2153 posts • joined Monday 8th October 2007 13:35 GMT
Re: Baikonur, we have a problem.
You are a Daily Mail reader, AICM5P.
Re: Antimatter and anti-gravity anyone?
It wouldn't surprise me if matter and anti-mater repelled each other. Or if the CP violation was the result of the matter/anti-matter imbalance, not the cause.
"McCormick, who still insists he hasn't had customer complaints about the efficacy of the devices"
Dead men tell no tales.
Google Translate doesn't do Scottish Gaelic for some reason.
Just Irish. Point Google Chrome at http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/ and it identifies it as Irish, and offers to translate it to English. Which it makes a mess of.
This was the third Dragon to visit the ISS, not the second.
The first was a demo flight last May, but it did take some cargo up and down. The second (regular) fight was last October.
And there are comets.
SL-9 hit Jupiter nearly twenty years ago, and Mars gets a near miss next year.
Coincidence, or did the source phone 999?
Re: Some interesting comments form the recording of the telephone conference.
"Some interesting comments form the recording of the telephone conference.
BTW The sub editing on this article was not good. Thee technical term for them are "Thrusters," not boosters (that was the 1st stage of the F9)."
"Form". "Thee". Muphry's law in action.
All four thruster pods now working, and orbit about to be raised.
No rendezvous tomorrow. SpaceX hopes to fix the problem for a further rendezvous attempt in a few days.
Usually in a quarry though.
Re: Is it just me, or is this a little bit of a wasted opportunity ?
It's a useful first step to actually landing on Mars, and it would be a shame to miss a launch window when the next is 13 years later.
And why not do something spectacular 50 years (almost) after Apollo XI?
Preferably a married couple with no children.
"Are we there yet?"
Re: apparently the next show will be Mars in 2014
Great! Curiosity can take pot shots at it with its laser.
As long as it doesn't interfere with satellite TV reception.
Up to 10 hours according to a couple of reviews.It seems to be larger than the 3g E586, so possibly has a bigger battery.
Edit. 3000mAh as against 1500mAh (E586)
I can see me buying one from Three later this year, if I can keep my current contract. 15GB for about £18 pm.
Re "just sending a private ship to Mars and back would be pretty darn impressive."
It would indeed, but "historic"? That would surely need a manned flight to qualify..
Not if they took a Bigelow inflatable module with them. I wonder if an unmanned Falcon 9 could be used to take some cargo aloft and docked with the FH.
"The firm suggested the matter had been "blown out of proportion"
Like the strippers' Bulgarian airbags probably.
Re: Not Related?
Apart from the different direction, the asteroid arrives 18 hours after the meteorite strike. The Earth will have travelled about 2 million kilometres in that time, so it would have to be a huge cluster for both events to be related.
It's not hard
10 "مرحبا العالم" طباعة
Re: We "were" legion
We were Anonymous. We were Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us when we get out.
Re Upgrade pricing for the UK, Europe, and other regions was not available as The Reg went to press.
£1 = $1. Sorted.
Two Doctor Who companions?
The Master must be responsible.
Register rubbishes Reuters report rubbishing report rubbishing cheap iPhone rumor.
My brain hurts.
Re: Why 3G?Quite a
My Huawei E586 will fit comfortably in a trouser pocket, and the battery lasts at least 4 hours. It's removable so a spare would give up to nine hours.
It means that neither of my tablets need to be 3G. Or my Kindle e-reader. Quite a saving. I even reduced my phone tariff considerably last year as it can use the E586 for data.
A terabyte USB memory stick
It's impressive just how much data you can leave on the train nowadays.
I don't understand why people make stupid mistakes like that.
I'm on the way. I've told the wife it's an emergency call-out.
I think I'll play safe and leave shopping for Christmas presents until Saturday. Or until Christmas Eve as usual..
Re His decade of stress ends today
As long as he stays in the UK. The US can issue a Red Notice to have him arrested with a view to extradition if he travels abroad.
Re: Any naval types around?
Er, it's a Shakespearian quote from The Tempest.
"Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;"
Re: Last man
"Schmitt proved a 'capable' LM pilot - grudging praise indeed!"
Especially as the LM pilots never actually flew the LM. Apart from Al Bean, Apollo 12. And that only as Pete Conrad let him take the controls briefly.
I saw the launch, from 9 miles away because of the sheer numbers of spectators. Just as well it was a night launch. A daylight one would have been far less impressive at that distance.
Re: Speaking of old computers....
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if billions of voices cried out in terror "We didn't mean you to point it at Earth!", and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."
Re: Pot calling the kettle black?
Or better still.
Give SpaceX a shitload of cash, tell them "Go do something awesome"
Space Test Program 2 must be big, if it needs a Falcon Heavy.
Re Curiosity Two could potentially meet its father
"Luke, I am Your Father." I think C2 has been named already.
A client was having trouble with his fax and called me. When asked to try and send a test page to me, he faxed his company price list. I solved his problem and we ended the call. A few minutes later he called back and said: "I am not sure I should have sent that list, can you fax it back to me?"
I hope he did.
Before I retired I was part of the unofficial second tier support team to the official IT bods.Once,I saw all four scratching their heads next to a PC. i walked up, read the error message, ejected the floppy, hit the any key, and walked away in total silence.
It it's not true...
Why was December omitted from Android Jelly Bean 4.2? Google aren't fools.
I hope it had rounded corners.
Re: Supprised why?