* Posts by Roger Denholm

10 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jul 2008

Imagine! Government to legislate against badness

Roger Denholm
Paris Hilton

Pms and poverty

We in Oz had a PM promise no child would live in poverty last century.

Things got worse

Paris, because she knows poverty, not

'Bionic ear' can detect Wi-Fi, FM,GPS signals simultaneously

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@AC re Nokia

misread it I suggest old chap.

Nokia were trying to harvest the "electro-magnetic fog" around us.

Finally a productive use for all those radars...

Ellison pits Sun and Oracle against AJAX and Google

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Prey on you

Prey for you ?

You mean prey on you, or was that meant to be Oracle ?

Really, Dear Reg, surely not another typo for the likes of we web minions to pinion, I mean opine ?

ISS re-wee tech triumph heralds golden showers in orbit

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actually ol' son, in one of the northern Antipodean burgs of Oz, this was the Next Big Thing.

Right up until the floods started a few months ago.

Moblin 2.0 Linux goes alpha (again)

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why not DSL and save another fork

One more small footprint distro to ignore.

Already plenty exist. With a linux having a dynamic linking kernel, why do special branches on something largely commodity, like Intel chips.

Branson mothership bottom smacked in 'touch & go' incident

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Black Helicopters


tail scrapes were common on passenger flights in earlier times.

When exiting B727 via rear ramp one could look up and see scrapes.

I have been on DC9s with a horrible scraping sound aft on a steep take off.

As for other aviation, a mild tail scrape is not good practice, but happens.

A lack of rudder authority does bother me though.

A mere 15 knot cross wind is no threat or most well flown aircraft.

Not unheard off either.

Early Super Sabres needed extra vertical surface for starters.

Black Helo because they can scrape bellies too. Paris might do to

Doughnut balloon-chute spaceships to reach Mars, Neptune

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how quaint

another supersonic shockwave rider, how 1960s.

XB70 did it. Now thats what I call variable geometry

Fresh tech hiccup for V-22 tiltrotor fleet

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@David Bell

drilled nuts and lockwire out of favour since WWII??

Not on a lot of aircraft I fly.

Simple, light, cheap, effective and easy to check in preflight.

Also much easier to deal with when the bolts need to come out than locktite.

Lockwire dates back decades, but so do many effective safety methods.

Bring on the Simplex pusher contra-rotating chopper anyway.

Also simpler mechanically, same speed, same landing as V22.

Paris Hilton scoops triple Razzie dishonour

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stop this tripe

Except for our common mascot, skip this annoying, cloying, treacly tripe.

We want IT, shiny toys, hardware, Paris, damn, I was going so well, there too....

Google unfurls less laughable Wikipedia

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conspiracy theory

I wonder if the ganj section will have a grassy knol ?

Mines the one with the two stroke oil stains