*cups ear* Whut?!
You would think the engineers would have had such a test for so crucial piece of equipment as the landing restraint system.
Of course they did. Stop being so obtuse.
You would have thought the cold gas thrusters would have been checked out before a landing attempt was made.
Oh, well, there we are then. Obviously they just had to have them "checked out" and everything would have worked fine.
Perhaps, though, you'd care to expand that two-word phrase a little, and explain to all of us exactly how you would have ensured that this sensitive piece of scientific equipment could survive a journey of ten years through space to land on a tiny ball of spinning rock and have everything go exactly to plan with absolutely no possibility of failure.
Landing on a comet ain't like dusting crops, boy.
It is puzzling why the lander moved so radically after landing.
Puzzling to you, perhaps, but then you didn't consider the possibility that you're ill-informed.
The landing system failed; had it worked, obviously, the lander would have, well, landed properly.
It means sheep, just like the English word "sheep" means sheep.
I've now used the word "sheep" too many times for one day.
The whole reason we abandoned hieroglyphic representations of language was so that we wouldn't have to learn 80,000 hanzi.
And the whole point of emojis is that you don't have to learn them either, because you already know what a poo looks like.
the CIA and FSB can trip over themselves encouraging this
What makes you think they're not doing it already, with considerably more success and efficiency?
The problem with pictograms is they don't mean squat to someone who doesn't already know what they mean.
But people generally do know what they mean, even if they've never seen an emoji before. The emoji for "sheep" is a cartoon sheep. Grammar is another matter, of course...
If that weren't the case, Egyptian Hieroglyphics would still be in active use...
Hierogylphics aren't pictograms. The hieroglyphic symbol that looks like an eye doesn't mean "eye."
1. Who is going to press charges?
Same "person" who presses charges when a murder is committed. Hint: it's not the victim.
2. They used fake photos and the like, so I'm under the impression they did a good enough job covering their tracks. Hopefully they did
It's right there in the first sentence of the summary:
Yahoo Travel reported that three women in Chechnya took ISIS for $3,300 before getting caught.
They should've sent, uh... someone who watched the movie more recently.
Robots Must Be Designed To Be Compassionate
And, if possible, sexy.
two research chimps at Stony Brook University
You know the X3 is wack...
Yes, I think that's exactly how James May put it.