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I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:46 am
by aardvark_admin
This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2021/0712.shtml

Another day, another daily dose of drivel!

I'll just take a moment to thank all those who make my life a little more purposeful by reading Aardvark Daily and also the much smaller number who actually take the time to contribute via the forums or email.

Twenty six years and counting... let's see if we can make 50 :-)

Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:44 am
by Malcolm
Branson's quick journey this morning was obviously put together quickly to beat Bezos to the punch of being the first one to build and fly in their own spaceship. Unfortunately the usually recognised altitude where space officially begins is 100km and his flight reached 88km. So I am not sure why most articles are uncritically saying he went to space.

Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:51 am
by aardvark_admin
Malcolm wrote:So I am not sure why most articles are uncritically saying he went to space.

You obviously weren't in the lecture hall when, in Marketing 101, we were told very clearly that "perception shapes reality" :-)

Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:55 am
by GSVNoFixedAbode
I don't care too much that Branson got up to near-space, but I do so enjoy seeing Bezos getting a bloody nose from it - just brilliant!

As for the daily blogging - keep up the good work Bruce! I've been enjoying Aardvark for many years now (not always agreeing, but good arguments & discussions) and long may it continue.

Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:10 am
by hagfish
I quite like the 'Kármán Line' definition; the altitude at which - if you're relying on wings for lift - you'll have to go so fast that you'll actually be in orbit. Alas, the resulting altitude is a bit vague, and open to interpretation. NASA is content to call it 50 miles/80Km, which means Branson just limped over the line. And I look forward to our Daily Dose, too!

Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:27 am
by phill
i would expect the " who got there first " argument to come up again very shortly

and the thanks are more than returned .. great site bruce
you articles are always worth the read ( even today's article about no articles )

Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:34 pm
by paulw
Rome beat Britannia in some soccer game today. I believe the entire Britannia team is to be fed to the lions in the Colosseum as punishment.

Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:17 pm
by Perry
paulw wrote:Rome beat Britannia in some soccer game today. I believe the entire Britannia team is to be fed to the lions in the Colosseum as punishment.

Please publish the video on utube.

Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:19 pm
by Perry
I'm consumed with curiosity!
Bruce wrote:Sex? Religion? Nah... not interested, well at least not this morning.

One? The other? Both?

Do tell. (If you dare!)

Re: I got nothing (12 Jul, 2021)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:00 am
by roygbiv
Just reading your arithmetic on keystrokes time etc reminds me of when I worked in the US for a spell. A colleague I worked with over there had been with the organisation for 48 years - FORTY EIGHT YEARS !!! During a quiet moment I worked out that if he took a rest break 10 mins each day then during his tenure the organisation would have paid him an entire years salary for taking a rest break.
;)