Re: pics...or it didn't happen!
Well done, team ESA!
// SPB, are you taking notes?
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Well done, team ESA!
// SPB, are you taking notes?
Dig a trench along the landward side of said whale, bury your explosives carefully, fire away, and watch the entire whale majestically lift and arc out over the ocean.
At least, that's the way it would work in theory.
Reminds me of Honey.
Right wing sympathisers don't demonstrate in the streets. That's for the proles.
Right wing sympathisers pay for the problem to "go away".
...we too need our own pursuit aircraft...
// great video, great results...onward and upward!
Just a bookkeeping error.
If there was ever an argument for a corporate death penalty...because, you know, corporations are people, too.
If I tried this, I'd be looking at a kidnapping charge and 20 to life.
The US Gov't says the 2014 poverty level for a family of four is $23k. You can't really live on that, though.
So $12k above the poverty level is Microsoft's average wage?
// yes, I realize some of their employees may be single
// still seems awfully cheap for a company making what they do every year
You tell me, what's the derivative of the sine of the bearing angle?
cosine of the bearing angle.
sin -> cos -> -sin -> -cos
Clockwise for derivative, CCW for integral. One of the few things in my engineering education that stuck and is very seldom used. But it's there when I need it...like now :-)
// Have a friend who says the only thing wrong with British cars is the Lucas electrics. Just rip 'em out, he says, and replace them with Delco.
No SIM, no possibility of switching phones...more sales for Apple.
I suppose this isn't a good time to bring up Geocentrism? :-)
Heck, they may not have a comet-orbiting spacecraft, but they have a movie coming out.
// Their view of the universe falls quite flat when subjected to even minor scrutiny
// Will be glued to the Internet to monitor the Philae landing
Something about reading about rockets in German gives me shivers up the spine...
So many tankards to test, send the intern out for more beer!
...but isn't this just the kind of thing NSA should be protecting us (well, at least the US military/defense establishment) against?
You know, instead of working so hard to read every email/phone call/web posting sent by every American?
No? Oh well, carry on.
Women are paid less on average for the same job because they are more likely to be hired with lower skills and experience!
But, once they're doing the job, they should still be paid less than a man?
I think not.
Better yet, your HR department shoulld continually monitor the pay of males and females in similar positions with similar time in that position and verify that there is no gender-based disparity.
// Hah! Like that would ever happen.
How do you attach your connectors to the front panel? I have found spanners (small ones) extremely helpful in accomplishing this.
Some engineers have technicians who do that sort of thing for them. I work at a small company, so I end up doing it. I can also use power tools without injuring myself.
// also an electrical engineer...slide rule's in my pocket
They use the SSN as a unique identifier and to access your credit information.
No, it's not supposed to be used that way, but it is.
1. Tie rogue staffer to pole
2. Summon people whose information he viewed.
3. Hand out paddles
4. Form line.
5. One at a time, no shoving.
// cat-o-nine-tails in the pocket
Yes, it's a polite request.
You really don't want to be on the bad side of these folks though.
And said manufacturers, given the option of creating new Win7 software for that old machine (which they no longer sell) or selling you a brand new machine, will always choose the more profitable option.
So no chance of ever getting Win7 compatible software.
IBM's still trying to prevent users from purchasing Microsoft software, particularly Office
Well, it's not like Office is getting better with every new release...maybe IBM has a point?
Don't get too excited, it's probably just a version of Flight Simulator with an Apache module added.
// cost the govt $xxB, I'm sure.
Or, perhaps., "A Tale of Two Cities"?
In the spirit of the Old Roman Games ----------------------->
Perhaps some sort of rocket powered, unmanned airplane? They should have some of those left in a cave somewhere, shouldn't they? Just remove the original payload, add package, and Bob...er...Werner's your uncle!
Perhaps the solution to the milk problem would be a cow?
This is getting to be quite a process, isn't it? Oh well, international space projects usually are, I suppose.
You'll probably have to get the box heat treated again before you bring it back!
Will want the display to show Facebook updates, not stupid stuff like speed and gear number.
"The lengths Apple went to to keep us away from the new iPhones was amusing."
Just wait till after the SPB flies LOHAN.
Your engraved invitation to the iPhone 7 launch will be the first one sent.
If you ask 100 people on the street what is wrong with TV, none of them will say "Resolution"
- Nicholas Negroponte, M.I.T.
Couldn't have said it better myself
Sounds like the right-wing Catholics who claim the Church got it right and Galileo was wrong. They have worked out all kinds of crazy explanationsfor stuff like geosynchronous satellites (they just sit there, because the Earth dowsn't rotate). The proof, they claim, is some perceived structure in the map of cosmic background radiation...
Ahhh..."maximizing shareholder value"...I know it well. When the company exec starts saying that, it's time to polish the resume.
Well done, me hearties!
No TRUE pirate would command his ship from a handheld trinket!
They do it with pieces of classic airplanes. Ejection seat lounge chair and vertical stabilizer conference tables trump your chopped up taxis and wheel rims, even if they are chromed.
// the cost is as stratospheric as the aircraft from which the parts came
// just the thing for the SPB office, though
I don't know where you learned about user interface design, but they taught you some bad things.
Microsoft has pretty obviously mislaid any good interface designers they had, and you can tell that by the way the UI changes with every release. Hell, the UIs aren't even consistent among Office products (Visio is a perfect example). Yes, I realize Visio was purchased in 2000 from Visio, Inc., but you'd think 14 years would be long enough to get its UI into conformance with Microsoft's nominal "standards" (which they seem to revise way too frequently).
UIs should be simple, obvious and unchanging. You can always add optional features, of course, but the basic UI shouldn't change. And when adding features, DO NOT enable them by default. Because many of your users will be confused. Those of us who use computers in our daily work, don't like to have to waste time learning a new UI with every OS release. We're trying to use a tool, not enhance our Windows experience. We most certainly don't like to play hide-and-seek with gestures, until we find the one that does what we want.
OK. Rant over.
I suspect because it allows you to power a second device off a single set of batteries. It seems to be a simple voltage regulator, but the name probably comes from the fact that it saves you from having to use a second (different voltage) battery pack.
[wait for it]
Just so long as the tankards arrive before "zero hour".
----------> tankard in the pocket
Nobody's going to worry about the crappy logo if this thing flies the way it's supposed to.
Only a man would spend $5K on a model spaceship.
// Don't believe me? Ask yer wife.
I'm not impressed unless it has a helicopter on it.
And none of those little ones, mind you.
You're about to get scammed. A legitimate buyer will try to talk you DOWN, not up!
Just got an email "from" one of my friends, who's been robbed in Dubai of everything but his passport. His plane leaves in <8 hrs, but the hotel mgr won't let him leave and would I please send him $2500? Funny thing is that the IP of the computer that "he" used to send the email resolves to Nigeria...
"We have to stop Comcast and the other cable and telecoms in the US from taking over and making huge profits from what should be our public utilities. Vote accordingly in November."
Well, it's a Democratic administration that has let them get this far, so we wouldn't want to vote them back in. And the Republicans are "business friendly, anti-regulation", so I think I know how that would turn out.
Who do you like in November?
I saw no ad, but I wasn't on for long, and this was a few months ago.
"...reassuring customers that they are using an official Comcast hotspot, "
Unnecessary, because you have to be a Comcast internet customer, and must use your Comcast username and password to sign on.
The nice thing about these hotspots is that once you sign on to one, they give you a cookie or log your MAC address or something, because you don't need to log on again if you go to a different hotspot. So, at least they did that part right.
Nothing of value would have been lost.
// no beer icon because not beer