273 posts • joined 15 Mar 2012
Google it. Pretty expensive, though :/
Re: Then we're fucked
The wood fired plants are doing well because it allows them to hit their CO2 targets with minimal changes to the machinery. There isn't enough land mass, let alone arable land, on the planet to provide all of humanity's energy needs via biomass.
Also, photosynthesis is far less efficient at capturing energy than photovoltaics and you have the added inefficiency of converting the heat from burning the plants into electricity.
Read the Welt article...
...don't recall Vulture One being rocket powered.
Re: Useful debris
Yeah but try intercepting and docking with it. Just lofting enough fuel for all the manoeuvres would be an arseache.
I find it interesting that all the CO2 makes a beeline for the North Pole in winter, might be something to do with the greater degree of melting up there vs. the Antarctic.
for a more entertaining take on it
An actual outcome of this...
...will be an increase in the number of wildfires started by lightning, esp. as the researchers claim that precipitation will not increase as much.
Not so esoteric
"Alim-Louis Benabid, Joseph Fourier University, for the discovery and pioneering work on the development of high-frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS), which has revolutionized the treatment of Parkinson’s disease."
My dad had one of the first DBS units implanted in the UK (he was in a clinical trial) and it gave him about another 8 years of mobility.
Re: Who's going to flip the burgers...
Re: Heal UK!
I think you meant to use the 'Joke Alert' icon.
Re: Formula 1
ABS came from the aviation industry where the braking is almost always heavy, the runways are not always dry and, proportionally, you're stopping a car that's fitted with the wheels from a mini-moto.
Re: Can we just agree...
Mmmmm... Dr. Czerski.*
*I suspect that was the effect that the Director of Programming intended.
Re: Right Direction?
@Shrimpling - ...and they're late to that party, the Pegasus system is over 20 years old. The only thing I think they could beat it on is price.
The road to Data Protection Hell...
...is paved with good intentions.
Thanks for the NSFW warning on the 'turned it on' link
Dabbsy, you muppet.
Re: Article crap. Try this instead.
Yay, Skipton :)
'gives a warning before it goes bang'
I assumed that this warning would take the form of a plume of smoke emitted from the battery (maybe a hissing noise as well) but the reality is less fun.
The Finnish language is difficult, especially if you are trying to make yourself sound sexy
Moi, puoleensavetävä nainen...
Home taping is killing music...
...to the tune of £58 million.
Budget version already available.
Re: petrochemicals -- just, not fossil fuels
"And we can burn as much of these as we like with impunity provided (a) we achieve clean burn, no nasty soot or carbon monoxide or hydrocarbon fragments"
This is practically impossible, there's no chance of controlling the mixture and flame propagation well enough to completely eliminate all of these in a piston engine, that's why catalytic convertors were mandated. You can minimise the undesirable carbon compounds by running a lean mixture but you make up for that by spewing out more NOx instead.
A fuel cell is the best bet for a clean hydrocarbon 'burn' because of the degree of control it gives you over the chemical reaction but then you'd get all the extraneous chemicals in affordable hydrocarbon fuels trying to poison or cack up the fuel cell.
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.
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