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Kol
28 August 2016 @ 12:00 am
A galaxy has been detected, which is made up almost entirely of dark matter. This may force astrophysicists to re-think their models of the way galaxies are formed. Unless these ghostly objects are rather rare and/or only form in special environments such as a dense galaxy cluster, we may need to rewrite galaxy formation quite fundamentally. After all, no matter the existing hypotheses, you just don't argue with the evidence. (source)
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Kol
27 August 2016 @ 05:00 pm
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Kol
24 August 2016 @ 02:00 pm
On this day back in 2000, I had my first mIRC chat. That's the first online interaction that I can recall of. Shall we say this is an anniversary of me being on the Internets? :)

Time flies so fast...
 
 
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Kol
23 August 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Thanks, garote, for casually pointing me to a nice article about possible ways of seeing all six Apollo Moon landing sites with your own telescope. Now gotta go, I've got some work to do on the roof :) (source)
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Kol
22 August 2016 @ 09:00 pm
Hardly a month passes, and they find new evidence of (formerly?) liquid water on this celestial body or the other. Now our hot neighbour (huh hu huh) has shown signs of having been wet (!?) sometime in the past. Too bad those Venusians forgot to turn off the global warming. Sound familiar? (source)
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Kol
21 August 2016 @ 10:00 pm
The changing Boks team is still struggling to find its pace and style, obviously, but they did stage a tremendous comeback in the final minutes of their first Rugby Championship encounter against Argentina over the weekend. 17 pts in the final 10 mins after some brilliant rugby left us wondering why hadn't they found that spark much earlier. Still, a win is a win. But next week the young Boks will have to pull themselves together and perform much better, because the Pumas (Jaguares? hehe) will give us a much bigger fight in BsAs. (source)
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Kol
20 August 2016 @ 11:00 pm
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Kol
19 August 2016 @ 11:00 am
I don't know if those Dinamo fans were able to pull this elaborate stunt off by bribing some folks at the Steaua stadium, or the gate control were really that stupid... but they did a helluva job at trolling their city rivals, LOL!

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Kol
17 August 2016 @ 07:00 pm
Tantalising hints of a fifth fundamental force have popped up, potentially providing some insight into the workings of dark matter: (source).

Basically, it's a short-range force carried by a newly detected type of boson, which provides the interaction between electrons and neutrons, as opposed to the more familiar electron-proton interaction.
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Kol
16 August 2016 @ 11:00 pm
That's the only way that a Gunner could get gold these days, eh? A Kuwaiti skeet shooter at the Olympics was not required to wear a country sports uniform, as he competed as an indepentent athlete because his country's Olympic committee had been barred from participation due to government intervention in sports matters. This guy was still allowed to compete though, although only as an independent Olympian. So he put an Arsenal t-shirt, without even supporting the Gooners. And he won gold! Wow. (source)
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Kol
The little Pokemon buggers seem to be assaulting women in their own bedrooms now. A Russian woman said she woke up to find one on top of her in her bed. There's no hiding from them any more! (source)
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Kol
14 August 2016 @ 11:00 pm
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Kol
13 August 2016 @ 07:00 pm
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Kol
11 August 2016 @ 10:00 pm
As expected, Fiji has won the men's rugby 7s gold medal at the Olympics. In a trademark dominant fashion, the Fijians demolished Team UK in the final and took a historic victory. (source)

South Africa finished with the bronze, after a thorough thumping of Japan in the 3rd place final (SA were beaten by UK in the semi). (source)
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Kol
Because I'm afraid she won't be welcomed in a very good way by Kim.

North and South Korean gymnasts put politics aside to take a selfie together (source)

Politics is one thing; and the bickering and skirmishes between world leaders, too. But on a fundamental human level, we're all nice decent people, at the end of the day. Well, most of us, anyway.

I just hope the NK girl in this sweet pair won't follow the fate of her football brethren after the 2010 World Cup (shudder).
 
 
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Kol
08 August 2016 @ 09:00 pm
...Even the oldest vows stay silent.

A couple years ago, when Pogba was sold off by Man Utd to Juve, he vowed to never ever return to Manchester, whatever the amount. Now in 2016, he's been turned into the most expensive player in football history, and is making his way back from Turin to Man Yoo. Claiming to be "coming home" to "finish the job he started".

It's all about the money, naturally. And when money talks, well, you know.
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Kol
07 August 2016 @ 09:00 pm
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Kol
06 August 2016 @ 10:00 pm

Wellington’s Hurricanes beat the Lions 20-3 at Westpac Stadium to become the 2016 Super Rugby Champions.
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Kol
03 August 2016 @ 09:00 pm
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Kol
02 August 2016 @ 11:00 am

 
 
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Kol
01 August 2016 @ 09:00 pm
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Kol
20 February 2016 @ 06:00 pm
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Kol
05 April 2009 @ 08:00 pm





Alright, then. A promise is a promise. This poll here was the final trigger to prompt my comment on my own political stances, at long last. Dont be shocked.

I commented there, but here it is.
 
My political manifestoCollapse )

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[edit] I offered a solution, but under one condition. People's minds should change first, then people's way of perceiving the world, and with that, the prerequisites for my model coming reality would be in place. But not before that. I'm fully aware that we're not ready for that stage of society yet. Not so fast. We've seen what shit can happen when people are hurrying to jump into things they know little or nothing about, too fast.

And yet, the picture i viewed is ultimately the solution. And it WILL come true one day. Maybe not in my lifetime, but still, it will.

Either that or we'll go back to being monkeys. Or we'll just blow this whole place up.
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Kol
01 April 2006 @ 08:00 pm
My Personal tag. Only non-personal LJ entries that are newer than 1 month are visible now.
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