2266 posts • joined 8 Oct 2007
"We apologise to Mrs Raybould for any distress caused"
I do so hate that usage of "any", when it's self-evident that distress or inconvenience has been caused. The word to use is "the"
That wouldn't have helped. Bank accounts are frozen after death until the estate is wound up, apart from paying the funeral expenses. It's quite clear here that the direct debits had ceased and Vodafone sent in the bailiffs.
Re: It surely has a nuclear battery.. despite their lies.
Am I the only one to realise that was a joke?
The fridge-sized, plucky probot
I've also seen it described as the size of a dishwasher. It's rather appropriate to use white-goods examples when visiting a Comet.
Don't give up. One more giant bounce for robotkind.
"lighter than a feather"
What's that in NanoJubs?
I do hate that phrase. The NHS Blood Transfusion Service used it last week when their on-line booking service went tits-up for four or five days.
Re: Not a lard arse
"SpaceX in spite of the latest setback is looking pretty good"
What latest setback? Are you thinking of Orbital Sciences?
"HTC’s most recent product was a camera without a viewfinder"
Isn't it the Nexus 9?
I stand corrected as regards to the SpaceX issue. But I said first stage engine failure, not problem. I should probably have said catastrophic.
Second stage engine problems aren't that rare. One left two GPS satellites in the wrong orbit earlier this year. SpaceX had one on one resupply mission. It reached the ISS as planned but left a satellite (secondary mission) in the wrong place. I don't see why first stage failures should be rarer, but they do seem to be.
Obviously they can be more spectacular and cause damage to the launch site, but that doesn't mean that the cause of the problem is more serious.
1941 GMT (3:41 p.m. EDT)
Splashdown confirmed! The Dragon spacecraft has returned to Earth with nearly 3,300 pounds of space station cargo, ending its fourth operational flight to the complex.
SpaceX says the splashdown occurred at approximately 3:38 p.m. EDT (1938 GMT)
1358 GMT (9:58 a.m. EDT)
The first departure burn is complete.
1357 GMT (9:57 a.m. EDT)
Astronaut Reid Wiseman has backed the robotic arm away to a distance of about 4 feet. The first of three rocket burns to guide Dragon away from the space station is coming up soon.
1357 GMT (9:57 a.m. EDT)
"we promised that these rewards would be exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign"
So we'll just have to hope they turn up on Ebay.
Whiz is the word.
Instead of aseeing one millions of miles away that looks stationary, the Martian probes will really see it move.
There's nothing wrong with the Flintstones' car design.
So the tablet has half the storage of the phone? Why?
Suddenly the Daily Mail sees the benefits of Human Rights.
At least for journalists.
"Bloke said not to open box until he leaves"
Which means you don't know if someone has bent it.
Re: True mission objective
I hear that Donald Trump is already talking to Elon Musk.
Alan Shepard hit a couple of golf balls on the Moon. I don't suppose.... Nah!
Hackers are roaming the streets, turning up thermostats?
Re: Reverse Engineer
"From observational experience, it depends on how many excess pieces you have left afterwards."
Or how many of the pingfuckits that flew about your garage you were unable to find.
Re: what sort of 3d printer?
"Funded in a public-private partnership by Made in Space and NASA, the 3D printer is the first device of its kind to ever launch into space. Engineers on the ground will uplink commands to the printer, giving it a 3D model of an object to build out of a stock of plastic carried inside."
So possibly an Eiffel Tower. I read somewhere that a more sophisticated 3d printer will follow in the near future.
Mice in SPAAAACE
Don't forget the passengers.
Re: I suspect
It won't be needed much longer. Launch vehicles will trigger their own self destruct if the on-board GPS says it isn't where it should be. At least one launch has tested the concept successfully, while still relying on the current system.
You had a pan and a coal stove? We had to send Morse by banging our heads on the pavement.
When I were a lad, phones were made of two tin cans and some string.
"Anchoring itself in place with harpoons and ice screws"
Sounds more like a docking, not a landing.
"and enjoy a simulated dive-bombing attack on Virgin Galactic rival spaceplanes"
Hardly needed to keep them grounded.
I heard that Silvio Berlusconi is holding a party there.
Is £10 a year really beyond the means of the most impoverished gun owner? How much does ammo cost?
Why not ask SpaceX?
How many could next year's Falcon Heavy launch in one go?
"As is our practice, the company will be reviewing the flight record details to learn more about the performance of the vehicle prior to our next said," I wonder why nobody else has thought of doing that?
I'm still waiting for the Motie coffee maker that featured in "The Mote In God's Eye"
But you'd lose the previous owner's porn stash.
Re: Confused on the motivation...
There's little point in upgrading something that won't be needed two years from now. Have an onboard GPS system trigger the self-destruct if it isn't where the flight plan says it should be. NASA is currently testing such a system. And I read somewhere that SpaceX is very interested.
Why the twenty year lease of Pad 39A? It surely won't take that long for Musk's private spaceport to be up and running?
"It was quickly fixed although changing DNS settings in the interim would have solved the problem,"
And what percentage of your users knows how to do that?
Re: It would help an awful ****ing lot
I had one from my bank a while back asking for my mother's maiden name before telling me the reason for the call. I refused, assuming it was a scam. Found out a few days later that it was genuine..
It's the second anniversary of his arrival at the embassy. You can now forget about him for another twelve months.
It's nearly June.
And it hasn't flown since January.I'll believe it will be taking passengers this year when it happens.
It's rapidly running out of time. How man test flights are needed for certification to carry fare paying passengers?
Why does this need two Rovers?
Couldn't the vehicle with the ascent stage take a core sample?
Re: Which box?
It's certainly Channel 5. If I record something, I get multiple copies. 5, 5+1, 5+24, 5*, 5^2, etc.
"We didn't steal it; we just borrowed it for a while!"
Twenty year lease on Pad 39A
I wonder what SpaceX will have achieved by the time the lease expires? I hope I'm still here to find out.
Re: "They have supplies to keep them in orbit for many, many days,"
Most manned Soyuz flights to the ISS have taken a couple of days. This would only have been the fifth fast track docking..
"A subsequent ICO investigation faulted Kent Police for the absence of any guidance or procedures in place to make sure personal information was securely removed from former police premises."
1) Take everything.
2) Leave nothing behind.
It could have been worse. The new owner might have found a skeleton in one of the cells.
Re: 3 per cent?
Think of it as the Big Society Quantitative Easing.
1950s obscenity law
It's a good job that all these websites are in the UK. Oh...
Re: 'I can't see this being very convincing'
NICE has denied that the email addresses came from them, and as they don't deal with the public, wouldn't have any such list.
UK blood donors (who are blood tested every time) are regularly contacted by email, but not for clinical purposes. I can see that some of us would be panicked by this email.
The standard of English and implausible name says West Africa to me.
"We suggest you to print out your CBC test results and interpretations in attachment below and visit your family doctor as soon as possible
A second entry from the Mail.
"25 years after a Briton dreamed up the internet... Who knew a biting baby and a sneezing panda would be such World Wide Wonders!"
Re: Ahh the WWW
- Leaked screenshots show next Windows kernel to be a perfect 10
- Product round-up Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!
- Episode 13 BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
- Vulture at the Wheel Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK