* Posts by Thomas Guymer

13 posts • joined 22 Apr 2008

Jumbo-jet ray cannon in missile-vape success

Thomas Guymer
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Electrical Lasers

All laser facilities such as NIF, Omega, Titan, Trident, Vulcan, HELEN, Orion and LMJ use little diode lasers or desktop laser basically to start it off and then use rods made of glass (eg Nd:YAG) to give you the pulse - chemical lasers aren't much more powerful, indeed all of the above mentioned lasers are way more powerful than the ABL with Omega, Vulcan and Orion, for example, being a billion times more powerful owing to the fact that they are petawatt systems.

Granted all of the above systems are pulsed, not CW like the ABL, but certainly 'electrical lasers' are there.

Sony takes on iPod Touch with Walkman X

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Oh yes...

Can't wait!

Microsoft: have it your way on IE 8

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Do I dare...

...to dream of IE6 dying?

Hands on with Sony's Vaio P netbook

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Good Video

I'm liking the new little videos - keep it up!

Enormous HP box spotted from space

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Kudos

:D

Did the width move for you, darling?

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My Thoughts

I think the font size and font choice is absolutely fine, don't worry about it.

As regards to the scrolling, I don't mind that at all, I think you've come up with a good way of doing it - similar to the BBC infact as you've got some stories at the top, a bar of editorials or popular stories then a bunch of less well read / less important stories below. I think it works well.

...and the constant width? As a web designer I know the pros and cons of a fixed width -vs- dynamic width in a page layout - I think you've chosen well.

Above all: it looks good!

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: Further poster outrage

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Awesome

...simply awesome

Grand Theft Auto reportedly inspires teen rampage

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Broomstick...?

Anyone else thinking the guy with the broomstick was clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time as he was off to a HP party?

lolz

The war on photographers - you're all al Qaeda suspects now

Thomas Guymer
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Guides

I am an amateur photographer and these new trends (whether isolated or not) are certainly worrying. Some street photographers have started carrying round leaflets with their rights on..

http://www.sirimo.co.uk/media/UKPhotographersRights.pdf

...is quite popular among people.

OpenSUSE 11 a redemptive OS with a Mactastic shine

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openSUSE

I've used openSUSE for the past 3 years and I look forward to using openSUSE 11. openSUSE is certainly one of the most polished OSs out there, well done Novell!

US: BAE 'could have' pirated our secret Stealth 3.0 tech sauce

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Here here...

Firstly, at AC:

I agree, so much UK technology gets sent to the US but they cry when one guy in an office *thinks* BAE got some US tech - oh boo hoo!

Secondly, I love the last paragraph on page 2:

"But of course that isn't true, as everyone involved will tell you. BAE - without any reference to information it had been given as a result of the F-35 programme - is simply able to develop working Stealth planes for approximately one or two per cent of what it cost the USA." - and in only a couple of years! Nice one BAE!

Good article none the less, lets just see if the US can manufacture any evidence to back up their claims.

Home Secretary goes crazy on drugs... policy

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Good Article

Good article, well written and a decent logical argument.

Keep up the good work.

Were the snatched Brit sailors in 'disputed waters'?

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Good Article

Good article, well written and thought out. I agree with everything you say. I also think that whoever decided to send those forces out with no cover should be made an example of and lessons should be learnt.

However, what I think should happen and what does happen are two different things.

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