* Posts by ravenviz

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Curiosity Rover eyes Mars' creeping dunes

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Re: any chance

Sorry can't make it, I'm keeping an eye on the lawn.

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Tablet computer zoom error saw plane fly 13 hours with 46cm hole

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Re: Ground Control to Major Tom...

Probably best have an aptitude and be well trained then!

"Sorry m'lud, all the little dots were confusing me"

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Brit 'naut Tim Peake will run the London Marathon – in space

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Virtual marathon idea - patent pending

There could be wearable cams distributed throughout the real crowd and your virtual run could "patch in" with which ever cam you are "at" on your treadmill run.

With a bit of nice image blending you could get your own virtual view of the race, as it's happening, rather than what I presume would otherwise be bog standard Google Streetviews.

"That is my [idea], it is mine and belongs to me, and I own it and what it is, too"

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Re: He's got more mental strength than me

I think the article said something like "I'll be running it with the iPad and watching myself running through the streets of London"

Oh, hang on, it did say that!

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How business is taking the space race to new frontiers

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Go

The touchdown video is impressive nonetheless!

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How to solve a Rubik's Cube in five seconds

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Re: Maybe, just maybe..

I still use the same algorithm I used in 1983, and have had many cubes that have become destroyed by constant solving. I sometimes use a completed cube to make nice patterns and leave it on my desk for people to see (wow, how did he do that / smug git), or just therapy when talking to my IT department. I'm usually 2 - 4 minutes in slow mode, but then 'the real McCoy' official cube is not very good for speed cubing as it is actually quite stiff. Inferior models / copies actually tend to break!

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Re: They're just colored stickers

Anyone who can 'do' the cube will spot that as they will know the near-completed colour combinations don't make sense.

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Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

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Re: Bond fish in Lotus

Pure Moore Bond camp humour, the expression on his face when he drops it out of the car is priceless!

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Flying drug mule crashes in Manchester prison

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£800 for a mobile phone?

Crikey, I need a career change to be able to afford that!

Anyone want to buy an inflatable sex doll (filled with propane)?

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Europe's Asteroid prang probe plan calls for cubesats

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Re: ... 10cm^3 modules ...

I suspect it means 'ten centimetres cubed' rather than 'ten cubic centimetres'c

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Now VW air-pollution cheatware 'found in Audis and Porsches'

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Coffee/keyboard

pumps out up to nine times the allowed amount

How many?

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Northrop wins $55bn contract for next-gen bomber – as America says bye-bye to B-52

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Re: More pork for the taking

"First rule in government spending: why build one when you can have two at twice the price?"

SR Hadden, Contact (1997)

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Time Lords set for three-week battle over leap seconds

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Re: Until we become a spacefaring race...

There are also added complications with spacetime, how, or if, to take time dilation into account.

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Re: It would save alot of effort

Maybe just stop the clocks in 2700 for half an hour, I'm sure everyone could do with a nice cup of tea and a sit down.

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Re: A modest timekeeping proposal

Unfortunate acronym there!

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Re: Why stop there?

The issues of leap seconds does not go away with metric time.

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TalkTalk incident management: A timeline

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Legislate visible security ratings for companies that hold personal data

Much like houses and fridges these days have to be rated for environmental reasons, maybe an idea to have companies audited for a publicly visible security rating, so customers can make up their own mind about who to go with, based on how safe their personal details are with that company.

icon = someone stealing from my jacket when I'm not there

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Made you jump! Space to give Earth an asteroid Halloween scare

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Re: Suspiciously exact

Google 498896 km in miles

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New Horizons: Pluto? Been there, done that – now for something 6.4 billion km away

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Re: Can I just have clarification...

Yes, the definition does seem a bit woolly.

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Apollo 15 commander's lunar timepiece goes under the hammer

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Because light travels in straight lines, parallel lines seem closer together the further away you look, and it looks like the light source is directly behind the photographer.

This effect would be the same on a sound stage, or on the Moon.

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Boeing builds British Airways 787 Dreamliner in 4 minutes

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Re: Tail fin

We're not disputing that tail fins might be or are pre-painted, just *this* video has a BA tail fin added by CGI.

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Re: Nice video.

@John 104

Bloody is, look at 1:43 - 1:49.

Anyway, look at this video of Scoots First Dream Liner Boeing 787 Assembling in plant 3.3 minutes. Look familiar?

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Re: You need deep pockets for any class on 787 with BA

Depends when you travel, how long you stay, if you stay over a Saturday, etc.

I got London - Calgary - Houston - Minneapolis - London for cheaper than London - Houston return, just because I stayed over two weekends.

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Nice video.

Apart from the CGI'd tailfin colours for most of it.

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Mars water discovery is a liberal-muslim plot, cry moist conspiracy theorists

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Nom nom nom

Fruitcake for lunch!

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THESE ARE THE VOYAGES of the space probe Discovery

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Poor Venus

Was thinking about choosing one of the Venus ones but the naked asteroid sounds intriguing since we'd get to see the inside of a planet - wow!

Maybe people don't like Venus because you can't see its surface.

We need a Venus rover like the one in The Six Million Dollar Man. I'd definitely vote for that!

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MYSTERY PARTICLE BLASTS from Ceres strike NASA probe Dawn

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Re: Oh no! Not harvest puns!

I'm sure we'll all upvote the wheat from the chaff!

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Lies from VW: 'Our staff acted criminally but board didn't know'

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Implications

Will VW also have to pay UK government the difference in road tax based on emissions?

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Official: North America COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses

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Ah, a new Reg unit!

A Plenty which is equal to 42 undecillion

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Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary

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Re: YOLO...

Seres cibum £XL iussi, carpe diem!

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Re: New?

We have been using 'sidebap' for years!

As in, "Core blimey your worship, a bit of sidebap on display there!"

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Apple iPhones, iPads BRICKED by iOS 9's 'slide-to-upgrade' bug

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Re: Less fruit, more dirt

Ah, a shortened version of the venerated "the fucking fucker's fucking fucked"!

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Re: 4S (Re: Apple...

I'm not a fanbois as such but I do like Apple's iThings (I like apps and syncing music), I have faithfully updated my 4S with all OS releases when they come out, and have noticed my 64 GB handset slowing down recently. I was going to wait for a 128 GB 6 before changing but seems like I'm going to have to get a 64 GB 5S to deal with slowdown (and get 4G).

(Re iOS 9, has the press and navigate glass gone?)

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SPOOKY new Pluto snaps will make the HAIR RISE on the back of your neck

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Aghast! Agog! Agape!

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We are the Knights who code Ni!

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RE: Ecky-ecky-ecky-ecky-pikang-zoop-boing-goodem-zoo-owli-zhiv

He has an assembler you know:

Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel

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WARM, WOBBLING MOON believed to hide MOIST CRADLE of life

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Pass within 49 km

If I got my maths right, given the distance to Enceladus, that's like flying by the Moon at 15 m altitude!

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ESA tries UPLOADING PATCH to Philae lander to fix radios

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Message from Philae:

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Unique astronaut job perk: Create a SHOOTING STAR by having a dump

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trumpeting mankind

LOL

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Vanished global warming may not return – UK Met Office

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Under flood water (Re: Proposal...

You can check for yourself here, even with views on different level-rises. Sea-level would need a rise of more than 9 m to begin to affect Houston in any large way.

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GCHQ wants to set your passwords. In a good way

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Re: @oldgrumpy

Hah, I've now logged in to your pornhub account!

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Re: Stupid Building Societies

"Fist school"

Not all of us went to borstal you know!

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MYSTERIES of remote ICE WORLD PLUTO: New pics BAMBOOZLE boffins

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Re: wonderous

Well you never know!

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NASA reveals secret 1970s SPACE PANTS

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Branding

The problems we have in our company with people not following company style guide serves a very inconsistent message to our customers; if we can't get our branding right, what else can't we co-ordinate in our products and services that customers cannot easily see?

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They’re FAT. They’re ROUND. They’re worth almost a POUND. Smart waaatch, smart waaatch

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Re: Too expensive

Or a version where *everything* is brass dials with electronics underneath, for the discerning steam punk!

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Re: "Huawei the lads"

Ticks oot for the lads!

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Reg reader shares AshMad blackmail email about which he gives 'zero f***s'

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Re: no friends (Re: So this person...

it would 't matter, I'm pretty sure most web-enlightened people would perceive any such 'revelation' as spam anyway.

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Google robo-car suffers brain freeze after seeing hipster cyclist

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Re: @Trygve Henriksen re: @Hugh Pumphrey - Track Stand? Bah.

Why? I always enjoy being blinded by brake lights!

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WTF?

Re: Track Stand? Bah.

"no point"

Eh?

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15 gears?

Well, 15 gear combinations which you'd never sensibly use all of*. My bike has 21 gear combinations (3 front x 7 back) and I use all 7 on the front middle cog, and about 2 backs each on the other two fronts, so in all is 11 +/-.

*apparently you can weaken the chain links on some combinations

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Re: nearside and Gary Larson?

Ahem, I believe it is nearside and offside!

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