557 posts • joined 25 Jul 2007
Re: The Only Rubble Pile is Between Astronomers' Ears
"Some asteroids, such as Vesta, have craters that should have shattered them into fragments when they were hit. Vesta is only 520 kilometers wide, but possesses a crater 460 kilometers in diameter The only suitable explanation, according to gravity-based models of asteroid behavior, is that they are like big sand piles, absorbing impacts without shattering."
It may be only 520 kilometers wide now, but who's to say it wasn't many times that before the 460 km crater was formed, and the 520 km version is just what's left after the impact?
Re: Peter Jackson is furious
Instead of just seeming like it.
Don't get too hung up on the supposedly low power output and its effect on climbing ability.
It's equipped with something called a 'gearbox' which turns low torque/high revs into high torque/low revs. It's almost as if automotive designers had thought about it.
Do your dimensional analysis and you'll see Power = Torque x Revs.
No highs, no lows
Must be Bose
HELLO! I'M ON THE PENNINE WAY!
NO, IT'S CRAP! THERE ISN'T A STARBUCKS* FOR MILES!
*Other homeopathic 'coffees' are available
".....its driver has not been subject to the TLC’s required drug and background checks,"
I'm more concerned my driver may not be a psychotic crackhead, and I'll miss out on an essential part of the New York experience..
"myself and my glamorous assistant and apprentice boffin Katarina rolled up"
Should that not be "When my glamorous assistant and apprentice boffin Katarina and I rolled up" ?
Would anybody really say "When myself did something"?
Words are the tools of a journalist's trade, using tools incorrectly causes problems.
Re: Just German face-saving theatrics
Let 'em build it first, then chuck 'em out.
What is the 'shockwave' made of?
And what sort of size are the dust particles?
Gel implant bras
Now I have your attention, these 'figure enhancing' gel implant bras are the perfect medium for smuggling binary explosives.
Problem is, only the good looking ones would be selected for a 'random' check. Guess where the booby prize would be hidden.
First World Problem
Let's hope there is...
.... and there's a Tom and Jerry or Roadrunner moment when it rings.
Re: Fear the power of the mighty ASA
"They are about as useful as a chocolate chisel. Or OFGEM."
Or the Telephone Preference Service and its junk mail equivalent.
Useless the lot of 'em.
wash their hands before going to the toilet.
I feel more research is called for
I'm happy to do my bit for science. Cheers!
"What was that? Play it backwards whilst watching Alice in Wonderland and consuming mind altering chemicals, and you might just hear a secret message?"
The message should be "You're ruining your stylus, you're ruining your stylus"
What would have happened if
They all just said "Sod this" and walked straight past the desks.
I'd go further than just a fine. Confiscate the phone on the spot.
When you'v been found not guilty in a court you get it back, otherwise it becomes landfill.
"Do you know who I am?"
"Is there a doctor in the house? This man doesn't know who he is"
Re: OH NOES THINK OF THE CHILDREN
I'd say it's more like a car dealer charging £X hundred for an option like automatically folding door mirrors, when that option is merely enabled in the car's software.
Was the fuse mounted on a round tuit?
Re: Glad I live in Switzerland...
Which also has to abide by many EU regulations in order gain these benefits, but has no say in their formulation.
Re: What about?
How about allowing users to add attachments from within the email app?
As things stand, the only attachment you can add to an email is a picture. To add an attachment such as a pdf or xls, you start by selecting the file, you then compose the email around it. Of course, this means it's only possible to add one attachment. Not very productive when I want to send two or three invoices, for instance.
How do they determine the accuracy of the most accurate clock ever built?
And how do they know it will have lost a second rather than gained one?
Re: Tread carefully
Upvoted, specifically this "nobody has the right to not be offended. "
If you don't want to be offended, don't live in a democracy.
So it wasn't just me then.
"I even received something similar in the post claiming that I was the sole inheritor of $14.7m from a relative hitherto unbeknown to me, a Mr John Dabbs of Hong Kong,"
I too kept the letter for posterity.
Re: Assume all 3rd party WiFi tapped
A good rule of thumb to remember is 'If you're not paying for the product, you are the product'.
Re: The ASA
They sort of did that with the bottom-feeder airlines. The ones that splashed "Benidorm for £1!!!" on their front page. Except when you got to the checkout it had risen to fifty or sixty pounds. Still cheap but not what was promised. Now they have to include all taxes, booking fees, credit card fees, fuel charges, luggage fees, pilot surcharge, oxygen mask rental, window use fee, engine surcharge and so on in the splash price.
Somebody won't be happy
Namely the companies who literally give away blood glucose test meters so they can sell you their test strips at 50p a pop.
"Funny, they play in the munchkin playground with the rest of the fairies overseen by their mother, passing every minute detail of their lives back to Apple, and share it on Fakebook. Someone else slurps the data and their up in arms? Bit hypocritical isn't it?"
Not at all.
Let's assume you're a man and have a wife. Because she agrees to have sex with you, does that make it OK for anyone else to have sex with her without her consent?
Another happy user
I bought a Simple Touch when the price dropped to less than £40 and am very happy with it.
It does what it's supposed to (apart from embedded pdf images) without drama.
"And how did he deal with the issue of the agitator"
More olive oil?
Much like the Japanese and whaling
They won't mine them as such. Japan catches whales for 'research purposes' (does this whale have a tail? Yes it does, pass the wasabi), any nation wanting to upset DeBeers' cartel will start researching the proportion of diamond bearing Kimberlite in Antarctica, then helpfully clear up after itself.
Good job it didn't happen in Blighty
"Have members of your family been killed by stuff they stole? Call Shysters-R-Us for a no-win-no-fee payday"
Re: I never saw the point of this concept.
Or he/she could have just bought a Watkins Super Shadow echo device.
Now, about this cow orking. Is it worth it?
Re: oxymoron alert
"'Good' is not a word I ever expected to see in a sentence that also included 'lawyer' unless it also included the phrase 'up to no'"
Patent trolls versus Apple
Is there any way they can both lose, yet it still costs them millions and millions?
I'm normally against m'learned friends and their fees, but I'll make an exception in this case.
Shouldn't the computers hosting the pirated software have been seized and destroyed?
Goose, gander etc.
Suppose Apple gave a contract
and nobody came?
The relative unpopularity of the latest iThing will be a very strong bargaining point when Apple are demanding frankly ludicrous terms for iThing+1.
If nothing else, the balance of power has shifted somewhat.
Re: Only a few lucky winners
So what are the chances of the next Airforce One being a
flying deathtrap Dreamliner?
I'm sure the Pres will want to fly the flag.
<NAK> Please resend.
Re: Yikes! I mean,Crikey!
A survey to name all the poisonous creatures in Australia resulted in a list so long it was quicker to list the non poisonous ones:-
"Some of the sheep"
Re: Second most feared??
"Just looking where you are sticking your bare body parts before sticking them there is generally a good enough strategy for dealing with most Aussie
Glad to help
" Currently an opt-out register exists."
Or, as the marketing 'industry' call it, a list of working numbers.
Did I read it correctly? That he gave up information in return for a lesser sentence, yet still got the maximum?
That'll encourage others to turn stool pigeon, I'm sure.
It's like two fleas arguing over who owns the dog.
Re Steve Davies 3
There's many a true word spoken in jest.
Have you noticed the size of the fines the US has imposed on furrin companies like BP and Barclays?
Barnes Wallace (sic)
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