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24 posts • joined 31 Jul 2009

SpaceX set to try HOVER LANDING for re-usable rockets on March ISS mission

Javc

Re: Chasing rainbows

> Every tonne of fuel that the rocket expends in a soft landing will require 11 tonnes of fuel to get it into orbit, and then more fuel for de-orbit, just so that it can be used in the soft landing.

Wow, good thing the first stage doesn't go into orbit then. And good thing Daedalus doesn't design rockets.

(watch the videos, first stage separates well before orbital speed is reached)

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OAR-some! 18ft SEA SERPENT discovered off US coast

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Happy

Re: "it won't fit in the freezer"

They should call Chuck Testa.

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Fame-hating planets don't need to hang around STARS – boffins

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What will they call all this "dark matter"?

Just wondering...

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Decade to 2010 was hottest, wettest: WMO

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Flame

Re: Numbers?

>There is enough solar energy hits this planet in an hour to power all of humanity for a year.

>You really think it is beyond the wit of man to harness about 0.0001% of it.

I'm just waiting for the day when we realize that capturing all of this solar energy and turning it into heat is warming the Earth. Then everyone will start crying about "man made heat pollution" from solar energy and run around protesting houses with solar panels*.

* Yea, I'm a solar powered "heat polluter", what of it you hippies?

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Tesla unveils battery-swapping tech for fast car charging

Javc

Re: The first petrol stations and cars...

It seems like a similar situation now. Pull up to any business with a power outlet and beg or buy a few hours of charge when you are running low. Yes it might be inconvenient, but it hardly seems like you will be stranded for days.

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Flash memory made immortal by fiery heat

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Paris Hilton

Re: Local and Remote...

> Sniff, assess, access, and manipulate. Just add heat.

Why do you start by sniffing asses? Seems like a perverse exploit.

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Toothbrush fixes ISS’ stuck bolt

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Happy

Re: 4 and a half hours to tighten a bolt...

...they must be trainee plumbers or mechanics.

No, union plumbers paid hourly.

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iPhone 5 in ICE CREAM SANDWICH photo riddle

Javc

Re: LOL

"You've obviously not worked in many modern recording studios then?"

I think "playing with" covers this use.

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Star sacrifices 2,000 comets a DAY to cloak twin planets in dust

Javc
Boffin

I see the planets

>> The planets' relatively small size explains why infrared observations couldn't pick them up.

I see the outer one at about 8:00 on the ring and the inner one at 5:00.

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Musk muses on middle-class Mars colony

Javc

Re: Commercial space

Re: If I were picking an elsewhere, 1 Ceres would be my first pick.

Well you're not picking, Musk is, and he picked Mars. If you want to go to Ceres, make a billion dollars, start your own rocket company, and get on with it. Or just buy one of his rockets, I'm sure he would send you to Ceres for the right price.

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Tiny frog claimed as smallest vertebrate ever

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Coat

@Ito

>>Better yet, how about a full 3d scan... so does anyone see a pocket CT at CES?

I'll get my medical tricorder.

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Boffins step closer to steam-powered Babbage computer

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Linux

Linux port

I'm sure a linux port is in the works. (Still faster than Vista)

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DARPA shells out $21m for IBM cat brain chip

Javc
Alert

Watch out IBM Dude

Someone from the future is going to try to kill you.

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Dawn eyes Vesta's full-frontal charms

Javc
Black Helicopters

Crater?

I'm sure that black "crater" in the middle is an exhaust port.

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NASA's nuclear Mars tank arrives at launch site

Javc

Re: Sound in space?

It depends on where you put your microphone. If you put it on the spacecraft structure, ther ewilll be sound.

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Reg hack applauds asinine augmentation

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Happy

Byte

As in "This is Byte, my ass".

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'Methanotroph' bacteria feasted on blown BP rig's methane belch

Javc

Re: 1 million ton oxygen deficit

"When you have all the oxygen in a volume of the ocean removed"

A 1 million ton oxygen deficit in the Gulf of Mexico is not the same as "all" of the oxygen removed. The article never said that.

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Tesla Motors: Our cars don't burst into flame, but our emails do

Javc

Pretty effective really.

If you ask me, the email was pretty effective. If it had been your normal boring email, it would have been ignored. Instead the reg made it a FoTW. Now we all know that Tesla disagrees with the original report. Brilliant.

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BOFH: Robot wars

Javc

Ads

I got "industrial Dispense Robots" and "The 9mm is no defense". I love Google ads.

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Whitman accused of hypocrisy over servants

Javc
FAIL

Re: What's it worth?

>> that money would have been well spent employing every mexican in california.

So about 4 million in California...That's about $30 each. It won't employ them for very long.

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Elon Musk plans new Mars rockets bigger than Saturn Vs

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Flame

...nor shalt thou burn rocks.

No, it means coal.

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Animal lovers say no to radioactive NASA monkeys

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Troll

Re: what is wrong with you people? #

"to all the people that say run th tests on the protesters - why not step up yourselves...?"

Because we're smart enough to use monkeys.

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HP plans a trillion-sensor global stethoscope

Javc
Black Helicopters

Every breath you take...

Every move you make. Every breath you take, they'll be watchin' you

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El Reg to launch space paper plane

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Black Helicopters

Names

Paper Aeroplane Remote Ionospheric Shuttle (PARIS) = The balloon mothership/launcher

Vertical-drop Upper-atmospheric Long Traverse Ultra Ranging Experiment (VULTURE) = The paper aeroplane

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