252 posts • joined 15 Mar 2012
Just had the bizarre thought that it's so big even the light in the photon sphere will take about 15 days to orbit it...
Re: What's 3nders game?
OKcupid is free for all (so you can message people for free) with charges for premium features. Core demographic seems to be twentysomethings.
Re: I call shenanigans.
The glove went for 1p, lol. I always inflate the postage charges slightly to cover the eBay and PayPal fees when I'm doing a penny auction otherwise you can actually lose money on a sale.
I call shenanigans.
I've unloaded close a £1k of old crap on eBay over the years, including a solitary left glove I found in the pocket of a dead man's bike jacket that came with a bike I bought off autotrader. It's no harder to use (when you can actually log in to it) now than it was when I started. They even have promotions specifically for low volume sellers although you get bummed on the fees if you're not a business seller.
The only significant change for amateur sellers is the new postage pricing which will be handy once I've actually managed to set up all the prices, lol.
Re: John Savard Watch the Funny Man!
To me, it looks like 'traditional black farming' is just Mugabe's cover story. He's deliberately crippled agriculture (usually, when the farms get taken over they're gifted to one of his cronies and asset-stripped) and the monetary system in order to keep the populace weak and create a dependence on his regime.
Food scarcity ensures that people spend much more of their efforts on acquiring their next meal and less on things that might be detrimental to the regime a la the Ministry of Plenty and (this is a pretty wild guess) imported food should be easier to control the distribution of than locally-grown stuff, ensuring that regions with more Mugabe supporters get fed better.
Hyperinflation can also be worked to an advantage. The moment a trillion-Zimbabwean Dollar note is printed it starts to lose buying power. The older that note is, the less you can buy with it. This means that the people closest to the mint (Mugabe's followers) are automatically wealthier than people further away from it, thus creating a dependence on the Mugabe Bunch.
"That meant the pilot had to get the jet into the air without scraping the tail on the runway."
As other people have implied, this is exactly the opposite of what the pilot would be facing- not being able to get the nose up leading to the aircraft charging down the runway at 200mph.
Re: More power to them..
I think that's pretty much what the plan is.
Re: Economists solving the problems the last one caused
For bonus points, in BradMet the housing benefit cheques go straight to the landlord. That's how my housemate ended up paying rent (after he'd started a job) while his landlord was, unbeknown to him, simultaneously cashing his housing benefit cheques when BradMet comprehensively failed to stop his benefits after he told them he'd started a job. 3 times. Though he ignored my advice of telling them in writing by recorded delivery.
Out of him and the landlord, guess which one BradMet pursued for benefit fraud and demanded repayment from.
Re: SICKING, DISGUSTING WATCHING!
Full marks for creativity in your attempt to both inspire a reunion of another 90's group I want to forget and living out your sexual fantasy re. them.
Re: Depression kills.
It also gives you negative recall bias so you'll have difficulty remembering anything positive and your usual confirmation bias, combined with a depressed mood, will make you focus on anything negative and disregard positive things. It's not always as simple hearing nice things about yourself.
You can have everything and still not have your health, including your mental health.
Re: Not just bitcoin has value.
"...or a laughing stock"
Or, as they're known in cryptocurrency forums, shitcoins.
"Top speed is limited to 87mph (140kmph) in the interests of power saving."
...and also of not melting the motor controller and setting fire to the battery pack.
Re: Maybe not the whole car....
They've been available on Fords for over a decade. However, the durability is crap (the tiny wires gradually break so that strips of the windscreen cease to be heated) and my parents have had a car come straight from the factory with a few duff wires in the heated windscreen.
Re: "heptane-based fuel"
The best bit about that sketch was the petrol-cheese switch on the back of the robot :D
The cops will still be sifting through the cack on their puters before working out what to charge them with. There's limited resource and suspected terrorists (and probably fraudsters too) are further up the priority list.
I might've mixed it up with that. However, the addresses are read off the packages by machine vision (supplemented by humans to cope with my mother's handwriting) for the automated sorting machinery so you already know which sorting office it entered the postal system at (pinning down the probable source to a particular region) and the destination; filling up a database with that info is all that's missing.
Royal Mail keeps a database of where every item was posted from and the recipient. Handy for traffic analysis.
Re: What is the solution?
There is psychological help; people caught with teh CP are now more likely to be put on probation with a treatment course (there's an Internet Sex Offenders Treatment Programme) than in previous years. They still get a criminal record and got on the Sex Offender's Register, though. Obviously, if they're making it or distributing it (especially for gain) they'll get the book thrown at them. It's akin to sending junkies to rehab while putting the hammer down on the dealers and manufacturers.
"5 year plans"... ...Russian automobiles
Seems to be about how long they last, unless they're fibreglass. Though Lada Nivas keep rolling with horrendous tinworm, if autotrader is to be believed.
Going out on a limb here...
With the assumption that you'll be able to post whatever you like as long as you're in Nashi.
"Disney and Lucasfilm are, of course, saying nothing about the plot"
'cos there isn't one.
You can recycle energy as well
Manufacturing glass from raw materials is way more energy intensive than recycling it so by recycling glass you reduce the total energy required for manufacturing new glass things. In a sense, you're recycling the energy that was put into processing the raw materials into raw glass.
Paper recycling, however, is more about saving the trees.
...to see how netmums reacts to the discovery that chip&PIN terminals create nonces.
Why are so many prototype science experiments made of gold?
Re: Cumming tartan?
*cough* urologist *cough*
Needs sounds effects...
...of Chekov doing the warp countup from Star Trek IV as it approaches maximum speed.
Also, why the hell do they need pressure adjustment? Is the lift airtight? Are the dynamic pressure effects so great when a lift is travelling at that speed?
Re: Getting as bad as motorcycle and car shows
I had a different misheard version:
Get up in de morning, making de breakfast,
So dat every mouth can be fed.
Me ears are alight, yeah.
Putting the 'sink'
Since reactor waste (including the knackered reactor) is usually buried, why not just cut out the disassembly stage and build the reactor in an underground cavern? Once it's had it, remove all the parts you want to keep and fill the voids with rubble and concrete. Dead reactor buried.
You'd have to pick your geology carefully but no more carefully than any waste storage site and the only operational risk this would introduce is the cavern flooding or bits falling off the ceiling in an earthquake. The cavern itself would shield the reactor from impact by energetic objects and the outside world from the reactor's gamma emissions.
Re: .. Fukishima Residents Never Allowed Home?
"Greenpeace say 200,000 excess caner deaths."
What the hell were the Chernobylese caning?
Re: living a lie
It would be fair to assume that as soon as anything threatens the wealth of their estates they would become as self-serving as anyone else. However, they seem less likely to browbeat the country into military misadventures than anyone else that's been in No.10 recently.
asbestos plume of rickets
What a delightful name.
Re: Mumsnet: "By parents for parents"
"#PenisBeaker, how did I miss that?"
By good fortune/the Grace of God/Inshallah/his Noodley Appendage/$DEITY.
Re: Mumsnet: "By parents for parents"
"Wasn't there some story on there about spaffing in a cup by the bed though?"
It was someone's story about her husband washing his nob in a glass of water post-boning. Not just once but as a matter of routine. It went viral.
PROBABLY NSFW, I DAREN'T CHECK.
...and the reactions
Information of value
Was there actually any to extract from mumsnet?
Re: An actual use for this
Yeah, nobody buys a GoPro for that. I was thinking along the lines of the cheaper, less branded crashcams that are knocking about. You could do this with a smaller mirror if the optics were completely custom made for it instead of it having to work with the existing GoPro optics but it's probably cheaper to use an ultra-wide angle lens and a second camera pointing in the opposite direction to the first.
An actual use for this
Would be dashcams. They're usually point forwards or straight back so they won't get a good shot of you being t-boned. A 300 degree field of view would also be useful for cameras mounted on motorcycles by ignoring the portion of the FOV that would be obscured by the rider. Similarly, 180 degree FOV would be useful for cameras mounted on the side of a helmet. I think the size would be a problem for helmet mounting, though.
Re: Helium is *very* hard to seal systems against
I'd rather have a hydrogen leak than some of the other propellants like hydrazine. At least it's effectively non-toxic (with a lower toxicity than oxygen) and disperses quickly, leak detection is probably a pain in the arse though.
Are SpaceX using LHe to cool the LO2 tanks?
One thing I love about Amazon operating separate national websites in Europe...
...is multilingual shopping around. The websites might separate but the backend logistics isn't. Find a product you want and then check if the price (after currency conversion and conversion fees) works out cheaper on amazon.de/.es/.fr. I bought a fancy monitor off amazon.es and it was shipped from *drumroll* Milton Keynes.
This is how you're s'posed to do it.
...for the first comment referencing Terminator.
Re: What you sayin' about battery size, el Reg?
If you want a self defence phone, the titanium shelled Nokia 8910 is probably a good choice for hurting people. Being olde worlde phones, they're also small enough grasp properly so you can put some force behind them without them flying out of your hand.
Re: Just what are they droning on about?
Yes but it would be treachery for any Comrade of the People's Republic to use the decadent West's search tools.
"North Korea has developed UAVs capable of attacking ground targets"
They obviously stole the design from somewhere, probably Tamiya.
We have sown the wind...
...and now we shall... *splutter* ...reap the... *wheeze*
I think I'll start selling...
...homeopathic distilled water. I could make my fortune!
I wanted to register Omni Consumer Products...
...and bid for one of the Police support contracts that Westminster put out but someone's beaten me to the name-
Slingshot around the Moon might do it
If you're not bothered about the outer planets. I guess you'd wind up in a solar orbit of around 1AU mean distance but at such a close distance to the Sun you'd be able to use solar sails to adjust your orbit fairly effectively.
Re: BitCoin or passwords?
BTC mining on anything other than ASICs is dead as of last year. Scrypt currency mining on GPUs is just about viable but the leccy consumption will eat a lot of your coins. I mined about £100 of various things (when converted to BTC and then GBP) in 6 weeks on a pair of GTX670s before giving up.
Scrypt ASICs are going to appear this year so GPU mining will be dead before Pascal hits the shelves.
Re: Lawmakers and the law
I distinctly remember that, when someone from the opposition asserted in Parliament that the Prevention of Terrorism Act was too broad and could be used on a variety of not-very-terrorist things, the response was that 'this is not the intent of this legislation'. Doublethink or did whoever it was think nobody else knew that the UK legal system hinges on the letter of the law, not the intentions of whoever drafted it.
Makes a change from councils using it to investigate your bins or to brand and entire country as a terrorist entity because they had the temerity to swallow the bitter pill in dealing with a banking crisis, instead of going berserk with the gaffer tape.
- Analysis iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?
- First Crack Man buys iPHONE 6 and DROPS IT to SMASH on PURPOSE
- First Fondle Reg journo battles Sydney iPHONE queue, FONDLES BIG 'UN
- TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab
- Vid Reg bloke zips through an iPHONE 6 queue from ZERO to 60 SECONDS