Wot !!! No haggis ??
I can't believe a butcher would not have a good sturdy haggis in the freezer.
One blow with that, and he'd have knocked the door off it's hinges
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So very glad to hear that a piece of computing history has not been sacrificed to the alter of the money grabbers.
It is not often that commen sense prevails, so it is refreshing that something this important has survived.
Let's hope this could be the start of a trend, but that's probably too much to wish for.
"Those tiny signals revealed that Mercury’s magnetic field is very ancient, at least 3.7 billion to 3.9 billion years old. The planet itself formed around the same time as Earth, just over 4.5 billion years ago."
Just suppose life started on Mercury when the Sun was not a pure melter, and as time went on it heated up, and the Mercurians thought, "Cop this for a game of soldiers, let go somewhere cooler!"
And there just happened to be this handy little planet nearby, with just the right environment and occupied by large meat based occupants (handy food supply).
And the rest, as they say, is history
I think they should adopt a sliding scale of objects which they don't find
more than not harmless
definitely not harmless
should be noticed
definitely should be noticed
how on earth did you miss this !!!
just as well it missed us
perhaps it is true, that ignorance is bliss
I loved my BBC micro, at the time the BASIC programming was leading edge, you could download programs on to your tape recorder from a BBC radio program (and they sometimes worked !!!).
My favourite was the racing cars one.
I also thought the sideways ROM chips were mega cool and I had a word processor and spreadsheet which I used regularly.
To run the programs, as I recall, you preceded the rom with an asterisk, so *W kicked the word processor program into life and *C brought the spreadsheet onto the screen faster than some prgrams run today.
I also had the space adventure Elite which was so far ahead of it's time... (sigh.. happy days)
I seem to recall reading, a large number of years ago, that there was a Project Daedelus proposed where we would head off at near-light speed to reach the stars.
If we detected something ahead of us, the craft would send out a fine mist, which, travelling at just below the speed of light, would smithereenerize (is that a word?) anything in it's path.
The craft would then sail serenely through the mist + pulverised remnants and carry on its way.
I almost logged out, as I thought I'd come to the wrong site.
Then I almost logged out as I thought someone had hacked into your site and gone berzerk.
I realise that El Reg is a bleeding edge journalistic site, but that doesn't mean you have to go art nouveau with your site
I hope these four "lucky" guinea pig areas were chosen, because of the high calibre of drivers who will have gathered sufficient intelligence from dodging pedestrians / cyclists / taxi drivers to be able to add "driverless" cars to their list.
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