It was on a recent UK TV program (Horizon?). I seem to recall the tests in Germany did measure some thrust. Unfortunately when they rotated the thing 90 degrees, the thrust stayed in the same direction! So obviously it's an anti-gravity machine :-)
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Re: Questions to be asked/answered
"proper risk assesment"
As per UK HSE rules, the fact that the accident happened is proof that the risk assessment or associated control measures were not adequate. The court case is therefore to apportion blame and penalties.
There's only one soundtrack to this . .
Brothers and sisters!
Pump up the volume
Pump that beam
Agree - I had the same thought - blink and you miss it, no way to stop.
I can just imagine them being launched:-
"Eat lead, suckers"
Many water companies who abstract ground water (like ST) use superchlorination - they add a lot of chlorine to guarantee to kill any bugs then reduce the chlorine levels before it hits supply, without needing an intermediate tank/reservoir - it goes straight down the pipe. A mechanical/electrical failure at any point in the dosing system could allow high chlorine levels to get through to supply without the system getting hacked.
1. It was Usain Boat (also brilliant)
2. My serious vote was for Eric Melrose Brown (who also explored the limits of man and machine).
Re: Lies, damned lies, & Analyst Predictions.
You remind me of Mr Barrowclough:- "I think you're being a bit harsh on a very well meaning body of men". And Eadon of course.
I like to think that the pilots all carry a paper clip to be unfolded in an emergency.
Re: Photo competition
. . . and one of the judges is Port of Tyne Director of corporate affairs.
1% rise is a jump?
More of a crawl in my world.
Good luck with that - LTD = limited liability and they probably already have the successor up and running. Prodial never filed any accounts it was that new.
Re: Remote control?
I'm amazed - telemetry going one way I can understand, but remote control means something else entirely - "the key is under the mat" security again.
Re: All code should be rewritten from scratch...
Well said. As Mr Brooks says :- "plan to throw one away, you will anyway"
It's almost as if . . .
. . they are wanting to promote bitcoin etc. (Using the card providers as a threat that is).
Some years ago one of my kids persuaded a fellow pupil during an IT class to flick the little red switch on the back of his computer from 230 to 110 "to make it go better". Cue flash bang and a bill to the parents of the little darling for £lots.
I think they used a lot of glue shortly after that.
Do not try this yourself.
Re: Corporation tax
I like the idea but it is too simplistic. Even a humble SME could be owned by another company, and another etc. Using different countries with different legal/tax systems. That is the problem and why "tax havens" exist.
Well something is going on . . .
. . as the soonest time they can get me an engineer to visit is 4 WEEKS. Connection very intermittent, exhausted all on line tests etc . . .
They claimed it was because they were so busy with new customers. I tried not to laugh.
Patience now running thin, but as has been pointed out above, all the cheap operators have a reputation as bad as each other.
Re: Small business here . . .
"How do you keep the EOL systems from getting pwned while still being useful for your business?"
Airgaps for 3,
no gui for 2 (custom screen),
firewall + careful user for 1,
Small business here . . .
. . . and sticking with Win 7 because legacy programs, simplicity, training, compatibility. Of course we also still have Win 2000, NT and XP in use for specific purposes, why would I want to add another to the mix until I have to?
Would be a good place to start if you don't already use it and the latest version (2015) is now much more IT friendly.
Same week he appears in "Big Bang Theory" and then lands a rocket. I wonder what else is on his bucket list that we don't know about?
Re: The Internet...
Mr Trump suggests we shut down the bad bits of the internet. Apparently he "knows a guy".
Re: Two and half hours to open the door
Mr Hadfield suggested it may have been due to getting as much data as possible from the docking system before they shut it down, to try and diagnose the fault. Raising my glass to the engineers who make it happen.
" not ready to be a case study "
But surely worth a brief article outlining some pros and cons of the various options considered and the pitfalls/benefits, without naming a favourite? This is an interesting area where small businesses could benefit and dip toes without huge cost commitment.
All we got in my day . . .
were Bill & Ben, the flower pot men.
I saw one of these proposals recently
Struck me that there were so many "get out" clauses for the insurer that we were unlikely to ever be able to make a claim. This was/is not unexpected, but as the article points out, allows you to focus on what they consider important and limit your risk anyway without paying a huge premium. Currently these products also seem to be aimed at businesses with a "high street" presence rather than manufacturers no one has heard of (or cares about!)
Re: Okay, got it
So I wonder which one really causes the trembling?
Re: Drone sniper
Better still make the gun controllable from the internet - many folk would pay good money to have access to a sport like that. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
Re: don't expect humans to turn troglodyte.
If they are introduced to this concept at the appropriate stage of their development they would probably adapt very well. Around 13 to 16 years old in my experience.
Re: An easier alternative to clay pigeon shooting
That's what I thought - great new sport for the folks who like to shoot things. Might need plenty of cash depending how good you are, or could you aim at something suspended under the drone? I see a business opportunity. Olympic sport by 2050.
Re: Opportunistic pathogens
" why does the immune system get suppressed in spaaaaace? "
Because on earth your system is constantly at war fighting off new threats and evolves with the bugs. What happens to your muscles if you don't exercise? The bugs continue to change at home even if you aren't there.
Re: You Don't Win Friends With Salad
Eating salad every day instead of proper food doesn't actually make you live any longer, it just feels like it.
Re: Talk Talk Advise
Changing passwords is all very well but then you have to update all your post-it notes. Such a pain.
Re: Yet more reason . . .
"fail on the credit check" Fair point, but then maybe they weren't doing that either.
Yet more reason . . .
. . . to give false DOB etc. It's a matter of "when" not "if" where commercial entities are concerned.
You can change your bank etc, but personal info more difficult.
I saw one of these - from an IP address in Jordan. Their website also went down for a while yesterday.
Re: Linux Mint
. . and stop buying machines with Windows pre-loaded. Money talks - spend it wisely.
"Android but without the Android ecosystem"
That sounds like buying a gun without the bullets. Not going to hit many targets that way.
c) "Tech-powered insights" ?
" . where three different road closures . "
Seen Waze? I saw it in a Taxi last week, with the driver using it to avoid traffic etc. Even the knowledge is not that up to date.
That detector . . .
. . . do you think it might be used to find the conscience of Tony Blair next?, because that's REALLY small.
Nice to see . . .
. . the phrase "Ugandan affair" in a article.
"fit a microSD card slot and be done with it."
Micro not good for most cameras though. I think they made a good choice.
If you can't afford a mac, don't want a chromebook, then . .
Full HD IPS 1920 x 1080
£340 delivered, 8GB Ram, no OS = good value.
" but I can remember where a program is, but not necessarily what it's called "
That's me as well - any system I have a choice on I pepper the screen with icons/links to make stuff easy to get to. Sometimes apps, sometimes documents, sometimes folders. The search bar in Unity, for instance, is a pain sometimes e.g. I forget the name of that sound editing program I might use twice a year (Audacity!). I don't forget where I pinned the icon or how to find it in a menu.
Re: "help parents to make informed choices"
" a foolproof method "
Good luck with that then. Many kids have their 21st birthdays at school - all faked of course. I doubt future nippers will be any less savvy.
Re: Isn't this the way software is done these days?
" disjointed, confusing mess " is what we now call quirky.
If you make things look different sometimes it's easier to remember where you are, especially for those of us who like visual clues rather than remember command names. Having said that you can take quirky too far . . .
Re: 926 pounds of water
I thought they were supposed to be recycling it? Not exactly up to "Dune" standards yet then.