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Comments Alien hunters trawling NASA images for evidence of life have posted what appears to be a little green humanoid in a snapshot taken by the Spirit rover on Mars. The image has since been the focus of a great deal of debate, both informed and otherwise, and you lot were full of interesting theories:

It's the Virgin Mary!

How long before NASA auctions it off to a casino via eBay?

Anonymous Coward


The Little Marsmaid? Looks a bit like that statue in Copenhagen, I wonder if it's a copy.

Actually, looks a bit more like a rock shaped a bit like the above, but then "Spirit discovers rock on Mars" isn't much of a headline, is it?

I'll get my coat, the title was a shocker and I'll be lucky not to be court-martianed. I'll get my other coat too.

Harvey Trowell

Clearly the Danes are originally from Mars, and the Copenhagen statue is intended to remind them of their glorious past. Maybe.


If you look long enough at eroded rocks, you will eventually find one that looks interesting (for suitable definitions of "interesting").

Given these sad "alien hunters" have apparently spent man years on this stuff, it is a wonder they haven't found anything sooner.

But, really, it is probably just the flash-frozen remains of a member of a top-secret failed manned mission to Mars. :-)

Torben Mogensen


I think you'll find it is amanfrommars - note the lack of complete gibberish in this thread? That's because he has nipped home for a holiday.

Dan


They are producing these images on the same set that the so called Moon landing was created on. There must be plenty of places on this planet with this type of terrain. Use of a colour filter rather than the Black and White images from the 'Moon' now make it look like Mars.

Somebody obviously got through the security perimeter and ended up in shot.

Mine is the foil hat, thanks. Taxi!

Paul


if you look closely enough you can clearly see the rock woman snaking on a crisps bearing an image of Christ.

Craig


Its Lord Lucan..

Finaly found after all these years

Ray


Broadband provider H2O Networks has announced plans to run fibre cables through the sewers of Britain. They claim this will allow the impressive data transfer speed of 100Mbit/s. The only danger is that our computer systems may be hacked into by super-intelligent mutant rats, who are unlikely to have purely peaceful intentions.

In some areas, the sewers are not that big - this is made worse by years of **** and **** and other noxious substances being washed down the various drains, along with other decaying matter which solidify, and then reduce the size of the aperture. Shoving a fibre cable along a narrow pipe makes it narrower - just wait for all the drains to start backing up and houses filling up with sewage.

But just how look how fast you can surf the pron sites - makes it all worthwhile!

Tony


But my toilet is quite a distance from my office and also having a wire poking out of the pan will make cleaning it rather awkward. Not to mention the rats clambering along the cable and finding their way out of the loo. The other option of having it trailing out from the kitchen sink would lead to it getting fouled on the blades of the waste disposal unit. This is madness.

Hmmm, 100Mbit/s residential connection. Blu-ray doesn't look so rosy if online content were to be available at those kind of bandwidths. The implications for installation are nonetheless a bit scary, with many variables at each location. Think about cowboy cable installers and then imagine them drilling holes in your waste plumbing, pulling out excrement covered cables, nooo!

Andrew Bush

A decent troll, and sure enough it snagged a fish:


You really think their cable will come out of your toilet?

It's not practical to run IP-over-SHIT into each house, it's more a technology that comes to the end/ middle of your street, using the sewer like a fscking big duct. The cable is brought out of the nearest suitable sewer manhole, and onto the pavement, into an enclosure. From that point on, fibre is run in a conventional manner to the end point.

That said, if there was a green box at the end of each street (a-la BT connection points that are littered all over our 'burbs), fed with multi-gigabits of connectivity, containing a small DSLAM, each home would be within a few metres of the "exchange", without having to dig a big long duct back to it.

Paris, because she'd be stupid enough to think it would just shine out the pan.

Anonymous Coward


Wouldn't like to use a packet sniffer on that network...

Paul


Gives a whole new meaning to the term 'lay a cable'

Anonymous Coward


About time. There's a serious lack of fibre entering the sewers due to the unhealth British diet these days.

Mal Franks


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