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Episode 95

The Reich Stuff

( Week 3 of Jun 2015 )

Segments: Wolves and baboons, cars and fuel gauges, Dinosaur fingers, Germany 1920
Sketches: Tech Support, Old Macdonald, Documentary

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Allen Rowbotham (legacy)

Smartzi 6 years ago

I feel that baboons would leave dogs way back in the dark as far as intelligence is concerned, there are many stories about their ability. Add to this their ferociousness and ability to work as a group and a pack of dogs would not stand a chance

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Greg Wah (legacy)

Co-Captain 6 years ago

Intelligent dog-monkeys! I hates them

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Allen Rowbotham (legacy)

Smartzi 6 years ago

Another story, told to me by my grandfather, concerns Baboons luring Leopards by having an old Baboon go into a ravine and attract the Leopard which, once it was in and concentrating on the old Baboon the rest of the tribe would lob rocks at the Leopard, either killing or injuring it

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Greg Wah (legacy)

Co-Captain 6 years ago

Baboons and Leopards are definitely not friends - https://books.google.com.au/books?id=E4JyZgr8y50C&pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&dq=baboon+hunting+leopards&source=bl&ots=5ep2jjSMzl&sig=dHsJSUxwUVDid4V8Xy2DaOx7CFg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rKiHVaHfO4OZ8QWchqvwAQ&ved=0CFwQ6AEwDA#v=onepage&q=baboon%20hunting%20leopards&f=false

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Michael Jude Peter Barnes (legacy)

Smartzi 6 years ago

Great Podcast once again. An the collective noun for baboons, is a troop. Though personally I shall always refer to them as a balloon of baboons.

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Michael Jude Peter Barnes (legacy)

Smartzi 6 years ago

and was the documentary a reference to the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot – known as Eatr which draws to power its "biomass engine" by digesting organic material - INCLUDING PEOPLE?

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Michael Jude Peter Barnes (legacy)

Smartzi 6 years ago

If anyone is interested in the body that washed up on the shore that Greg Wah is referring in Dan Beeston's war crime 'pimp my time' I would recommend Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre.

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Dan Beeston (legacy)

Co-Captain 6 years ago

I am familiar with these sort of devices. http://www.angryflower.com/74.html

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Dan Beeston (legacy)

Co-Captain 6 years ago

It's only a crime if someone remains who deems it illegal.

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Greg Wah (legacy)

Co-Captain 6 years ago

I would prefer to call them a Bastard of Baboons.

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Michael Jude Peter Barnes (legacy)

Smartzi 6 years ago

I see nothing, NOTHING.

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Michael Jude Peter Barnes (legacy)

Smartzi 6 years ago

I love the headline of this article in WIRED http://www.wired.com/2009/07/military-researchers-develop-corpse-eating-robots/

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Vince (legacy)

Smartzi 6 years ago

Episode 95! In which Dan defends commuters from the electric horde and helps Germany win the second world war. O_o

Can't wait to hear the walk of shame for this one...

Seriously though, I wonder about those Tesla numbers, I haven't done the math or dug too deep, but they compare scope 1 (point of emission) data with scope 2 (power station) data without any life cycle analysis. They said they have scope 3 data with more life cycle analysis taken into account, but that information want used in the article, so I'll check that out later. I'm wondering if they may be comparing apples to oranges. TO THE RESEARCH-MOBILE!

I also don't like the title, it's misleading and click bait. The "green" of a Tesla has very little to do with this article, it's basically saying coal is dirtier than diesel when compared directly. This isn't really news to anyone. Any EV will have zero scope 1 emissions, obviously. They're just using a popular car for flavour, they could have just as easily compared your car to your desk lamp.

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Greg Wah (legacy)

Co-Captain 6 years ago

If you must have perfectly clear ice for your drinks I've found a person that has perfected the process in an easy to replicate manner

http://www.alcademics.com/2014/09/make-perfectly-clear-ice-balls-using-insulated-mugs.html

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