2208 posts • joined Monday 8th October 2007 13:35 GMT
Finding work for all three might be a problem.
The ISS needs 12 crew members a year, and four Soyuz launches fulfils that need. And Russia won't want to be elbowed out completely.
All three American vehicles can carry seven people, far more than the ISS needs in one go. Whatever, the next 10 years look interesting.
Re: You seem to have missed the word "terrestrial".
That was my point. El Reg's interpretation of what the Lords said differs from mine.
"Rather than take up vital electromagnetic spectrum, TV should be delivered exclusively over the internet, the House of Lords' Communications Committee concluded."
Nothing exclusive about it. Having Freeview and Sky/Freesat doesn't really make sense to me.
You seem to have missed the word "terrestrial".
"In a report entitled Broadband for All - An Alternative Vision, the Committee writes: "We recommend that the government, Ofcom and the industry begin to consider the desirability of the transfer of terrestrial broadcast content from spectrum to the internet and the consequent switching off of broadcast transmission over spectrum." "
There is a little known alternative called satellite TV.
Re Scotland Yard officers cuffed a 51-year-old man this morning
No they didn't.
"The Met confirmed that the unnamed man is a journalist who is currently attending a central London police station by appointment."
Re: "The new system is an upgraded version of the existing Kurs automated docking system"
It's not an advantage if it doesn't work.
Recruitment isn't the only problem.
Large numbers of recruits aren't turning up.
Now where's my tinfoil hat?
Flaky in E Sussex too.
Even my dinner will have more computing capacity than the Apollo XI computer.
Re plants do not show a large response to CO2 fertilisation
You should see my garden with all the recent rain. The grass and weeds are growing faster than I can deal with them.
I think I must have a negative carbon footprint.
Higgs Boson walks into a church. The priest says "Sorry but we don't allow particles in here."
The Boson says "But without me, how can you have mass?"
"70 per cent of batteries fail to meet Apple's specifications"
I love Three's Customer Service.
"I'm getting DNS look-up failures on all but a few websites. All other Internet apps are normal".
"There's a mast down at XXX. Are you anywhere near that?"
"No, and it wouldn't cause this problem."
"Have you turned the phone off and on?"
"Yes, but it wouldn't cause this problem."
"Take out the SIM and give the contacts a rub."
Where's the headbang icon?
Major problems with its Internet service today as well. Random DNS look-up failures mean that few websites have been available today. And the few that are are intermittent. Non-web services are normal.
How big is the SCR database?
And how long will it before someone takes a copy on a memory stick home, and loses it on a train?
Re: A diplomatic bag isn't literally a bag
I know, and it wasn't a serious suggestion. If he popped up in Ecuador after being smuggled out, it would cause a diplomatic incident. I really can't see the Embassy doing it.
I thought that was Wales.
I've booked a holiday there in August.
How does this help him?
He's only untouchable while in the embassy. Short of shipping him out in a diplomatic bag, can't he be detained on the way to the airport? He surely can't claim diplomatic immunity..
Shouldn't that be boatnote or shootnote?
Re: It's so secret
There's no way of hiding it landing at Vandenberg. Or being launched from the Cape. And there are enthusiasts who can track its orbit.
Re: "half a million requests to intercept communications data"
May said this morning that was 500,000 requests, not 500,000 people. But surely monitoring one person would only need one request? And as that request would cover a whole family, it would be far more than half a million.
"Later today, the Home Office will unveil its plans"
Totally unrelated to the fact that Shiny Dave is up before Lord Leveson today, of course.
Re: Whats the fuss?
I know what you mean. And a total solar eclipse is just a bigger black dot moving across the face of the sun. It doesn't change anything either. Not worth getting out of bed for.
It should count itself lucky.
That the ICO didn't add a £15 victim surcharge.
Re: I wonder what they saw that they interpreted as a "red crucifix"
And the "wonderful serpents" in Sussex? Can we rely on them? The surviving Anglo-Saxon Chronicles are copies written well after 774AD as I recall.
So if we read of a second person found dead in a bag in a bath, we'll know that the spooks found the thief.
Um... I'm very glad everything went OK and all but
SpaceX has spent $1 billion so far. For that, it's developed two new rockets, flown three Falcon 9s, flown and returned a Dragon to the ISS, and is a year away from the first Falcon Heavy launch (twice as powerful as anything currently in service. For only $1 billion.
It's the start of a new era in space.
(as opposed to being made by a government space agency)
NASA doesn't build hardware. Prior to COTS it paid the big aerospace companies to build stuff. SpaceX funded Falcon/Dragon, and was paid for meeting various objectives. Now it will be paid for future ISS resupply flights.
Dragon landed right way up (Stable 1), and the parachutes detached after SpaceX sent a manual command. I'm not sure if it should have been automatic.
A flawless mission.
Re: Does anyone really think...
It would need more than random clicking though. The kid would have had to enter the amounts of the bets in various boxes.
Re: I dispute their use of tenses
Mid 2012, I understand. It would seem a shame to test it without a heavy payload. Say sending a Dragon round the Moon and testing its high speed re-entry capacity. If it can be done from a polar launch.
Re: Does anyone really think...
I find it hard to believe that a five year could navigate such a site.
Re: This gadget is a good idea
You don't actually need a gadget. Just an app that will run on any Android phone and always report zero radiation.
Although an iPhone version would probably sell more copies.
Re: It reads as if the energy is free.
True. And if there was a gadget that could drain visitors' cellphone batteries, I expect they'd install one.
It reads as if the energy is free.
It comes from the food eaten by the walker. The tiles can only work by making it slightly harder to walk by requiring it to generate electricity too.
And El Reg made a similar mistake yesterday in the article on Tablet accessories in saying you could charge one free from a car's cigarette lighter. Not unless the petrol/diesel was free.
Re: It's been grabbed
And at night too.
Well, someone did.
"The fact that this information was sent to the wrong recipient for three months without anyone noticing makes this case all the more worrying.”
"That person eventually told Blighty's health service that they had been receiving the lists and had shredded them."
Just a shame the Three Wifi thingy is £40.
I didn't begrudge the cost. I have a 15GB for £15.99 contract. Which meant I could buy the cheaper WiFi only Kindle and Tablet. And when I upgraded my O2 phone last month, I went for a tariff with a token 500MB that cost half of the old one.
Re: Pretty Dumb
Môr Hafren has three vowels. So there.
Re "At present the filtering systems are too blunt an instrument "
They always will be.