36 posts • joined 16 Dec 2010
I know I'm getting old ...
but what exactly is "the social enterprise sector"?
Good to see...
that someone is re-using the set where they shot all the Apollo "moon" scenes.
Stop being so dramatic
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.)
Re: Why not launch from altitude ?
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?
One less use
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.
Re: It's so retro, It'll be chic
Sorry, but I'm not sure where they put the ANY key on those phones.
Re: satnav blunder? Really?
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?
Re: An alternative unit of Force
I thought The Force was measured in Jedis?
Understement of the year nominee (already!)
"That might seem counterintuitive at first;"
This is in opposition to all other quantum effects which are intuitively obvious?
Re: Stop the Presses! New Research!
Barbie had boobies!
Stop the Presses! New Research!
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?
Re: ICBM's navigation
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 Wrong Place
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've seen him before
I believe I just saw a documentary film about this chap. It was titled SkyFall or something like that.
I can't believe I'm commenting on this....
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.
Of course it ignores shapes
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.
It's a matter of priorities
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.
It's the Priotities
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?
Using His Talents
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.
So how big is that?
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.
Your future is in the cloud
Computing resources will become a utility. Let's look at a couple of issues:
1) Security. Sure, you should be concerned about security. But most people have become pretty complacent about leaving the security of their money to the banks. As another example, if you collect gold bullion, you would probably leave it with people who know how to guard it, rather than keeping it in a shoe box under your bed. I was around back when people didn't want to trust their data to "bits" that they couldn't see, and preferred to keep everything in hard copy in a filing cabinet.
2) Reliability. The question is, What happens when the link goes down? Well, what happens when the electricity goes off? Of course it happens on rare occasions (at least where I live), but it is so rare that you just shrug it off and go on with your life. Perhaps the solution is to use redundant access points. (It seems to work for the Internet.)
This is a movement that is in its infancy. It will mature, and data storage and crunch power will become metered utilities.
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