17 posts • joined Friday 15th June 2007 09:34 GMT
153,000 square feet sure is heavy.
Turn it around
"We know from our Kindle reader line that customers love our special offers and very few people choose to opt out."
If that is so, let those that want adverts, pay for them. Solved!
When I used to launch radiosondes in a strong wind, it used to take a strong throw at 90 deg to the wind to get it to clear the buildings/ground. The occasional lucky launch resulted in the sonde going between buildings which where only 10 feet apart. Other times it might bounce along the ground for a bit but still successful data reception.
So design failure - that crane/launcher needs a throw mechanism.
House of Commons
"waiting for people to get off before charging into the doorway (and not crowding around outside the doorway so there is no path for people to get off"
Our leaders fail this every time they vote in the House of Commons. I find it so irritating when they hang around the entrance to the Commons, nattering, whilst their colleagues have to negotiate a path through them. Idiots!
I still refuse to buy anything with a Sony badge on it after their DRM debacle. I recently bought a 42" plasma and Sony would have been on the list. So those who consider using potentially damaging protection systems, consider your long-term business health.
If I recall correctly, re-fuelling during pitstops is not allowed from the 2009 season.
Also, there are two types of KERS. One electric, using batteries and electric motors/generators and the other entirely mechanical using flywheel/transmission.
Anyone want instructions on how to make your own mobile phone?
My update email ended up in the Junk Folder!
I had a Teletext adapter and submitted several programs for transmission over CEEFAX. One of my most popular was a share downloading program which allowed you to automatically download your selection of share prices, daily and plot them out as time series. I had many letters sent on to me from The BBC to make changes to the software.
I was --- E L I T E--- too. Total geek.
There is even to this day some software I wrote in assembler, flying around the skies in a weather research aircraft, controlling an air sampling instrument.
"All nine drives feature a Free Fall Sensor function, which Toshiba claims detects a drive falling and then parks its head before it crashes."
So they won't be capitalising on the lucrative space market since most of the time you are in free-fall.
Strong keyfob security
Surely, someone should have invented a strong security keyfob by now, which has to be used for a laptop to start up or read any data from the disc. You could argue that a disc can always be read using forensic software, but there must come a point where it just becomes not worth the effort in trying to hack into a disc.
There must be technology around which will render a disc unusable if it is probed too much.
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