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  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Original from Woodie Guthrie....
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    That header is a link? Just click on it to see the original and hit Back to return to the reply....
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Conversion kits for standard bikes run at a bit more than 400 quid (actually around 400 currency units, the one I bought was from a Netherlands company and eventually charged in Euro but shipped from a UK warehouse) and somewhere...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Hydrogen fuelled first stages stuggle to get off the ground unassisted, the Delta-IV and D-IV-H could just manage but everything else uses additional side boosters to get started. The Soviet Energia used liquid fuelled boosters (basically four Zenits, capable rockets...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    No tears shed by the New-Space parts of the industry after the recent departure of the former senator for Alabama. The SpaceX pitch for the Lunar Lander for the Artemis programme had one part described as a [REDACTED] due to...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Unfortunately NASA only got to do the detail work and not the big picture design for the Senate Launch System. Given a free hand they'd probably have come up with something a lot more like the Saturn V with a...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    You've inserted the word "legally" before "abandoned" which is a completely different situation. In the situation being discussed the ship will be registered somewhere like Panama or Liberia and the owner of record will be a shell company in a...
  • Commented on New guest blogger: qntm
    American English, not proper English....
  • Commented on WTF
    4 used by the Qeng Ho in Vernor Vinge's "A Deepness In The Sky". Except they're aware that there is a discrepancy between that event and the zero epoch, and they use more than 32 bits to store time/date....
  • Commented on WTF
    Looking at a couple of videos on their YouTube channel I get the impression that only one end of the furnace is actively heated, trying to make it so it can be drained would be very difficult, and there are...
  • Commented on WTF
    One complication with float glass (and IIRC a major reason why commercial production didn't happen until the 1950s) is the need to keep oxygen away from the Tin bath. Tin Oxide sticks to the glass and gives you a thin...
  • Commented on WTF
    A4 sized fresnel magnifiers are cheap and plastic, eg this one which isn't quite A4 now I read the details, but. If you've got one you can take a mould from it and make more using stuff like recycled PET...
  • Commented on WTF
    Brigadoon is the title of a Hollywood musical. It is not now, and never was, in any way, shape or form an actual place. Err, yes, and? Actually the Hollywood film didn't happen for seven years after the Broadway stage...
  • Commented on WTF
    anyone want to recommend which town in Scotland gets tossed back to 2034 from 2237 due to a malfunctioning physics experiment Brigadoon hits some kind of temporal barrier and bounces?...
  • Commented on WTF
    Various bits of Saudi Arabia already own a chunk of Twitter, they're the second biggest shareholder after Musk himself. Qatar's sovereign fund also owns a chunk....
  • Commented on WTF
    Could he afford to have another go at PM?...
  • Commented on WTF
    "Watch me wallaby's feed, mate, watch me wallaby's feed. They're a dangerous breed, mate, so watch me wallaby's feed."...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Ribbit! The green of Enlightenment of course....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Could be worse. 18 months or so back the USAF tried landing an Osprey on the Addenbrooke's Hospital helipad. Landing went OK, but the takeoff didn't go so well. (Bit behind with reading comments due to a weekend in Leeds...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    HMS Belfast moored in the Thames has its guns aimed at Scratchwwod Services on the M1 in case the Northerners get uppity......
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    You're reading wrong then. It's illegal to sell alcohol to under 18s but depending on circumstances perfectly legal for them to drink alcohol someone else has purchased, eg a glass of wine with a meal in a restaurant if 16...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    One useful thing that happened with the switch to 625 line transmissions in the UK was that the transmitters became colocated. With the 405 line VHF system the BBC and ITV transmitters would probably be in different directions but for...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    If it's a sycamore then chopping the top off probably won't kill the roots, it will just throw up a new trunk. I've managed to defeat a few in my garden but there's others keep coming back. It's been ~20...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    One of the 22 spectral bands measured by VIIRS covers most of the visible spectrum and is specifically designed to measure light pollution....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    None of your UK examples are what I'd describe as poll workers, they are party activists involved in the campaign so any remuneration would be up to the party and must comply with campaign finance law. Poll workers would be...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Added twist: vessels with nobody aboard are currently in maritime law classed as abandoned The latest SpaceX drone ship is in theory capable of taking itself out to the recovery zone, collect the returning booster and bring it back to...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Boeing at least appear to have no remaining institutional knowledge on how to bid on fixed price contracts. They're currently nearly a billion down on the Starliner crew capsule contract and 1.9 billion on the Air Force One contract. They're...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    There are a lot of papers about significant weight gain (and loss) following fecal transplants, also effects on auto-immune conditions....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Ely to Kings Lynn has several short platforms in between, more obvious now since they've at least partly sorted the power supply issues that restricted the number and size of trains that could run on that line....
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