170 posts • joined Friday 3rd July 2009 11:37 GMT
Not to mention
That all of these supposed measurements of the cosmos are based on our current theories and observations. Once that new James Webb space telescope comes on stream, assuming it does, I think there will be new observations that challenge these very theories. And at some point in the future, we are likely to view our current set of theories as we now regard the ideas that were dominant before the age of enlightenment. A flat earth in the middle of everything.
Big thumbs up for space telescope science
This will be the same bunch of yank boffins who mistook some fizzy water for cold fusion some years ago.
I read the first four comments and already I am in Matrix head wobble land. Let me out!
Yes the idea of a M2/3 mashup leaving out all the rubbish underground human stuff sounds great.
Will M4/5 be any better? Perhaps the oracle has the answer. Or failing that, ceefax.
This story seems to have dredged up an awful lot of uninformed comment.
My attentions will be focused elsewhere in future.
Let's hope that naughty Mr Naughtie manages to say "goolies" in tomorrow's broadcast, then proceeds to choke on his own stifled laughter. Or maybe John Humphries.
Wasp icon needed
As a self-enabling media node, Nathan does not rely on wired power networks.
For a nostalgic laugh, check out his web site trashbat dot co dot ck
A story like this makes me all nostalgic for the days of the evil weed ... pass me that spatula would you?
Surprising that the plod even bother looking for stolen caravans. I would have expected the response "If you have a caravan you should expect it to get stolen, here is your crime number, now f--- off".
Neighborly dispute turns ugly, some violence inflicted in own home, followed by unexpected death possibly from heart attack or similar. Neighbor disposes of body and blood-stained floorboards.
Way way back
There was a similar scam in the UK. The AA had set up a string of wirelessly connected emergency telephones along the early motorway network. Each was powered by a car battery in the base that was presumably replaced with a freshly charged one at a regular interval. Thereby helping to keep the British motorist moving (hence the thumbs up).
The point about evolution is that in a natural state of things, the pathogen would arise in a certain area, killing colonies within a certain radius. It may spread beyond this area but at a limited rate. Those colonies on the edge of the infected zone may slowly develop resistance, those that do will survive and eventually take over.
Unfortunately modern industrialized farms use pollination contractors who transport their hives all over the land. This means the pathogen is spread very rapidly over the entire area and the colonies have no chance to develop resistance, or evolve.
Very sad state of affairs.
This somking ban is all very well
Until you experience the modern phenomenon of dance-floor arse gas or eau-du-armpit. Bring back the smokers!
Skull and crossbones to illustrate the effect thereof.
You may, however,
you forgot to leave out the doormat. Therefore it is up to I, AlistairJ, to welcome our new cryo patio-gas breathing overlords.
Welcome, speed camera wrecker
While I applaud his speed-camera destructive tendencies, I have to say, his was the only CD I have ever seriously considered taking back to the shop and asking for a refund. What a pole.
This says more
About the quality of French totty than anything else. Or perhaps something to do with the availability of properly made kebabs in that area of the country. Or possibly both ..?
I for one ...
Would welcome some stereotypical Hefner-style lady action, but all I seem to get is pleasantly chubby brunettes. Sigh.
Sarah, are you fixed up in the man dept?
And are you naturally, or otherwise, blonde?
The local police would have staged a press conference asking for someone to come forward with information about the perpetrators of the pressurized-canister dumping incident, then arrested the nearest-dwelling social misfit, concocted the necessary evidence and locked him up for the best part of a decade.
Lets not fling ourselves out there until we have worked out how to live here sustainably. We should spend the effort on solving the challenges of nuclear fusion power first.
Only one comment?
And no tumbleweed icon.
The bond of trust is broken
Since the death of Ian Tomlinson I don't trust the police at all. I have been harassed for the perfectly legal pastime of taking photographs in the street (crap art photographs, actually).
No sexy space vampires though?
So, the end of an era indeed? Not for a few hours at least. Then we can say a final prayer as the space-vw-camper blasts off one last time until it is safely in orbit. Then that really will be the end of manned American space flight.
Head stuck on the past, mate
You may not have noticed, since the 1940's the Germans have built a fair and equal society in which everyone benefits from the hard work they all put into it. Plus, their cars are quite reliable, or so I'm told.
This has been tried on human subjects for years. Your regular charter jet is an airborne breeding ground for virulent strains of mutant virus, and usually packed full of meaty test subjects with compromised immune systems to boot.
Ever wondered why you always get at least a cold and usually worse after returning from your holidays? Now you know.
Spirit will remain there long after we, our civilization and all the remnants of our species have long gone.
So there may be plenty of small rocky planets
Fair enough. The number with temperate conditions and suitable mineral/liquid/gaseous resources that actually go on to develop carbon-based life forms that evolve into intelligible communicative beings remains to be seen. Our own planet has not yet satisfied the last criterion.
Put it on eBay
It will make a fine paperweight.
Driving trucks is one of the few occupations that filthy gesticulating morons such as this are qualified for. The only mistake is for the rest of us to assume a decent level of responsibility and behaviour on their part.
You are all upvoted
Story was amusing but the comments up to 14:29 - priceless.
New keyboard, stat!
Load of codswallop
That's all the wildlife you've find in the Severn estuary, because its a marine desert. There is too much silt in the water, therefore very little plant life or algae, supporting very little animal life or fish, supporting very few birds.
We must end this enviro-nimbyism now, before we can no longer do anything of value.
I used to read the Grauniad
On Thursdays, back when they used to have a proper science and technology section. They ditched it with the excuse that science belonged in the main paper, not a sectional ghetto. Since then science coverage has disappeared and I no longer buy it.
I for one
Welcome this mans sense of independence and David-v-Goliath electron smuggling. The only losers are a the shareholders in the big American or French owned energy company and I applaud that wholeheartedly.
I for one...
Welcome this news, as it means our puny planet is less of a target for interstellar pirates intent on plunder and booty and water. Still if they want sex slaves, we're ready will and able. Hence the welcome mat.
Didn't make the grade?
What happened to poor Robonaut 1? Did he fail the training? Screw the pooch? One too many low-passes over the admirals daughter? Run out of chewing gum?
I think we should be told. Get off your yellow journalistic butts and find out!
Whether you read it one way or the other
You have to accept that climate change is a continuous process that's been going on as long as the Earth has had an atmosphere.
Man-made global warming caused by fossil fuels has yet to be proven.
Well I for one welcomed Freeview HD with open wallet. That is, I avoided buying an "HD Ready" TV until it could actually receive said broadcasts, and kept my large and heavy CRT until that point.
Now I can watch the history channel (sorry, the BBC) in HD for free on my 32" LCD. Its definitely a cleaner clearer picture but not much more than that. I haven't yet tried any other HD source though.
Because you are supporting some biological research that is interested in the contents of whale snot. Seems obvious really. World's largest mammal may have some interesting viruses or antibodies present. Either that or you like collecting really large bogeys.
Mines the one with the extra-large packet of man-sized tissues in the pocket, ta.
Coming late to the party
Seems like Intel have been asleep and woken up late. The smartphone party is already in full swing, and it isn't playing the mobile WiMax tune. Seems like the Intel board are desperately trying to make it look like they know the way ahead, when in reality, their business is running out of steam.
Smart move for Infineon to unload their perennially loss-making wireless division at a time when its apparent value is into 10 figures.
Meteor? Certainly will.
Regularly see meteors along with satellites and other celestial bodies out here in the west. Just gotta look up and be patient.
Nice to see Andromeda in the binos now I know where to look for it.
Best to see meteors after midnight, because then the side of the Earth you are on is heading into the particle field so collision energies are higher.
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