* Posts by gekko

4 posts • joined 5 Feb 2018

Here come the riled MPs (it's private, huh), Facebook's a digital 'gangster' ('disingen-u-ous'). Zuckerberg he is a failure (on sharing data)

gekko

Re: na nananana

It was lifted from "Land of a Thousand Dances" which dates back to the '60s.

Cannibal & the Headhunters had a hit version in 1965 that introduced the Na Na bit

Hungover this morning? Thought 'beer before wine and you'll be fine'? Boffins prove old adage just isn't true

gekko
Facepalm

Beer and wine don't go together

Why would anyone drink both beer and wine in the same evening? Never have and never will. They just aren't compatible.

Beer and whiskey? Sure.

"Whiskey on beer, have no fear. Beer on whiskey, that can be risky."

Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

gekko

The New York location is actually Long Island City, which is an area in the Borough of Queens, which is one of the five boroughs that make up New York City.

Epic spacewalk, epic FAIL: Cosmonauts point new antenna in the wrong direction

gekko

Direction does matter.

If the antenna is high-gain, as the article says, it is basically uni-directional. If it is not aimed at the Earth as it is supposed to be, it will not function well at all. I think NASA just didn't want to make the cosmonauts look stupid.

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