1309 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007
Would it cost an arm and a leg?
Re: Why does it need an autopilot
The autopilot is for when the Playmonaut has to go to the toilet. He only has a tiny bladder, after all.
Something about heavenly orbs.
Eggs in one basket
= single point of failure?
As well as compressing jpgs better, can we also have a proper NBN please?
Re: Is it he?
Did you completely miss the first post?
I see no downside.
In microgravity there is no downside, which is a problem for drain taps: you know how water drains downhill? What if there is no such thing as downhill? You are just as likely to drain the air out before the water, which would be a very bad thing, which is why Parmitano considered doing this as his absolute last resort.
Icon looks a bit like a space helmet.
Well who'd have thought it!
LP's answer to global warming is to plant more trees!!!
(see icon mouseover text)
Re: Best of luck...
Getting the 'nauts up to the pointy end is easy: first build a space elevator, then set up the rocket next to the elevator!
Re: How would it handle 'Diabolus' ....?
Anybot wearing pink Lacoste deserves to get thrashed.
Ping Pong Boll
Re: We did it first
Yours has decent wheels too. Nice!
Re: teens tweets twats and twits.
I'd be tempted to use Reput if it also rated grammatical skills. your ≠ you're
Also, the mileage on the vehicle is decreasing instead of increasing.
Dare I mention Ferris Bueller?
Re: There's no spare parts shop on Mars
Now there's an opportunity
and also a Spirit, if even more spares are needed.
All that from memory and yet I can't remember all my passwords at work!
Then you need to set your password to Tx-Kir5tanna
Re: vehicle names?
Wrong leporid, but it was a good joke so I'm not going to split hares...
"Popular media have characterised our understanding as better than it actually is."
Due in part to the media's obsession with putting an "artist's impression" in every article about a new planet discovery.
It's not just the popular media doing this, El Reg does it too (ha! pwned!).
Of course the answer is 42!
Are you sure the question is the right one?
Re: Test? No problem
There are two authors. If one lives and the other experiences the alternative outcome, is the proof true or not?
Re: Can anybody point me at ANYTHING that is not GMO?
An example of GMO that really bothers me is making a plant produce pesticide *inside* the fruit/tuber/whatever. This means I can't wash it off, and I really don't want to be eating a truckload of pesticide thank you very much.
OTOH if you want to swap a beneficial naturally occurring potato gene from one potato variety to another, go right ahead, that's fine with me.
Re: 'Healthy and Educational'
Last time I checked, integers are real.
The g is superfluous. #justsayin
At least OneDrive doesn't sound as silly in a French accent as OneCare did.
"Wen I sink of Steve Ballmer I sink OneCare"
Flash vids don't work for many people!
Not just for those with iThings, but also for those whose workplaces have disabled the Flash plugin.
Please try to embed vids in a format which just works. Thanks.
Already using poles
I was in Hobart a few weeks ago and while I was there NBN was installed to the house I was staying in. The new box on the side of the house was connected to a power pole in the street.
It works in my Chrome.
Re: power source will be a amassive problem for these
It needs a generator which runs on the blood of the slain.
3D copier on the way?
Combine a 3D scanner with a 3D printer and you have a 3D copier.
Can you give me an example of a word which isn't made-up?
Re: Very interesting indeed
brighter by nine orders of magnitude!!!!!!!!!
How will the robot be powered? Does the robot plug itself into a mains socket at the location of each job and have a battery only big enough to get from one job to the next? Because there is no way the robot is carrying around enough power to last all day, or even a couple of hours. We simply don't have the tech for the kind of volume power density required (I'm discounting an ICE because the robot needs to work inside a house).
Re: Ha ha ha
I thought they already had a policeman in Downing Street who makes sure the door is shut.
I'm very much in the "why haven't irons gone the same way as typewriters?" camp - used only by weirdos and military types.
But, Woody Allen uses a typewriter and he isn't in the military?
and throwing (nuclear-powered laser-armed) tin cans over the fence.
Re: Is that really the best place to build these things?
Mars would be perfect. Only a few gravitational anomalies to work around.
Then again, a Jovian linear collider would be workable, in the flux pipe between Io and Jupiter.
The cost would be astronomical.
Re: 100% Control
The fact that you are posting here means you know how to use an Internets, yet you refer to magazines?
Obvious icon is obvious.
Fortunately I have not lost a single cent from this stock plummet. #foolsandtheirmoney
Re: A dedicated keyboard for a single app?
If all your toolbars are way over on another monitor you'll do a lot of mouse-miles.
Re: So, they landed it in a hole...
If the dune is hardpack on one side you can bet it's all loose and fluffy on the other side: they did say it is windblown.
It's a ball of gas: balls don't have corners.
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