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9 minutes ago, BOF said:

And again there's the 'size' discussion.  He's long, but not heavy in this particular discussion.

And do they mean 'most massive' literally? It's a good start if they do!

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2 hours ago, choffer said:

Not sure how true (or how amazing for that matter) but possibly interesting....

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OK, I'm dim. I have not the faintest idea what this is about. What am I supposed to be seeing in those highlighted circles? "Do you know why it is always traffic lights?" Eh? What is that question asking? 

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Remember this poster? It's for a big movie or something. Lots of people like the poster, but they're wrong, it's shit. Anyway... There's something wrong with it.

...

Got it? No?

Something doesn't look quite right.

...

It's the Emperor in the background. Turns out it's not a photo of Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor that they've tinkered with.

It's a picture of a toy. This toy.

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And that actual picture of the toy.

Sure, it's a bloody realistic (and expensive) toy, but blimey... Surely Disney could afford to have someone take a photo of Ian McDiarmid in costume. Instead someone nicked a picture of a toy that was shared on Facebook by the toy company.

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12 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

OK, I'm dim. I have not the faintest idea what this is about. What am I supposed to be seeing in those highlighted circles? "Do you know why it is always traffic lights?" Eh? What is that question asking? 

One of the common 'verify you're a human' processes online in the last couple of years has been to give you a series of pictures divided up into squares and ask you to identify the squares that contain some common thing you'd see while driving - traffic lights, bikes, various road signs, etc. Obviously this is being used to help improve AI for self driving cars.

This largely replaced the old 'what does this garbled text say' system they had, probably because teaching computers to drive is more profitable than teaching computers to transcribe scanned text more accurately.

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1 hour ago, Chindie said:

One of the common 'verify you're a human' processes online in the last couple of years has been to give you a series of pictures divided up into squares and ask you to identify the squares that contain some common thing you'd see while driving - traffic lights, bikes, various road signs, etc. Obviously this is being used to help improve AI for self driving cars.

This largely replaced the old 'what does this garbled text say' system they had, probably because teaching computers to drive is more profitable than teaching computers to transcribe scanned text more accurately.

Ah, thanks. Yes, I've seen those, and yes, it often is traffic lights. Makes sense now. 

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Just hold the the mouseclick on the checkbox and it skips the captcha. 

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Horses which live in an untamed state but have ancestors who have been domesticated are not true "wild" horses; they are feral horses. There are no known truly wild horses in existence today.

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3 hours ago, useless said:

Horses which live in an untamed state but have ancestors who have been domesticated are not true "wild" horses; they are feral horses. There are no known truly wild horses in existence today.

The last of 'em died off trying to drag Mick away...

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18 hours ago, useless said:

Horses which live in an untamed state but have ancestors who have been domesticated are not true "wild" horses; they are feral horses. There are no known truly wild horses in existence today.

Also true of leprechauns.  Only captive ones are left.

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Kurt Russell's stunt double in the Escape from New York movie was named Dick Warlock.

Quite possibly the best name ever.

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He was also in about a million other movies.

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TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY APPARENTLY.

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On 18/10/2019 at 21:10, sne said:

Kurt Russell's stunt double in the Escape from New York movie was named Dick Warlock.

Quite possibly the best name ever.

Surprised, and slightly disappointed, that you seem to have neglected to consider Dick Tips in this evaluation:

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