Stop using dead trees, put it all on email. Have they considered they are also busily removing the UKs ability to generate power to send and receive the emails?
339 posts • joined 16 Dec 2009
Re: Blowed if I'm going to watch the film
With a bit of clever editing he could show sequences out of order.
And call the movie Primer.
Lifted from a lorry
By a big high altitude rocket carrying balloon?
Re: Most post moar!
But I try to post quality, not quantity*. Bad badge earning decision I suppose.
*Unless there is a 6Tb WD Black hard drive involved and then the quality setting goes out the window.
Speaking of which, that was some time ago now and no winner announced...
Re: Is there a B Ark?
If you can remember Falcon 3.0 you are probably too old and may be considered getting on a bit with 1000 hours on Falcon 4.0.
I would like to get hold of a couple of copies of Win7u, but even Amazon has people complaining about fake licence keys.
When's Windows 9 (the proper follow up to Windows 7) coming out?
Surely a rum or spirit fire can be quenched by using the asbestos laden sarnie as a fire blanket?
Mini barrage balloons! Get your mini barrage balloons here!
Comes with 250ft of nylon fishing wire as a tether. Only $15 each!
"This is exactly how the Empire of Asad expects a drone to look, Gurgeh", said Flere-Imsaho.
All he had to do now was build a couple of nuclear power stations and there would be an Earth shattering KABOOM!
It was no use. It took less than a month for Rod to accidentally break even this reinforced fibre-to-the-home connector.
Monty75 wondered how he was going to fit this WD 6Tb drive he had won in his MiniATX case.
The prototype "low energy" lightbulb was surprisingly power hungry.
Some people will do anything to satisfy their craving for cat videos
And it was only then that the third letter of the CAPCHA became clear.
(sorry for the caption reuse)
Ohh, my interociter is installing Windows 10!
The ChunkyTech 6000 rpm spin dryer was later reissued with a much needed safety cage.
It's taken four months, but I have finally finished my Gregtech industrial centrifuge!
Massive biceps made easy with the new Charles Atlas Muscleator.
I may have to get my Puma rebadged ;)
Only 70,000 years ago a faint binary star system passed very close to Sol. Scholtz's Star actually passed through the Oort cloud and would have perturbed the orbits of innumerable comets, asteroids and other gravelly/icy bits. In about 2 million years our descendants (or their evolutionary successors) will have a target's eye view of an incoming storm of debris. The 26 million year event may be irrelevant.
"... and finally the Japanese tsunami of 2011. Why aren't you writing this all down?"
Someone in IT who never should say "Try turning it off and on again".
4000 bits per month?
Does removing <6Kb per year really make a difference?
After a spate of accidents and complaints, the Virtual Vaulting Horse app was quickly withdrawn.
Fig 12: The "Ready" position, seen from the side.
An experienced Leg Semaphore specialist can achieve rates of twenty words per minute.
Amazingly, it took a week of sore necks, minor falls, wardrobe malfunctions, and greatly reduced productivity before anyone in the office ventured the opinion that the DSE Assessment they had downloaded from the internet may not have been entirely legitimate.
and it was only then, that the third character of the CAPTCHA became clear.
Re: Why pay fees at all?
This month we will be rolling out the latest version of GovLinux.
Hopefully you will all appreciate the advances in usability and functionality that Malignant Morons has over the previous three versions, Junket Jackdaws, Kamikaze Kakistocracy and Loathsome Leeches.
Just include a set of clip on nooses for the entire crew.
THAR SHE BLOWS!
FROM HELL'S HEART I STab at thee... What? What?
Just whaling at the top of my voice.
The building always reminds me of a reel-to-reel tape spool. They should build another identical one a short way off and another smaller building between that looks like a tape reading head.
HAL: I've just picked up a fault in the AE-35 unit. It's going to go a hundred percent failure within 72 hours.
VR makes these woods seem positively eerie.
Hang on a minute - I think mine's still set to "Noddy Detector"
The SPB found even the FAA couldn't thwart a virtual LOHAN launch.
And here we are, just outside Victoria Station.
This harvest theme could run and run. Will they continue the Ceres and make a cereal of it?
Je suis un reference de ATM Skimmer Virus
It's very pretty and I want one.
Presumably they have done loads of tests on this, but I am surprised how conventionally sized the control surfaces are. What happens if it pops out of the Perlan wave zone regarding stability and control?
He held his hand high in a theatrical gesture for a moment, then swiftly brought his index finger down on the Enter key.
It didn't compile.
A few painful seconds later, Neil discovered the Lumio app wasn't quite as beneficial as he thought.
Bugger off, HG, or I'll amend your Relationship Status to "It's complicated"
Just for the record, in a vast number of species on Earth it is the male that has to look sexy to attract a mate.
It is clearly the black hole equivalent of the wolf whistle.
Sexy star saunters by. Whoo-eeee! Look at the corona on that!
"They concluded that the body was a member of the group, and that the decapitation was likely to be a ritualised decapitation, instead of trophy-taking."
The body was a member but the head - damned splitter.
Re: @lawndart & Dantium
Oops. That should read "You can shove the hydrogen propellant out the reactor nozzle at ludicrous velocities, hundreds of times more efficiently as a chemical rocket and get big thrust as well."
With a nuclear engine the fuel is whatever material you are burning in the reactor (uranium/plutonium etc.)
There are two measures with a rocket engine.
Firstly there is thrust.
Then there is fuel consumption.
With conventional rocket engines one is inversely proportional to the other. Thrust means you cannot achieve fuel consumption efficiency as the exhaust velocity is relatively low.
You want a lot of thrust when you launch from Earth as you have to push your entire rocket up against gravity, and quickly enough that it doesn't topple over when you lift off the pad; consequently you want to shove as much propellant mass out of the nozzle as possible, even if you don't clean burn the entirety of your propellant. Rocket nozzles are optimized for certain flight regimes and the first stage is usually burning most efficiently not that far from the pad.
This is where the kerosene/RP1 comes in for big lifting because it is vastly denser than that other major rocket fuel, hydrogen.
Fuel consumption kicks in when you are at altitude and moving fast. You use your second and subsequent stages to burn much lighter propellant, such as liquid hydrogen.
The critical value here is exhaust velocity. The hydrogen, being as light a molecule as you can get, is kicked out at a much higher velocity and so is much more efficient as a fuel - the efficiency is measured as the log of the exhaust velocity.
The downside is the thrust is small compared to the Kerosene/RP1 propellant and your LHyd/LOx rocket may not even have enough thrust to get off the ground, so is useless as as first stage.
One way round the thrust/efficiency conundrum is to go nuclear. You can shove the hydrogen fuel out the reactor nozzle at ludicrous velocities, hundreds of times more efficiently as a chemical rocket and get big thrust as well.
The problem is that as soon as you mention nuclear some people start frothing at the brain and automatically hitting the downvote button.
It can't be an adder. I been watching it for hours and it hasn't incremented the register once.
It's a laptop. I'm sitting in its lap.