1649 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007
Yes that is where the name comes from.
Every time there is an El Reg article about MOM there are comments about poverty vs science, unwanted aid, and general racism. Every. Fucking. Time. Can we please stop with this crap and concentrate on the mission itself? Please???
Re: The danger of kerning
The main title contains the words "MOM Mars mission", which highlights the danger of PNS Syndrome.
Re: What a total rip-off!
Unless Boeing performs better than SpaceX
I suspect SpaceX will perform better.
Re: ... the greatest nation on earth ....
...fried Mars Bars, no underwear with skirts for men(!), bloody awful bagpipes...
Re: Indeed, and it gets worse
What gets bigger the more you take away?
Why would he be thinking that?
Re: But even his theory...
Let's start with a life form which doesn't require pizza for example... then what?
I agree that the name "Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko" is a bit confusing. The comet is made of stone, and the spacecraft is called Rosetta, so to avoid confusion we should call it The Rosetta Stone. Not confusing at all!
Re: I've just had a thought
And if you are going Down Under, pants are all over ;-)
Re: Serious Stuff!
There are many many places where PANTS could, and should, be used. Stepping out of a limo springs to mind.
"dinosaurs gave origins to birds"
Or to put it another way, birds are dinosaurs. Some of them are big and scary dinosaurs.
Re: Everything except ...
Not everything in this world needs to be secure.
As a Canberran I look forward to El Reg providing in-depth coverage of the UAV Challenge, and I wish Tridge all the best.
Re: I smell something fishy ...
Puns are never out of plaice on El Reg.
Re: TOO MANY HUMAN BEINGS? @ AC
It's ok if the population falls only slowly so that improvements in food production can compensate for the slightly smaller next generation. We might also need to proportionally increase the pension age as life expectancy increases (depending on just how good those improvements in food production are).
Re: I see no pipe...
It doesn't matter any more, Merkins don't grok boffin.
Re: An opportunity
It would need to be high-alcohol, low-carbonation, and with lots of residual unfermentable sugars. Barley wine.
I don't want any of LOHAN's systems to fail, of course, but there is a part of me secretly looking forward to the tree avoidance system not working so we can get the headline "PANTS down!!!"
Re: and to think that ...
As any fule kno, the Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe "after drinking heavily".
Re: Double Entendres @Goldmember
That's cutting it a bit fine, isn't it? Bare-faced cheek if you ask me.
With your moniker I'm surprised you hadn't suggested that it said "BAD WOLF"
Re: Sounds fascinating...
I don't think it's real. There isn't a single use of the word 'quantum'.
Para 7 starts off with "Quantum chronodynamics..."
Useful link, thanks.
I see that the cold gas thruster is powered by Cologne, which should make the duck smell nice.
Philae has no thrusters, so does Rosetta "throw" it at the comet?
Will Philae land on the flattest part of the comet, i.e. the "underside" of the duck shape?
Skylon just looks so damn cool.
Re: No teeth = excellent flyer @ phil dude
How does a bird in Egypt help the crocs in Australia???
Re: I still dont get the asteroid thingy and why its got so much traction
What do you call a killdeer with one eye? A Doyouthinkhesaurus.
Re: /but @ Paul Crawford
According to the font of all (mis)information, Wikipedia, "The series creators have said that the Clangers, living in vacuum, did not communicate by sound, but rather by a type of nuclear magnetic resonance, which was translated to audible whistles for the human audience."
More excitingly, the Clangers are coming back!
So if Philae has no thrusters, does Rosetta "throw" it at the comet?
And the backronym for the roofrack, and the backronym for the van? Suggestions have been made ;-)
Re: What's with the video?
And for those outside Oz who are unfamiliar: Wakefield is a *serious* racetrack. A win there is a proper win. Good on the team!
Re: That's nice. @ MJI
I am trying to work out if this is sarcasm or not, I do hope so.
Nope, jake doesn't do sarcasm. Pompous self-aggrandising fictitious claptrap yes, sarcasm no.
Re: The council have sent a court order to the Space Station
Now you've made me think of dog poop burning up during atmospheric re-entry. Yuk.
Are Micro Bacteria even tinier than normal bacteria?
Re: watch this
Perhaps if your hand stopped swinging for a while you might be able to hit the right keys on the keyboard.
Re: Human physics !
A banana also produces antimatter, although not enough to (ahem) matter.
...verifying that the updates have all been applied to each of them isn't going to be a fun task...
Maybe use their coloured LEDs to indicate the software version: for example if you have 1021 green bots and 3 red bots, it's easy to tell which didn't get the upgrade.
Excellent boffinry from Linus and Tridge. Have a virtual beer each.
And if Tridge would like to convert that to a real beer, I happen to in Canberra too...
Re: Tits Up Bail Provision
It's all very well keeping the sun off LOHAN for the final 1000' of plummeting, but a parachute might provide a softer landing.
Mary Poppins she ain't.
Re: Other Similarity
It might also explain the identical levels of daylight on opposite sides of the planet ;-)
Sounds like a small lightning bolt would overcome those pesky charges and allow it to spin itself to bits. Van de Graaff beats van der Waals. Do it soon so the little bits have plenty of time to disperse before the predicted intersection with Earth's orbit.
"Can we just shoot the cat"
Maybe, we won't know until we've tried.
Any word on how MOXIE does its stuff? Personally I like the idea of photosynthesis, because you get food/fuel as well as oxygen.
Icon: chlorophyll, innit.
Re: Of course, had we not abandoned the Apollo project...
Another problem with settlements on Luna is radiation. And no, this has nothing to do with Eagle Transporters.
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