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In the News
« on: April 21, 2012, 09:30:23 PM »
This will just be a pinned thread for rolling news chatter, like a discussion & debate form of the Booze Up. Just post and comment on any interesting news items you find out on the webs.


As a start, it looks like the economic crisis might be going to claim another government; if there's a list of rules for central European diplomacy, surely "Don't ignore the population of Prague" is very high up on it...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17799937
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Re: In the News
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 03:02:20 AM »
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 10:09:09 PM »
That's pretty cool!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17868789
This is pretty scary - all about cyberwars et cetera. The amount of stuff that could be damaged by hacking is pretty scary...

I mean, is it just me, or should it be the case that the military or high-security nuclear facilities use different protcols and networks to the rest of us? I mean, the computers at a nuclear plant which control the plant just shouldn't be connected to the internet - otherwise it's really quite a big potential risk.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 07:16:30 PM »
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I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: In the News
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 10:13:14 AM »
Looks like new elections are on the cards for Greece, with Syriza the likely winners... on the plus side, at least they'll probably be decisive. I guess their lack of administrative experience could pose a problem, on the minus side. I think that the Germans will probably just cut them loose and kick them out of the Euro rather than renegotiate bailout deals.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 10:20:30 PM »
Oh, so that's what is wrong with me.

But seriously that is quite f'ed up.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2012, 10:43:17 PM »
Ew. I think that's about as much as can be said there...
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Re: In the News
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 11:22:19 PM »
I could almost post this one in the boob thread:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47504332/ns/world_news-europe/#.T7q9D8W-0nk

Not interesting, but still. ;)
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Re: In the News
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2012, 06:21:44 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18221461

This is very depressing and worrying... and abhorrent. Syria's military just seems to be out of control now.
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Re: In the News
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2012, 07:10:56 PM »
Sick, just sick. And this will only embolden the protesters...
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Re: In the News
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 10:28:33 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18280997
I thought this was kinda cute. :P
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