Also from Camberwick Green Youth Court, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub up on arson charges. Shocking.
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"advanced nuclear power systems with complete fuel recycling ..."
Job done, take the issue of waste seriously and a lot of opposition will vanish, simple.
New reactor planned in UK, their solution for the waste? Leave it onsite in ponds for 60 years and let the grandchildren deal with it. Not good enough.
The so called God particle.
So called by the Daily Mail. It is not, absolutely not, and should never be, called the God particle by serious commentators. Or the Register. Please.
Truth and Beauty
Kudos to El Reg for avoiding the damned unromantic Top and Bottom.
Taking delicate things apart with a circular saw is just the sort of thing I used to get criticized for as a child. If only I'd known there was a career in it.
I like to think there's another robot under the table putting all the bits back together for the OEM market.
Would be interesting to see how many they sold if they actually never told people what it's for. It's a black box.
Then let Apple pull the same stunt with a white box and compare the sales figures.
Startling how all the smaller features change between the 2 shots. I'd assumed it was either the shadow angle changing or a pack of Clangers running for cover, but with only 5 minutes between shots the shadow theory seems weak.
Now if we knew the scale we could estimate the top speed of a Clanger in an emergency, good science and terrific PR. What a mission this is turning out to be.
I don't think the little fella with the baseball bat is going to take kindly to any humans getting between him and the robot Japanese schoolgirl. World domination is for a reason.
So still room to improvise and you can't ask for much more after a landing like that.
Oh Beagle 2, Beagle 2, where was your luck?
Really just hours to go now, magnificent.
I find the idea that we might actually SNAP it like a dry twig is adding another rich level of intrigue to the thing.
Perhaps we could have another mission to land on the other bit?
Sure, ye ney sayers, all radical tech seems strange at first, but if history's any guide in five years we'll all be wondering how we ever got along without one.
Personally I''ll be keeping a weather eye on it, letting the front end users iron out any kinks before I take the plunge.
Re. the picture;
Given the budget I was expecting a slightly bigger crater. Almost disappointing.
I've thrown parties that made more mess than that.
Terrific, delighted. I've often felt that what humanity really needs, at this critical stage of our evolution, is a colossal hypersonic cannon.
Super-cooled fluids all round.
To be un-smutty, is there not a theory that these genes are a shared inheritance from a common ancestor and not inter-breeding at all?
Though truly if we could find any evidence of brewing, or even distilling technology prior to 60,000 BP the balance of evidence would swing powerfully back towards the shagging.
As a generic thing, before the mission profile is defined, can we have Kamikaze Altitude, Record Driven, Ale - Science Hybrid, Inter Atmospheric Nonsense?
Or if we're looking to get ahead of ourselves, designwise, then Kite Assisted Rocket Driven Aircraft for Super HIgh Altitude Nonsense.
Wonderful, wonderful stuff (Ladies and) Gentlemen. A learning centre in the dusty remoteness, connected to hardly anything at all by the skin of it's teeth, getting £100???????? worth of battle hardened advice from front-line officers, gratis, proposing solutions that are themselves free, done and dusted in 48 hours flat with a chap on the ground ready to execute. Wonderful,wonderful stuff.
Let's hope El Reg stays in touch.
Anyone remember the old "A Meeelion people do the Times crossword every day / Imagine if they did something useful" Disinformation schlock TV thriller from the 80's? Russians planted some Infernal Device, emitted Bleeps/did Nothing/Baffle the Boffiins type of thing.
At one point a young woman with a certain curl of the lip got out of bed wearing only her knickers, had Norh Sea Trawlers in it, all ended badly, Bomb.
Can't remember what it was called but funnily enough, to this day, women with a certain curlp of the lip...
Aaaanyway, this is rather like the opposite of that, if you see what I'm saying.
Well Valeyard, I've read up on all this and you're spot on except for the HDMI bit. Yesterdays tech mate. Plus you only probably have to have put the cat in the box.
Searching for the invisible with the unserviceable.
This wouldn't be a government operation at all?
Down my end we have Cider and therefore an annual Shin-Kicking Championship, something I hope these fellows are not aware of.
That video made my blood run cold....
Isn't this just wonderful, wonderful stuff?
Here we are knocking on the door of quantum computing, contained fusion, Human cloning, the colonisation of Mars....
But Ice Cubes? That's a tricky one.
Almost makes you nostalgic for religion; at least you knew where you stood.
Very nice SPB but the young lady looks less convinced, you sure she likes mushrooms?
Re: Streetview shot
EU loans mate, didn't end well.
Re: so when do you stop with the analysis...
Surely the evidence is already in man?
We apply Occam, we note the bacon buttie already exists, we chow down.
No doubt the red sauce heresy will rumble on but these so called alternatives will fade rapidly as people realise you actually have to BOIL THE FRIKKIN SPUDS!
Jesus, there are INGREDIENTS in some of these things! You have to LEAVE STUFF IN THE FRIDGE OVERNIGHT! There is the very real chance of WASHING UP!
Re: Great artery-clogging food
Re "BTW, if you are little worried about your arteries, you can just boil them, garnish with fried bacon and eat them."
Sounds delicious mate but I need mine to circulate me blood
Re: Opposite Viewpoints are not wrong, unpopular but neccessary.
Never mind the one-world-government- bald faced-lie-conspiracy-to collapse-economies ranting, you nail yourself as a religious crank when you say "I will say this now and forever"
Never mind new evidence, never mind new research, never mind unfolding scenarios, you will say this now and forever.
And rational people will not be listening.
All nice and sunny, yes...Just like a holiday.... Unless you live close to sea level of course, but that can't be more than, 75 perhaps 80% of us.
Lewis is a Parish Vicar of the new dogma so can't afford to be balanced or logical. He has his Holy Trinity to sustain.
Weapons, High Technology and Acronyms.
Sometimes all three come together in one project and he can be seen facing West towards the Pentagon, bowing down and gibbering ecstatically.
Does make The Reg look silly on some big issues but that's religion for you.
This is just factory farming by another name. I want my pork hand-sketched by artists in a respectful, sustainable manner.
Re: The Usual Silliness
Thanks JGT for actually answering rather than just downvoting blindly.
Recycling. As I understand it this is strictly for the high grade, spent fuel rods etc. Can it do anything about the countless tonnes of medium/low grade stuff? This stock seems to just expand every time you handle , measure or move it.
Burying it I can understand but the time frame, the geology, the politics.... Seems like a slightly polished version of dumping it in the oceans.
The subduction zone seems tricky as this is not a rapid process, is deep under water and involves very high pressues. How do you contain and monitor the stuff for so long?
Launching it into the back of the sun has long been my personal favourite and was my top choice for a Millenium Project worthy of an advanced species. (Sadly we built a big tent instead, but then we are only an advancing species.)
Re: The Usual Silliness
Thanks UMACF24 for a proper answer.
"Reprocessing", didn't we try that? Didn,t go well I think.
"Remain in the cores for a long time." I realise all these solutions are going to involve long time frames but it can't stay in there forever so are we then back to reprocessing?
"One ton per year per reactor" adds up to a heck of a lot of tons worldwide, of the really ugly stuff. I don't lie awake at night in fear of terrorists or rogue states but I don't see the wisdom in the human species to keep all that power contained.
Yes 300 - 500 years seems almost do-able set against time frames in excess of our history as a species but again the reprocessing, (and all the waste created by that)
"Operations." Understood it's low grade but there's an awful lot of it and again the solution seems to be "wait."
"In face of the prize" There's the rub. I love nuclear power, I'll eat the risk of accidents, releases to some extent but we can't pretend we know what we're doing until we have working, rational solutions to the question of the ever-expanding kilo tons of physically and politically toxic waste products.
Re: The Usual Silliness
So you take all the gloves, clothing, tools, shielding, end-of-life components, decomissioned reactors, pipework, instruments and the containers you stored them in and you pile them in a room along with the gloves, clothing, tools etc. you used to move them and this creates electricity? Without creating more waste?
Serious explanation please, what do you do with the waste?
Re: The Usual Silliness
Upvoted JDX, plus the simple point... WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE FRIKKIN WASTE? Seriously scientists, tell me, what do you do with the frikkin waste?
> Consciousness mentioned in physical process description
> The future.
Re: Layer of insulation
Nice one Auditor, nice one. With the sickening absence of lasers aerogel is a minimum.
So any chance this was created by, for instance, a robot lander that, for instance, delivered "30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivering more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second. The energy from the laser exciting atoms in the rock into an ionized, glowing plasma?"
Or, for instance, a shark?
In the space walking game ther might not be an afterwards. I'd definitely get mine in early.
A six and a half hour walk is no joke, the dog must have been knackered.
Re: Anyone else...
Well they've come a long way from the early days of Gemini, (German Engineers, MoNkeys, Ignition!), good luck to them.
Notice that rock had some fairly well rounded corners? NASA needs a good lawyer, rapidly. One can't run around vapourising other peoples' intellectual property.
It's all good fun until someone loses an eye
The hat/glasses thing is actually a pretty good look.
The robot is shit.