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@AC 11:56 (Re: Mental health...
Sounds like a catch, a Catch-22!
Re: Trashy Planets
Bits of planets on other planets would tend to be found further in towards the Sun than the planet they came from. Although not impossible, the amount of Earth material on Mars would be minuscule compared to the reciprocal case. One could assume Mars material on Venus and Mercury, a lot less* Earth material on Venus and Mercury (see comments above about escape velocity), etc.
*notwithstanding the theorised cataclysm that created the Moon
NASA technology and Indian prices, surely there's a message here.
I love looking at good pictures of our galaxy as seen from within! Awesome!
Re: Cool..but also oddly disturbing
Reminds me of the short story of The Ruum.
Re: I don't know....
Probably under 12 I reckon!
Yes but can it speed tank a gate camp into low-sec?
About gameplay and atmosphere
One of the best games I ever played is nethack, with its can't-get-more-basic use of ASCII text characters to render the dungeon, I have often been scared shitless playing that. Insanely complicated, I still never managed to retrieve the Amulet of Yendor!
Your limbs are stiffening...
They remains are in surprisingly good nick judging by the photo.
Re: Past lives
Do you also get not excited about other places where profound events have occurred?
Re: A neat trick
I recall reading the book 2010, the main character had some lyrics in his head and thought that it would take all the worlds computers 15 minutes to trawl through mankind's knowledge to find the author (which I presume ACC thought was very fast). I was sitting on a train (probably in 2010 funnily enough) with a very old Nokia and found the reference in 15 seconds!
Re: Thats one small handicraft for Womankind one giant present for a kid.
catapult from space station
Er, Houston, we have a problem!
Re: What will it do the rest of the time?
Here, have this BAFTA.
Re: 10 days late
I think it was swan...
Re: Following the UPS protocol
No one can hear a doorbell in space...
Re: Best way to use bandwidth more efficiently?
Agreed, giving more people the internet just keeps spam in business. Not very much research shows that spam already occupies 50 - 90% of internet traffic so in future it's 50 - 90% of more traffic.
"This has nothing to do with me. ...Cyril."
Re: Obviously... @ AbortRetryFail
I've started a new social networking trend called "going down the pub and talking to people". Number of times my facebooky friends talk about what's been happening on facebook, then I join in with "what's it all about" to be responded with, you'd know all about it if you were on facebook. Er, Hello, I'm interacting with you, tell me a story now, in the pub, while I'm actually here! It's any wonder people have anything to talk about if they actually do meet because it's already been talked about on facebook. The art of physical socialising seems to be disappearing.
"an old astronaut treadmill [...] had been on the ISS since November 2000"
Ah, so, the ISS now officially has a man-cave!
I'm not entirely cowvinced this is a good moov.
Isn't a magnetic field an effect, rather than a "thing" itself?
So if the star collapses inside its event horizon, the field just "stops", it is not "left outside"?
Of course anything previously caught in the field that "stops" could escape from just outside the event horizon due to its own intrinsic velocity at the point in time when the field ceases being functional, depending on its direction of travel at that instant.
Getting on a bit
I need your cardigan, your slippers and your motability scooter.
Re: A keyboard that doesn't support umlauts?
"Windows has this silly one where you press <Alt>"
Ahem, I use it all the time it's very useful, I have to type characters in peoples' names from all over Scandinavia and Spanish speaking countries. Plus the maths functions × and ÷ are also quite neat to use in sums in emails.
Here's my StickyNotes list of ones I use commnly:
® 0174 ± 0177
™ 0153 Å 0197
ã 0227 † 0134
½ 0189 × 0215
€ 0128 ÷ 0247
å 134 • 0149
§ 0167 ¾ 0190
Ø 0216 ¼ 0188
Longest English word
I thought the longest English word was smiles, because there's a mile between...
(Ok, I've left)
Shortened to Llanfair PG by the locals!
"1 TB = 1000000000000bytes = 1012bytes = 1000gigabytes. A related unit, the tebibyte (TiB), using a binary prefix, is the corresponding 4th power of 1024"
It's on Wikipedia so it must be true.
Seriously though I recall (or was told) that binary power description for capacity stops at MB and then goes up in 1000's.
Re: If the printer itself costs £125k......
Unless you can somewhow refill them with your own ingredients.
Re: Primitive Food Replicator
Maybe you'd be surpised at receving a cup of tea when you actually wanted a sweating Viscount Howick.
Maybe that's why Picard has to prefix his request with 'tea'!
"hammered the thing in with wooden mallets"
Good, that'll stay put...
Well isn't time moving along?!
Re: Half a dozen of one, but only six of the other.
No it's because increases in temperature heats up their fair little brains and makes them go cuckoo.
1 billion miles?
That's outside the orbit of Saturn, folks!
Re: Ever wondered if...
I think it's a little more dignified than leaving a 'This post has been deleted by its author', I wonder if there should be a rule that you are not allowed to delete a post that has either been replied to or downvoted.
Anyway, sciency commentards are generally a little more tolerant!
Re: Ever wondered if...
How about a supernova remnant then...?
Re: Ever wondered if...
Actually thinking about it the light only just got here so it might just take a bit longer to get the matter here before the light! I think I'll downvote myself!
Ever wondered if...
...any of the heavy elements' atoms created in an observed supernova are currently in your own body?
The chance of it is not zero!