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Snaggy

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Icon 4 posted July 05, 2008 14:26      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Two stories about balloon pilots...

a happy beginning...
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/05/lawnchair.balloons.ap/index.html

and a not so happy ending...
http://gizmodo.com/5022283/flying-priest-found-dead-in-the-atlantic-god-positioning-system-still-missing

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted July 05, 2008 15:33      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Snaggy wrote:
and a not so happy ending...
http://gizmodo.com/5022283/flying-priest-found-dead-in-the-atlantic-god-positioning-system-still-missing


No no... that's a happy ending. It was obviously God's Plan for him die in the middle of the ocean or the winds wouldn't have blown him there. We should becelebrating this glorious demonstration of God's love for us all!

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted July 05, 2008 19:04      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh Yeah!

In no way is the Padre's mortal end a result of "Evil-Lution".

God called this boy home. Either the Padre's work on this planet was done, or God got sick of the embarrassment.

As for the gas station owner, c'mon, isn't this why we're all geeks?

Screw Captain Kirk, screw WOW, screw coding, let's get in a lawn chair with a few helium balloons and remember the Hindenberg.

Oh! The humanity!

CP

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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted July 05, 2008 20:47      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, actually the Hindenburg had Hydrogen. Helium would be safe. Wee!

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Zwilnik

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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2008 04:36      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Wolf VI:
Well, actually the Hindenburg had Hydrogen. Helium would be safe. Wee!

Actually, it was found (eventually) that the highly flammable doped skin caused the fire on the Hindenburg. If it had just been the hydrogen burning, it would have burned up above the ship and not been so dangerous. However since the accident, Hydrogen now has a bad name for safety and we're running out of Helium.

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fs

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Icon 14 posted July 06, 2008 14:33      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You guys really are geeks.

(This is the awesomest discussion I've read on the internet all week. Not least because I was going to point out that the Hindenberg had been hydrogen too.)

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GrumpySteen

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macmcseboy

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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2008 18:08      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
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To understand the mind of Steen. Where do you find this stuff!

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