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(From Rossignol).

Lumme, that’s amazing. Either someone’s spent hours making thousands of remote controlled special effects, or bio-organic lifeforms are with us. I sincerely hope it’s the latter.

Can we hurry up and live in the future now? Dammit, I want scientists meddling with our genetic code, I want implants and cyborg elements, I want plants with fricking thumbs.

Voigt-Kampf Industries MODEL VK2016v1.5

Voigt-Kampf Industries MODEL VK2016v1.5

Neat-o. (Not Netto). A working Voight-Kampff tester. Well, working in that it makes the motions, shows your eye on the screen, the bellow work and so on. It still can’t tell the difference between replicants and humans as there are no humans. I mean, replicants. Course I mean replicants, ho and indeed ho.

Societies worse off ‘when they have God on their side’ – Britain – Times Online

Societies worse off ‘when they have God on their side’ – Britain – Times Online: “The paper, published in the Journal of Religion and Society, a US academic journal, reports: “Many Americans agree that their churchgoing nation is an exceptional, God-blessed, shining city on the hill that stands as an impressive example for an increasingly sceptical world.

“In general, higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy and abortion in the prosperous democracies.

“The United States is almost always the most dysfunctional of the developing democracies, sometimes spectacularly so….

“The non-religious, proevolution democracies contradict the dictum that a society cannot enjoy good conditions unless most citizens ardently believe in a moral creator.

“The widely held fear that a Godless citizenry must experience societal disaster is therefore refuted.”””

X-Prize man launches rocket race

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | X-Prize man launches rocket race: “Peter Diamandis, the man behind the $10m X-Prize for suborbital space travel, has brought forward his new initiative: the Rocket Racing League.

The RRL will see Grand Prix-style races between rocket planes, flown by top pilots through a ‘3D trackway’ just 5,000ft (1,500m) above the ground.”

Fantastic. I hope all the pilots are convicts flying for their chance at freedom. As long as some blond mormon kid doesn’t get a surprise win and become Darth Vader, I’m all for this.