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2022-06-17 11:05:09 PM  
Shouldn't have fed him after midnight
 
2022-06-17 11:33:47 PM  
Oh is that what that was.
 
2022-06-17 11:35:40 PM  
If they can track it down to as close as they say why not spend the 5 bucks or whatever it is in metric and put flyers on the houses in the area asking for it back.
 
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2022-06-17 11:40:07 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: If they can track it down to as close as they say why not spend the 5 bucks or whatever it is in metric and put flyers on the houses in the area asking for it back.


They're still on the British pound.  It's literally an Imperial unit.

/yeah yeah, I know they decimalized a few decades back
 
2022-06-17 11:43:00 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: If they can track it down to as close as they say why not spend the 5 bucks or whatever it is in metric and put flyers on the houses in the area asking for it back.


Exeter is 170 miles from London.
If the researchers are not based in Exeter, it's even farther away from them.
 
2022-06-17 11:43:38 PM  
Am I to believe that researchers only had one tracker and, having lost it to a tourist, are now completely bereft of data?
 
2022-06-17 11:49:09 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Harry Wagstaff: If they can track it down to as close as they say why not spend the 5 bucks or whatever it is in metric and put flyers on the houses in the area asking for it back.

Exeter is 170 miles from London.
If the researchers are not based in Exeter, it's even farther away from them.


The Verge is located in America. If they can share the data with them they can get it to London. It's not like someone has to walk all the way there to the block the house is on.
 
2022-06-17 11:57:03 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: If they can track it down to as close as they say why not spend the 5 bucks or whatever it is in metric and put flyers on the houses in the area asking for it back.


Yeah, it seems like if you can't find a tracking device it's either not very good at what it's supposed to be doing or you're an idiot.   And WTF is a Tiki Tour, this was in the UK not the farking South Pacific!
 
2022-06-18 12:09:40 AM  

chitownmike: Yeah, it seems like if you can't find a tracking device it's either not very good at what it's supposed to be doing or you're an idiot.


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2022-06-18 12:19:10 AM  
Maybe they should have put a tracking device on it, so they could get it back.
 
2022-06-18 12:28:17 AM  
Why would they need to put a tracking device on a tracking device?
 
2022-06-18 12:34:34 AM  
They're offering a £100 reward for its return, BBC reports. The tracker reportedly costs about £1,000.

Well, don't put the cost in the article. Greedy assholes will demand more for the reward!
 
2022-06-18 12:41:10 AM  
That seems like something a kid would pick up and think was the most precious treasure in the world, while their parents would just think it was a piece of garbage.

They should put the word out on Roblox and then offer the award payable in robux.  Kids can't resist robux.
 
2022-06-18 12:41:53 AM  
The new Roaming Gnome for the 21st century.
 
2022-06-18 1:35:32 AM  

winedrinkingman: They should put the word out on Roblox and then offer the award payable in robux.  Kids can't resist robux


My kid recently pointed out that Robux are currently both more both valuable and more stable than the Ruble.
That there is some funny shiat.
 
2022-06-18 1:47:00 AM  
Reminds of this....
THE THING -- Phil Harris
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2022-06-18 1:48:50 AM  

Dryad: winedrinkingman: They should put the word out on Roblox and then offer the award payable in robux.  Kids can't resist robux

My kid recently pointed out that Robux are currently both more both valuable and more stable than the Ruble.
That there is some funny shiat.


I'm more stable than the Ruble.

THAT is saying a lot.  :P
 
2022-06-18 3:54:01 AM  
Doesn't this type of thing usually have a "if found mail here/contact these people" message on them?
 
2022-06-18 7:34:54 AM  
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Problem solved
 
2022-06-18 7:55:03 AM  
So they have an address.  Maybe try sending a letter to that address.  I bet 10 minutes on the Internet would give them a name plus phone and social media content info.
 
2022-06-18 8:39:45 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: So they have an address.  Maybe try sending a letter to that address.  I bet 10 minutes on the Internet would give them a name plus phone and social media content info.


Yes, but this is more fun and brings some awareness to the public about their work.

Also less weird than knocking on a door and saying "hi, i just invaded the fark or of your privacy for the last week."
 
2022-06-18 9:15:19 AM  
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2022-06-18 9:48:29 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: Why would they need to put a tracking device on a tracking device?


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2022-06-18 10:38:56 AM  
"The bird seemed to have lost the tracker at the beach on one of the islands, Sanday, on April 7th. It stayed there until late May"

So, it sat on the beach for a month and a half and they couldn't be bothered, but now that someone picked it up they are offering cash to get it back?
 
2022-06-18 10:49:04 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: So they have an address.  Maybe try sending a letter to that address.  I bet 10 minutes on the Internet would give them a name plus phone and social media content info.


If only there were a way to send mail to the RESIDENT.
 
2022-06-18 2:35:02 PM  
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