145 posts • joined 21 Jul 2011
I tried googling the correct option for the poll and haven't found the answer.
When I was learning to fly (about twenty something years ago now) we were all told
Aviate, Navigate, Communicate - In that order.
You see it all the time now - people walking, shopping, driving etc completely focused on their phones and not on what is going on around them.
I don't have a large onion that I can cut in half. Would a small onion be a suitable substitute?
Just Quelle Surprise
This looks delicious
It might even be an acceptable remplacant for Poisson pane entre deux tranches de pain.
To get the rocket that close after having already been through the launch phase and then a descent is still very impressive.
Keep going guys!
'business end of the bat mobile' - haha brilliant.
My other favourite is 'arsehole like the Japanese flag'
A drone made of bits of metal and carbon fibre could do serious damage to any aircraft that hit it. If it was ingested in an engine it would almost certainly cause major damage.
Does anyone remember the LOHAN project that was going to launch
last year / the spring /this Autumn?
At 1:05 on the video you will spot a lawnmower - it is a shed!
It's a tattoo on LOHAN's box and there is a photo of it online.
Sorry, still not a story
Nice intro, factual reporting and a little bit pazaaz! to finish.
The BBC could learn a lot from this.
Looks like GCHQ...............
Am I the only person who stopped watching the video when he called it a ZEE X Spectrum?
Useful when you want to print a BFD
a document of ~9000 pages
Will this be as secure as iCloud?
My cat's breath smells of cat food
Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide..........
Just a thought - how long is the ascent? Will the batteries have enough life to wiggle the servos all the way up and then all the way back down again?
Anyway it is Friday so have beer.
Does this mean you are getting closer to launching the feckin' thing?
I live in the sticks and commute in to London every day.
In the normal world (the sticks) most people do not walk around with tech on their person other than mobile phones which are generally in the pocket most of the time. Most people drive or walk to where they are going and when they get there they talk to other humans (we call them friends and acquaintances).
In London, almost everyone is using a tablet or laptop on the tube/bus/train/coffee shop/pub/museum etc.
I think you could say London is a target rich environment.
I can't wait for the Holywood film about this:
Brad Bodnar, a geek from Wisconsin who has always fancied the lead cheerleader from high school, launches his balloon. It then flies round the world until it reaches North Korea who are just about to launch a Nuke at the USA. Brad's balloon detects this (don't ask me how) and he then re-programmes it, you will see him furiously typing at a keyboard while lots of code scrolls up the screen and there is an animation of his balloon on the screen, the balloon descends in to the path of the nuke and destroys it.
Everyone is so grateful, especially the cheerleader who dumps her meat-head boyfriend and marries Brad.
President Halle Berry is at their wedding.
PS - Well done Leo - A pint to you.
Apparently tomorrow's Google Doodle is celebrating the first anniversary of 16th July 2013
Absolutely fair play to them.
Two pints to the teacher for initiating such and interesting project (although he loses one of them for not researching where space starts).
A sneaky pint behind bike sheds to the students for getting it all working.
The BBC can buy the pints and do the washing up afterwards for pretending to be a serious news organisation.
On a side note - did anyone see this today from the professionals at the BBC?
If you watch the video the most worrying thing is that the students and the teacher are all convinced they have been to 'Space'
No wonder those girls in the video need a bit of DIY - their voices are so annoying!
I know I am being pedantic but -
But is there any photos of inside the 'pod'
But are there any photos of the inside of the pod (it is a pod, you don't need quotes) and a spec (just the one?) of what it can do etc?
When I was a small boy, I used to watch the Marsh Warblers swooping in my mothers undercroft, and I remember thinking "Will LOHAN ever fly?"
If they manage to crack my password they will find a whole notebook I made about Web security and preventing DDOS attacks!
Was it a Revulva?
We have in a negative success situation!
As the OP said - It will become French law and the French will ignore it.
I bet the new adapter still won't fit in the HDMI socket on the side of my laptop (right next to the USB socket)
Ever tried putting one on in the dark?
I'm glad the office has emptied out for lunch
You must work for the media.
"It's not exactly stupid - most people are more inclined to say "March 14th" than "the 14th of March", after all. It just isn't hierarchical to talk about March 14th 2014."
Most people! You mean Americans and Radio 1 DJs
March isn't the 14th of anything. However most people understand the 14th 'day' of March.
Accidentally pinching the web of skin between your thumb and index finger whilst using pliers hurts like a bastard!
Before you ask - No I do not have webbed fingers.
Also - if you are unfamiliar with the phrase 'hurts like a bastard', try pinching your skin with pliers and all will be revealed.
Cool video here that explains how the Soyuz, undocks, de-orbits and safely returns to earth:
however if you were sat next to me on the train I would see you typing Shift-8 x number of times ;-)
I agree - don't go spraying all your sensitive data over a public Wi-Fi connection that you have no control over.
On a slightly related subject it seems a lot of people are getting lazy over data protection when in public places, especially on public transport. Many a time on my train journey I am sat next to somebody in their mobile office and can see who they work for, what they are working on, who they are communicating with, their username and password (I can see what you are typing - those asterisks do not fool me) besides a lot more.
Sochi seems so long ago now doesn't it?
There was a clue with the failing ring though......
"Average UK lifespan is 81 --- so he's currently, err, less than average."
It is now - but not when he was born ;-)
Be careful how you use statistics.
My father, although now not a heavy drinker, was a keen homebrew wine producer and consumer for about twenty years. He enjoys bacon sarnies, beef dripping on toast, vast quantities of cheese, butter not marg, coffee by the bucket-load and red meat every day - he does not like garlic.
We celebrated his 80th birthday in December by going for a slap up meal in a pub!
I would rather trudge round the shops than admit that I drive a Volvo.
33 years after it was first launched we can now print our own ZX-81
Spy agencies are spying on people!
and in other news, Scientists have discovered that bears do indeed shit in the woods.
And now the weather...