Now NotW can claim any undesirable email might have been tampered with.
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Now NotW can claim any undesirable email might have been tampered with.
I'd have thought that if anyone would be throwing punches today it would be Rebekah Brooks.
Thanks to the unique way in which the British government has always managed to bugger up our industries, in 1960 Fairey was forcibly merged with Westland along with Saunders-Roe and the helicopter division of Bristol Aeroplane.
Westland not only had their own helicopter designs but licensed technology from the Americans. The rotodyne was dead in their hands, but they held all the IP.
They're already immortal.
It's hard enough getting a decent signal on an iPhone without people leeching the signal.
Couldn't the message just be read as 'publish the results in as accessible way as possible, the interpretation will come later'?
The games however will be exactly the same as the current generation.
'Doesn't fall down' = antigravity.
Well it does in my Wile E Coyote Beginners Book of Physics Fun.
in a viking deathmatch against the almighty surströmming sandwich.
It's some crazy balloon, rocket spy thing.
They don't know who stole the plans, but the criminal mastermind goes by the name 'L'Ester' and is currently hiding at his secret volcano lair / donkey sanctuary deep in the Spanish mountains where he is designing a deep fat fried weapon of mass destruction.
A special operations unit made up from slightly shop-soiled supermodels is being formed to extradite him back to Guantanamo Bay where he will be chased by large spiders harvested from German supermarkets to the sound of Icelandic elf songs.
That lexicographic train has long since left the station.
The word 'hacking' now means any attempt to break into a computerised system no matter how it is done. It joins words like 'nice', 'garble', 'brave' and 'artificial' in having dramatically changed their meaning with time.
Give up, the battle is lost.
At least there won't be a nasty conflict of interest at Call Me Dave's next dinner party.
It'll be interesting to see where La Brooks pops up next.
In Britain we'd have used custard.
Possibly with a layer of jelly and sponge biscuits for the substrate. Soaked in cheap alcohol to mimic the natural state of a British brain.
Born in Wimbledon. He at least was once a British citizen. Anyone know if he ever got round to renouncing it?
I'm sure an imaginative judge could say the Murdochs are persons of interest to a police investigation and put a warrant out for their arrest next time they feel obliged to grace us with their presence.
Alternatively, whilst he's here, Rupert could go down to a police station of his own accord and help the rozzers with their enquiries into just when he found out about the phone hacking allegations and that his son had been paying hush money to victims in contravention of British and American law.
Using a chalk pentagram at midnight.
[puts Moon landing plans* back in the drawer]
* hugely detailed:
1: get to Moon
Now that could get me to switch from my Sony 650 Reader - which although lovely tech is hobbled by its need to be tethered to the Waterstone's eBook store. It pains me to say it, but Kindle with touchscreen would be pretty much perfect...
...until the next big thing comes along.
Speaking of which, whatever happened to Mirasol screens? Shouldn't they be out by now?
If you wrap it with gaffer tape it will be even stronger.
They're opening a store in the middle of Wyoming (largest city Cheyenne - population 60,000), but not in neighbouring Colorado (largest city Denver - population 2.5 million)?
This can only make sense if bison are big Windows users.
Navigable Aerostat Observes Much of Iberia.
Lester's Optimistic Helium Aircraft: Navigable
From the article:
'Dr. Nunes said: ‘We found the toxin responsible [for the erections] and performed experiments using hypertensive rats which have severe erectile dysfunction. '
The first question being - how the hell do you know a rat has erectile dysfunction?
And back to spider - ye gods, the last time there was any spider that big it was clamped to Lis Slayden's back.
Pure bloody genius.
It was the one game as a C64 owner I wanted more than any, so I was thrilled when (and correct me if I'm wrong) BugByte released Wizard's Lair for the C64 - a near as dammit clone.
Shame we never got Knights Lore and Sabre Wulf though.
Oh that was just painful.
And any of the Ultimate: Play the Game games for the C64 - the Spectrum got works of art, the C64 got big blocky messes.
The ages of the rocks are constrained by radioisotopic dating in associated volcanic deposits.
The deposits in Montana and Wyoming extend across the KT boundary without interruption so it is possible to get a complete sequence of events.
In many other places the end of the Cretaceous is missing or very poorly defined.
You have to wonder what sort of a person obtains a sick child's medical records through illegal means and then phones the parents to let them know they're going to see that information splashed across the front of the papers. Rebekah Brooks might not face criminal charges, but she deserves to be reviled every time she appears in public.
'The cause of the Columbia Shuttle disaster because they removed insulation from the external fuel tank to save on weight. This allowed ice to build up, which broke off and struck the leading edge of the Shuttles Wing. '
Not quite. The formulation of the foam was changed to reduce its toxicity to workers. This increased the amount of 'popcorning' as trapped gas expanded and blew off chunks of insulation.
The damage to Columbia's wing was done just by insulation, not ice.
b) Closing NoTW is a cynical move that doesn't hurt News International at all
It actually benefits NI. NotW was an expensive operation (all those fake sheikhs, phone taps and bin rummaging doesn't come cheap) with a separate newsroom. Closing that down and producing a 7 day Sun filled with long-lens shots of various microslebs and reality TV articles from the Sun's existing newsroom will save them several tens of millions a year.
The markets will love it, and Rebekah Brooks will get a bit smoochy kiss from Uncle Rupert.
'The only thing missing to make it the ultimate British experience is if it were a mass arrest, and you had five suspects all in the waiting room in an orderly queue waiting for their turn to be arrested.'
Alternatively the suspect tragically stumbles on to a policeman's boots and is then shot trying to escape down a long flight of stairs.
is 'thousand year old desiccated newspaper magnate exorcised.'
Everyone at NotW is on 90 days notice of redundancy. NI has said 'They will be invited to apply for other jobs in the company."
www.thesunonsunday.com was registered two days ago, by Identity Protect in Guildford - anyone know any more?
Windscale (quite apt - another operation which poured toxic waste into the environment)
Looks like the junior Murdoch is just as classy as his dad.
Would be fine with most modern balloons, especially anything made of mylar or similar synthetics.
The real risk is handling large volumes of the stuff. Unsurprisingly it's not easy to buy canisters of hydrogen without a licence. But, that said, we all know how to make it...
And will you be asking for sponsorship money from us humble proles in exchange for getting our names stuck all over BRITNEY* ?
* British Rocket Into Troposphere - Not Exactly Yuri.
It was well known that the holidaying Brooks demanded that electronic copies of the paper were sent to her so she could approve them before they went to print.
I suspect they mean - erm - 'mean' with a few superfast connections dragging the mean upwards. I'd like to know what the median connection speeds are.
This article sounds awfully like another one written by Lewis a couple of weeks ago where a number of people pointed out that the Thames freezing in winter had more to do with the river being wider, slower and partially obstructed by the old London Bridge.
If the Sun was responsible for the Little Ice Age you'd expect it to be a global phenomenon. Instead it is predominantly a Northern Hemisphere event with its epicentre over the Atlantic and Western Europe.
A better explanation for the Little Ice Age is that it was the result of increased levels of vulcanism in the Northern Hemisphere which continued through to the mid-19th Century. The most dramatic cooling - around the 1690s occurs at just the same time that ice cores from Greenland show a large increase in sulfur content - fallout from volcanic activity.
The injection of ash and sulfur compounds into the stratosphere would account for most of the observed cooling.
It'll be Shatner.
The article is a very selective reading of the accessible paper which includes the section:
'The finding that the recent hiatus in warming is driven largely by natural factors does not contradict the hypothesis: “most of the observed increase in global average temperature since the mid 20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations (14)'
These compounds are short-lived, they are incredibly reactive with moisture - in the atmosphere and in the human lungs and are stabilised as sulfates within a few months of their release. They don't even have the half-life of massive volcanic sulfur emissions which rise into the stratosphere and remain in circulation for years.
The Chinese and Indians will have to curb their sulfur emissions anyway no matter what effect they have on the climate for one reason.
They kill people.
Look up London smog if you have any doubts why massive sulfur emissions are a bad thing.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sting, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant? It's like the Four Horsemen of the Broadcasting Apocalypse.
On the subject of investigating the financial crash - yes they've been busy.
Most of the people who brought Iceland to its knees live abroad and the Icelandic justice system is looking at asking for them to be extradited back to Iceland where the locals are flicking through their books of ancient viking punishments.
A number of lower banking officials have been under investigation by a special investigator and are either on trial or awaiting trial for financial irregularities in the run-up to the kreppa, but the big fish is that ex Prime Minister Geir Haarde is on trial for incompetence.
And since you're bound to be interested, the sale of the assets of Landsbanki is likely to go ahead fairly shortly and will either nearly or totally cover the cost of the British bailout to UK investors.
So the big question is, if Iceland can put its crooks on trial, why are the ex-heads of HBOS, Northern Rock and the Whitehall officials who watched the UK's banks go crazy still free?
This story sounds awfully like all the excitement over manganese nodules in the 1960s and 70s.
For those of tender years; huge areas of the deep ocean are covered with potato-shaped chunks of manganese ore which geologists (being ever creative) called manganese nodules. So in the 1960s everyone got excited that we'd never run out of manganese...
...apart from no one knew how to get the nodules to the surface or to refine them economically, and then we realised we weren't running out of manganese any time soon. Which was good, because any attempt to trawl them from the ocean bottom would have been an ecological catastrophe.
You had photos of most high tech movers and shakers in compromising positions with an eclectic range of livestock.
Disappointed if this is not the case.
A mylar balloon would be trackable in orbit and not need any batteries or solar cells - the two Echo passive communications satellites in the 1950s were nothing more than huge balloons that reflected radio waves.
We just drop it off Australia and it will fall down into orbit.
How about emulating the Soviet Lunokhod rovers by building a really remote controlled vehicle that children/people can control over the Internet to explore Lester's little hideaway?
Either that or go the whole hog and build a deep frozen aircraft carrier aka. Habbakuk. Doing that in Spain only adds to the irony.