back to article Vote NOW for LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm acronym

As we recently reported, Vulture 2 brain surgeons Linus Penzlien and Andrew Tridgell are working on an advanced autopilot arboreal avoidance algorithm to combat the menace of magnetic trees, which prove strangely irresistible to balloon payloads and aircraft. This being LOHAN, tradition dictates that we christen the incredible …

Hang on

I blatantly plagiarised Sir Sham Cad for mine, if it gets any votes then add them to his total to work out if he should get the stickers :)

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Re: Hang on

Fair play to you sir, and duly noted.

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Re: Hang on

My original reply was simply an attempt to align his excellent suggestion closer to the known LOHAN parameters regarding undergarments. I'm giving him full credit on that one :)

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I'm afraid I didn't vote for NO:PANTS due to the unnecessary presence of the colon. I admire your Celebrity related undergarment link though, so fair play to you for getting your two-penneth heard.

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Re: Hang on

I think Numpty Scrub deserves a sticker or two just for showing ethics and fair play.

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Re: Re: Hang on

Agreed. I will make it happen.

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Well I voted for ARMADILLO of course, but actually, I hope PANTS gets it, (and I wish I'd thought of it).

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Been there done that...

...and noticed the amazing lack of trees in the US desert southwest. Perhaps rock avoidance is needed instead?

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Re: Been there done that...

Pixhawk Avoidance of Rocky Item System

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Boo!

Missed the nominations.

Get Rocket Out Of Trees surely?

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Not an expert in talented celebrities but...

If the chances of a safe landing rely on LOHAN's PANTS staying up, I am a little concerned for the playmonaut.

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T - Tree

O - Or

S - Something else

S - Suspicious

E - Evading

R - Radar

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or

Tree!

Will

Avoid

This

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or

Magnetically

Induced

Navigation

Guidance

Engine

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im not getting much recently as you can tell

Flightpath

Latitude

Altering

Navigation

Guidance

Equipment

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i'll stop now

Cunning Unit - No Trees!

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the very idea seeing of LOHAN with no PANTS

Its all just wrong !

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I'm Sad

that my BAPS didn't make the short list.

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Re: I'm Sad

Sad but not surprised?

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And apparently my DILDO was just a bit too much for LOHAN ;)

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Re: I'm Sad

Totally surprised - I know you SPB guys are fuelled on bacon baps and strong tea.

Yeah -------------->

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Re: I'm Sad

I'm disappointed that my PANTIES were dropped before the race began...

:o(

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I'm (pleasantly) surprised that SAMBA made the list. Really just wanted to thank Tridge for making my life easier several years ago when my employer dumped all the IT stuff on me because I could tell the difference between a mouse port and a reset switch.

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Where are the trees?

Looks like at the new location, no trees. Just short scrubby bushes. That being said, be sure to visit Alamogordo and go to www.nmspacemuseum.org and white sands. Both things I enjoyed when I was stationed in New Mexico.

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Re: Where are the trees?

Lester´s first law of HAB projects: What goes up, must come down ... ending up in a tree.

Don´t worry, there ain´t no desert rough enough to not produce a Magnetic Tree in the very moment of touch down. There might be an entitiy which is actually positively minded to HABalloners. It provides a soft landing in the foliage of a tree instead of having to witness a rocky crash, smashing the project to bits.

Just a thought :-)

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SAMBA, just for the Tridge symmetry.

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LOHAN has TITS

T - Terrain

I - Indicated

T - Telemetry

S - System

Does your orbiter have TITS?

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(The) LARCH

When this choice ultimately wins and "lawndart" and myself get showered with gold coins (or whatever it is that we win) let's hope they can tell the difference between "AdamT" and "Adam T" ...

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Number 5: The Larch - Almost!

But BETTYFORD fits the them better, it was a HARD choice.

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The

The

Wood

Avoidance

Technology

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I can see the Reg headline now...

LOHAN avoids encounters with random wood using PANTS!

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Paris' nimble fingers?

Avoid

Laria

Tridentata*

-

Sail

High

In

Flight

Test

-

Don't

Ever

Let

Entangling

Tree

Embrace

* The ubiquitous mesquite bush in the desert

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Best of luck guys

Although - I'm still vaguely worried about Playmonaut spilling his cup of tea on the electronics tbh! Would more training before launch help :)

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Number five, the larch

That's just so wrong. Doesn't anyone know the classics these days?

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Totally past any entry deadline, but based upon the article subheading, this doubly self referential thought came to me.

Special

Projects

Alliterative

Arboreal

Avoidance

Algorithm

Acronym

Competition

Entry

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Bugger! Missed all the fun...

...still feel strangely compelled to splaff my spleen into SPAAAAACE* though... so...

LOHAN's

Instrument for

Navigating

Dendral

Snarfus by

Adjustment of

Yaw

...or...

The

Implicitly

Trusted

Tree

Identification &

Evasion

System

*Uncanny. Remarkably quiet and lonely around here. In SPAAAAACE no one can hear you splaff :(

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BAAAAAAPS in SPAAAAACE!!!!!!!!one!!!

Best Arboreal Avoidance Algorithm Achievable After Paltry Spending

This is so much more fun than doing anything productive.

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LOHAN, HOHAN

Heuristic Operations Hamper Arboreal Nastiness

Oh God. I think I've got psychonaut's disease.

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LOHAN needs REHAB

Routines for Evading Hazardous Attractive Branches

OK. No more, I promise 0:)

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A-LIST

(The) Andrew-Linus Identification System for Trees

I wonder if the good Mr Tridgell might be persuaded to change his name to Brian... or Bob... or perhaps Charles...

(I promised to go away just now, so I've splaffed this anonymously. Cunning, eh?)

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I don't want any of LOHAN's systems to fail, of course, but there is a part of me secretly looking forward to the tree avoidance system not working so we can get the headline "PANTS down!!!"

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