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Do you guys like hiking/backpacking? Which are your fave spots and trails that you've done? Care to share a pic or two?

Same about wild camping. You like that sort of thing? Do you have some tips regarding the most efficient organization of the luggage, what are the most essential things I should bring along? Thanks!
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I'm not sure this list of FB types if too exhaustive, and besides, who would ever fit into a single category, amirite? But still. Which of the 4 options might you be generally gravitating towards?

1) Selfie type
2) Relationship builder
3) Town cryer
4) Window shopper

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Not sure if true, but if is, then WOW.

These Plans For A High-Tech UK Border Wall Might Even Be Dumber Than Trump's

"Plans formulated by a think tank for a high-tech border between the UK and Ireland have been met with derision, because essentially the plan is to have drones and airships patrol the border like we're living in a steampunk dystopian future. ... A proposed solution from the Legatum Institute is to deploy drones, airships, and hot air balloons to patrol the border at all times. They say that "persistent surveillance of the border region" could be achieved through a combination of these unmanned arial vehicles and aerostats (airships or hot air balloons)."

I don't know, maybe the "think" part in think-tank is not too appropriate in this case.
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20 years after NASA launched the Cassini probe toward Saturn, and 305 years after the death of its namesake, the bus-sized gadget is having the last moments of its mission. In a plunge into the atmosphere of the 5th planet, it will send a last batch of images, and will be no more. Just after 6:32 a.m. ET, Cassini will turn into a meteor, and burst to pieces.

Links for watching live:
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Who would've thought that posing with an axe, or lying in the bath-tub covered in noodles, or against the background of dead animals would help you hook up with a partner? Seems like these Russian girls have found the way! They must've realized that there's a buyer for every commodity. Just imagine these buyers!

A handful of specimens )
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Trump doesn't seem to care about nature very much...
...And nature sure doesn't care about him either.


Trump said climate change is a lie.
The climate said, hold my beer.


Oh, and Charlie Hebdo strikes again.

On a side note, is it OK to joke about Irma hitting Mar-a-Lago?

...I hope all of you guys are safe, wherever you are. This will be getting worse before it gets any better.
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Suppose you live in the world of Game of Thrones, and you had to incorporate a technology from the modern world.

Which one would it be, and why? =)

(By the way, here is an attempt to analyse why Westeros still hasn't had an Industrial Revolution).
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I'd kill to get a massage like this! :-D

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A huge empty city, but not like those in China. It's a capital, the capital of Myanmar. Built in the middle between the country's two biggest cities, intended to prevent any colour revolutions through sheer size and city planning. Fascinating and disturbing at the same time.

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"The scariest part about North Korea is, it could be anywhere".

Sums it all up, methinks.

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Admit it. Videogames have shaped your generation too. They continue to influence popular culture today of course, but can you tell us which videogames had the most influence on you?

A while ago, Time came out with a comprehensive list of what are probably the most influential videogames of all time. From Mortal Kombat to Super Mario to Sim City, Tetris, Pac Man, etc etc.

Oh, and if you had to be a (human) videogame character, which one would you pick? I'd say Lara Croft.
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The rightful heir of the iron missle!
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A cool festival of avant-garde arts happened in a remote Balkan village called Staro Zhelezare (Old Ironville).

Caption: The real avant-garde is born in the countryside! Long live the authentic rural art!

There was a parade on the village streets. A mock event of some sorts. A tractor followed by youngsters carrying commie-time style slogans, dressed in garments from that epoch. The slogans were much in the spirit of commie propaganda, except now they were praising avant-garde art. But the big hit on the day was the graffiti. Murals painted all around the village, on brick walls and houses, depicted some of the world's most prominent politicians, celebs and other figures of importance, in unusual situations. Some examples:

Read more... )
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Our Friday nonsense installment features the teaching story of one Michael Elliott from Oregon, who received a piece of fake news on his death bed. Fake, but enough to put his soul to rest in his final moments:

"And the last thing she said to him was "Donald Trump has been impeached." Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded."

Damn! She lied to him on his death bed? That deserves a haunting for sure! Or maybe God gave Mike's ex a peek into the future? One can only hope...
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What other weird specimens could you tell us about, hmmm?

See more... )
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...They go around and kill themselves.

Elon Musk may've become the umpteenth high-profile hi-tech celebrity futurist who has cried doom and gloom about the potential threat from AIs taking over the world and eradicating humankind on a whim...

...But apparently we're still a long way from there, as shown by the fate of this poor little R2D2 who somehow decided he had had enough, and plunged himself to a swift electrocution death in a water fountain in DC the other day.

Caution, the footage can be disturbing for the more robo-love inclined... )
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Today's portion of Friday nonsense features one Sequim, Washington resident who mowed the word AHOLE into their lawn so it could be viewed from space...

Oh, sweet neighbour relations...
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This is pretty disturbing (and not just the picture)...

Scientists Have A Dark Warning For You About Sex Robots

Scientists from the Foundation For Responsible Robotics have released a report asking society to consider a possible future where humans have sex with robots, and have outlined some things that society needs to do to prepare for that future. ...

Westworld/Humans, anyone?

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