Could be useful if they find intelligent Martians.
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The Falcon 9 has nine engines and the Falcon Heavy has 27. One engine on one F9 did shut down early and the other compensated. The Apollo 13 Saturn V had a similar problem
Re: I have mixed feelings about this...
Facebook were only leasing capacity on the comsat to provide free Internet access to parts of Africa. Facebook isn't the loser here.
A genuine email from Southern Rail last year.
"Anonymous John, important information about your Account.
"Dear Anonymous John,
We're improving the way you buy train tickets from our website and you're invited to give it a try. Check out the new features we are rolling out and buy your ticket from the beta version which is now available."
How do I access it?
In order to continue logging in using your usual email address, all you need to do is reset your password using the button below."
It came within a whisker of being binned.
But what are the thieves going to do with 100 million stolen cars?
Brexit means Brexit,
PS. Shouldn't BT and EE rebrand as Beet?
Feel the force Solo.
Re: I'm not condoning his actions....
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.
He's not alone. Farage has withdrawn his claim that we would have an extra £350m a week to spend on the NHS, so he didn't expect to win. Boris didn't either as he wants to wait until 2020 to start the process of leaving. Cameron didn't expect to lose as there would have been no referendum but for him.
And the Kippers were getting their excuses in early with the fantasy that the spooks would tamper with all ballot papers filled in by pencil.
It has all the signs of a mass protest vote that went wrong.
Weren't they where the Google car said they were?
Re: Wait, what?
A conjuring trick. A bright flash of light so you don't see that the first stage emerged though a trap door in the deck of the barge.
Re: Much better view here
Definitely. I'm old enough to have seem manned space-flight go from science fiction to reality. But rockets landing on Earth on a pillar of fire remained science fiction. Until now.
And for the first time since Apollo, there are serious plans to leave Earth orbit.
Science SpaceX is go for US military GPS sat launch, smashes ULA monopoly
And on course to create a SpaceX monopoly, which isn't necessarily a good thing.
Now that's just silly. They'll be using a car foot pump.
Re: It's an impressive *technical* achievement
A 30% discount according to SpaceX. A $20million saving. They hope to reuse this one as early as June.
An unspecified problem with loading the propellants.
The super-chilled mixture SpaceX now uses has to be loaded much later in the countdown than is usual.
If the Americans want him, why haven't they tried to extradite him from the UK?
Someone I once knew was often challenged about his lack of a visible disability. His response was to unbutton his shirt to reveal the big FO corset and ask of he would like to have to wear it 24/7..
Fàilte gu na Dúnrath etc
Why no bilingual sign? Does the SNP know?
Japanese-language emails that include ZIP files seemingly coming from Russian .ru domains.
Seemingly? Since when was an .ru address some sort of guarantee of authenticity of an attachment?
Re: Real numbers would be interesting
This F9 was more powerful than the ones before Longer first stage, and uses LOX at much colder temps than anyone has used before. Unlike the earlier ones, it can launch to geosynchronous orbit, and still have enough fuel to land. I don't know offhand about the Crew Dragon.
It will be floodlit. And engine burns on the way down will be more visible.
"We also found that the orbiter is flying in the same direction as that of Venus's rotation."
Found? Interplanetary navigation isn't a matter of luck. They must have known its trajectory far more precisely than thousands of miles.
A good old English word used in the USA but not in the UK. Apart from "ill-gotten" that is. And "forgotten".
Which reminds me of this.
Reporter Dan Grimmer is puzzled by the letter from the City Council's licensing department which was sent to the closed public convenience at Wall Lane, Magdalen Street, about a licensing application. Picture: Denise Bradley
I'll just leave this here.
So if the boffins ever find a way of recording video on a CD sized disk, I can see VHS becoming obsolete too.
What about the adaptor that protected the lunar module until the Command Module docked with it after leaving Earth orbit? It consisted of several panels that could have ended up anywhere. I hope they can get better pictures of it as it approaches.
My bank phoned me once and asked for my mother's maiden name to prove they were talking to the right person. They seemed genuinely baffled that I refused to give it.
Re: People who use adblockers...
I don't mind them as such, but if I buy a newspaper, I don't have to wait while the newsagent goes next door for the fliers to put in it. And when reading it on the train, nobody has yet walked down the aisle and pasted an advert over the article I was reading.
Yet some websites see both as acceptable.
Playmobil reconstruction, or it didn't happen.
What about the Falcon Heavy test flight? Anyone ready could go in the first half of 2016. I've seen no mention anywhere of its payload, but Musk must surely have chosen one by now.
> Audi - Disables indicators
Cheat software. They only work at the MOT test station
Re: Tip of the hat to old school
The Fisher Pen Co paid the development costs. And the actual pens were cheap enough for the KSC gift shop to sell. I bought my first one there in 1971.
If they were German
Volkswagen could recall them for a software upgrade.
His plan to escape in a laundry basket fell through when it was appeared on Wikipedia.
Re: @Bc1609 - And this covers......?
Taking without owner's consent. An offence created as it could not be proved that "joyriders" intended to permanently deprive the owner of the car.
Re: Running water.
Told you so.
Not geological ages ago, but right now.
"However since in the vast majority of cases the vehicle has not been returned as faulty "within a short time*", you have accepted the goods and are therefore likely only to be eligible for repair or replacement, not a refund."
I can see that in relation to an accidental fault. But here, the fault was deliberate and impossible for the owner to detect. Can it be repaired without the performance taking a hit? And does VW have replacements which do meet the legal requirements?
Audi have admitted that 2.1million Audi diesels also use the cheat software.
"Bild am Sonntag said a VW internal investigation found parts supplier Bosch had warned Volkswagen not to use its software illegally."
How can there can be a legal use of cheat software?
Error message many years ago.
I took a look when I saw three people standing round an office PC scratching their heads. I ejected the floppy disk, pressed the any key, and walked away struggling to keep a straight face. The three people were the office IT support team.
As any movie goer knows.
At least one of a pair of identical twins is born evil.
Re: "Wide Open Throttle"
@ Nigel 11
> Firstly, is urea in the quantities needed to clean the exhaust particularly expensive
I've seen an annual cost of £50 a year quoted somewhere. As to the cost of a larger tank, I don't know. Modern cars don't seem to have much spare space under the bonnet.
Re: Surely their competitors knew about this?
I read somewhere that the affected cars do use urea to mop up pollutants but only have enough for emissions testing. If so, it will need more than just a software change.
PS. Beating a red headed stepchild is a cliché? I cant recall coming across it before..
Re: Downvote bait.
Why send anyone to Mars? Why indeed? Why fly to America with the very slight chance of dying in a plane crash?.You've already seen pictures of the place, and can speak to Americans over the phone.
Re: And where are they going to get the engineers from...
"American teenager arrested for interest in science"
Bin your router, take to the woods, build a makeshift toilet, and become a full time off-grid spoon whittler.
"Since the Falcon Heavy is more or less three Falcon 9s strapped together, it's no surprise that SpaceX's strut woes have prompted caution."
Three Falcon 9 first stages and one second stage. Unless the problem could affect the first stages as well, the Heavy shouldn't be more vulnerable than the Falcon 9.
Re: With all due respect to Gaelic speakers...
It's two words not one, with different meanings and pronunciation. The accent indicates pronunciation and the meaning is usually obvious from context. You don't have a problem with words like "watch" having several meanings, do you?
The article mentions two, but as far as I know, there aren't that many examples. Bàta (boat) and bata (stick) are the only ones I can think of (admittedly my command of Gaelic is limited)
I'm not aware of any organisation trying to stop Gaelic evolving. The acute accent dropped out of use in the 20th century, largely unchallenged. Bòrd na Gàidhlig is is only interested in the language surviving..