54 posts • joined Friday 12th June 2009 11:42 GMT
stupid bloody reality
Er ... no. The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.
Nearly perfect ! Best I can come up with to help is the grammatically dubious but poetically plausible :
"Page provided perfect prose pondering performing pachyderms perched precariously 'pon pencil proof planar products"
Re: What Are We Waiting For?
Nope, the mission is intended to determine whether Mars has ever had environmental conditions favorable for life, NOT to find evidence of life itself.
Re: UK: Cyclists already pay for the upkeep of roads, as do pedestrians
"All the extra cycle lanes" eh ? All they do around here is paint a line a couple of feet in from the edge of the road and call it a "cycle lane".
This has rather hilariously resulted in quite a lot of roads where the car lane is actually not wide enough to FIT a car. Especially hilarious when there's a bike going each way, and a bus going each way ...
CCS is dangerous fantasy
CCS is such a bad idea. Eventually, no matter what we do with it, it will burp it's way out and then we're stuffed.
And in the meantime it diverts resources from ACTUAL solutions. The future is carbon-neutral power generation, that's just all there is to it.
In them days, we'd a' been glad to have the price of a cup o' tea.
A cup ' COLD tea.
Without milk or sugar.
In a filthy, cracked cup.
We never used to have a cup. We used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper.
The best WE could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.
Sure, it may not be easy, but ...
SpaceX are a business after all - they aren't out to throw money away and they're doing pretty well.
Elon's a very switched-on guy and I'm sure they've thought this through.
I predict they'll make this work, despite all these objections.
Re: Re: Time Lapse?
Yep, sure is, can't miss it !
they're using fanbuoys ?
re: Solar = Joke
What a ridiculous comment ! All our power comes from our star. What's so ridiculous about cutting out the middlemen ? We're going to have to do it eventually.
What about the LIFE "astronauts" ?
What about the Planetary Society LIFE experiment ? Spare a thought for the hardy Tardigrades, Conan the Bacterium, and all the other microscopic astronauts attempting to survive the journey ?
Come on you Russians, where's the guy from Armageddon bashing it with a wrench shouting "this is how we fix things on Russian Space Station!" ?
one to miss
well, that looks crap.
What else would you expect from "moron" airforce base ? That was just asking for trouble ....
I think its about the seperation - a singularity has infinite density and zero size / radius so as the gravitational attraction is inversely proportional to the separation distance, other particles can get so close that the gravity is much higher. It only needs to eat enough other particles to outweigh the energy of the hawking radiation and it will keep growing forever. Then again, I may not have much more idea than you. No doubt some more boffinly commentards will sort us out shortly ....
more research required!
tut tut ... as any trekkie worth his salt knows ... the warp drive compresses space in front of the ship and stretches it behind. the ship never moves even close to light space relative to the real space around it.
what a load of crap
that is all.
More effort on DARPA descriptions please
I remember when DARPA descriptions were sure-fire keyboard-ruiners. Like how about this gem :
"The Pentagon's famous bad-boy scientists, DARPA* - who slap the pendulous jowls of established wisdom with the gauntlet of disregard ?"
Or this one :
"the famous Pentagon research bureau which, when scrumping apples from the tree of knowledge, ignores the low-hanging fruit in favour of the harder-to-reach pomaceous treat which often turns out to be beyond its reach."
"DARPA* - who are to ordinary insane scientists in their dungeon laboratories as platinum-selling popsters are to teenage-saddo garage bands"
Nowadays you hardly even seem to be trying Lewis. "renowned Pentagon brainiac-breeding bureau" - not bad, but not brilliant.
The US are obviously just wetting themselves ... they know the best they will manage in the next 10 years is to get halfway back to where they were in 1969, whereas the Chinese will probably have a yum cha restaurant at the moon's south pole by then. So the seppo's figure - lets jump on their coat-tails ....
'flaccidity and empurplement'
got some coffee out my nose that time, cheers !
By my calcs, that ship will be 52.0664 Double Decker Buses / 3.4711 Brontosauruses long, weighing in at an impressive 142.8571429 MEGAJubs ! Thats Alotta Jubs !
only the beginning !
this could go a lot further ... the hull could have a full complement of little BUGs that can crawl all over it, not only anti-fouling but also performing repairs. just like the R2 units on the spaceships in Star Wars eh ?
Could do with being a bit more streamlined though - unlike the R2s, these guys will have to deal with some pretty heavy resistance from the water if they want to work when the ships are underway
sent me off to sleep nicely. good story, but man, what a boring video.
smashed to bits
isn't it likely that the actual impactor DID smash to bits, and this is just one of the bits that got thrown clear of the original impact site ?
Not like you Lewis, to be so timid ! The innuendo in this article could have been much more explicit methinks ... still, very interesting.
i feel ill
Why oh why didn't i heed your warning Reg ? I guess I'm just not very good at following instructions of the form "don't look at this" ....
poor fit ?
The girl looks like hers is poorly fitted - she looks extremely uncomfortable.
Either that or she is walking awkwardly for some other reason ....
Chose Paris because I'm sure she walks like this way pretty often ;)
won't say any more, or I'll REALLY get pissed off
That bright spot looks pretty bloody big compared to little 'ol Earth ....
A timely reminder that we need to address the issue of planetary defense from space impacts. Sooner or later, we are gonna get hit. It's the one natural disaster we can prevent, and its the most deadly one there is too.
We need to get our arses into gear and find all the objects we can. The earlier we spot 'em, the easier they are to deflect.
ALL parents (including myself) have children for selfish reasons. Who else are you doing it for ? Certainly not the child, who does not exist yet. The human race clearly does not need more kids.
No, every single person who has intentionally had a child has done so because THEY want to.
There's nothing wrong with this - this is the biological imperative that drives all living organisms to reproduce.
The sky is not blue because it's showing a reflection of the sea, it is just that the air is preferentially scattering the blue light in the sun's spectrum, so it looks like there is blue light coming from all directions.
The difference is that the trees burnt in the bushfires will be replenished in years or decades, thus removing the CO2 added during the fires, whereas the coal and oil humans are burning will not be replenished for many thousands of years, if at all. This is pretty basic stuff; if you can't work this out you probably shouldnt bother comenting on the climate change issue.