710 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Re: Evolution knows what it's doing.
I bathe every 6 months whether I need it or not.
Re: @Graham Marsden Cipher - In the 1970s...
Irongut, surely you know most of the populace are mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed shite.
If you get your 'scientific opinion' from popular media consider the fact most writers have no scientific knowledge whatsoever, but do know FUD sells.
Chinese chest puffing?
Seems more like wang waving.
Re: So sad
Mandatory KAL007 reference: The Russians do have some experience shooting down airliners.
Re: Lovable Hippos
Hippos are not only in Africa. A now deceased (he is no more, dead, passed on, etc.) drug lord imported several for his estate in Colombia. After said drug lord met his end, the hippos were left to their own devices, one of which is reproducing. There are now almost 100 of these demonic beasts, and they continue to multiply as no one has the temerity to challenge them.
It's this sort of knowledge has made me the success I am today (for some value of 'success').
Re: They (and really everyone else) don't get it
Hamas will agree to a truce only after they've killed enough Palestinians.
Re: Trailblazer or also ran
A decade later? Have you seen film of our "rocket ships" bombarding beaches on D-Day? Impressive, that.
Re: It's all very wonderful
Pain? You don't know pain. But you will.
Airbus has just patented bicycle seating for its aircraft. Sorry, no handlebars unless you upgrade to steerage. Now imagine an 8-hour flight on one of those.
Re: My hopes are dashed
Re Hiram Maxim:
I suspect Hiram knew exactly how his machine gun would be used and to what ends. He was advised by a friend that the Europeans wanted to slaughter one another, and they would love to buy his gun.
And so it came to pass.
What are those plaques in the piccy?
Commeration of The Vulture's occupation of the Rock? Does one say "Property of Her Brittanic Majesty"? Or perhaps "gid orf moi Rock"?
Re: re: I still have my old Casio FX
I still have my Pickett log-log slide rule from the mid-1960s. Still works, although the lubricant needs replenishing.
They don't build'em like that anymore. In fact, they don't build'em at all!
Re: Oh did you think there was some kind of "due process" involved.
Are you saying the Constitution is not a suicide pact?
I've heard that somewhere...
Re: "Now Hancock's been deprived of food, it's not clear is how long he can survive"
"Didn't a Mexican live on that diet for how long?"
And Japanese, apparently. With a bit of rice, he could have some lovely sushi to break the monotony.
Yes, give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Give him a fishing vessel and he'll be bankrupt in a month. Or similar...
If you've the £100000 to purchase a Tesla S, I'd expect £12000 to replace the battery would not be a stretch.
Very likely you'd simply replace the car for another one at £100000 a go.
Re: Off topic
I agree, everything you say is true- to a point. Yes, electricity can easily become more expensive, but it is starting at a lower price than petrol, so for now it is the better choice.
Electricity generated by burning fossil fuels? Depends on your location. Recently, renewables provided Germany with 74% of its power. Granted it was temporary, but it points the way.
Re: Off topic
Where does the 5-year datum come from? All electrocars I've read of guarantee the battery for 8 years. At the end of the battery's life there is still some value in it, so not a total loss.
A holistic accounting of any electric car must include the satisfaction in knowing the petroleum-pushers and their horrible tin pot dictator employees have taken a small kick in the cods. Not to mention the avoided costs from ever rising prices of petrol.
Re: Must be my mind
He wanted to get his end off, but he chose the wrong end by the looks of things.
Re: Not only the US mate
Good Queen Bess (Elizabeth 1) had walsingham reading people's letters and torturing them a bit when more data were required.
Meh. Nothing to see here. Move along.
When I read "10 minutes using traditional downlink methods", I realized I must be getting old. I'd not realized the Space Age was so far along that anything about it could be considered traditional.
It's "ye olde downlink method".
Highest order? We should try for excellence in all things!
Quantum of betrayal?
Hmm! That sounds like it would be a great movie title!
Both a traitor and patriot, but only from your frame of reference one or the other.
But, but, but, we're the good'uns!
Re: Down with this sort of thing
More ladies for the rest of us! More than you know want actual children.
Yeah even unto Paris.
More vehicles? Horrors!
So expanding markets is a bad thing? If you are a libertarian, you must be a rather bad one.
In any case, the straw men you present (how platoons will interact, for example) are easily knocked down. Your concern that Granny will achieve some semblance of independence is touching, however I suspect you've never spoken with Granny and heard her frustration and resentment at having her mobility curtailed.
We'll not be pomme frits.
Mine's the one with the Nomex lining.
Re: NASA have changed their mind
So no chance we'll be crisps tomorrow? So disappointing....
Re: What is it with NASA?
I suspect you are mistaken, and that it is ESA destroying Venus Express.
Speaking of mum, didn't she ever tell him not to run with knives?
Although I wouldn't want to encounter him in a dark alley, well done!
Re: All your station....
"Maybe the US rail industry will have learned ..."
Really? Spend much time at the casino do you?
In any case, the reference was to the Chinese labour that built the Western portion of the Yank's transcontinental railroad in the 19th century. The rest of it was built with Irish labour, and the less said about it the better.
All your station....
Best of luck with that plan. The USians have enough Chinese built railroads.
For nude selfies, click here
What? Wait, where are the nude selfies? I didn't see any links!
This article is tosh.
Re: Stop feeding the hawks!
Well said, smartypants. 'ave an upvote.
These ranticles have by now trotted out every shibboleth of the last 50 years, although Trevor's exclusive one-world club is creative. However, not one of the commentards has used ALL CAPS! Clearly they must try harder.
Fire the doomsayers!
The scientists failed to predict this, so we should ignore anything they say.
I've been right before!
Want to hold the world to ransom?
Fiddle with a few terawatts (terra watts?) of solar PV? Meh.
To get real hostage action, threaten to crash the Sun! That will get you some attention!
Truck sized? Yet another metric? Is it 0.5 Brotosuarusus or perhaps 30 velociraptors?
Please clarify! How are we to know the threat? We should be told.
Are the Russians still using Soviet designs?
And sneering at the USians?
Sorry, but it looks like FAIL.
BTW, is that farm land surrounding the launch site? Farmers must be muttering "gid orf moi atmosphere", or whatever accent they use in that region.
Re: Not just from getting home from the pub
When I were a lad we walked through snowdrifts higher than our heads and the headmaster beat us for being covered in ice. Then we had gravel for lunch. Cold gravel.
Re: Maybe ..
A self-lubricating holster! (He said lubriciously).
Heartbleed and China
If NSA inspect open source code for weakness, perhaps they have been hacking the Chicom for years. The Chinese have been using Linux (when they haven't been using pirated Windoes).
If NSA do such inspection, likely the Chinese do also.
Re: Get your facts sorted!
Beef rises to record prices in U.S. due to drought. Wheat, corn harvest apocalypse.
Perhaps not caused by climate change. Perhaps not caused by humans dumping CO2 into the atmosphere. Perhaps. But most definitely caused by no human attempts to reverse the problem.
So glad Britain is self sufficient in food stocks. I hear Soylent Green is yummy.
Re: So the internet does some good
Yes, the sacrament of cat video porn. My moggie has a god complex, no doubt from watching too many cat video pornos.
Re: At last, and out
I believe in the FSM, and it's earthly incarnation, the Holy Internet. The chat rooms say it, and I believe it.
The EU schismatics should be sent to Coventry.
"A nation must communicate directly to another nation"
Interesting. Does Sweden have a dedicated direct connexion to Switzerland? Who will pay for the undersea France to New Zealand cable? Etc. Etc.
Seems unfeasably expensive.
Re: The real difference
And Apple stole the mouse, bit-mapped display, icons, etc. from Xerox. And the whole world profited. Much as I wish Xerox had understood what it had and used it, I am glad someone (in this case, Apple) actualised it.
Rant to your heart's content, the world would be a poorer place without Apple. I have my Nomex suit on, flame away.
Re: I've had an idea
'ave an up vote for 'a pile of camel dung'. Most revolutionary application all day
Re: 1 in 10 reasons probably invalid, so all invalid?
Are you suggesting the Daily Mail is not the fount of all wisdom?
I'm shocked, shocked.
Re: Suddenly world became a sadder place :-(
Free speech is meaningless without responsibility, Coward.
Re: Baker quits Mozilla as well
If it wasn't thus before, it is now. Hadn't you heard? Corporations are people now (the Supremos said so). By that standard, Mozilla shows itself to be a homophobic bigot bent on bullying an oppressed minority.
Re: I don't get it.
It is both a quantum computer and not a quantum computer. Does that quantify it for you?
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