603 posts • joined 15 Sep 2009
Re: ISS science
"I can do experiments into the behaviour of soap bubbles in gravity right here - I'd have more trouble doing experiments into the behaviour of soap bubbles in zero gravity.."
not strictly zero-gravity. gravity up there is roughly 85% of gravity at the surface. The ISS (and its contents) is perpetually falling towards the Earth but missing. ;-)
That word - I don't think it means what you think it means...
By meddling - do you mean dabbling?
Re: Ethernet to the rare seats... How modern
19" alloys... got to put the rackmount servers somewhere, I suppose...
Re: VB for children?
Won't somebody think of the children?
Editor's choice? etc?
Re: Bit of an empty article?
follow the links?
Security through ambiguity
I originally read the headline as implying that they were deciding not to encrypt emails as a result of Snowden...
Still, it got me to read the article...
Re: "heptane-based fuel"
"No, Cheesoid! Not petrol, cheese!"
Stale bread and butter...
...perhaps the reward system is working against timely reporting?
Re: Break out the game....
Vector graphics is the term you're after
Re: Just wondering ...
"With so much (and very expensive) high-tech stuff in orbit, how come there's no sign of Malaysian Airlines MH370?"
There was an article about this on El Reg recently. Basically the plane disappeared in a boring part of the world, spy-wise, and is now hidden from satellite view by 4500m of water..
Ah, so that's our word for schadenfreude. Cheers!
...ought to be directed downwards to take off, no?
'Who is crazy, you or me?'
How many guesses do I get?
Re: Am I the only one...
Am I the only one who thinks the Nest Protect carbon dioxide monitor is going to go off every time I use my SodaStream..?
Re: Facebook could block pic printing and saving if it wanted to.
Perhaps, I think google+ can.
But they couldn't stop anyone taking a screenshot containing the photo, and cropping with an image editor.
Any photo of you on the internet will serve. So staying off fb wouldn't help
FB profile pics are just a mask, which might look like the person who owns the account. The cops might have realised this if the picture of a giraffe was used. Or they might have wandered down to the zoo with a step ladder to ask some questions...
Massive Investigation Fail
When the local bank was robbed by clowns, did they visit all the circuses in town looking for the culprits?
Why didn't they...
...do a controlled de-orbit while it still had the juice for it?
keep looking, it's there (at least it is now)
Re: Under warranty?
They might, but Apple wouldn't.
"Surely all organic molecules contain carbon?"
The carbon contained in a building's structure is not going to be in the air.
Timber is great from this point of view
How much CO2 will be emitted in construction
Quite a lot if it will it be made of reinforced concrete?...
is the 2nd of 2 options, the 3rd of 3 would be the last.
Re: The French don't NEED indicators.
Or on roundabouts - never know whether they're going to exit before you, or carry on round in front of you...
Head of beer
Why would the head surround the beer?
Even if the container were spinning, the head would form nearer the centre of rotation, no?
Cone of Silence. And it never worked. The occupants couldn't hear each other, but everyone else could hear the occupants
I'll get my trenchcoat...
Re: What the fork?
Homophones are on the rise in Russia
Da, comrade, I'll get my coat
Challenging Average speed tickets
"BTW, on the topic of road section cameras, I'm in half a mind to start challenging speeding tickets based on average speed cameras as I have no average speed meter in my car, and I am thus simply not in the position to directly assess my compliance..."
Good luck with that. Ask a school kid to explain the maths to you...
Re: I call "bollocks"
Your mileage may vary.
Apparently complications are not as rare as they would have you believe.
And I know someone who fathered 2 children afterwards, so it doesn't always work, either...
Re: Well-intentioned but ...
better still - don't like it don't buy it
“That won’t be the case. The prices will be the same.”
So what did he mean? the same - at $9.99 or the same at $12.99 - $14.99
the first could be competitive, the 2nd could be fixing.
"Wouldn't ultraviolet be under the rainbow?"
No, that would be infrared...
Re: mothers day
"was obviously in March (for the country that El Reg is registered in) so the mothers day context to this story is weak"
Not if you actually read Torvalds' release statement...
Re: this is why I use a *proper* email program...
"How does the email get to your email client?"
the usual way, when the server is up. OP said "see" your email. Obviously can't check for new mail, but at least can refer to already received mail on a local client.
Regrets, I've had a few...
"I'm not a real techie which is one of my regrets in life because technology is fascinating."
You can't really regret what you are, only what you chose to do.
So remind me again why Alma Whitten resigned?
ogooglebar is no longer ungoogleable
that didn't take long
in next year's list
Re: Same old same old....
You can buy NZ butter - Anchor isn't it?
Get the sharks with frikken laser beams
Amusingly convoluted, yes ;-)
Tempest and Space Wars
Space Wars was like 2 player Asteroids. Much more fun.
Where are wikileaks when you need them? ;-)
And an emergent truth wouldn't need years of study.
It would just... emerge.
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