Diamonds in the sky... not just an expression anymore

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Midnight Funeral, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Midnight Funeral

    Midnight Funeral CĂșchulainn

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    :eek2:
    Rest at link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3492919.stm
  2. Dan Leach

    Dan Leach Climbing Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow, how did you find that article. I remember reading that 2 years ago when it first appeared
  3. Techman

    Techman Still smilin' Deceased Member

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    The DeBeers people must be livid.
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  4. MiniBorg

    MiniBorg Bah Humbug

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    How long before people kill each other over it?
  5. actormike

    actormike Okay, Connery...

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    My girlfriend is going to want one for her engagement ring...
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  6. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Diamonds. She'll pretty much have to.
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  7. Linda R.

    Linda R. Fresh Meat

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    This is making me think of one of the TOS novels - Spock's Planet, I think - where there's a family of precious gem 'miners' who find them in space. Anyone else remember it?
  8. phantomofthenet

    phantomofthenet Locked By Request

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    "Spock's World" - yes, the family that finds the asteroid that is going to make them rich and the head of the family doesn't want to get out of the business and retire on the proceeds...

    There was some...disagreement...on that point. :)
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  9. Linda R.

    Linda R. Fresh Meat

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    ^Yes, I remember it doesn't end well. I couldn't check the part of my bookcase where the Trek novels are, because the Christmas decorations are still in front of it, waiting to be put back in the attic. It was driving me nuts trying to remember the exact title, so thanks!