* Posts by steveie_b

7 posts • joined 19 Nov 2010

Geo-boffins drill into dino-killing asteroid crater, discover extinction involves bad smells, chilly weather, no broadband internet...


Re: Pints

Could have been even earlier 1790.....proposal by France to US and UK, defining the metre as the distance swung by a pendulum in a second (or something). No-one could decide on the latitude at which this measurement was to be taken.

I'm just not sure the computer works here – the energy is all wrong



Getting lots of memories reading the comments here....

Over the years high-frequency moulding machines and lift switching gear has caused problems with PC's.

Singer Link-Miles.....ah yes...fun on the South Coast .. One particular story I remember involved a flight crew not paying attention during their training on the simulator and then having a VERY expensive accident with the real thing......

...But the one that got me thinking was the Olivetti PC's...was it the M24 .. that were ever so slightly non-standard.......

Basically RUBBISH 'COMET of the Century' ISON snapped by HiRISE in Mars orbit



Ratfinks...volatilizes is a word in the scrabble dictionary........

Casablanca to screen for free on Facebook


Re: It's not freedom, it's greedom

Do you write the T&C's for Mickeysoft licences?

London Olympics shop in Union Jack outrage


Pedant alert ......Union Flag \ Jack

The OED defines the Union Jack as "Originally and properly, a small British Union Flag flown as the jack of a ship"

However, an Admiralty Circular of 1902 noted that the two names were interchangeable, and Parliament confirmed the terminology in 1908 by declaring 'the Union Jack should be regarded as the national flag.

With acknowledgment to "The Union Jack, the story of the British Flag" by Nick Groom

Earth receives picture postcard of Milky Way


And if you just look closely...

at the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm, you can just see where they are building the Hyperspace bypass. They need to get rid of that insignificant little blue-green planet though.

Shell's London office UNDER WATER and besieged by GIANT EELS



They should be able to fill their hovercarft though.....

Meanwhile at the tobacconists

....would you like to come back to my place bouncy bouncy

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