Re: But it needs to be "militarised"
Why was a toilet seat being installed in (or on) a fighter plane?
1676 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
Why was a toilet seat being installed in (or on) a fighter plane?
And dropped into the planet, shurely?
The tea goes in the cup and the milk goes on your cereal.
Maybe they were using a free Dropbox account?
How about passing one petrol station because I was sure the next one was cheaper and then running out halfway there?
One day Apple might have enough cash on hand to buy Microsoft.
I can confirm that the ethanol content of my blood was insufficient.
This appeared in my RSS feed one line above "McDonalds says bigger fonts cooked up improved profits" and my brain combined them into "McDonalds has created its own FreeBSD." Quelle confusion!
So what do you do when you come across a closed market where NO phones are customizable and all the existing customizable phones are hopelessly out of date?
Well requiring an open source code repository for all apps discourages the Asian scammers
But does it discourage the Russian scammers?
The solution to our energy problems is at hand and has been for decades - nuclear power.
If you think renewables are expensive...
The televised "debate" was the pathetic failure that it was because it wasn't even a debate.
It tends to gain 3 minutes per day
Blimey! Regulate that sucker.
wonder if it would work best on a chain attached to the waist. Or perhaps on a person's wrist with a band to anchor it.
The Germans have something like that, they call it an "armbanduhr".
Not sure if it'll catch on in the Anglosphere though.
Only a billion? Try 1.9 trillion!
If they don't deorbit it carefully, who knows who or what it could hit!
I think the true test of whether it's boring might be when the rapturous cheering outside SpaceX mission control, as each mission stage is successfully completed, is replaced with polite applause ala golf.
Ignoring the impracticality of the thing, seven cores and 63 engines lifting off would be something to see!
This time they included some live onboard footage from the first stage, post-separation, which I thought was nice. We got to see the re-entry burn, before the lens got covered in what I assume was unburnt fuel and/or ice once the burn ended.
And one of the grid fins caught fire.
Now you're 100% responsible for the security of your money!
According to New York Times, almost all of that $2.4 trillion was a single claim. I'm not sure why that wasn't mentioned in this article but the ¥2 trillion claim was. Assuming anyone knows what's going on here (it is bitcoin after all).
However, the remaining claims, $27 billion according to NYT, still exceed the actual losses by a factor of ~5. NYT goes on to say that $414 million worth of claims have been approved.
Unfortunately, all those ASICs that have been developed to mine bitcoins as efficiently as possible do one job; SHA256(SHA256(x)).
I may have misunderstood everything I've read about Bitcoin but doesn't the blockchain show all transactions and thus reveal where the Bitcoins have gone to in some way?
Sure, now you have a destination address. However, you might now know which address the coins are "in", but you don't know who owns that address and there's still no way you can get them back.
They've received more than two trillion dollars in claims? That's only out by 3.6 orders of magnitude...
Bitcoin, scams all the way down.
How am I supposed to defend myself against a criminal with a nuclear weapon if I can no longer possess a nuclear weapon myself?
Greatest game I ever got bored of after about 15 minutes.
Still worth it.
The Norwegian Blue was just resting (after a prolonged squawk).
This on the other hand is dead.
The film was Universal, not Fox, and it was done for closure.
Well I got the Firefly reference in the headline even if nobody else did (or perhaps just couldn't be bothered commenting?)
Or for something less ambiguous, imagery that's definitely illegal, such as child abuse material. I don't believe bitcoin's blockchain has had something like this happen but images have been encoded into it so it's possible. I also believe that some virus scanners detected a malware signature in it once, infinite monkey theorem etc.
Blockchains can be rolled back since they contain all of the information necessary to do so, but you'd lose all data validations subsequent to the "event".
My job similarly can't be done on anything but a PC
I know Solitaire's a game but come on...
And there was much rejoicing
I'm not old enough to have programmed for the 650x family but I do still have my Atari 2600 (6507).
It does mean I only have to ignore the "recommended" updates once rather than several times a month!
From what I remember, the effectiveness of Patriot when used against Scud back in 1991 was massively overstated, but that's 25 years ago.
However, that Patriot might be effective against Scud isn't surprising since Patriot was designed to take down aircraft and tactical BMs just like Scud. Being an ICBM, RS-28's maximum velocity is four times faster.
Also I'm suitably embarrassed by my typo "Has Patriot's..."
Even old Patriot can deal with low-trajectory ICBMs
Has Patriot's been tested in that role? I don't believe it was designed for it.
I wonder if that's why NATO keeps a battery near the border with Kalingrad?
Like all political parties, they're a mixed bunch.
Which is why I think it's a bit ridiculous to claim they (or any group) are all idiots or all peddlers of woo. As if there's a major political party in existence that doesn't have its own coterie of cranks and wackos.
Homeopathy and crystals? Which Greens are you thinking of?
Why is that?
Oh dear, vagueties of comments combined with pendants.
Vagaries and pedants (presumably).
By the way, last month's landing was 'broadcast' with live streaming video from a helicopter. ...Which made me smile. An 'interim solution' while the new Booster-Landing-resistant Comms system was commissioned.
Some of their very earliest live landing attempts had chopper/UAV footage so I don't think it's an interim solution
I feel like I'm living in the future.
I wonder if JeffyPoooh's happy now
Tonne is already metric, so you don't need to preface it with "metric".
Sorry, pet peeve. Carry on!
Well "The plans are going to sound crazy, but it should at least be entertaining" would never have been said by a NASA spokesperson!
Quite, but I suspect that the minute SpaceX starts carrying Real Live Humans™, they're going to be just as deadly serious about it as NASA ever was.
Meanwhile I thoroughly enjoy Musk's candour when discussing the company's prototypes.
I don't know why this is receiving mostly downvotes? The mental image got a solid chuckle out of me.
If only they'd cut out that cringeworthy "USA!" chanting.
And now it's at 232,000. This is getting a little bit silly.
Of course, the deposit's refundable so there's little risk in reserving one now, other than the charge to one's credit card. I guess we'll find out how many of those orders are ultimately completed in a few years...
Do go on...
Or simply silly, when aimed at children who can barely read words of more than 5 letters... "Jane, Paul and Ahmadjiniaddan have three apples..."
Nice straw man argument.