Author Topic: Guardian article - Are the 2012 Olympics part of a plot to take over the world?  (Read 17335 times)

Offline Andromeda

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An old article someone just mentioned on FaceBook.  Pretty darn funny and good for a game of Conspiracy Theorist Bingo.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/05/olympic-games-2012-alien-conspiracy-theory
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Offline Noldi400

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Like, OMG - we're just hearing about this now?

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Offline Andromeda

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Well the article is dated December 2010, but I only just found out about it.  Funny, funny stuff.
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Given the screw ups, inefficiencies and overruns Wile E Coyote must be running the show.

Also, what is it with these secret organisations that makes them want to build symbolism into their nefarious plots? The only other villains I know who do that are in Scooby Doo cartoons and we know what happens to them.
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Offline Andromeda

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They'd have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for those meddling kids...
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Offline Noldi400

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I remember seeing a list of "Rules For Supervillians"  (or something like that) that included things like:

When you have your arch-enemy at your mercy, never stop to gloat before you kill him.

It seems to me conspirators could use a list like that.
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Offline Inanimate Carbon Rod

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Any data file of crucial importance will be padded to 1.45Mb in size.

There's an entire generation of kids that won't get this. I feel old. :'(
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To be honest, I don't get it.
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Offline Not Myself

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To be honest, I don't get it.

Kids these days  ::)

The 3.5 inch high-density "floppy" drive (they were usually in a hard plastic case, and not very floppy) had a storage capacity of 1.44 Mb.
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Offline theteacher

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To be honest, I don't get it.

Kids these days  ::)

The 3.5 inch high-density "floppy" drive (they were usually in a hard plastic case, and not very floppy) had a storage capacity of 1.44 Mb.
The drive itself inside the case is indeed very floppy though - as floppy as the drive in the 5 1/4 inch floppy case!  :)

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To be honest, I don't get it.

Kids these days  ::)

The 3.5 inch high-density "floppy" drive (they were usually in a hard plastic case, and not very floppy) had a storage capacity of 1.44 Mb.
The drive itself inside the case is indeed very floppy though - as floppy as the drive in the 5 1/4 inch floppy case!  :)

Oops - I meant "disk", not "drive".  The drive wasn't floppy at all, assuming it was working correctly :)

Wasn't sorry to see them go - notoriously unreliable.  I had a brief ceremony when moving house, where I took a big pile of them, pressed a magnet against them, then tossed them into the rubbish.
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Offline gillianren

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Hey, I still have some of the things around here.  Doesn't mean I remember their capacity off the top of my head.
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Hey, I still have some of the things around here.  Doesn't mean I remember their capacity off the top of my head.

If you had a lot of critical files that were 1.45Mb, you'd remember the capacity!
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Offline gillianren

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Given that most of my files were text, not likely.
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