822 posts • joined Sunday 29th July 2007 17:14 GMT
Volvos in Space
My new band name.
Not just van Vogt
That murmuring you can hear is a thousand golden age SF writers whispering "I told you so" from beyond the grave".
Re: Cold War
The Russians never got Scotty into space so there's that.
Re: Who are we protecting here?
Education and awareness perhaps that sex is actually a mutually enjoyable activity to be conducted with a partner as well as, a fantasy object? FTFY.
Or do you propose to outlaw fantasy?
Re: Doubt it
Dammit, we need a zombie icon!
Let's not forget my favourite.
Mutant space spiders/trout/whatever - what's not to like.
<- I think that's a Fantastic Four comic in the pocket.
Re: A ways to go? More like several continents away
WUWT? It's still in the laboratory. There's no reason to make it small until you need to make it small. That would just be making life difficult for yourself.
I really can't tell you
how terrified I would be at the sight of the word idiot painted on a chimmney.
Re: abandon the imperial and metric...
For extra points I suggest using the Australian beer system(s). Makes el Reg units look positively sane.
Probably not a good idea to get your material from out of copyright books.
Bacon, tomato and onion? OK I get that CCS is probably carbon capture something but BTO genuinely has me flummoxed.
On the other hand
there's those of us who have been waiting for the Arduino Leonardo (the real one, not a clone) since something like September so it pretty much balances out. Of course sales numbers are meaningless here. For example, no one really knows what percentage of Atmegas end up as de facto Arduinos. These aren't commercial projects folks. They aren't competing projects. I wish people (who should know better) would stop talking as if they were.
I can't help feeling
that this is the aerial equivalent of "lets build a monorail".
Re: @ blofse
If there is rigid online censorship in Australia I have yet to come up against it. The reality is that there have been persistent failed attempts at online censorship. Failed, because no one supports them except a few unrepresentative lobby groups which unfortunately have the main political parties running scared.
there are several. I suppose that, in some obscure way, it balances out all the fart apps.
Re: any other accelerator built by humanity
You should see the one Slartibartfast used to cut out the crinkly bits in the fjords.
Or to put it another way
would you trust a coder who thought that bothering to use the static keyword was "splitting hairs". like programming the law is about getting the rules right at the start so everyone can follow them without getting any nasty surprises.
Any security system that relies on users acting like machines rather than humans is inherently flawed.
Wot no jokes
about RIM helping to finger it's own customers.
How soon we forget.
Re: And still no built in GPS
A camera adds nothing to the function of a navigation device while a GPS device adds to the function of a camera. It's why some of use carry GPS data loggers around with us when we're ou taking photos.
I'm even older than that and I still can't remember when Tracey Ullman was funny.
Re: Mass of everything
The clue's in the name. Since WIMPS interact with ordinary matter only weakly you can't weigh them. (They'd pass right through any scale). Indeed so far we can't measure them in any way. Ergo they can't affect any measurements of mass. The only way we know of their existence is through their contribution to gravitational effects at very large scales. As to why their gravitational effect is not apparent at smaller scales - well you have to remember that that matter in the universe is near to non-existent. O.K. maybe not non-existent, but on average the universe approximates a pretty good vacuum. Assuming dark matter is not clumpy like ordinary matter (i.e. that WIMPS don't strongly interact with anything including themselves) space with WIMPS in it is effectively just space but very slightly less tenuous. It's net effect on anything on a human scale is going to be zero.
Of course, anything that anyone says about dark matter is ,of necessity, highly speculative but the basic idea is actually pretty straightforward.
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