1055 posts • joined Friday 19th June 2009 03:44 GMT
I should add the 10+ year old Nokia that lives in my pocket.
I still have a Sirius 1 and an Atari 2600 sitting in a cabinet in the shed. I also kept a pair of 12MB 3dfx Voodoo2s for the nostalgia value. None of this equipment is in current use, but it still works (or did last time it was used).
Re: Moral of this story: Don't handle pellets which give off a pretty blue light.
That'll help you if you're dealing with a hydrophilic compound of a radioactive element that has been exposed to water and is emitting Čerenkov radiation.
Pellets of 60Co won't glow on their own.
Having watched their previous two aborts, I missed this one because I didn't know about it!
I can't work out of there's a replay function on their webcast page either.
Re: AC @ 21:25
The M2 Browning has about twice the effective range of the M240, and rightly so.
I should know. I just looked it up on Wikipedia.
Is his nickname Gilbert?
What is this I don't even
I've got a small stack of failed WD drives here.
Of course this proves nothing as I was only using WD at the time; context is everything. I suspect I gave these ones heatstroke. No failed Seagates, or any other manufacturer, so far.
Three Agility 3s running just fine here.
Re: In short
1080p? Aww, how cute.
Re: Phil O'Sophical
Going to court to defend yourself from ridiculous charges due to over-reaching laws is not without monetary and psychological costs, and it clogs up the courts too.
I'll take specific laws over krazy katch-all laws any day.
It's much more difficult for the police to abuse the specific ones.
I'm not sure if I've misunderstood your explanation, but it doesn't seem to address Jade's point that a satellite being launched to geosynchronous orbit is always going to be in the same location "above" the Earth relative to the launch site, regardless of when it is launched. It doesn't have to wait until the Earth's facing a particular direction.
"you'll actually find theres more nic in a potato than in whats exhaled from a ecig .."
So why not just switch to potatoes then?
Re: Launch Window?
Could the relative positions of the sun and moon be significant to the placement of the satellite in orbit?
Krait 450 and Adreno 420
Any more details on these parts?
Coffee stout, now that's definitely something.
For me, no coffee after about 15:00, otherwise I won't sleep that night. Yeah I don't drink much of the stuff.
And only ever black.
Re: PCs will struggle with the new console games
"If all motherboards had PCIe 3.0, video cards would cost more."
Re: 17 Who is giving me a "thumbs Down"????
I think you're getting downvotes now purely because those people want to see you keep melting down. If you stop complaining about it, it'll probably stop happening...
Re: CAD has it covered
I don't think the joke icon is the right one.
Re: *Headlines to which the answer is no.
"I've decided to stop reading all articles on the BBC news website where the headline is a question.
I cancelled my subscription to New Scientist for the same reason.
Was Darwin Wrong?
Was Einstein Wrong?
Re: 125kw motor
"An engine intended to give moderate life pushing around a couple of hundred kg of motorbike will be knackered in a couple of years given 1200kg to push around."
Fortunately it's only pushing a generator to recharge a battery pack when the car's running in range extender mode.
Things might be looking up for the NBN.
Re: "90% of what's needed"
The only problem I see in Lumia 620 is the 1300 amps battery.
Yeah, that'd blow your tongue off. Don't lick it.
Re: "From a physics POV..."
Oh boy, what an embarrassing way to finish a comment that starts like that. Instead of demonstrating even a modicum of understanding of physics, you actually ended up demonstrating a rather profound lack of understanding.
Re: Someone get SciFi Channel on the phone!
"Platyphoon" might be even better, and its geographically correct!
It is a nice word but in Australia we just use the standard meteorological description; "tropical cyclone".
Having to replace the entire assembly only makes the parts more expensive.
The System exists to be messed with!
Re: @OrsonX "too fast for missile"
The U-2 was subsonic. They may have thought it was too high to shoot down, perhaps, but I'm sure they never believed it would outrun any AA missiles that made it to altitude.
Re: Not one, but TWO
On the upside, now you can tell iFans that you could have bought two phones for the price of their one. And did.
Lots of people use this IP address, though my particular "fingerprint" of system information presented to hosts is probably fairly uncommon.
In the end, it looks like it was related to information stored by my browser after all. It doesn't know who I am any more! Icon for myself.
With mild excitement, I went to order one. Despite not being logged in to Google, and having no cookies, it still already knew who I was.
Re: we don't test for smell
Thumbs up for In The Pipeline.
Re: The 'endoskeleton'..
"It'll either fail or succeed."
What do you put on those pallets?
You're not necessarily the advertising target.
I know I'm certainly not the target of ads for armoured fighting vehicles, naval fire control systems and fighter jets at the local airport (or in the local newspaper), but the decision makers who live in the same city as me definitely are.
"the experience of watching an IMAX movie"
Your eyeballs would have to be touching the screen!
"I see a lot of people commenting about how the battery should be replaceable, but nobody saying how you can do it without making the machine larger, heavier and with less battery life."
I can only speak for myself but I can handle 5% extra volume and weight if it means the battery's removable.
"It's not a PC, this is for real humans, not hack-a-whacks."
It is a "PC", it just runs a different OS to most others.
"If you are worried about support, AppleCare is by far the best-rated support in the history of computing."
Despite your hyperbole, it's just expensive insurance, and in countries with statutory warranty protection, of diminished importance for everything but on-site servicing of desktops. The ability to repair your own equipment, especially when that expensive insurance policy has expired, is a completely different thing.
While we're gushing about support, my personal experience with Dell's premium support has always been so good that I can't see how Apple's could have been better.
"Jeez. Anything to bash a Mac for a headline..."
Despite the exaggeration the headline appears to be reasonably accurate?
Re: "An artist's rendition of..."
I should clarify that the above applies to conventional refracting optical systems with variable iris type apertures that aren't perfectly circular. Each blade produces two opposed diffraction points, so the number of points in the "starburst" is a function of the number of iris blades.
Hubble Space Telescope, a reflecting telescope with a fixed circular aperture, produces images with a curious four pointed "starburst," and sometimes a circular halo, around strong light sources (example). I suspect this is partly related to the mounting arrangement of the secondary mirror. The pattern can just about be seen in the brighter stars in the background of the image.
Re: "An artist's rendition of..."
"Where did it say that first photo is merely created by some "artist"?"
It doesn't need to. The image contains numerous cloned elements, especially in the background.
Additionally, the diffraction "starbursts" that occur in photographs of concentrated light sources when using an aperture that isn't perfectly circular are both irregular and inconsistent throughout the image, i.e. different stars in the image have different patterns and orientations of points. Neither of these would be expected in a real photograph. You do occasionally see images with differently oriented "starbursts", but only because two images have been stitched together, and then you see no overlap between the differently oriented elements.
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