880 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
Er, I mean: Hot!
Re: Fed the scum?
@Bernard M. Orwell
Yes, don't they know they're supposed to use the proper icon so we know they don't require a reply?!
Does Crises come pre-loaded?
Re: children then people
When do children become people?
Re: Obligatory ? Stewart Lee reference ...
And the timeless: "You can prove anything with facts"!
The meek, etc.
Right now where's my old Betamax copies of Blake's 7 that I used to watch illegally (but now watch legally)?
Scores of iPhones
More than 3750 scores then?
250km to the surface of the planet
The application of celestial mechanics is stupefying, they put Rosetta to within 4% of Mars' diameter for a sling shot! That in itself is impressive!
It was the one where you had to wear stripy socks 'because there was a doris', but they never said what a doris was or ever saw one (maybe because of the socks!).
Re: Pleanty of bears, plenty of houses
Goldilocks zone is defined as such, around a star*. There is no reason to suspect it can be extended to Goldilocks Conditions, either beneath the surface of a gas giant satellite, or indeed within the atmosphere of the giant itself.
*normally considered to be free liquid water on the otherwise 'exposed to space' surface (notwithstanding an atmosphere)
Re: @Steve the Cynic - I'm not sure
The stay in the middle lane so they're ready to overtake a lorry half a mile ahead. In five minutes time.
Re: Fit inside double glazing windows
A triple-glaze first version could be called Windows 3.1.
UK Biobank recruited half a million volunteers albeit a snapshot, University of Manchester and NHS could also do well to work with Google on analysing their data (although no tissue samples were taken IIRC, only fluids).
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?).
- One HUNDRED FAMOUS LADIES exposed NUDE online
- Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
- China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
- Apple to devs: NO slurping users' HEALTH for sale to Dark Powers
- Is that a 64-bit ARM Warrior in your pocket? No, it's MIPS64