I can them void...
because it was on Radio 4.
5850 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009
because it was on Radio 4.
Marmite and jam.
Titanium because of the higher melting point.
And those names! But I wonder if Bond would have slept with an enemy agent named Gina Talwurtz?
Q is short for Quartermaster, ie stores and supplies. Do pay attention.
Bond. Fail now.
I wish I'd have been able to have a reversible op. Seriously, don't have the snip. I mean it.
Paris: Because she reads the packet and doesn't want to progenate. Which would be another reason to give thanks.
The Pressiltarian Church, obviously.
the only *safe* sex is videotaping everything.
Did she insist on him using a special condom and then run out of the room immediately after to dunk it in a flask of liquid nitrogen?
And if I refuse?
>Then you are not compatible.
What happens then?
>You will be deleted.
of Windows were definitely tablet friendly. They had me reaching for Anadin on a regular basis.
The Leisure Hive. Recreation generator. Re-creation.
The brick probably had "for recreational purposes only" on it.
aka Mayan Tippex(tm).
You know, you only get 12 regenerations, then, during your 13th incarnation, you would need to have a new cycle of regenerations initiated.
Why don't we have a TARDIS icon?
Back... To... Newbie?
Ah yes. The pollution issue was of major concern for Gallifreyans. Unless you had a TARDOTA Priusdonian, of course.
The explorers. A high-backed Wurlitzer pod.
In one episode the TARDIS returns to Gallifrey and appears in some sort of "TARDISpark" area. The non-chameleoned TARDIS machines nearby resembled large, grey office cupboards. In fact, knowing the BBC props department, they probably *were* large, grey office cupboards.
Children of the Dammed anyone?
Escaped? Nah, I wouldn't call that an escape. Uh-uh. Nooooo.
would be able to alter its appearance in order to fit the mission profile. For example it could land in, ooh, let's say 1950s/60s London where it would assume the shape of, maybe, a Police Call Box. Problem is, the circuit that achieves this might well get stuck.
Yeah, at the time I just couldn't think of a word to describe a highly convoluted surface arranged for maximum capture of stuff. It doesn't have to be sunlight, of course, any photon, particle, whatever could conceivably form the basis of an alien energy collection / propulsion system.
The LEXX, with its RFID gesture activated voice recognition command & control system, resident zombie, iSkull and iCandy.
God, I loved that show.
Ooh! Yes, those sound effects as Blake crawled along between the outer skin and the passenger areas of the prison ship whilst a space battle raged outside. That was creepy.
I know the bloke who did the special sound on Blake's 7, BTW, worked with him for a number of years.
will almost certainly be related to function and operation. A sphere provides the largest volume to surface ratio possible, so if you generate power this would logically provide you with the greatest space for the lowest amount of radiative surface, and for a pressurised compartment, you would want the minimum amount of airtight material possible.
If you collect energy, then having the greatest surface area to mass (volume) would be beneficial, so a solar sail, or something with "villi" would suit. Similarly for propulsive surfaces - a rail gun powered ship would be long and thin, but an equal propulsive effect could be achieved by lower velocities over a larger area.
If your energy generation or propulsion systems are somehow toxic or excessively dangerous, you might want to mount them far away from inhabited parts of a ship.
I expect a combination approach would be adopted, hence the look of Discovery and Venture Star.
Eurgh, you eat sperm?
Whales, no. The Welsh, yes.
No, that just makes you a pussy.
Playing a video game doesn't make you gay. Having sex with a member of your own genital grouping makes you gay.
It blocks *shoppers*, yes, but does it block staff from viewing said pink parade? Pass the screen wipes...
I was being sarcastic. Oliver Letwin hit the headlines a few weeks ago for dumping letters from his constituents in bins in parks near Westminster.
An actual, physical, snail-mail letter to an MP isn't anywhere NEAR as easy to get rid of as an e-mail. And MPs take great care with letters sent to them by their constituents.
The template email has the option of including your own message, and I always do include something in my own words if it is one of the issues that I feel strongly about or agree with. 38° is kind of part way between signing a petition and writing a personal letter.
Megaphone: Not much use if everyone has one.
You mean like the form letters that my MP almost always sends in reply?
@angryboffin. You owe me a keyboard.
Made me wonder if NR would be rebranded as The National Bank of Whales?
Remind me to book a trip on the HMS Rubberneck.
Yes, TB2 and the Eagle do share a few design features. And there was the Lunar Module Carrier that launched and recovered the moon shuttles in UFO; very TB2.
Space:1999 was just the best for tech. The integrated Com-Lock was the smart phone 35 years ahead of its time, with built-in Facetime/Skype, NFC coded door entry, computer access etc. The travel tube as well, brilliant. Pity the stories let the series down so often.
vessels in Elite?
with additional boosters and fuel pods strapped to the backbone, IIRC. I loved the modular concept of the Eagle. One C&C module, one lifting body, several payload modules (general transport module, habitation & exploration pod, atomic waste carrier & winch module).
The C&C module could act like a lifeboat and IIRC docked with a variety of compatible ship bodies that they came across. I think there was a ship called a Swift that they found once.
She's gonna starve.
Oh, I don't mind the government being in my head, at least I can keep an eye on them there.
I'm not worried about being tracked or anything, it's just that:
(1) I don't want someone with a RFID relay picking my pocket
(2) It interferes with my travelcard (as does the Hertz Connect card I have, but there's a valid reason for having RFID in that as it needs to work through a van windscreen!)
(3) I didn't ask for it, and when I phoned up to ask if I could have one without it, they said NO.
(4) I'm not planning on using it, and if I do want to use it, I can always ask for it.
OK. I used a torch and a magnifying glass to locate the antenna wires and removed their connection to the chip with a spot face cutter.
I don't know if it works or not, but I feel much better for having done it.
I would like some form of hardware disable for the 'wave pay' technology that seems to be in all the new cards I'm getting. A pull tab that exposes the chip to UV and wipes it maybe. Because I don't want to be waiting in the queue at Tesco or at a ticket barrier, with some guy reading my card and wirelessly transmitting it to his mate who's buying a half-bottle of Scotch with my dosh, or topping up his Oyster card with £15.
I got stopped this summer by the traffic police in Southend over an (unknown to me) irregularity with my VOSA status (an IT SNAFU of course from two years back when I'd first bought the car).
If I'd have wound down my window and said "What're you f*ing stopping me for? I ain't f*ing done nuffin!" I'd quite rightly have expected my day out to have been cut short, a trip to the station, myself and my vehicle searched with a fine toothed comb and probably my car towed away with me bearing the cost. There's no need for the aggression or the profanity. Quite right that you cannot legislate for manners, but there's a definite need to send a signal that bad manners are anti-social and will not be tolerated. If this judge undermines the officer on the street's ability to warn and then arrest people over verbal abuse, then it's the thin end of the wedge for us law-abiding citizens. You might as well say that a home-owner can't defend themselves against a burglar. Oh...
An erotic alarm cock?
Ah, these are the real British Boffins still going at it. Excellent.
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