487 posts • joined Monday 7th July 2008 07:57 GMT
A long search?
" It's going to be a long, long search." Of course, it's a long way to Gallifrey!
Re: Nutritional Vodka? @YAC 12:15
"The main problem is that alcoholics tend to neglect their actual food intake in favour of alcohol."
"Many alcoholic drinks are a little nutritious" And don't forget the resveratrol in red wine. I'm sure that red wine should count as one of your five a day!
Re: If you can't fry it, it's not food
I was once given a pointer by a Scotsman on the proper way to consume porridge (porage).
Boil it up as usual, probably with a lost more salt than you would normally us, and pour it into a drawer. Then when you want to eat it, cut squares of it out of the drawer and fry them.
Can't say it would appeal to me unless made with plenty of chillies.
Re: Haven't magicians used this trick for years?
Pepper's Ghost comes to mind.
Same old misconception about British law - it is innocent _unless_ proven guilty. Using _until_ implies that the defendent is guilty, and it's just a matter of providing the proof.
Naturally, the authorities prefer the latter form.
Re: I did not cost the council one penny @ the Big Yin
Who was responsible? Did they follow procedure? No? Fire and fine them.
Was there no procedure? Who should have written it? Fire and fine them.
They were blocked from writing it? Who did that? Fire and fine them.
They were blocked from implementation? Who did that? Fire and fine them.
(And possibly imprison too.)
There, fixed that for you!
Re: Did anyone else notice? @ A Nother Handle
"Surely that isn't certain until he examines his degree certificate to determine which field he studied?"
If he 'observes' from the degree certificate that he passed, then perhaps he didn't!
Re: the key question....@auburnman
"If we're genetically engineering tomatoes, we should fix them so they taste like bacon."
Yay! Veggie BLT's!
"There probably isn't enough purple food in our lives." However, some so-called "pak choi" have very fetching purple leaves.
Re: Air traffic safety
" 3-dimensional space is a lot bigger than you imagine."
Mandatory quote from H2G2, please!
Re: If I were Google @Frankee L
Don't forget the stirrup pump!
Why don't they just scrap corporation tax and increase sales tax/VAT? That way, rather than being based on country of residence, it is purely based on sales per country.
Great, and the poor s*ds who buy their stuff end up financing the clowns in government, and the corporatioms have a field day!
(Hint - businesses don't pay VAT on their purchases, they just collect it on their sales!)
Re: Why do people get upset at Apple for this? @ Tom38
"If you don't like how the tax laws are set up, you shouldn't have voted in the clowns that set them up." Unfortunately, there are very few countries in the world, if any at all, where non-clowns stand for election!
Re: Easy answer then
" simply charge them and throw them in jail." Sorry, old chap, it doesn't work this way - it's " simply charge them, _try them_ and throw them in jail _if they are found guilty_." And you can bet your boots that they can afford top lawyers at a lower cost than actually paying the taxes!
Re: Non-American history Lewis? Mosquito
The very best plane ever made!
In Thailand the name starts with a "t", which makes for a great wordplay on the name of that Armenian composer!
Actually, I love turian, and I have just reminded myself that May is the season.
"I'll see your EF36 and raise you one EF37A (for my valve amp of course)"
Post-war English Electric Deuce probably had some ECCxx types for flip-fliops.
In my case 6SN7GT's! Homage to Messrs Eccles and Jordan!
May I be the first to welcome our self-assembling robotic overlords.
Re: OOPS! @Mad Mike
Just read your own post again, Mike. Look at it from the police point of view - wouldn't it be a lot easier and safer to apprehend a 16-year old girl than to go seriously into the mountains and try to round up armed 'survival' players? Another case solved with minimal exertion, and file closed. Bring on the 'donuts'!
Re: Huh? @ Rabster
I agree with you but remember that was an American you quoted, perhaps his comprehension of spoken English is impaired.
Copy of "Dju speak Strine?" in the pocket.
Re: Strange dimensions
"Either that, or we lock him in a room with nothing but a Win RT tablet for company over the weekend..." You'd get done under the HR acts for cruel and unusual punishment!
Strictly speaking, peanuts are not nuts, but a form of legume.
Re: Dozen eggs for a euro?
I seem to remember during a spat we had with another European country some seventy odd years ago, when we had an allocation of one egg per week, a dozen eggs on the bl*ck m*rk*t cost 5 shillings, allegedly.
Yes, it a 'Utility' coat.
Re: Stupid question
Problem with your thought experiment: prior to carrying out the experiment, you have to get the rod into place. This would probably vitiate your attempt to actually do the experiment. As mentioned in another comment, tapping the end of the rod would set up a wave in the rod travelling at the speed of sound to the other end, not superluminal transfer of info!
It's like the famous twins paradox often cited in discussions of relativity, or at least the Lorentz equations, where the twin travelling at the speed of light does not age while his pedestrian brother gets old. What is not usually included in this anecdote is the fact that the travelling twin, on leaving his brother, will then have to accelerate up to the speed of light, and at the end of his journey, decelerate back down again, and these two phases of his journey will probably occupy as much time as would have been passed in the interim by his stationary brother. The relativity relevance of the story merely deals with their relative velocities once the moving twin has achieved light speed and before he comes "down to earth" from it.
I'll post this as a pedant - which I am - not as a 'simplicius'* enquirer.
*cf Galileo's dialogues.
So one could assemble this modified drive plus microcontroller plus software for a couple of hundred dollars. Look at the original article. Did you notice how the authors described the preparation of the disks? The test kit may be $200, but I should think the disks wi9ll be up to $50 each, and would be 'use once only' since later or further uses would suffer from contamination from previous uses.
"which dated back to the Jurassic period and are 190 to 197 million years old." I think you'll find that should now be 190 to 197 million and three years old!
Re: Gawd said, let there be light
Me again! Never really understood - were angels created before physical reality? If so how come the chief angel was called Lucifer - Light-bearer - before there was any light to bear?
Also. why do angels have names? Most of the angels whose names are 'known' have Hebrew names though Lucifer 's name is Latin, long before Latin was invented. I suppose it is possible to imagine that when God spoke to Adam in Eden, Hebrew might have been the language of communication, but surely there wasn't any Latin being used?
Got the triple interlinear in my pocket.
Re: Gawd said, let there be light
In the beginning God said: "The divergence of a four-dimensional assymetric tensor is zero - and there was Light (background music as in Haydn's Creation)"
Re: I'm confused. @Steven Roper
Hang on a minute! Zero is not a number in its own right? When my friendly(?) banker tells me I have GBP 0 in my account and I cannot draw any money out till my pension comes in, it is very definitely a number as far as I am concerned!
Though I must admit that when I think of zero sheep, I actually imagine the shape of non-zero sheep to give my thought substance! And I'm well aware of what zero pint(s) looks like in a glass.
Reminds me of an event in 1976(?) during the 'winter of our discontent' presided over by Callaghan (Crisis? What crisis>) when inflation was running at 26%, and the various unions were agitating for better pay increases, a member of a local gov. union in Manchester actually said on the TV news: " 7 percent of nothing is nothing. We want 12 percent!"
Re: RE: Everything?
If you put your coat-hangers in the wash, you have only yourself to blame for what happens to your socks!
Re: Emotional Involvement...
"we should concentrate on SPACE FUSION" Isn't that just what solar energy is?