Even when things go a bit wrong it's still impressive!
98 posts • joined 5 Apr 2011
Well done to all involved, you have earned a pint!
I saw it fly
By pure luck I was able to watch the launch from Florida, I was on holiday doing the Disney thing with my kids. I got talking to someone who realised that I liked "spacy things" and offered me a free ticket to see the launch.
I think we were about 5 miles from the pad and it was one of the loudest things I ever heard, I had seen other launches on TV and heard the sound "crackle" I just assumed that this was the microphones overloading, hearing it live and the thing crackled like gods own crisp packet!
It's my printer, I paid for it and I own it. If I want to fill it with a mixture of carbon black and liquefied dog turds I should be able to it
When did a program turn into an app??
Very very nice, well done to everyone involved, can't wait to see the pictures.
Just shows what skilled engineers can do (despite politicians!)
I wonder how the flat earth crowd explain it all though (all faked maybe??)
Don't like it, take it away!!
I'm curious, I have a phone provided by my employer, I am allowed to use it for private calls and emails. If I am stopped at the airport and asked to hand over the phone and or passwords, can I do that, as the phone does not belong to me and my employer has told me to NEVER reveal company confidential information to anyone?
If it was a weekend there would be no one available at the office to contact
Nevermind the AI, I want that coffee!!
Not ready for the "cloud"? (cloud = other peoples computers!)
I want MY data on MY hardware!
(yes I am an old fart!)
Just get the flat earthers to agree to turn the earth so it is edge on to the asteroid thus providing a much smaller target!
Re: Zebo the fat and clueless
So what? they are still needing Russia to get into space
The united states of Trumpton can't even get their own people up to their space station and back without asking Russia for help
Pluto is cool!
Is that a spark plug at the bottom of the engine?
If a radio station (digital or analogue) has adverts interupting the program I just turn it off
I have been using gmx for email for years, never had a problem. I use IMAP to pick up the emails so I never see any advertising on their webmail page
Very nice, but I would want a few more launches before I got in the drivers seat!
By coincidence, a Tesla shot past me today in NE England doing around mach 5, not sure about the colour due to the red shift!
Well.... you don't want an ugly camel do you?
It's just a case of recycling!
I paid around £80 for a Chinese cheepo android, it makes calls, texts, does email and surfs the web. What more would I want in a phone?
If it breaks it isn't the end of the world, I just get another, what does paying 10 times the price give me??
Did I read it correctly, they use "graphene oxide"
Graphine is carbon so graphene oxide must be carbon dioxide or monoxide, what am I missing?
Search my phone? but it isn't mine, it belongs to my company who are not available at weekends...so I can't give you permission to look at it...?
It's a lot of money to play a bloke who just kicks a ball around a field
Sky programs are unwatchable, I just get interested in a film and some idiot is trying to flog me car insurance. If I record the programs it's a bit better, I can skip past the adds but it's still a pain.
The hardware is unreliable, my current HD box (my 4th I think) is a record beater, it has lasted almost 2 years without having to be be replaced (though I have had to do several reformat/firmware updates)
How hard is it to wave a card over the reader??
Pay the ransom?
No, reformat and restore from off site backup :)
"pre-programmed" to an "ideal frequency" well...... what frequency is it? we need the numbers
Any good for ....
Is it any good for watching porn??
What a ....
What a prick!
I didn't want this piece of hi tech crap before, now I want it even less!
What a ...
What a prick!
works for me
Re: What about those of us who don't use Facebook?
I don't use Facelock or Twatter but would they believe me?
blasphemy, a victimless crime.
Very clever, how long before it appears in commercial products?
Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal
As I don't use either Facebog or Twatter I won't be allowed into the US, not that I would want to go while the orange muppet is in control.
How to stop them
I was pestered by one firm trying to get me to claim damages for whiplash etc. I politely pointed out that the accident involved someone knocking off my wing mirror while I was about a mile away from the vehicle. They said they would remove my details from their list, over the next few months I got several calls every week for the same thing, one day I got 3 calls in the space of an hour. I finally shut them up by saying in a loud voice "I hope you and your children all get cancer" Not nice, but they have now stopped calling me.
Re: "I still don't understand why any sane adult would ever want or need to own a gun."
Living in the UK for 62 years, I never even saw a gun in real life until about 10 years ago (that was at an airport) we have no native animals likely to attack us, I have never been in a situation where I felt the need to kill or threaten anyone. So no need for a gun (or even a big stick!)
Americans claim guns keep them safe, but there are more gun deaths in a week in America than in a year in the UK, even allowing for the difference in population size I know which feels safer to me.
I still don't understand why any sane adult would ever want or need to own a gun.
I feel so sad that we can no longer get beyond low earth orbit. What a pathetic species we have become.
(BTW, at my funeral (which I have planned in advance) the use of the phrase "passed" is banned, I will be dead and I want no wimpy euphemisms about the fact)
"less than 60 minutes" to get into a suit if there is a sudden depressurisation?
I would have thought 60 seconds would be more suitable, or dose NASA have a different meaning for the word "sudden"?
"successful attempt involved the man’s penis being punctured by a 20ml syringe and pink needle to release the stored blood."
Why a "Pink" needle does it just look nice or is it a technical term I have not heard of?
Re: My death
"Look on the Bright Side of Life" from the Life of Brian is the music I have chosen to end my funeral, I also specified that they use the cheapest coffin/body bag (no point using good beer money to feed the flames or the worms)
I have thought about my death, I have planned my funeral, arranged the music, everything, the first line in the plan is "At the funeral there should be no priests, vicars, ministers, shamans, witch doctors or other peddlers of superstitious nonsense."
When I'm dead the doctors can take whatever gloppy bits they want for transplant or research, the rest can go as cat food, makes no difference to me as I won't be using them.
After death you will only exist in the memory of those who knew you, asking where you go after that is like asking where the music goes when the band stops playing.
I hope he feels better
I hope Mr Turing feels better now.
My printer not HP's
If I buy a printer it belongs to me, I can put whatever ink I want in it, if I use crap ink and it screws the printer up then that's my problem and I would not expect to have it fixed under warranty.
Why should HP or any other manufacturer prevent me filling MY machine with liquefied dog turds if I want to, what has it got to do with them?
I had the same issue, spent an hour trying to find out why a copier "always jams when we add new paper" It worked perfectly for me every time, then I asked the operator to show me the problem. She added a ream of paper - still in it's packet and pressed the copy button. I was tempted to ask if she was allowed out on her own!
Ahhhh.... I thought our new PM was going to be Imelda May!