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Spy gadget hailed as 'technological miracle'
grandpa

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Msg#: 9858 posted 7:51 pm on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

One story [breakingnews.iol.ie]

Those crafty 007 types are still at it. A simple rock-looking device was loaded to the gills with the latest technology, presumably used for spying?

Could this be the next new desktop craze? Personally, I wouldn't mind having a rock under the desk to rest my feet upon. Having that rock wireless would be a bonus.

 

Stefan

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Msg#: 9858 posted 2:31 am on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Man, that's been a funny story, eh? They even had photos of a Brit agent kicking it, to try to correct a malfunction, apparently. Then the Russians claimed it must have cost 10 million pounds to make one of them - having seen the pics of it, I bet I could do it a lot cheaper than that :-)

I hope we haven't heard the end of it yet.

jsinger

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Msg#: 9858 posted 4:38 am on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Maybe that explains the goofy U.S. pet rock craze in the 70s. They came from England as I recall and bore the likeness of King George III which was odd for a rock. No one ever thought to cut one open.

Essex_boy

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Msg#: 9858 posted 8:59 pm on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

a Brit agent kicking it - Rofl!

When I read that in the paper I thought great, all that advanced equipment and you still kick it to get it working, an action that we must have done in teh stoneage.... Willllmmmmmmmmaaa

grandpa

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Msg#: 9858 posted 5:10 am on Jan 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

a Brit agent kicking it
I've seen that referenced as a 'geological fetish'. Is that common among you Brits? ;)
Essex_boy

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Msg#: 9858 posted 10:08 am on Jan 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Cant say Ive ever noticed that behaviour in my Fellow English man.

Anyway the papers today are saying its a set up and a hoax.

The plot thickens.

Matt Probert

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Msg#: 9858 posted 1:40 pm on Jan 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

Radio 4's "Now Show" reported the rock was purchased from an innovation's catalogue... They were just kidding, but it shouldn't surprise me <g>.

shigamoto

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Msg#: 9858 posted 3:21 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

If they can make wireless rocks, they have to be able to make laptop rocks. Imagine what a hit, instead of those boring notebooks you would walk around with a rock that folds up and become a laptop.

When someone tries to steal your precious rocklaptop (rocktop? :P) it's very easy to club the thief down thanks to its ergonomic grip. If you drop your rocktop it will just make a nice hole in the floor.

One could also sell the rocktops in different colors and shapes (for example flint, granite, marble and so on).

What a great idea I should just drop everything I'm doing and invest in this great and unique product :P

God I'm having the most unproductive day ever...

Goober

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Msg#: 9858 posted 3:29 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

Rock Laptop by the B-52's?

Essex_boy

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Msg#: 9858 posted 6:44 pm on Jan 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

No, the stone roses.

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