7 years later...
Steve Jobs reached out from beyond the grave and killed Flash.
808 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Steve Jobs reached out from beyond the grave and killed Flash.
I must be missing something here, as we've been doing this for donkey's years. If this is meant to be two transmitters on the same frequency being received with no mutual interference, then yes, new and exciting stuff. Although we have been extracting useful signals from vehicles (see New Horizons) in space by statistically eliminating random noise generated by the Little Green Men.
California's aquifers are being drained as we speak. Parts of the central valley have subsided more than 10 meters as the farmers pumped the underlying aquifer dry. Aquifers are the most efficient way of storing water- no evaporation!
Given the above, it would seem best to operate desal plants 24x7x365, rain or shine, and pump the resulting potable water directly into the aquifers until full. I'll suggest a backronym free of charge: the California Aquifer Restoration Project (CARP).
Good on him. There have been multiple reports of idiot drone operators interfering with emergency aircraft, they need this lad to come round and lend a hand.
Self-driving automobiles are due to appear commercially soon and if I can envision self-driving car bombs and self-driving lorries loaded to the gunnels with AMFO, so can others.
Off-the-shelf killer robots for the asking.
Sounds much like Captain "Round up the usual suspects" Renault in the movie Casablanca. And as corrupt.
Libertarian are you? Snicker.
Is that you Anon? Why, yes! Yes it is. Your post is so familiar! What is your feud with Elon? Did he rap your knuckles?
The transmitter aboard New Horizons produces only 10 Watts. Amazing it is detectable at a distance of 4.5 light hours!
A further problem with hydrogen is low energy density, another way of saying the Mirai has a large gas tank and a small boot.
... The National Barrier Asset?
I've read somewhere (I can't be arsed to find it) the Dutch have begun studying plans to adapt the dikes for sea-level rise. Something to do with Climate Change I think.
Not being nautical, though knowing naval architecture has moved on a bit since 1973 (see Panama Canal widening), does TE2100 planning consider the larger beam of modern vessels? Does the Barrier limit vessel size now?
Good idea. Have your people talk to my people.
Now the USAians have visited all of the traditional planets, the only ones to do so. Is that exceptional, and if not, why not? Essay answer, please.
No. Mariner is not and was not a "satellite" unless you consider it a satellite of Sagittarius A*.
I'm certain these are gastronomic refugees, fleeing atrocious French cooking. Coq au Vin? They want bangers and mash! Pate de Foi Gras? They want fried Mars bars!
The sun never sets on British cuisine.
So close! Not mentioned in the article is the fact that SpaceX flies many changes/revisions on each launch. An interesting modification to the "build early and often" principle in software.
Perhaps the Argies would accept .fkall. Or even .fkarg!
Racialism in all it's manifestations and symbols must be eradicated. Any fool flying the 'stars and bars' will now know what others are thinking of him.
It's all well and good for it to be on offer in 2018, but it had better be self-driving otherwise it'll never compete with the many other cars with that feature due in 2020.
Good point. Also, assuming SpaceX successfully implements first stage reuseability, how many customers will want to risk their precious payloads to refurbished launch vehicles? I understand the mechanical stresses of launch (and now landing) are immense and may seriously degrade the launch vehicle's airframe.
I hope SpaceX succeeds, but won't be surprised if reuse is more expensive than anticipated.
"That's not my department". It was in 1944/45.
Did Little Trees ameliorate (lovely word that) Vesuvius' sulphurous exhalations? Imagine the conflagration when lava comes in contact with millions of those disposable lighters.
Graphene, is there anything it can't do?
Lovely, and I thought I was the only bomb thrower! Well said! 'Ave an upvote.
Who to trust in regards to AGW? Scientist, the majority of whom (in many disciplines) say that it is happening? Or right-wing politicians and plutocrats. Hmm. So hard to decide...
Then the Pope steps in and says it is a moral issue, and a (at least one) right-wing politico (American, Republican, presidential-candidate-of-the-week, Roman Catholic, not naming names) tells the Pope to sod off and to tend to his (religious) knitting. This in spite of RC theology stating papal inerrancy in matters theological. If the Pope states an issue is a religious one, then he is inerrant, and the pol is either a schismatic or a heretic. I'm waiting with bated breath to see which Santorum is.
Hmm, sneakernet! Must have dropped a packet. Clearly he's using Unreliable Delivery Protocol (UDP).
Apply Occam's razor, and you'll agree it was poltergeists. Clearly the simplest explanation! Either that or MI5.
It may speak volumes that Mr. Peters considers cows to be sentient.
And do they really know how many vinyls have to die to upholster their Tesla?
Don't have a cow, man!
"... and nothing terrible happens."
there is thinking that the device is an astronomical calculator used specifically to predict when the games in various Greek city states were to occur.
A bit like a calculator would be used nowadays to compute the size of a bribe to FIFA needed to buy the location of the next World Cup games.
"Last week, Airbus CEO Tom Enders had complained that the company needed the black box data, which was being withheld by Spanish agencies, to conduct its analysis of the crash."
Aha! So that's Enders game is it.
Aye, the grass is always greener...
Gaia wants to kills us all!
WTF? Lockheed didn't make Hubbel's mirror! That was Perkin-Elmer. With such a name (sorry, Elmer Fudd) what could have been expected?
Very likely we'll be buying tours of the "Orbital Greats" from Mr. Musk (or Sir Branson). Hubble being one of the major attractions, of course.
Not all about the buttocks? Surely those with more curvaceous glutea maxima will cause greater damage to their maxiphones.
... But I can speak at length about it.
@Destroy All Monsters
"Why not stay home in that case?"
That is a question best put to the likes of Messrs. Bliar, Bush, and Cheney.
@LDS: the Iowa is now a museum in Long Beach, California. I had the opportunity to visit her recently, and was shown a faint scuff mark somewhere on her superstructure. It seems she was struck by a Japanese 5-inch shell- it barely scratched the paint!
That's right, I had forgotten! Apple murdered the floppy- in cold blood! Bastards. Now they're sharpening their knives for thumb drives. Will no one stop them? Will we be forced into a wireless world of unwanted convenience?
Everything is becoming disembodied and flying into the clouds, like an Escher engraving.
There would be no confusion if the author had used standard units of length, in this case, bendy buses.
The article seems to say beer goggles come off after one ... er... gets off.
Intelligent Humans? I think we flatter ourselves. The Dolphins know better.
@the other Ian
Would you accept a Paris knockoff? The real one is currently out of stock.
PS: bubble wrap is extra.
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."
Shredding will do nicely though.
I'll need to keep all this in mind when considering a replacement for my mobe- the one with my secret plan for world domination.
So glad to hear that everything will be back to normal next year.
@Swiss Anton: laugh if you like. *I* have the body of a Greek god- the fat one.