* Posts by Lester Haines

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Virtual Vulture 2 swoops into Spaceport America

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Re: FAA approval...

He did probably retire, and no one noticed.

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Re: Re: When...?

Ah yes: "Back in the garage with my bullshit detector. Carbon monoxide makes sure it's effective."

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Re: Re: Timeframe

Excellent.

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Re: When...?

The only barrier to the launch is the FAA. When we get the nod, we're good to go.

Luckily, the team's enthusiasm is undiminished, despite what is proving a very frustrating delay.

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Re: Canards

The canards don't animate, nor do the rudders, which makes it look a bit odd. They work virtually, though.

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Re: Real-life testing?

No, we're going for broke on the day, as it were. Have mulled it over, we've decided that the benefits from full-fat test flight are outweighed by the risks to the aircraft. It's an audacious and controversial strategy, but hey, no guts no glory and all that.

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Re: Re: Timeframe

A very fair point. There must be some kind of benchmark we can establish, for comparative purposes of obstruction.

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I'd like to think it would, but the extra weight they'd gain from the donuts would probably just add to the inertia.

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Re: Timeframe

It's all down to the FAA. We're on the case, but these people will not be hurried.

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Cash'n'Carrion January sale: Get in there while you can

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Re: 3D printed...

Works for me.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chickpea stew à la Bureau des Projets Spéciaux

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Re: Re: where's my LOHAN patch?

A pleasure, mon ami.

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Re: Re: Soak the ... over night!

Exactly.

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Re: Boil pancetta (note splelling)?

Actually no - "remove rind and feed to dogs" would be more accurate.

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Re: Nice to see Juno MaGuff is getting work

We try and help out if we can.

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Re: where's my LOHAN patch?

If you remind me of what that was all about I will indeed sort you out. Blame my advanced years, memory's not hat it was, and with this dicky wooden bladder...

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Re: Re: Fusion Cooking?

Kebab pizza? We'll have some of that.

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Re: A suggestion

Yeah, fabada, I made one once. Top nosh. I'll see what I can do after the chickpeas have done their worst...

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Te invitaría a comer, pero lo hemos comido todo...

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Re: WTF ???

Hmmm...

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Oz father and son team plan suborbital spaceplane

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Re: Re: Bundaberg

We sincerely hope so. Looking forward to seeing ThunderStruck take to the skies.

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Re: Re: Bundaberg

That I might consider.

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Bundaberg

Described by one of the LOHAN chaps as "the drink of losers"...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/11/hab_ashes/?page=2

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Penguin high-flyers: Andrew Tridgell on the Linux autopilot

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Re: but when...?

Quite so. We're working on it, but you'll have to bear with us.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Hot Spanish tongue action

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Re: "Fry tongue to seal"

I think it's more a case of "to stop the bloody thing falling apart during boiling".

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Re: Not quite Spain...

Mark me down for one, to accompany a nice bowl of menudo.

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Re: Suggested improvement

Interesting. Duly noted.

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Maybe so. It's bog standard hereabouts.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: 1.5 MILLION SCOVILLE masala omelette

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Re: actually post-pub?

I can't report on how many ales Shax had quaffed previously. Not enough, evidently.

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Re: Lester...

Three. I refer you to the original masala omelette recipe.

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Cash'n'Carrion launches big January sale

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Re: A suggestion:

We can't punt the LOHAN Kickstarter rewards - we promised they'd be exclusive. However, we are mulling some different...

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Icelandic brewers knock up whale 'nad beer

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Re: Nadweiser?

Nadweiser - very good. Award yourself a beer.

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World's largest ship swallows 900 MEGATINS of baked beans

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Re: BB measurements

What weight of baked beans does she displace?

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Re: Problem of scale

Typical BBC playing free and easy with stacked overalls blokes. Pah.

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Re: Shoe-rly shum mishtake!

Evidently, then, for the purposes of stretching shoes over the horizon, an agreed standard shoe length is required.

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LOHAN sponsor Pulse-Eight: Supplier of hi-def TV to dogs

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Re: Re: Good timing

Strange forces are at work. Now to unleash them on the FAA...

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Re: Good timing

Certainly worth a shufti.

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El Reg reanimates Cash'n'Carrion merchandising tentacle

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I sincerely hope not. The poor guy's working his way through 140 of 'em, by hand.

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Re: Re: Excellent beerworthy news

Yup, our Stateside readers were most annoyed.

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Re: Excellent beerworthy news

Still got a nuclear keyring myself. No ideas what the half life is, but it's probably a long-term heirloom item.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Bryndzové halušky

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Re: Re: Bryndza

A very kind offer, but would the stuff survive the post without anti-terrorist sniffer dog attention?

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Re: Bryndza

Yup, we 'd love to try this with some proper Bryndza. Sadly, that looks a remote prospect.

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NXT: The first SPAAAACE cryptocurrency

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Re: Acceptable Receptacle

I believe our Playmonaut may be an ale and mead man.

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Vulture 2 spaceplane tumbles onto BBC World Service

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It's a very tempting idea.

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Still waiting on the FAA. Sigh.

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Re: old news?

First I heard of it was today. You'll excuse us for not having a entire world's media monitoring team working 24/7.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg

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Re: Re: Morcilla de Burgos

Yes, I've had that. Seems entirely plausible for the coating.

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Morcilla de Burgos

As a lifelong black pudding fan, I thought Blighty's could never be bettered. However, try morcilla de Burgos, with rice:

http://www.melburyandappleton.co.uk/morcilla-de-burgos-spanish-black-pudding-with-rice---275g-6498-p.asp

Magnificent.

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Lindsay Lohan ignores El Reg's tender twitterly advances

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Re: Slow news day?

Yes. Now bugger off.

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Re: Really?

When you think of another way, let us know.

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Spaceplane fan sips sweet nectar from LOHAN's copious cup

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Re: Well done that man!

Consider me annoyed. I'm quaffing a proper PG Tips from mine as we speak.

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