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I have one window open with six tabs... Firefox process currently reports 335,236K memory useage... what the hell does it do with it all?
I'm still not certain why anyone cares about downvotes. It doesn't hide your post or anything.
Are you so insecure that you really care what some faceless name thinks of your opinion on an internet forum?
I'm tempted to downvote you simply for your banal post but i'm worried it might affect your real life too much.
Re: too big
Thats only 0.7mm thicker than the current iPhone ( or an incredible 700 microns in marketing speak).
Stick one of those shitty bumpers on your iPhone and its already ~1.2mm thick, more if its a 'protective' bumper.
Re: Why so slow?
They chose Gale Crater as a landing site to avoid this. The area around Mount Sharp is believed to show a good sample of Mars geology from the last two billion years with the added bonus of having the whole thing covered by water at some point in mars' history.
They did this also with the Apollo landing sites, it's important to maximize the science gains in the shortest time possible as equipment failure or accident could be lurking just around the corner.
not required for the original design
I would guess that the cost to develop and test such a system could not be justified for a mission that was intended to last no more than 90 Sols.
There's also the weight penalty to factor in as well, the solar panel cleaning system would probably have meant that a science experiment would have to be left out.
Have you tried it? or are you basing this opinion only on screenshots?
The paradigm is that the mobile screen is in effect a window into information that is too large to view. Your butchered sentence makes no sense when you realise that the whole sentence in WP7 would be visible simply by scrolling sideways. the lack of submenus in WP7 is refreshing!
I was sceptical until I bought an HTC Titan (4.7 inch screen with 2.5 - 3 days use between charges - Amazing.) after two years of Android. There's no way I'd go back now - Everything just works. I've not found an app yet that I've needed that hasn't been present, there is however, a lack of fart apps wich must also mean it's rubbish right?
UK Space Agency
Ha Ha Ha........Wait, whats that? You're not joking?
What the fuck do we need this for? To the best of my knowledge Britain has had zero lauch capability since the 70's.
What do they actually do, throw things at the sky and hope they don't come back maybe?
Tsien landed on Europa and everybody died....
That's exactly why all of the later missions had very serious and patriotic names for the command and lunar modules.
Not quite as bad as Apollo 9 - Spider and Gumdrop!
Re:Reason for end-of-mission de-orbit?
Probably the same reason Gallileo was deorbited. There's a small chance that any dead spacecraft around Jupiter would impact Europa, and, if there's anything alive down there we should do everything we can to avoid contaminating it.
re:Don't believe him?
Actually back in those days almost all NASA astronauts were test pilots first and scientists secondly. Schmitt on Apollo 17 was the first and only 'true' scientist to fly to the moon.
To be fair though, Mitchell is not the only astronaut to have said this kind of thing. Gordon Cooper ("Who's the best damn pilot y'all ever did see?") was quite vocal in his later years about seeing alien spacecraft being tested by the military in Germany.
As to "You think they choose crazy people to go in space?" all I can say is look up Lisa Nowak.
Did you think they'd change their mind?
The program should have been abandoned decades ago. It's never fulfilled its design goals, was comprimised by USAF requirements that were never needed and has needlessly claimed lives due to known design flaws. The potential for thermal shielding failure was identified after STS-1, I read that John Young said that if he had known of the damage caused by thermal protection failure he would have ejected from the orbiter during the descent.
The original design called for the shuttle to be refurbed and reflown within two weeks of landing. The current record stands at just over eight.
The money could have been far better spent on a continued Apollo applications program. With further production runs of the Saturn V the white elephant of the ISS could have been finished in under 5 years - without the frequent, risky and costly servicing missions. It's not inconceivable that a reuseable re-entry vehicle like the X-15 using an S-IVb for orbital maneuvers could have been devoloped for a fraction of the cost as a continuation of the AAP.
The hubble repair mission stands out as a high point of the program. can't think of any more right now though.
I'm not keen on the hype
and please take this as someone playing devils advocate...
If you consider yourself English then you accept the monarchy. The Eldest grandson of our Queen and our future head of state is getting married to someone who will in theory produce the next king or queen ( if Cameron has his way)
We are, as Englishmen, duty bound to support the wedding.
Not so long ago comments like the above would get you a stay in the Tower!
On a side note I had the opportunity to work for several months in Malaysia, The former colonies are even more rabid than us - to the point that the prime newspaper in Penang was speculating on the current state of the Royal Virginity!
Samsung would simply just keep on selling to Foxconn, Pegatron or any of the other myriad chinese production companies that do production work for Apple.
Profit is profit... especially in Asia
I always base my buying habits on a single review.....
and blame others when I don't get the best deal.
Correction for thedweeb
I would assume you are one of those people who take pride in their superior intellectual skills. Despite this your sentence lacks the correct grammatical rules.
I'm guessing this is better you pedantic bastard? Yet I think that you may still find some issue with my post.
Stop the world please,
I want to get off now.
I can has A levels?
I'm guessing you pride yourself on your own intellectual skills? Yet simple grammar escapes you.
I may well be wrong
At the depths that they are talking about I don't think currents are an issue. If there are currents then surely you'd start at a point that you were interested in and let the current take you to places anew!
Exactly the kind of picture I want to see from these missions!
I'd be interested to know what the straight line formation in the upper right of the image is? Anybody care to enlighten me?
I just know people like Richard Hoagland would have a field day with it!
I believe predated nasa in concept and was one of the USAF early attempts to get into space independantly.
The name is derived from 'Dynamic Soarer'
There have already been flights from the UK
BA sent their Top man up, apparently they described the flying conditions as perfect.
I read somewhere that after the moon landings there was an Apollo Application Programme that had designs to send men to venus and mars on the same mission using a modified S-IVB as living space. If this had happened we would have got there sometime around 1985! Brilliant and daring stuff but it was all but canceled even before the landings were completed.
Yes NASA returned lunar samples back in '69 - '72 but they are from only 6 locations across 1 hemisphere of the moon. The moon - like earth - is very different in different regions and we have literally only begun to scratch the surface.
The reason you cannot have a pulley at the top is that there is nothing for it to be attached to. In order to construct a space elevator you need: a cable reaching up to a satellite in geostationary orbit and another cable of equal length on the other side of the satellite with a counterweight to balance the thing. The whole construction is then held in place by centrifugal force.
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