* Posts by Precordial thump

12 posts • joined 8 Jun 2019

How do we stop filling the oceans with Lego? By being a BaaS-tard, toy maker suggests

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Obligatory xkcd

Lego makes more tyres than any other company on earth

'We go back to the Moon to stay': Apollo vets not too chuffed with NASA's new rush to the regolith

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There's an alleged nuclear power plant near Pripyat that fell to pieces decades ago...

(too soon?)

Here we go again: US govt tells Facebook to kill end-to-end encryption for the sake of the children

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(channeling Ali G)

No, the FB, Aiiiiii

.. ..-. / -.-- --- ..- / -.-. .- -. / .-. . .- -.. / - .... .. ... then a US Navy fondleslab just put you out of a job

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Re: Union Flag distress signal

Switzerland is a great country! Their flag is a big plus, as well...

Right-click opens up terrifying vistas of reality and Windows 95 user's frightful position therein

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Re: And how do you show a space

By that logic, we no longer need both "look" and "see". Which one will we get rid of?

Cloud, internet biz will take a Yellowhammer to the head in 'worst case' no-deal Brexit

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Re: What's in a name?

Is misleading parliament a crime? I think it's consistently held as grounds for resignation, but that would require the perpetrator to have a sense of shame.

Can you download it to me – in an envelope with a stamp?

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Re: Deliberately obnoxious

Surprised the other dialogue didn't have Elvish subtitles in Tengwar...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

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You can't wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!

Summer vacations put an end to rampant desktop crimewave

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Maybe this is where they've gone

Finally, an answer to the age-old question, "where have all the bloody teaspoons gone?"

Keep a lookout for the HHGTTG reference.

It's so hot, UK needs to start naming heatwaves like we do when it's a bit windy – climate boffins

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Ours are called February and March.

Could you just pop into the network room and check- hello? The Away Team. They're... gone

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Re: Not an explosion, just my own daftness...


Defibrillator Capacitor

Capacitance range: 32 to 200 uF.

Rated Energy:150 to 500 Joules.

Dissipation factor 120 Hz: 2.5X10-3.

Rated voltage: 1800 to 6000 VDC.

Test Voltage : Between terminals: 110% rated DC voltage for 10 seconds. Terminal to case: Up to 10 KVDC.

Typical operating life: 2000 to 10,000 Cycles.

Temperature range: -40°C to 65°C.

I've worked with these for 20 years and never seen or heard of one exploding. Suddenly I feel very glad of that. I suppose to overload one of those to the point of detonation takes more than one wall socket.

There's a reason why my cat doesn't need two-factor authentication

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Re: Schengen sucks and everyone is looking the other way

Then imagine the fun you can have, being a citizen of a non-EU non-Schengen country whose government had in place visa waiver agreements with most Western European countries before Schengen came into force. These agreements are still in force. The Schengen countries are obliged to respect them, regardless of the 90/180 limitations and regardless of time already spent in other Schengen countries. And there's a convenient chain of nations, from Scandinavia down to Spain, every one of which says they'll grant you a 60-90 day visa on arrival.

If you can prove you were legally in each one of that chain of countries, and in the country you're in at the moment, it's possible for such a non-EU citizen to stay in the Schengen area for nearly two and a half years. Legally. Visit the UK somewhere in there, however briefly, and with the right timing you can reset the clock entirely.

And then try explaining that to the NESB plod who asks to see your passport.


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