11 posts • joined Monday 1st February 2010 19:23 GMT
Head...errr count error?
I see more than 2 X 26 pins.......more like 100 pins altogether unless they are not all connected...
The biggest driver in these devices is not the performance or resources or even price...it is the ability to generate a big enough community to create an inertia...The beagle board has a big enough geek community, but the pi beats on presence in wider culture rather than feature set.
"Standards essential" is less powerful than "trivial" then?
Clearly trivial patents can be used to block a product, where as patents that are critical to the whole operation of a device can be safely ignored. Common sense and Law never meet
Two balloons revisited...launch control and maximising lauch altitude
Problems 1) launch altitude control, 2) Maximise launch altitude 3) Deal with problem of premature balloon burst.
Possible solution have two identical balloons with launch triggered by the angle between tethering ropes which form a 'Y' shape with the launch platform. As the balloons expand the 'Y' opens wider and at a certain level triggers launch mechanically or electrically. The launch also is triggered by one of the balloons bursting by the same method (as the burst balloon falls, the 'y' open and also triggers launch. This also allows the possibility of maximising the launch altitude as the system will not become unstable with a single balloon burst. The balloon burst also means that the tension on one of the tethers falls to zero, this could also be used to verify launch triggering condition, avoiding complex circuitry.
Launch condition optimisations
The launcher/rocket will be swing underneath the balloon like a pendulum. Launch I guess should take into consideration attitude, altitude and the phase of the pendular swing. Launch triggered as the apparatus is moving backwards would not be as efficient as if it occurred in the forward swing. This probably most effectively be detected by another pendulum on the launcher, or much more simply by incorporating strain gauges in the the suspending cables.
Re: Launch rail and backplate issues
Issues with the back plate being asymmetrically attached to the launch rail...the effect of the thrust, (I agree with many of the posters here), will be to apply a rotational moment on the rail. The solution may be to have the back plate not being flat. A V shaped back plate, perhaps with a small central perforation will collect the exhaust from the rocket and be more effectively propelled directly backwards, acting more like the recoil of a gun.
Touch Screen or Touch Box?
"Apple warrants the Apple-branded hardware product and accessories contained in the original packaging ("Apple Product") against defects in materials and workmanship when used normally in accordance with Apple's published guidelines for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original retail purchase by the end-user purchaser."
I am confused...does this mean that taking the phone out of the original packaging invalidates the warranty?...Darn it...
The cloud is open source (pretty much)
I guess what you are trying to suggest is that cloud applications are beating open source native applications. And this based on search results. Sadly this seems pretty much an irrelevant metric. People tend to search for things they don't know how to find...people who use open source know where to find it; people hunting for commercial solutions will more likely use a vendor or VAR not a search engine...
Make Firefox as Safe as IE9...Just pretend
Raving Loony is absolutely right...Using a user agent switcher to change Firefox to IE9...result score now 4/4! What a load of baloney eh? The website does nothing to test the browser for security flaws, just gives a score according the version of the browser it thinks is visiting...if only I could as successfully pretend to be Bill Gates...
Missed out the most popular ones...
This misses out ALL the top selling tablets on amazon. Best bet for sub £200 tablets with resistive screen are the Flytouch 3s and 4s (rebranded variously as NATPC, TabTech, Tabtronics, A1CS x220 and others) and with capacitative screen probably the Hannspad for 10.1 inches, and Tabtronics fpr capacitative but 7 inches
no "P" in arabic
That's because there is no letter equivalent of "P" in arabic...all P's are replaced by "B"s. This sometimes helps because calling someone a "brat" not too bad, and saying he is a "Brick" again seems almost complimentary...
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