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Happy Guy Fawkes Night!

for those of you not familiar with it, let Stephen Merchant explain!

Not Clear?

How about a mini-series ?

Guy Fawkes ("the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions")

Was involved in The Gunpowder Plot, ( see also https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/parliamentaryauthority/the-gunpowder-plot-of-1605/)

caught, tried and executed for treason.

But not just any execution. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanged,_drawn_and_quartered

His punishment was brutal and specific (as our tour guide in  York was more than happy to explain ...) 

" drawn backwards to his death, by a horse, his head near the ground. They were to be "put to death halfway between heaven and earth as unworthy of both". Their genitals would be cut off and burnt before their eyes, and their bowels and hearts removed. They would then be decapitated, and the dismembered parts of their bodies displayed so that they might become "prey for the fowls of the air"


So there you go.

Happy Guy Fawkes Night!



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Fawkes was caught and tortured in the Tower of London. Being sent to the Tower for interrogation was a truly fearsome prospect, and the torture chamber had all sorts of horrors. At the end of several days of this, his signature on his confession was nearly illegible, probably at this stage missing fingernails and with finger joints broken with a thumb screw. And perhaps a session on the dreaded rack.

But in the end he defeated the executioner. The first stage of hanged, drawn and quartering was a period of slow hanging. To that end a step ladder was set up, and the condemned was forced to walk up, noose around neck and dangled there.

Fawkes forced himself much further up the ladder and jumped, so that the drop, rather than just strangling him a bit, broke his neck.

So the gruesome bits they did to his already dead body.

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4 hours ago, Grahame said:



and from 

BiscuitPeople  - a trade website

"The most effective online solution for the biscuit industry"





"Three fifty and a biscuit" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

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58 minutes ago, Knuckledragger said:


I'm pretty sure top left is not a printer cable.  It looks like one end of late 90s UW SCSI to me. 


Yup - it is indeed a UltraWide SCSI. But it was also not uncommon to use this pin out to control a printer. The other end of that plug didn't look like that.  - I'm old.

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Also, meta post here.  Imgur finally made good on their threat to delete old images, and not in the way they said they would.  In the spring of this year they said they were deleting all old images not associated with an imgur account.  I've had an account since the site launched in 2010.  I had uploaded something like 44,000 photos in that time. 


At least 20K are magically gone. 

This is what the first post in this thread now looks like:



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