23 posts • joined Sunday 9th August 2009 20:04 GMT
Not the first by half!
The Zeppelin company has been building new rigid airships for years... they're called "Zeppelin NT" and are somewhat smaller, but they ARE rigid airships.
Same here, 16GB ordered (from Germany) within the first 2 or 3 minutes. Play first said 1-2 weeks, order confirmation said 3-5 business days, and today I got the tracking code for the parcel which is now in the hands of DHL :-)
Nitpick: Isn't a zero-day a threat that is so new NOBODY detects it yet?
Re: For those w/o time in the military:
Actually, the reason why the Lower is serialised is because this part (along with some others) determines wether an AR-15 can fire full-auto or not.
Oh, and good luck finding somebody skilled enough in metalwork to build you a working (and precise) barrel. Only a handfull of companies nowadays do that, most gun companies buy barrels from those few, as barrel making is a very complicated piece of work and requires special machinery not readily available....
I didn't get a captcha when I installed it - it was probably because the account used for testing had too many bad logons or something like this, it would have asked for a Captcha even when logging in via a desktop PC.
Allinvain = All in vain...
Almost but not completely unlike cash
Cash is untraceable, but is harder to steal, especially in large amounts. You have to physically be where the cash is, and if it's a large amount you'll have to carry quite a lot of weight.
Yes and no
He's got himself to blame for his actual loss, but Bitcoin is undermining the trust into their system with comments like "He really just lost the amount he spent in Bitcoins, he just lost 1000$"
If you change Euros into Dollars, the Dollar rises like mad (Well, this IS hypothetical), and you end up with 10 times the original amount of money - but it gets stolen before you convert it back, you'd be a bit pissed off if the police said "You only lost the money you originally exchanged into Dollars, no worries", wouldn't you?
If Bitcoin is money, it ALWAYS has its current worth (hence the name "Currency"), not the worth it had when you got it in exchange for something else.
Congrats... Bitcoin just devalued your money.
With his Statement Mr. Schneider made clear that whatever money you put into Bitcoin should be considered lost - if you can convert it back to real currency, lucky for you, but you're not supposed to expect anything from Bitcoin.
Your hard-earned cash is at the mercy of Bitcoin and whatever exchanges will be left by the time you want to get your money back. If Bitcoin just comes out and says "Hey, it was a nice test, but we'll just shut down everything now" you'll end up having lost all your money with nobody to appeal to.
It would be quite a pile of cash they'd have to carry, and they would have to physically come to your house.
No, this is more like having your wallet stolen by a pickpocket (Hell, it's even called a Wallet!) - it's just that no sane person would carry half a million around in their trousers.
Bitcoin is a micropayment system, it's not safe to have huge amounts of money in your virtual wallet.
Learn the terminology!
Sorry Lewis, but you know nothing about military air tactics.
Yes, the RAF has no experienced fighter pilots. They have barely enough money to keep them on the sad training level they currently have, let alone improving their skills, and the same is true of most western airforces, USAF included (they rely on their fancy stealth jets and BVR tactics, too).
Also, the "lamentable" Tornado F3 wasn't lamentable at all - it worked pretty well in the role it was designed for. Don't blame the aircraft if the owner suddenly decides he needs something else. When you buy a Rolls-Royce you can't complain it doesn't drive like a Ferrari, can you?
The F3 was designed as an INTERCEPTOR, not a fighter. That's quite a big difference - the role of the F3 was to kill inbound Soviet heavy bombers over the North Sea and North Atlantic, dogfighting was never a major design feature.
But don't let your rant get disturbed by facts...
No they don't
According to a message at heise.de, Kay Oberbeck has announced that Streetview will NOT be stopped in Germany:
What do you mean, "we have to thank for the existence of Germany as a single unified nation"?
Large parts of what is now called Germany has been merely annected by Prussia, and every attempt to get our freedom back has been fought with military power, as late as the 1920s...
Sorry to burst your bubble, but even though AIP- and Diesel-Electric subs are much slower than warships or modern cargo ships while submerged, the same is true of pretty much EVERY submarine, including nuclear ones. Submarines have to stay quiet (unless they want to get noticed by the escorts), therefore even nuclear submarines don't run around with more than 20 knots. In reality, they'll do 10-15kts, or even slower if they want to be extra-quiet.
Submarines don't RACE surface ships - they detect them from a large distance and try to go to a position where they can ambush them.
As for the "AIP subs can be easily killed by 1st world navies" - there's plenty of periscope pictures of US carriers done even by DE-subs. On electric drive (which with AIP means... all the time), such a submarine is a lot quieter than a nuclear submarine. It's also a lot smaller, and can go closer to the coast or sneak into an enemy harbour (U47, anyone?), something you wouldn't dare with a Virginia- or Trafalgar-class ;-)
USB thumbdrives didn't start at 256MB. I still got my 2001-vintage Trek Thumbdrive with a huge 16MB and that wasn't the smallest they sold back then.
Mind you, it even needed a driver to work under Windows 98 or 2k, but with the 2k driver it STILL works under Vista :-)
Rest of the best?
Actually, the Green Berets ARE among the top tier troops - they just have a different mission than for example Delta Force.
Their task is, among other things, to spend a long time behind enemy lines, training resistance fighters, and stuff like that... which of course means it's not really such a good idea to give hightech kit to them - where will they get new batteries?
The Green Berets are for example language specialists, train people on using explosives, etc. etc. etc. - all things where the landwarrior gear isn't actually needed.
A similar system (but based on microphones, and not compatible with HL2) is available already via www.aircine.de - basically you shoot at a video with anything from an Airsoft gun to a heavy machinegun, and the microphones in the corners detect which point you've hit.
Requires the blackbox from Aircine, a laptop, a beamer, and a large framed screen.
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