Re: Beltway Blues
@Hubert is that you?
Let's just admit it was fun trying...
1449 posts • joined 11 Jun 2013
I don't disagree that space is indeed big. And it is also cold (when not bathing in radiation from a rather large fusion source 93 millions miles away). But getting rid of heat by electromagnetic radiation alone is not trivial. Good luck to potential applicants.
I had the cutest little MGF once that (myriad mechanical defects aside) routinely swallowed my keys into it's boot. Whereupon I would have the opportunity to try public transport, or try walking 5 miles in inappropriate footwear, or finding out which of my friends with cars would come and pick me up. Oh the joys! But I always had a backup (sort of).
I'm not sure whether Dido Harding is the best we can do, but she's entirely in line with the C-Suite career laundering that seems to pass for meritocracy these days. It seems somebody makes a bit of a horlicks of leading something and a year or two later they pop-up in a similarly well-paid roll and are given another opportunity to "serve".
In a more just society her penance for the Talk-Talk fiasco would have been obscure and worthy good deeds.
Use of a RTG should rattle certain peoples cages although I'm all for the atom-punk aesthetic myself. I really don't see the problem with certain chemical propulsion (e.g. LOX and Kerosene) although I'l admit we probably don't want to drop unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine onto any putative lifeforms. Orange is so last decade.
There's one of my daughters nappies from 2006 still in it's plastic bag beside the A361 after a faecal evacuation no 8-month old should be capable of. I really didn't want to fly-tip but it stank so badly, even through two layers of polythene, I simply couldn't drive with it in the car.
I appreciate such behaviour may not look good, but I was doing what any responsible parent would do. And I was checking my eyesight.
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