Re: would it go shooting off into space like a deflating balloon...?
In space, no one can hear you go "PBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBPT!"
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In space, no one can hear you go "PBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBPT!"
"... there are roughly 200 million viruses in every mouthful of seawater, and most of those viruses are infecting the roughly 20 million bacteria found in every mouthful of seawater."
No need. My small dog is at the ready.
Hardly know 'er!
seen 9 seconds into the video. Orbital Outhouse Team. classic.
are yours except Europa. And, erm, Enceladus. Attempt no landings there. Or there.
"you'd probably only want two rather than four engines"
Actually, four smallish engines might solve the CG problem someone else pointed out.
And remember, with modern computers and fly-by-wire, even the ludicrously unstable X29 flies more or less normally
or does Lester's nephew resemble Arthur Darville, albeit with a beard? Which then leads to the next question regarding any potential resemblance between Matthew's significant other and a certain bonnie Scottish lass.
And, of course, best of luck to all participants in the challenge. While I lack sufficient commitment to restrict my diet that severely, I shall be contributing to the cause monetarily.
So when, exactly, did Robin Hood expand his operations to Thailand?
about Win10 on phones, I think I'll just stick with 8.1 on my Lumia even AFTER they've got the kinks worked out. Yeah, 8.1 has its flaws and shortcomings, but it does what I want, reliably, without compromising battery life (2+ days between charging) or usability. I HATE that interface on a laptop, but find it very usable on a phone.
if, after the successful refueling, the controller thought to say "our compliments to the [X-47B] and regards to Captain Dunsel" (19:30 mark of video for source reference).
I find it fascinating that this very thing and the very same reactions were forecast 48 years ago in a sci-fi television show (along with a particularly stern warning about the potential consequences).
agree. And I thought I had implied that. Thanks for clarifying.
until someone OTHER THAN the consumer gets a thorough reaming. When a few top execs get publicly humiliated by their (hopefully former) employers and/or said businesses are forced into liquidation to pay for the mess they themselves created, then and ONLY then will they begin to wake up and fix this. If the culprit is an outside contractor/firm, then they should be held financially liable for any and all breaches. Only then will they be truly interested in securing their devices and the transactions thereupon.
Something that makes Windows 8.1 actually preferable?!? Wow. Just... wow. *
* full disclosure. I am a Lumia 635 owner. I actually like Win8.1 on my phone but agree it is an abomination on PCs.
well... it WAS until Voyager 6 fell into that spatial anomaly and emerged on the other side of the galaxy.
At least, that's according to the Spock-unit.
"Coming Soon" to the US?!?
I have a Lumia 635 and like it quite a bit. It's very simplistic and has a few critical shortcomings, but it's less than $50 and no annoying contract. I want a 640 but will apparently have to wait.
I also agree with several posters above regarding Windows on a phone. I like the 8.1 interface for a phone or tablet but absolutely DESPISE it on a laptop.
Me too, but... You heard it here first. This stuff is here to stay. And this might truly be a case of "better the devil you [sort of] know" than anything new and more hidden.
Sometimes I wish I weren't so jaded and cynical about politics but, every time I try to be more optimistic about it I notice the self-serving, snake-in-the-grass types drawn to it like moths to the flame. I suppose I should take comfort that I am at least still paying attention and haven't given in to apathy.
Magnifico - o - o - o
Yes it would BUT how would you get the power from those uninhabited remote deserts to cities all around the world?
Some companies already are planning to do just that. Like this. (link goes to pic of transmission lines coming from the Hualapai Valley Solar project in Arizona)
There are fairly large swaths of desert in North America (southwestern US) and Australia. Replicating "Sahara carpeting" in the other two regions would get much closer to 24 hour coverage, would it not?
Well that depends rather largely upon whether or not you like the cat...
This, please! Upping the monetary limit to a still relatively modest level should, in theory, greatly expand the options. That would be very useful for helping university students break out of the "Ramen Rut" and also allow some healthier* choices.
* I acknowledge that definition varies based upon whom is asked.
"it's likely Ganymede's hot iron core, and the proximity to Jupiter, will keep the sea rather warm. Under such conditions life could be a possibility, although only in its most basic form."
Many miles away
Something crawls from the slime
At the bottom of a dark [Ganymedean] lake...
this certainly SEEMS like a decent enough plan. Given that this is a politicized organization (not to mention one going up against well funded/connected opponents), I'm very curious to see how big the ultimate clusterfuck will be when good intentions inevitably go horribly wrong.
is what finally convinced me to build my own upright cabinet about 10 years ago to play this stuff on. Thanks for suggesting some NeoGeo titles I don't recall having previously tried. Must fire up the cabinet tonight.
+1 for the Heinlein reference.
Sheesh! (and, for that matter, "kebab!") Properly pronouncing smažený sýr is tough enough. Now you throw in Cyrillic?
Come on OpenGL guys, keep it straight. KLINGONS come from Khronos, not Vulkans... [/eyeroll]
probably due to currency fluctuations, but the Mad Catz US site has it for £119 which, by today's conversion rate is USD$184 or a bit under €164.
Yet, that same page shows the EU price as €149 and US price as USD$150. Perhaps the difference is VAT? I don't pretend to understand European tax structures nor how they factor into online purchases.
No, rather the result of overusing one.
Much like! So gratitude!
As with so many things Japanese, even a bemused "WTF?!?" simply is not sufficient. Gotta hand it to their ingenuity. Surely at least a few of these "solutions in search of problems" have ultimately led to major innovations that benefit everyone.
"video has been removed by the user"
to all the men and women who designed, built, ran, and now preserve the history of such important tech and its vital work. Cheers!
Piece-o-cake for me. I scheduled mine to coincide with a needed sinus surgery where I knew I would be under general anesthesia. Talked to doctors into tag-teaming. I saw the urologist walk into surgery right as I was going under and awoke to bandages on my nose and an ice pack on my nuts. I correctly anticipated being sufficiently miserable with the sinus thing that I never even noticed the tender bits below.
so this is the latest baby step toward the creation of the first Cybermen?
and, for once, an appropriately majestic soundtrack
FTC - Federal Trade Commission - tasked with regulating commerce between the 50 states, various territories and, to a lesser extent, between the states/territories and foreign interests doing business here.
FCC - Federal Communications Commission - tasked with regulating electronic communication and the transmission/reception/interactions thereof.
The grey area and subsequent confusion over which (if either) should do what is caused by the fact that the internet is simultaneously a medium of communication AND of commerce.
The FTC, or at least the principle behind it, is significantly older because regulation of trade is one of the cornerstones of Federal power in the US Constitution (Article 1, Section 8). However, the FCC also has a valid point because the electronic communication capabilities of the internet allow users to conduct commerce in ways and with trading partners previously unavailable by other means.
It is my opinion that NEITHER should have anything even remotely close to "full" control over the internet, but each should probably have SOME control over certain things that happen within the borders of USA. That is their chartered responsibility. It is the responsibility of Congress (and those of us who supposedly elect them) to ensure that the FCC, FTC, and other Federal agencies do not EXCEED their charters and are appropriately smacked down when such excess is attempted.
Arnaut, I have no beef with you whatsoever. I was merely providing information to counter what I perceived to be an incorrect statement. Offense was neither intended nor taken.
And I do agree with the assertion in your OP title. Calling Pluto a planet WAS indeed traditional. I, too, dislike the apparent double standard.
um... no. Pluto was named for the Roman god of death.
Although, I can see how your mistake was made:
excerpt from citation 3
'In 1930, after Lowell's death, American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh observed Pluto. By tradition, the discovering astronomer of a new space object gets naming rights. But it was an 11-year-old British girl's idea to name the planet Pluto. Venetia Burney told her grandfather that the name fit the new planet because it stayed hidden for so long, and the Roman god Pluto could disappear at will. Venetia's grandfather wrote to Tombaugh and offered the suggestion, and Tombaugh chose it, happy that the name also honors Percival Lowell — the first two letters of "Pluto" are Lowell's initials.'
what IS the Reg record for most commented story? Shirley this one ought to be a contender, eh?
I'll take that bet - at least for the US. This is very similar to the landline-to-cellphone-only switch. Yes, many have ditched their landlines, but we are nowhere NEAR the "death of landlines." The death of "cable as it looks now" will be slowed significantly for the same reasons - older and/or technophobic users. My octogenarian mother can spell "internet" and that's pretty much her limit. She has a DVR and television service provided by her cable company. It works the way she wants it to and she is VERY averse to major change. On the other end of the spectrum, my 20-year-old University student son will probably NEVER use cable as anything more than a fast ISP. And if, as is currently planned, Google Fiber appears in his part of Austin, TX, then he'll tell the cable to shove off completely.
On paper, the innovation and subsequent change should be driven by younger consumers. However, reality is that a good many of younger consumers have far less disposable income than older/more established folks. As long as cable companies are making money off "old school" television viewers, the change will be slow. And almost certainly painful for all.
Rome er... Edinburgh
... the fact that both their Enterprise and Consumer security product lines are mostly steaming piles of dung had anything to do with the results.
My company recently switched to Symantec Enterprise security. The false positives are piling up rapidly. Color me unimpressed. The Eset products we were using worked well (and still do on my personal devices).
... none of them are interested in ape-descendants who still think digital
watches phones are a neat idea