* Posts by Banther dodo

22 posts • joined 1 Feb 2011

BBC engineers see PLT knocking out DAB

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Ofcom = inept

Clearly they know f--- all about what they are supposed to do.

PLT should never have been allowed to go on sale in this country.

Swedish newlyweds enjoy lively honeymoon

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Happy

Sounds like

He should just do the decent thing, before something else happens. Either that or visit Swindon.

Russia, NASA to hold talks on nuclear-powered spacecraft

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Er

I think that still limits you to a power output of half the maximum you can radiate, so your heat-stink would have to be pretty hot. Better point it backwards to get the extra thrust.

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FAIL

Basic thermodynamics fail

(sigh) it takes an electrical engineer to point out the main problem with a nuclear-thermal-electric generator in space.

These things only work when there is a temperature differential between the reactor output and the ambient environment. As well as heating up the circulating fluid you have to cool it down again. Otherwise you can't extract power from it. Earth-based reactors use cooling towers or river or seawater to get that extra few degrees needed to raise their thermodynamic efficiency.

Steven Moffat promises 'darker' Doctor Who

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Jaffa alert

Looks as if the doctor likes his gingers

UK's Reaper flying hunter-killer fleet 'to double'

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Save money

Send in the salmon mouse instead. That's give Jonny Taleban something to chew over!

Comodo admits 2 more resellers pwned in SSL cert hack

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WTF?

Sounds like

They are dead in a toilet, sorry.

Antarctic ice breakup makes ocean absorb more CO2

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The important thing

Is that we keep to the proscribed MMCC agenda, and try to use it to stop the third world developing their economies around fossil fuel consumption the way we did. Go Gore!

McAfee site crawling with scripting bugs say researchers

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Thiefs

Maybe that explains how they took my renewal subscription but failed to renew it, the thiefs.

Curiosity kills 3D Cameron cams

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Scary

So someone found a good use for one of those old Nikon sensors? I hope they consulted Ken Rockwell first.

Capitalism killed the Martians, suggests Hugo Chavez

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Stop

Well thats another load of pointless and ill-informed comments

Luther Blisset tops it off with another bucketful of turgid rubbish.

I have now given up reading these comments sections.

Japanese quake shakes semiconductor biz

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Stop

Yawn

This is such a non-story.

First of all, your incredibly knowledgeable and no doubt highly paid analyst should be told that silicon dioxide ingots and wafers would be useless, its a pure silicon crystal you need.

Secondly there was a massive fire that took out one of the big chip packaging factories a few years ago, and that had negligible impact on the global market.

Sexy eco-bulb wins Design of the Year

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I for one welcome this new lightbulb

Its not in any way limited in function, and the form is lovely. I expect it gives a beautiful soft edge to shadows. More like this please.

I expect affordable ones to appear soon enough.

Hated contractor tax might disappear

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An extremely verbose opinionated Anonymous Cowherd

Please, do you really think we are going to plow through your verbiage? Save your fingers, mate.

No 'tipping point' for Arctic sea ice - latest science

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Yes of course

Climate change is real and has been happening continuously since the beginning. Ice caps grow and shrink over the centuries. Even if you could show genuine -and not faked- climate data that showed warming was taking place, you could not even prove this was caused by human carbon emissions.

TERRORISTS IN SUBMARINES menace the Free World!

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You have to admire them

These "frogmen" who are prepared to go into endless rounds of training and remain in a state of constant readiness, armed with only their teeth, and wearing something that goes under the banner of "apperatus".

Go froggies!

Robot naval stealth fighter takes to the air

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Welcome

Huge savings

Huge savings to be made in the chewing gum budget.

NASA 'naut Kelly rejoins Endeavour crew

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Joke

Title required

Good to see that they are taking a representative person of a lesser stature with them. Personally, I do not understand why they get less space work, seeing as they are obviously better suited to it physically than their taller colleagues.

NASA hails 'amazing' exoplanetary system

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What a sobering thought

If, once we get to travel out there and visit all of these M-class worlds, we only find three alternatives in existence:

Rocks with no indigenous life.

Worlds having nothing but a bacterial soup.

Worlds with the ruined remains of a dead civilization.

Wrinkle-faced smartphoners demand 'BlackBerry Botox'

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Happy

What they need is a T12

As featured here: http://www.trashbat.co.ck/t12/index.html

Official: PhD in 'Essential Oils' or 'Natural Toiletries' = 'a Scientist'

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Rise of the idiots

I once had a record by a fellow who called himself "Scientist". Jolly good too.

Discovery crawls to launch pad

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Space camper

Yes sadly no replacement, but they could not keep the fat old birds flying any longer. Would you like to be flung into oblivion in a '70's VW camper van? Me neither.

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