* Posts by Lee Staniforth

9 posts • joined 1 Jun 2007

Obama may militarise NASA to save money

Lee Staniforth

Pure Science Research?

It's the end of Pure Space Science Research as we know it, Jim.

It may seem like a good idea to help reduce costs, but the main point of NASA is pure science/space research. A closer tie to the US military will inevitably mean that the experiements will have to produce some tangible and useful result. Not to say that pure science research doesn't produce tangible results, by the way...

The Hadron Collider: What's it all about, then?

Lee Staniforth

@Oh Dear

Re the BBC"Big Bang Machine": my 6 year old daughter was upset yesterday, and didn't want to go to school as she thought the world was going to end. We had to tell her a little white lie that the experiment had already happened. Her response was "Oh yes, I remember, everything went small". Perhaps she knows something we don't!?!

Lee Staniforth

Live Link to The End of the World

Here's a link to a live stream from CERN (English). Unless it's all fake of course! We're dooomed!

http://tf1.lci.fr/infos/endirect/0,,4078645,00-le-lancement-de-l-accelerateur-de-particules-.html

The Google-isation of all the net's access points

Lee Staniforth

Downloaded it!

... and it looks good!

It's certainly fast.

Crisp interface.

Famous Five film lined up

Lee Staniforth

Oh dear god - no

Hear that loud humming noise?

It's Ms Blyton rotating quickly!

Arthur C. Clarke dead at 90

Lee Staniforth

Au Revoir

I don't feel I know you well enough to call you Arthur, so will use Mr Clarke instead.

Very shocked to hear this news, but you've had a good innings, as my parents would say.

Really loved your Foundation Series, Stanger in a Stange Land, Dirk Gently and, of course, your Discworld series...

Our thought will be with your forever (and of course I'm joking about the list of books above - after all, if one cannot laugh at death, what can one do?)

WTC collapse voted 'most memorable TV moment'

Lee Staniforth

WTF

David Brent>

Shurely shome mishtake?

(Or do Freeviewers actually have a sense of irony?)

Power gadget set to cut electricity bills

Lee Staniforth

Dragon's Den?

Is this the same as, or related to, one of the products they showed on BBC2's Dragon's Den?

Cat owner protests against privacy-invading Google

Lee Staniforth

Errr...

... and mentioning this to a paper that takes a photo of you INSIDE your house isn't invading your privacy???

Who says the Americans don't understand irony, eh?

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