Feeds

El Reg cuts ribbon on new Special Projects Bureau

Black ops garden-shed boffinry to follow PARIS spaceplane

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

We're delighted to inform our beloved readers that as of today, El Reg has a dedicated Special Projects Bureau, which will henceforth be Vulture Central's nerve centre of black ops and garden-shed boffinry.

The Vulture 1 soars heavenwards under the helium balloonThe resounding success of our our audacious Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) project (see pic) convinced us there was plenty more mileage to be had from scientific tomfoolery, or indeed matters which require more serious staring into an oscilloscope while puffing on a pipe.

So, you'll be asking yourselves, what exactly will the SPB - as it's known to its chums - be doing for the advancement of humanity towards a better, brighter future?

Well, first up, there's the question of maintaining the UK's space programme in the form of LOHAN - the sequel to PARIS. Naturally, we're mulling once again pushing the envelope of space paper technology, but are keeping an open mind on just what form the LOHAN beast should take, and what its mission objectives should be.

We're sure you lot have an opinion on the matter, so why not give us your thoughts?

Our second aim is to present astounding reader projects to an amazed planet. We'll shortly be inviting submissions for what has provisionally been dubbed the "Reg Grand Challenge", where private individuals and companies, universities and schools will have the chance to pitch their groundbreaking experimentation for the scrutiny of the Register readership and further SPB investigation.

John Oates and Lester Haines with the Vulture 1Thirdly, the SPB's crack team (seen left at the Vulture 1 recovery site) will be getting their own hands dirty with a selection of experiments conducted in our Iberian fab bunker.

The first of these will be, as promised, the construction and consumption of the Middlesbrough parmo - the nutritious snack we'll be pitching against other international delicacies in the ultimate post-pub nosh deathmatch. Watch this space.

There you have it. If you've got any suggestions as to other stuff the SPB should be reporting, investigating, or running away from at high speed, drop me a line here. Your input will be warmly welcomed. ®

Previously from the SPB...

  • Our dedicated PARIS section, with all previous updates, is right here.
  • You can find our release, pursuit and recovery photos here...
  • ...and our onboard camera photo album here.
  • Our PARIS Flickr page, for your viewing pleasure.
  • Check out our lovely YouTube channel.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer
And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you
Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home
Almost 20 BEEELION kilometres from Sol
HUGE SHARK as big as a WWII SUBMARINE died out, allowing whales to exist
Who'd win a fight: Megalodon or a German battleship?
Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth
They're insured for $1m, before you thirsty folks make plans
ROGUE SAIL BOAT blocks SPACE STATION PODULE blastoff
Er, we think our ISS launch beats your fishing expedition
Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill
Hiding from this space pimple isn't going to do humanity's reputation any good
BAE points electromagnetic projectile at US Army
Railguns for 'Future fighting vehicle'
OK Google, do I have CANCER?
Company talks up pill that would spot developing tumors
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.