Because... they can fly?
235 posts • joined 30 Apr 2007
Please be full of sexy naked space vampires. Please. Please.
Pooh to intelligence sharing
I'd rather have cheaper beer at 'Spoons.
Super Cali upstart's new rocket test approaches, even though the size of it won't launch a Tesla motor
Super Cali's new ballistic exam time now approaches?
If you must. Probably better you don't.
Not quite 100% landing failure
The Beagle 2 vanished. The ESA postmortem report damned the project, especially the smaller parachute and crashbags approach to landing.
Many years later, it would appear that the Beagle 2 landed intact, but for whatever reason the solar panels didn't properly deploy. So yes, that landed fine.
"delicious, meat-filled pasties"
Actually a Cornish pasty should only be a third meat with the rest potato, onion and other cheap filler.
You might be promised a meat filled pasty, but thats not at all what you'll get. A bit like what the good people of Cornwall will discover when they find what their Brexit vote really means.
The Spectrum was late in satisfying early orders too. No big problem.
Though I am dreading the QL+ sequel.
I loved my HTC Desire
The first decent android phone that was a viable alternative to an IPhone. I loved it dearly. Just a shame that HTC couldn't continue the success.
A good read?!
She is so much more than a good read. Kind, wise, fierce, mind-expanding. A feminist author for none-feminists even. She may have gone to the dry lands but she will not remain nameless.
Whats in a name
I can remember when Ocean was commissioned, the first ship in a while not to be named after a city. There were several letters in The Telegraph along the lines of 'We used to call our ships Victory and Murderer and WarBastard. Why is this HMS Ocean? What next, HMS Badger?'. I'm not sure what Ocean is going to be replaced with. Probable one of the two aircraft carriers with no aircraft to fly.
Re: So, when is he going to build Space Cannon One?
Escape velocity from the earths surface is 11.18 km/s, ignoring atmospheric drag. This hyperloop so far has managed 0.1 km/s. A full scale hyperloop is designed to achieve 0.3 km/s maxed out. So yes, sadly theres some scaling needed.
There is already a facility at Faslane that is quite capable of launching objects into space. For some reason Holyrood keeps trying to shut it down.
White, surely, if you want to emit absorbed energy.
Rather than a prat fall, I can see that last dive being an effective Finish Him! move.
Yes. The US was a great help. The harriers fired the latest sidewinders (It was the sidewinders that made the air cover so deadly to the argies, not the venerable but slow harriers) and the fleet was powered by US supplied oil.
Now the french engineers working to keep the exocets available, thats another story.
I agree. Its worth giving it a go. I've got a couple of aunties that took early retirement after working in the NHS. If they took in two patients each then they'd get a living wage, two beds in hospitals would be unblocked, and the patients would have company while they recuperated in much better condition than being left on their own all day at home. The only misgiving is how much experience the host needs. No experience at all is asking for trouble.
Eh? Al the prices are clearly there on the Transport For Greater Manchester website, (tgfm.com). Or is the article really about the coming increase in prices? Thats not what the headline says.
How to solve Brexit.
We might be able to sell abroad as easily, but theres 2000 skilled hands to work in the fields of the Lancashire agricultural industry.
Dyson, the champion of Brexit
Mr Dyson was a foremost champion for Brexit, so I look forward to all the production being brought back from Malaysia to the new, confident, dynamic, unchained UK.
I can only see salary ranges from 20-30K (Still a good salary) and that includes London.
Re: Sub heading should read
Its all about the dough.
The Royal Navy had laser weapons in the Falklands conflict. They did their job to harass the Argentine pilots. They pulled a blinder, you might say.
One less glorious Sad Puppy in the world.
Well if the US ships want the Chinese to keep out of the way
They are going about it the right way.
The website address is actually https://vivaldi.com/. The link on the page is for the forum.
AI, banking and ethics.
I can see where this one is going. The next time that there is a banking crash so that people lose their jobs and homes, the bankers will be able to point to their computers and claim "Hey, look, it wasn't us! This naughty AI did it. I deserve my bonus for switching the machine off. It would all have been so much worse if I hadn't.".
Sigh. Back in the day it was 'My Speccy is better than your Commodore'. And we'd show them our Manic Miner. And they'd show us their Last Ninja. And everyone would go home happily, peacefully, thinking they'd won. All this nasty stuff is a stain on the memory of the Spectrum.
Saudi Arabia chopped off a quarter of ARM
Thats what they do to thieves.
Re: further research required.
She says that sounds about right.
Its not just which device you want bringing back, but which power lead to go with it. I remember the days of having Nokia, Philips and Motorola charges under my desk, all incompatible. Now its just a minor annoyance when I find a mini USB device rather than a micro.
See, those EU dictats were good for some things. I bet Farage still covets his Nokia charger.
What a complete waste
We could have bought an entire F35 for that.
Re: Can't be a single movie
Its certainly not terrorism if they ride giant sand worms.
Re: The USA way of doing things
Russian cosmonauts used a pencil.
And thats why the Russians lost the space race. The Americans used it as a way of pushing all their tech beyond what was obviously needed. The Russians were happy with 'Good enough', and so got overtaken from their head start.
Re: The USA way of doing things
T34 v Tiger 5. In the end experience, training and numbers count for a lot
Yes, but given a choice, you would rather be a crewman of a Tiger 5.
You could build your very own IoT DDOS node, and the target server will also be bricked.
The obvious connection is with Clarke's 2061, where in the aftermath of Jupiter collapsing into a star, it spat out a solid carbon core: essentially a giant diamond, hence the mission to investigate it is Lucy after the obligatory Beatles song. I don't see why this nickel asteroid would have a high carbon/ diamond content.
Two things about UBI
I find the idea of universal basic income. I've read all the articles. But, two things I've never seen addressed:
1. I still don't know how its going to be paid. The most common solution seems to be a far-fetched idea of printing money. This will increase inflation, but that increase would be offset by the deflation caused by greater automation.
2. Because we are British, if we are given an extra £X a month, you can bet that would quickly be accounted for in house price inflation, and everyone would be back where they started from.
Re: Right decision
Because its defending the carrier / container ships?
Ship killing has been performed by aircraft and submarines ever since Task Force Z in 1941. The warships are right to concentrate entirely on defence. It takes a lot of ordnance to fend off a mach 5 missile.
No F35 in the list?
No surprise there then.
Whilst I recharge my car....
...the fittings will be able to natively play Manic Miner. Excellent.
My understanding that if there is an unmanned vessel in international waters, whoever lands on it can claim it as their own from then on. So how do you assert the ownership of an unmanned robo-boat?
I get where they are coming from
Back in the days of my Spectrum and cassettes, if the the cassette recorder was having a bad day and I was repeatedly was getting the 'R Tape Loading Error', I had a little ritual. I'd read somewhere that cats could produce static in their fur, and that static was bad for the tape loading. So I'd go and find the cat, hold her flat on the floor to 'earth' her, and if I could keep her there for 5 minutes without wriggling then the tape would definitely work.
Modest cat torture (Cuddling) was what it took for a single 10 year old to work a ZX Spectrum. Maybe a multi-billion science project requires a human sacrifice ritual.
When the robot uprising arrives...
They will point to the cruel humans tossing primitive AIs in the pit, and forcing them to fight one another to the death. A bit like the romans and the early Christians. Its not going to end well is this.
I keep following this project, reading for news snippets about the latest trial, but all I find is new people being assigned to the board or articles about funding. I'm not hopeful theres something solid coming from this.
And the house of lords?
Even after a vote, would the house of lords have to review it, and send it back to paliament if they didn't like the outcome? (And the brexit people complain about the EU being full of unelected law makers. The EU is far more democratic than Her Maj's government).
Re: "supersonic fighter"
In a flat dive, a Sopwith Camel could got supersonic.
Re: "supersonic fighter"
True, though its main superiority was it was so slow in comparison to the Mirages, was that the Harrier could put on its airbrakes and watch as the Mirage flew past in front. After that, the massively superior american Sidewinders would do the rest.