* Posts by StephenTompsett

6 posts • joined 28 Aug 2012

UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

StephenTompsett

The 'Three point turn' demonstrates use of gears, clutch, accelerator, together with observation and judgment. Successful completion demonstrates a reasonable level of competence by the driver.

I suspect the reason for the proposal to remove it from the test is the problem of finding a safe stretch of road to perform the maneuver on due to the increasing number of on-road parked cars.

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Oracle Team USA sailors admit breaking America's Cup rules

StephenTompsett

Details of rules breach

http://noticeboard.americascup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/JN096.pdf

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Huge erections - or lots of small ones. Checkmate, mast NIMBYs

StephenTompsett

Questions to ask objectors

Do you own a mobile phone? 99.9% ob objectors will probably own a modern smartphone, in which case the followup question is: How do you expect to use it?

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Brit horologist hammers out ‘first’ ATOMIC-POWERED watch

StephenTompsett
Happy

Too many moving parts...

Hands are so steam-punk. An 'Atomic Clock" needs a digital display.

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Graphene plus molybdenum oxides yields faster electronics

StephenTompsett

Electical Engineering?

Has anyone ever considered using Molyslip to speed up an electronic device before?

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LG first to flaunt quad-core Qualcomm smartie

StephenTompsett

Re: 4-sided, Rounded corners...

No... This phone borrows it's aethetics from the entire history of handheld devices, if you want a device to be easily held by one hand and to fit comfortably in a pocket what other shape can you make it?

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