Posts by TERRIER

by TERRIER
24.09.2011, 00:09
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

Chris North is an Oxford chappie? He certainly studied cosmology at Oxford, and that is where he met Chris Lintott, and got involved as an Astronomy Researcher for the Sky At Night. After studying at Oxford, he moved onto Cardiff University where he was part of the ESA's PLANCK and HERSCHEL mission...
by TERRIER
22.09.2011, 12:09
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

Can't believe a year has gone by since my last post about The Sky at Night 8O In the meantime we had the 700th anniversary programme. Sir Patrick is still presenting the show, although his speech is becoming quite hard to understand now. I'm also wondering if Lintott is going to be a regular present...
by TERRIER
18.09.2011, 23:25
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: CICLOPS Imaging as seen in Celestia 17th September 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 3381

CICLOPS Imaging as seen in Celestia 17th September 2011

I've just updated my website by adding some more cel/url links that covers CICLOPS imaging for Cassini's latest orbit of Saturn REV 153 (Sep 3rd to Sep 22nd 2011) Link to my 2011 CICLOPS page is : http://terriercelestia.110mb.com/TERRIERS_CELESTIA_CICLOPS11.htm All links use the standard Celestia tr...
by TERRIER
26.10.2010, 18:37
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Farewell to Paul The Octopus
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

Farewell to Paul The Octopus

I've just read the sad news that there will be no more football predictions from Paul the Octopus.
He passed away at the aquarium in Oberhausen last night :(

Here's the BBC news link : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11626050
by TERRIER
05.09.2010, 19:13
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

This months edition titled Events on Jupiter is showing tonight on BBC1 at 12:30 BST. Sir Patrick, will be discussing the disappearance of the southern equitorial belt on Jupiter with guests John H Rogers and Leigh Fletcher. Must admit I dusted off the old 'scope and took advantage of the fact we ha...
by TERRIER
04.09.2010, 08:53
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Double Earthquake!... and now an 8.8 Mag + Tsunami in Japan
Replies: 72
Views: 32492

Re: Haiti sized earthquake in my city this morning....

The quake has made the main news headlines on tv and radio over here, glad to see that the human casualty list seems to be very small.
Hope there's not too much damage to yourself or your property.
by TERRIER
19.08.2010, 12:16
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)
Replies: 124
Views: 24229

Re: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)

Perhaps this year's World Cup won't best be remembered for the quality of the football, but it has at least left one lasting legacy. Vuvuzela has just gained entry into the 2010 edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English, along with 2000 other words such as toxic debt , staycation and Geo-engineeri...
by TERRIER
15.08.2010, 20:18
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

bh wrote:yes... watched 'wonders...' found Mr Cox a little irritating.

Yes, I did too :lol:
by TERRIER
15.08.2010, 19:43
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

Only saw half of the last one 'Monster Star' then it was taken off iPlayer... grrr. Blimey, they soon got rid of that. Unlike some certain other programmes I can think of. ....ie TOP GEAR. I wouldn't mind, but you know Clarkson and Co will be repeated a million times a day on BBC3 and the DAVE chan...
by TERRIER
10.08.2010, 11:44
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

Cheers john, I've just re-watched the show to make sure I hadn't confused British Summer Time with Universal or Greenwich Mean Time, but they definitely state BST. On the Sky at Night they said to start viewing Jupiter at around 02:40 BST (01:40 UT), and here's their diagram showing an inverted Jupi...
by TERRIER
07.08.2010, 12:50
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

Great show this month and the 30 minute edition sees the newly discovered hypergiant star R136a1 as the main feature. We also have news on the first 10 months of the Planck mission, a solar eclipse from Easter Island, images from the Rosetta mission flyby of asteroid Lutetia, Mercury Messanger's dis...
by TERRIER
12.07.2010, 08:18
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)
Replies: 124
Views: 24229

Re: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)

Well, the Dutch tactic was just to get in there and disrupt the Spanish game as much as possible, rather than playing their own game. Unfortunately that made for a very messy and antagonistic game with most of the dutch team yellow-carded, and 1 sent off. It was a pity because it was NOT a "be...
by TERRIER
10.07.2010, 17:31
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)
Replies: 124
Views: 24229

Re: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)

I love to cook octopus dishes :mrgreen: Paul has picked Spain to win the final over The Netherlands. Watching a World Cup report yesterday I saw a Dutch fan's comment on Paul's prediction and he said in very good English "Chop, chop, chop!" - somehow I don't think he meant "hurry up&...
by TERRIER
08.07.2010, 13:40
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)
Replies: 124
Views: 24229

Re: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)

...But the goal is arrived with the rest ball (angle). After the goal, In the successive and more easy occasions to make goals, their have failed in passing the ball (Pedro-Ni?o). Against a cynic Holland they must be more incisives. Yes I have to agree - despite all their possession Spain couldn't ...
by TERRIER
07.07.2010, 21:12
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)
Replies: 124
Views: 24229

Re: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)

"Wow, the Octopus done good!" to coin an English football phrase. 100% correct with predictions so far this World Cup - I'm beginning to believe 8O From a chessplayer's perspective, Spain was the better team in the first half. And I think they were even better in the second half. Instead o...
by TERRIER
07.07.2010, 15:24
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)
Replies: 124
Views: 24229

Re: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)

so I see you guys found another reason why Germany is not going to win this time?? ;-) Too right, there's no way I'm saying that octopus sucks !! For me a way more serious reason is that our young 'star' Mueller is blocked (2 yellow cards, one unjustified). No doubt he'll be missed, but if Spain do...
by TERRIER
07.07.2010, 15:13
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

Terrier and bh, If you know anyone in high places in the BBC, please tell them that "the colonies" would greatly appreciate THE SKY AT NIGHT being broadcast on this side of "the pond" too. :D Many thanks. I was wondering if anyone outside Astra satellite range could get to see t...
by TERRIER
06.07.2010, 14:28
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)
Replies: 124
Views: 24229

Re: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)

I wonder about its motivations, which surely cannot be football claimed. - the food: it is the same? - the flags' colors which seem like undersea rocks stratigraphy? - is the same whether a container's flags is more or less close to the octopus? :?: As far as I know, Paul the Octopus originally cam...
by TERRIER
06.07.2010, 13:29
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

bh wrote:Tonight's programme is BBC Wales only... ?

I missed Monday's early AM showing but I'll be watching the extended half hour version tonight at 19:30 BST on BBC4.

Next repeat on good ol' terrestrial TV is on Saturday 10th July at 12:40 BST on BBC2.
by TERRIER
06.07.2010, 13:08
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)
Replies: 124
Views: 24229

Re: The World Cup Controversy thread (renamed)

Meanwhile in Oberhausen some more World Cup Controversy...

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....?Paul que el pulpo ha hablado!....?Victoria para Espa?a!

Looks like someone used the wrong flag to mop up the shrimp cocktail CC !

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