83 posts • joined Thursday 9th July 2009 08:46 GMT
in fact they did it years ago - and better
they built a version of the shuttle (called the buran) which flew autonomously and had a greater payload capacity (than shuttles themselves even) and flew it in 1988 - america is once again behind the times somewhat in space flight
not very well explained
its not that they cannot prove that Manning gave the material to Wikileaks (and therefor Assange), but that they cannot prove that Assange actively helped/assisted or coerced Manning into doing so.
a subtle but important point.
Ok let me get this straight - - if the current US governments response to North Korean aggression, which is to send in carrier group of one carrier, 3 destroyers, a missile cruiser and at least one nuclear attack submarine (on top of the 28,000 US military forces already in South Korea) for some hardcore posturing weakly disguised as "training" is 'showing a lack of backbone' then what exactly is a proportional military response? Another long drawn out war that cannot be won and is nothing more than a sinkhole for money supplying her corporate cronies?
Someone should staple her lips shut for 3 damn good reasons.
1.. that mad tart will start a war that will end humanity with her lip flappin if given just 0.00001 percent of a chance
2.. she would make a lot more sense if she simply said nothing....ever.
3.. i would find it terribly amusing to see if such a well practiced mouth breather could work out that its possible to breathe using their nose before asphyxiation set in.
Paris, cause she knows what a mouth is for, how to use it. not to mention that its impolite to speak when its full ;)
the reg needs a section dedicated to these mishaps methinks
did this one also take 7 minutes constant on a slowmoving, non-evading target at close range?
useless until it can take down something small and fast like a mortar or missile NOT a drone
btw - if they really wanna test it wrap the target in shiney reflective tinfoil and see if it still gets burnthrough
dumb as a rock
"We only use information that is publicly broadcast. It doesn't involve accessing the network to send or receive data."
really? so if the 'phone' doesnt recieve any data from your router (re bssid) then how is this information helping the phone find its co-ordinates? inbuilt crystal ball that guesses its near your router?
i for one welcome the arrival of beings who dont give a shit what the latest celebrity douchbag ate on some piss pot jungle island - that alone proves their advanced intelligence - if they in turn eat the celebrities.... BONUS!
he just doesnt want them to recognise him for what he is -
a dalek minus the outer cover that can only repeat 3 sentences over and over and....
if it really is like the heavier fractions of oil then one use would be fueling large ships
marine deisel is very (very) thick, almost like tar - in fact a lot like tar as it can easily become a solid and must be heated to 'thin' it slightly for pumping to the engines
theres a huge market for that if it burns well enough
surprised you didnt add the live webcam link so we can all watch the event
yay for the day when the rozzers come knocking on my door.
"sir we have reason to believe you are in communication with foreign terrorists"
"sir we have evidence of thousands of emails from well known nigerian terrorist finaciers which you contrived to hide in your spam box to discourage investigation"
'you mean spam?'
"come with us please sir, you have no rights to silence, legal representation...blah blah"
best delete all those "grow your penis now" and "if you send me £x ill pay you £million when i get it from wherever" spam mails, wouldnt want them to be considered links to terrorism now would you?
the 'life support systems' in a cessna are wings and an engine. yup i can see why that would be unecessary extra weight.
idea - kick general atomics and their $3.3million pricetag in the balls and just fit cessnas with the avionics and sensor gear. they can even be outfitted with missile pylons. shitload cheaper (cessna caravan can even be bought with the sensor package pre-installed) in purchase, shitload cheaper to run (parts cost next to nothing and are mass produced), and with spare cockpit space used for extra fuel tanks theyd beat the loiter time for predators/reapers.
but they dont look as "cool" so itll never happen
legal order to disperse?
surely you mean 'illegal order to disperse', as the right to assembly is guaranteed in the united states constitution. add to that the illegal detention of uninvolved students in their dorms and the intimidation of other uninvolved people trying to get home or pass through (constitutional right to free movement) including criminal assault of all the above through use of batons and tear gas (a chemical weapon no less) effectivly an illegal imposition of martial law as the governer of the state nor any acting official in government or the supreme court of sufficient standing declared a state of emergency.
its not some wannabe anarchist with a laptop and a mobile phone that should be in court.
if 16% of fatal crashes were caused by distracted drivers
how can they say that under 20's are the higest proportion of fatalities due to distracted driving with - wait for it - 16%?
it doesnt add up
to 20+ segment would also have to have a 16% distraction/fatality rate or the total would not equal 16%
theyre pulling numbers out their ass again
nice to see you lot equate human lives as worth exactly £0.00
lets spend our money on equipment thats not fit for purpose so we can keep the ITALIANS in jobs and throw half of it at the FRENCH for second rate engines
why worry about the lives of those dedicated to defending us when we can save...oh we cant save any money were throwing it all away to foreign companies (agusta-westland is 100% italian owned) we cant even save british jobs because the workers in the westland factories are 80+% imports from italy and france
yeah great deal - and all the while our troops are killed, maimed and disfigured for want of better kit that could be gotten cheaper. but they dont matter do they? you lot disgust me just as much as the MoD and the cancerous overgrown government that only cares about lining their own pockets, at the expense of troops AND taxpayers.
if ms is making it (and not just creating a reference design in concert with a proper manufacturer) then you can bet your ass itll be underpowered and overpriced - much like their operating systems.
having said that though i am rather impressed with windows7 but ive just been waiting for them to find a way to screw it up.... this could be it
its the only description i can think of.
its been over 10 years since i was fiddling with pumas and even then they were shit.
even back then the airframes were falling apart, in northern ireland half the airframes were unservicable and were regularly cannibalised to keep the rest in the air. god forbid you requested a new part as they were never available, spares were a joke and if absolutely necessary they would request a part from westland which would take 6-7 weeks to filter through or 3 months if they had to fabricate it.
we were begging the powers that be back then to give us the (then outgoing to retirement) wessex or seakings the navy was scrapping, as replacements (both decent sikorsky designs, even though again supplied by westland), they would have cost bugger all to repurpose, but no we were told to "make do" we'd soon have merlins to replace the pumas - did we my arse.
i have nothing but contempt for the MoD. any serviceman (or woman) in service today is a bloody saint for not turning their weapons on the buggers in self defence.
as pointed out by lionel plastic rapidly turns brittle and cracks, this is due to UV radiation interacting with the polymers, theyd be lucky if it retained its integrity for a year nevermind any kind of long term use.
1. prices for items (even speculative) would have been nice - just sayin
2. "The glasses then rendered the images with fantastic depth. Impressive indeed." erm...bollocks? was your reviewer on crack that day? the glasses dont render anything, they use a shutter system which rapidly makes alternating lenses cycle transparent/opaque to create a pseudo 3d image on a compatable monitor/tv set
win7 will actually run on lower end machines than vista will
there are problems with win7 - ive seen some real stupid issues, but thankfully it runs golden on my machine (lucky hardware choices i guess)
they want to find pedo stuff all they gotta do is join a newsgroup
i gave up on newsgroups years ago because all they had was filth, never downloaded any of it as the filenames alone were enough to turn my stomach, but if they want to catch the real bastards perpetrating these crimes then thats where they should concentrate.
just to point out that the soldiers who used these in tests hated them, the majority of tests ended quickly when the 'egg' was thrown into a room either via door or window only to come to rest under furniture (sofas, wardrobes, etc) making them not only useless but dangerous, as any element of surprise had then been lost.
guess ill just have to go wait for the black helicopters now... wont be long before 'they' come to get me for revealing an embarrasing military 'secret'.
i pay my taxes for this frivolous crap? schools and universities compalin that they dont have the cash to teach basic courses like english and maths properly and yet they can use MY HARD EARNED MONEY for this bollocks? sign me up for revolution ive had enough
dont see much of anything
but on the offchance its true.... they do state its a reservoir
can i be the one to tell the townsfolk "hey, youve been drinking dead people soup for the last 60 years"
they probably wouldnt mind though - wickerman territory and all that
paris - shes loves to gargle men in unform
shouldnt that read:
US: Something done by a lazy police force looking to criminalise and catalogue the entire "civilian" population, when they cannot be bothered to work out on the spot that allegations might be groundless, but inconveniencing people who then have to submit to extra checks for jobs, travel, finance etc usually carried out after a jolly good tasering with or without serious beating and possible gunshot wounds.
UK: Something done by a lazy police force looking to criminalise and catalogue the entire "civilian" population, when they cannot be bothered to work out on the spot that allegations might be groundless, but inconveniencing people who then have to submit to extra checks for jobs, travel, finance etc, standard fare for anyone with a camera or general interest in photography."
in the interest of full disclosure - i have been arrested on both sides of 'the pond'
in new york - for asking directions (apparantly they frown on being called arrogant bastards after theyve told you to fuck off for asking a simple question)
in belfast - for walking down the street listening to my walkman (seriously, apparantly i ignored repeated orders from an officer i didnt even see as he pulled up from behind, much less hear and was classed as an agitator involved in the rioting which was occuring approx 2 bloody miles away)
"*Scientists have only been studying the arctic ice for about three decades, so it's a relatively small set of data if you're trying to work out long-term global events."
however datable core samples go back much, MUCH further than that - little bit of research goes a long way (even if it does make your anti-climate change rhetoric a little broken)