Royal Institution Christmas Lectures – UK-BBC4 20:00 Boxing day – Rest of world via IR Web site (https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/supercharged-fuelling-the-future) from the day after wards.
They have an exceptionally handsome guest this year.
Um . . . what am I looking at? Is this some sort of nihilist ‘pointlessness of existence’ thing?
Its an online directory of every book possible https://libraryofbabel.info/About.html more of a philosophical construct.
The weird stuff is what has fallen out from the project. like the search, that will only let you find what you have written, even though technically it will let you
Confounded horses! I look forward to the not so distant future when motor vehicles rule the roadways and horses are relegated to the trash bin of history!
Thanks, Forlath, but my airship will use squirrel produced “bio-methane” for lift; I already have a small but dedicated cadre of the fuzzy tree rats… [all answering to the name Bernie]… trained and ready to go.
So as long as there is no shortage of pinto beans, I should be able to fly up and see you soon.
Which is fine, but unless you heat bio-methane to extreme temperatures it will be heaver than air. This would be fine if you constrain yourself to the very lower reaches of the atmosphere, maybe add wheels and rename the device to bubble car ?
You read my entire comment and it is the lift properties of methane that raised a flag?
(Way to go professor, ruining my evil scheme.
You know how @forlath-grey is about cute forest creatures… All I had to do was set up a tent that vaguely looks like a blimp and fill it with the gaseous Bernie squirrels and wait for him to skip in to pet them… That’s when I would let Smokey the pyromaniac squirrel loose … Boom!)
Bernie Squirrels? What, are they anti-establishment and live in Vermont?
Yes, and now that the Professor has ruined the “surprise” , just like their namesake they are no longer in the running.
Here is a mockup of my finished design:
Well my first and immediate second thoughts for a name were (in no particular order) :
R.A.S. (Regency Air Service) Forlath Gray or R.A.S. Professor Extreme… But since it is a new design I think the flagship should be the R.A.S Ezra Yesterday.
Tell the truth, does my bum look big in this airship?
And how we in the west fail to achieve, with health and safety!
Spinning Spectacle Bamboo Crackers in Thailand Rocket Festival. A superb combination of Mad ,brilliant and dangerous
Health and safety optional !
Is the human ability to distinguish a wide spectrum of colors a recent development?
Is this one of yours? Would love to see a vid of this in action.
Yes its one of mine.
The vid is on the page it was linked to including construction details or via youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THC5jQnk0Sk
It looks like a steampunk version of the illuminati eye on the back of the American, (as if any other money matters) dollar bill.
What? you mean the Triganic pu’s value has fallen, the galactic bank will follow soon, sure as pseudopods is pseudopods.
So what you are actually saying is, it’s like a triangle with a circle in the middle. I thought more like deathly hallows myself. but I’m not a money obsessed colonial.
Agreed; well done you, Professor!
You can’t just go around pasting backgrounds of fictional villages behind real images of Nessie.
Dr Rines is in the process of organising an in depth search of London for a shred of human decency.
Something, something, so was Jack the Ripper, shredding his victims looking for . . . yeah, there’s a joke there, somewhere. A morbid one, mind you, but a joke nonetheless.
I had seen Prince Rupert\’s Drops before, on QI I believe, but it is awesome to watch in slow motion.
Here’s the Wikipedia link I meant to add to the main post:
This really is the end for humans. We are doomed, just a matter of time. Folks it has started.
Unlikely? Sure, but still exciting . . .
June 2014, Strangely no updates ?
Good idea to get something to aim for, but If I come up with a formula that allows faster than light travel, I’ve usually made an error in the algebra, I don’t go on to design a whole space craft.
Interesting he says his addition of rings allows warp at a lower power level. All the stuff i’ve seen requires the…[Read more]
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