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Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 121

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

I've already been up Scafell Pike once, when I was a kid! easy! smiley - footprints Never did get to go up ben nevis though... maybe I should take W on a hiking trip one day smiley - evilgrin


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 122

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

Well, those are your best choices if you want to avoid the floods.

Another option would be to move into a houseboat.


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 123

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

we've got to keep the faith.... smiley - zensmiley - zen anyone seen the leap second recently? I heard someone spotted it near Bradford, bu the siting was not confirmed smiley - weirdsmiley - zensmiley - ufo


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 124

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

I probably went from Brad to Angelina


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 125

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

I think we should move the hill, jus just... just to be safe... just in case... smiley - zensmiley - ufo


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 126

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

Which hill? smiley - huh


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 127

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

that is, just it.... I'm not sure which.... maybe we should move them all just to be safe? - I saw a whole gaggle of leap seconds, yesterday, loitering on a street corner, It is but only probably a matter of time now! smiley - yikessmiley - ufo the underground ferrits are coming.... smiley - runsmiley - badger


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 128

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

Aren't ferrets *designed* for tunneling underground?

So as long as they are underground, and you are above ground, there won't be a problem. smiley - doh


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Post 129

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

but, they're plotting and devising! the ferrits are devising! smiley - run


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 130

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

I think they'e devising schemes to hunt prairie dogs.


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 131

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Oh, no... Ferrets have lost those jobs to automation, specifically vacuum trucks.

http://gizmodo.com/this-giant-vacuum-sucks-prairie-dogs-right-out-of-their-1668265973


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Post 132

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

Poor ferrits.. I hope they were all union members..... unfair dismissal IMO smiley - evilgrin - man the baricades whilst I'm out... smiley - runsmiley - badger


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 133

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

The prairie dogs get a bad rap. smiley - sadface


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Post 134

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

its so sad... A bit like the rabbits do round here... I say the rabbits are not to blame.... I blame the underground newts.. and frogs... and ferrits... natch... smiley - frogsmiley - badgersmiley - bunnysmiley - ufo


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 135

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

Frogs don't go underground until late Fall, when they hibernate. Salamanders often hide under rocks. Neither frogs nor salamanders are likely to go looking for trouble. It;s more likely that humans invade their wetlands and cause trouble for them. smiley - sadface


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Post 136

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

but these ar ethe alien frogs! the alien ferrits, and the alien newts! we're doomed; they've all snuck through the gap in space time generated by the leap second! thousands and thousands and millions and millions of alien frogs and newts! giant amphebians, set on world domination! we're doomed! smiley - ufosmiley - alienfrownsmiley - frogsmiley - bunny


Adding a leap second - should we be concerned?

Post 137

paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows

Let's set some standards, though.

Is it the economy version of doom, in which we can still folic in the park, drink coffee or tea twice a day, and go shopping in whatever stores the aliens allow us to patronize?

If it the business class version, in which the aliens require us to register for park frolics, supply us with coffee or tea [at exorbitant prices], and run all the stores so we can't buy any weapons with which to resist them?

The first class version of doom would have no parks, the only beverage would be the purple cool-aid, and we would be allowed out of our dungeons one hour a day for basket-weaving.


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