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by lex-man » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:51 pm

I thought it might be cool to have a place to share interesting articles that we've found online so others can discuss them.

Anyway I offer up this article about vertical farming. It sounds like a pretty interesting idea.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/ ... l_facebook

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:25 am

Yep vertical farming is interesting and if we can combine it with using insects as animal feed we could increase food production a fair bit.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/10/ ... nimal-feed

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:27 am

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin will partner with Boom to build and test plane to succeed where Concorde failed – ‘this lets you commute’ across oceans.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... ness-class

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:30 am

This is being built not that far from me.

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https://www.hybridairvehicles.com/aircraft/airlander-10

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by Lagamorph » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:32 am

Why do people keep trying to make blimps a thing again?

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:46 am

Garland Twinkleballs wrote:Why do people keep trying to make blimps a thing again?


The theory of using them for freight transportation is sound as it's quicker than travel over land and will use a fraction of the fuel. These airships don't require large landing areas so are ideal for the UK. The real mystery to me is why they haven't been made to work yet.

This thing is far from a blimp by the way it's bloody massive. It's 91m long and an A380 is only 72.72m.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


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by Ecno » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:00 am

I was a bit disappointed to find out you couldn't go on a blimp 'Sky Cruise'.

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Peter Crisp wrote:The real mystery to me is why they haven't been made to work yet.

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by Peter Crisp » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:13 am

They don't use hydrogen any more so that's not going to happen.
There have been plenty of plane crashes but we still use those.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:17 am

Stupid naturally safe helium.

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PostRe: The Awesome Articles Thread
by Tomous » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:52 am

Nice idea for a thread, I shall get reading.

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by Peter Crisp » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:11 am

Two supersonic prototypes move towards first flights in 2017.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ts-433482/

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:48 am

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/10/the ... al-team-6/

Hyuuuuge exposé of Seal Team 6, the team infamous for taking down Bin Laden. Fanatically narrative, genuinely interesting.

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by Preezy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:28 am

Thanks for sharing Taf, I'll be reading this whilst pretending to do work.

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by Preezy » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:19 am

Tafdolphin wrote:https://theintercept.com/2017/01/10/the-crimes-of-seal-team-6/

Hyuuuuge exposé of Seal Team 6, the team infamous for taking down Bin Laden. Fanatically narrative, genuinely interesting.

This was a really interesting read.

I'm not surprised that special ops guys have committed atrocities, it must be a surreal existence. And despite all the bad stuff they do, I'm still glad they're out there killing the bad guys.

Does remind me of the classic Nietzsche quote "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster." Very apt.

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by <]:^D » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:17 pm

amazing article; thanks for posting it Taf.
and im surprised at you Preezy, this kind of behaviour by the US is just fuel to the fire

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by Preezy » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:04 pm

<]:^D wrote:amazing article; thanks for posting it Taf.
and im surprised at you Preezy, this kind of behaviour by the US is just fuel to the fire

I never said I agreed with it, quite the opposite. But I'm not surprised that it happens, when you have professional killers doing what they want they'll tend to end up doing bad things, that's just history repeating itself.

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by <]:^D » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:43 pm

fair enough matey

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by lex-man » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:57 am

Not really awesome, but quite interesting.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... g-children

Also stuff on the fight over Prince's estate.

http://www.vulture.com/2016/08/prince-e ... chaos.html


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