Re: He missed his vocation
I'm not the only one who has the music from the old Castrol GTX advert in his head, am I? :-)
39 posts • joined 23 Feb 2012
"At 72 to 120-odd feet per day I say it was made to crawl."
I'd assumed that had something to do with the time it takes for commands to get to the rover. Imagine you send it the wrong way and didn't realise immediately. Doesn't it take something like 20 mins for transmissions to get to "the Mars"? *
Less chance of it flinging itself off a cliff before you can correct if it's moving at the rate of an asthmatic ant carrying some very heavy shopping.
* Sorry, Dr Ellen, I just couldn't resist! :-)
I think this is to do with broadcasting rights.
Channels buy the right to broadcast a movie, for example, once. To show it on the +1 channel counts as second broadcast instance and, therefore, they would be required to pay a second fee to show it on that channel.
I reckon this will settle once the contracts etc. have been updated to include the +1 channels. The contracts are agreed months/years in advance (as is the way with big businesses and their legal depts.) and these were likely drawn up before the +1 channels became properly established and, therefore, the legality of showing the program twice is a grey area, leading to broadcasters not wanting to take the chance on being charged twice by the owners of the rights to the movie.
I'm guessing here so, if anyone knows for sure, I'd be keen to hear what the acutal facts are.
"Send in the planes!"
"But sir, they have anti-aircraft missiles!"
".....Give that man a can of Red Bull, get him to flap his arms really, really fast and send him in!"
You obviously have no idea how an air force works.
Are you forgetting Duncan Dares?
And even he pales compared to Helen Skelton who was the first person to canoe the length of the Amazon and who has walked, kite-skiied, and cycled to the South Pole......
And she's a DORIS!!
And she's tightrope walked between the chimneys of Battersea power station!!!
AND she's cute!!!
I'm off for a lie down in a darkened room with a nice cup of tea. :-/
Divine being because that's what she is. :-)
The only reason we buy fuel in litres is that the price in gallons is bloody terrifying!
Imagine if petrol stations still showed the price in gallons. My local fuel dispensary would be advertising it at 612.9p!
There'd be uproar, so our lizard-in-human-form overlords deem it should be sold by the litre.
And while I'm on the subject: Why the Hell do they bother with the .9p? Why not simply round it up (Let's face it, they'll never round it down!) to the nearest penny, that way they'd have saved a fortune in white Fablon figure 1's.
Google TLA and, after an ad for "TLA Video", it comes up with Three Letter Acronym as it's first return. Admittedly the link is to Wikipedia which, as we all know, isn't always the most reliable of sources.
But, IMO, TLA stands for Three Letter Abbreviation as that's what the R.A.F. taught me and they're never, ever wrong. :-D
Shirley you mean: Dum de dum daaa, dum de daaa, dum de dum daaa, dum de daa daa daaa.
Which, if you decode the Dums and Des as Dits and the Daas as....... well, Daas, translates as VUV2 in Morse code.
Now all I have to do is find some way of connecting VUV2 to some fake moon landings and I'm set for the weekend. :-D
NURSE!! I'VE LOST MY TIN FOIL HAT AGAIN!!
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