The El Reg Special Projects Bureau has wasted quite enough time faffing about with the name of our audacious high altitude, helium-assisted ballocket adventure, so it's time to nail this one once and for all. To recap, our plan is to launch a rocket-powered composite aircraft from beneath a helium balloon at a not inconsiderable …
Firing up my botnet now....
Free poutine? Just for casting multiple votes? Yes please!
Any chance of having a Parmo instead? I think I'd much prefer that.
Although a parmo-poutine combo wouldn't be sniffed at.
Re: Firing up my botnet now....
Sure, we'll offer a menu, and also a choice of whether Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton or Natalie Portman will serve you your choice while dressed in nothing more then a strategically-placed fried Mars bar. Any other requests?
Not any old poutine...
I imagine this will be the BOFH's "special" poutine...
"Any other requests?"
A few chilled beers please.
will do nicely, please.
Is it Vladimir Poutine?
Just the wrong word :(
For all those whining about the "orbit" part
What, you'd rather have something like "High Up Rocket Propelled Dirgible Elevated Register Plane?"
erm how about one of the suggested options that is actually accurate. I presume you can read them all. May I suggest "Lightweight Observational High Altitude Navigator" is slightly more appropriate than "High Up Rocket Propelled Dirgible Elevated Register Plane" and does not have that wrong orbit word in it...
Why are the most popular so far the 3 starting with "Low Orbit"? I doubt it will be entering orbit. If it's anything like PARIS it'll get very high, but not into orbit!
Our Paper Aircraft Released Into Space didn't actually get into space, either, but it's not really that important, is it? As my son would say: "Chillax, old timer."
Oribit my arse
Change the Low Orbit ones!
There were better options in the shortlist
Extra onions and hold the tomato please...
I'd vote for "Low Orbit Helium Assisted Nanoplane"... if it were an option...
Re: re: Poutine?
Ooh la la!
Lester, you are spoiling us!
Low orbit it is!
What's the saying... Nobody ever went broke underestimating the something of the commentard something?
Now. To the lab please. And hence to low orbit. And beyond!
Any reference to orbits is somewhat optimistic surely?
Since you can orbit the earth on a hovercraft as long as you don't run out of power. Or find something better to do or whatever.
We're all in orbit right now!
The Earth revolves, therefore I can claim geostationary orbit from the comfort of my easy chair!
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I know La Lohan is notorious for flashing beaver, but being under the ballon and seeing up the skirts has probably got to be easier than trying for the money shots
I got your title right HERE
Sorry I didn't get in on the initial suggestions. I'd have offered
Ludicrously Overreaching but Heroic and Artful Nearspacecraft
This should give you good liability cover, has the virtue of modesty, and makes a bow to Computer Science.
LOHAN's Only a Helium Assisted Nanoplane
or, nearly evanescing entirely
LOHAN's Only a Hardly Adequate Name
In true GNU style recursive acronyms should be prefered.
I'm with jr424242
How about Jet Under Balloon Ship?
Ok, send the poutine over.
I voted wrong.
Dammit, I was so tempted by the reference to helium that I went for it without thinking, but now I really do think about it, PARIS was "Paper Airplane Released Into Space", so I guess LOHAN really ought to have been the "Launch Of High Altitude Nanoplane" option. Can I change my mind now?
Or even better, if I do, will you think I'm cheating and give me poutine?
Sod the spaceships
This poutine stuff sounds good.
You sir have inspired me!
These are truly awful There has got to be a better LOHAN and I'll spam your form with......
....... ......um...... errr....Wow Lohan is truly awful....I think ill be off now
Not low orbit!
It's NOT going into orbit! So that totally rules out three of the options.
And by the way,
... isn't that plane in the pic remarkably similar to the one used in Microprose's F19 flight sim some decades ago?
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