669 posts • joined 24 May 2010
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.
@ 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.