I'm going out on a limb here: unlike Earth, Mars is not mostly 'armless.
1879 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007
Re: Mine worked fine until about 2 years ago
Is the tritium is slightly less safe once released from the capsule?
Re: UV blue
well what does "violet blue" mean then? Isn't violet purple?
Purple = red + blue (or to put it another way, purple = white - green).
As has been explained above, violet isn't really a thing, it's just the edge of the rainbow where the blue fades out of our visible spectrum.
No, there was an awful made-up load of claptrap called "The Dish" about a completely different facility hundreds of kilometres away in Parkes which *didn't* relay the first images of the first moon landing.
I think it's a crow. Not a magpie (their beaks are light grey), not a currawong (their eyes are yellow).
THANK YOU for getting the correct location for where the signals from the first Moon landing were received!
Re: But they are yanks!
I don't know who down-voted John 98 but come on: Americans do this sort of thing with units really really really often, so it is to be expected. John 98's comment was spot on.
Dances with Smurfs? Avatar was just a big-budget remake of FernGully.
Re: wouldnt it be better...
I'm fairly sure he would build a sky lift, if such a thing could be done. More research into ???limpet teeth??? needed first.
Re: Tesla Showroom
A couple of days ago I saw a Tesla driving in suburban Canberra. The numberplate was TESLA.
Re: Is this intended to be a permanent fixture?
Paypal, sure. Not that I've ever used it, seen many complaints.
I use Paypal all the time, it works great. Never had any trouble whatsoever after many years of use. Don't be scared of it.
Caveat: I only use it for paying, not for receiving.
Re: How they going to fund it?
If the ruble is down the toilet it's got plenty of liquidity.
Variety is the spice of (freakin' weird Japanese) life
The fruit-bot appears to work superbly with a standard-sized Alicante, but how would it cope with a Campari or an Azoychka? Enquiring tomatophiles want to know!
Re: Not ALL 12 step programs
@ Anonymous Coward your post contains so much fail it is hard to know where to start... at the beginning I suppose.
Getting off drugs and alcohol is easy to do by yourself. Go to jail and dry out.
Your suggestion that people should intentionally acquire a criminal record in order to go cold turkey on drugs or alcohol is highly irresponsible: a criminal record is in itself going to cause further problems which will only make life harder, thereby increasing the chances of falling off the wagon. Then of course there is the added problem that drugs and alcohol are available in many jails, which means being in jail does not force a person to dry out.
If you don't have a belief structure then you really have no right to criticize those who do. Your criticism is nothing less than hate speech.
skeptical i did not criticise having a belief structure: the criticism was that science and fact should not be overruled by a belief structure. That is not an unreasonable opinion to hold and it is certainly not hate speech.
Not that I've tried it but there are drugs like Ayahuasca that do something simliar to Oxytocin (Block bonding sites)
Does Ayahuasca block bonding sites? Yes. Are those bonding sites similar to the GABA receptors blocked by oxytocin? No, Ayahuasca does completely different things so your mention of it is irrelevant.
Re: Sex when drunk
"waste of sex" is an oxy
Re: You could duplicate it ...
The real challenge is self a self describing code.....
Forget the DNA stuff, this would be a valuable thought exercise in its own right, something Randall Munroe would probably enjoy.
Re: The Higgs Boson has been found!
(This joke is best viewed in a Liverpudlian accent)
Q. What's the difference between a buffalo and a bison? A. You can't wash your hands in a buffalo.
Re: 'Once we've improved their efficiency...'
Catapult? Except that the landings are hard on the pig and also whatever he/she lands on...
A parachute could save their bacon.
You go and tell Buzz Aldrin that he is among "the worst of the species", I dare you. Then after your face has stopped bleeding you can have a think about what sort of people get picked to go on very expensive and dangerous space missions.
Why is El Reg dumbing down the sciencey bit?
I read this story in a "normal" newspaper and it was a great article which actually explained why limpet teeth are so strong and why they stay strong even at larger sizes (it's to do with thinner fibres being less susceptible to flaws, knowledge which has obvious potential benefits in carbon fibre manufacture).
But the El Reg article has completely skipped all the detailed sciencey stuff and instead aimed the article at disinterested numptys. Why? Does Kat Hall not realise that we come here for fun FACTS???
Re: 0.8AU or 0.8 Light Years?
Last story of the day before I headed out for an interview.
When someone asks you "Pint of the usual then?" that's not an interview, it's a pub.
Re: In space, no one can hear you say "cut"
If the colony is actually self-sustaining then presumably they won't be eligible for Darwin awards due to the possibility of a continuing line of descendants.
That's a very big if, natch.
OK so the Canary Island landslide hypothesis has been debunked: it ain't gonna happen. But what about other possible causes? A large earthquake can also cause a tsunami, as Cornwall discovered in 1755 when they suffered "great loss of life and property" in the tsunami caused by the Lisbon earthquake. That same tsunami also destroyed some of the city wall in Galway, Ireland.
Re: Slopey shoulders
Sadly I've had the same experience when complaining about a factually incorrect advert in Australia.
Re: Mega Tsunami?
...But clearly there's a slide down hill. Perhaps this will eventually lead to a tsunami...
I saw what you did there.
Implanted inside the skull or worn on the skin?
The article doesn't specifically say: is this thing going to be surgically implanted? If yes, why specify a low $10 price when the cost of the surgery will be a hundred times that? If no surgery is needed then I can understand the low cost requirement... although it does then raise the question of how the device will stimulate the cortex effectively through skin&bone.
Re: Pterodactyl in the sky with diamonds
Is that a Bonio in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?
(p.s. "The post is required, and must contain letters." So here they are.)
Re: Stop the world....etc.
No you can't (shouldn't) because glassing while driving is DANGEROUS.
Re: Driverless Mobile Homes
Re: Ever more surprises
Up the daisy's what?
I'm hoping for a fog-free touch-down on the barge so we can see video of it. Bring it on!
Is there a laser which can detect the presence of methane-producing cows in the atmosphere (presumably mid-jump over the moon)? First we'll assume a spherical cow...
"slip one in" hehe very good! Keep it up ;-)
Vinegar kills most of the fermenting processes.
Vinegar is the end product of fermentation by Acetobacter ;-)
Re: Gutteral throat sound...
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.
Fry: Oh. What's it called now?
Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Urrectum. Here, let me locate it for you.
Re: Good news!
What apparatus do you have to measure this? I tried drawing lines on the side of the bath but they were too close together
Divert the bath outflow to a bowl sitting on some kitchen scales. Get in the bath, fill with water right up to outflow. You are now ready to start measuring one pint of wine. Drink wine until scales read 135 MicroJubs. Congratulations, you have finished measuring one pint of wine while at the same time protecting your liver and getting clean(er).
Re: Its a planet.
[Pluto is] exactly where it should be according to the titus-bodes law.
No it isn't, and neither is Neptune.
Neptune should be where Pluto is. I wonder what bumped Neptune into the wrong place? I wonder if Pluto is a remnant of that event?
Or like Paddington's original home in Peru.
Re: Dark Side
I'd have thought the far side would get slightly more sunshine than the near side because the near side is sometimes in shadow during a lunar eclipse. But I'm no astronomer so please correct me if I'm wrong.
Re: Why is there an xkcd for everything?
There should be an xkcd explaining why there is an xkcd for everything.
Re: Did I miss anything?
By speaking non-Japanese!
Maybe we could use the camels to ship out the toads too?
(Oh dear, now I'm thinking of "camel-toad"... say it out loud)
Re: That fence will exclude everything not just the toad
True, but I doubt the farmers would agree to blocking off their dams from their livestock completely (as it would inevitably result in deadstock).
Re: Begun the Ad Wars have
> > On a TV I mute the adverts.
> How will you know when a new season of Archer starts up?
He said he mutes adverts, he didn't mention trailers ;-)
Re: Begun the Ad Wars have
On a TV I mute the adverts...
You say that like they wouldn't unmute them if they could.
Spotify pauses ads when you mute/lower the computer volume. This could conceivably be a feature of TV ads at some point in the future. I really really hope not.
p.s. If your computer has external speakers with a volume control, you can mute the ads there without Spotify noticing.