Re: First against the wall...
695 posts • joined 1 Apr 2010
Yes, and it reminded me of the Whispercraft in 'The 6th Day'
Icon - what else!
May the Source be with you
4 letters are the survey name (SDSS)
J is for the coordinate system (Julian, epoch 2000.0)
Right Ascension (East-West part)
+ or - sign
Declination (North-South part, negative is South)
should have had Katy Perry in her Cupcake costume
This definitely rates about a 9.0 on my weird-shit-o-meter
Hiero II and Gelo (or Gelon) were the tyrants. In "The Sand Reckoner" he addresses Gelon
∞ = -1/12
Check out the Ramanujan summation
"Show me the man and I will find the crime." ~Lavrenti Beri (Stalin's "our Himmler")
There is an industrial area in Cape Town called 'Marconi Beam' because the antenna for the Imperial Beam system (alias 'The Imperial Wireless Chain') was installed there in the 1920's for the colonies around the British Empire to communicate with one another.
The antenna has gone, just as the Empire -but Marconi is still remembered
Was actually quite good. Pity we cannot get it any more for newer OSs
- no the fetish stuff
Mercurial or git.
They track changes on texts
Going out to the Karoo soon.
No phone signal, nobody else around. Use a watch.
There is no 'I' in desert areas
Water boils at lower temperatures at high altitude. Much of New Mexico is about 2000m, where it would boil at 93C
Sorry, but no icon for a pedantic science nazi
"boost performance by between 15 per cent and 45 per cent"
i.e 15.001% improvement on a good day
respect for quoting The Boss
When this screws up and thieves empty your account, you become a new member of the cashless society!
Confident does not equal Competent. Very often it is the opposite
Kit is OK, just install Linux on it
Ours goes to 13 ! That beats Spinal Tap
but bricked IS stable
Mud huts -LUXURY. Thing of all that thatch you would have to cut.
They would have you in a cave rubbing stick together, and those hairs had better not be from an animal!
Know a guy who did science demo's with his version being:
Water (freezes with dry ice)
dusted with instant coffee granules.
Seemed to match the spectroscopy quite well
More like iced coffee than fried icecream.
Perhaps its an acronym:
Opposition to GMO crops is about trying to stop mega-corporations having the right to tell us 'pay royalties or starve'
Yet another reason to uninstall flash
What was that you were mumbling about the Party?
You throw away all audio quality by using MP3 (rather than FLAC) and then worry about transmission of packets to (often crappy ) D/A converters
Wouldn't this involve a company using encryption to keep users data safe; surely Cameron can't approve of it.
Or does 'approved 3rd party' mean it isn't safe at all - in which case it will be abused.
I don't keep a caravan in my living room
I think could also be used to view more interesting parts of Paris
"keeping him safe from terrorists"
Would that be USA government terrorists we are talking about?
Icon: Sorry guys I didn't ..........
I'm just waiting for the arrival of personal pricing:
'For you sir, there is a surcharge of 20%'
Our moon also gives help spin-stabilize us to stop the planet from flipping over. Mars seems to have changed axis by about 60degrees over the long term
Perhaps also very important for long term development:
- large magnetic field to keep ionizing radiation from the solar wind off
- large tides pushing movement of animals to the land
- active (but not too active) tectonic plates stopping the whole planet being covered in a shallow sea (great for dolphins, but not space-faring species)
-having massive outer planets (picking up some infalling comets)
-being at the edge of the galaxy (being far from nasties like gamma ray bursts and supernovae)
-not being in a dense cluster (interaction with other stars messing with planetary orbits)
I think you mean mustard gas and chocolate
not so much 'Starry Night' as 'Dusty Night'
anyone out there: do they really use code that has been deprecated for more than a decade?
What about using the power of us hammering out our frustration when they don't work?
Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
icon: we don't have one for smoking the weed of wisdom.
I thought that vampires had capes?
No Way is it quiet enough
It will still have to go inside a Faraday Cage, buried underground.
I think that you would lose the will to live
My cat hasn't retired (but neither has he ever worked)
there's no kind of atmosphere
be careful; his wife, Tove, is a karate champion
probably did a great service to those wanting quality family time
Common sense may never prevail.
Like Einstein said: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
I knew you were going to say that