Re: Let me be the first to say...
The Worm that Turned this would never get past the BBC PC Soviet now... But still very funny.
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The Worm that Turned this would never get past the BBC PC Soviet now... But still very funny.
Why does this remind me of the Dr. Who "School Reunion" featuring Sarah Jane Smith with the Krillitanes wanting world domination????
Clark's excellent "Ignition" goes into all this in detail, a quick google will get you a PDF. A must read, a basic grasp of maths and chemistry is handy but not vital. There are quite a few amusing moments too.
Plenty epic fail on YouNyancat. Rocketry fails provides the best Guy Fawkes fireworks!
Explosion - due to a tank of HTP and one rat.
If that's a current long march the luminous flame means hydrocarbons not being burned efficiently if they were the flame would be blue with shock diamonds. . LOX & RP-1 have been propellants since the early days of rocketry and was used on the Saturn 5. Kerosine or JP fuels tend to sludge up rocket engines. When the fireball is burning nicely this'll burn to CO/CO2/H20 probably with some remaining unburned hydrocarbons as it'll run slightly rich to keep the temperatures down. And some NOX.
Best propellant combo are liquid hydrogen and LOX but the thought of all that seriously cryogenic LH2 sloshing about puts the rocketeers off.
A Big Bang as that's what you get if these things spontaneously self-disassemble.
I still use a Data General Nova in an olde world lighting desk the OS is on one core and the backup decorates the dining room wall - all of 8k x 16 istr in 1971 when it was made it would have cost thousands. Problems can arise with the drive transistors, recirculate logic chips and the diode arrays apparently. They're a pig to debug / replace. The core is 6" x 9" and is hand made.
On the upside the core is radiation hard and you can now get a DG emulator for your PC (ReNOVAte - Wild Hare) RISC these babies aren't :)
No see-ums. We were plagued by these, mozzies and these infernal blackflies (they're like eye seeking missiles) at Meaghers Grant in the upper Musquodabit Valley in Nova Scotia when I was fishing for trout there. Les Stroud Backwoodsman strength DEET out of Canadian Tire the aroma of this stuff lingers to this day, the friend I was staying with called it 'Eau de Canada'.A good spray of this concoction certainly saw the little sods off, unfortunately it took out my Gul Force surfer's watch too :(
Scotland is the same with added cleg but Scottish outfit APS's Smidge doesn't melt plastic and is just as effective at dealing with the little bastrads.
Nuke as these little sods will live through it.
>>The companies have produce a sports bar which opens vents when it senses a certain level of heat and sweat
Is that the George & Bragon?
Looks like you can still get it:
Paris - well, you know...
Nigel Kneale saw it all coming in the 1960's in 'The Live Life Show' when istr a load of contestants were shipped off to an island somewhere ...
Paris, well it was The Year of The Sex Olympics...
Kuran's Trinity & Beyond, Nukes in Space and Atomic Journeys (Welcome to Ground Zero) should keep all nuclear device afficionados happy for a few hours in all their digitally restored goodness... there's also some Nat Geo which repeats fairly often called the "World's Biggest Bomb" using footage culled from the above. Narrated by William Shatner. Available from all the usual sites.
Quest is running Treasure Quest which has the Odyssey Explorer hunting for low alpha lead, amongst other stuff like gold coins and old Roman wine.
Nuke, well, as that's what they are!
Can't beat medium format b&w film - even though I've got a Nikon DSLR it's more satisfying getting a good shot with my Agfa Isolette 3 and Ilford FP4 / HP5, believe this stuff's resolution can be measured in greyscale gigapixels as it's at molecular level?. And my trusty Leningrad - IV light meter to this day it's point this thing at the sky, ground then take the middle reading. Not instant results as with digital but cameraphone users havn't the anticipation of waiting for your shots dropping through the letterbox.
Smiley face as it's what you get when you've shot a good 'un.
Dare I say "Roger Corman."
So bad that sometimes they're excellent - the laser free "Sharktopus"
Or Lloyd Kaufman's indie Troma effort "Surf Nazis Must Die"
Mines is the one with "Roger Corman Presents" DVD in the pocket.
I've got an N4. I don't use the camera on this as it's crap.
Mostly these days I use my Nikon D3200 DSLR but lurking in the same camera bag is my Agfa Isolette 3, a Leningrad light meter and a few rolls of Ilford FP4 Plus 50 ISO (aka film!) on120 plus a few simple chemicals can make for staggering B&W prints, medium format greyscale with resolutions in gigapixels... you can shoot in available light, no flash with this stuff :)
Ilford B&W film (FP4 or HP5) is cheap enough, it's quite tolerant of poor light, developing it is straightforward, perhaps the commentards on here should try it using a pinhole camera made from a shoebox or get a no-name 120 viewfinder or twin lens reflex camera from a junk shop. You'll be surprised with the results.
Mythbusters is good edutainment. Have an upvote.
Office 365 is going (has gone) to the server farm + supernode (quote) "conveniently located midway between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland." ???
Pre - Snowdon you would be advised on where you can buy your tin hat. Now. Who Knows. Have an upvote.
TWOC*6 Road Wars Edition.
Set in Slough / Bracknell / Reading / wherever
Narrated by Lee Boardman.
Now that would be some game....
Not just imperial but international:
Flight Levels - in thousands of feet so FL360 = 360,000'
Aircraft, ships - nautical miles per hour (1 nautical mile = 1 minute of longitude at the equator), this is an excellent example of a natural unit of measurement.
Wind speeds are still measured in knots.
My farthings worth.
Acid/UDMH? Pah. Chlorine Trifluoride and MMH. That'll incinerate any Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, the glass and most of the bar.
This is from Clark's excellent and entertaining book 'Ignition' available out there on the interwebs.
The A4 (V2) also used LOX and hydrazine hydrate as did the Komet.
Mines is the one with the slurped data in the pocket.
Glow in the dark audio as in '50s Mullard 5/20 (Maplin Millenium with E34L / E83CC and E86F) + a pair Roth Oli RA3 + bog standard B&Q 15A mains cable blows Sonos Sub away... seems to work fine with Virgin V+ box and Samsung TV. And it costs less than this Sonos 5h1te.
The Maplin Millenium valve amp schematics are still out there...
True hifi has as little 'processing' between source and speakers preferably using vacuum state audio :)
Paris as she was always fond of a 7' hot tube.
Only 8? I had 47 from a previously up to date W7 X64 Samsung laptop, mostly cr4ploads of Office 2013 stuff. 438Mb in all. Thank gawd for WSUS.... :(
That is all.
Couldn't the Memotech do RS485, how many are still being used as lighting desks...
Jeezus look at all that LS / TTL decode logic, 74154 and all these latches, counters and w.h.y. It's been a very long time.... had me reaching for the manuals, um, Google as i'd forgotten what a 74166 and what not did! Excellent.
No zombies shuffling around then wanting your braaaains?
Oblivion is probably where this Tom Cruise vehicle will end up. After a spell on Sky Turkeys, erm, Premiere and then bargain basement DVD's in your local Asda, Tesco, Walmart or w.h.y
Mines is the one with the Razzie in the pocket.
Didn't the A4/V2 run on T-Stoff (hydrogen peroxide) and C-Stoff (hydrazine hydrate / methanol / water)? The Germans certainly had hydrazine. Hydrazine is still in use as a propellant.
John D. Clark's book 'Ignition' is a terrific read and is quite amusing at times... and freely available.
Nuke as Nork rockets probably use HTP and hydrazine
Adobe X1 struggles with this but it's a fascinating read - if you're fed up with Iain Banks or Sector General then give this a try. It's a blast from the pioneering days of rocketry. Literally.
Attack of The Crab Monsters.
Battle Beyond The Stars.
That is all.
Just wait until the mission creep sets in and everyone and their dogs can gain access to your personal motoring data under crime, terrorism or kiddie protection legislation. Reminding you that your MOT / tax is due is fine, as is letting you know there's something wrong with your engine or you've got a nail in your tyre is fine. AutoPhorm, location tracking, letting SonyBMG know you've been playing Susan Boyle content leeched of l33torrentz and driver profiling is not.
SC2K came with half decent scenarios too - the fiendisly difficult Flint was a right pig to achieve without resorting to cheating. ISTR was achievable by issuing some bonds, putting schools and colleges everywhere and raising taxes on low tech industries.
WATER who managed to get enough.... putting pumps around lakeshores and suchlike never seemed to get any more!
Power was always hydro / fusion. Putting schools and colleges everywhere ensured hitech. High taxes and high spends always worked quite well in hitech... maybe the authors were closet socialists?
Plymouth Arcos rock... make sure you put a police station by them.
You could also get rid of roads altogether and have nothing but trains ISTR.
Still have this old gem and play it to this day.
Please, spare us. Unless the scripts have been written by Brian Clemens and it's been done by Sylvia Anderson. No Frakes, please.
'Old' B&W on 625 lines is still 576i and gigabits per pixel I've still got an old KB CVC VALVE tv set that works fine off my old VM Pace box. It's easy on the eye to watch.
Of course the DNA database is anonymous, we all believe what HMG says is above reproach. Until it's monetised and flogged off to the highest bidders by some cash strapped government... leaving poor Joe Publick mystified why he can't get life insurance or anything else as he / she's got the p53 or BRCA1 gene...
Didn't the BBC touch on this a few years ago with a series the name of which escapes me?
BBQ Turkey Meatballs in Apple 013 contender.
I stick to old computer names when doing PDC's in dental IT: Usually from this lot:
LLANDRU - Star Trek
COLOSSUS - Bletchley Park and, of course, The Forbin Project
GUARDIAN (The Forbin Project)
ZEN (Blake's 7)
QUEEG (Red Dwarf)
GEORGE - The (Original) Avengers, Steed & Co
TENCH889 (A Maze of Death)
BATCOMPUTER (original Batman)
KITT (Knight Rider)
So much better than PDC01...
Looks like she'll lose her heart to a starship trooper after all!
Mines is the coat with the old '70s hits in it....
Sci - fi for Tom Cruise. That'll be Ai! Pedrito! then.
The Jedi of Waverley Place
The Suite Life On The Death Star
My Babysitter's a Jedi Knight
From Villainsource.com, natch
The Horn Cafe A90 behemoth has been a lifesaver for us dental IT contractors when coming from the wastelands around Aberdeen, when I'm doing dental IT in the many practices scattered around there! An excellent mention.
Didn't Wil E. Coyote have an Acme 'Indestructo' steel ball in the 1950's?
Mines is the ones with the Chuck Jones cartoons in the pocket.
These was a Dragon 32 in a machine shop just up the road from here that had an S-50 bus hanging off it... used to do all sorts of process control shehanigans using it's built in BASIC plus a smattering of machine code.
Those were the days... the 6809 made it into craploads of industrial control stuff plus quite a few pinball machines there must still be a few still chugging away!
Mines is the one with the Babani 6809 book in the pocket.
Is it only me that thinks these have "TURKEYS" written all over them?
Mines is the one with squashed tomato in the pocket.
Couldn't you get the dinosaurs to bugger off on big spaceships in SimEarth after you'd achieved nanotech?
Beer, as the Vogons are coming...
Dundee outfit (and rather conservative) DC Thomson is of course the company that also brings you such delights as the Sunday Post, People's Friend, The Scots Magazine and The Friendship Book of Frances Gay. So all this nostalgia stuff is old hat for them. At one time they published "The Bimbo" magazine, strangely enough not a celebrity obsessed mag on who's had new Bulgarian funbags or who's been seen with whom this week. Crivvens!
Penguin as the brewers of Tactical Nuclear Penguin are just up the A90 from here (and you'd need a few to wade through the Peoples Friend)
Knife, meet David Braben for this atrocious space sim..
That is all.
Isn't this a bit rich from the company that trialled Phorm without its subscribers' knowledge and from the other one that uses Son of Phorm for it's so-called 'award winning' parental control software that allegedly tracks everywhere you go?
Got this off Technet first thing this morning and installed it on a mediocre by today's standards Tosh laptop. 7 hours later - have just restored Windows 7. What a steaming pile of total carp.
I've got easier access to my network shares with my Nexus S.