24 posts • joined 14 Jan 2010
Re: Of course it won't get rid of MS
+1 for you, sir. (Not convinced about the long term accessibility bit, though!)
We've used OO here for ages and are very happy with it, but recently had to fork out for a fistfull of MSO licences just to read some bloody contract documentation and get the bullet numbers to order correctly.
I've no evidence to support this, but I suspect the vast majority of users don't use Macros and other fiddly bits in their day to day ops (we certainly don't) and wouldn't notice the difference.
Big Q for you, though - is this policy going to rattle down to schools and stop the problem at source?
Re: Canard Loading
Given my Math, that's probably a good plan :) You able to log the demanded servo deflections when in flight?
SuperTim raises a valid point - where is the Centre of Pressure on that thing? I'm assuming it was modelled to death in the design phase, but 2 things occur to me and I cba to go back through the archives to see if they were addressed:
1. The air's very thin up there. Relative airspeed will be low, so large control deflections will be required to control the vehicle. The force needed to move the control surfaces will be correspondingly reduced, so rather than gear down (as it looks at the moment), I'd consider gearing up. In a previous life, I used to fly pointy things for the Queen; my aerodynamics are a bit rusty now, but I still remember wallowing around at over 40K feet, full throttle with a stupidly high ground speed and being only a few Kts (Indicated) above the stall...
2. That shape of aerofoil is going to result in drastic shifting of the CoP if it moves far, so the pivot point needs to be biased (imo) to the high load / high deflection position.
This makes their entire "Certified" program look very questionable - what *exactly* does that testing regime involve? I/O is one of the easier things to test, imho....
fwiw, I heartily approve of the canine naming convention. If Johnny local doesn't "Get" it, that's his loss.
"We spoke to an IT operations manager at one major NHS trust who struggled to recall being contacted by central government on the end of Windows XP."
There's a man who earns his salary....
Re: I hope he has breasts
But think of the benefits when (s)he gets all wobbly.
This type of article
I like it. Bring me another!
Re: A few corrections
Very well done, my dear sir.
May I propose that you give it a few hours to get around the intertubes, then change to something along the lines of
Figures are good
Look for another installer :) The delta between a fixed array and a tracker is around 6K istr
Anyhoo - bit of a cloudy start to the day, but note when it begins / finishes generating.
Oh, and you're assuming a catastrophic fail of the inverter, but I take your point.
You're not giving the full picture
A friend put up a 3.5KW PV array on a 2-axis tracker a few weeks ago (~£17K). Now I accept that it's sunny weather, but he got 42KWh out the thing the other day - that's a real-world, pukka figure. Also, remember that he isn't paying to import those KWh from the grid out of taxed income which further skews the financial argument.
The ROCs and FIT are doing their job - promoting alternative energy sources and micro-generation. I fully expect them to be reviewed / cut soon (Surprised they weren't in april, tbh) now that the ball is rolling.
It's all well and good to blame the Govt / Fat cat suppliers, but burning dino juice/gas to make electricity is madness - we need to be sharper than that. Personally, I'd like to see a crash Nuclear program in the UK but we've pi$$ed away our expertise in that field and have to make do with what we can.
Should call Mr Tuttle - he'll sort it out for them.
"both of them claim 3-3.5k watts of power usage"
Thin - apart from the 6' heatsink
Standard major "Launch" of a Gov website
Step 1 : Spend a fortune on a Web2.x thingamy
Step 2 : Realise you've blown the budget
Step 3 : Rent a low-end VPS from a kiddy host
Step 4: Splash all over the media with a launch date
Step 5 : Leave your audience looking at "Loading" icons or white pages
Step 6 : Audience go away and may come back in a few months if you're lucky
Step 7 : Pats on the back and Martinis all round
..no one can hear you scream. So why are the radiators(?) on that uber-rocket thing streamlined?
Grips my tits when spacecraft are made to look and manoeuvre like aircraft...
Yes, I live in the country.
Yes, my ADSL connection was an unstable 256Kb at best.
Yes, I now use a 3G dongle with a planar antenna and a transparent caching proxy.
Yes, my speed is still pants.
Yes, I decided to live here.
No, I'm not going to move.
It's not a "Basic human right" (whatever tf that means). When BT was GPO, you had due cause to bitch. Now? Welcome to capitalism.
I Love to count!
One! Nun! Joke! Ha ha ha
Two! Nun! Jokes! Ha ha ha
Mobile devices? Really?
Most (all?) mobile providers run NAT - my iPhone is currently on a 10.x.x.x IP and my 3G dongle with 3 does the same. I agree we need to move to IP6, but factual inaccuracies don't help the cause. Also, there's a *lot* of public address space that's wasted:
Do IBM et al all *need* those /8s? I think not...
Forget the pencils
...they're off-the-shelf timers :)
This is unusual how?
...his penis was "severely swollen, his blood pressure was up and his heart racing"
Fair point - I just hope it's not too intrusive and turn-offable.
Oddly, I'm not wowed by the external lib integration - Spotify has more tracks than I'd ever manage to accumulate in a couple of lifetimes.
What EddieD said
Two reasons I went "Premium" on Spotify:
1) I have no problem with paying for music and this was an excellent service.
2) I got fed up with interruptions from Jonathan and eSuit2.0 or whatever they were
I'm still happy with 1, but it sounds like 2 is in peril. I just want to listen to music, ffs - no one else likes the crap I listen too and I'm not particularly interested in what my friends listen to either. There's plenty of play list sites out there and, tbh, I found them too hard to use (Wheat/Chaff syndrome)
/me gets back to the Happy Mondays
"he looked at the health records out of curiosity, not to make money" - well, that's all right then, isn't it.
This is just one reason why I've opted my family out of having an SCR. Madness.
It's changed what I'm going to do...
Was toying with the idea of upgrading to an HD TV and BluRay , but will now hold off until the 3D format wars sort themselves out. If the Glassesless tech can be sorted out as well, that'd be just dandy.
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