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Forum: History 17 November 2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,489
Posted By Sebbenth
They had three fragments of his skull, which...

They had three fragments of his skull, which included the top of the skull and jaw fragments.

The piece disputed is the top. However, the jaw fragments matched the dentals, so it's unlikely...
Forum: Business 31 October 2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,228
Posted By Sebbenth
Not surprised at all. It's very hard to get...

Not surprised at all.

It's very hard to get financing, in particularly - for the new business.

People have a half-baked idea that startups are something like "kids in a garage writing...
Forum: History 08 September 2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,673
Posted By Sebbenth
It's not quite as simple as that. If a virus or a...

It's not quite as simple as that. If a virus or a bug can wipe out entire populations, then it has nowhere to live. So either there is a host to which the virus is not lethal (like it is the case...
Forum: Sports 16 August 2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,486
Posted By Sebbenth
My impression is that Robson got credit for the...

My impression is that Robson got credit for the "fastest-ever goal" (I'm not British, and I heard it a lot, too) because it was videotaped and easily verifiable. Earlier goals were a little bit the...
Forum: Fauxtography 16 August 2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,547
Posted By Sebbenth
The barbie image itself is satire: ...

The barbie image itself is satire:

http://www.theculture.net/barbie/

And I think it was shopped onto the box, as the barbie is in exactly the same rotation as on sample photos, and on the...
Forum: Fauxtography 05 August 2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 48,117
Posted By Sebbenth
If anyone want to see more of those "parenting...

If anyone want to see more of those "parenting fails", just Google "bubble baba". Tons of pictures, some of them with small kids.

The official Web page is www.bubblebabachallenge.ru
Forum: Fauxtography 04 August 2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 48,117
Posted By Sebbenth
This one I know the origin of: ...

This one I know the origin of:

http://www.forkparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/parenting-fail-35.jpg

This one is from "Rubber woman rafting contest" from near St. Petersburg, Russia, I...
Forum: Politics 02 August 2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 82,028
Posted By Sebbenth
Of just 100 soldiers? I'm pretty sure that...

Of just 100 soldiers?

I'm pretty sure that the squads that get their direct command from the President (or whoever) are a standard perk in more Junta-prone countries. Just as a precaution.
Forum: Fauxtography 25 July 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 77,808
Posted By Sebbenth
Dammit, this whole thing makes me want to become...

Dammit, this whole thing makes me want to become Christian fundamentalist. j

Think 5th Commandment. "Thou shall not bear false witness".

Stoning for the violation seems like a pretty...
Forum: Crime 17 July 2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 86,671
Posted By Sebbenth
I always believed that this was due to the fact...

I always believed that this was due to the fact that a lot of criminals view their crimes as "honest" crimes, and still weed out "ignoble" crimes, like rape or molestation.

The point is, for a...
Forum: Fauxtography 16 July 2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 50,626
Posted By Sebbenth
I need to go to T&T on photo trip. Live geoducks,...

I need to go to T&T on photo trip. Live geoducks, anyone?
Forum: Fauxtography 15 July 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,714
Posted By Sebbenth
It used to be a viral video ad for Stalker the...

It used to be a viral video ad for Stalker the game. The domain used to redirect to the game site, but since the release was years ago, the domain name was bought by another company, adding to...
Forum: Fauxtography 02 July 2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,654
Posted By Sebbenth
Good for them. Hope they get a steamin' hot...

Good for them.

Hope they get a steamin' hot honeymoon. In a good sense.
Forum: Fauxtography 29 June 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 22,721
Posted By Sebbenth
If I remember correctly, the original intent of...

If I remember correctly, the original intent of the picture in question (a guy in flippers running in front of the bus) was to provide tongue-in-cheek response to some actions during flood of Lensk...
Forum: History 11 June 2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 40,615
Posted By Sebbenth
Well, you'll be laughing, but current Republicans...

Well, you'll be laughing, but current Republicans (and, certainly, Reagan) are fighting against the very elements that brought down USSR.

Do the rewind back into the 70es and the 80es. Most of...
Forum: Fauxtography 24 May 2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,839
Posted By Sebbenth
Can you seriously treat an article if: 1st...

Can you seriously treat an article if:

1st still. Polish subtitles "Come here, guys!"
English subs "All of them! Kill them!"

I mean, come on!
Forum: Business 22 May 2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,232
Posted By Sebbenth
Current way of pricing assets is somewhat silly. ...

Current way of pricing assets is somewhat silly.

Let's say you have something that generates $1000 a year an income (risk-free). If you're in 1990'es (with risk-free interest rates of 5-7%), then...
Forum: Spook Central 22 May 2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,136
Posted By Sebbenth
Well, pretty much, it is an ongoing quote among...

Well, pretty much, it is an ongoing quote among Russian lunar landing defenders that there is more evidence of the lunar landing than that of Gagarin's flight.

However, while theoretically it is...
Forum: Science 21 May 2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 59,507
Posted By Sebbenth
I know this is a bit of a necroposting, but I...

I know this is a bit of a necroposting, but I just came along a pretty interesting YouTube video (shot in Volgograd, Russia) that shows that cat isn't really necessary to collapse the bridge:
...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 03 November 2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,584
Posted By Sebbenth
Uhm... aren't all professors (well, perhaps,...

Uhm... aren't all professors (well, perhaps, except those who teach at B.Comm, economics or MBA programs, and/or make over 500k a year) Marxist?
Forum: History 02 November 2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,489
Posted By Sebbenth
This things actually became pretty polarized on...

This things actually became pretty polarized on the other side of the lines. Let me quote:

http://www.gazeta.ru/science/2009/09/29_a_3267342.shtml (this is actually an openly anti-Putin source,...
Forum: Language 02 November 2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 28,658
Posted By Sebbenth
Guys, please, read the article, it explains it...

Guys, please, read the article, it explains it all:

http://linguistlist.org/issues/7/7-174.html
Forum: Language 01 November 2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 28,658
Posted By Sebbenth
I'm pretty sure it comes from Indians as in First...

I'm pretty sure it comes from Indians as in First Nations.

OK, some other names:

Bosnians: Ćurka (Turkey?)
Czechs: Krocan (???)
Danish: Kalkun (?????)
German: Truthühner
Spanish:...
Forum: Science 01 November 2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,001
Posted By Sebbenth
I would think that if it would work, it would...

I would think that if it would work, it would probably have something to do with heat redistribution. I think of coal miners' lamp, where the wire mesh surrounds the flame, re-distributing the heat...
Forum: Business 01 November 2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,563
Posted By Sebbenth
I've heard a similar rule from people who claim...

I've heard a similar rule from people who claim to be employed at other companies' chocolate factories, the point being that most people get fed up with chocolate rather soon. What I heard in...
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