2232 posts • joined 8 Oct 2007
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
Re: Re. Saves the pen issue straight away!
Not the "pencils in space" nonsense again. They are made of wood and graphite, both flammable, especially in a pure oxygen atmosphere. And bits of broken leads floating about in zero G isn't good either. NASA only buys Space Pens and did not pay the development costs.
Re: Roll those eyes
Or imagine you overslept and are late for work. Then you find that your car is missing. The fridge has sent it to the supermarket for a pint of milk.
Re: Two words (and an ellipsis)
Ah yes. Tandy. Didn't they invent the "£=$" concept?
Re: Daily Mail headlines write themselves
There's still something missing.
"Bitcoin users are heavily armed East European drug-peddling Muslim paedophiles living in £1m houses using money from Bitcoin to fund terrorism and stop weekly bin collections!!!!!!"
The first one I bought had no keyboard, just metal pads and a stylus.And probably still in a box in the attic.
Your girlfriend collects batteries?
add three per cent extra risk to the existing 20 to 25 per cent risk of fatal cancer
Is that really unacceptable? How about selecting from those with a lower than usual family history of cancer?
NASA still doesn't know the cause of the malf. So Russians only.
I initially misread the headline and wondered when I would be able to travel on a gravity powered light ship.
Re: How about a little perspective here?
ramps up to a flight rate of one launch per month by the end of next year,
@ John Smith 19
"Their big selling point is the long list of successful launches. IIRC their most successful size has 40+ perfect launches, the total for either Delta IV or Atlas V is 60+ each."
SpaceX is launching another comsat later this month and expects to be launching one Falcon 9 a month by the end of 2014. Nobody else can come anywhere near that. How long do the manufacturers have to wait to get a satellite launched? I don't know, but it's about to get a lot shorter.
How would the drone put the "Sorry you were out" card through your letterbox? That's what I would call GPS accuracy.
So farewell then
You decided to
Comet E J Thribb (4.5bn years)
As I understand it, they started the second countdown in the hope they would be comfortable with another launch attempt. At T-1 minute they decided they weren't and went for a manual abort before engine start.
Re: That's not a false widow.
Shouldn't the male be a false widower?
And why give this story to El Reg when the Daily Star would put it on the front page?
Re Since it was first spotted in September
September 2012 that is.
Re: Theater, indeed
Twas doon by the inch o' Abbots
Oor Johnny walked one day
When he saw a sicht that
Far more than he could say...
Now that's no richt wur
And sallied tae the fray
A left hook and a heid butt
Required tae save the day.
Now listen up Bin Laden
Yir sort's nae wanted here
For imported English radicals
Us Scoatsman huv nae fear
(Not my own work)
Didn't most of that happen in Torchwod?
How about an El Reg competition so that one lucky reader can win one?
"sub-unity ordinal numbers"
Isaac Asimov was allowed the Zeroth Law Of Robotics, so you are in good company.
"We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive ourselves. We do not forget ourselves. Expect us"
This is not the Christmas you're looking for.
"What Do Social Science Graduates Do? "
Re:30 fiddly little parts scattered
Pingfuckits as they are commonly known.
Re Can anyone recommend any other films to watch for this weekend?
The Great Escape? Which, come to think of it, might have made a better title for the Julian Assange film.
I've only got 10 seconds left to post this messa
A useful dress rehearsal for Comet Siding Spring a year from now.
Cesium-powered timepiece loses just one second a millennium
Or your money back in 3013.
Perhaps there's still hope for the missing Playmonaut.
Cygnus launched on 18 Sep, not 28.
It was a busy day in space yesterday. There was also a successful Russian Proton launch after one crashed last July.
"Exploiting Similarities among Languages for Machine Translation"
What about the lack of similarities? Take Scottish Gaelic.
No indefinite article, no words for "yes" and "no" as such, no present tenses apart from the two verbs for "to be", no verb "to have", a separate set of numbers from two to ten used only for counting people, etc.
ISS: "Cygnus, you are 700 yards away."
Cygnus: "What's a yard?"
You haven't mentioned Dennis Tito's plan to send a couple round Mars in 2018. Something that surely has to go ahead.
What happens when his mutated descendants arrive seeking revenge?
I wonder if Assange's escape plans were on it?
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