1064 posts • joined 1 Mar 2007
Re: Link to the kickstarter?
Did you try typing 'kickstarter lunar mission' into Google?
It's, err, not rocket science!
That's if India hasn't got bored of going to the moon by then - apparently Chandrayaan 2 is set to launch in about 3 years with an orbiter and lunar rover, on a somewhat larger rocket than that which launched Chandrayaan 1 and the Mars Orbiter (sadly, it also has a much higher failure rate).
Time capsule on the moon.
It's probably safer there than in the Blue Peter garden!
Geolocation (with some additional detective work) may make a good guess if the address is associated with a company with a registered domain name (at work, it knows who I work for, but not which site I'm on). For a home user plugged into an ISP, when I've tried it, it identifies the provider, but the location it suggests is usually only somewhere within a 50 mile radius of where I actually am.
"create a site that went round and turned off all these devices with default passwords."
At least in the UK, that might well fall foul of Section 3 and/or Section 3A of the Computer Misuse Act (1990)
Jim Al-Khalili - now that's someone who can present a good science programme.
Fusion reactor fuel?
Nahh... it'll probably be mined to fill party balloons when all the ordinary helium has run out!
Re: No DNA on the moon
"What about DNA attached to the hair from human contact?"
I am just envisaging aliens discovering this artifact in a million years and concluding we were a race of space-faring(-ish) headlice.
Re: No sympathy on either side.
Strangely enough, my brain skipped a few words and I read "functional furniture and equipment that was edible", which is an interesting concept for a hotel.
Re: There seems to be a lot of confusion about 'offline mode'.
Ok, so in Solo mode you never *see* players in Open Play, but do you see the effects of those players? I mean (assuming this is how it works) if you dock at a spaceport and see a list of goodies you want to buy, but close the game down to go and have dinner or something, when you start up again, are the goodies still there, or will the Open Play players have bought them all up while you were away?
Someone posted earlier than the on-line link is necessary to handle purchases - but does it just keep one inventory per spaceport, or manage separate inventories for all solo players too?
It seems to me that it's the difference between buying a house that you can live in forever, and renting a place where you're at the mercy of when the landlord decides you're not profitable any longer and throws you out, or forgets to pay his mortgage and gets repossessed.
Re: First landing on a comet?
But will ESA be receiving a grumpy letter from Aquilino Cosani for violating his patent for a space hopper?
Re: A hypothetical solution
"Rosetta is very small and quite far away."
What? Something can be small and far away? Father Dougal will be very confused!
Re: Should have included some buttered toast on the feet
Superglueing a cat to the bottom of it might do the trick.
Oh, on second thoughts, that wouldn't help - it would spend even more of its time in sleep mode.
Isn't that backwards?
Giotto flew by Halley's comet in 1986, but little bits of Halley's comet smashed into Giotto - an encounter which it survived (albeit with a broken camera) and was reawakened in 1990 to fly by comet Grigg Skjellerup, which it did in 1992.
Yes, but what triggered life on the Jaggaroth's home planet?
psssst... anyone want a couple of Mona Lisas I've got going cheap!
Tesco ...has fallen behind Amazon ... for the ... shiny-shiny we buy each other for Crimbo.
it would never have occurred to me to buy shiny-shiny stuff at Tesco (except maybe chocolate coins).
Bacon maybe, but CDs and tech stuff, no.
They should have used a picture of a De Havilland Comet!
Re: Official unit?
"Beer is measured in cubic light years."
1 cubic light year is about 3.3869 x 10^44 Olympic swimming pools. That's a lot of beer!
Lighter than a feather...
But how heavy is the feather in the weak gravity of comet 67P?
Re: Box clever?
As white is a colour of mourning in Chinese culture, wouldn't that be like buying her 99 little coffins?
Sadly no sharks...
The railway system does (or did) use Sharks though...
Shark was the British Railways designation for a ballast plough brake van.
Here's an example of one that the Bluebell Railway has:
Re: I have an addiciton...
"Oh, I didn't know Tenerife wasn't in the EU so I could only bring back 200"
May be an easy mistake to make - The Canary Islands, as part of Spain are part of the EU, and use the Euro just like Spain, but they are a "Special member state territory" and outside of the EU VAT area and are therefore treated as outside the EU for import duty and restrictions.
EE must be using Bacon too much these days...
All I hear on my phone is crackling.
Too much bacon.
It's not often those three words appear together in an El Reg article.
Re: More Importantly
"Shouldn't it be using arse recognition?"
I'm designing one that can track me by the infra-red signature of my piles...
... it's a 'Droid 'Roid follower.
Further news reports (e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29895140 seem to have indicated that unlocking the feathering mechanism at that point in the flight is not standard procedure.
Still doesn't answer why it was unlocked though - pilot error, incorrect information being supplied to the pilots, etc. or whether the craft was supposed to be capable of flying in an unlocked configuration.
Who knows without knowing what the standard operating procedure is for the craft? It seems rather early to apportion blame on the flight crew - while the video may have shown the co-pilot unlocking the mechanism (first step), it doesn't show him activating it (second step) - maybe it's designed to be capable of flying unlocked without actually activating feathering?
"all data generated within Russia to be stored within its borders."
I wonder how that will affect the webcam girl industry - which presumably contributes to the Russian economy.
All those girls (well, the Russian ones anyway) will be generating data in Russia from their cameras, but mostly, as far as I know, the servers holding snapshots and video clips recorded from those cameras are in the US and Europe.
Re: didn't we have a Steve Jobs biopic already?
"Do we need a new Steve Jobs movie every other year?"
I thought it was the law - everything Apple related has to be upgraded to a new version every couple of years.
I read that as 'Lithium-Polonium battery' - an RTG powered drone - now that's an idea!
A neat trick...
I'd want one...
... but only if it was made of chocolate.
Are they absolutely sure they weren't hacked by Downton Abbey?
a black screen and the message: "I love you Isis"
And I'm sure ISIS love men with funny shaped balls too.
Re: "Squigly line logo"
Ahh.. I think Uffish has found the answer while I was looking at shoes!
Re: "Squigly line logo"
That's the only logo I've seen, and it didn't seem very squiggly to me - is there a more squiggly logo that I'm not aware of?
Re: 326 to 312 ppi
I think there might be an echo in the room!
Are we talking about mobile phone colours here, or toilet paper?
312 ppi vs 326 ppi pixel density. That's only about 4% - how many people can really see the difference?
pinning the rainbow flag to his lapel.
Maybe it would be appropriate to pin it to all their devices instead and reinstate the rainbow Apple logo originally in use from 1976-1998.
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