"So the Wraith was employed as a support car."
I hope that someone else found the concept of using a Rolls-Royce as a support vehicle as amusing as I did.
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I hope that someone else found the concept of using a Rolls-Royce as a support vehicle as amusing as I did.
"Slater has a barrister working for him on a pro bono basis."
Surely it should be a "pro bonobo" basis? That's how I read it anyhow.
Maybe it should be phrased as redirecting the risk-taking amongst students? Living in a student town, I think that would be a wonderful thing.
This is something to keep in mind indeed. I should probably have a better understanding of this background and history: my work involves making toxic gas detectors. It is something that never really gets mentioned, but should be kept in mind.
"...installed in the site Medical Centre - in the no longer used mortuary."
Forgive my ignorance, but what kind of chemical company has a medical centre with a mortuary in it? I'm a little disconcerted with the thought.
Helium doesn't just diffuse through aluminium either; when studying I learnt that photomultiplier tubes (essentially a glass vacuum-tube with a metal suitably susceptible to the photo-electric effect inside, and some clever, if simple, amplification) shouldn't be stored where helium is present. The helium diffuses through the glass and ruins the vacuum, if given enough time.
Except my experience of linen suits is that it only takes so much as a look at the thing to make it entirely wrinkled and worse looking than nothing. (Well, not nothing, but you get what I mean.)
I'd be inclined to say "never", or at least a good approximation of. I predict it'll just get harder to find, and to get developed.
I thought the data was tweaked by saying 98 was dud, 98SE was good, and ME was not.
I have just bought a cordless phone with two hand-sets; it turns out that the base can be powered from the handset resting in it, if the power goes out. I think this is a rather neat arrangement.
But only until about 3001 or so.
When I was demonstrating during varsity, the department had to hunt high and low for 512MB sticks to plug into the teaching lab scopes. Presumably they are still around and in use.
The smallest I myself have is 1GB, though. Not in the same league at all.
I tend to pretend to be self employed and repeat my name in the appropriate box. Power to you for your scruplous honesty though.
In any case, the more people that don't enter, the greater my chances of winning.
That would be a series of experiments in which the measuring instrument is affected by each experiment. Not scientifically sound but good fun I'd say.
Think bigger: each experiment affects the measuring instrument, but the instrument is reset over a period of hours/days. Therefore it is necessary to investigate in one order (stainless, soapstone, ice, ...), then rotate through the various permutations. Not a short-term experiment, but bound to be immensely satisfying.
By the time there's enough samples for statistical rigour, it would be a great deal of fun.
I believe you meant: "You guys are going to do great at your expat English teaching gigs."
Would that make it a sun hat?
...or insists that addresses must have a "State" value?
That is one thing that really gets to me. The closest thing we ever had in New Zealand were the provinces, which were abolished in 1876. Despite this, just recently trying to get something sent out from overseas I was told that it was mandatory to insert a state/province. To (apparently) make it easier, this was to be picked from a drop down list of three letter abbreviations, none of which I or anyone in the room had ever seen before. Even with a list of the provinces there were some which we couldn't identify.
But at least you only have to pay it every four years.
Ignoring the technical feasibiblty, I'm not sure that it would be practical. An example of this could be you have a blocked drain, and call up the plumber's office. They send someone around to arrive at a given time, but there's (say) mechanical problems and the plumber in the van is held up, so calls to let you know from his mobile phone. If you don't know the number, he can't get through and you're left fuming at the useless sod for not showing up.
I wonder though if it couldn't be set up to have a whitelist that can directly call, and other numbers get an answerphone which can be looked at "off-line". That'd solve my above problem, and still avoid having to deal with the so-and-sos.
"...oscilloscope or a migraine attack."
I read this as "oscilloscope attack" and now have an urge to design a t-shirt with "Attack of the Oscilloscopes" on it; a rank of angry 'scopes, traces fluctuating wildly as they march through flames...
Hogswash --- I doubt very much that Lynx will ever do this.
I suspect the OP is from a somewhat larger country than New Zealand (it isn't hard) and thus has a larger parliament (or equivalent), probably with two houses; a single Member in that case is not too much of a big deal; he or she will get drowned out by the remainder. For our 120 MPs though, a single Member is a bit of a bigger deal.
Add in the fact there is a single House, and that Parliament is absolutely sovereign (so laws can't be overturned by the courts; I think there's a legal term, but can't remember it now) and I think that New Zealanders should take their politics and politicians seriously.
That one was a Herriot story: I think it was in 'The Lord God Made Them All,' but can't find it exactly.
Flames, since that's what the poor bugger was feeling like.
The emphasis should be on the semi-; if nothing else, it saves a modicum of effort and time to enter the URL directly. This mayn't be important with fast internet connections, but often we don't have such things. It also means that should the search engine break, or not work with the browser being used --- I have had this happen at least once not too long ago (the re-directs would fail half-way through; don't know why and it seems to have resolved itself) --- one is still able to use the internet.
And incidentally, in lieu of a pizza place, the number for my local fish and chip shop is 432-0207, from the top of my head. A meal there for whoever can figure out where it is.
It also makes some of the smoothest icecream around: cream, some fruit (or other flavour) and gently beat while pouring the nitrogen through. I've done it helping with science outreach, especially for younger children (and the not so young). Apparently it's something to do with making the ice crystals very small, rather than big and lumpy.
I suspect (hope?) it is just a typo, and "tasking" should read "taking," and have humbly suggested that the sub-editors have a look at it.
It is a little distressing though, that we see an error and don't think "this is not right" but rather "harumph! More non-sensical jargon." A reflection on something, I'm sure. Buggered if I can figure out what though.
Of course, it could be an expression of the magical faith we have in the writers and editorial types instead.
Nah: I don't think it could be much "shitter" than it already is.
What's a koala doing with a mass spec?
I hate to burst your bubble and all that, but I think that Mr Myslewski is in fact not British; for a long while the author line read Rik Myslewski in San Francisco (my emphasis), although it doesn't any more.
Sorry there old chum, what what.
'ware the codpiece!
You know, Mum and Dad always said I was lucky that I wasn't called "Wayne." Never really understood why, until I hit a certain age.
Completely avoiding the joke, I wonder if it would come with some sort of safe-guard, or if in fact it could be set to blend itself?
The "send corrections" button is now at the top of the comments page: look upwards.
It's a little odd, but for some reason I missed it too, even though it is just about the first thing you see when you come to comment.
SFW perhaps, but interestingly the "Internet Traffic Management System" here did block me and say "no go: this is pornography."
How on earth it decided this I have no idea: it is one of the least offensive sites I've ever seen.
I'd think that it is because it relatively uniform; these measurements from space sound like they're precise enough to need to know just how much from the standard they vary. I suppose that you could make an array of detectors, but apart from the cost you might run the risk of affecting the colour and shade of the lake.
In any case it is still cool to make autonomous robots, especially for something that is useful like this but not really very exciting to actually do.
I'm afraid that I don't have TFA for you to R, but that's what I think of the matter.
The roving calibrating rover calibrator, obviously. Possibly in a (Land) Rover.
Who is in turn calibrated by a calibrated roving calibrating rover calibrator calibrator.
(Probably a Land Cruiser in the land of Oz, in fact, but that's not as much fun.)
A-ha. That makes sense. (Or rather it doesn't, but I you get what I mean.)
And I'm intrigued about this "notepad". Doesn't require electricity? Is it solar powered?
Thanks for soothing my curiosity.
Perhaps I'm Luddite of some description --- certainly I'll admit to in-experience --- but I've found printed copy to be a saving grace: everybody in charge assumes that nobody would use hardcopy materials for anything important, so it is a trivial matter to shift them from place to place, especially compared to computer machinery.
Although I'd like to hear you discription of "notepad"; again my inexperience, in that I'm not sure of what you mean.
"Although I suppose loosing an arrow tends to happen just before losing it!"
I must disagree --- unless you shoot like I play golf!
And away from the South half of North America, "ass" means "arse". :-)
In any case, am opposed to a cross-pondian translator on the basis that removing the somewhat disgusted looks from the older ladies (and men, for that matter) when they hear tourists speaking of "fanny packs" would be sad.
While I broadly agree with you ( except I think us New Zealand types are a bit more reasonable than others), I am genuinely interested in what you mean by ANZAR; presumably it relates to Australia and New Zealand, but what do the letters "AR" stand for? I've never heard of it, and (an admittedly quick) seach only shows up an Arabic boy's name.
Or for that matter a large flat bottomed moat used (usually) to carry cargo on the Nile.
To drag the thread away from casting aspersions on the names of our hard-working and honest representatives --- and I almost wrote that with a straight face --- the plural of "penis" is "penes" (pronounced "/ˈpiːniːz/" in British English), according to Mr. Oxford English Dictionary.
Made me feel like a wee child again, sneaking a look at the dirty words in the dictionary.
I read it and was expecting some three-space charging plan that would require advanced maths to understand. Although that's because I'm not familiar with the company Three, and thought it was meaning "3-axis data-roaming..."
But if it's in a nuclear power station won't the data become radioactive?
If you've got the Education Department looking after your internet, I'm not surprised it's grim!
Perhaps he was getting off, tomato shopping with a prostitute?