Re: I think there's a missing word here...
Actually a Cylon.
She probably has a plan or two.
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Actually a Cylon.
She probably has a plan or two.
Unfortunately we have no orion-tier spacecraft ready for an intercept.
With all that comes from Jimbopedia:
"The wind exerts a pressure at 1 AU typically in the range of 1–6 nPa, although it can readily vary outside that range."
perfect absorbance: F = 4.54 μPa
perfect reflectance: F = 9.08 μPa (normal to surface)
That's three order of magnitude difference, advantage light sail.
Anyway you need a special kind of sail (actually: a set of wires) for the solar wind: Electric solar wind sail
On the other hand, I don't think the sail is supposed to interact with the solar wind. Except in the negative sense, you don't want it to pick up nasty charges.
If you are designing it right, you can orient the sail to get an orientable thrust vector, for the rest you can design your orbits correctly or do chaotic-based orbit transfers for maximum coolness.
Solar sailing has been in the "planning stages" since the mid-70s at least, with nice images by Vincent DiFate or whomever; there were even plans to have a comet-rendezvous mission use this .... now it's 2014 and it's still marked "cancelled". NASA ... just another gummint outfit.
You better start quivering, do you want a visit by the party van?
I dunno but a horde generally only manages to hit one acolyte once before it breaks.
The left has declared Ebola inquiétude another tentacle of the vast right-wing conspiracy, Obama has appointed a political operator as Ebola Czar and we are even bombing Ebola somewhere in Eurasia. So why the Gartnerization?
These kind are the worst. Only organized bus trips to the Fletcher Memorial home have any chance at remediating the situation.
On that picture, Mars looks like an angry Sunrise Haro? Not good.
... that anyone who consider it should be happy-slapped with a bat at least twice per hour for at least five months. With a
jawbreaker water-soaked pillow.
Seriously, it's something out Brave New World, I can see Ford cynically talk about great happiness for the higher castes while we bomb colored people in foreign lands that might interfere with our right to allocate the oil under their feet, because, you know, happy people are not wont to question the leadership or their edicts very much. Then everyone takes a tablet of Soma, has a mindless sex orgy with whomever is at hand (no AIDS please, we are happy), then goes home contented. THE END!!
Yeah, how is happiness maximization going to bring the capital infrastructure that brings you through the winter, saves you from (fear!) EBOLA or gives you adequate medical care? It won't. Be happy, die crappy.
Moreover, the idea that the government is in charge of maximizing anything, be it happiness or GDP (which it currently tries to nuke hard), is right up the alley of that intellectual shitter Krugman, who isn't exactly against have a war to "up the GDP" (and of course destroy everything of worth except the number). That he now whores out with happiness is a new low.
Yep, kill it with fire!
That is why we are determined to quadruple the current six-month sentence.
Why only quadruple? Whenever the government "promises" X billions to "rekindle the economy" I would think that 10*X billions to "rekindle the economy" would be better and do a faster rekindling.
THERE IS NO REASON TO HOLD BACK!
Decuple the sentence. Hell, go wild, CENTUPLE!!
It would be enough to make one open incontinent fire in utter rage.
Talking about surveillance. Did El Reg strike a surveillance deal with linkedin, the Facebook For Suits? Recently page load times have gone southwards (or may not terminate) and/or you get the forever spinning wheel after page load seems to have completed. My Firebug seems to indicate linkedin doing its stuff, whatever it is (probably nothing particulary healthy...)
Did they forget the safe word?
I suddenly feel the urge to play a bit of DEFCON.
What the Chinese demonstrated was in fact, their MISSILE DEFENSE capabilities. And missile defense [something which the U.S. *DOES NOT* have btw]
The US sure as heck tries to get it operational. The fact that the biggest gunslinger on the planet doesn't exactly manage reliable intercepts should give you a hint as to the capabilities of the cheap-and-easy Chinese efforts (Hint: 250 BEEELLLION USD for a barely working TEAM USA MANLY SYSTEM, a nice price and basically a taxpayer-funded donation to Lockheed-Martin et al., correspond to around 2 years of operations for the whole PRC military at 2014 levels.)
Yes I know but doesn't water under very high pressure become a solid?
Allah is great and will send Ebola to transform their sorry arses into festering heaps of bubbling biomass.
I raise you two decades.
You may be surprised to learn that the Eccles Building is the
Nazi Romanic-style building of the Federal Reserve located in modern babylonWashington D.C., which, contrary to its name, does not house a reserve, just a computerized print shop. Set up by Monsieur FDR who thought it might be useful to control economic busts.
The English Isles - positively Celtic, with hint of Norman barbarism.
If you pay cash for your maps, they can pull you in for "obvious effort to hide a transaction"
France may become a no-go area soon.
So who are these nogos and why do they set up shop in France?
Anyone deliberately and on purpose attacking a civilian non-combatant target by definition is a terrorist unless
he/she can reasonably claim "best effort" to have avoided "collateral damage" or manages to push through the relabeling of burnt wedding guest as "persons giving material support to terrorists" (who, one supposes, must have been in the fireball at least initially). Bonus points when the collateralized area was an UN refugee compound and "audiovisual material" can be sourced that "proves" that "shots were fired" from its general "vicinity".
Thank you. Is App-V is local VM in all but name then?
We ended up moving a lot of memory hungry JVMs from Linux to Window Server and they ran significantly faster on the exact same hardware / same JVM version!
"I have one data point, it must be true."
Surprisingly, for the rest of the world the results are on the same level.
It is the plethora of inter-process communications methods that have been bolted on since then that has necessitated the re-implementation of the original concept.
...or rather the permanent configuration clusterfuck and the leaky abstraction / runny sandbox effect?
The IPC will still be there.
I wonder how the "allowed licensed usage" of this will go. Probably not well.
I remember the days when you had to mount the CD drive to use it, then unmount the bloody thing, just to eject a disk. God help you trying to get it to play the content.
Oh yeah? I remember the day when we had to get up early and pre-heat the Olivetti so that at around 10:00 one could boot MS-DOS from a gigantic floppy (HIMEM.SYS: Unable to load) . Then an orthodox priest muttered a prayer in a mysterious language and lighted incense before an actually working program could be loaded off a stack of additional floppies. "mount a CD is too hard for me". PAH!!
So does he operate out of Novorossyia or liberated Crimea?
We always insert [a plant] in any well professional hack communities, especially if they are Russian-speaking
With more red, it would go three times faster.
But if you have BOTH flashing lights AND and art installation (possibly with someone mishandling a Moog synthesizer in the background)....
... it's a Star Trek movie set from the 60s.
some easy-to-obtain fuel: hydrogen
Actually you need deuterium and tritium. The first may be had by sifting through lots of hydrogen, the second I think comes from irradiating Litihium?
So say we all but one has to make place for all the people that are immigrating, innit?
Listen 443 https
Seriously Trevor, have you ever considered writing dialogues for Quentin Tarantino movies? Those for the actors not playing the part of Sun People, that is.
pirate copies of Windows and/or contained cracked/stolen product keys, which seems like a legitimate request
Don't tell all that remote-activiation, medialess, no-you-must-download, preinstalled only, there-is-no-one-at-the-support-centre, enter-your-license-key sado-masochistic procedure I have to go through is actually USELESS TO MICROSOFT? #SHOCKED
If it doesn't seem legitimate to you, you might need to replace "Microsoft" and "Windows" with the name of a company and product that you like, and read it again
Hmmm..... the product I like can be had for free or is hardware. Weird.
Face it. Microsoft customers are exploitable elements. Anyone who believes otherwise?
"Microsoft is GOOD. Their next upgrade will FIX MY PROBLEMS."
"Take THAT, dog. I hope you like it. MWHAHAHA!" (offers glitz and ribbon crap)
"Thank you, Microsoft."
clamping down on criticism of Windows
....likely to suck all the oxygen out of the room.
<neocon>I detect the malevolent hand of Putin in this dronish attack. We better up the sanctions lest Russian tank brigades pour into Yurop like locusts</neocon>
Clearly a Blair Bug.
How much other stuff has been 'deprecated' that is actually still out there, still in use, still burnt in to code and still vulnerable?
There are a couple of "languages" named according to the third letter of the alphabet, for starters. They were shit in the late 80s.
"the video drivers are on the kernel too"
We need to stay stupid because we started off stupid.
How does the system or the web browser select the Java version to launch though?
That massive kernel sitting there? USE IT! (Throws chair)
Yes, even if Pink Floyed whined about it like Che-Tee-wearing 99 percenters.