The big question
Are these strong enough to make a space elevator cable out of?
100 posts • joined 28 Feb 2011
Are these strong enough to make a space elevator cable out of?
If they don't know there's a password to ask you for, you're in the clear.
Was it that the impact on landing was too high, and caused the ram pack to wobble?
Surely if the Earth's rotation is slowing down, the International Earth Rotation Service need to work a bit harder at rotating Earth internationally?
The metric sizes being odd is quite simple: they're just the (largely pre-existing) Imperial calibres expressed in millimetres: 7.62mm is 0.3in and 12.7mm is 0.5in, for example.
As to why the original Imperial measurements were so, I have as much idea as you, although I suspect the same "we've always done it this way" is in play.
Matchlock muskets looked pretty feeble compared to pikes, too. Expensive to make, took ages between shots, didn't like bad weather either. I take it you'll be using a pike next time you go to war?
At least the books aren't a complete write-off: they'll be re-issued as "Middle-Management Barbie" next week.
You're under the quaint and old-fashioned impression that the people at the Job Centre are there to get people jobs. They're not: they're there to get people off benefits. This sounds like it ought to be the same in practice, but since it's a lot easier to sanction someone - thus getting them off benefits and chalking up a "success" - than it is to find them a job, guess what the system has become geared up to do.
Worry no more. Only once since the present electoral system was introduced (1948) have Scottish votes altered what would have been a Conservative government into a Labour one. A couple of times they've given Labour a majority or denied the Conservatives one, but in both cases coalitions were entered into anyway which would negate this. (Source)
Thus, the rest of the UK is quite capable of electing a Labour government when they choose to and, indeed, pretty much have to if the UK as a whole is to get one.
This is why ICAO (i.e. aviation) English uses "affirm" and "negative".
No, sports car racing gave us modern disk brakes. Specifically, the Jaguar C-Type, although the idea had been used on Lanchesters half a century earlier.
So now you know.
Stop, because that's what disk brakes are for.
Catalunya no és Espanya.
Get a tech writer: our tame ones seem to actually like doing it: http://www.techaddiction.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/techwriting_presentation.pdf
Gosh. Your in-laws have some unconventional attitudes to naming.
Paris, because they named a hotel after her.
Although equally, if it isn't a crime to send it by letter, it shouldn't be a crime to send it by Twitter.
The people of Britain do not have a choice. We will only get to decide whether we want red or blue Tories. The people of Scotland, thankfully, do have a choice. Vote Yes in 2014!
Since El Reg can't be arsed to start a topic on this themselves, here is one.
I suspect they're mainly doing it because some marketing drone has heard that it's the "in" thing to have an app.
Inevitable XKCD: http://xkcd.com/1174/
On Sea Harriers, they had to, at least if it was a warm day. They didn't have enough engine power to hover with more than a light weapon load. Search Lewis' other articles for "running jump jet" if you want the full details.
But you use wget on the command line! Command line == hacking. Have you learned nothing from Hollywood movies?
"Boris Johnson, people always ask me the same question, they say, 'Is Boris a very very clever man pretending to be an idiot?' And I always say, 'No.'" - Ian Hislop
As the standard response to someone worried about flying in an old aircraft goes: "How do you think it got to be so old?"
The RAF's pilots who don't fly will be a perfect match for the Royal Navy's carriers without any aircraft.
*Ahem* Did you not read the bit about them coming from completely different directions?
So that's another Apple thing that Samsung are actually just as good at?
I think you mean "England and Wales' contempt law reform push begins".
Where's the FTFY icon?
Brooks is 44, more's the pity. On the bright side, she has already been arrested by Operations Weeting and Elveden.
For reasons best known to themselves US operators don't use the IMEI blacklist, so your nicked iPhone is fully-functional in the 'States. Except for the Maps, of course.
To be fair, I believe they are just about to start enforcing the blacklist, like operators in most of the world have been doing for years.
Apple will countersue with their design patent on parallel lines.
I love the way the second hand *doesn't* move continuously. Or at least, it does move continuously for fifty-eight and a half seconds, then it *stops*, and clicks up to the twelve o'clock position as the minute hand moves from one minute to another. If I had found a replica that duplicated that feature when I was in Switzerland, I'd have got it. As others have noted, you can buy souvenir SBB clocks all over the place, but they're usually just a cheap (by Swiss standards) movement with a ticking second hand.
The other advantage of the taxed bag system no-one seems to have picked up on is that it neatly sidesteps the whole creepiness of having to present ID to throw stuff out. I don't know how the Dutch do it, but if UK.gov implemented this, you can bet they'd want everything logged and made available to the authorities for fishing trips.
A rapid and dynamic entry that took thirteen minutes to find the guy?
bcsthecharteredinstituteforit is not a union. Prospect, on the other hand, is. Not sure why you think all IT people couldn't join it.
I was going to suggest what Apple's response (at least to El Reg) would be, but the forum software said "The post is required, and must contain letters".
I think it's more likely that the message would be notification that the plans for the new hyperspace bypass are available for viewing at our local library.
Mine's the one with the towel.
"We cannot predict the new forces, powers, and discoveries that will be disclosed to us when we reach the other planets and set up new laboratories in space. They are as much beyond our vision today as fire or electricity would be beyond the imagination of a fish."
"If man survives for as long as the least successful of the dinosaurs - those creatures whom we often deride as nature's failures - then we may be certain of this: for all but a vanishingly brief instant near the dawn of history, the word 'ship' will mean - 'spaceship.'"
"This will actually fall down and you will fall and probably die"
Such a shame that this ringing endorsement of the flying car's safety credentials arrives just too late for Quote of the Week...
Is being called Neil mandatory?
No, but you can bet your ISP will behave as if it does. Just like the newspapers did with superinjunctions. <troll>I wonder if this could be a USP for a purely Scottish ISP?</troll> Anyone else remember Scotland Online?
*ahem* The M3 Lee/Grant.
Maybe that's what they mean by "drainage ditch".
No, no, no. You're just holding it wrong.
Isn't it obvious: being poor. Soon to be outlawed so there's one less thing in Cameron's Britain to offend the Chipping Norton Set.
Facts have a well-known liberal bias.
Aww. You got my hopes up there.
Not to worry, though. That nice Mr Cameron is busy generating votes for the "yes" campaign, mainly by opening his mouth.
All you need to do is mention something tangentially related to certain 8-bit micros, and an entire generation go squee.