685 posts • joined 24 May 2010
Re: To my simple brain, the issue is quite simple
You're also missing the content point, many of these companies are content providers as well.
Therefore they have a vested interest in charging the competition more. Even if that is a different division.
Re: Dodgy arithmetic
Necessary evil, when you are on MCU grade HW with no FPU running at maybe 100Mhz and 32bit if you're lucky.
A SW floating point implementation can take 30-40x the runtime, in a hard real-time system this is not an option.
Even with a FPU it's still slow.
Fixed point arithmetic is not difficult, but does take some comprehending and yes it is possible to make mistakes.
Re: Build our own government IT team
Also politicians cannot line large donators pockets
Re: I fail to understand.
They should acquire a building in London to provide temporary/semi permanent accommodation for MPs with appropriate security, they all seem to like moats and duck ponds.
So why not the tower of London?
Re: What about the LM proposed fusion reactor?
It's money grabbing vapourware.
Re: Game changer
Creating fusion with a small reactor has been performed since the '50s, creating a net reaction has been the problem.
Again they make no claims to this, so they've either done it and are keeping very quiet (why would Lockheed want investment (shared liability) in something they know works) or it's a money grabbing scam.
Re: Try hunting down that NASA quote
There are photo's of E-Cat's test setup, it's vapourware.
Re: I certainly wouldn't buy anything American made/designed
The engine was designed in Germany and the Chassis in England.
Re: "A good hack attack would leave no log entries anyway"
The issue is cost.
Automotive engineering is solely focussed on cost.
If they can save a penny on a car they will.
Adding £2+ to an ECU will make the cost conscious PHB's baulk at the thought.
The safety is purely a legal requirement and then it's subjective as to whether or not they have actually met the requirement.
Re: 231BHP from 1.5l
Strength wouldn't be an issue when you are designing the engine for this kind of output.
The main issues of high boost petrol engines of old were:
1. Lag ( or LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG, whoosh, gear)
2. Pinking, or pre-ignition.
Variable geometry turbos and other variations along the same theme, along with electronic boost control solve 1.
Direct petrol injection solves 2.
Could we also have to deal with Sun transiting at that point aswell?
As seen above..
$1m is pocket change to Elon.
So tying his trademarked name with a museum.
Not that the museum doesn't deserve it, but Musk's aim is for the headline.
Re: High level language hell
And some of you think fragmentation is a problem now.
Re: Very nice
You forgot Hubble Space Telescope
"A maximum of 52 our mates can be awarded a seat on the framework"
There corrected it for you
One dwarfer reference and missed the boat.
Good/Evil replicator here we come...
HTC One M8
Has a kids mode too, it's not unique to the Samsung.
Vodafone had done the same thing with my SE K800i, only in this case 'Live', all other menu buttons could be remapped on the phone except this one.
Re: This will change
They'll have a 'sale' target.
Get X customers online and flog it to one of the big providers.
Re: I don't get it.
So they are still searching for the infinite improbability drive??
Re: Very flexible
Not really, the military gear still has much higher integrity standards to meet, radiation hardening, EMC, vibration, thermal etc.
It won't be the Off-the-shelf silicon you find in a commercial device.
Potential trademark case looming?
Re: Heck! Where's Guvmint when it is needed
"It's because there isn't enough money from VED to pay for the upkeep and new roads anyway - even then almost 100 years ago."
Nope, there's more than enough money.
VED (2012) ~£3.8B
VED + Fuel Duty (2012) ~£38B.
It was well into surplus, so rather than reduce costs they shifted the cash into the central pot.
Re: re. Hefty external power source
It depends on the scale, large elements are easier to achieve actuation with hydraulics.
The motor itself has great power density, but when you add the pump, fluid (tank if it's not hydrostatic), control valves & control system it's generally heavier. You would also need to add control valves and control systems which will add additional weight.
Hydraulics are also much less efficient than an electric actuator. It depends on the system but roughly 65-70% vs roughly 90% for the electric setup.
Re: Tinfoil or towels...
The US had 3" in the '60s
Re: Why you only have 2 cents
I agree with your sentiment, but many companies are deliberately configured to prevent 'techies' from knowing this information.
Re: Hang on there
Did the Beer turn into Cider through energy loss?
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.
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