186 posts • joined Thursday 25th June 2009 14:48 GMT
Re: David, you missed the point
But, may I remind you that you need bullets?
This thing won't work without those METAL parts, and no, an ABS bullet won't kill you.
As for safety, they should be perfectly safe for a "one shot" gun, if properly designed and tested.
Avoid the US
My point is: avoid getting your business data into us controlled datacenters, or in posession of us/ik companies.
Well, yes a and NO.
With PaaS you have to have extra care not to go into a full vendor lockdown. And many times if not all, that is impossible.
Not more ADS
The porblem is not that they don't put adverts: most of them just don't pay for realspace.
They are happy no irritate the user, but most just pay when one user clicks!! Still, they get brand recognition essentially for free.
Inertial? no way
You can't a fully inertial system.
The problem is the inicial shoock of the shot will provide way more Gs than current sensors can detect/withstand: so you don't know your speed.
Therefore, you need a laser guidance system so you know where you are. Maybe an hybrid system could be made, with a reduced powder bullet and gyrojet hybrid, laser riding at first and then inertial navigation.
I could see it inside a .50 BMG.. but a 5.56? no way! Maybe an automatic shotgun would be a better option: high caliber, low pressure, slow bullet (but as it is guided, no problem with that).
Still, it would be WAY better to have that for a grenade launcher.
Re: How dumb those Wall Street guys can be...
HFT; that means the PROGRAMS read the twitter and decided to sell.
My main question is.. how are they going to get rid of the heat?
Many big companies have "apps" that require ie6.
One company gets hacked, 1 year for cooperating.
You hack 100.000s of people: a fine.
Nice to be part of sony.
Most people will charge their cars at night, and if it is cheaper.. then that is they way it will be done. And yes, you can power that.
Still, I don't think we will ever see hundreds of live electric cables on the street...
Reimplementing string memory (ab)use and primitives, for example?
Re: Oh dear...
He punished himself out of existence.. so there is no need to punish him (or way...)
Most of the population won't have a problem with the sea rising.
Island nations will blink out of existence, etc, the Delta plan will have to be reinforced, etc, but apart from bringing poverty, it's not going to kill us.
This thing keeps going out of the coffin. Why?
I simply hate it.. when it goes wrong, it really goes bad...
Mylar."reflects up to 99% of light, including much of the infrared spectrum". Still, you can't use that in the cone (as your missile would be then a rocket!!)
Ok, so they need to concentrate on a 1 inch or less spot.
That won't work for a rolling missile.
And I really really have doubts about aluminium frame cruise missiles painted white except under the missile (painted black). My guess: it won't do a thing.
So you would have to hit the nose cone, as it is going to be made of non conductive polymers...
Re: This is a reasonable request
I have reported you.
Why? Because you came here to troll.
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Windows 2000 " -> 5.0
Windows XP -> 6.0 (sp shoud be 6.1, 6.2, 6.3)
Windows 7 -> ahem
windows 8 -> 8? ;)
So yes, their numbering IS correct.
I think they are trying hard to mimic Apple.
Re: Tesla: the ultimate in man Maths
ROI can be achieved in very different ways.
For example, if you invest 400 Mill. $ and sell the company for 600M$, then there is your ROI. you can lose money in day-to-day operations but get money out of the situation!!
As for the company having a 10% gross margin.. I don't think so!!
Re: Leccy? No!!
1 problem : Hidrogen is a bad energy medium, and it is not an energy source.
Still worse: right now, it is cheaper to use an ICE to burn the hidrogen than using a fuel cell....
As for batteries.. well, if things go right we are going to get (maybe) in 3-4 years batteries that will be 2-3 x the capacity and half cost.. if that is true, then it will be almost right to use electric cars.. mostly "plugin"hybrids.. time will tell.
There is a solution
Use a Nat-Gas generator. Well, a couple of them
And use the gas delivered to your home, and the exhaust heat to heat your home.
For 1000 pounds more, you can include some batteries and inverters, so you don't need to have the generators always running.
It is sad that in order to save money, you have to run a small co-generating power station... and a very innefficient one!!
Re: You are right.. and wrong
Quite nice low power sever, still I find it a bit expensive (<1000$), but my guess is that you will use it non stop for 6 years.. and use the old one as backup , right?
Re: The mystery of the mysterious operatives
You don't go scuba diving in the precise location of a fiber-optic cable to steal copper.
It is plain old sabotage.
Re: Congratulations PC makers!
No, your 386 was unable to play mp3.. not enough processing power!!
You needed at least a 486 DX, and if the Mhz where low, most MP3 players skipped, etc.
My main computer is also old.. a 2 core 2GB machine...
Re: SPARC lol
yes but... I like my machines as standard as possible. Maybe they don't work as well as they could, but I hate to be the first one to have an obscure problem!!
humm x86 anyone?
I would prefer to have a horde of 3500-4000€ 16 core xeon servers... but hey, I recognize it is not as easy to manage without adequate tools (and software really designed to be distributed).
I DO like solaris machines, but they seem to be too expensive.
Re: Tinfoil hats
Big firms SHOULD ask for non backdoor systems.
Why? Industrial espionnage. Happens every day...
it is possible
As the bastrac goes, yes, you can get maybe 200-300% efficiency.
BUT (big one) you get 300% of the directed energy, but you need space around the nanowire... because you are getting the energy from the surface AND around it... so maybe you get 40% total surface (including non occupied space).
BTW, solar energy is cost-effective today in spain, for example (and without tax subsidies). We are paying 0.18€ Kw/h and PV cost is 0.06€ to 0.12€, all costs included (varies wildly).
SPAM: and the worst kind
Product placement is the worst kind of spam.
It's like those CSI "focus on samsung then pan" ads inside the series.
I HATE IT.
The problem is, who are the producers making the series and movies for? Not for consumers, that is clear.
This reminds me of mobiles (or cell phones). Nokia had great ideas, but their perceived customers where the carriers. Apple copied (and patented) their prototypes and released them... and where is Nokia now?
The same will happen to big producers.. as they are not making a good product for us, but for others.
Some commentards seem to be clueless about the project.
1. As someone commented, it is way better to use superheated "dry" steam than "normal" steam. Less corrosion, and better efficiency.
2. Being able to use a tower with nat gas means that you can store energy and use it as a more conventional plant should the need arise.
3. Nat Gas, as some have pointed out, is almost free there. What makes it expensive is the refining and TRANSPORT.
4.The life plant is NOT 25 years. You will have to update/replace the turbine, and several other components, but most of the plant will be serviceable.
5. 380ºC from the solar part (heat ex.) (incr. 350º) and 160 from the gas part. Assume 66% of electricity is "free".
Assume 90% production, 10 "effective hours" (I expect more, but not all will be "100%", you won't be able to always work ant 100%...)
60MWhx0,05$ KWhx10 hours= you save 30.000€ per day.
30K*365= 10.950.000 per year. x25 years aprox 270 million (discount some costs).
Still, more expensive than burning gas at TODAY prices. Maybe someone can refine my numbers, with more knowledge about this specific project, mainly insolation hours/equivalent, and I suspect that they can get 100% power not just for a single hours, but for several as they must have something like 120 or 130% capacity (they are limited in ºC by using an organic fluid and not molten salt).
A breeder reactor creates more fissible elements that it consumes.
Therefor as long as we have mass in Earth, we have energy (it's not that way, but anyway in practical terms unlimited).
Problem iy generates highly plutonium enriched fuel...
The company who sells the HW in the EU cares for safety.
And pleaso don't tell me that you check it.. as you CAN'T. If you fnd "CE" markings, you can be sure that those mean "China Export" and not "CE marking".. they are almost the same.
ME, I don't want to have a slow, expensive laptop for work.
This is what I got: 2000€ for a 1400€ misconfigured laptop that I can beat with a 700€ one. At least it was assembled in europe.. but still, 2 more years suffering this damn laptop.
For internal IT is simple: you got a problem? nice, we will format the drive a put a new (misconfigured) image.
So I have to work with virtual machines, as these smart people have "secured" the system, bringing in full disk encryption (that does not use TPM, so slow), and deactivate USB and keyboard until you launch windows. But that means that if windows is asking you to press enter to boot, you have to reformat the laptop!!
And I am not talking about a small company,,,
Flash dead and then?
Is it really such a good idea to place flash in a HDD so it gets cooked? What happens if the flash fails?
Unless these questions are answered, my guess it is a not so reliable option... way too risky for me (and I DO have backups).
Re: Not to mention built in malware
Of course it is rigged!! but it just means some security agencies are able to get to your servers, nothing more.
2 computers, 2 networks
1 with internet, another without it.
The one without internet, should also have its usb ports disabled.
Users should be unable to use usb ports, access yahoo mail, gmail, etc, no zip files, flash or java.
Only signed apps, and those should be checked by a SERVER, should run on a computer.
Better still: thin clients.
Cheaper to run, incredibly more secure.
Re: AV is a malicious Peril
If you have important data, you need AV in MacOS, Linux, Android, Ios...
The problem with windows is that it is the most used, easy and OPEN (for the user and simple programs), and it used to be very vulnerable. Therefore, it is the most attacked.
As much as I despise M$, now it is as secure as others (i.e: full of not so easy to find holes).
Re: A bit of client-side malware is needed
What will Oil companies do..
In my humble opinion, open the champagne bottles.
Hidrogen is going to come from natural gas... and it would be wiser to just burn natgas in our cars!!
As for using Hidrogen as fuel, a % of that hidrogen (and not a very small %) is going to leak. And a good % of that is going to be lost forever... so not so good an idea.
Re: RE: [if it's] out of warranty [...] then you're SOL
Yes, they are very nice. For a.. err. NICE sum of money they will repair the badly manufactured unit.
This is exactly what they did with my mother's in law laptop... its battery was recalled in the us (serial number included) but as she lives in Europe, and no recall was made here.. bad luck, even as it GREW.
Peering: no money.
TWC just want money from netflix.. final point.
Not about security
It is about protectionism.
They did something similar with tyres... Indian manufacturers where (are) still making non radial tyres... so they banned for some time chinese (radial) tyres by using taxes...
Doing the right thing.. Dresde maybe?
He is naive.. and should get punished, but not that way.
Re: Comparing Turing to Swartz? Complete FAIL!
They decided to have a heavy hand becasue he was threatening the system.
Remember Sony rooting ppls computers? It seems you han hack 100.000s of computers and get a fine, but hack a university and get 50 years... suspicious...
Re: Just wondering...
Indonesian air force?
Their mantenance ys very poor.. also, they don't update their planes as they should.. and their pilots don't get enough hours.. therefore, it's a "paper tiger".. good for pounding sepratists etc, but not good enough for posing a real danger to aussies.
Also, their toy carrier (spanish made) is mostly an expensive port barge..
Re: Erm.... surely we are importing software from the US?
It isn't that way.
What they are doing is "adjusting" benefits.
In order to du that, they HAVE to falsify their accounts. THAT is the crime.
Re: Perhaps a Full Vacuum is the best Hard Drive environment then? (Patent Pending)
No, it won't work... you need gas for current desgns in order to get the heat out of several components.
Re: Hydrogen tends to be quite reactive
Not only eats metal, it also combusts.
And as racks are full of brushed electric motors... fire!!!
Re: Just a thought
I have one of the guys who mantained Linex in my group.. I guess that must tell you the current state of Linex.
It was mostly discontinued.. for several reasons, partly due to budget constrains, partly because they had decided to use Debian (now you can flame me!!)
The new version should come out in a few months, but as most pple were made redundant more than one year ago.. and the rest some months later, let's say it is a new thing, based in the old one.
Bottom line: we should pay for OS AND programs. Be it through donations, taxes or upfront cost. At the end of the day, there is nothing free... someone has to pay.
Note: I do use Linux, and like it.
Re: I am glad...
Your affordable panels are on sale right now.
Solar panels cost, right now, 0,99€ /W.