2233 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
Thanks, I needed that!
The PFY really wanted to have
a remove cattle prod app in this episode, didn't he.
Signalling "kill them all" in Morse code with your facial tick is brilliant, just brilliant, must work on that!
Mine's the one with the Morse code manual in the pocket
cricket ball travelling at Mach 3
so at least we have a defense against serious fast bowlers!!
We have been here for some 4,500,000,000 years
so I think there is no need to panic
Even if their number was 100 times the number of stars
it would not be sufficient to make up the gap between directly observed mass and the mass apparent from gravitational pull of galaxies. This is because Jupiter-sized planets are only a fraction of the mass of a star, and there is a huge amount of missing mass (only 6% is observable, might become 12% with the lone planets, but still 88% missing). On the other hand, our model of gravity may be wrong.
Brown dwarf is what you are looking for
Stars form differently from planets, and Jupiter is less than 10% of the mass needed to even become a brown dwarf. At 13 Jupiter masses, some deuterium fusion can take place, but about 75-80 Jupiter masses are need to become a main sequence star.
No liquid need for tidal lock
Look at our moon! Nicely locked, and no liquid core. Slight deformation is enough.
God created integers
all the rest was man-made
Note to self: get waterproof keyboard
The people who cooked this up must have thought: "I have a plan so cunning if you gave it a tail you would call it a weasel!"
This is such a brilliant way to get money out of people. Even if the believers in the rapture wake up rather bemusedly on May 22, you can still say: You simply paid an insurance premium, we will pay out (in the form of pet care) when judgment day does arrive.
Looks like an intriguing idea
but can it blow and suck like in the Apple patent?
do you then get customisable blow and suck??
sorry, I will get my coat
and another cup of tea goes over the keyboard
where do yoo file?
You may need to add a smugness detector (like that of Marvin the paranoid android)
New keyboard please
"Let's face it, the only way the US administration could have got more column inches out of the outrage was if bin Laden had been caught in bed with a Las Vegas hooker and a bottle of Scotch, toking on a post-coital spliff while reading The Satanic Verses."
Nice one, that
the miniature blow-torches micro-flame makes, but a 100W soldering iron will do
Flames, because, well, that's what a microflame produces
Have a stapling gun as well
Or try to catch it
when it falls
= Venom Incarnate!
Fully paid-up member of the Church of Emacs
I do not mind the performances
provided I do not have to watch (and I do have a remote control). I am much more worried at the kids looking at violence (including such mindless crap as pokemon/bakugan/dragonballz/insert other crud advert for crap toys posting as cartoon) than sex.
Indeed. Nothing wrong with them,
strictly anatomically speaking, of course
Sad news indeed
I too had quite a crush on Sarah Jane as a kid.
A glass, for it will be raised quietly this evening.
shouldn't the inventor of the brick
be suing everybody for using remotely brick-shaped objects (even if they are flatter)? Let people do their own innovation and not just copy the shape.
All your oblongs are belong to us!!
Grenade, because it is a different shape
Not at all
Science can prove religion exists!!
Us staunch atheists are just amused every time the pontiff declares something about science which is patently wrong.
Good use of current events
if a bit predictable plot-wise
(dons hat of teacher giving comments to mediocre students)
In what way?
mine's the long brown coat
Re: Re: Now that's why you wear a seatbelt!
"Certainly will need some new underwear. Army-issue armoured stuff, for when his dad kicks his arse big style."
Too bad he is unlikely to play cricket, he could then put his box to good use
Reminds me of Cows with Guns
From behind all the guns,
behind all the coppers,
Came the deafening roar
of chickens in choppers
Re: Proper Celebration
What, you don't drink vodka by the pint?
iSteve: The Book of Jobs
Is someone trying to tell us something with this title??
But will it run
Sorry, couldn't resist
He left a mobile phone as well
So there is your IT angle. Compared to him, the phone will have been very smart indeed
These people serve an important social function
They give everyone with half a brain someone to look down upon.
A bit like the school for village idiots in Monty Python.
The spurt of tea was caused by your recent knighthood (or Ni-hood)
And of course
You could still simply have the paper back-up on board, just in case the tablet crashes. Looking a page up in a thick manual is generally slower than looking it up in a pdf on a half-decent computer.
Looks like the horzontal deflection of the crt is shot
Could be fixed but might not be economical ;-)
I can see some BOFH-style fun
Simply supply the boss (or CEO, beancounter) with this kit, then sneakily replace with the real deal: 8-bit processor, 64kB memory. Watch horrified response through CCTV.
Pity, I could still use an 8 inch drive
I still have an 8" floppy with CP/M 2.2 on it. I still wonder if the data would still read (all 128 kB of data)
What software business do they have to sell?
I did not know they sold anything that was fully theirs to sell.
Whatever pessimsist say, I still love this kind of guts!
Elon Musk (still a name suitable for a Bondesque supervillain stroking a white Persian cat) is getting his act together big time. From an engineering point of view, his development schedule seems feasible and sensible. Developing his rockets in a modular fashion, using clusters of tested engines is smart, as the Russians have shown before.
And with an engine named "Merlin", what could go wrong?
I just love that show!
In part because they do all sorts of experiments first my parents and now the missus somehow never let me do.
My childhood was not too bad, I did get to blow up some stuff and build a rocket AND I still have all my fingers.
And once Blighty has a space fleet
will it have a First Space Lord?
If vital evidence is shown to be flawed
how can we trust the remainder, as it is provided by the same organization which deliberately provided the flawed evidence? If your case is really strong, why include "evidence" you know is tainted?
The claim is not that everybody was innocent, the claim is very serious errors were made, and not corrected. The latter is more serious. I am quite happy to accept policemen may make errors. However, if you discover you made an error, and then do not try to correct it, but lie to cover up your error, willfully risking convicting the innocent, little can excuse you.
I do not hold with the Patricians notion that, as everybody is guilty of something, justice is served "on average", and it is merely a bonus if the actual perpetrator is punished.
Just my thoughts.
I shall remain seated on my high horse, thank you!
as I have a patent to my name (together with a number of colleagues) based on doing research, and getting something to work as a solution to a problem. In the patent application, there is a clear distinction between prior art used by our patent, and the novel idea. This was needed because it went through the European (Dutch) patenting system, in which prior art is investigated properly. As such the patent is worth more than the paper on which it is printed, unlike the H-W "effort". It was consequently bought from the university by a start-up company.
Trying to patent the bleeding obvious, let alone the previously existing is waste of everybody's time.
But does it have
a DVI port?
Ah, the old sewing machine portables
or "luggables", more likely. Brings back memories of hernias past (not mine BTW) ;-)
;-) + letters or d1g1ts
There is still the problem of 600 million years of evolution.
Your eyes have to focus on the screen, but this differs from the apparent distance to the object as apparent from stereo information. This is a new situation, in the sense that in 600 million years of evolution our eyes have not had to deal with it until now.
Alternatively, if you do not believe in evolution, GOD DID NOT MAKE US THAT WAY. 3D FILMS ARE THE WORK OF THE DEVIL!!
Re; No Wheels -> Please do the math:
A wheeled undercarriage means you "spread" the force of impact of the couple of square metres of tyres actually touching the ground. Landing on an air cushion you spread the load over the entire air-cushion area, which is many times more than the area of the tyres. This means the impact is much less, as much less pressure needs to be developed to generate the same force to negate the downward motion (i.e. to decelerate).
Is it just me?
Or is this joke not in the best of taste?
People died in the Hindeburg disaster.
But you can see them
"There was once a whole biosphere of anaerobes for whom oxygen was a dangerous corrosive metabolic poison... you don't see them about quite so much these days."
In your gut there are plenty: about 1/3rd of the volume of your faeces consists of anaerobes. This means you are probably carrying around one or two pounds of them.
WITH FRIKKIN LASERS!!!!!
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