But how will it do in Robot Wars?
1165 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
Re: That will be why my VOIP suddenly works over my mobile data
I didn't know the referendum was only for England!
Well I, for one, eschew obfuscation!
Re: Grey Dwarf?
A rocket for ... coming down!
Of course a great credit to Goddard and von Braun ... but they never thought of this!
Elon Musk, Rocketeer, Man of History
The moon landing of our day
Re: RE: early-stage development of mouse embryos in microgravity
These creatures you call mice you see are not quite as they appear...
RE: early-stage development of mouse embryos in microgravity
I remember an IFE-less flight from London to Harare in 1981 where passengers actually played cards over the seat backs - total strangers. Different days.
Can I have a go?
Re: Middle aged?
The peak of middle age is 18+((82*-18)/2) = 50. So if 35 is the start then 65 is the end, 65 - 82 being 'old'. I would say that seems about right.
*average life expectancy in UK
I don't think evolution's fair.
Love the James Bond rocket, when it comes in to land inside the volcano, the effect of 'fire coming out the bottom' with no discernible thrust really gets me munching my popcorn!
Redundant roles (Re: Interesting!...
Quite often roles will become combined because of a market downturn and less revenue, so (in theory) less work to do. Doesn't always seem that way though.
I suspect the poster meant British-owned manufacturers rather than the industry itself.
Re: Bus vs. meat bag
Not just buses.
It seems some driving a vehicle owned by their employer do not seem to care about it, or its impact to surroundings e.g. whether it gets dented, or if the fuel economy is terrible due to driving on a motorway at 80 mph in a van.
Re: 100 kW?
family estate car with 240hp
That's handy then.
10. The big toe
11. More naughty bits
12. The naughty bits of a lady
13. The naughty bits of a horse
14. The naughty bits of an ant
15. The naughty bits of Reginald Maudling
Re: I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but...
Love the Bungle-fur inside the SHADO car!
BIG FAT ELEPHANT'S FANNY
Re: any chance
Sorry can't make it, I'm keeping an eye on the lawn.
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"
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"
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!
The touchdown video is impressive nonetheless!
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!
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.
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!
£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)?
Re: ... 10cm^3 modules ...
I suspect it means 'ten centimetres cubed' rather than 'ten cubic centimetres'c
Re: Until we become a spacefaring race...
There are also added complications with spacetime, how, or if, to take time dilation into account.
Re: A modest timekeeping proposal
Unfortunate acronym there!
Re: Why stop there?
The issues of leap seconds does not go away with metric time.
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
Re: Can I just have clarification...
Yes, the definition does seem a bit woolly.
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.
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.
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.
Apart from the CGI'd tailfin colours for most of it.
Nom nom nom
Fruitcake for lunch!
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!
Re: Oh no! Not harvest puns!
I'm sure we'll all upvote the wheat from the chaff!
Will VW also have to pay UK government the difference in road tax based on emissions?