*sigh* Legos, sheeps, fishs...
Lego bricks. They're Lego bricks. It's a derivative of "leg godt" in Dutch, which means "play well" (source), and a mass noun, not a count noun. How hard can it be to use the correct name for a product?
Oy. Another year older and deeper in debt.
Finished the MSc, and graduated with pretty respectable marks. Someone less inadvisable would look for a job at this point, but instead I've embarked on a PhD in Vetronic Systems. Well, it keeps me busy, I guess. And it's really kinda fun.
I'm always tired nowadays. Hate winter...
I'll second that. Bigger, dumber rockets are emphatically NOT a solution to the orbit problem: the waste of engineering and resources is, frankly, disturbing.
Better solutions have been suggested, but as yet no-one with any serious clout is willing to develop them. The Skylon project is currently trying to gather support from a consortium of aerospace companies, after being 'considered' by ESA.
There appear to be ways of getting to orbit that don't involve carrying things up there only to throw them down again, but no-one is listening. Bit of a shame, really.
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (1) Gee, I wish we hadn't backed down on 'noalias'.