82 posts • joined Monday 13th February 2012 09:12 GMT
What can possibly go wrong?
Re: Lofty goals
If you go to http://www.rigb.org/ there is an item in the menu on the left hand side called "Membership".
Through the Looking-Glass
I'm agreeing with Dominic Connor.
And the Trevithick steam car
The first self-powered road vehicle was another British invention - there's a replica doing the rounds which is worth seeing in motion if you can - the steering mechanism is especially entertaining!
The original scored many points for Britishness by burning itself out while the drivers were in the pub...
Re: Don't forget...
And don't forget Richard Pearse, born in New Zealand to Cornish parents, who probably achieved powered flight before the Wright brothers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pearse
Is ADO still incompatible?
Have they fixed the problem (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2640696) that programs using ADO compiled under W7 SP1 don't work on any other version of Windows and vice versa?
@Lee D Philp's are good, but Ann's Pasties in the Lizard are probably the best you can buy and as good as home-made. She'll deliver too!
Definitely steak, and NO flippin' carrots and peas! Are you listening, Greggs?
@Dave 126: "Pastie"
In the UK we spell that "Pasty", and as for it being a "snack", you obviously haven't eaten a proper one, which should be so voluminous that its consumption leaves you unable to move without groaning!
Detailed analysis revealed the sample to contain up to 17% equine contaminants.
Re: Brewing Time
@Psyx "At 10-15 Mugs of tea per day*, I think my boss might start objecting to that amount of time spent standing around next to the kettle."
At 10-15 mugs of tea per day I imagine he already objects to the amount of time you spend in the bog!
Re: Beauty returns to quantum physics
@Eadon - Most men?
Re: INteresting that something so *apparently* simple is still capable of improvement.
Do you really want to be stuck in a crowded place hearing everyone's banal texts out loud?
Re: Dark matter
@Boris "no galaxy can hang together under its own 'visible' gravity"
Only under our current models - but suppose our models are incomplete and that their behaviour is wrong under some conditions, in the same way as Newton's Laws fall down under relativistic conditions?
I think that our mathematical models may be incomplete or incorrect under some conditions, giving rise to the universe not behaving the way we expect all the time. That seems more plausible to me than the current explanations using Dark Matter and Energy.
I hope it disproves both Dark Matter and especially String Theory, my gut feeling is that both are wrong and they are sucking huge amounts of funding into dead-ends.
On the other hand, if they do have concrete proof I'll be happy to retract the above.
Re: The horror, the horror
Rather than disconnect everything, electricity companies actually connect as many lines as they can so that the induced power has many routes to dissipate through, rather than concentrating down a few and blowing them out.
Tablet computer has slot for SD card
Is this news?
Re: My Two Cents on A Browser Language
"* Free yourself from the retareded ideas"
Re: Just let it die already.
Ancient Egyptian survived as Coptic, still used in Egypt in the Coptic church.
Re: Whats the point?
BBC Alba is a Scottish service, why would they have Cornish-language programming? I think you meant Gaelic.
Re: Just let it die already.
Welsh was here before English, too.
Re: How about Windows in English?
I used to #define UK spellings for library functions in C++ but decided I needed to chill out about it and stopped.
Re: Geeks have macs too
"May this finally sound as a death nell"
That'll be a a "death knell".
Re: Compute time was billed at around £750-800 per hour
"Don't worry, the beatings will continue until moral improves."
I think you meant "morale"...unless that was deliberate and I missed it.
Re: Sound quality?
I prefer to listen to music through my audio equipment, not listen to my audio equipment through music, but this sounds (haha) a bit lo-fi even for me.
What is the quality of the sound output from the Pi?
That is as I feared. Oh well, gotta move with the times!
It would be good to have a new OS on my Nokia N810 which is currently an expensive paperweight. Bet this won't run on it though, maybe it's time to get a Nexus 4...
Re: It's the best theory we have so far
How about this: our models are wrong.
Re: Is there something in the coffee?
Because it is an indicator there might be alien life there. Isn't that exciting?
On the other hand
Scalar-tensor-vector gravity theory is claimed to be able to explain the effects attributed to Dark Matter and Energy. I sometimes think that I prefer the idea that our models might be wrong than that there are exotic forms of matter and energy out there.
Re: Best get those scientists out there to do their research
"would eating wales not be classed as cannibalism"
The trouble with eating Wales is the coal gets between your teeth.
"I usually make less mistakes"
You mean "fewer mistakes".
Radagast's bunny-pulled sled (no, I'm not joking) should be burned, the ashes ground into a fine powder, and the whole lot chucked over Rauros.
Peter Jackson generally got the LotR visuals right, but he sure knows how to mess up a story for no good reason.
Re: what? has no one else groked the first problem?
It did an unusually short burn for orbit correction (1.5 secs) and one of the reaction wheels wasn't happy with trying to maintain attitude, so Odyssey entered safe mode as precaution. This correction was 6 secs and it was able to maintain attitude successfully, so I presume it is OK now.
Hang on LarsG, I've got a link to a good restaurant review site you might find useful...