slack bits and swivels
Also need to ensure that the lines don't get twisted (as the pin design might)...
29 posts • joined 5 Jun 2007
How about attaching the lift line from the balloon directly (through a small hole in the top of the parachute) to the payload or through the centre of the swivel fitting, (the top of the parachute could be held up on this lift line, so that the parachute lines would be slack), when the balloon bursts the parachute lines then take the full weight and become taught, with the lift line becoming slack
the lift line could hold a switch open against a spring
or something attached directly to one of the parachuute lines would then pull the pin out.
or some other way of utilising the differential in tensions between these two items (lift line and parachute lines) would be a reliable indicator of release.
Reminds me of that great song that did the rounds many years ago (I am sure still available if you google 'plastic jesus')
I don't care if it rains or freezes
so long as I've got my plastic jesus
riding on the dashboard of my car
I can go 100 miles an hour
as long as I've got the almighty's power
glued up there with my pair of furry dice
Maybe if he blessed the power stations I would get better electricity and fewer bugs in my software?
Similarities with the universe?
This is based on the assumption that it will go on increasing forever, rather like the differing views of our universe, it may reach a point where it stops increasing then starts shrinking again.
Should we not be looking for the next big thing that will replace the interweb thingy, so this problem goes away?
mine's the white coat with the large telescope in the pocket...
'But then most forms of life, ourselves included, are parasites, in that they feed off and depend for their survival on other forms of life. I think computer viruses should count as life. Maybe it says something about human nature, that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. Talk about creating life in our own image. '
So they don't even need to be making money on premium rate phone lines to have pre-decided the result!
At least the writers strike in America means that we get an interesting title, not something dumbed down to the nth degree - I happen to like it, and for all of the 'it doesn;t make sensers' out there sew your eyes back onto your teddies (better get an adult to help) - I believe that it was one of Fleming's titles anyway.
They decided not to run with the advert where someone off camera shakes the tin hard & opens it close to her, as it would cause a huge reduction in water pressure as cold showers were turned on simultaneously in n million homes countrywide - apparently the energy companies can cope with this sort of surge (as it were), but not water companies.
though maybe this is a unix 'feature' - try creating a directory called 'Shares' - the system will not let you do that either - maybe it is objecting to capitalism as well now!
(who uses the Mio sharing anyway? - your original DRM story is not a WD one).
Definitely a student!
untreated medical condition - I didn't know that laziness was classed as a medical condition...
prepared the claim form from scratch at a 30 wpm typing speed - surprising he didn't include Microsoft in the claim for losing his work or other such whining...
This is other people's livelihoods he is messing with, not just another project assignment, he needs a lesson in real life, I am sure that prison life will give him ample opportunity to mix with a potential new client base.
Franz Harary is a magician/illusionist, famous for making a Space Shuttle disappear in 1994 which aired on NBC’s “World’s Greatest Magic”, as well as making MD-80 airliner appear from thin air in 1992, and for making the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas disappear in 1997.
Seems like he might have good promotion prospects!
Apparently they are now calling for an enquiry as to how it came to go aground and who was to blame, blah blah blah... The union of rapists and pillagers expect that any of their members discovered to be on the boat will be cleared of wrongdoing as they were all about to go on duty at the time.
I would have thought this is exactly the group that the government ought not to issue passports to - gives Blighty a bad name - they should bring in an exam that you need to pass before being allowed out of the country. (hang on, maybe they should issue one-way passports, so they can't get back in - there's a better idea).
/Oh dear, not my medication time again?
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