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About yummifruitbat

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  • Birthday 02/24/1985

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    Bristol, UK
  • Interests
    Gliding, music, photography
  • College Major/Degree
    Bristol University, Aeronautical Engineering
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  1. Mine's a fruitbat. If I was an American, I might say "Figures." at this point
  2. Now this is more like it - keep it clean & tidy, then when work gets too much for you, you can hit the beloved 'Show Desktop' button and clear your head. Works for me anyway. http://hangar152.kicks-ass.net/images/desktop.jpg Geographical pop-quiz: Can anyone identify the view? Clue: it's in the UK
  3. I'm with Newtonian - I suspect those fires are some sort of flammable liquid burning on something else. In the first clip you can see the grass being singed and little 'sparks' rising into the air - these are probably little flakes of hot ash from the grass or whatever the undergrowth is. It is quite possible for a coating of a substance to burn without consuming what is underneath - I remember once while on a school trip to Italy, one of the guys staying in our room burst through our door screaming "Help, s***, I'm on fire!" etc. We turned to see flames about a foot high flaring from his cro
  4. I get them if I click the links in the right hand 'last post' column, and occasionally clicking links in posts (internal ones). They're all the same as the one Jordan got: Error 403 forbidden, additionally error 404 whilst trying to access ErrorDoc. Still getting them today
  5. I remember seeing H20 (aq) in a text book during A-level chemistry and having a giggle at the pointlessness of it
  6. What colour is the light from the mouse? My understanding of optical mice is that they detect the intensity of the reflection of a beam of light, and thus can see the 'pattern' of the surface and can calculate their velocity over that surface. Mine's red, and it seems likely to me that if the mouse detects reflected red light, it's going to get the most easily interpreted reflections off something which is red itself. However, that could be four lines of complete bs
  7. My parents are both civil servants (they work for various agencies of the British government) My dad and I have a variable relationship - he has a tendency to be impatient and suspicious of people, and will never admit when he's at fault - and although I think he means well at heart he can be difficult to live with. To be fair, when he's in good mood he can be great fun, and he's constantly playfighting with my little brother and sister. My mum on the other hand is an absolute star; she's always stuck in the middle of things (if I'm not rowing with my dad, you can guarantee my brother
  8. Yay! Cheers Phi & whichever Admin it was... I feel complete
  9. Ooh, now we're talking... ah, go on then I've noticed that actually quite a few people have names longer than 12 characters - is there actually a limit in place or was something just a bit screwy when I signed up? (and no, it's not a typo - it kept stopping at 'a')
  10. OK, you say you've formatted the hard drive - how exactly? Do you have an XP install CD or an upgrade? It sounds like you had Word/Excel etc. preinstalled on the computer when you got it: do you have an install CD for those? I format my hard drive every year or so to clear up all the junk that Windows likes to accumulate. XP isn't as bad for that as 98, which was pretty appalling. The way I do it is as follows: - Make sure you have all the discs you will need to replace any software/files you wish to reinstall on your 'new' computer. You can't "back up" programs like Word if they'r
  11. From orffyre.com: "Sale of the wheel would ultimately ellude Bessler for various reasons including paranoia, jealously, treachery and uncommon bad luck." ...I'm sure they missed a reason there...
  12. Thanks Glider, I think I'll go with the teeth, at least for starters
  13. Actually there is at least one other 'current' plane capable of supercruise (supersonic flight without afterburning) - the Eurofighter Typhoon. This also has the capability to be fitted with thrust-vectoring engine nozzles with no alterations to the actual aircraft, although obviously there would need to be control/software updates as the aircraft is dynamically unstable. I don't know about the Su-43 but in a comparison of the BVR capabilities of some recent fighters, only the F-22 (91%) beat the Typhoon (82%), with the Su-35 scoring 50%.
  14. Ello, I'm a 2nd-year Aeronautical Engineering student at Bristol University in the UK, doing a 4-year MEng. My interests include things that go fast and/or boom; music (piano and guitar mostly, although I got quite good at clarinet once and spent a while learning church organ); gliding; technology/computers; photography and decent fiction. I'm thinking about writing a book if and when I ever have enough free time. I also grow insectivorous plants at home but they tend to die quite a lot while I'm away at uni and my dad's always trying to dig them up to use the space for 'useful' veg
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