Tomorrow's world is now the name of some religious program, guessing the beeb sold the rights to the name.
898 posts • joined 24 May 2010
However your car is capable of doing 140Mph
In your analogy the car would ONLY be capable of XMph, due to the fact the fuel tank is a mile down the road from the car and that's as much fuel pressure the pump can handle.
Ogi, for 99% of vehicles they are still multiple controllers, typically running over a CAN bus.
Mainly due to weight, a controller is usually lighter than that massive bundle of wires and from the OEM's perspective easier to build than adding 200 miles of wiring.
The main priority after getting a vehicle to "work", is making it cheap to assemble.
Re: Checking online might be difficult if...
Actually the cheaper vehicles see more investment in their development as a general rule of thumb.
Simply because they sell more of them, the margin is smaller, but the total profit is higher.
Re: There is no security issue
Prior to the current shambles the NHS was reasonably well funded and generally very effective, albeit not perfect.
From my perspective as I wasn't paying at point of use it was very effective for me.
Now roll in the Tories and their "We have no plans to modify the NHS" and proceed to perform the biggest top down reshuffle since the NHS was founded.
Removing all the political power at the top of the structure.
They also then pushed all the nurses and other essential staff to outsourcing companies, by stating that you cannot have a pay rise.
And subsequently nosed dived the economy, forcing inflation sky high (they needed the push don't you know), with "Austerity(TM)" (i.e. Take from the poor and give to the rich).
Which put additional squeeze on NHS budgets from below and above, with no more money coming in from the top and rising costs from below (private contracts and huge outsourcing wage bill).
They are attempting to do the same with Junior doctors and this so called "7-day contract".
This is all aimed at running the NHS into the ground, to justify pushing it into private hands (flogging it off cheap of course).
Re: 3.5Mb? Floppy?
2.88MB in ED format
But there were also 120MB and 240MB in LS120 and LS240 formats respectively.
"damn, that could certainly be useful in the House of Commons, except the bar should be set at oh, about 3' high and should move a damn site faster...."
5' and Sharp
Re: It's "Priority", not "Right of Way"
@Graham Marsden, Actually the first priority with a roundabout is give way to traffic already on the roundabout.
It's an independent Lock-step micro.
Re: Tesla's progress is amazing
S'ok, give it a couple of years and all cars will be £40k+
"But, what amuses me about these cars is that they are road cars, and road cars are about safety and efficiency, not about high cornering speeds and facebending acceleration off the line (people who test their 0-60 times in public always look like complete dickheads to everyone else)."
Golf car park bragging rights...
Re: Units, not numbers
One potential solution, but you need to add the capacitors and they are still big and heavy. Then they need to be integrated into the system, more wiring, more complexity, more weight, more cost.
A processor that may be able to run AUTOSAR.
Might not be able to do much else, but what the hell, the Manager has their AUTOSAR box checked.
"Flight 20 wasn't the first rocket to successfully reach space and return, since Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket managed that a month before"
Nope... SpaceShipOne did it first. (From a non-governmental perspective)
Some may argue the Space Shuttle did it first.
Bezos achieved the first Earth bound powered landing, which is a different thing.
Think we need to make the turd polish more toxic
Re: Sorry how much?!
"Obviously it's more than just helium, but what the hell has cost $100 million?"
Engineering cost + nice fat pay off for military contractor.
Ford usually spend around $2bn developing a new generation Transit van.
VW spend ~$13Bn/year on R&D.
Boeing spent $32bn on the Dreamliner.
So $100m for a prototype is cheap TBH.
Custom malware to put backdoors in their system, hunt for the victim/payments db, refund all the victims and corrupt the DB.
Re: "required to make disclosures of their engine software"
At which point all the Tier 1 suppliers will start legal action.
About 10 years too late...
Re: Not the first though..
Also Virgin have been offering pure BB with no phone line for quite some time.
Power draw indeed
Most LASERs are 10-20% efficient, so your 100kW unit is going to need IRO a 500kW to 1MW power supply to run it, not mentioning chemicals etc. Depending on the type.
Re: Just so long as jealous yanks....
They are already in talks with US aircraft manufacturers for supplying pre-coolers.
No the air is slowed to subsonic speeds, that is why there a inlet cones on the front of the engine.
Slowing the air causes compression and resultant heat. Hence the need for the pre-cooler.
There is a compressor stage which feeds the rocket engine with air.
It does not compress and cool to liquid, for the icing problem.
HOTOL is a LACE engine Liquid Air Cycle Engine, this is a VACE Vapour Air Cycle Engine.
It is not a Jet in the traditional sense, that is just poor understanding on the part of the reporter.
It's an air fed rocket engine. They just happen to use a turbine to put the air into a format the rocket can use.
It's all waiting for the folding screens, until then nothing much will change.
There is a political issue as well, the extreme greenies want a much greater reduction in emissions (for obvious reasons) than can realistically be achieved with the technology available at a cost effective rate.
Automotive OEMs are driven by their markets and cost.
The purchasers (in general) want a fast, cheap car, that doesn't break down and does 100mpg.
Most governments are being pushed on AGW, which is pushed on the OEMs, who want the cheapest solution that appeases the regulators and their market.
Re: I have yet to figure out why people are afraid that an AI would want to kill off humanity
1. Radiation out in space is much more damaging to electronics than under this nice atmosphere and magnetosphere.
2. There are a lot more computers on Earth for the 'AI' to infect and make use of, greater power, from the perspective of the AI.
Some of it yes.
Re: What's the current estimate of the computing power of the human brain?
Current estimates are 100PFlop equivalent (brain is mostly analogue with digital elements), and 20-40w.
So have they actually made a word diff tool that actually works?
Key point missed - Standards
While not all code is required to meet a standard many systems in use do.
Aerospace/Automotive DO-178B/C and ISO26262, explicitly require the use of waterfall.
This is just one example, but I would bet there are more.
Re: slow puncture
Pressure is roughly 0.6-0.7 bar, same as most passenger planes
This was and is purely a headline grabbing exercise, are there many efficiency savings that theoretically could be made - YES.
Will they do it - NO.
Re: Labour's "discomfort" over the Snoopers' Charter
Watch Yes minister, most of it still applies today.
The bulk of the government is run by Whitehall and subsidiaries.
These requirements will probably be coming from GCHQ etc, rather than whichever political party is involved.
That Idris Elba record is not official as they used the wrong timing gear.
Re: Or an anti-matter beam!
Positron beam is probably cheaper and much easier to generate.
Re: This is the free market at work ...
"Hey look were doing something"
Result: Lots of talk and headlines, no reaction.
"The key to business is not to provide the best service, but the only service!"
Reacher Gilt, Going Postal, Terry Pratchett.
Re: FREE BOXES IN THE UK??
Virgin boxes remain property of Virgin, and you have to return them if you cancel, so they are in effect rented.
This assumes the same type and version of PLC, many mission critical systems will run multiple redundant HW/SW from different manufacturers.
If it was capable of infecting a multitude of systems, then there would be significant risk.
But, there are also other mitigation strategies.
Re: How old is that system / how long does an ultra cool dwarf last?
Depends on the atmosphere if they have one.
A relatively dense atmosphere could transfer energy from the star facing side of the planet to the side facing away.
Re: Let's take up a collection
Change the mars approach angle so it hits the planet, there it's landed, nothing about landing intact.
Re: Far too lenient.
Add "System failure, reinitialising queue, you are now x in the queue"
Re: "access to these skills in-house"
Waste in political terms is "money is being siphoned off to my predecessors backers"
Improvement is "money is being siphoned off to my backers!"
"This is only for the government to make money selling our data and will make no difference to our care."
The Gov has no real need to make money, however current party funders are generally in the business of making money somewhere.
...will use pairing and mobbing as required.
A good team will adapt to changing scenarios and use the method they deem appropriate for the solution, so rather than a one approach fits all solution, it's a more flexible approach.
Re: Are they legally allowed to do that?
Legally it's 2 years for electronic goods in the EU.
Re: Service Intervals
"and they were quite happy with once a year even at 40,000 miles per year"
Can you charge one from a normal socket fast enough to do 40K a year?
Re: Why are you so worried about legal matters?
Most of them are in Ireland, for tax reasons.
They're launched out of the tube and subsequently the water by compressed air, once clear of the water the rocket motor ignites