* Posts by TRT

6008 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

The TARDIS through the ages

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WTF?

How... what... I mean... where's the door?

The TARDIS as a woman? That brings a whole new literal level to the phrase "waving a sausage in the Albert Hall".

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They're not breasts...

they're Dalek bumps.

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As for developing...

the character of the TARDIS, I'm sure there's plenty of room in it.

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Wi-Fi may damage sperm, boffins warn

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Pint

Overheating penis?

No. Mine's watercooled.

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Danger worm hijacks Facebook accounts to inject banking Trojan

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Heh. Heh heh heh. Heh.

You said 'booby'.

Where's the Beavis and Butthead icon?

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Give Osborne a shovel: UK economy stuck in deep hole

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The generosity of the man!

A 5.2% rise for most former public sector workers, to be rolled out across the entire sector.

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Toshiba readies zero Watt standby mode telly

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Now if the screen could act like a solar cell...

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MPs: This plan for proper navy carriers and jets is crazy!

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Couldn't BAE build the F-18 under license?

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Jarmageddon: Marmite spill sparks biohazard threat

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I can them void...

because it was on Radio 4.

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Hmm...

Marmite and jam.

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Strap-on thruster daredevil shows off Swiss peak formation

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Nah...

Titanium because of the higher melting point.

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Slip of a lad to play James Bond's Q

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Indeed.

And those names! But I wonder if Bond would have slept with an enemy agent named Gina Talwurtz?

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Headmaster

Q is short for Quartermaster, ie stores and supplies. Do pay attention.

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FAIL

Bond. Fail now.

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Bloke claims ex swiped his sperm to make twins

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15876968

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Stop

I wish I'd have been able to have a reversible op. Seriously, don't have the snip. I mean it.

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Paris Hilton

Thank the Lord...

for nonoxynol-9.

Paris: Because she reads the packet and doesn't want to progenate. Which would be another reason to give thanks.

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FAIL

The Pressiltarian Church, obviously.

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Like I've always said...

the only *safe* sex is videotaping everything.

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Biology miss punts homemade smut to pupils

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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?

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Office 15 beta ready for fondling by early 2012

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Terminator

>Upgrading is compulsory.

And if I refuse?

>Then you are not compatible.

What happens then?

>You will be deleted.

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Joke

Previous incarnations...

of Windows were definitely tablet friendly. They had me reaching for Anadin on a regular basis.

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Boffins find new 2012 glyph on 'secret' Mayan brick

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Holmes

Feh.

The Leisure Hive. Recreation generator. Re-creation.

The brick probably had "for recreational purposes only" on it.

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Stucco...

aka Mayan Tippex(tm).

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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?

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Mushroom

baktunoob?

Back... To... Newbie?

*PANICS*

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What should a sci-fi spaceship REALLY look like?

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Ah yes. The pollution issue was of major concern for Gallifreyans. Unless you had a TARDOTA Priusdonian, of course.

*gets anorak*

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Or...

The explorers. A high-backed Wurlitzer pod.

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Holmes

The "real" TARDIS

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.

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Indeed.

Children of the Dammed anyone?

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Alien

Escaped? Nah, I wouldn't call that an escape. Uh-uh. Nooooo.

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Angel

Of course the greatest & best ship...

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.

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villi

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.

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Ah yes...

The LEXX, with its RFID gesture activated voice recognition command & control system, resident zombie, iSkull and iCandy.

God, I loved that show.

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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.

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The form...

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.

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San Diego Baywatch rules out exploding dead whale

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Trollface

Eurgh, you eat sperm?

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Whales, no. The Welsh, yes.

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Shock claim: Playing Elder Scrolls WILL MAKE YOU GAY

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MX5

No, that just makes you a pussy.

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Oh come on...

Playing a video game doesn't make you gay. Having sex with a member of your own genital grouping makes you gay.

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Demon Currys iPad showered kids with HARD-CORE smut

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FAIL

It blocks *shoppers*, yes, but does it block staff from viewing said pink parade? Pass the screen wipes...

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NHS minister's bombshell: I get emails from dead people

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Black Helicopters

Sarcasm icon missing

@Magnus_pym

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.

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But what if your MP is Oliver Letwin?

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.

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Megaphone

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.

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Richard Branson plans submarine tours of dead whale corpse

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Coffee/keyboard

I done a LOL.

@angryboffin. You owe me a keyboard.

Made me wonder if NR would be rebranded as The National Bank of Whales?

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Siri?

Remind me to book a trip on the HMS Rubberneck.

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We talk to Moon designer about ULTIMATE sci-fi ship

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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.

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What about...

vessels in Elite?

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There was a variant...

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.

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San Diego woman strips to bikini to look for her chihuahua

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Yep

She's gonna starve.

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