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Built in liquid cooling
Putting that amount of power through a solid state system would indeed result in the parts getting a bit too hot for comfort, which is precisely why a chemical system was chosen. As long as the fuel is pumped through at a sufficient rate the apparatus can be kept to an acceptable temperature. That of course, as it turns out, is the easy part.
Don't you mean
Last think I heard Sun Microsystems had become Oracle Corporation or some such nonsense, clearly flagging the usual commercial problem of "managers more interested in money making schemes and business rivalries than actually meeting user needs".
I see the loony greenies have noticed an article on this fairly minor website and begun shepherding their flocks of mindless followers here to make ignorant comments about reactors exploding and people glowing in the dark.
See what I did there.
Strangely, some of us who care about the environment are prepared to discuss the facts instead of simply dismissing anything that contradicts our preconceived ideas as the product of a propaganda conspiracy*.
*note to self: must really stop pretending that it's possible to debate conspiracy theorists.
about twenty minutes of Midsomer Murders.
Only if it's identity theft
Von Erk (great supervillian name there) merely pretended he had a different name and gender. And, well, a lot of other things no doubt, but in principle it's no different from a man pretending to be a brain surgeon to get a woman into bed. Jerky but, no, not illegal.
I wish I could buy that phone
because I'm getting heartily sick of black slabs. These days, it's either a black slab, or a black slab with a little bump, or a black slab with a metal frame. I know the point of minimalism is that it's never supposed to go out of fashion but, in this case, I wish it would.
Well Lewis did say they were zombie mice
and according to the "documentaries" I've watched reproducing is what zombies do best.
Hand grenade, due to it being an effective, if messy way, of stopping zombies reproducing.
It's not exactly as if anyone here is disputing the quality of the engineering that went into this thing - It's a beautiful piece of work whatever it does. But, since it's not unknown for engineers, or their PR teams to claim to have achieved something they merely aimed for so, I think some degree of skepticism is healthy here. Save your scorn for people holding forth on the finer points of string theory.
What is an iPope. Obviously not an app for arresting the Pope since that would have a somewhat larger target audience.
Answers fron a Pentax DSLR owner
1. That's about it.. There's a focus indicator should you need it though Pentax DSLRs tend to have pretty good viewfinders and you can always buy third party screens with microprism/split prism focusing aids.
2. Pentax M lenses stop down to meter and stop down to shoot on modern cameras so you don't get fully auto exposure but you don't need to bother fiddling with the aperture ring that's only for screw-mount lenses if you want to be really old school.
Or you could buy a Canon and sell me the 85mm lens (I already have the pancake!). Seriously, old Pentax glass fetches a good price these days since it's both high quality and very usable. Your lenses have probably doubled or tripled their value in the last few years.
Don't actually believe it.
I mean if it were any other god-botherer, yes, but Nile is a certified grade A sex-phobic nutter who in the words of one of his followers thinks "genitals are rude" and no doubt a little bit "scary" too.
BTW, El Reg, the pandering to the religious right thing is over. The agenda for the next three years is pandering to anyone who has ever owned an Akubra. (No, don't get too excited down the back. That's a type of hat not a Bulgarian airbag accessory.)
An "unmanned" jetpack
would you put the three (count 'em*) vertical stabilisers? So, stability, stability and stability - pretty useful in something as inherently unstable as a helicopter.
*You can't actually in the article photograph but they're there.
I see what you did there
You included a deliberate mistake just to smoke out the true fanbois.
Well, I won't play your game by pointing out Scotty wasn't the captain of the Jenolan. I'm a Doctor Who fan I tell ya.
I wonder too
how many times you've fiddle your expenses/cheated on your partner/knocked down little old ladies in the street for their pension money. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not saying you did any of those things - I don't have any evidence. I'm just wondering, you know . . .
My favourite film that doesn't exist. Though if it did I'd really hope that it didn't feature the the talented miss Lohan.
Not So Quick
The Catholic Church has over many years shown an institutional tolerance of child abuse in its ranks that goes far beyond mere bad judgement. Time and time again the response of the hierarchy to the discovery of a paedophile priest was to move him to a new area where his crimes were unknown thus materially facilitating his continuing criminal behaviour. In my book that's 'institutional child abuse' as Christoph put it. Will Catholics be angered by the charge. I damn well hope so. Any Catholic who isn't angry and demanding an account from their leaders stands accused of utter hypocrisy.
As for walking away from the Catholic Church. Yes you can. There's even a formal procedure for it. http://www.smh.com.au/world/losing-my-religion-20100723-10oq6.html
Give a damn?
The British people just tossed out a government largely because of this sort of high-handed illiberal arrogance. (It obviously wasn't because of any love for the Tories.) If Kevin Rudd doesn't want to go the same way as Gordon Brown he'd be well advised to bin this nonsense immediately.
I think I need to be convinced
that Lewis PR is not an excuse for Lewis Page to wander around with a clipboard doing a bit of 'social networking' - It'd make as much sense as any alternative.
Joke alert because it is - either way you look at it.
I don't think it's that easy
If by space you mean low Earth orbit you'll still have a cloud of radioactive material raining down on the planet. On the other hand, if you launch from a safe distance you're faced with the problem of getting what is unavoidably a massive vehicle to that point using chemical propulsion. That's not a trivial thing to do with current tech (and budgets). There are a variety of nuclear space propulsion technologies that are promising and potentially realisable in the medium term but the Orion drive isn't one of them.
I was hoping the IT angle would be that the perps were using the latest iPhone app iKnotMagick (works even better on an iSlate - those knots can be tricky) but instead all we get is some lame social networking reference. Must try harder el Reg.
Multiple atmospheric nuclear explosions
per launch. I'm broadly pro-nuclear but I'm not crazy. Project Orion was cool, perhaps, in a mad scientist sort of way but not safe, clean or indeed in any way cheap.
+1 from me
But to be far I always thought that the C of E was pretty queasy about that sort of thing - not really the done thing in polite society and all that. No, for the S&M deal you really have to go Catholic. A lifetime of guilt and fear really adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the sexual experience.
It's been done
with Section 31 in DS9. Not to mention that the original series had a pretty distrustful attitude to government in general in that just about every second episode seemed to be a utopian libertarian parable.
In general I think the principle should be: "Star Trek has already done that". Which pretty much is the problem.
(Oh, and there was Insurrection but I try to forget that.)
Did you actually read the article?
The police are using a law intended to prevent the secret recording of private conversations to prevent the entirely legal practice of recording in public places. Read the linked article if you are in doubt. The charges aren't holding up in court. (Or to be precise, according to the court, secret recording in public falls under the law - overt recording is entirely legal.)
Finally a use
For that muck in a red can.
OK, another use - I seem to remember Mythbusters demonstrating that it's quite useful for cleaning chrome. I've heard that people drink it as well but that just has to be myth.
Sorry, that won't work
It seems that NASA failed to equip the rovers with a main deflector array. And as you know, everything involves reconfiguring the main deflector array.
I'll get my coat - the red and white one specifically designed to hide the middle-age spread.
Consider yourself flamed
I was going to make a joke about the low pixel count but alas. Suffice it to say, your "crap phone" is probably shall we say "crap" at photographing "some of the darkest near-Earth asteroids and comets". You might want to research concepts such as "sensitivity" and "noise".
Btw does having studied physics at uni (albeit many years ago) make me a pseudo-boffin or ar wannabe.
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