117 posts • joined 13 Feb 2012
If ever there was an old case that just needed updated innards...sigh.
Jonathan Creek? And wasn't it someone's ashes?
"The satellite was apparently fired into orbit around the Earth in January 2006"
Only "apparently" fired into orbit? According to the ALOS website, it actually was fired into orbit, at 10:33 on January 24, 2006.
...first aired on Radio 4 actually.
Does this mean the end of the Dark Matter theory?
"This mission may not have been succesful" - all they did was get a rocket to launch without exploding, navigated it to the Moon, soft-landed on it and deployed a rover which moved around the surface, did analysis and took pictures. Sounds like a total failure to me...
Re: "I know absolutely nothing about the black holes..."
@Denarius: "his longevity after the ALS diagnosis has puzzled me"
Occam's razor: he doesn't have motor neurone disease, but something else with a much longer decline rate.
Re: Hang on a minute...
@Lost all faith... "it is also allows for error correction and put's "
Should have bought that Apple... ;)
Re: A lot of risk was taken for the Moon landings
@cambsukguy I think I'm right in saying that the LEM descent and ascent stages used different fuel tanks, so the fact Armstrong landed with so little remaining fuel didn't affect the take-off.
Re: Next Sussex Police?
Being convinced is a crime now?
Re: Lurch on lift off
The crew compartment of the Shuttle used to rock by something like 6 feet when they fired the engines, and it was released as it came back to vertical, so I presume it wasn't unexpected.
Re: great idea
If it's running Android, won't MS still get money from it?
Re: I just think it's a shame
RiscOS runs on Raspberry Pi, so you can have a very cheap RiscOS machine these days. It's amazingly fast as the OS is very small compared to Raspbian.
The headline gift that keeps on giving...
Re: 501 days of fun..
+1 for the Goons reference.
Re: Obviously the future.
The main reason I still wear a watch is to stop myself from feeling that something is missing if I don't wear one.
Re: From a Nexus 4 owner
Mine would happily slide off the for-all-intents-and-purposes-horizontal wooden-topped bedside table until I bought a case for it. Very slippery indeed.
Re: So, the BBC CAN still sink lower
As I remember the myth/truth, it was "The bloody thing's stuck again" when a door failed to open, and it was cut from the original broadcast despite being whistled...
Re: whatever will they do next...
If only they had given us some sort of opt-out so we didn't have to see our face next to an advert...oh, hang on, they did, clearly shown when you log in. So what was your point again? Do you think Google should provide free services from pure altruism?
Re: Just buy a beaglebone black.
...or buy an Arduino TRE when it's out, that should do you.
Re: DAB. Don't want it. Don't need it.
@JimmyPage "Anyway the only radio worth listening to is Radio 4."
Radio 4 Extra for usual listening, plus the occasional comedy on Radio 4.
Re: Why oh why
Apple needed a 64-bit phone because no-one else had one, now everyone else needs one because Apple has one.
"But the researchers warn that Zmap also has serious implications for the security industry if malware propagators cotton on to the technique."
Let's hope no-one spreads any information about it then....oh.
You know you're getting old when...
Either they deliberately picked the youngest members of staff for the video, or I'm getting old. Sigh.
Doesn't sound very bright to me.
"Throw in the fact that during the seven minutes Curiosity wasn't able to beam out so much as a single packet"
Is that right? Detailed analysis here: http://trs-new.jpl.nasa.gov/dspace/bitstream/2014/43040/1/12-5149_A1b.pdf
"The leaked letter also contained some other interesting tidbits,"
In the UK, the word is, appropriately, "titbits".
@Destroy All Monsters "It is pointless."
Welcome to modern art.
Re: Sauce for the goose
Where did I state that our rover was the most interesting thing there?
Re: Faintly depressing...
There's not "fuck all there" - there is a nuclear-powered rover made by humans which we managed to safely get off this planet, through hundreds of millions of miles of space to precisely land on another world, and which is driving itself around looking for signs of past life.
Personally I call that pretty amazing.
"or if you have a suitable Android phone you can yous the IPS passport reader app"
Not sure where to begin on that one.
They have TB in cattle in New Zealand, but no badgers. If we killed off every badger in the country, TB would almost certainly find another transmission vector.
It was discovered some time ago that the factor that has the highest correlation with the spread of TB is the movement of cattle around the country, but it seems there is little enthusiasm for rearing, slaughtering and selling meat within the same area...odd, that.
Not sure why BBB went with JS and the Pi with Python. It makes sense with lower-powered chips to get as close to the metal as possible.
What can possibly go wrong?
Re: Lofty goals
Re: Psion Series 5
The 5mx was the pods. The hinge is broken on my Series 3 but it's still limping on as my alarm clock.
Re: Declining number of speakers you say?
Possibly because Cymru is the name of the country, not the language?
Why does the Welsh language attract such hatred from people (mainly English) who don't speak it?
There's a Nobel Prize in answering that one!
If our current models don't predict the structure of galaxies without dark matter, and no experiments have found definitive proof for dark matter particles, maybe it's just our models which are wrong?
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.
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?
- Review 'Mommy got me an UltraVibe Pleasure 2000 for Xmas!' South Park: Stick of Truth