* Posts by Andrew Prentis

6 posts • joined 16 Jun 2007

McLaren fined $100m for spying

Andrew Prentis

Just a thought...

If the constructors championship ends up with the predicable result, ie Ferrari being GIVEN the title, then what we need is some people who have got nothing to loose and don't give a damn what the FIA says... hmmm say Top Gear, to do a "Real F1 Constructors Championship" Trophy and award it to McClaren :D

We ALL know who will REALLY win the championship, now matter who is given the trophy.

Reference kilo shows mysterious weight loss

Andrew Prentis

@Richard Stubbs

Gravity is not dependent up on the rotational speed of the earth. It is an intrinsic property of the volume of the earth.

Now, changes in rock density beneath a location will affect the microGravity in that region. I used to be a Geophysicist and we would use Gavitometers to measure the local gravitational field in a region and use that to model the underlying rock densities. While doing these measurements, you need to calculate the gravitational effect of the sun and the moon at the same time/location to use as a corrective factor.

Russia plans 2025 Moonbase, 2035 Mars shot

Andrew Prentis

@Richard Kilpatrick

How much He3 do you need to mine to change the mass of the moon by 1%?

Mass of moon = 7.36 × 10**22

1% = 7.36 x 10**19 which is a LOT of He3

I think the tides are safe for a few years.

Iran's 'Rescue Nuke Scientist' game battles US game studio

Andrew Prentis

Or World War 3

Take your pick!

AT&T sued by poor man's Formula 1

Andrew Prentis

Because Montoya was actually rubbish?

Remember in the 90s when Nigel Mansell went over to IndyCar, he wiped the floor with them in his rookie season. The quality of his driving was so far superior to the standard Indy drivers that he was literally streets ahead. Remember too, this was at the fag end of his racing career...

Outrage over 'sponsor a boob job' website

Andrew Prentis

Checks the date...

Okay its not April 1st... (scratches head)

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