* Posts by shinanygnz

11 posts • joined 20 Dec 2010

Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab


Rolling back to 1830

The gist of the Argentinian position appears to be that we return to the map of the world in 1830 so they get the Falklands, but by that argument we get India, Canada, Australia, large chunks of Africa, etc., etc. back. Sounds like a win for us, though the current inhabitants may or may not be too happy about that. As for the state of Europe, well, that'll be interesting with no Germany, the Prussians back, Italy breaking up, and so forth, and the Turks might like it too.

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Deep-fried cheesy Hungarian


Go to snack of choice

in Leipzig at Wave Gotik Treffen, washed down with a nice cold Radeberger or Ur-Krostitzer, well several usually. Roll on this May



Re: Here we go again.

They already know


What does a flashmob of 1,024 robots look like? Just like this



Someone call SG1 quickly and we can kill them at v0.1

Robot cars to hit Blighty in 2015


Will your car kill you to save another?

Have a read of this, quite thought provoking.


Now do you still fancy the idea?

Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then


Great fun, and Gauntlet 2 was just as good. It was such sweet revenge after "so and so is eating all the food/stealing all the treasure" to wait for a shots stun other players level, stun the smegger and shove them into the room with level 3 ghost generators.

Fingers crossed this lives up to the legacy.

No, pesky lawyers, particle colliders WON'T destroy the Earth


Re: ... and back to the subject ...

Largely what I was wondering. They even give the game away in their statement, "...might be profitably reappraised"

It's past time to line up the lawyers and accountants

NASA quandary: Should Curiosity channel Fast and Furious for Martian dune-buggy jump?


Re: So, they landed it in a hole...

As the Cat would say, "laser our way through". Why else did they install one?

Higgs Boson hiding place narrows


Careful what you feed the kitteh


Richard Branson to prowl oceans' hadal depths in flying sub


Virgin New World Order is coming

Virgin Galactic and now this... yes see where you're going there. It even mentioned lasers on the sub. He doesn't live in a volcano lair on his island (fortress) does he? :-)

Seriously, good luck to him. As many others have said, at least he's doing something interesting and worthwhile with his money.

Missile defence FAIL: US 'kill vehicle' space weapon flunks test


Back to the Future?

They did have nukes on the end of some interceptors back in the day (50s & 60s), then they discovered the joys of high altitude EMP and what it did to electronics on the ground, and then there's the various treaties that are supposed to stop that sort of thing.

IIRC (I'm supposed to be working, so haven't checked my possibly faulty memory), the 80s era ASAT weapon deployed a wire net behind it to increase the chances of interception, but actually hit in the couple of tests before they canned the project. You don't need to hit with much at closing speeds of several thousand mph to make a mess of the target.

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