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13 posts • joined 11 Mar 2010

LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

The Sod Particle
Pint

hinc videt diversorium

I can see the pub from here!

or maybe

taberna hinc video

says it better

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Facebook throws servers on their back in HOT TUBS of OIL

The Sod Particle

Re: Viscosity?

Such a phase change, (liquid to gas), can carry large amounts of heat away from hot components, but suffer from at least two drawbacks.

1. Once the coolant is in its gaseous phase it becomes a rather efficient insulator, preventing liquid coolant from having maximally efficient contact to the hot component.

2. The collapse of the bubbles of gaseous coolant can cause the erosion of the surfaces adjacent.

A viscous coolant which phase changes to a more fluid liquid solves both of those problems.

I don't know if that's what they're doing but it's a possibility.

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SOLAR SECRETS of WSC winner team Nuon

The Sod Particle

Re: "just as F1 gave the world disk brakes"

OK, what about ABS Or traction control, both now banned? Turbos? Carbon fibre monocoques?

Not that F1 invented these technologies but it did make them practicable.

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Bees baffled by belching car exhausts = GLOBAL HUNGER

The Sod Particle

They may have meant

Anthropogenic

although they might not

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British Gas robo home remote gets itself into hot water

The Sod Particle

Shirley

someone could do this with £50 and a raspberry PI?

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First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials

The Sod Particle
Headmaster

Re: it will probably be an expensive @ Jess

If you're going to be pedantic at least do it properly.

<double pedant mode>

If you're in England, you're already in Europe.

<double pedant mode/>

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BlackBerry Messenger unleashed: Look out Twitter and Facebook

The Sod Particle
Go

Only one commenter so far has mentioned the business/corporate side of BBM, which is where it started if I remember correctly. Surely, if their corporate software is up to scratch (which given the commenters comments it may not be), then this is the place to go for BYOD implementations. One messaging system to rule them all, any device, install BBM, corporate messaging done. No need to manage separate systems for android, iOS, Win Mobile and Blackberry, plus it's tried and tested, no new technology or upstart software companies to deal with. This must be the play, the yout' market isn't going to fill their coffers is it?

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One of the world's oldest experiments crawls towards a fall

The Sod Particle

ok, so glass isn't a fluid

But if pitch is, why all the strange looks when I sing off key?

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

The Sod Particle

I can't believe

over 100 posts and no-one has mentioned enemy mine (1985)

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Ailing Comet at last prayers: Cawing of accountants and VCs fills air

The Sod Particle

Re: Where I live.

Same here in Nottingham, Currys, Comet AND a PC World all in the same retail park, (city center shops closed down years ago). No wonder Bestbuy didn't last long when they tried to join the party and failed to be any cheaper (or more knowledgeable).

A shame though as this pretty much leaves the large retail space to DSG.

John Lewis do do it right, polite salespeople, knowldgeable and courteous. People will and do pay the extra for good service.

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Matrix 4 and 5 in works, threatens Keanu

The Sod Particle
Joke

or..

The Matrix: Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

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Thunderstorms found to squirt antimatter into space

The Sod Particle
FAIL

damned planet!

time and again the human race strives to achieve what one was thought impossible, only to find later that something on our planet has been quietly doing it all along.

I think the greatest thing man has achieved that nature hasn't beaten us to must be the humble wheel.

make you wonder why we bother.

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Mutated genetic supertrout developed in lab

The Sod Particle
Linux

Surely

in 10 years they could have selectively bred bigger trout?

or is that 'old skool' tech passe now?

super penguins, now you're talking!

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