864 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
Re: I'd also add...
Mars could also do with an appreciable atmosphere to help with the wild temperature swings!
Nah, that was the Spanish equine reintroduction programme, they had environmental concerns alongside their other humanitarian objectives (well that's what it said in their funding proposal).
Moons are made of cheese so there must be a Titanic dairy herd hidden somewhere.
A boffin is someone who wears a knitted tie!
...and quite pale too!
Re: I see no problem
Correct, buffets in the UK are 'all you want to eat', US-style is 'all you *can* eat'!
Bespin has a 12-hour day. Just sayin'.
If the problem was telemetry, which didn't they just have an onboard recording as well? If they recovered Liberty Bell 7 then I'm sure they could find this to recover the footage.
Unless it's cheaper just to repeat the exercise (which I doubt).
Re: I used to live with a quid a day
When really skint in the 90's I had to plan my whole month's meals ahead of time and managed to do the whole lot, breakfasts, lunches and dinners plus a few treats, all for £40. I bought in bulk just after I got paid and went to the right supermarket at the right time when I knew the offers were on. So that was £1.30 per day on normal calories (although £1.68 in today's money).
Re: yeah, well
"Space Chunks", are they the same as the Pineapple variety?
You're thinking of Solar Cubes...
The noses retain too much youth IMO.
Re: Wow, something orbiting something bigger in spaaaaaace...
Within an order of magnitude is usually tolerable.
Re: Kept sectret from the public, or from the target government ?
Be careful with making judgements on an assumption.
Re: Burn in was easy to achieve
@sisk, upvote for Nethack reference!
You hear the howling of the CwnAnnwn...
"in a way, proves both the dry and wet theories"
I'm glad that's all sorted out then!
Re: None of these is really measured @Charles
You say təˈmeɪtoʊ!, I say təˈmɑːtəʊ!
Re: Nah your all wrong....
Well then that made an agoraphobic Sygourney Weaver an early adopter in Copycat, sealing herself inside an expensive hi-tech apartment, conducting her entire life from behind a computer screen.
How did you do that?
That computer's wired into INTERNET.
The rotating side brush means it *does* get into the corners.
I have an old 500-series and have been using it for years. Really it's a dust buster that I can switch on before going out, covers my whole flat and is parked again, fully charged, when I come home. Usually the dust-bin (not the main bin) is full of dust that I can then throw away so it really works well for that in a pet-free home. It also gathers up long head hair into balls that it leaves around the place that are easy to pick up and throw away.
However you still need to have a proper hoover around the place from time to time.
I get on with it anyway.
This discovery is fundamental, thank you science!
If legislation was such that an approved tester had to attend a decommission then there could be a legitimate record.
This antisocial behaviour cannot be tolerated. Scrappies need to get with the plan and not pay up for scrap without a history. I'm not talking about Mrs Jones taking a fridge to the tip, this is for industrial waste which should have a license, supported by a chemical or molecular signature, all of which also mean more jobs for people who *want* to work.
Re: Top Gear at work?
Supplemental. Kill any aliens before asking questions. Keonig out.
Re: Use fullscreen
My guess is the ejecta being illumiated by sunlight until it finished raining back down onto the surface.
I can't tell if I've received it or not since:
a) I have opted out of junk mail;
b) replacement postmen sometimes forget and deliver junk mail anyway;
c) when that happens it goes straight into the recycyling without me looking at it.
About Virgin Media, I did actually ring them up and ask them to stop sending mail to 'The Householder' at my address. They said they would but it would take up to a month to take effect. More news on this soon.
Re: beep, beep, beep
Only very quietly.
And we haven't stopped looking yet!
One of you was a geek!
Re: If NASA
Excellent, a new business idea, selling Martian pebbles!
C'mon NASA can you give them boring names like PEB-23791c so I can rename them and sell them to numpties? They'll get a certificate and everything!
Come to think of it, two would be enough, they'd never know! At ease!
Re: kill all advertisers
I just think of it as entertainment, better than looking at a "meal deal" poster. I like to think I know my own mind enough to not get brainwashed into buying chukka boots, well at least until I go to TK-Maxx and they're half the price!
There's already a steel shortage, now sapphire...
Not too keen on all this crashing stuff into celestial rock objects, surely we can do our science better than that. I support flinging it off somewhere distant to be found later by a benevolent overlord.
20" scope (Re: Needs hefty telescope indeed
Won't you have to program in the trajectory, might be tricky to track otherwise as it zips past the narrow field of view (or are there programs already available these days?).
Re: Meanwhile, over here in the UK ...
I'd do that for free!
Re: Just wondering?
• pay your tax
• pay your insurance
• obey speed limits
• park where you're allowed
• pay for it
Penalties are meant to be, er, penalties.
*I have a friend who does not pay on trains because 'it should be free', go figure!
Re: Reading about EVE drama is interesting,
My character does actually concentrate on margin trading but I could not agree less with your comment.
I got into Eve in an attempt to relive Elite, and found the result is Elite taken to complete conclusion: insanely complicated (which agrees with me, I just wish I had more time to play!).
Re: Epic battle and no deaths?
You don't actually die in Eve but you can lose vast skill points that take serious wall-clock time (talking years) if you don't take out the relevant in-game insurance (called a clone).
Re: Foot Shot
I had a shocking Cavalier once!
Re: 20 Embassy
Bloody Hell, lucky I deleted my account!
"mingled and merged"
Is that boffin for rumpy pumpy?
I love The Pope, me, I'm going to join Facebook Papal* so soon as possible!
*oo-er, looks a bit like Paypal!
Re: Am I the only one that was disappointed that there was no maths?
loved get ting lost in Hawking's maths.
Re: What happens if you throw spaghetti into a black hole?
If the hole is spinning it turns into Trenette.
Scientists who write books accessible to a wider non-scientific audience are doing a good job in "spreading the word", taking the ideas out of academia and into the wider world. And this is a noble aim IMO; if they make a few quid out of it then good for them. It's not a gravy train, more like a gravy taxi. And being jealous of other people's wealth from a good idea that you didn't have is just fickle.
They do this because the first person who showed them the internet showed them this way and they never learnt any better
A 30-plus friend of mine only discovered copy-and-paste quite recently, she just used to type out what she wanted to quote. If you haven't been shown then you wouldn't know!
Angular resolution of Hubble
the Hubble Space Telescope has pre-imaging of the galaxy, images longer before the star would have blown up, which may allow us to directly see the star
Says here Hubble has an angular resolution of 0.05 arcseconds. My rough calculation that even to see Betelgeuse at 3.6 AU diameter at 11 million light years would require an angular resolution of 10^-6 arcseconds, which could only be achieved with more like a 5 km-wide mirror.
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