peace that slowly advances against the forces of violent invasion (I'm looking at you, Putin!). I am glad that the struggle could be won.
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