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Re: Just asking
They're halfway there.
Is that a computer-generated voice with a German accent?
Obama is NOT "the leader of the Free World".
That phrase really gets my goat. He's not even the leader of a free USA. Lots of other countries with other leaders are more free than USA.
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Re: Penis Head
Re: What will Planet Earth's attention span be?
Nobody's even attempted this kind of self-sufficiency on Earth since we lived in caves
Humans colonised almost an entire planet, including diverse and very inhospitible areas, with only stone-age knowledge. We are very very good at colonising. So Mars should be do-able.
Depending on the season, my mum's blackberry and apple crumble or my mum's Chrishtmash* pudding.
*this is the correct spelling due to the van-load of brandy somehow crammed into one pudding.
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Re: China really wants to the world to see how bad they are screwing up the enviornment
China's goals for reducing carbon intensity, and actual achievements in reducing carbon intensity, are far more impressive than most western nations. The only reason their overall emissions are growing is because they are bringing their people out of the third world and into the first world, and why shouldn't they?
I'm amazed at how little the crater has changed in three-and-a-half BEEELION years. Compare that with almost everywhere on this planet. Yes I know the Martian planetary dynamo fizzled out a long time ago, putting an end to plate tectonics, even so that dried lake bed is very well-preserved for its age.
Re: Brilliant plan!
As long as the driller is Portugese, all will be well*.
*oh look, a pun.
Apple to carriers: Bend over and take it, bitches!
Bromwich to Apple: Bend over and take it, bitches!
The grocer called, he wants his apostrophe back.
Re: I bet I could find an example of hateful propaganda that used kittens. @ Stevie
Re: Wrong logo @I ain't Spartacus
She'd say Yes Please!
Oh, wait, Tuck. Never mind.
Wang Pulls Off Hot Undercarriage Snatch
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Re: A stationary BMW catches fire? How?
Round these parts, the most common way for a stationary car's undercarriage to catch fire is the hot exhaust pipe (and very hot catalytic converters) setting fire to long dry grass. Drivers who regularly go off-roading know not to park over long dry grass, some city folk don't.
Re: I never saw the point of this concept. @jake
You can either speak the language, or you cannot.
English is a precise language, when used precisely.
I will say precisely this: if you can't think of anything useful to say, don't say anything.
I like that you wrote "putting fuckwits" and "golf club" in the same sentence.
Re: Oh yes, power cuts in the '70s
I was a 70's baby, and my mum was washing me in one of those baby-bath-on-a-stand things when the lights went out. Being a well prepared mum she had a candle and box of matches on the bathroom shelf, being a sleep-deprived mum she accidentally knocked my bath stand over while reaching for the candle & matches. She immediately got down on hands and knees to find me as quickly as possible, the candle already forgotten in her haste. Apparently it took her ages to locate me in the spare room at the other end of the house, as I'd surfed the entire length of the corridor on a wave of bathwater.
Orbiting, or just a passing rogue?
They haven't seen the planet complete one orbit yet, they have just detected the planet's heat signature. So maybe the star and planet are not associated/orbiting at all, and the planet is a rogue which just happens to be kind of in the vicinity of the star at the moment as it drifts along.
Am I wrong in suspecting that the only people affected (sucked in) by online ads are impulse buyers? 'Cause I'm not one, and I ignore online ads.
Re: Only 60 grams?
@Rex Chapman you need to look at this.
Re: Nice try
There should also be a hammock version: your own weight powers a light for you to read your bed-time story.
Re: And let the flood of ...
Does the equipment send updates to the phone automatically...
...or does the phone ping the brastrap?
The Martians are fully prepared for their counter-attack, they have their own frikkin' lasers all powered up, now they just need to find some water for their red sharks to swim in...
Re: Monkey Bones
What the article does say, quite specifically, is that they sequenced mitochondrial DNA. This is not part of the 23 sets of chromosomes you are thinking of, those ones are found in the cell nucleus. Mitochondrial DNA is a separate chromosome of its own found in each of the cell's mitochondria. Human mitochondrial DNA only has 37 genes (about 16,600 base pairs) but that is more than enough to distinguish human from monkey.
Plus, the bones look like human bones. They don't look like monkey bones.
Re: why did governemnt businesses get sold off?
Look at the bonus-free public service, it just get more and more bloated and less and less efficient.
Bullshit. Don't believe the media beat-ups and the political spin. The Australian public service (which does have bonuses, by the way) is very efficient*, achieving great results with very tight budgets. There is no more fat to cut, it is already as lean as can be, and that is why further cuts must inevitably lead to break-down of (at least some) services.
Also, please keep in mind that private sector companies must give away some money (called "profit") to the owners, which means the public sector can actually achieve more for the same total spend.
Re: A compressed air cannon ... ... ... a weighed net, @ Thad
(by the way, teacher says, "You mean weighted.")
To be fair, you'll also need to weigh the net to help calculate the launch velocity (and therefore trajectory).
You don't like the name stanene... OK, how about calling it something which indicates that it contains tin, and that it conducts with no loss of potential difference.
Or is that a tinpot idea?
Re: Two stage autopilot
There might be a need for an intermediate stage, "Plummet". Recently someone else successfully guided a HAB-released glider down into a pre-determined field, they had a deliberate and very gratifying Plummet stage in their flight.
I was thinking that a smartphone app would do the job. Download the free app, log in, and it turns your phone into a wifi beacon to guide the drone the last 30m (the drone uses GPS coordinates sent by the app to get within wifi range).
Even Reliant Robins? That is surprising.
The big question is
why did she step in the waste paper basket in the first place?
mosquitoes don't sting, they bite
Is it possible to bite without teeth?
Re: That's not a false widow.
If it's not a false widow, is it a false false widow?
Re: And the Eadon memorial award goes to. . .
There were about a thousand specific comments which triggered it.
Re: it's not a fossil
pining for the fjords
So it needs to run for just over a year* to match the coal-generated price**.
*assuming no extra costs for the routine maintenance & recharging***.
***with AA batteries****.
****nice one Red Bren!
Re: Pictures please
And how exactly will that help with the server logs?
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