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Imagine if the component parts of Airfix kits just merged with each other when held together? No more tricky gluing! No more spotty youths sniffing plastic cement.
Only one thing to say
That is so cool.
It does seem odd to be carrying more payload up just to pump out as a boundary layer for re-entry. Is it lighter than the ablative layer from the hull?
But sharp corners may be useful. Think of corona forming at points for electrically charged objects. With the right design a charged body could repel ionised gasses (maybe not very much?) I wonder if this could be combined with the electrospike ideas? We never heard any more about those.
My Auntie's house was flattened by a V2 when she was out at work.
Re: The simple solution
Perhaps we should all be anaesthetised at the airport, put in vertical body bags with hooks above our heads, and slid in on rails like sides of meat? You can't kill anyone if you are asleep and hanging from a conveyor.
Quite innocuous, everyday items can be used.
A couple of years ago security at Schiphol confiscated my Kensington cable because the eye in the end meant I could loop it and make a garotte.
Then the next trip they confiscated my RS232 cables "because they could be used to strangle someone" but left me the power cord for the computer "because it is part of the computer, so it is legitimate".
(1) trying to pull a kensington cable tight would be a superhuman task
(2) and the RS232 cables were part of my alarm clock?
Oh hang on, footballists may be involved. They're too stupid to think first, act second
As someone said elswhere,. I'd pay a fiver to be able to upvote this a 1000 times.
Re: freedom (@/dev/null)
Nor much "united" if past history is any guide.
it will be the Former United Kingdom
so .fuk then?
Re: Yes but...
we are allowed any character set in urls now, so perhaps something in ogham?
http://www.mockfont.com/old/ for fonts
<- I wonder what fonts the Greys use?
AIUI, the correct form would be .softsouthernlagerdrinkingjessies or .softsouthernlagerdrinkingpoofs
* Clients generally dont accept invitations in bedrooms.
You need better clients.
Re: I'm pretty sure...
I just did a mandatory computer based "training module" suggesting that sort of thing. I got up and wandered off while the thing was still talking about it.
Re: Does going to the pub for a quick pint count?
No, but it sounds like a good idea. It's a half hour walk so by the time I've found my boots and locked the dogs in the shed, this is the time to set out.
Blimey. A regulator doing some regulating.
Miracles will never cease.
Re: Weasel Words
'Guess what doesn't mean "Goodness"'
>The Powers That Be have allowed LTE to be called 4G even though it isn't
Some powers. In some places. Perhaps.
I'm listening to Schubert on Radio 3 as I read this (In HD streaming, as it happens) and I agree that the thing that is missing these days is Music. We have a lot of Marketing, but no real music.
OK, I like
Ali Farka Touré
Where are the likes of:
The Albion Band
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Lincolnshire Police have already outsourced their control room to G4:
They are hoping to get some sort of kickback from G4 if other forces sign up, for the training and startup benefits G4 will learn from Nettleham. 
 is putting a kettle on so very difficult?
I've already said I don't want contactless anything, so will maintain my previous stance.
I have not asked for it, I don't want it.
>Human resources official from hell??
Bit tautological, that.
I only know of one type.
Sounds like the advanced culture would be freezing to death quite quickly.
If they are really desparate I can probably round up 5Tb of unused disks here, and I bet other hobbyists across europe could as well. LVM could turn them into one big bit bucket.
If a pan european call to donate hardware went out, I'd box some stuff up and post it to them.
So lets see if I've got this right
People will stop buying phones and iPuds because their car can talk to their Fridge, so they won't need a desktop to do word processing on?
Is that what he said?
Time for Cumbria to go the Icelandic route?
What about the rest of Europe?
AIUI the 2-year rule originates from the EU and applies throughout. What warranties are offered in France, the UK or Netherlands?
What, with a 1024 x 600 screen and Windows Stater?
As you say, underwhelming and pointless.
(need big yawn icon)
I don't believe it
They sold 160,000 things that fugly?
Everything you need to know
..is given away by the thumb prints. it's too big, too heavy, to be used in one hand.
It's a turkey, that's what that is.
in other words
Man we hadn't heard of gets job with company we hadn't heard of.
I reckon they should put old Jug 'andles on the back. It seems to be the only way he will get his face on British currency.
Mine's got an ermine collar, thank you.
the all-too-common feature of not being very good.
See, that's what reviews should be like.
Have two facebook accounts.
* One with loads of stuff about Nietzsche, 17th century choral music, wallace and grommit, and oxfam.
* And one with pictures of your bum grafted onto cherie blair's neck.
Whereas Billy Piper looked like the south end of a north-bound warthog? But is spoken of in hushed whispers to become Dame Lianne Piper?
I've seen him from both sides...
Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester
No real surprise there. All done on population numbers, I suppose.
It would have taken real intelligence to realise that there is more disposable income in Poole/Bournemouth, more chance of creating new employment in Plymouth, or more cultural need in North Wales or Norfolk.
Frankly, I'd have thought London, Manchester, and perhaps Edinburgh were rich pickings enough to have funded this with revenue, and not needed tax money.
good proof point that this is actually real stuff
yes, this is what their real stuff actually does.
The worst I've paid to see is Starship Troopers, but I've had exposure to Battlefield earth and it is a stinker.
But I've twice had to sit through 'raise the Titanic' and it is in a league of awfulness that I hope is its own. Lower the Atlantic, it would be more believable.
Hows about you pass the comments in this thread to whoever gave you the press release, and then tell us what they said.
Still with the Vtech play computer screens
768? 1080? 768? Double those and I might be interested.
And then there is Schiphol.
If you go from non-Schengen to Schengen space, you have to open the laptop to prove it has a keyboard and has not been hollowed out.
If you go the other way they don't want you to do that.
Re: Oh the old petrol station turn mobile phones off drama lama
The cell phone ban is, I suspect, left over from the CB radio ban.
Because some early electronic devices (are you listening Dresser) could be zeroed just by keying a 25W transmitter next to them, garages put up spurious "transmitting can cause an explosion" notices, and the meme appears to have stuck.
'course, the transmitters were not the problem in the first place....
This needs a proxy in it too. Lots of hotels charge for access and tie the password to a mac address. If you could make this device the mac address it would be very convenient too.
There is some wooliness in most things on that list, ut when we come to
"Groupon applies refunds policies and cancellation rights in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations."
That seems to have been a demonstrable breach of law that should have been prosecuted, not discussed.
on a donkey?
Just the one?
Poor bloody beast.
I sat opposite him on a train back from the Liverpool garden festival. I am less than svelte, he is, well you know. The carriage wrecked a wheel bearing under where we were sitting.
With Satre, the vehicle in front controls its followers
And, yes, the vehicle in front will be driven by a bulgarian halfwit trucker who has not slept for 78 hours, consumed several bottles of strong lager to keep awake, and will cheerfully turn down a railway line because he does not understand his satnav.
good idea, bad price
I'd pay 25-30p for an hour's television, not a peculiar amount like that.
I want the Jag estate or/and the Morgan electric.
Not that I can afford either, but I can dream, can't I?
Yes, the Bentley SUV is wretched.
"The team is now looking at practical applications"
Make a tiny submarine and send Stephen Boyd & Raquel Welch through someone's bloodstream?
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