Now, repeat after me:
"It's good to be King!"
1078 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Now, repeat after me:
"It's good to be King!"
I think that may be my retirement job.
Cue thousands of confused American fans unable to find their favorite teams' websites.
Are you after the
Russell Brand amanfrommars award for weird and outlandishly daft conspiracy theories?
'You don't take the band off'
Funny, my mum (!) always told me that only the ignorant lower classes smoke cigars with the bands on.
// she was brought up in an upper-class household and tried her best to pass that on...:-)
Ice works because it changes phase. Rocks don't.
They do if you heat them hot enough :-)
Calibre for converting eBook formats, works well, very useful
V41 because I learned RPN and it never runs out of batteries
HandBrake because it will convert any movie to play on my iPhone
VLC because it will play any video, period.
I love Linux. Currently using Mint 17 MATE
...are well known and respected here in the US of A.
I offer this timely piece of French literature in tribute:
Thanks for the article. It proves that serious car building is not dead (and that WWII surplus is STILL not exhausted!)
Well done, and thanks for the pictures. Drive safely, wouldn't want anything to happen to that beautiful piece of machinery.
Out hiking in the semi-backwoods of Maine, I climbed to the top of a modest hill and there, in a bowl before me, stood the radome that used to cover the Telstar ground station in Andover ME. It is still in use, for other satellites.
I went on an excursion from summer camp in the late 60s to see it, and remember clearly entering the radome to look at the receiving horn antenna.
...Dilbert is not a documentary.
Oh, yes , yes it most certainly *is*.
and our IT director here at work is a very capable woman...so I'm getting a kick out of this.
// Women do very well in IT, assume otherwise at your peril.
...over 70% of the so called protesters are actually shills for the New American Black Panthers?
You'll understand, I'm sure, if I ask you to back up this statement with some facts...
Personally, I think of Cleavon Little.
Stampeding a herd of cattle...through the Vatican?
I have Linux and Calibre. Brilliant software, will convert between formats, all kinds of tricks. Well worth the price (which is free)
Personally, I find it annoying when the Kindle version of old books is several times the cost of a used copy. I'd rather buy the Kindle version (save trees, etc), but end up buying, then recycling the used paper copy. I suppose it keeps the package delivery folks in business.
Doodson-Lege tidal-prediction engine
Thanks for that. Never thought much about how tides were predicted. Excellent example of practicle application of mechanical analog engineering.
Those are extremely dangerous.
You should immediately post them to me for appropriate disposal in the only certified Hasselblad Disposal Facility in the world (which, coincidentally, happens to be in my town)
Seriously, if you don't want them, send them to me :-)
Or, if you want money for them, they are probably worth some. Nice cameras, and there are people still actively using them.
Why would anyone in their right mind have a Facebook account?
And if they did, why would they enter accurate information for DOB, location, etc?
// I attended "Other College or University Name", in Sydney AUS.
Why can't they do the same for this poor guy?!
They did -- $50 million. Same fine, whether you're an individual or a bank, and no matter how much you steal.
Hell of a job, my hat's off to those folks.
SPB is taking notes, I hope?
(having had some experience with missions that dind't go quite as planned)
If the connectors were patented, it was by Western Electric...they were designed by and for The Phone Company (aka, the late, lamented Ma Bell).
They can't hear you, they're all at lunch at the McDonalds :-)
// pub, more likely
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!