2102 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
To land vertically?
Fuel costs may actually be affordable but capacity and payload of the extra fuel necessary for this kind of thing would be huge. One reason NASA didn't consider it was not that the technology was too complex but that the rocket would have had to be 3 times the size.
Payload/weight have always been an issue in aviation and space flight and bigger does not always translate to better. Still good effort but I think the concept is a dead end unless gravity can be eliminated on earth.
On El Reg a few weeks ago?
Is this a low news day that it needs be to regurgitated?
And YOU want to tryst your data with the cloud?
Make it so much easier....
As one friend of mine experienced, waiting at a tube station an arranged internet date that did not arrive, she waited for the next one, still did not arrive. Finally she tried to phone, no answer but then a text arrived...
'Saw you waiting, didn't like the look of you so have gone to meet someone else'
After all the 'this is the fastest most secure browser ever'........
Thankfully I don't use it.
AC 13:45 opinions are valid in the context of the previous comments that have been made, he has not made a political statement and I doubt that he is uneducated.
'On 13 March 1996, unemployed former shopkeeper Thomas Hamilton (born Thomas Watt, Jr. 10 May 1952) walked into Dunblane Primary School Scotland armed with two 9 mm Browning HP pistols and two Smith & Wesson M19 .357 Magnum revolvers, all legally held. He was carrying 743 cartridges, and fired his weapons 109 times. The subsequent police investigation revealed that Hamilton had loaded the magazines for his Browning with an alternating combination of full-metal-jacket and hollow-point ammunition.' Wikipedia.
He killed 16 young children then himself.
The UK Government banned pistols outright and brought in stricter controls on all other firearms. Now to even own a shotgun you have to show that the weapon is kept securely, that you have a legitimate use for it, a police officer will visit your home, you will be checked for suitability, your doctor may be asked about you, your family will be interviewed and even your neighbours may be asked about you.
The NRA response to the similar incident in Newtown is to put armed guards into schools and arm teachers. Who will check the checkers?
That is a statement of fact. While it is impossible to eliminate every risk removing the general availability of weapons it helps, however to British eyes the response beggars belief and reinforces our view of the stereotypical American. To call someone an 'Asshole' for stating his views shows a lack of understanding and education on your part.
THE FACEBOOK STALKERS CHARTER
Yes to all you prospective STALKERS out there, you pays your money and hey presto you can now message those people who defriended you because of your deviant behaviour.
Only 50 cents a poke and that's no joke.
Amazingly cool and easy to repair
UK the leaders in cryptography until they began relying on Microsoft computer technology.
It's has obviously not been designed for the locals, they are not allowed computers....
End of the world?
Thank God I won't have to pay my tax bill....
They will of course only go for the ones they don't like, Israel will be safe, the UK will be stuffed.
Will the students leave thousands in debt or just a monthly payment to Apple?
Better watch out for malware and viruses, the lid might close at a most inopertune time.....
Or it might harvest your 'information' to sell at at a later date.
If an Iranian finds a spelling error in his work it is obviously down to the Great Satan America hacking his pencil and paper.
Paranoid or what?
I haven't bothered downloading Google Maps, I find it more fun using Apple Maps on my iphone as everyday it brings a surprise!
Like private 'vanity plates' on cars it's just soooo Chav.
Bring the price of a ticket down
And piracy would be solved.
Have you seen the traffic
In India, the way they drive?
They'll struggle to employ anyone.
Believe this lot over anything, if they walked in and told me it was raining outside I would check for myself.
They use this as a softening up technique, then backtrack but the real terms and conditions will be softened to what they wanted in the first place.
Its a sales technique, hit them with a high price, then offer a discount, only the discount never existed, it was always going to be sold at the 'discount price' anyway.
I say f**kem and watch them bleed during the exodus.
Is this exactly what EE is trying and doing to us in the UK?
accounts of the lives of people who think there every move is of interest to the rest of us when in fact they spout inane, useless, meaningless, miserable, boring, brain destroying drivel in an attempt to justify their self important role in society.
Their motto, 'I tweet therefore I am,' gives them justification for foisting their misery on the rest of us.
This will be the beginning of he end, most people become ad blind after a while anyway, or use a program to block the ads from playing.
Re: How would they know?
Yes but you still have to follow the law if the land.
Do you think you would get away with nudity on a beach in Saudi because it happens to be legal on a beach in Germany?
Is it ok to gamble on the Internet while living in New York when the site is hosted in the UK?
I'd be investigating
How so much money was made from a failed company and if this was already the business plan when they bought Comet.
Bit harsh 10 years
Especially when you consider all the positive publicity she got out of it!
Doing it for the consumer?
Yeah right, you mean dong it for the bottom line and profit you mean.
Their own Internet, unplugged from the rest of the world!
Now that's exactly how to keep the peasants under control.
China produce so many mobile phones, every shape and size, 3 sim, 4 sim phones with technology to match, 1,2,3,4 and now probably 5 core mobiles. They are all fit for purpose and if you want an iphone get a copy at a tenth of the price.
That's why no ones bothered anymore. Oh and you might just get turned down for a job if you have one.
I would like to know
How many times the banks have known about this kind of thing but have never bothered telling the customer. The onus is on the customer to find and then prove the loss.
That's what wives are for.
Now that it is harvest time, all your information can move and be shared by Facebook at faster speeds.
She is obviously an unlikable person that she so annoyed the jury they stuffed her three time.
Lady, get over here and have your case hear in a UK court, it will be a £5,20 fine per song but with the added bonus of getting a free flight home when being extradited. You can then claim in humane treatment and live happily for the rest of you life on benefits and have all you housing costs paid for!
Get the canoe out and don't forget the paddles.
It was always going to be this way,
A simple "fu*k you, there's no way you gonna get your hands on the net" prior to wasting all this time energy and expense would have been better.
I see it is time
To make some apple juice.
Re: How humiliating
I like the fact that no one can find me.
With their reputation I can't see any of them actually spending any money on it even if it is subsidised.
Microsoft know there will be so many returns when people realise that it doesn't match up to IOS
Or Android that they don't have a plan in place of how to recycle the unwanted items.
USA, "we own it f**k off"
You know, I know, there are people who want to own the net and in controlling the net want us to see what they want us to see and not what we want to see.
Shit, it's already happened....
IT(GOVERNMENT x TAXPAYERS MONEY) = DISASTER (100xOVERSPEND)
GOVERNMENT = COMPLETE F***KUP
A simple equation that like the many famous equations is a constant. It is so now, it will be so, forever so.
Re: Thank God
At least living in my leafy northern county with its intermittent mobile signal, wifi, 3G and limited broadband when I do take my mobile phone out of my pocket in the middle of the town to make a call I have a 95% less chance of being mugged for it.
This has only been foisted on London, whose population I have nothing in common with and lack any sense of sympathy for.
Living in the North has its benefits, we still use real money, have poor Internet access and variable strength mobile phone signals. The fresh air is an added bonus as is conversation when shopping or travelling on a bus.
I will not be moving house for this.
Re: Let me fix part of that for you
Pretty much describes all of them. Deserved up vote.
Rules being changed to stick one right up where the sun don't shine.
Being flippant is not always the best way to make friends but he does have a point.
Decision already predetermined and made.
The decision had already been made and predetermined by Facebook before they asked users their opinions.
It was a bit like the elections held in Iran.
"Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow had a more prosaic explanation: "I don't want to be unkind to the gentleman, but I believe he is extremely paranoid, even bonkers."
It's not often you get a Prime Minister with such insight.
Re: At least
So you bring it up? Good on you!
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