* Posts by Charlie_Manson

12 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Apr 2011

US Treasury: How did ISIS get your trucks? Toyota: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Re: They probably preferred it they

They might, but I'm sure that ISIS have some standards about the quality of the vehicles they like to use

Find shaving a chore? Why not BLAST your BEARD off with a RAYGUN


Re: Men with beards have invented a razor which shaves with a laser.

I would'nt use it for any 'manscaping' thats for sure....

Brown kid with Arab name arrested for bringing home-made clock to school


Re: Is there any case in the real world

More to the point the shaving foam I forgot in my hand luggage was replaced by buying a new one in the duty free shops. Whilst I was there I could have bought scissors, nail clippers, nail files and many other articles that people are told not to take on their flights....makes a joke of the whole process

Silly Google's Photos app labelled black people as gorillas


Re: AI is hard


Is that because you eat, shoot and leave?

30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT


Re: And that reminds me

You can something similar on Amazon


Boffins weigh in to perfect kilogram quest with LEGO kit


Re: One percent accuracy

In the linked article it says that is measures a gram with 99% accuracy. So scaling it up would mean measurings a kilogram to 99.9% accuracy

LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch


How about

sed usque non sunt ​​et nos

'Are we there yet'

'No, I CAN'T write code myself,' admits woman in charge of teaching our kids to code


Recently started helping out my local school by running a code club. Perhaps some of the commentors here might like to sign up themselves and teach kids how to code as they are always looking for more volunteers.


It starts off with scratch and moves into Python, which i must admit are not my core languages having grown up with a miriad of other languages.

For example last week I step out of scratch and taught flow charts so next week i can go from a flow chart back to scratch. The week after I'm going to go from flowcharts into a 'specification'. I know it is working in reverse in some senses, but i'm trying to build on things they know they can do in a fun environment and build a solid foundation so they can work out how to do things. Syntax is the language of programming, how you construct the sentence is more important.

COMET ISON's sun dive climax: RENDEZVOUS with DESTINY


Re: Wrong planet names


That depends on where you are observing from.

Hard to explain it simply but i will try. Imagine a clock face with two circles one large and one small. One the small circle imagine Mercury at 9am and Earth at 11am on the outer circle. Of course the sun is in the middle. Now view all three from the perspecitve of 6am and you will see that Earth appears to be closer to the Sun.

DEKATRON reborn: Full details on World's Oldest Digital Computer


Re: Seen this in June

For noisy try a Comcen in the 1980's with 20 teleprinters using paper tape.... aah the heady days of Bielefeld, WRAC's and german beer.

The best sci-fi film never made: Also-rans take a bow


Of Ape and Essence

If you liked The Chrysalids, check out this one by Huxley. That will NEVER be made into a film because of his depiction of the film industry in the first chapter.

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Excellent List

Some excellent books here that I have read. Though lots more I am going to add to my list!.