* Posts by Dave Ball

5 publicly visible posts • joined 7 May 2008

Mars projected to collide with Earth

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Mars? Mercury? "largely thanks to the Mercury's distinctly lopsided orbit"?

Not sure about 'edition' for that matter.. post-pub article?

I suppose the Hitchhikers Guide planetary billiards reference is obligatory .. mine's the one in the rather nifty superintelligent shade of blue..

Snipers - Cowardly assassins, or surgical soldiers?

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Gotta love people who only read the first page of an article..

UK's future super-stealth jumpjet 'rock solid' - Brit test pilot

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@Harriers, AC

Presumably two AMRAAM is the best option for taking off and landing in a warmer climate? Or for safe landing at least. Plus, you ask a dumbass question like 'do they have to get fired in pairs?' as the sentence right after you say how unstable the Harrier was to land?

Here's a more important question - does commenting on stories of a military nature automatically reduce your IQ, or does it just attract the 'I've-read-Tom-Clancy-now-I-know-everything" crowd?

Mine's the one with the copy of The Bear And The Dragon in the pocket, damn good book!

DARPA calls for 'DUDE' combo infra-nightscope

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@AC - Headset/Gunsight issues

That's a wonderful comment. Now go back, read the article, and maybe apply your comment to a system that can be attached to a gun, not a headset? Honestly, it's like being on /. sometimes..

This does actually seem like a fairly sensible idea though, take it away and bring it back when it has a terahertz viewer and built-in IFF!

Scientists create Chewbotca robot muncher

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Did anyone else..

read the title as Chewbacca?