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Comments It's Friday again, and time for another batch of comments. Your televisions are quite dear to you, as evidenced by how worked up some of you got over our first bit of news.

Doctor Who is to get the axe at the end of this series. Or not. Maybe. Anyway, The Sun reported it, so it must be true. You were divided, but those who believed it were somewhat distraught:

Nooo! Say it ain't so!

Mind you, Russel T doesn't actually own the franchise, does he? Is there the slightest chance that another director might pick up where he's left off?

I can't see the Beeb letting something as successful as this drop entirely, can you?

Anon


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BBC can't axe it! It's the most spiggin' awesome show they're ever going to have!

Josh


Or pleased:

Thank goodness for that. What a load of crock these recent series have been. I'll be glad if the writing team gets pulled. Is Dr. Who just about being on earth (a white European earth usually) in recent history? When do we get to discover new worlds? It's a work of minimal imagination.

proops


Thank god they're killing it off for now, the current production team just keep revolving around the same themes for the same reactions.

I'm fed up of seeing the Darlek's used over and over again, make em a surprise!

I also hope Russel TD never touches Dr Who again, I can't stand the guy. If you've ever watched the behind the scenes bit on BBC Three he likes to take credit for everything, the sun does not shine out of his tardis.

Peter Brooks


But many were simply incredulous:

Not gonna happen. The Sun doesn't bother to check its facts.

RTD will retire from Doctor Who, but the show will continue - it's a flagship program AND cashcow for the BBC.

supermeerkat


Given that Mr Murdoch's comic is *such* a paragon of accuracy and reliability, this *must* be true, and we're all indebted to El Reg for bringing this to our attention.

Or, with sarcasm set to *off*, I would say that this seems unlikely. If RTD does decide to move on to other projects, there are others who could take over running Doctor Who. Any decision to cancel would be made by senior BBC management, not by the production team.

Les


Hot babes have invaded Google. Those nerds (see below) at the Googleplex must be overjoyed. And palpitating.

How long until they start selling this as advertising?

Anon


A group of nerds congregate outside the Google Complex in Mountain View. Judging by the Tshirts, and smiling, and waving flags, and dodgy shorts, and nerdy looks.. I think it could be the Google Team

fergal


Flippin hot babes are in the way of the Bellagio Fountains, annoying when hot babes get in the way (!!!)

Rob


That's nothing. On the other carriageway you'll find an even bigger 'Hooters' truck!

Rupes


Apple announced a DRM-free music download service Wednesday, the catch being that each track purchased would have your username and email address embedded within. Apple did not say what the purpose of this was, but it seemed likely that it had something to do with tracking illegally-shared copies of the music. You were divided on whether this was fair play by Apple:

They should've done it right at the begining. As much of anti-Big Brother society as I am, I don't see what is so particularly wrong with this... At the end of the day, I know that the music that I buy, I will not upload to any p2p sites, mainly because I'm not daft and I'm not going to give something that I've paid for away; and as an added bonus I can copy the music between devices that don't support Apple DRM...

So honestly, what's the big deal???

Igor Mozolevsky


I'd have thought that this contravened the data protection act, in the UK at least.

Colin Jackson


Good luck to 'em. As far as I can see it's just to satisfy some legal requirements. People will just code tag filters into the P2P apps. I suspect it wouldn't be hard to even change the data to change the MD5 or other hashes too.

Anon


Answers in Genesis has opened a Creationism Museum in Kentucky. Despite being well-sited, it immediately came under fire, not least on our own comments page for the story. We'll start with the obligatory Flying Spaghetti Monster comment:

When's the Flying Spaghetti Monster going to get his noodly tendrils into a museum then?

Silas


But beside the humour, creationism/evolution is always a contentious issue, and a great deal of e-flegm and vitriol was exchanged. We at Vulture Central suffer from short attention spans (except on pay day and when the prospect of alcohol is on the cards), so we plucked from the brawl a couple of choice missives:

Most of you assume that evolution is true because you presuppose in your own mind that naturalism can explain origins. This is false. You can make many wild guesses but you were not there. Creationists interpret scientific data according to the Bible because we have the Word of someone who was there. It is not science that disagrees with the Bible. It is evolutionary thought that disagrees with the Bible. You interpret the same data creationists interpret, only according to your own naturalistic bias. Either you believe the Bible or you don't. But acting like you are so mentally superior to creationists because they believe the Word of God is childish. To those of you who have not evolved past the point of having an open mind, try checking out www.answersingenesis.org

Danny


"You can make many wild guesses but you were not there" and now read from the same comment, "...because we have the Word of someone who was there".

Now those 2 lines alone have just broken the laws of logic if they are to be true. More interestingly if you have the word of someone who is that old I would like to meet him (along with the rest of the world probably), sorry what was that, the Word is from someone you've never actually met so that means it's 2nd/3rd etc. hand information that your going on, bit like "us lot" who use wild guesses based on a combination of theory and facts presented to us from Various Sources rather than the Bible, which in todays climate is one book with a number of short stories from authors who are all (currently) dead (leaving room for if/when the son of god rises, to corroborate the whole thing).

Wonder what creationists think of Scientologists (now there's compelling viewing for a Big Brother episode if ever I heard one).

Rob


"You can make many wild guesses but you were not there" and now read from the same comment, "...because we have the Word of someone who was there".

Now those 2 lines alone have just broken the laws of logic if they are to be true. More interestingly if you have the word of someone who is that old I would like to meet him (along with the rest of the world probably), sorry what was that, the Word is from someone you've never actually met so that means it's 2nd/3rd etc. hand information that your going on, bit like "us lot" who use wild guesses based on a combination of theory and facts presented to us from Various Sources rather than the Bible, which in todays climate is one book with a number of short stories from authors who are all (currently) dead (leaving room for if/when the son of god rises, to corroborate the whole thing).

Wonder what creationists think of Scientologists (now there's compelling viewing for a Big Brother episode if ever I heard one).

And so on. With this much hot air we could probably float from London to this museum to judge for ourselves. Anyone got a balloon? And $20?


While we're on the religious thang, Thailand threw a wobbly over Buddha-emblazoned doggie apparel, possibly including g-strings. We're as confused as you as to the ergonomics of such products, but at any rate the offending site has removed the items from their catalogue. Most of you weren't very understanding:

I have a friend who looks a great deal like the Buddha. Perhaps I'll post a video to YouTube showing him petting my dogs.

Dillon Pyron

They'll just ban Youtube again, Dillon. Do it anyway.


This puts new light on the practice of rubbing Buddha's belly for good luck. Good luck or no, it should be an "uplifting" experience.

War Monger


I have the freedom to mock your religious figurehead if I so choose. You too, have the right to mock mine. Am I going to throw a hissy-fit over "Buddy Jesus"?? No. Why? Because I'm not an oversensitive jackass.

Yes, it really is THAT simple.

Thailand should quit crying and get over their self-important asses.

Michael

Bah. Religion? Salvation's merely at the bottom of the glass. Or maybe the next one... Enjoy your weekends. ®

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