1279 posts • joined Monday 16th January 2012 14:00 GMT
That comment is going to cost you a small fortune in keyboards.
Re: What ever happened to the "Right Stuff"?
Actually, I believe that ablating part of a chunk of debris with a laser would impart some delta-v to the chunk in question. Vaporising or blowing up a chunk of debris would be an unfeasible solution. But providing enough thrust with laser to either knock it out of orbit, or knock it off course enough to miss the station is entirely doable. You use the laser to provide power, and the debris itself is it's own reaction mass.
I think that there are rocket engines based on the idea of firing a powerful laser from a distance to ablate material from the back of a space ship in order to provide it with thrust.
Yeah, it's the apocalypse all right.
Re: What ever happened to the "Right Stuff"?
I contend that the only way to effectively deal with space debris is with a giant frickin laser.
That way, the first bit of space debris to cross the ISS path could be blasted to smithereens and made an example of to others.
I would also accept a swarm of micro satellites as a solution for the job.
Clever little bastard
Anyone can use a computer. But it takes a little dash of genius to come up with something like that.
What's the issue? The content is all digital so it should be very easy to provide a copy of a given book to anyone that wants to borrow one.
Why are they picking on the trolls?
What did they ever do to you?
Sugar, do do do do do do
Ah, honey honey
Re: I remember when...
You had chisels! I used to dream of chisels.
Back in my day we used to code by hitting rocks with other rocks. And we were *grateful*!
Fuck I love Science!
See Title :D
I wouldn't have thought that the chances of patients exploding were that high during colonoscopies.
Now a colonic irrigation, I can see that having explosive consequences.
There are plenty of other search engines out there.
Google is not the portal to the entire internet!
They are probably the ones that move my tools when I can't find them, and responsible for moving my coffee table in the dark to that I bang my shins on it.
From the tone of the article I reckon that Professor Stephan Lewandowsky believes that climate skeptics kick puppies and make potholes too.
That app sounded like a really good idea!
I really can't see any good reason why anyone would want to ban it.
I've half a mind to show up at 8am on Friday, 21 September
And then cut in line!
So where exactly are they drawing the line?
Offence is subjective. Telling one person that they suck might be construed as a criticism, to another person, it might be an offensive put down.
I think you'll find
That's an artefact of the translation from the original German.
Where can you get Exotic Matter from?
I hear that it's very hard stuff to come by.
Re: Star Trek isn't real.
You'll be telling us that the White Walkers in Game of Thrones aren't real either next!
Mobile phones don't cause cancer?
What am I supposed to do with my tinfoil hat now?
Re: "communications by any means involving the use of electrical or electro-magnetic energy"
A Marconiphone and some wax discs would be perfect!
But it doesn't side step using electrical or electro-magnetic energy to make the recording so I'd probably have to record that somehow as well.
"communications by any means involving the use of electrical or electro-magnetic energy"
I'm pretty sure that my tongue interprets electrical signals from my brain to facilitate communications.
How the hell do I go about recording that?
I clicked on the link
I was sorely disappointed at the lack of pictures or footage of half crazed birds slamming into windows.
Paris. No end of pictures or footage there.
Re: Projector Blind Spot
My living room has five walls.
Certain criminal threats - do not exist when cars are designed
They certainly do.
An unsecured "back door" into the system is a definite no no. The threat was a clear and present when the car was in the design stage!
Thinking about it from the point of view of physical keys and locks: What good is a car with a sold lock on each door if all a potential criminal has to do to get in is pop the hood?
I read the article
And I'm still none the wiser as to how safe my personal data is.
UK boffins get £3.8m pot to probe 'science of cyber-security'
That's an awful lot of scientists that are going to be surfing 4chan then!
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- Analysis Hey, Teflon Ballmer. Look, isn't it time? You know, time to quit?