El. Reg. You complete and utter B*ast*ards!
Having been tickled by the concept of the Antikythera Mechanism, I've just wasted a perfectly good Friday afternoon's VDT* reading up on it!
(*VDT - Valuable Drinking Time)
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Diesel, powering generators, running massive electric motors for propulsion.
Gas turbines for 'auxiliary' poke, but Wärtsilä* diesels for normal running.
Nuclear rejected due to cost. So, it's range is 10,000 miles - ish. Nuclear would've meant never refuel for 20 years or so. But, it could never visit Japan, as I understand.
*(Finnish company. Bit odd, that...)
We seem to be talking about lack of pilots, aircraft reliability, etc.
But...as a passenger, there's NO FUC*KING WAY I'm getting on a flying machine without a couple of folks at the front, and a few well-trained Flight Attendants on board. Oh, and an Air Marshall, in case some nefarious terrorist decides to (somehow) CTRL-ALT-DEL at final approach.
Manufacturers and airlines may love the cost-savings.
Passengers will simply vote with their feet - and wallets.
"XP systems are patched in the SMB1-doublepulsar vuln if their user followed the (simple) instructions provided here by El Reg reader(s) a couple of weeks ago."
Unfortunately, it seems the NHS' outsourced IT department doesn't read El Reg.
More concerned with keeping flies off their sacred cow...
Nokia huge in China? Surely you're joking? How can a Japanese company* possibly succeed in China?
*Every 'merkan knows Now-keeah is Japanese. I've been corrected many times on my visits there when I said it was based in Finland ("Fin-land? What state is that in???").
Fanny Craddock would be spinning in her blender...
Mind you, less than a fiver/day to lose some weight has gotta be cheaper than those tupperware-party-promoted crap products that come out of the Good Ol' US of A, methinks.
Maybe I'll give it a whirl - I'm 8Kg overweight, after all.
I honsetly just found out - at first, due to the deservedly light-hearted start to the excellent Obit. I thought he'd just moved on job-wise...
S'funny, even now when I reach for HP to put on my bacon butty, his 'nosh' articles come to mind.
Grief, I even mentioned him in a post a couple of weeks ago, without knowing. I'd suggested a bacon buttty icon "a la Lester"
I desperately want to quit, as a 30-a-day gasper for 45 years.
So, went to doctor, prescribed 1x 28-day course of Champix, and another 56-day course after that.
Fine. First course was a swingeing €102 - I'm on the dole, get €520 every 28 days. KELA (our NHS/Obamacare/whatever) doesn't discount the pills. They worked. Take as prescribed (they increase the dose over 7 days - you can still smoke, until you no longer feel the need to - in my case, a Marlborough had no effect after about 10 days)
I did alright - maybe 2-3 ciggies/day, nil towards the end of he course.
Then I went to get the next 'course'. €220. I could choose to quit smoking, or eat. As 'roll-ups' are much cheaper, I simply carried on, even though sometimes I couch so much with 'rollies' that I sometimes pass out.
I CURSE the day I had my first Players #6 behind the bike sheds when I was 14...
You B'stard! I'm on a diet, but the idea of a bacon butty....
As Oscar Wilde said, "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."*
OK, it's sizzling now.....(pause...) Search Great British HP sauce...check - OK it's from Holland, but it'll have to do...(pause)
Nam nam nam....
(Bacon Butty icon á la Lester Haines required.)
* Full quote, from the Picture of Dorian Gray:
“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful.”
When I was working for Nokia - years ago, we made a basestation with integral antennas. One of the stipulation to the antenna manufacturer was that it didn't contain _any_ of a certain chemical. At that time, I was responsible for procurement of the antenna.
Supplier called me - sheepishly - and said that they actually _do_ use this chemical in a glue, but it was about 1 microgramme per antenna (it hat two). Is it a problem?
The reason this particular material was banned was that it was highly toxic when burned.
Did a bit of research (Google being in its infancy then) and I allowed my common sense to prevail. If about 100,000 of these antennas were to catch fire, simultaneously, and a fireman wasn't wearing his/her breathing apparatus, then, yes - (s)he _might_ get cancer in 20 years.
I decided "Go ahead and make it, folks"
'Elf and Safty somehow have no reason, sometimes. Bit like some "Religious Vegans" I see in the pub, supping beer clarified by isinglass...
"There has been no problem with the software and services provided to the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners."
"We have conducted a thorough investigation and have confirmed the causes of the errors in the scoring process," the Georgia Office of Bar Admissions said. "Those have been corrected and we are establishing procedures to ensure we will not make the same errors going forward."
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