48 posts • joined Wednesday 31st October 2012 12:48 GMT
Re: Stupid Israelis
Reminds me of this...
Too much methane
>>cut back humanity's reliance on huge herds of methane-spewing cows.
Spewing?...I thought the methane came from the other end.
In the top 30!
At the time of writing this post Lester is no. 29 (out of 5075) on the leaderboard of monies raised for charity.
Well done mate!
Nicely planned and executed Lester
and congratulations on raising over a grand for charity.
<< Congratulate yourself with a few of these over the weekend
Re: "The rocks driving the geothermal plant have a temperature of about 242°C."
>> What does that equal on the 'homes this could power for how long' scale?
That won't help. We need to know how many olympic sized swimming pools it could keep warm for the next 10000 years.
>>I can't wait for the follow up: "How I Lived For A Week On Senokot Powder And Bran".
Nah, it'll be titled "How I reclassifed The Battle of the Somme re-enactment park as a brown field site..."
I! love! the! house! style! myself!
Re: yep... security is the key point.
>>I just get pissed at people quoting savings when they should be quoting costs.
No you don't, you get "pissed off". To get pissed means to get drunk.
Please don't pollute these forums with yoof speak.
>>They're the McDonalds of terrorism, but the bacon sandwiches probably aren't as good...
I don't think that the things they serve at McDonalds count as bacon sandwiches....
Please see http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/05/bacon_sarnie_result/
Re: But How
If they model the robot behaviour on HDN drivers in the UK, all they need to do is dump the parcel on your doorstep and bugger off.
Re: Nikolai Markus - Bushes (Norman Cook Remix / 1999)
Surely the best backing track would be the great Ivor Biggun's "Dorothy Please Trim Your Hinge (misprint )"
It looks like the face recognition technology...
...doesn't extend to donkeys' faces. I wonder if other animals will have their privacy invaded in this way as the black opels continue their journey around Africa?
What a shame
I feel for the employees whose jobs are under threat from this development, I hope they are able to find new work.
Sadly though the writing has been on the wall for some time. High street retailers who concentrate on one are of the market like HMV and Jessops have really had the rug pulled from under their feet over the past few years. Locked into long leases on some of the stores with no flexibility when times are hard has meant they are just not agile enough.
The strongest high street retailers seem to be those who have product lines crossing many categories such as department stores - perhaps that model is the best hope for the future?
Re: what you did there, I saw it
and don't forget that they "thought outside the box"
Absolutely, they should enshrine this in the law. All the messing about with double negatives and inverting the meaning of two adjacent tick boxes is obviously designed to confuse users, there can be no other purpose. Companies who do it should hang their heads in shame.
Re: Printed copies of photos are pointless...
That might be true of prints knocked out on a colour laser or cheap inkjet, but if you use one of the high end printers from Epson or Canon that use pigment inks, and then look after the prints properly (as you need to do with chemical prints), their lifespan will be comparable to chemical prints.
Re: Explanation wanted
Well this year is 2013, which in hex is 7DD. Perhaps the "DD" part of that distracted the coders and the bug slipped through?
It would be funnier if the break in was in the style of the master criminal penguin from Wallace & Gromit and the kilogram was swapped for a pound of Wensleydale cheese.
Re: Evans Business Park, York
Spot on – it pi*ses me off that these “middle ground” exchanges – too large or not rural enough for subsidy but too small to attract LLU or FTTC – get left behind in all this. There’s no competition to drive BT to do anything , so we’re stuck.
Re: I have nukes
>>I have nukes, so there.
I'd be careful saying things like that on the interwebs, you'll have the black helicopters overhead and SWAT teams kicking in your door if past experience is anything to go by...
"the fact remains that as of today it's 40 years since a human set foot on the moon."
The article says they spent 75 hours on the moon, so I guess that would mean the last time a human set foot on the moon was the 14th December 1972, not quite 40 years ago.
Article's title is accurate though!
They’re probably trying to work out a way to fit the accounts into 140 characters...
Re: Next Launch Site
>>>Next launch site....obviously Meriden in the Midlands. traditionally known as the center of England therefore very far from the sea.
Well, no actually, that doesn't really help. On the UK mainland the furthest you can be from a coastline is about 70 miles and the LOHAN balloon went further than that, so you could still be in trouble, it all depends on where the wind takes it. If the wind had been from the south LOHAN could have gone over 200 miles due north before crossing the coast somewhere near Hartlepool. As it was the predicted path showed the flight returning to the ground well short of the south coast, so launching from that site wasn't a rash decision, but there's always a risk the wind forecasts are wrong.
>>>I was in Newbury at around the time the balloon burst and saw something that looked on fire falling out the sky. Could it have been a part of this?
Nope, the balloon was released near Newbury, it travelled a fair distance south east before it burst, and it landed in the sea 70 odd miles away, so if you saw something fall from the sky in Newbury it's just a coincidence...
Probably wouldn't help much...
>>>Can I suggest that the next test be launched from Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire? Just to be on the safe side...
That reference says Coton in the Elms is 70 miles from water, and my estimate of the straight line distance from launch to splashdown is around 72 to 73 miles.
But it's all irrelevant anyway, you could go much more than 70 miles from both Brightwalton and Coton in the Elms and still be over dry land, it just depends which direction you go. The prediction based on a wind forecast was that it would travel south but fall well short of the coast. It didn't. Shit happens.
>>>hopefully in the form of a couple of airbags.
You mean Bulgarian airbags??? Now that would make the mission video MUCH more interesting...
Perhaps next time...
...the playmobile pirate should ride the balloon as he'll be better qualified to deal with unscheduled interactions with the sea.
<--- as is he
Re: Always "Late Delivery" !!
Whilst waiting for Lester to distil the events into a Reg article, there's a write up here...
and pictures here
and a video here
Beer From Me Too!
Not 100% successful, but it's unreasonable to expect that it would be, this was a test flight after all.
Fingers crossed the payload washes ashore or another boat trip tomorrow hauls our plucky playmonaut from the water.
I guess the A-Team are drowning their sorrows in a south coast pub right now...
I think I see a plan coming together: launch a hydrogen filled balloon to great heights and then try and shoot it down with the high powered lasers. That should be quite a light show, can't wait for the video...
Ah - is this the reason for those high power lasers? Are you planning to modulate their beams with your internet traffic and get a decent connection that way? That would be _real_ broadband!
There's always a risk you might fry a Telefonica operative in the process though...
And if I might just add, You lucky, lucky bastard Lester
Re: 'the verb "medal" (from the Olympics)'
Heaven forfend that "to medal" ever becomes accepted usage. Every time I hear it I think they mean "to meddle" and that it's yet another update on the Jimmy Savile story...
Re: Are you going to take this lying down?
Well if we need a bacon sarnie let's call the control board the
Yep, I dated Sherry for while and you should have seen what happened to my laptop.
What a bitch!
I guess "Controller Utilised in Near Troposphere" is out of the question then?
So how about SPEARS - Special Project Electronics Altitude Release System?
This is just the tip of the iceberg...
...as far as digital data preservation goes.
The US Library of Congress has some good guidance at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/, but the proliferation of propriatary data formats across multiple industires doesn't bode well for future accessibility of data.
Watch where you're putting that pipe!
That scrapple looks the business on the breakfast plate, much more appealing than the tongue.
Katarina needs to polish up her boffin pipe technique for the next death match, should be more out of the side of the mouth methinks.
Look to the heavens for inspiration
How about going with the astrological theme established by Samsung and their Galaxy by referring to W8 as "The Interface from Uranus"?
Seems to sum it up nicely to me…
Re: Only one living person...
Well I think Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was on a Scottish bank note during her lifetime, and whilst she was married to one head of state and mother of another she wasn't actually one herself. Then there was Edmund Hillary on a Kiwi note. And I seem to remember some proposal to put Jack Nicklaus on Scottish note in recognition of his prowess on the links, but I don't know if it ever happend.
So your count of one might be off.