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that it doesn't occur to terrorists to say nothing about terrorism during taxi rides.
The Lads from Lagos have joined in too.
"A dormant domiciliary account with a point balance of ($8.3m USD) has been willed to you by late Veronica Ivanovitch, 57; Swiss-Brazilian; the wife of telecoms millionaire Hans Ivanovitch, who died amongst crew and passengers aboard Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris carrying 228 people on Sunday, 31st May 2009."
The Roman Party Ave!
was on my ballot paper. I almost voted for them, but these are strange times. They might win.
@ Re: Makes you wonder about the Craigslist categories.
Accepted, but the article refers to Craiglist. Hardly an "underground" playground
I spent many hours as a child playing with something similar. Made out of a cotton reel, elastic band, match, drawing pin, and a slice of a candle.
@ Clear as muddy water...
"the frivolous burning of rocket fuel?"
There is none. The Soyuz would be carrying three anyway. it means that one crew member swap will have to be done by the Shuttle, but it will still launch with seven astronauts.
I don't think NASA is keen on the practice, but the Russian space industry needs the money.
Makes you wonder about the Craigslist categories.
"Rapists seeking victims"?
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife,
his ox thou shalt not slaughter,
but thank the Lord it is not a sin
to covet thy neighbour’s daughter."
I for one
welcome our new insomniac insectoid overlords.
@ Getting the arithmetic wrong
"a 20W CFL is equivalent to a 100W incandescent."
That's what it says on the box. But in my opinion, you need 25W to equal 100W, and they aren't easy to find.
"Overlord" would be a better name.
If we've been exterminating the natives since 1975.
Knowing this government.
You'll probably have to wait 12 years, and they'll only be deleted if you haven't been ill during that time.
The Challenger disaster was caused by a design flaw in the solid fuel boosters, which was sorted. Columbia was destroyed by foam falling off the tank. Largely solved and the Shuttle is safer now than it's ever been.
The main concern now stems from the fact that the fleet is aging (nearly 30 years old). With what is known know, I'm sure the US could build a better and safer Shuttle. I hate the idea of losing a manned vehicle with its capabilities.
God, I'll miss it when it's retired.
It looks like a spacecraft, as it can be flown back to land on a runway. Not landing at sea courtesy of a parachute.
In a rational world, there would b enough going on in LEO that a vehicle with a payload bay and crew of seven would be useful. The USA wouldnt have just one manned vehicle at a time, with a gap of years before the replacement flies.
It's a flawed design because of the vulnerable hea shield,, but 30 years on, would it be impossible to build a couple of new and safer shuttles?
Wonderful example here on a news story concerning GBL.
I don't need to say what some of the ads were for, do I?
It's a law of nature. There's always one nut or bolt that can't be undone.
I was very surprised that the 100+ screws that held the inspection plate on caused no problems. All removed in about 30 minutes with the help of a custom made plastic cover to trap the pingfukkits.
@ If they don't know what a contract is...
The present contract ends in 2011, and the new one starts in 2012.
Nothing will really change next year as far as sending crews to and from the ISS is concerned. The Shuttle can;t stay up long enough to provide for emergency evacuation.
And Ares is meant for going back to the Moon. Overkill for servicing the ISS.
How many people actually use WiFi anyway?
If you buy a router it has WiFi whether or not you want it. If you have a desktop PC, it's probably wired to the router as few desktop machines seem to include a WiFi card.
WiFi can be turned off it not wanted, but how many owners know or care? I imagine there must be a few million routers emitting unnecessary WiFi. We're constantly told to encrypt it, but not to turn if off it not needed.
Phantom of Heilbronn
It's only just over a month since we had this wonderful example of what can happen if you assume that DNA testing is the Holy Grail of criminology.
All the evidence other than the DNA was dismissed out of hand. It's only a matter of time before this mindset results in a miscarriage of justice.
All you need it a 15ft tall bath
They'd never climb out of that.
Am I the first to say?
I for one welcome our new arachnid overlords.
PS Playmobil reconstruction please
"Extension to avoid 'bitter pill' of paying Russians"
They'll have to, anyway.
The Shuttle is needed to build the ISS, and usful for the odd crew member swap.
Soyuz is the only way of doing regular crew rotations as it can stay docked for up to 6 months in case an emergency evacuation is needed. The Shuttle is limited to about 14 days in orbit.
It reads "destination".
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