Such short term thinking!
1406 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
Opportunity has had a good innings and may well still yet survive.
Many lessons learned during these missions will no doubt improve / extend expectations for future visits.
Re: The Whole Liability Thing
I remember when we ‘got the internet’ at work in 1996, Luddite I was sharing the office with’s first comment was, “So, can you get porn on that?”. A quick check at playboy.com revealed that indeed you could!
Re: They need that 2-week adjournement
It's not that bad!
Re: RE: Shadmeister
WARNING: DO NOT FEED THE TROLL
Re: dont bother with dating sites
I was hovering on the upvote button until the sexbots comment.
Re: Gender balance
Is your male friend "stout"?
Re: Gender balance
Just having reach 50 this year and ended a relationship a year ago I got onto match.com.
As other replies here, I sent about 15 sincere and genuine messages without any hint of reply before giving up (and meeting someone new the old fashioned way). Since I'm not the sort of person to spam just anything warm with boobs, it takes me a while to find someone I actually want to write to, and then to discover they may well miss my message because of all the other crap they get.
This age bracket is tricky too, many suitors are divorced and the traditional 'man older than woman' pairings are being explored with many women seeking an age range around their own but with a large bulge (ahem) towards the younger side: "sick of husband, divorced, young buck required for oo-la-la".
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that (best of luck!), just that it is fanciful, as are dating sites in general.
My advice is that you are most likely to find a soul mate through normal processes but it may require some effort beyond a cursory look on your phone before going to sleep: join a club or society, frequent new bars, and keep going until you are noticed.
In my view dating sites can provide a glimmer of hope and allow you to at least view (hopefully real) examples of the gender of preference and wonder 'what if', while you go about normal life until someone real comes out of absolutely nowhere (as is often the case).
What a blockhead!
Re: "a 180 degree turn away from the president’s promise"
At least it shows there is a hurricane!
Re: "Everyone from the BBC through to Primark are responsible for this culture."
Pizza hut, Pizza hut, Kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut, McDonalds, McDonalds
My Scouts used to sing that 20 years ago, it was just a “Scout song”, I never really saw any relationship between that and some sort of capitalist conspiracy.
Re: Marketspeak bingo
Nah, they missed ROI
Re: Noticed that with BA
No pleasing some people
Re: Ilike the 380
news about QF 32 was splashed across the TV
Reminds me of Airplane (1980) where the in flight movie is showing a fiery aeroplane crash scenario
The article was posted in the Science section.
sovereign claims cannot be made
Why did they put a flag on it then?
An artist's impression of diamonds emitting radiation around a protostar
Diamonds - check
Protostar - check
+1 for Nightwish \m/
There was cake, but they weren't allowed to eat any of it.
potentially infect the asteroid with terrestrial trash
Sshhh, no one tell Philae it’s terrestrial trash.
whopping eight billion miles
Even that not-planet Pluto’s distance is usually quoted on Astronomical Units, I have no idea how far billions of miles is.
Time slows down in a sweaty lift due to the zero point fart
Other than spelling "NOAA" wrong
I even double checked it and still got it wrong! :-D
Did the researchers fly their plane in a curve, you know, in NOOA’s arc?
In our company (well, in our division), we equate a revenue generator's time at $15/minute == $15/minute lost opportunity* at each time solving badly setup AV in meeting rooms. I could predict a direct correlation between 'IT savings' (i.e. reduced overhead) on investment in proper installation and training that then gets passed on to the revenue generating part of the organization as a reduction in margin.
*10 participants waiting 10 minutes to sort out the AV before every meeting can start = $1500 lost opportunity** / compressed project time frame / late delivery / corner cutting to take account of the time / rework because of corner cutting / employee extra work after hours to make up the time / employee burn out ... it can add up**
***8 meetings a month x 12 months = $144,000***
***individual results may vary
Microsoft hopes users will leap from their seats and prod the screens with excited fingers
I'd like to see some successful use cases, filmed in the actual environment they were used in, instead of compressing an entire product development into a few minutes of dramatic video.
What was presented is far too simplistic and requires significant C-level corporate vision, rather than a few SharePoint site collections splattered around the company network.
Re: I almost feel sorry for Le Singe
The Ecuadorian statement did not specify exactly what it was that Assange said to bring about the measure
Apparently, he called the EU an empty-headed animal-food-trough wiper, would fart in their general direction, that their mother was a hamster, and their father smelt of elderberries.
Lots to see here
I was still a child when Skylab was around, but I loved the old Horizon programmes about it, really great stuff! The fact that you could moved around in normal clothes, and they always looked like they were having so much fun*, spinning themselves around (demonstrating the law of conservation of angular momentum), and swallowing floating globules of water. Even as a kid I was sad when Skylab had to end. :'(
But then of course we had space shuttle coming! :-D
*the bits on TV anyway
Re: Ikea trip rules...
I only go for the free pencils, and they're really easy to find.
Re: It's not for everyone but for most it could be good
Just boot from floppy disk!
moganite, a grey-coloured oxide mineral with the chemical formula SiO2 (silicon dioxide)
Isn't that just quartz?
Re: Landing, that's easy
Indeed a feat!
New study shows the Sun will turn into a planetary nebula after all
What's Wikipedia? Everything's in my phone.
two million sunblock
Since SPF (in theory) extends your normal burn time by 'F' times, if you would otherwise normally burn in 15 minutes, then you get to see the view for almost 60 years before having to go inside for a lie down.
Re: Hmm. Gas giant sized but with no clouds.....
Clouds usually aren't gas
Or churned up differently layered gas due to convection, coriolis forces, etc.
Michael Draine in Wet Carter.
I'll get my draincoat.
I imagine s/he'd feel guttered.
I'd call it a sense of community.
which caused heating in the brain
Re: Read the post!
When can I have one at home?
Re: So basically....
The sodium is to be added after the linguine!
launch vehicles, lunar lander spacecraft, lunar surface systems
It's going to get awfully messy up there.
In physics, "on the scale of" can be anywhere within an order of magnitude. Google says a human hair is about 30 - 100 microns thick, so 15 microns is "on the scale of" a human hair.
Re: There is a different (and useful) campus based application
Could be OK for enclosed / private / secure environments.
Much like the internet, was never designed with security in mind, my concern is these things getting stolen for their contents, or even their components. What about 'fake' ones delivering all sorts of mayhem?
How will the ne'er do wells see fit to exploit these little fellas?
Many a fond memory of playing Hack then Nethack at poly in the 80's, oft a lecture missed due to playing, and still playing at midnight, getting dinner from the vending machine. Worthy notes: cockatrices, David's Treasure Zoo, swarms of orcs and bees, Maud, FOOBIE BLETCH, 'Nothing happened', wearing a cursed ring of levitation, and a wand of death bouncing back to you!
If you like the playability and want a modern take, try Wazhack.