Re: setting an orbital record for a reusable spacecraft...
If they're talking Martian years, they could, just.
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If they're talking Martian years, they could, just.
the photon captured by the cesium cloud can then be released on demand.
How many would I need to make a photon torpedo?
When you say that PEOPLE should go to the
Mexican desert moons of Saturn, do you mean anyone in particular, or just some random folk? Would you, yourself, go there?
If you would like to go, I applaud you for it, but, as for myself, I will stay in my lead lined bunker.
As for "serpentization," are we sure they're not just making stuff up?
For a moment there I almost thought that you were trying to persuade us that these photo-shopped images were actually taken from space. Then I realized what day it is.
You had me going, though.
Now, where's the tin foil?
....who has noticed that the "comet" on which this "lander" allegedly sits is getting more sunlight and warmth in the exact same season as the Mexican desert? Coincidence? I don't think so.
You do realize that they don't _want_ to get pictures back, don't you?
My sources tell me that after the thing was placed in the Mexican desert some damn company came through putting up power pylons, thereby destroying the scenery.
We make a comedy movie in which the dictator of an (unnamed) East Asian repressive Communist regime loves skateboarding, and a heroic English speaking country decides to overthrow said dictator by infiltrating two journalists who are trained how to hack the Leader's skateboard and thereby effect his demise. Hilarity ensues.
What could possibly go wrong?
Mine's the one with script in the pocket.
And yet, there is still hope that camera-wielding nasa-friendly aliens* inhbabit the Mexican desert.
*Alien in the sense that they have a different nationality to yours.
This has probably been covered...I didn't bother to read all of nasty comments (almost all of which I agree with). In the past, I would scan the headlines, right-clicking the interesting ones to open in a new tab and then working my way through the tabs.
Apparently, "newer, fresher, modern...." does not include this "older, staler, archaic, yet USEFUL" way of doing things.
Interestingly, about two weeks ago I began thinking of all the sites that I had abandoned in the past 20 years following a "newer, fresher, more content" redesign. I got up to 30, although I know I missed a few.
that with all the brain power involved, they would have arranged to "land" in June or July when there is much more sunlight in the Mexican desert where they do these "landings."
Ah, well, back to the bunker.
"On Being Free" by Frithjof Bergmann -- should be required reading by everyone.
What great timing! If we leave now at about 1,000 km/h, we should get there just as something interesting is about to happen.
----> Because, well, it's Beerday.
........ and so that's why Sasha's term paper is late.
You say that the camera came on just as your half-dressed wife entered the room? Pix or it didn't happen.
Mine's the one with the sticky mag in the pocket.
if he considered releasing a paper airplane just before he pulled the rip chord? Then he could have added another record to his accomplishment.
At any rate, well done!
but what exactly is "the social enterprise sector"?
that someone is re-using the set where they shot all the Apollo "moon" scenes.
You're trying gin up (if you'll pardon the expression) the story with words like "elderly" and "oldster." The man is a mere 62. He (like myself) is just reaching his prime robot-fighting years.
(Paris because she, too, is no longer a spring chicken.)
You're joking, right?
So, we launch from a mountain in the middle of a continent, and if something goes wrong we just rain debris down on the populace below?
If it can be produced on an industrial scale, that means it will soon be affordable, meaning that it can't be used in F1 cars. Ah, well, back to the drawing board.
Sorry, but I'm not sure where they put the ANY key on those phones.
Well, she did notice that the signs changed from French to German to Croatian, and if that didn't deter her, why should a little thing like the Alps cause her to rethink her strategy?
I thought The Force was measured in Jedis?
"That might seem counterintuitive at first;"
This is in opposition to all other quantum effects which are intuitively obvious?
Barbie had boobies!
I just realized that when I was a young 'un, my sister's Barbie dolls spent much more time nekkid than her Ken dolls. I think that this was due to deep sociological and psychological factors that will be of the utmost importance to the future of humanity in the design of Barbarella-type spacesuits.
Where's my cash?
But what if it's cloudy?
The first thing I noticed was the absence of any kind of support gantry before the lift-off. How many millions of tiny corrections must they be making to keep that thing balanced?
Well done, SpaceX!
The money is going to the wrong place. If The Chancellor had wanted some return on his "aerospace" investment, he should have directed the money on a well-run, pioneering effort, which is to say LOHAN.
If you see this post, apparently pervs are still allowed to post to El Reg.
That is all.
(even though we all know that all of the "Curiosity" stuff was actually happening in a Mexican desert.)
There’s no hint that Dr Gómez-Skarmeta plans to try the same trick on sharks, thankfully.
Sharks are not fish. Fish have bones. Sharks have cartilage, rather than bones (although they do have boners).
Whether sharks have 5’Hodx, I have no idea.
I believe I just saw a documentary film about this chap. It was titled SkyFall or something like that.
So, Sasquatch is a hybrid of a human and an unknown species (which species, although non-human, is close enough to being human to be able to breed with humans). Which raises the question, what is the unknown species, and where did it come from? And why are there no descendants of the purebred version? And how could it have bred with humans 15,000 years ago when the earth is only 6,000 years old?
My head hurts.
The test was done with a border collie. All sheep have the same shape.
"red demonic eyes"
"knees which came up under its chin as it walked"
Until I see the additional attribute "insufferably arrogant" ascribed to the beast, I, for one, remain unconvinced that it is Wayne Rooney.
Some have theorised that the old Norse Bifröst may have been inspired by the Milky Way.
Or perhaps one of the great Norse heroes was able to cross back from Asgard to Midgard and tell the people what was on the other side.
What if the legends were literally correct?
Perhaps it was just my age, but killing Diana Rigg is traumatically, absolutely, eternally, totally evit.
I know he was just an actor, but I could never watch Telly Savalas in a any role, ever, again.
So, that's about 157 linguine per day. Guess they've got my GrandDad driving the thing. I've been wondering what the old guy was up to.
But they are awfully good at sponsoring Formula 1 races. We can't expect the lambs to be good at everything, can we?
Wait -- the Strategic Outsourcing Delivery department is being sent to India? Who could have seen that coming?
My goodness, but that's a lot of
pron legal data.
Pity Lewis didn't include a link to the video of the event. I saw it here:
The disappointment and confusion in the controller's voice as he tries to unsay "Liftoff" makes me hurt for him.
"... so called 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals ..."
What brought on this particular surge of venom?
I thought the 2nd Circuit was a well respected institution. Perhaps Faultline, a so called consulting firm, should have the work of their so called writers vetted by a so called editor before its published.
On the one hand, I can see where it looks like UF has its priorities all wrong.
On the other hand, in my two-plus decades as a programmer, I never had 90,000 people cheering me on as I tried to find a bug.
Plus, knowing that some of my best work was on a project that finally got optimized for the 8086 a mere 6 months after the 80386 was introduced......
I should have done more weightlifting.
Constrictors kill by squeezing with sufficient force that the pressure in the thoracic cavity is larger than the heart muscle can overcome, basically inducing cardiac arrest. (I saw it on the Internet, so it must be true.)
I might have missed something, but is Jennifer Lopez starring in Titanoboa vs. Megashark?
Because one of his stated talents is "Refusing to move," I would think he would make an excellent anchor during the inflation of the balloon, sort of like the gantry towers that hold rockets prior to launch. I'm willing to bet that the SPBW (Special Projects Burro Wrangler) could be persuaded to add her talents as anchor-tender by an appeal to patriotic and scientific duty, thus adding little additional cost to the endeavor.
When I first read the article I was less than impressed. Then I figured that the thing was over 17 KiloJubs. That is huge by any standard.
According to the video on this page:
the trams cruise at about 0.00000232 Ssx (sheepsecs).
Of course, there are several different types of trams in service, but I found information that one of these types has a maximum speed of 0.00000534 Ssx.
I hope that someone with better understanding of how to translate Jubs and Ssx to Norisses can furnish the final answer.