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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2017
     
    They used most of the parts for Star Trek.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    Weren't the Regan Laser (supposed to be) powered by Atomic explosions?
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    Donald Regan was allergic to lasers. They brought him out in a rash,
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    Hopefully another arms race will have some benefit for cheap access to space.

    Biological warfare risks all life on earth.
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    fuxxake
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTime1 day ago
     
    Global Military lasers see robust growth and soon will be over 1 billion in research and sales.

    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/03/global-military-lasers-see-robust.html
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTime1 day ago
     
    Makes me long for the good old days when lasers were a solution looking for a problem. This puts a whole new meaning on that.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTime1 day ago
     
    I recall that one of the first uses demonstrated for the ruby pulsed laser was as a typewriter correction device--it vaporized the ink of the erroneous character. Of course, lift-off tape was a bit safer...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTime1 day ago
     
    Tattoo removal is similar. Of course, not getting a tattoo is a bit safer, cheaper, and less painful at the beginning and the end.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTime1 day ago edited
     
    Posted By: AngusMakes me long for the good old days when lasers were a solution looking for a problem. This puts a whole new meaning on that.


    I remember reading about that in the new scientist, the good old days it only cost a bob.

    Not the laser.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTime1 day ago edited
     
    Now the laser would cost a bob if there were any bobs left. New Scientist costs a lot more.

    Great heavens! I just worked out that a shilling is worth just 5 new pence!! Shudder.
    (It's many ages since I used to have to make change in the old coinage, and a shilling was worth a lot more than 5 new pence then, even though new pence hadn't been invented.)

    Do they still call them "new" pence?
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    More importantly, does anyone still remember what "tuppence hayp'ny" means? And is anything still that cheap?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTime19 hours ago edited
     
    2 1/2 d is worth pretty close to 1 new penny..

    Nothing on earth is that cheap any more.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTime18 hours ago
     
    Them there socialists politicians and the slimelords have a lot to be punished for.

    They should all be trimmed.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTime14 hours ago
     
    Pennies not new any longer, new pound coin about to be introduced though and plastic tenners.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTime13 hours ago
     
    Welcome to the bimetallic era.

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    The Bearly? As in, barely able to buy a cup of coffee?
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTime8 hours ago
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinMore importantly, does anyone still remember what "tuppence hayp'ny" means? And is anything still that cheap?
    Fewer and fewer people seem to give a tuppenny fuck about any of that these days ...
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTime7 hours ago
     
    Donald Trump will replace the US dollar with the Trump Regular Order: Usually Barely Legitimate Enrichment, but because that literally spells TROUBLE, he will graciously drop the references to the Trump Order bits, so he will simply replace the US dollar with the ruble ...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTime7 hours ago
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinThe Bearly? As in, barely able to buy a cup of coffee?


    Most commonly called a "toonie". Some have described it as showing the Queen with a bear behind.