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6 posts • joined 18 Dec 2006

Tea, Earl Grey, hot! NASA blows $125k on Star Trek 3D FOOD PRINTER

James Rouse
Coat

PC_LOAD_LETTUCE

that is all.

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Readers, we need you... for LOHAN ignition failsafe brainwaves

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Accidental firing in turbulence

To prevent acidental firing with a switch-under-tension design you just need to include a loop of elastic material like bungee cord in the balloon tether. This will keep constant force on the switch and filter out "noise" on the line.

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James Rouse
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Don't over think it

How effective is a parachute at that altitude? The air resistance is minimal so will it even fill up?

You can make it launch on balloon-pop with nothing more than a U shaped piece of plastic and a microswitch:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0GXS8iWaNWgN2V6ejR3N2ZjXzg/edit?usp=sharing

Excuse the poor drawing, I'm trying to get my fat hands to work with my new Galaxy Note.

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TRULY sinister blond madman signed for Bond 24, whisper insiders

James Rouse
WTF?

"who'll make Javier Bardem look like [...] Mother Teresa"

He'll make Javier Bardem seem even *more* evil? not possible.

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Brit boffins print blinking booze bottle labels

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"The BOPP film, manufactured by Innovia (which owns the UK trademark on cellophane), can then be wrapped around any product but it looks best on a bottle."

...and the Kinect can do all sorts of stuff, but it's really best as a game accessory. Adafruit needs to put up a bounty for reverse engineering this with home 3d printers.

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Nintendo Wii

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Specs aren't so important to some of us

I see a lot of people moaning about the lack of HD and comparitively low specs. Not all of us have the money to spend on a PS3 not to mention the additional hardware required to really appreciate it. A 720 HD LCD and a 5.1 surround sound setup arent exactly cheap, and neither is the PS3 itself.

The Wii is an attractive choice for anyone looking for a console for casual use. It's relatively inexpensive, with innovative (and not to mention fun) controls. The PS3's HD graphics and 5.1 surround sound might be really awesome for so-called hardcore gamers. Many of us are buying a Wii simply because its good clean fun. An absolutely perfect excuse to get the mates round with a few beers and some pizza.

Mario Kart is still a firm favourite with my friends after a night out. The Xbox usually sitting forlornly powered down on the next shelf.

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