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...here's an Amsterdam LOLcat:



More on GikII (the geek legal conference where every presentation must, it seems, included a LOLcat) later, but for now this picture-I-couldn't-not-take from an Amsterdam sidestreet.
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If you've been following the attempts of SpaceX to develop and fly a privately-funded space launcher, you might have seen the recent problems whereby the first launch attempt was cancelled owing to a shortage of liquid oxygen. On SpaceX's updates page, founder (and former PayPal exec) Elon Musk proves that he is a Real Engineer:

Regarding liquid oxygen (LOX) supplies, we expect to have enough on hand this time to fill the rocket four or five times over. This should account for almost any issue with a particular storage tank as well as an extended hold on the pad. There is an engineering term known as a s*load. I have asked that we have at least two s*loads on hand in case one s*load is not enough.

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