* Posts by RedRichie

15 posts • joined 14 Jun 2011

How long until we can build R2-D2 and C-3PO?

RedRichie

Here's my attempt...

Hi chaps, I'm a member of the UK R2 Builders Club, here's a couple of pics of my droid:

http://astromech.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=87643&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_

GALLERYSID=36fdc2fb2072a49af6778fe4864f8097

http://astromech.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=87508&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_

GALLERYSID=36fdc2fb2072a49af6778fe4864f8097

It's only when you have to share living space with a lump of plastic the size of a washing machine that you realise what a fantastically unwieldy thing an astromech droid is! I wouldn't know where to start to make him even slightly autonomous. There are builders in the club that are working on it at a basic level (i.e. not running over kids at conventions!).

It's a fun hobby though. Addictive too - I've just started on BB-8 :)

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New flexible lens works like the one in your eye - and could replace it

RedRichie

Re: Asimov - Marooned off Vesta!

Ah yes... :)

Time to google it and refresh my memory!

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RedRichie

Asimov - Marooned off Vesta!

I can't quite remember (I read the book decades ago...) isn't this anopticon? Or was that something else...

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Volkswagen Beetle car review

RedRichie
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The previous Beetle was UGLY...

...and this one is even uglier.

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Job-hunting honeybees rely on 'meth' to find work

RedRichie
Facepalm

As opposed to UK teenagers...

...who use 'meh' to find work.

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Reader experts thrash LOHAN's mighty rod

RedRichie
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Umm... mighty flaps?!

Pioneering

Investigation (in to)

Spaceship

Surprisingly

Finds

Lester's

Ambitious

Plan

Stupid!

...or PISSFLAPS for short.

Actually, it looks great - really enjoying following this :)

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LOHAN checks into REHAB chamber

RedRichie
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LOHAN's mighty flaps...

Hmm... could it be:

Pressure

In

Space

Simulator

For

Launch

Apparatus

(in)

Pioneering

Spaceship

(PISSFLAPS for short...)

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Eddie Murphy heading for worst movie ever glory

RedRichie

Re: Pearl Harbor Sucked...

Pearl Harbor did indeed suck...

..but wow, have you seen Red Tails yet? It sucked so hard, my ears popped.

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Readers suggest LOHAN mount single mighty rod

RedRichie
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LOHAN's mighty flaps!

I propose a rod and pin configuration mounted at the end of the truss, hence:

Pinned In Static Start Firing/Launch Atttitude Pylon System.

...or PISSFLAPS for short.

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Laser used to cool semiconductor

RedRichie
Mushroom

Sundiver

Ahh, this takes me back to when I read David Brin's 'Sundiver'.They used a 'refrigeration laser' to escape the heart of the sun by cryogenically freezing the ship... (if memory serves me correctly... it's been a couple of decades since I read it...)

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Iran displays video footage of captured US spy drone

RedRichie
Mushroom

A country run by bearded religious lunatics that are trying to build a nuclear bomb?

I really can't fault the Yanks on this one!

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Ghanaian she-devil chews off bloke's 'nad sack

RedRichie
Stop

Tip off?!

"Bootnote

Thanks to Keith Kennedy for the tip-off. I think I need a stiff brandy now, taken with my legs firmly crossed, and our male readers are invited to join me."

Not so much a 'tip off' more a 'nad off'!!!

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Bullfrog Syndicate

RedRichie

Loved Syndicate

I was hoping this article was going to herald that the game had been re-released for iOS or Droid.

Oh well.. hope springs eternal.

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Dam Busters dog dubbed 'Digger'

RedRichie
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Missing the point!

I think you’re all missing the point here. Imagine a family of diggers moved into your street. You wouldn’t be happy about it, would you? And where there’s one family of diggers, there’s usually more diggers. Before you know it, the whole area is overrun with diggers, your house it worth nothing and your car has been stolen.

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