33 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: SIZE of these things
That pic is very fake. I'm not saying that the fish don't get to that size but that is a photoshop job.
Re: Yeah, good luck.
I rode it last year. IIRC it did 450kph (there's a digital speed display inside) and what surprised me most : it was dam noisy, it rattled like an old style tube train! It didn't seem that fast from the inside, until the other train passes at the hallway point : blink and you'll miss it.
Re: Jim Booth
I think you missed the tongue-in-cheek nature of the post..
Re: "What you can do to protect yourself"
"Ingested at high velocity" that has to be my QOTW!!
Me too, at 0.26 there's a shot that shows some sheaves right under the pedals so I thought it must very thin light drive belts and the round things below the rotors pulleys but then at 0.51 there's a shot that show lines to below the pedals with knowts that are not moving
I'm wondering why they kept the bike rear wheel and a drive to it unless it's a part of the transmission.
Nothing new here, been squashed since the 60s!
The US Oak Ridge National Laboratory ran one of these reactors for some years back in the 60s (a small one) but it was killed of by Washington, possibly at the behest of the vested interest of the solid nuclear fuel producers (what industry would choose to allow their customers to reduce their consumption by say 95%?)
A few years ago I started an no10 ePartition asking for the UK to research this, can't remember how many votes it got, few 100 I think.
There some technical issues to solve but the safety and environmental advantages are enourmous
Congrats to this lot for getting some publicity and hope it gets somewhere but expect the same vested interests to kill it. :-(
Sadly the world is ruled by greedy rich people and stupid politicians .
re Greg D: sounds like my HTC Incredible
(now18 months old) which was great until it received the ICS update, since then it has been crap. I've been an HTC customer since my G1 but (buitl by HTC IIRC) but I won't be buying HTC again,
I might follow Greg D's example and have a go at rooting it.
As to whoever said you're not tied to Sense, what are you talking about? Short of rooting it how do you get rid of it?
Re: John A Blackley
Soccer is an abbreviation of Association
Thanks - didn't know that.
"no matter how hard I push the pedal." If it's the same as our old Renault (and I'd bet good money it is) then that's actually not true, if you push the pedal in to the second stage of spring tension it will overide the limiter.
Mythbusters endith the dream.
And of course their science is unimpeachable! Ever noticed that any "myth" that would increase dangerous or illegal activity on the road is ALWAYS busted?
Anyway, doubtless they were using an American car with a massive engine that uses most of it's fuel just to keep the engine warm rather than actually moving the car so any saving was lost in the noise.
In my first car (knackered 1.1L Ford Escort Mk1) I used to tailgate lorries, it was the only way I could do 60 without having my teeth shaken out from the racket! From the reduction of throttle and engine noise it was significatly less work for the engine and I was a lot more than a meter from the lorries. Happliy my current car can do over a 100mph comfortably and other car has a V8 engine. :-)
I was with you until you blew it with "Also, Vista actually worked pretty well." LOL
He was standing on a small ball of rock composed of stardust bought together by gravity about 4 or bllion years ago. There, simples!
Re: James Bond
I was thinking Thunderbirds, right down to the dark image. Uh oh! Is the crude looking mechanical reactor temperature indicator moving up rather jerkily?
Don't expect the operator to help.
When I lost my Google G1 (slipped out of my pocket in a Taxi in Singapore!) I bought a second hand replacement on Ebay, it duly arrived and I put my replacement Sim in it. Didn't work, seemed to be blocked (though strangely I could still access internet), I called T-mobile to enquire and they said registered stolen but wouldn't help futher!?. I contacted the seller - no reply, I raised a dispute on Ebay including saying the phone was stolen and would you belive it they said I had to send it back to the seller for a refund!!!! I didn't, meant to give it to the police but never got round to it.
Oh and the phone had pictures of the the previous owner,( a rather cuddly black girl), her face and, yes, her t*ts and her p**sy!!! Unfortuanately not my type so not w*nk worthy
I re-read the article and retract my post, doh!
fail for me
And how does this lead to more icebergs in the path of Titanic?
I guess the intimation is that the extra high tides would break off more icebergs but the iceberg Titanic hit would have been drifting south from wherever it calved for quite a while, weeks probably? So the celestial alignments on the day are meaningless.
"Despite the drop in global levels, spear-phishing and spam are as dangerous as ever,"
Yes, well, they are hardly going to say "...dropped to irelevent levels so they is no need to buy our products any more.".
Anyway like others here fron the odd occasion I take a peek in my Yahoo spam folder there seems to be as much spam as ever.
Why have verticle launch?
Other than for the beautifull symboligy of thrusting between the magnificent orbs of course.
Launch enough above horizontal to avoid losing height then have the autopilot convert to verticle.
The idea of using the truss as a launch rail sounds good to me.
Re: Re: @ Vic
Vic - quite agree.
nsld - bollocks.
If the court can't handle the concept of UTC (or GMT) then it is not competant to try the case.
Re: Well it could have been simple
What, you mean like people who know the difference between to and too? ;-)
You could be more ambitious
How about a scaled down version of this:
or save that for Lohan's sucessor?
@ Graham. I don't think you needed to tell us you are not a science geek
even conventional bombs don't need oxygen: they carry their own if they use oxygen, and nukes are well, nuclear i.e. not chemical, no oxygen involved.
But to answer your question (at my best guess as a lay science person, amateur boffin) I suspect that on Venus we would not even be able to see 100 nukes go off at the surface and on mars I guess it would be interesting to see what size crater it would make.
I'm fairly sure it would not make much, if any, difference to their orbits.
But the idea of making other planets in this solar system habitable is probably more realistic than transporting significant proportions of the population across interstellar distances.
Ron Wayne : "Doh!"
So not actually in space, just on board a space station. I was expecting some astonishing story of worms crawling about the outside of the space station :-(
Reg. please try not to overhype your stories in the title.
It's going too fast, we can't get a probe up to sufficeint speed to soft land on it without years in space doing gravity assists round massive planets like the Voyager probes did. i.e. catching a lift on a passing space rock is pointless as you have to be able to go that fast anyway.
OTOH, I guess we could have put something up to get splatted like a fly as it wizzed by.
I've held off buying an Android phone for my wife for this very reason - she might not understand why it wouldn't do some of the stuff my Incredible S does. She uses PAYG - so it would have to be paid for up front, my HTC is contract (and pretty good value at £100 plus $15 a month with enough calls and "unlimited" data) - I'm working on converting her to go contract...
Paris because my wife looks like her - well not really! - only in my eyes :-)
Jubtastic - excellent name!
Indeed, no way they can test the psychological stress of knowing that if anything goes wrong you are dead, or that the cosic rays are making you sterile or giving you cancer.
Flying a real mission - expensive. Knowing that there are people nearby and that they will let you out in an emergency - priceless.
I'd like to see what correlation there is between AGW deniers (hate that accronym btw!) and people who belive in sky fairies.
a. We put billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere by burning carbon that would otherwise have stayed burried.
b. The concentration on CO2 in the atmoshere has risen.
Obviously a. has at least contributed to b. so if b. is contributiong to warming then then we are at least partly responsible for the warming.
What I don't understand is why the deniers are so inststant that we carry on regardless:
If the "GW Alarmists" are wrong but we go with all the alternative/low carbon tecnology then we've wasted a load of money developing technology - so what, the technology will probably pay for itself and generate jobs * whatever happens.
If the "Deniers" are wrong and we do nothing then we could be f**cked - another Venus?
* like the last _waste_ of money - the space race - did
You forgot the FAIL icon so here it is.
Dissapointing, seems rather fuzzy.
I wonder what the cammera the sensor size and focal length are (unless it's some sort of scanned sensor). By my calculation 16000km away 530km diameter should cover approx 1.9 deg which would roughly fill a 36mm frame with a 1000mm lens.
Paris, another heavenly body! (so I'm told)
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Well a few more years of burning fossil fuels, burning forrests etc and by the time they get here our atmosphere will make the Bebo incensed invaders from 581g feel right at home.
My I be the first to welcome our CO2 breathing overlords and point out that social networks hold no interest for me.......
We can only hope that as they get closer the replacement of the 80s TV that attracted them by reality TV will send them home....
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And how do you know he is the only man alive who can fly it? Has anybody else tried? I'd give it a go :) It could be that it's easy and all the mishaps are pilot error, who'd know?
Ps where are the women that flock to "my hobby is tolling the internet"???
The landing looked particularly uncomfortable!
I don's see the problem..
because they don't appear to have me in their scummy database, phew!
My name is long and probably unique, and I tried with every shortened/ abrieveated version of it.
Their site says they txt your victim asking them to call you. From some comments I was thinking their scam is to claim to have almost anybodys number and claim to have texted them for you. How would you know? Apparently not, unless thier DB/site was broken.
Getting cold calls, esp from autodialer silent calls is infurieating even more so if your abroad and/or on voice mail, MAKES ME ANGRY!, you won't like me if i get angry.
Fortunately I reckon they'l die, trouble is someone will buy their DB from the administrator.....
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro