Vote NOW for LOHAN's arboreal avoidance algorithm acronym

Spaceplane mission stickers ahoy for one creative reader

Poll As we recently reported, Vulture 2 brain surgeons Linus Penzlien and Andrew Tridgell are working on an advanced autopilot arboreal avoidance algorithm to combat the menace of magnetic trees, which prove strangely irresistible to balloon payloads and aircraft.

This being LOHAN, tradition dictates that we christen the incredible capability with an acronym, or rather a backronym, and as ever our readers rose to the challenge with gusto.

Too much gusto in some cases, and we're sure you'll agree that while Paul Murphy's "Careful And Methodical Extraneous Local Tree Observation Engine" is quite splendid, it's not suitable for consumption by readers of a family publication such as El Reg.

So, below are the best of the non-suggestive suggestions in the usual public vote, although this time around the winner will receive not just eternal El Reg glory, but a few of the LOHAN stickers we recently acquired as part of our ongoing Kickstarter drive.

A montage of possible places to stick your LOHAN stickers

Lovely. So, let's get to it...

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More from the lovely LOHAN:

  • You can find full LOHAN coverage right here.
  • If you're new to LOHAN, seek out our mission summary for enlightenment.
  • There are photos our our magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane here, and detailed structural plans here.
  • For your further viewing pleasure, we have all our photographic material stored on Flickr.
  • Our LOHAN and Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) videos live on YouTube.
  • We sometimes indulge in light consensual tweeting, as you can see here.

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