I still don't understand why any sane adult would ever want or need to own a gun.
58 posts • joined 5 Apr 2011
I feel so sad that we can no longer get beyond low earth orbit. What a pathetic species we have become.
(BTW, at my funeral (which I have planned in advance) the use of the phrase "passed" is banned, I will be dead and I want no wimpy euphemisms about the fact)
"less than 60 minutes" to get into a suit if there is a sudden depressurisation?
I would have thought 60 seconds would be more suitable, or dose NASA have a different meaning for the word "sudden"?
"successful attempt involved the man’s penis being punctured by a 20ml syringe and pink needle to release the stored blood."
Why a "Pink" needle does it just look nice or is it a technical term I have not heard of?
Re: My death
"Look on the Bright Side of Life" from the Life of Brian is the music I have chosen to end my funeral, I also specified that they use the cheapest coffin/body bag (no point using good beer money to feed the flames or the worms)
I have thought about my death, I have planned my funeral, arranged the music, everything, the first line in the plan is "At the funeral there should be no priests, vicars, ministers, shamans, witch doctors or other peddlers of superstitious nonsense."
When I'm dead the doctors can take whatever gloppy bits they want for transplant or research, the rest can go as cat food, makes no difference to me as I won't be using them.
After death you will only exist in the memory of those who knew you, asking where you go after that is like asking where the music goes when the band stops playing.
I hope he feels better
I hope Mr Turing feels better now.
My printer not HP's
If I buy a printer it belongs to me, I can put whatever ink I want in it, if I use crap ink and it screws the printer up then that's my problem and I would not expect to have it fixed under warranty.
Why should HP or any other manufacturer prevent me filling MY machine with liquefied dog turds if I want to, what has it got to do with them?
I had the same issue, spent an hour trying to find out why a copier "always jams when we add new paper" It worked perfectly for me every time, then I asked the operator to show me the problem. She added a ream of paper - still in it's packet and pressed the copy button. I was tempted to ask if she was allowed out on her own!
Ahhhh.... I thought our new PM was going to be Imelda May!
Just being picky
So, he's looking forward to " enjoying the scents and smells of Planet Earth " What makes a scent a smell, or a smell a scent?
Either way it probably smells better than living in tin can for 6 months!
Never understood the point of an Apple watch, you pay £300 for it and it does nothing if you don't have an Iphone to go with it. How hard is it to pull a phone out of your pocket anyway?
I was once asked if the copier could do "double sided transparencies", they never explained why the wanted to do it!
I don't ...
I don't give a shit, but if I did I would give it to you.
You do get many idiots on mountains, I remember many years ago (when I was at least half fit) returning from climbing the Ben in February, about 4:00 pm, just getting dark, meeting a group who were just starting to climb, they asked me "How far is it to the top?" They didn't realise that it was at least a 4 hour climb, it would be pitch black in another 30 minutes and at that time of the year they would probably die as they were wearing trainers and jeans, no rucksacks so no extra clothes, food etc.
Am I missing something here?
The bad guys scramble your PC and demand a ransom to fix it, so just re format, re install and restore from your off site backup (if you don't have that you shouldn't be running a business in the first place)
It's not a boat, it's a ship!
(You can put a boat on a ship (think life boats) but you can't put a ship on a boat)
Re: I'm glad
Harder to climb in winter, another 2 or 3 meters of snow on top!
As someone else said, "Rocket science is easy, rocket engineering is hard!"
It makes me feel sad that they have to use the shuttles for bits just because no one will pay to do the job properly
Another thing to throw at the creationist nutters who say evolution is false!
My (work supplied) Tosh craptop had the function keys turned on by default, so if I pressed F5 to re load a page it kindly turned off the wifi!
I eventually found a utility to turn the function keys back to their correct function without having to bugger about with a FUNCT key every time.
Can't keep a good lander down!
It's a good thing it's a long way from earth, a thing as indestructible as that could cause havoc if it got back to Earth!
Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'
Just another fuckwit
Basicaly he is what is known as an IQ-Zero
This nutter thinks that every animal in the world lived within walking distance of Noah's house!
Did the photo really say it had 880 KV motors? 880 thousand volts, what kind of battery has it got? (I want one!)
Looks like shit
Why is it so ugly?
The flat square corners make it look cheap and nasty. They may improve the icons in the final version but I suspect the rest will still look like it was designed for a 5 year old.
On security, I read somewhere that everything you type is sent back to muckrosoft to "improve the search features" I don't think I want to use this for online banking (or anything else!)
A small metal tin, capacitor soldered to top and bottom, lid insulated from main body with clear tape ,,,, charge to about 400 volts and (carefully) leave it on top of someones paperwork.
I can be amazing how far this thing can get thrown and you get to learn a lot of exciting new words!
I don't understand the point. I have a watch which lasts around 18 MONTHS on one battery, is waterproof to 100 meters and it tells the time, it costs a fraction of this ithing too.
I read somewhere that it can make phone calls... is that true or is it just a link to an iphone?
The rest of the apps seem trivial and/or pointless, just duplicating what you already have on your phone (is it so hard to take it out of your pocket and use it?)
I have been insulted lots of times, no problem. Am I better than their poxy little god?
If a religion can't take a few insults it must be a crappy religion to start with.
Fantastic, I can't wait to see the pictures
I managed to see a shuttle launch several years ago, if I remember correctly we were about 5 miles from the launch site..... it was the loudest thing I ever heard! It was the first launch since the one went kaboom on launch.... the cheer when the SRB's separated was even louder!
Spell check fail!
Just wanted to point out that "clouds of sulfuric acid" should read "clouds of sulphuric acid"!
Am I the only one who wonders about the effect of reflections from a curved screen? On a flat screen you can position yourself so that reflection is not a problem, but with a curve, wherever you sit you will see it.
Well done to the lad, we need more teachers to offer this kind of support, let's just hope they don't kill his enthusiasm over the next few years.
What is needed is a way to make pigs glow with infra red, them we could have self cooking bacon!
Re: REALLY really good book about this
Yes, I read it about 6 months ago, I remember a nicely gruesome description of the effects of high G deceleration on rat testicles!
Not a fan
I had the pleasure of driving a hire car on Monday, it had a DAB radio fitted, so I thought it would be a good test to see if mobile DAB is as bad as everybody seems to think it is.
I have no idea how good the quality of DAB in a car is, because having spent a day driving around between Doncaster and Lincoln I failed to pick up a single DAB station.
So glad I didn't pay to have one fitted in my car!
Phil Plait for Prime Minister!
I may be missing something here, but people are talking about storing files on skydrive and having a local copy, if I have a local copy why do I need it on skydrive as well? I have my own off site backup so security isn't a problem (more secure 'coz macrosoft/NSA can't get at it!)
It seems strange that Mr Snowden is accused of spying because he revealed that the government is spying on it's citizens!
I heard the news and just thought "Shit... too soon"
I have only recently started reading his sci fi ... very very good, I like the way his mind works. This is very sad news
Re: Well done mozilla
Try Cyberfox 64 bit FF... works great for me!
I don't want Targeted Adverts, I don't want ANY adds. I block them whenever I can on my PC, (admuncher is a great help!) I only watch time shifted, recorded TV and skip past any ads. I don't actually care that the ads pay for the content, I just don't need to be insulted by them, if I want to buy something I do some checking, look at reviews and then decide, ads are pointless.
The pope should be ashamed to show his face in public
The pope should be ashamed to show his face in public, the church has billions in cash, property and art, yet it still tells poor people who can't afford to feed their families not to use birth control. When he gives his wealth to the poor and shops all the pervert priests to the police I may start to listen to him. (but I will probably still think he's talking crap)
We need more like this!
We need more teachers like this, my old physics teacher was a total nutter... lots of bangs and fun stuff... ruined my life and turned me into a total geek.... thanks!!
I never walked on the moon, never will... but I met a man who stood on the foot of the man who walked on the moon! This guy walked out of a hotel room in the US and stood on the foot of a guy walking past... Mr N. Armstrong!
I don't care what it's called... it's still pig ugly!
It looks like it was designed for a retarded 3 year old, it MAY be ok on a tablet or a phone but on a desktop I doubt it.
Stick your adverts where I can't see 'em!
I try to block all adverts, any that slip through I ignore, If I want a product I will search for it - I don't want it cluttering up my screens. For the same reason I never watch live TV, I record and skip through the crap.