* Posts by lidgaca

14 posts • joined 28 Oct 2014

Astronomer slams sexists trying to tear down black hole researcher's rep

lidgaca

Re: ? ? ?

'Social Media' ...

"One word out of place, one remark that is outside currently 'correct' thinking or just one slightly inaccurate statement and you get rubbished - at best. I am fed up of hearing of people getting trolled for no good reason at all."

Amen to that. Anyone else remember Dr Matt Taylor at the Philae Lander conference ? There were more twits about his shirt than about the achievement..

I also refuse to drink the kool-aid.

-- Chris

Having AI assistants ruling our future lives? That's so sad. Alexa play Despacito

lidgaca

Re: OTT

The best bit will be when we have a network outage and 'smart young things' start dying of thirst.

Mark, you are worried about the wrong things here. This is beyond stupid.

Translating Facebook's latest 'Hard Questions' PR spin – The Reg edit

lidgaca
Coat

Zuck-aid. It's made of people.

Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen

lidgaca

Elephant in the room ...

Nobody has mentioned immigration ... This has been a contentious enough issue during the past few EU years. How would we possibly be able to police our borders if it becomes known that Britain = Free Beer for life ?

Imagine the candles on its birthday cake: Astro-eggheads detect galaxy born in universe's first billion years

lidgaca
Headmaster

Big, yeah but not the biggest ...

"The LMT, meanwhile, is our planet's largest single-dish radio telescope"

The link says that the LMT is 32 (or 50) m dia ... the rather old Lovell telescope at Joderell Bank is 76 m dia ...

-- Chris

Grab a fork! Unravelling the Internet of Things' standards spaghetti

lidgaca

Re: Well ...

Yeah, but how the hell can we *sell* you stuff if all you have is a simple thermostat ?

Blue sky basic income thinking is b****cks

lidgaca

"Blimey, this redistribution of wealth is trickier than I thought." -- Dennis Moore

-- Chris

The ball's in your court, Bezos: Falcon 9 lands after launching satellites

lidgaca
Joke

Re: but how much re-use can you get?

Take it to the hand car wash on the corner - they do a rocket valet job for 15 quid ...

Put it away: Dwarf's 'supermassive' marvel is actually smallest thing boffins have ever seen

lidgaca

Re: Are you sure about that size?

No, the Schwarzschild radius is proportional to the mass, so as indicated above it should be 50,000 times the Sun's ...

Hole in (Number) Two: MYSTERY golf-course pooper strikes again

lidgaca
Pint

Re: "an application to put up surveillance cameras has been denied."

There's lots of words I'd use to describe the output of Christianssands Bryggeri (*) , 'Bloody Expensive" would be top of the list, and the superlatives would stop at 'Adequate for task' ...

Can't argue about the scenery tho' :)

-- Chris

* Back in the day, the only beer you could get in Stavanger.

ATTENTION SETI scientists! It's TOO LATE: ALIENS will ATTACK in 2049

lidgaca

Naw, we're safe ...

There's no coherent information in the signal, it'll be dropped as noise.

Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

lidgaca
Joke

Re: Self Importance?

Didn't he play centre half for Benfica in '08 ?

Rosetta probot drilling denied: Philae has its 'leg in the air'

lidgaca

They were never going to be able to drill without Bruce Willis on board.

Caption this: CERN needs pic tags. Serious answers only, kids

lidgaca
Coat

I don't know what he's doing, but it;s obviously Killroy ...

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