Re: Fast Integral Reactor.
I've cancelled overflights of the Salado Formation in my light aircraft 'Eagle' just in case.
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I've cancelled overflights of the Salado Formation in my light aircraft 'Eagle' just in case.
Or protect you from whatever grew on, or in, those bits of wood bolted to the ceramic rim in lieu (see what I did there?) of a proper lifting seat.
But if they want to use it south of the border (where the market might be) they still need the FAA on side.
At least no one has suggested that the Canadian response to a rogue drone dropping on their head would be "Sorry"
Or worst case, send someone down the local chippy, Chinese takeway, etc while promising a post-production trip to a Michelin-starred restaurant.
though if the "major talent" was already in a tired and emotional state, it might only have taken a lack of mushy peas to set him off.
In less high profile circumstances, one route for the Beeb would have been apology, compensation, commitment to "anger management", some time off work "to deal with personal issues" and the return after a suitable period of purdah to TV.
No doubt there are questions in the BBC about if they could have spotted the way things were going earlier, and who was making sure that Clarkson wouldn't bring them embarrassment.
"Many in the industry feel that the main barrier to more registrations is awareness – in other words that people simply don't
know care that the gTLDs exist"
There fixed that for you.
The plural of Lego is 'Lego'. The alternative phrase would be "handful of Lego bricks". Well, this part of the world anyway.
If I've understood correctly, there's one other element to the actual fire control - the gun crew.
The fire control computer sends the elevation and training (left-right direction) to indicators in the turret (strictly the "gunhouse") . The gun crew then operate the hydraulics (or in emergencies handwheels) to move the guns up/down until they match the mark on the indicator.
So no good trying to fire the guns if the crew are all in their bunks, or at breakfast.
We'd have needed to preserve HMS Vanguard or one of the other 15-inch gunned warships to be in with a change of hitting Slough.
Though there are two guns outside the IWM, I don't think they are pointing in the right direction, let alone elevation.
It was a mere page or two preview of The Light Fantastic in a issue of White Dwarf that made me (a university student) go and buy it. And enjoy it immensely despite it following directly after the cliffhanger (almost literally) of the first Discworld book.
Then I fell into getting the hardback books every Christmas and generally reading them that self same day. And between Christmases re-reading them.
Memories of connecting to CiX for my email and interest groups and reading comments from the man himself.
I had the privilege of playing The Librarian on the amateur stage in Guards! Guards! - the lines were easier but the costume was heavy, (and Death in the same play). And -though the memory is hazy - some parts in Wyrd Sisters.
And just the other night I passed a rather crumpled paperback of Mort to my son for his first Pratchett read.
He had a wonderful grasp of the human condition and the human mind, and I think the appropriate reaction for me is to go and read one of his books again.
as Lord Reith said : "educate, inform, entertain" - does this new idea not fall under any of these elements?
Since the discussion touches upon the measures of success, may I point out (also because understanding statistics and their limitations is a good thing) that geek/techie publisher No Starch Press have an interestingly title in the offing http://www.nostarch.com/statsdonewrong
and there is a sample chapter up for viewing, it does talk about "underpowered" studies and how to spot if your wonderdrug/treatment/process isn't probably as different from the control as the inventor would like
Government "They don't have to do the research, nor the tests for safety etc"
Oh, but they do. It's the law. Now doctors can prescribe treatments "off-label" but they take full responsibility for whatever happens to the patient and can't shoulder any of the blame on the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
And no doctor will risk prescribing off-label unless they've seen the evidence that the drug in question is effective and is less likely to kill the patient than leaving the patient untreated (or using a different treatment).
(off label includes prescribing the same drug made by a different manufacturer and in a different form to that which has been approved for that treatment. eg Pharma A makes drug X in pill form and gets it approved for the treatment of Intestinal disease 'M'. Pharma B puts drug X in an injection form for the treatment of skin disease 'N'. Sticking B's syringes into your patient for his gut ache is off-label.)
I suspect the US internet firms merely pop to top of list of examples as they
1) are well-known names
2) already have a fair degree of suspicion and mud sticking to them
3) being the internet, to the average person, it's vague as to how money is made in the first place but being huge, and therefore able to employ (do-no-evil) tax advisors they are "probably up to no good, init"
No doubt other names could be given as possibilities - in the more conventional service or hospitality industry perhaps - say a coffee house chain
No online equivalent?
Mitchell managed the test against the Osfriesland to get the result he wanted - a demonstration that aircraft could beat warships, and not a scientific assessment of what it took to beat a warship with an aircraft.
That included having a target that wasn't fighting back, that was slowly travelling in a straight line, and that didn't take measures to counteract the effects of the bombing.
I'd rather have PG - it's the taste.
Wherever it's been lost to - it may or may not be glowing still. Schrodinger's torch?
Changes of "0.07 per cent" as noteworthy?
I suspect the (estimated) margin of error in measurement would be much larger than such a change.
"No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our weapons include..... and not phoning the week before to make an appointment at a mutually convenient time.*"
*though perhaps the real inquisition did.
They do seem to be decent TVs brought low by this problem.
I can only guess that at the design stage, it made sense for the TV to make a check that the internet was "working" rather than a user being baffled why iplayer (for instance) wasn't working. What they hadn't put enough effort into was then being sure that this check upon which all the smart functions depended was itself dependable. I shouldn't have thunk the extra code for it to test more than one ip address would have been that much effort had they realised the weakness.
For some reason I was reminded of the Illuminatus trilogy. Eye in the pyramid and humanoids covered in hair. Is there a deliberate connection
Well (in my opinion) Rodney Bewes and Derek Fowlds were better suited as actors than in light entertainment.
When we see if anything does come out of it and there is actual hardware in the hands of reviewers.
"That means we have to hand it over to our tame racing driver. Some say......"
perhaps there's a market for a voice operated app on your mobile phone that sends commands to the TV. That would create a barrier between you and the TV manufacturer.
or a voice operated app that sends the equivalent of key-presses to the app that controls the TV.
Now of course to save on programming, you need a "cloudy" provider of voice recognition.... oh.
I had a problem more recently with a TV remote that wouldn't work. Changed batteries - no effect. Then I discovered that the DVD player remote which was in the same room had one of its buttons stuck down. The second remote was jamming the first.
with a VHS recording of "Warriors of the Deep" off of Gold. In one scene, every time the Myrka was 'shot' with a flash effect my TV turned off. I suspect somehow it recreated the remote's off signal.
In retrospect, given the low standing Warriors of the Deep in Doctor Who fans' eyes (and the Myrka costume in particular), my TV might have been trying to tell me something...
"The number of TOTAL UK gun crimes,..., so UK gun crime is around five times more than US gun murders, or about 30% more than total US gun deaths."
What's total US gun crime figure by comparison?
"Arsenal (store not football team) of Freedom" was definitely an apt phrase for the US manufacturing output.
If the aforementioned services don't pay royalties on pre-1972 recordings in the US because they don't have to, do they pay royalties on pre-1972 recordings in other locations where they are covered by copyright?
made a quiet night at the cinema rather slow. By comparison more happened in Medicine Man but still a poor showing by Mr Connery.
Once fell asleep during "The Song Remains The Same". But in it's defence, it was the middle film of an all-nighter at the local ABC. Heavy Metal and Woodstock were the other two. I think I might have been 15 or so. God knows why I thought that was something to do.
" the Battle of the Bulge, but you walk around in it, experience it"
You put the lenses on, I'll turn down the aircon, and throw ice chippings and steel ball bearings at you.
"you got the actual cartoon Elsa from Frozen bursting out of the landscape, singing "Let it Go."
Operational Utility Evaluation - I take it to mean giving it to actual pilots to see what they make of it?
Or there might be a surprise. Like when the UK helped test the US air defences in the early 60s (Skyshield) and perhaps (or not) surprisingly some of our bombers got through. By dint of some impressive flying and electronic countermeasures, I believe.
To have a [Chief] Scientific Advisor. I know this chap would be good at the job: Dr John Smith.
"Mr. Putin cannot turn off a non-Russian tap"
Soviet fleet in Straits of Hormuz? Diplomatically 'awkward' but might have the effect of curtailing supply.
Cos I met this guy at the British Experimental Rocket Group. Name was Quartermain, or Candlemass, or somesuch. Anyway he says whatever we do don't bring it back to Earth.
And is the answer to certain of societies ills still to 'cut them off'.
(Not the Nine O'clock News. Pamela, Mel and Griff, if memory serves me right)
"He was Irish"
Anglo-Irish, and certainly British enough to serve in the RA. Only Irish nationality after bureaucracy intervened (to put it politely) and he ended up 'stateless'.
Thinking on it. The forgotten Goon was Anglo-Peruvian.
And Sid James was South African born English, which with Bill Kerr the South African-born Australian made Hancock's Half Hour quite international.
"six times as many accountants as doctors "
Unsurprising since companies over a certain size will probably employ one or more, and at a much lower ratio than that of GPs to population (1:1000 to 1:2000 ?)
"BT should be charging the same for backhaul to competitors as to its own business, and thus the advantage to BT, and disadvantage to the likes of 3 UK would be minimised."
It could but it doesn't have to. It could cite admin costs and accounting reasons why it has to effectively charge 3 more. And if forced to, it could try and play something along the transfer pricing game, increasing the cost of the backhaul and decreasing something somewhere else in BT such that the internal costs remained the same but the competitors paid more.
or Whot! for older Britons who saw games in black and white
I've met "spend your budget this year or get it cut next year" in private business too.
yes, having discovered that he'd not seen Clara for 60 years, he could go back and see her. But then she wouldn't have seen him for 60 years. Paradox.
Or as the Doctor once said "You can't change history. Not one line!"
(though writers have a clever way of working round this)
To my ear - and the subtitles - it's 'yippee-ai-ay'. So I followed it with "Ghostriders in the skyyyy..."
described the attack as a "hack". I'd have though the paper in question would have likened it more accurately to a blockade of a port with tractors by French farmers.
My brother had the 100-in-one. lasted for years.
He gave my son something similar for his birthday, though it is based on components on mountings that clip together and few flying leads. Manual is good for assembling circuits but not so for understanding them.
I think I ought to get accompanying book that gives the knowledge. Turning off the home router and faking a powercut might also get my son off Minecraft videos and into something practical.