27 posts • joined 5 Apr 2011
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.
I would like to welcome our friends over in the colonies to the 20th century!
You will be cracked!
If the lord wants your password cracked then it will be!
Very impressive bit of video, done with a (Relatively) small telescope, I wonder why the people in charge of the project didn't do this weeks ago
Interesting how this group "knows what god hates"
If he "hates" a group of people then why did he create them??
All knowing, all powerful, all made up??
If the MOBO won't run linux or whatever I decide to use, then I will just refuse to buy it. If others do the same, then maybe when the manufacturers see their sales drop things may change.
Not quite correct
The piece talks about "it takes about 190 gigawatts to power the first stage of a Saturn V rocket"
This includes lifting the weight of the liquid hydrogen/oxygen fuel which makes up most of the launch mass. Since a laser launch system will leave the power supply on the ground the mass of the spacecraft will be MUCH less. It might be a good idea to have two or more seperate lasers, a power failure on take off could be nasty!
Pohl's Gateway, a book that just made me terrified !!
CGI Heechee anyone?
Pay for it twice!
"Bowie saw promise in IP-delivery for high-quality streaming that neither FM nor DAB were able to deliver, and commercial targeted 1:1 advertising of the type Spotify had used."
So... we have to pay extra for a radio that works badly, pay extra for batteries to feed the greedy thing, then be insulted with mindless adverts spoiling the programs!
I NEVER listen to any radio program that has adverts, they drive me crazy! TV I record and fast forward through the adds.