633 posts • joined 11 Oct 2010
Brown dwarfs are considered substellar objects ;)
I really should register gTLDs .whine and .bullshit...
But all politicians in the world will just complain that I threaten their desire to "preserve their cultural diversity"
We need something for scale.
Something like, I don't know... Washington DC, with the crater centered on the Capitol.
It might be the only way to get funding to find a way to prevent us going the way of the Velociraptor.
"Pentagon wars" anyone?
Religions of the bears, and pope in the wood. Or something like that...
Re: From an end user's perspective
A Concorde Mk2 would be indeed great - The first one is still a hell of a technical and political achievement. (French and English working together? I'ld get this cat herder job instead)
Unfortunately, the Mk2 would be as attractive as the first one, which was not only shot by its fuel hungry reactors, but mostly by the annoying sonic boom that reduced the number of routes it was allowed to be used on.
Also, any supersonic aircraft WILL be a fuel hog. Boeing studied a Mach 0.95 airliner a few years ago (instead of the standard Mach 0.8 or so of the standard ones), and this study concluded the fuel consumption would be too high to justify the extra speed.
Sounds like a fallacy...
"It is like buying trillions of lottery tickets and none of them is a winner; it would be very unusual."
And most winners of lotteries only bought a few tickets, not trillions.
In this case, mankind is a winner of the life lottery. We could had trillions of tickets or only one of them, the actual number of tickets we had is irrelevant...
Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas
"It may have even existed before the Earth existed, and there it is burning up right in front of you. So you're watching a billions of years journey end right in front of your eyes.”
Astronomy is probably the best way to get a sense of proportions... Well, screw it, do anyone have a piece of fairy cake?
Re: bully boy
Worse is... the European Union should be able to wield the same kind of power.
If the officials were not sold to the lobbies.
Lobbies that are mostly funded by US companies...
Where did the word "Corruption" and "Treason" went?
Nothing good ever came from Africa...
Herpes, AIDS, and even worse : the whole human race.
If he manage to perform the conversion and retain the external aspect of the car, then it will be more of an awesome hommage than a butcher job.
Yes, it's thanks to the rings.
Phil Plait had a very interesting article dissecting this picture : http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/10/17/cassini_s_saturn_incredible_mosaic_by_gordon_ugarkovic.html
"... features they already had and average users couldn't find."
And thanks to the ribbon, average users and experimented users can't find them.
"it won't fit in the freezer"
Can't they just rent a 20' refrigerated container?
Indefinite article is phonetic rather than alphabetic.
Making it very confusing for non-native speakers...
And how many Upgrayedd?
Idiocracy feels more and more like a documentary.
Who need breeding if you can have BACON?
Re: Free as a bird!
In communist China, participation terminates YOU!
Re: Can someone explain...
Because they're not innovative enough where it counts (according to the jury) : PR, marketing and fiscal avoidance.
Re: None so blind, etc.
Well, it's not like you cannot test by yourself if the remote management access via WAN port is indeed disabled...
Re: "in proper measurements..."
the gravity assist will take it from 4200% to 4670% of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum.
"The Goat Who Ate Everything"
At least Mc Donald's customers will be able to identify themselves in this character...
"potential for habitable planets"
is this right? or should it be "potential for formerly habitable planets"?
A white dwarf don't strike me as a good candidate for finding habitable planets... Did I missed something?
Is there a El Reg unit for temperature?
Only for those who believed Elop. With such a sense of commitment, I wonder why he's divorcing...
Mine is the one I take whenever a female friend start talking about "going to the next step in our relationship". Prehemptive action is the best course of action in order to avoid divorce!
Curved glass? Apple (may) already have patented this thing last week
"The invention relates to a building made using building panels where the building panels may be glass, may include a plurality of glass layers, and may be curved. The building may include glass fins and glass beams for support, and a glass roof. The glass building panels, glass fins, glass beams, and glass roof may be connected together by a plurality of fittings."
Now they just have to prove the new Samsung can be used as building material. Not that difficult.
Sometime I wonder if I've got asperger...
... but most of the time I just think I'm just an asocial jerk.
And bears are catholics. Or something like that...
One day... one day... I'll enact my cunning plan :
- Record something. Anything. Hell, who cares. It's all about the business model.
- Setup a website advertising this record as "the one time offer of a lifetime", priced at 1 meeelion dollars.
- "Finding" a pirated torrent of the thing.
- Claiming the whole earth GDP as "profit lost to piracy".
Worse is... Jean Michel Jarre actually beat me to a similar stunt : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_for_Supermarkets
In 3D? only one reaction to have
woops... wrong one.
When I saw the title, I thought it was about Jeff Minter.
Indeed... She's awesome!
Smart, caring mother, geeky... and pretty on top of that. Wow.
She really deserve to takes the place of those vapid retards that pass for "role models" for young girls around the world.
Unfortunately, i'm afraid it won't happens.
Re: There's a ton of bollocks in the article...
Let's make it three then.
"...your plans to kill the president (of Belgium)"
They're right next to the plans to kill the king of the USA I suppose.
"they are supposed to know to close a Metro program that they have to drag it to the bottom of the screen"
I guess i'll have to lose the habit to temporary drag the application windows down in order to see the one right under them.
Nah, screw this crap. Any Win 7 still up for sale somewhere?
Re: I might have to....
A former friend of mine used to tell me that Korea was in south east asia. and thought I was confusing Korea with the Kamtchaka peninsula when I told her it was closer to the northern parts of the Japan (yeah, I was a bit wrong, I know)
She was from Korean origin, but adopted and lived in Europe all her life.
You don't have to be from the USA to be confused about geography.
... or just a VIRAL promotion hoax for the actress?
and it's unfortunately the case in most technical jobs. The few females in our crew get some strange looks at them when they DARE wear a skirt.
at least the "change my hair colour as often as Microsoft releases security patches." part made me smile.
Re: RussAmericonium perhaps?
Let's call it Snowdenium.
Here comes Brawndo! with electrolytes!
Gives people what they crave.
"modern TV programmes reiterate the plot"
Plot? What plot?
The land where it's easier to buy guns than to buy a pressure cooker.
We need a "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" icon :s
"Wars, famine and disease used to keep this in check."
Yeah, a good war, we really need one soon.
"a real scientist is sceptical of ANYTHING that is not proven"
Can't upvote that enough. :)
I'll even go even further by stating that several scientific advances happened when a few scientists were sceptical of something that was supposed to be proven.
<Any "scientist" willing to shill for the deniers can start their search for sympathetic funders here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_denial#Private_sector>
Here we go again. Any scientist trying to disprove the current scientific concensus is not a real scientist but only a sellout to the Big Bad Industry.
Still less ludicrous than quoting the Bible to deny climate change however.
I'm wondering if climate change is triggered by all the hot air around those silly debates.
The russians are right...
Deporting criminals to Siberia seems to be a good solution.
"100% legal battery not made by Samsung with a Samsung logo on it?"
Erm.... My bad.
If only... It's probably not a "counterfeit" battery, but just a cheap 100% legal one.
It might even be the same manufacturer as for the 787's infamous ones.
Re: Very unfortunate...
"They were smoking pot, they don't deserve a death sentence."
Sure... Blasting the neighborhood, going for a stroll with a machette, trying to rob people... The mark of fine citizens.
If they removed themselves from the gene pool in their attempt, I won't have shed a single tear.
Re: Sorry but ...
Those pictures remind me of the Total Perspective Vortex...
I'll edit the Cassini one and add a helpful "YOU ARE HERE" behind the arrow.
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015
- China in MONOPOLY PROBE into Microsoft: Do not pass GO, do not collect 200 yuan