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Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

A spacecraft propelled by nuclear bombs? How many bombs would it take to get a ship to the sort of velocities for interstellar (or even meaningfull interplanetary) travel? Now double that because you need to decelerate when you reach your destination. Now double it again because you've got to do the...
by Doorstop
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:33 am
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff
Replies: 3321
Views: 567001

Re: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff

Cabbage wrote:A project from the 1950s that is still our best option to reach the stars: http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Project_Orio ... propulsion) A space ship propelled by nuclear bombs that it blasts behind itself.


I've seen a couple of documentaries on this subject.

As fascinating as it is bonkers.
by Doorstop
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Links to funny, cool or interesting stuff
Replies: 3321
Views: 567001

Cover Slips in time

Photographer hunts out album cover shot location decades after the albums were released.

https://www.demilked.com/photography-re ... x-bartsch/
by Doorstop
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:05 pm
 
Forum: Photography
Topic: Cover Slips in time
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: Animalz & Burdz

[url=http://moon-child.net/finnish-photographer-proves-fairy-forests-are-real-in-finland]
by Doorstop
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:43 am
 
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: Animalz & Burdz
Replies: 219
Views: 63123

Re: Sad News

Sometimes, when a person passes, the world left behind is a measurably less interesting place.

This is one of those times.

I'm honestly shattered by this news. I had so much time for Josef.

Christ almighty.
by Doorstop
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:26 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 7499

Re: Old Cars etc Spotted

A Zephyr!

Peach.
by Doorstop
Tue May 29, 2018 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: Old Cars etc Spotted
Replies: 1588
Views: 296347

Re: photo stitching / panoramas

Vertical Pano, Glasgow University cloisters: 27th May 2018 https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/27565727837_ec0a7fe650.jpg hdr_vert_pano_HDR1 by Ross Allan , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/873/40628163980_1e0b892a90.jpg hdr_vert_pano_HDR1_mono by Ross Allan , on Flickr
by Doorstop
Tue May 29, 2018 5:28 pm
 
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: photo stitching / panoramas
Replies: 654
Views: 160328

Re: photo stitching / panoramas

Glasgow University cloisters

ImageCLOI_PAN_2 by Ross Allan, on Flickr
by Doorstop
Sun May 27, 2018 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: photo stitching / panoramas
Replies: 654
Views: 160328

Re: Old Cars etc Spotted

Spotted while out in Knightswood.

Imageelvis jeep by Ross Allan, on Flickr
by Doorstop
Mon May 07, 2018 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: Old Cars etc Spotted
Replies: 1588
Views: 296347

Re: Water and trees and stuff

A bittersweet moment, Banjo.

I doff my cap to your old Pop, the better place is all the better for having him.
by Doorstop
Sat May 05, 2018 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: Water and trees and stuff
Replies: 703
Views: 166224

Re: Water and trees and stuff

Forth & Clyde Canal Bank, Knightswood at Yoker, 1st May 2018

Imagecanal tue may 1st 2018 by Ross Allan, on Flickr
by Doorstop
Tue May 01, 2018 10:42 am
 
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: Water and trees and stuff
Replies: 703
Views: 166224

Greenock: Sea City

Short film (20 mins) about 1970's shipbuilding in Greenock.

http://movingimage.nls.uk/film/2236
by Doorstop
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Around the World
Topic: Greenock: Sea City
Replies: 0
Views: 1820

Re: A wee joke

Cockney bloke buys a parrot from a drunken Scotsman in a pub. Takes it home and after a few days is getting mightily fed up with its constant screeching call of "I'm a Glaweeeegian parrot and I'm as hard as fuck!" He decides to teach it a lesson so he borrows a kestrel from a mate with an ...
by Doorstop
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:55 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: A wee joke
Replies: 1580
Views: 308868

Re: Not really interesting facts about yourself

Banjo: ::):

Delmont X: Really sorry to hear about your heart problems, sir. I hope you're well on the way to ticketyboo these days, and excellent job on the resurgence in the old droppage of the pounds.
by Doorstop
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:47 am
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Not really interesting facts about yourself
Replies: 10807
Views: 1388176

Re: Not really interesting facts about yourself

Since joining Slimmers World 6 months ago I've lost a couple of pounds shy of six stone, but tonight I'm destroying a takeaway curry with no guilt whatsoever.
by Doorstop
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:38 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Not really interesting facts about yourself
Replies: 10807
Views: 1388176
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