23 posts • joined Monday 14th November 2011 10:29 GMT
>> "I'm old and my eyes don't work"
Looks to be not touching the line to me. I assume the left of the photo would be in, or out, I don't care either way.
The easiest ways I can think of for an easy break power connector are:
1. A slip ring on the pole and a small spring contact (think electric racing car) in the outer tube, allows for rotation an some movement with almost zero breaking force.
2. Ball up some wire in your typical wall wort connector, sits pretty securely until you pull on it.
3. Small audio connector, 2.5mm. A well used one comes apart very easy.
4. Paint connections. Attach thin wires to the body of the rocket with electrically conductive paint, the same stuff you use to repair windows demisters.
Re: I used to work in the Vic program
>Vic govt did the same thing to us... sacked them all.. and hired people at half the price, on a per hour contract.
I do work for that program, and I have never heard of any mass firings. The program has been going on for 10+ years now and is fantastic.
The smaller these things get the harder they are going to be to service, but that's ok because they are designed to be replaced. When was the last time you were using your 6 year old tablet and though "This battery is getting a bit old, might be time for a new one", not a chance. at the two or three year mark you though "Shit this is slow, time for a new one".
When you walk into an apple shop they don't crack open your iPad and have a look, they just give you a second hand one and send you on your way. Refurbishing can be done in bulk, not case by case.
We are getting to the point of thinness and compactness that big trade offs have to be made. Take a look at cars, my old '73 Statesman de Ville had an engine bay so big you could stand in it and work on the car. Try that today with a late model Ford or Toyota, not a chance. Conspiracy nut jobs will say something like "It's the corporations man....." but really in the board room it's something like "Shit, we need to make it thinner, can we sacrifice anything else?".
looks like we can already see water in that photo.
I was out star gazing last night, nothing much else to do while taking long exposure shots, and noticed a satellite rise from the north sky heading south and then change direction and set in the east. I have no idea what it was and didn't see it come around again.
Beer because it's what I was drinking
well no one got hurt?
But oh mygod you didn't follow section 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 of OHS Rules and regulation for sub terran excavation part 4 of addendum 8.
Grow up, Spain has more important things to worry about than someone not wearing a hard hat.
Child support and a semen donation?
What do you mean password strength does not rely on length?
A longer password is MANY MANY MANY more times more secure than a complex one.
Re: Well you are overlooking something
Yeah, I am sure the 4.5 (people, not percent) that get rid of OEM and install Linux are really displeased about having to pay for it. Everyone else is really happy that their laptop does have an operating system on it.
At my work out apps are updated to REQUIRE the latest version of IE about a year after they come out.
Some of our apps no longer even work on Vista! Complete 7 roll-out should be complete within weeks.
"Parker believes he can stop the inevitable spiral into filth by building in "abuse prevention" filters."
The man who backed a P2P network honestly believes he can stop exactly what people will use his service for, Porn and Trolling.
Oh yeah, has he head of this neat application called Skype?
Clearly we need a lego man on the baloon, when it bursts we could use a kinect sensor to analyse the change on his face, using an arduino, somehow, we could have that trigger the igniter.
It's a long shot, but it might just work.
1000 tech start ups
10 successful start ups, 990 Drug lords.
"In about 10 years or so we will see the collapse of Moore's Law. In fact we already see a slowing down of Moore's Law. Computing power cannot maintain its rapid exponential rise using standard silicon technology."
"Using standard silicon technology"
That's like saying we can't have hybrid cars because gasoline engines don't run on electricity. USE A DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY!
Ah... Why not ditch the truss idea all together and simply have a box of some description with a small weight, like the battery, in the bottom. Maybe even a sphere or egg shape instead of a box.
Plenty of stability and aero without the inefficient truss.
Why don't they just use the very top end of their spectrum to broadcast GPS signals? Surely it can't be to hard to make a tower on the ground look like a tower from space?
That way they can use their spectrum all they want and everyone near by will get a more reliable GPS lock.
For $2400 at education pricing, I could get:
Acer 350 F1 (yeah I know, I hate Acer as well)
12GB RAM ECC
Dual Quad core Xeons E5606
Dual 500GB Drives
For three years worth I could get the same server but with
Dual Xeon X5650 (6 Core)
96GB ECC RAM
8 Port Raid controller
Dual 600GB 15K SAS Drives
These prices are just crazy!