* Posts by Lester Haines

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Space paparazzo captures bipolar butterfly

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Depends on the breed, apparently.

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Well yes. 1,200 years old, then, which is indeed 5,200 years here, and just what that is in dog years is anyone's guess.

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Visitors no longer welcomed to Scotland's 'Penis Island'

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Re: apparently...

Yes, it's a pronunciation issue. Thanks for the clarification.

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NASA dismisses asteroid apocalypse threat

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Re: I'm an American

Yeah, that scene was pretty dreadful. Overall, the movie just didn't have peach-eating, frankly.

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"FUTILE BEATNIK HO" is rather appealing.

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Re: Re: Eating a peach

I apologise. The next time Bruce eats a peach, Reg readers will be the first to know.

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Re: Eating a peach

I sympathise, but the article clearly stated the linked article was about Bruce Willis eating a peach. To be fair, it's the best Bruce Willis eating a peach story I've seen in some time.

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Euro X-ray 'scope snaps Milky Way's 'tumultuous heart'

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Re: Labels ?

Talk to ESA - I agree thing needs labels.

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Gas giant cores actually built from shedloads of gravel

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You know we're purely metric these days.

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Re: Re: knowledgebase expansion

Agreed. There is top work going on, and it's all eye-opening. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a big pile of gravel to address - to make concrete, rather than a gas giant - but I'l be thinking of Jupiter as I man the cement mixer.

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Japan's 'White Stork' soars heavenwards to ISS

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Re: Classic send up

True - it occupies exactly 0 per cent of the space required by hydrated water.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Spanish summer soother salmorejo

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Re: tomato variety?

I don't know the variety - just off-the-shelf supermarket ones. But yes, as with the olive oil, the tomato flavour will affect the outcome.

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Re: Why chop then blend?

The experts tell me the finished result must be completely smooth with no bits. The chopping is to release the juice onto the bread.

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NASA primed for 9-minute live test of mighty rocket motor

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Hmmm

Better put, then: "Formerly the most reliable engines until we decided they could be improved."

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What a shower: METEORS will BLAZE a FIERY TRAIL across our skies

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Re: Last night

Frankly, I'm surprised you haven't had someone from the local paper out.

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Re: Wrong title

Looks like here in Spain will be good viewing too. Let's see if the Perseids deliver.

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Aussie bloaters gorging on junk food 'each and every day'

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Re: Re: Point taken. Improve diet. Good advice.

Yes we have: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/08/parmo_poutine/

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Re: Point taken. Improve diet. Good advice.

This weekend, and I'm pleased to report it's a delightfully healthy option. Watch this space...

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Texas senator Ted Cruz serves up sizzling 'machine gun bacon'

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Re: Barely Edible?!?!?!

I find it hard to disagree, I must admit.

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El Reg touches down at the ESA's Spanish outpost, sniffs around

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Re: Ta

Thanks very much. I am heading to the fridge as we speak...

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Southern biscuits and gravy

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Re: Informative article

I know, it was an enlightening moment when I arranged them all for the photo.

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Huevos rancheros

We did do said huevos, a while back: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/06/haggis_huevos/

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Re: Close, but not quite

As I said, we just used the supplied reader recipe, but yes, if I did it again I'd have the gravy runnier.

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Re: Close, but not quite

From our deathmatch series: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/02/souse_scrapple/?page=2

Delicious

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Blessed are the cheesemakers, for they have defined the smidge

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Re: "........ consider how to translate 0.15625ml to a dry measure of furikake"

Fair enough, but we'll have to consider the furikake meniscus first...

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Re: Re: I'll take these with 0.3125ml of salt

Yup. Much used in the Haines household in the "tad more milk in that tea, ta" context.

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べーコンはどこですか? demands post-pub nosh fan

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Hmmm, bacon

Well, that's the closest to bacon you're going to get with this recipe

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Norks execute underperforming terrapin farm manager

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Re: Re: Putting aside the absurdity of the punishment...

Well, they eat dog in NK as well, plus they have in the past dabbled in giant rabbit: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/08/commies_ate_my_rabbits/

So I suppose "Nork ragout of chien and énorme lapin a la Kim Jong-un" might be in order. The "a la Kim Jong-un" bit refers to the terrapin salsa used to spice the dish. Hmmmm....

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Re: Putting aside the absurdity of the punishment...

For food, I believe. Probably true.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Uitsmijter

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Huevos rancheros

We did this back in 2012. Delicious: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/06/haggis_huevos/?page=2

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Oil & gas? Pah. We’ve got a MASSIVE 3D printer, beams Dubai

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Re: First??

I think they're claiming it on the grounds that everything in the building is 3D printed as well. Whether that includes the toilet paper remains to be seen.

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US students prevail in rocket-powered egg challenge

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Re: Would have been two eggs if it was a UK contest

Terrible stuff. Proceed immediately to the corner with the pointy chapeau.

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Re: Happy times

I do indeed. Top engineering boffinry.

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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Re: Crisp sandwich

I think a compendium of quick reader faves is a good plan. I too am down to half a bottle of HP. The situation is about to get serious.

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Re: Re: Smoking recipe

Very good.

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Re: Shooters Sandwich

Yes, that's one's already on the list. Delicious.

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Smoking recipe

"splash on tobacco"? I'll stick to tabasco, ta.

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PRATCHETT chats to Oz from 31,000m above Planet Earth

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Re: So....

University, the way things are going...

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Re: Re: Looks like you had great weather for it!

Well, it's not really a safety switch, more an "arm" button. Disabling it saves us having to go up to 15,000m, for example, if the Pixhawk resets. That said, I would indeed never fly LOHAN Air myself, and leave it to our plucky Playmonaut.

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Re: Looks like you had great weather for it!

My bad. West/east now rectified. Cheers.

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Re: Looks like you had great weather for it!

Sadly, the only LOHAN team member who has a tankard is me, and that's because I had to approve it. We'll rectify this outrageous oversight when the time comes...

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Innocent Spaniards roasted by experimental napalm mead

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I think we just did.

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LOHAN'S PRATCHETT mission set to soar Saturday

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Re: Re: I probably missed it..but..

Correct. The Pixhawk takes care of the pitch/roll attitude, using the two canards independently.

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Re: Remove Before Flight

I like that.

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Re: I probably missed it..but..

Each canard has to have an individual servo, which is connected via pushrod: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/20/vulture_canard_woes/?page=2

The wingtip rudders could conceivably operate off of single servo, but the connections would be a nightmare. There's a single servo mounted in each wing, connected to its respective rudder by a Gold-N-Rod system.

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Spanish TV journo leaves subordinates cowering after verbal shoeings

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Re: I'm learning Spanish at the moment...

Yes, it's quite a comprehensive lesson.

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Re: "In response, CLMTV said: ..."

"Matemos al mensajero"

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Re: Re: failing to adequately address the issue of her cleavage

Too much of it apparently.

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Spaniards get that cinking feeling

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Re: Siesting and sofing

I agree - splendid stuff.

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