658 posts • joined 24 May 2010
The Oort cloud is thought to be up to 100,000AU's in diameter.
Re: About bloody time...
The mining refers to reusing mass and remanufacturing on orbit.
Bringing it back down serves little benefit.
However with launch costs as they are 3-4 tons of aluminium, steel, copper, gold, silicon, [insert other material used] is worth at least $65-90m on orbit in launch costs alone.
Yes processing the material is currently not possible, but there is time.
Re: "Your patents aren't that amazing"
The USPTO allowed someone to patent a stick.
I'm still awaiting the Apple patent for the wheel.
Build one in the garage and run it, see how good the weapons detectors are...
Surprised no one has mentioned Dr Who
Re: Am I missing something...
All about mass,
Saturn V could put 130t into LEO and 45t into TLI.
Falcon 9 v.1.1 can put 13.1t into LEO, so assuming linearity ~ 4.5t into TLI.
If 4.5t can get you your lander and rover to the surface of the moon, it's theoretically feasible.
Re: A good place to start ...
Assuming it's actually blocking/spoofing the permissions, not just asking you for permission every time you load the app and doing nothing.
,,, the article stating the USPO has granted Apple a patent on the Wheel??
Re: Does anyone want toast?
Git! Beat me to it! :)
To build at roughly earth orbit there isn't enough mass.
'Our customers are important to us' - I.e. the shareholders
Re: "There are currently two main approaches..."
Tokamak is the white elephant in the room, some good research has come from JET (ITER's predecessor), but a large proportion of governments are putting all their eggs in one basket.
My money is on some form of DPF.
Assuming it actually went supernova and didn't just collapse in on itself.
If the big bang theory is correct, the matter would be relatively densely located versus what we observe today, if due to this density and relatively low mass of the elements.
The stars could get big, really big, possibly some big enough to for gravity overcome the energy from fusion and just collapse in on themselves.
No Bang just blackhole.
Rubber tyres are also heavy.
One of those games that has to appeal.
I played it for years.
There are some very clever ideas... such as mentioned in the article, you cannot buy your way to the top.
Ok.. rephrase, you cannot start a new character and buy your way to the top.
The 1st issue with the game is that it becomes very repetitive, very quickly.
The 2nd issue is that it requires the devotion of time, you cannot start a new character now and work your way to the top, simply because those who have been playing for 11 years since it started are so far advanced that you can never catch them.
Also to achieve anything significant requires a vast investment of time, the senior people in the game play for 14-18 hours a day, it's worse than a job.
Re: AC Damn...
There are 2 things that bring the gaming houses:
The 1st is the platform, which has the biggest distribution, PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox one, Android, IOS, Steam OS, insert other platform...
They don't care, as long as their game makes it to the widest audience.
2. Bribes, such as Microsoft's exclusivity contracts.
Re: Optical quality?
Maybe the designer is a Jimmy Hendrix fan?
Re: "Everyone remembers what happened to the Comet..."
Yes, I agree, but the reputation was ruined none the less.
Re: Most efficient in a class of one
Everyone remembers what happened to the Comet...
Re: Looks nice but expensive
Probably the times in sleep.
Or running, but screen off.
Re: Radiation is so last year :)
I was under the impression that a normal CCD can do thermal imaging, the problem is the lens?
How can they get someone else to pay for their research?! ;)
Re: Dense enough?
" it’s a black hole, the light emitted from the gas around it are in the x-ray frequencies."
Corrected it for you.
@ AC 16.43
Black holes can literally tear stars apart with their massive gravity.
Re: 5W TDP for a mobile processor?
Snapdragon 800 is 5W TDP.
Re: Surprised that u r surprised?
"The aristocracy ceded power between the wars, a new elite run Britain."
Nope, they just rebranded.
And the rest, more like £44,000.
Re: Prior art
All Patent systems in the world are first to file.
It would be null and void if Coin PUBLISHED details before the filing.
Re: How many MFlops/W from a Raspberry Pi?
Raspberry Pi is theoretically 24GFlops.
@5w it would be ~4800MFlops/w
I'd be more interested in what some of the more modern Phone processors can do.
Nuclear sub crew, they are accustomed to cramped, radiation riddled, cut off from the world environment already.
They use the VVT to keep the inlet/exhaust valves open for longer to reduce pumping losses.
Fusion for energy
"The trouble is that sustained fusion is extremely difficult to achieve"
True, but at the same time it is not always necessary and is the myth perpetrated by the Tokamak supporters.
Tokamak is a white elephant, sucking up most of the Fusion research money. There are lots of other concepts that require much less investment and offer more promising returns in a shorter space of time.
Re: Thorne and others
@Bill Stewart, nope you drink Cerveza if it's that hot.
Not that US pisswater.
Re: My, my....
That would probably be classed as insider trading and illegal in a lot of countries.
One for the tinfoilers
It's not just the 'lie detection', if it is using Subvocal recognition.
In theory they could be reading your 'thoughts', at least the ones where you are talking to yourself.
Re: That's why we need a common hardware platform
True, but no standardised BIOS system.
Re: Just add hardware
Depends on the safety and reliability requirement.
Through the igniter
Use solder (actual solder) to make the wires, run them through the igniter for the rocket.
No insulation to catch fire!!
The low melting point of the solder should ensure disconnection when the igniter triggers.
Re: PCs now quite good
Depends on the segment of the market, with operating systems not consuming as much of the system as they used to and most performing relatively light tasks, going from an i3 to i5 will make little difference.
The bulk of the performance loss is in the disk acess (a machine is only as fast as it's slowest part).
Hence why SSD's offer such a boost.
However heavier duty users e.g. Gaming, Photoshop, CAD etc will observe a benefit.
Re: No chance in hell
"$15M/mile for loop
£200M/mile for HS2"
The excess pocketed by various party members when their land is sold to the government to pay for it.
Yup and when they conveniently exclude 'party sponsors' businesses for that convenient 'charitable' donation.
Re: They should focus on two things ...
@Raumkraut, how many devices do you have in your home with a microchip, more than you're prepared to admit.
99% of these have no operating system and bare metal is the only way to go.
Where does all this code come from I wonder?
Just because you personally are not exposed to Embedded, doesn't justify rarity,
Re: *scratching head*
They tried reigniting the second stage as well, but stopped due to a problem.
They're looking at recovering both stages.
“A printer needs to heat up and takes hours to print one thing. The cost of a million people printing in a million different places will be huge,” warns Phil Reeves of Econolyst, a 3D printing consultancy, on one panel. “You’re better off producing things in factories, where it takes 15 seconds.”
A printer using ~250w for 8hrs to print what you need vs a factory using 250kw for 15secs + the shipping energy.
+ Middle man costs + Shop energy etc.
Not a clear cut as you think.
Economically it's not as good as you are cutting out all those middle men who take their chunk, but energy.
Re: Why maths is important
It's also latitude dependent.
Your connecting dish would need to move to track the satellite.
But the basic premise of your post is correct, you would not be able to get the full payload in one pass.
Don't be too sure, 4k TV's will be about soon, ok still going to be at the pricier end of the scale, but demand will drop the price, if the supply is there.
But this is the advantage of the proposed 'upgrade' capability.
Unfortunately by the time they got to the dock, their competitors had sailed over the horizon and already come back with all the gold.
BB's madness was then trying to sail off looking for the remaining scraps.
IMO more probable
A smouldering crater from some hitherto unseen WMD following the start of WW3.
You'll end up with an Aerospace setup, 2 or 3 big players and a few smaller startups aiming to take a slice.
Simply because of the shared nature of the businesses.
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