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(CBC)   230-million-year-old bugs found in Italian amber   (cbc.ca) divider line 43
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2012-08-28 07:57:25 AM
100 million years older than the previous record for bugs trapped in amber.

That's actually pretty freaking cool.

/Now if they can just find one of Zelazny's Princes.
 
2012-08-28 08:39:51 AM
www.gamefront.com
 
2012-08-28 10:07:58 AM
Amber's vagina? It's more likely than you think.
 
2012-08-28 10:26:54 AM
Hold on to your butts.
 
2012-08-28 10:28:16 AM
but but but JESUS SAID WE R ONLY 6000 YEARS OLD

/this is cool. every time we thing we have found something ancient, something even OLDER comes along. Sweet.
 
2012-08-28 10:32:27 AM
Amber Lynn is Italian?
 
2012-08-28 10:33:46 AM
img257.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-28 10:33:50 AM
www.eniach.com

Stay out of Amber. She's full of bugs
 
2012-08-28 10:35:23 AM
That's a lot of year-old bugs!
 
2012-08-28 10:36:33 AM

frepnog: but but but JESUS SAID WE R ONLY 6000 YEARS OLD

/this is cool. every time we thing we have found something ancient, something even OLDER comes along. Sweet.


i224.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-28 10:38:01 AM
GilRuiz1 *snort*
 
2012-08-28 10:46:24 AM
Bill Gates releases press release saying they will be fixed in the next release.
 
2012-08-28 10:47:14 AM
Feh, I've got bugs in my operating system older than that
 
2012-08-28 10:48:05 AM

grokca: Bill Gates releases press release saying they will be fixed in the next release.


Damn you
 
2012-08-28 10:55:48 AM

Bob Down: grokca: Bill Gates releases press release saying they will be fixed in the next release.

Damn you


You seem down, Bob.
 
2012-08-28 10:57:16 AM
I have a great idea. What if some rich dude bought the amber bugs and then set up a research facility on a tropical island and hired a bunch of genetics geniuses to extract the blood from any parasitic bugs. Hopefully there would be some dinosaur DNA in them. Then they could use that dna to clone some dinosaurs and build like this big dinosaur game preserve. What do you think? Good idea or no?
 
2012-08-28 10:58:49 AM

JohnBigBootay: I have a great idea. What if some rich dude bought the amber bugs and then set up a research facility on a tropical island and hired a bunch of genetics geniuses to extract the blood from any parasitic bugs. Hopefully there would be some dinosaur DNA in them. Then they could use that dna to clone some dinosaurs and build like this big dinosaur game preserve. What do you think? Good idea or no?


it is only a great idea if you also bring a young girl that knows unix.
 
2012-08-28 11:03:04 AM
At first I thought this was a repeat of this article from yesterday.

But I looked it up.. she is Brazilian.
 
2012-08-28 11:05:18 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: [img257.imageshack.us image 640x480]


Came to see if posted, see it was. Carry on.
 
2012-08-28 11:11:46 AM

JohnBigBootay: I have a great idea. What if some rich dude bought the amber bugs and then set up a research facility on a tropical island and hired a bunch of genetics geniuses to extract the blood from any parasitic bugs. Hopefully there would be some dinosaur DNA in them. Then they could use that dna to clone some dinosaurs and build like this big dinosaur game preserve. What do you think? Good idea or no?


t.qkme.me
 
2012-08-28 12:00:35 PM
She needs to bathe more.

Or:

Hermain Cain still willing to give her a go.
 
2012-08-28 12:01:10 PM
plus4chan.org
 
2012-08-28 12:05:03 PM
To an entomologist, they're not bugs, they're features.
 
2012-08-28 12:43:32 PM
I read that as "230 million bugs found in Italian member"
AAAAHHH!!!!!
 
2012-08-28 12:50:48 PM
Link

/obligatory?
 
2012-08-28 01:02:24 PM

JohnBigBootay: I have a great idea. What if some rich dude bought the amber bugs and then set up a research facility on a tropical island and hired a bunch of genetics geniuses to extract the blood from any parasitic bugs. Hopefully there would be some dinosaur DNA in them. Then they could use that dna to clone some dinosaurs and build like this big dinosaur game preserve. What do you think? Good idea or no?


You should write a book about that. Maybe you could call it Billy and the Cloneasaurus.
 
2012-08-28 01:14:22 PM

JohnBigBootay: I have a great idea. What if some rich dude bought the amber bugs and then set up a research facility on a tropical island and hired a bunch of genetics geniuses to extract the blood from any parasitic bugs. Hopefully there would be some dinosaur DNA in them. Then they could use that dna to clone some dinosaurs and build like this big dinosaur game preserve. What do you think? Good idea or no?


Whatever you do, don't supplement gaps in the genetic code with a local species of frog. That will effortlessly and almost immediately override your population controls. If that happens, your team of world class genetic engineers will be stumped, despite having spent years designing and creating every molecule of these animals. However, some paleontologist should be able to figure it out within 10 seconds.

Also, don't trust the technical integrity of the park to a guy who looks like a sweaty bean bag and loudly announces money problems.

Other than that, rip on.
 
2012-08-28 01:24:53 PM
Wow! Bugs in the amber? Now if only God had had a better compiler...
 
2012-08-28 01:46:45 PM
If only Michale Crichton had worked for Apple, he could have filed a patent on encasing bugs in amber.

Infringement suits dating back thousands of years = $$$. Samsung would be small potatoes.
 
2012-08-28 01:54:37 PM
two questions:

1. Whose bright idea was it to put the generator in a shed halfway across the farking island, past the ridiculously open and escapable raptor pen, instead of having the main systems built in the flipping basement of the main building with a control panel/remote start system IN THE farkING CONTROL ROOM?

2. Whose bright idea was it to hire just ONE programmer to automate the systems, and ensure that every farking goddamn system in the park was controlled A) by computer and B) on one linked circuit/system and not individual systems that are much more difficult to take down?

2A. The fences should be on a standard switch. On or Off. Use a goddamn circuit breaker. DON'T farkING MAKE THE COMPUTERS ABLE TOS HUT THEM OFF!!

/always was annoyed by that.
 
2012-08-28 01:59:20 PM

Kit Fister: two questions:

1. Whose bright idea was it to put the generator in a shed halfway across the farking island, past the ridiculously open and escapable raptor pen, instead of having the main systems built in the flipping basement of the main building with a control panel/remote start system IN THE farkING CONTROL ROOM?

2. Whose bright idea was it to hire just ONE programmer to automate the systems, and ensure that every farking goddamn system in the park was controlled A) by computer and B) on one linked circuit/system and not individual systems that are much more difficult to take down?

2A. The fences should be on a standard switch. On or Off. Use a goddamn circuit breaker. DON'T farkING MAKE THE COMPUTERS ABLE TOS HUT THEM OFF!!

/always was annoyed by that.


truly, i think it was an over reliance on the technology. when it worked, it was awesome.

they never thought about for when it DIDN'T work.

happens all the time in real life.
 
2012-08-28 02:00:32 PM

Professor Science: You should write a book about that. Maybe you could call it Billy and the Cloneasaurus.


Magnanimous_J: Whatever you do, don't supplement gaps in the genetic code with a local species of frog. That will effortlessly and almost immediately override your population controls. If that happens, your team of world class genetic engineers will be stumped, despite having spent years designing and creating every molecule of these animals. However, some paleontologist should be able to figure it out within 10 seconds.

Also, don't trust the technical integrity of the park to a guy who looks like a sweaty bean bag and loudly announces money problems.

Other than that, rip on.


Thanks guys. I'm gonna go ahead with this idea. Working title is either going to be Monster Island or The Land That Time Forgot.
 
2012-08-28 02:30:09 PM

Kit Fister: 2. Whose bright idea was it to hire just ONE programmer to automate the systems, and ensure that every farking goddamn system in the park was controlled A) by computer and B) on one linked circuit/system and not individual systems that are much more difficult to take down?


What I always like are the "only the best" and "spared no expense".....

Except when it comes to computer, network and physical site security. Which is like almost every other corporate entity in the world...

// what do you mean that securing the network will cost us $100K! We can't afford that
// but we can afford the $50 mil lawsuit... that's a CODB
 
2012-08-28 02:46:11 PM

GilRuiz1: frepnog: but but but JESUS SAID WE R ONLY 6000 YEARS OLD

/this is cool. every time we thing we have found something ancient, something even OLDER comes along. Sweet.

[i224.photobucket.com image 500x391]


Sorry gilruiz1, but I'm stealing the hell out of that pic. :)

/way too useful for the geek tab
 
2012-08-28 02:58:13 PM
Also, it would probably Helen a good idea to have more than a single rack of shotguns worth of firepower around.

And doors with knobs. Or better yet, doors with electric locks that only open with a card.ideally, completely decoupled from the computer systems and with their own individual battery backups good for a few hundred locking cycles.

If you MUST connect everything to the computers, fences should default to on and doors default to locked if the computer goes completely offline and they stop receiving a signal.

The goddamn tour cars on the track aught to return to the main resort at top speed if any fences turn off.
 
2012-08-28 03:25:39 PM

Magnanimous_J: JohnBigBootay: I have a great idea. What if some rich dude bought the amber bugs and then set up a research facility on a tropical island and hired a bunch of genetics geniuses to extract the blood from any parasitic bugs. Hopefully there would be some dinosaur DNA in them. Then they could use that dna to clone some dinosaurs and build like this big dinosaur game preserve. What do you think? Good idea or no?

Whatever you do, don't supplement gaps in the genetic code with a local species of frog. That will effortlessly and almost immediately override your population controls. If that happens, your team of world class genetic engineers will be stumped, despite having spent years designing and creating every molecule of these animals. However, some paleontologist should be able to figure it out within 10 seconds.

Also, don't trust the technical integrity of the park to a guy who looks like a sweaty bean bag and loudly announces money problems.

Other than that, rip on.


Also customs should strictly check any cans of Barbasol entering the island, unless of course they are intended for use as pie toppings, in which case they make a delightful low calorie whipped cream substitute
 
2012-08-28 03:29:03 PM

Sqrxz: Wow! Bugs in the amber? Now if only God had had a better compiler...


That's why he called Grace Hopper home.
 
2012-08-28 03:50:56 PM

Kit Fister: two questions:

1. Whose bright idea was it to put the generator in a shed halfway across the farking island, past the ridiculously open and escapable raptor pen, instead of having the main systems built in the flipping basement of the main building with a control panel/remote start system IN THE farkING CONTROL ROOM?

2. Whose bright idea was it to hire just ONE programmer to automate the systems, and ensure that every farking goddamn system in the park was controlled A) by computer and B) on one linked circuit/system and not individual systems that are much more difficult to take down?

2A. The fences should be on a standard switch. On or Off. Use a goddamn circuit breaker. DON'T farkING MAKE THE COMPUTERS ABLE TOS HUT THEM OFF!!

/always was annoyed by that.


Hey, you try and predict corporate espionage and a tropical storm happening on the same night.
 
2012-08-28 05:44:12 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: Sorry gilruiz1, but I'm stealing the hell out of that pic. :)

/way too useful for the geek tab



Be my guest, please!

As an extra added random bonus, here is a cat eating a stormtrooper:
i224.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-28 08:50:40 PM
230-million-year-old bugs found in Italian amber Windows 8 code
 
2012-08-28 09:34:30 PM

JohnBigBootay: I have a great idea. What if some rich dude bought the amber bugs and then set up a research facility on a tropical island and hired a bunch of genetics geniuses to extract the blood from any parasitic bugs. Hopefully there would be some dinosaur DNA in them. Then they could use that dna to clone some dinosaurs and build like this big dinosaur game preserve. What do you think? Good idea or no?


That's a great idea!
 
2012-08-28 09:37:34 PM

Decillion: Kit Fister: two questions:

1. Whose bright idea was it to put the generator in a shed halfway across the farking island, past the ridiculously open and escapable raptor pen, instead of having the main systems built in the flipping basement of the main building with a control panel/remote start system IN THE farkING CONTROL ROOM?

2. Whose bright idea was it to hire just ONE programmer to automate the systems, and ensure that every farking goddamn system in the park was controlled A) by computer and B) on one linked circuit/system and not individual systems that are much more difficult to take down?

2A. The fences should be on a standard switch. On or Off. Use a goddamn circuit breaker. DON'T farkING MAKE THE COMPUTERS ABLE TOS HUT THEM OFF!!

/always was annoyed by that.

Hey, you try and predict corporate espionage and a tropical storm happening on the same night.


Don't be silly. That's how we always do it. Why change now?
 
2012-08-28 11:58:09 PM
I adore amber, it's so...warm. Only have two rings so far but one has a rather large-ish round cabochon of Baltic amber and the other has three smaller oval cabochons of green, cream and gold amber.

I don't want *bugs in my jewelery unless it would be a perfect dragonfly.

*Seems them being there would cause a fault or weakening in the amber?!?
 
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