212 posts • joined Friday 11th May 2007 11:55 GMT
Re: It's an attack against what we stand for, for free elections.
Misread your title as free ELECTRONS! I'm totally behind free electrons ;-)
Re: Bad pay? You're looking in the wrong place
"Getting laid yet?"
Really? Are we still working on that sad old theme or are you just allowing your jealousy to get the better of you?
Getting laid has little to do with your job, and a lot more to do with your approach.
Not sure I understand your point.
If Lewis thought the f-35B was shit, and he thought the f-35C was shit, why would he not still think the f-35B is still shit when the govenment u-turned?
It's all about the merits of one plane over another; not, as you seem to be implying, the merits of one variant over another.
Hmm, so the tornado is 25% more expensive than a harrier? Seems like a bloody huge amount to me.
Err, missed the point much ...
or just not read the article?
It's not. It's a proper noun referring to the big river or the warrior women :-)
So, in your world, everyone should should invent everything from scratch (and presumably discover the physical principles behind the inventions as well) in order for you to recognise their achievement ?
you'd really like a full-scale nuclear disaster (i.e. not what's going on now) just so Lewis et al have to eat crow? you're a lovely person!
...ird's flight time
Is apparently in excess of eight minutes - that being the minimum performance requirement from DARPA according to the press release.
When deploying the Grammar Nazi alert, one should re-read the original article, any comments to which one is replying and one's own text before posting - just in case one inadvertently shows one's self up. Case in point: you have come to an entirely unlikely conclusion (albeit providing a good hook for a pun) because you did not pay attention to the period of time between wounding and death.
Two HOURS, not days.
It's empty of one singularity :)
I take it you've never seen "Airplane"
and thus do not know about "Otto". Or real-world autopilot systems with automated landing systems.
Why would we drink koolaid when there's a pint of Old Peculier to be had in front of a real fire?
Or possibly at least six
since this would appear to be the latest in a line of prangs. It would be interesting to know how many of these prototypes/test craft they have flying if they've managed to crash six but are going to carry on with the program.
it's the combo..
wandering about with the sense of hearing blanked off can be hazardous but, as you point out, not noticable fatal; the increase in lethality occurs when you combine the loss of hearing with the loss of vision and general awarenesss you get from texting or checking your twitter feed or whatever.
Fair enough points
You do need to compare like for like. That would either include the feed stock to the refinery (and distribution to fuel pumps) or exclude the feedstock to the power-plant.
I would hazard a guess that if you look at the entire production chain things probably even out somewhat once you take into account mining of coal, construction of hydro-dams and oil rigs and the whole fun and games of nuclear.
Sorry mate, but
it you're going to compare over-zealous airport security staff with one of the most feared and reviled security services of the cold-war era, you could at least get their name right: Stasi.
Pardon my ignorance
but I don't understand* the issue. What was wrong with the tweet? Was it the thrashing of young boys that cause offence?
* I follow neither Twitter nor football.
Good point, but...
aren't the planes mainly made of ceramics, non-ferrous metals and carbon-fibre these days?
It's actually an affectionate term of respect and an aknowledgement of scientific or engineering expertise.
The wikipedia discussion page actually has a nice piece by a US boffin.
To be fair
Wetherspoons pubs normally have a quite wide range of real ales on sale (often well kept, too). It's just a shame that the pubs are generally frequented by chavs enticed in by the incredibly cheap fizzy-pop lager.
and thanks for the clarification.
have a pint.
Not wanting to be picky, but ...
How did the autogyro sit stationary in the sky? As noted in the article, without a strong headwind, the things can't hover.
Rogerborg, do you know Charles personally?
If not, why the ad hominem attack?
Whilst I don't agree with Charles' interpretation of the numbers nor with his car anology, I see no reason to launch an attack on him or his friends. What evidence do you have that he's even in the UK, let alone within the M25? And how on earth do you manage to divine his trustafarian status from his post?
I don't think this is an Americanism, per se. I remember this construction being used when I was a child in Lancashire some thirty-odd years ago - long before our TV broadcasts were saturated with US-sourced tat.
It's the fact that you're viewing the video on a 2d display that is preventing you getting the full 3d experience? :)
Just what are you complaining about here? From my reading of this article, there now are essentially no barriers to recording HD content from the Beeb.
Hang on a mo'
I think you're going off the deep end here, Andus!
Lamo's defense is that he was worried about operational security in Iraq. Without going to wikileaks (not advisable from the office) I can't comment on whether this worried was justified or not, but I know I'd be rather pissed off if one of my friends was killed as result of the leaked intel.
Had Manning confined himself to leaking the videos, I bet Lamo wouldn't have done anything, but the 260,000 diplomatic cables could easily contain info useful to 'terrorists' and other 'bad people'. There's no way Manning read all that info before releasing it - there's just too much to read.
With 'Tom 38', we can at least maintain a semblance of continuity through an argument.
And, whilst you are correct in pointing out the cyclic nature of the global economy, there is still a significant amount that individual governments can do to affect their local economies. Compare and contrast Germany and Greece, for example.
Apparently, the 1000 lb payload is for maximum height (20,000ft). The ships are designed to haul payloads as heavy as 15,000 pounds up to 2,500 feet (from their press release). Still only manages 80mph, though.
Not that bad
Could have been much worse. And can we please stop channeling the daily mail frothers, too.
By far the more interesting thing to note is that the london2012.com website store accepts Visa ONLY ! (And cheques, whatever they are)
How terribly patronising
Why do so many people insist on believing that older people (I assume that's the mom and pop that are being referred to) are useless at technology? At what age do you qualify for mom & pop status? 40? 50? 70? My father (72) is quite capable of understanding dual boot after less than five minutes of explanation.
People are, on average, averagely intelligent(!). I generally find that most of the issues surounding (mis)use of computers is down to inadaquate explanation of what is going on, not stupidity on the part of the user.
Nope, the crisps will be at the other end - as soon as they develop the incendiary round!
So a 40% global market share is meaningless? And the fact that Nokia sells into markets that RIM and Apple don't makes this more so? I don't really understand how you can justify this.
BTW, Nokia don't 'give away' their phones on contract; the network providers buy them from Nokia and then amortise the cost across the life of the contract.
It has chips in in!