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About Maltaran

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  • Birthday 01/25/1984

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  • Interests Campanology, Sci-fi and fantasy, world domination

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  1. What new thing did you learn today?

    I knew this, and I also know what it said - mene mene tekel upharsin
  2. Flat Earth theory gaining converts???

    I believe the current theory is that the North Pole is actually the centre of the world, and so what you describe is possible, but flying over Antarctica isn't.
  3. Flat Earth theory gaining converts???

    I'm surprised no-one's mentioned the obvious one - "Beam me up Scotty"
  4. Eligible Works for Hugo Worldcon 2016

    That same question was being asked in the comments, but since he was nominated last year I assume the self-pub doesn't count. Correction: he came sixth on the nominations last year and so didn't get on the shortlist, but there's nothing on the hugo website indicating that he was ineligible.
  5. Cricket 29: The Kings of Method Sledging

    Controversy in the U19 world cup - Windies beat Zimbabwe by two runs after Mankading the last man
  6. Eligible Works for Hugo Worldcon 2016

    So far, it seems VD has only put up his Campbell recommendations, which is 5 names I don't recognise plus Andy Weir (who wrote The Martian).
  7. 2016 US Election thread: the begininning

    So apparently Clinton did have some top secret e-mails on her server, although the State Department spokesperson says they weren't classified at the time they were sent. I'm not sure if that means they were classified but not marked as such, or if the information contained in them has been classified subsequently.    
  8. Flat Earth theory gaining converts???

      Presumably as deep as the Jewish/lizard-people/Illuminati/Templar* conspiracy wants   *delete as appropriate
  9. US Politics: We're serving Flint water mmmmm.

    Would it work? It's only the states that are guaranteed a republican form of governance, there's no mention of local government entities.
  10. There was a 10 year old Muslim boy in the UK who got questioned by police last week because he wrote in an assignment that he lived in a terrorist house when he meant to say terraced.
  11. Navy sailors captured by Iran

    Does the military not recognise extenuating circumstances for that sort of thing? If so, surely we should wait until they've finished their investigation before we proclaim that he was definitely wrong.
  12. Navy sailors captured by Iran

    I don't see how that's news - it seems an obvious thing to do until you disarm your prisoners.
  13. UK Politics - a new thread for the new board

    For comparison, people currently banned from the UK include several extremist Islamist preachers and the Westboro Baptist Church.
  14. Navy sailors captured by Iran

    Or the Iranians may have a different idea of where the border is
  15. Navy sailors captured by Iran

    It seems pretty straightforward - they accidentally went into Iranian waters, they got arrested, the US apologised and Iran released them.