* Posts by ravenviz

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Lauri Love at risk of suicide if extradited to US, Brit court hears

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Re: After Gary McKinnon...

Does that include trolling?

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I spy with my little fibre, ten MEELLION or so galaxies

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3D map of the universe out to 10 billion light years - wonders will never cease!

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: Champagne Cider

Australia *is* in the EU, I saw it on Eurovision. And Azerbaijan. I think Bahrain will join when they've run out of countries beginning with 'A'.

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ISS 'nauts to inflate pump-up space podule

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Internal measurements seem similar to my camper van. Cool!

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Robot surgeon outperforms human doctor with porcine patients

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But how will it do in Robot Wars?

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Reduced roaming charges, net neutrality come into force in EU

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Re: That will be why my VOIP suddenly works over my mobile data

I didn't know the referendum was only for England!

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What's wrong with the Daily Mail buying Yahoo?

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RE: obfuscate

Well I, for one, eschew obfuscation!

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Astroboffin discovers exoplanet by accident ... in 1917

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Re: Grey Dwarf?

Mucky Dwarf!

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Acts of parliament are actually still written to vellum!

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Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece

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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

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The moon landing of our day

See above

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There's oil in that thar … Chinese space probe?

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Re: RE: early-stage development of mouse embryos in microgravity

These creatures you call mice you see are not quite as they appear...

- Slartibartfast

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RE: early-stage development of mouse embryos in microgravity

eek!

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Contactless payments come to in-flight entertainment units

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Re: Welp...

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.

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'Naut triumvirate set for ISS launch

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Can I have a go?

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Middle-aged US bloke pleads guilty to iCloud celeb nude photo hack

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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

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Watch six tiny robo-ants weighing 100g in total pull a 1,769-kg family car

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I don't think evolution's fair.

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Hi-def ExoMars launch vid lacks volcanic lair vibe

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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!

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Staff 'fury' as penny pinching IBM offers legal minimum redundo payoffs

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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.

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UK plans robo-car tests on motorways in 2017

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I suspect the poster meant British-owned manufacturers rather than the industry itself.

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Google robo-car backs into bendy-bus in California

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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.

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NASA charges up 18-prop electric X-plane

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Re: 100 kW?

family estate car with 240hp

That's handy then.

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Microsoft patent filing confirms existence of 3D Jedi gesture phone

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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

106. Hands

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Brits unveil 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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Re: I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but...

Love the Bungle-fur inside the SHADO car!

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Facebook tells Viz to f**k right off

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BIG FAT ELEPHANT'S FANNY

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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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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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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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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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