* Posts by ravenviz

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Voyager's Golden Record now free to download

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Re: The sound quality

I don't think that cable will be long enough!

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Comet 67/P covered in life-giving rubble, boffins say

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Those yogurts are probiotic, but I like what you did!

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Hole in (Number) Two: MYSTERY golf-course pooper strikes again

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Re: "an application to put up surveillance cameras has been denied."

Most Norwegians I know buy their booze at Heathrow!

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Galactic BIRTH: ALMA peers THIRTEEN BEELLLION years into Dawn of Time Itself

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Re: That is the most astonishing thing . . .

We all are part of the structure of the Universe!

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Re: This is maddening

The light left there 13 billion years ago!

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YOW! Pluto STUNS boffins with HAZY, SHRINKY atmosphere

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I think it's about time the gas giants were reclassified as dwarf brown dwarf stars since some rules I made up say that if a stellar body does not have a lithosphere diameter > 85 - 90% the diameter of the entire body, and gives out more heat than it receives, then it's a brown dwarf.

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ROBOT SEEDS to be scattered into upper atmosphere of JUPITER: NASA scheme

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Re: Lightning

Do the scars go away when they get older then?

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Re: Lightning

Don't want to make them too large as they'll get attacked by the gas-filled denizens who evolved to survive perpetually aloft!

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

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Re: Jinxed

@Mark 85, anyone such minded could use that strength to their advantage and turn the Earth into a battlefield, a Battlefield Earth if you will...

/here

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SPLAT! STAR THWACKED, GUTS flung into space at 15 per cent of LIGHTSPEED

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The Universe

A very violent place!

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Mighty CHASMS, craters FOUND ON MOON of Pluto

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nearly featureless ball of ice

Even that was a vast improvement from the first ever pictures! This is so exciting!

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NASA pops open a big can of red planet whup-ass with Mars Trek

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My, what a strange place!

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DOUGHNUT (donut?) and whale FOUND ON PLUTO

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Perseverance

Being a planetary mission scientist is one of great risk, and also of being able to make the best of whatever unexpected events get thrown your way. Many stories in the past of projects being in planning stages for years then for the mission to be destroyed on the launch pad, soon after take-off, or into the mission. Or some aspect not working properly, or as expected; always able to be creative in the face of adversity and extract new science out of seeming shortcomings.

Great stuff guys, your patience is really appreciated!

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Soyuz source replenishes international space station

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Re: a sensible and easy to understand decimal currency system...

Good spot!

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Re: El Reg units...

Metric conversion and decimalization both came in after significant social upheavals which provided a good opportunity for making a change when people were used to things "being different around here".

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Dormant ALIEN SLIME LIFE frozen in SPEEDING comet will AWAKEN - boffins

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The Blob

Soon up for a remake starring Samuel L Jackson!

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WHY did NASA probe go suddenly SILENT - JUST as it was about to send pics of remote ice-world?

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confident that it can restore operations before the scheduled flyby

Well even so, all would not be totally lost given there are plans to go on to one or a couple of Kuiper Belt objects.

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Oil & gas? Pah. We’ve got a MASSIVE 3D printer, beams Dubai

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Re: First??

So then they will also install a 3D printed 3D printer into the 3D printed building.

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Get your WELLIES to MARS: Red Planet reveals its FROZEN BOTTOM

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Re: Wet for 1.5Billion years @ the 7th tom

The lights go out once per day.

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Yikes! Facebook will run on TELEPATHY, thinks Zuck, in Q&A

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Small thinking

Why not just go the next step and take the technology out of the equation completely?

Oh, hang on, that's called conversation.

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Get READY: Scientists set to make TIME STAND STILL tonight

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Re: Having a single time is a nonsense

Australians just happen to get up at 18:00, that's all

They already have Christmas in June anyway.

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Won't they have to move Stonehenge round a bit as well?

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Sharing Economy latest: Women's BREAST MILK is the new 'liquid GOLD' of the internet

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Re: Straight from the teat.

It's to differentiate from man milk.

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British banks consider emoji as password replacement

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The post contains some characters we can’t support

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A 16 Petaflop Cray: The key to fantastic summer barbecues

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Re: Can anyone clarify?

IIRC a forecast is about the future rather than the present!

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100% probability of rain?

AFAIK Met Office only quotes as high as '> 95%'.

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FTC lunges at Kickstarter bloke who raised $120,000 – and delivered sweet FA

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Re: eschew obfuscation

Maybe he was just using language trickery:

"I am hungry"

"Can I have a dollar?"

Potentially unrelated sentences.

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Moon blocks Uranus for stargazers Down Under

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Re: Pronunciation change?

Don't they (the they) normally go with "you-run-us" these days?

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POO-bomber space station 'nauts swap orbiter for rural Kazakhstan

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Going into space more than once!

Imagine being picked to go to space!

Imagine being picked to go to space AGAIN!

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MONSTER GALAXY spotted hiding behind IMMENSE BLACK HOLE

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Interstellar?

I suspect the accolades should go to Albert Einstein & Kip Thorne amongst others.

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Voyager 2 'stopped' last week, and not just for maintenance

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Re: The year is 2065...

Hope they included some 1p's to put on top of the stylus to stop it jumping when they keep not putting it back into the cover and leaving it on the floor!

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Chinese bloke escapes execution for Forbidden City nude photo shoot

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Re: Number twelve

Ah Monty Python, still hung up from the Victorian era!

/stiffupperlip

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It's not over 'til Saturn's spongy moon sings: Cassini probe set for final Hyperion fly-by

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Re: Altogether now... wasp tip #2

I used to make these natty wasp traps out of unwashed jam jars, fill half full with water and punch some wasp-sized holes in the lid. They get in but can't get out.

Until a five-year old asked me why I did it and what had the wasps done to me.

Good point. I don't make them any more.

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Why voice and apps sometimes don't beat an old-fashioned knob

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2am in the morning

Thanks for the reminder as to when 2 a.m. is!

Probably been taking lessons from Mike Oldfield.

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WOODEN computer chips reveal humanity's cyber elf future

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Re: This is so exciting

You're out on a limb with that one!

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Re: Top banter!

"You can prove anything with facts"

- Stewart Lee

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World loses John Nash, the 'Beautiful Mind'

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Re: Peculiar and unlikely?

Taxi drivers sometimes ask which route to take in case you have a preference. Some passengers can get quite irate if the driver goes 'the wrong way' when in actual fact there is more than one way to reach a destination for the same fare price.

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ALIEN HUNT: Water similar to life-bearing Earth lakes FOUND ON MOON of Saturn

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Re: All these worlds...

Maybe those monolith-types got the two moons mixed up!

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Crowdfunded ZX Spectrum revival just days from shipment

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Re: The Hobbit…?!

I think you had to climb on Thorin's shoulders.

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SECRET PROTOTYPE iPAD 'stolen from RANDY Apple employee'

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Re: Ruined erection means iPad defection!

Affray spray delays Apple chap's ipad mishap slap.

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Geneva boffins make light work of random numbers

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Re: "...multiverses..."

Rather requires c being constant everywhere.

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NASA spies weird glow from Pluto's FRIGID pole

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Re: "the size of Texas"

In Texas, Texas is the whole world!

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BATWINGED DINO-PIGEON causes FLAP in bone-boffinry circles

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Evolution: tried and tested

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Spotty dwarf Ceres BARES ALL in NASA's SHINY CLOSEUPS

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1 MB?

I'm gonna need a bigger hard drive!

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Flying giant octopus menaces New York

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Re: DDBs?

When will I get my frickin' double decker bus with a basement?

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Trading Standards pokes Amazon over 'libellous' review

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a) shouldn't the action be against the reviewer?

b) I think the company has got some good press coverage now!

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Don't shoot the Messenger: NASA's suicide probe to punch hole in Mercury

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Very nice article, re-invigorated my interest in an oft-ignored planet!

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Graphene spintronics crowned latest Moore's Law extender contender

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Re: I'm confused

Now you're just teasing!

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RADIOACTIVE WWII aircraft carrier FOUND OFF CALIFORNIA

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Re: Easy find

It is the (octo/tredeci)pus, very good at camouflage they are!

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Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

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Apple's margins

No their margins are not tight, by using glue their margins are maximized!

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