* Posts by J0015

12 posts • joined 5 Mar 2010

Scissors cut paper. Paper wraps rock. Lab-made enzyme eats plastic



Sounds a bit Doomwatch to me...


Mind you, the series could be ready for a remake.

LOHAN chews the fat with US TV station over Spaceport's FAA-ilure


Change of State

Maybe a change of state is required. Engadget is reporting that "Space balloon company finds a home in Arizona". They may be able to help...

Reg readers fret over misty-eyed LOHAN


You have a head start.

Have you guys seen this on Kickstarter? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1472815895/axis-1-a-step-towards-access-to-the-stars-for-ever

The right time to drink coffee


Re: Coffee

Good coffee I'd more important than oxygen or sex.

Canuck truck stuck in muck


Re: How is the U of M supply truck doing.

Maybe they need to borrow some tools from another team...

Burger-rage horse dumps on McDonald's: Rider saddled with fat fine


Video as requested

Mark Thomas "did" Mcdonalds with a tank in his C4 TV programs (I think it was in the 80's or 90's).


Microsoft Office 2013 vs. Office 365: Is either right for you?


Cloud; not now we thave Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendment Act

I see that the US government has just killed Office 365 and with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendment Act allowing them to snoop into everyone’s online data.




“"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully.

"It's the same thing," he said.”

LOHAN ideas..


Another consideration.

Another cnsideration.

Has anyone thought of the volatiles that may be removed from the propellant at these low pressures? I’m sure that something will come off, the low temperature will help stabilise things. But it should be considered.

Bloke with spanners attacks LOHAN's dodgy plumbing


Water in REHAB is a good idea, Water in the Vac pump is not

When I worked in a lab, we always used a "cold finger" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_finger) filled with a mixture of dry ice & acetone to condense and freeze any water vapour immediately before the pump to protect the vac pump from water. If not removed, this water can form an emulsion with the oil in the pump and this is not good news. Try removing “butter” from the pump as I had to as a new lab technician when I forgot to put the dry ice in the cold finger…

Because you are interested in the pressure around the motor, the point at which you measure that pressure should be as close to the motor/main chamber as possible.

Plucky Czechs force Street View changes



I think everyone should play dead as soon as an image grabbing car is spotted, could add some interesting images...

Brits blame Apple, Nokia, RIM et al for smartphone woes

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Not all are reluctant to move

Take a look at the posts at Get Satisfaction (O2) to see the depth of feeling for the unfortunate (me included) who went to O2 just to get the iPhone then realised that they don't have the network to support smart phones.


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