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4 posts • joined 16 May 2008

LOHAN's flying truss: One orb or two?

Kieran Marsh
Go

Dihedral

Why not put a dihedral angle on the girder?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihedral_(aircraft)

Put your launch pad in the centre and the balloons a either end, the dihedral will tend to stabilise it, some damping would likely be necessary to prevent oscillation.

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Schwartz puts comforting arm around stricken Sun

Kieran Marsh

Goodbye, Sun. → #

"I had the pleasure of working in VSP from 2002-2004, which was the most fun I ever had in the IT industry ... It was good while it lasted, until our entire department (200 people) got RIF'ed in May 2004."

I was also part of that RIF, which as I recall, followed directly from Schwartz getting CEO, Knox - the only profit making VP in the company - "resigning" and Kealia being bought in. The bright side: 5 years of not watching the share price drop even further and looking over my shoulder for the next RIF. Sun was a fantastic technology company, but they didn't know business from their elbows, and Schwartz is the shining beacon of that lack of business acumen. I presume now we will see a fiscally sound company with unexciting tech. Hey ho!

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Swiss cops sniff out dope plantation on Google Earth

Kieran Marsh
Happy

Tonnes

So the police nabbed 11.1 tonnes, but reckon the gang only sold 7 tonnes over a 5 year period, a little over a tonne a year. That leaves the best part of 10 tonnes between 16 people. Hard to see why you would need google earth to find somebody who is smoking half a tonne a year!

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Supermarket goes hi-tech to stop kids buying booze and cigs

Kieran Marsh

E-Z

So you take a pickie of your mate's older bruvver on your phone coz he's already, like eighteen, right, then you print his face out and paste it to the top of your hoodie. Then you walk past the camera with your head down, the cashier won't even ask your age coz compu'er sez yessss.

Well wicked!

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