1031 posts • joined 29 Jul 2007
Must be a slow day in Redmond.
Re: The big problem up there
"The stuff in a polar orbit does not fly at the same altitude as stuff in an equatorial orbit or a LEO."
Have they assigned flight levels to the various types of orbit? Not that that would work - apart from being non-circular, orbits change and decay hence the need for station keeping. If something's in a fixed orbit it's because someone wants it to stay there.
Re: uh, no
I'd go with 30mm rotary cannon like on the A10 and the first person I'd target would be whoever came up with the stupid idea of connecting a smartphone to a HUD. On second thoughts, make that the marketing director of Navdy. (The CEO would be second, then the person who thought up the idea.)
Re: "Best is cheapest"
Cheapest is usually crap because there's always a manufacturer out there willing to compromise on a critical component. Cheapest plus 10-20% is a good rule if value is what you're aiming at but as always exceptions. The trick of course is to recognise them and there's no rule for that. (Except reading el Reg comments that is.)
Re: Speed of light
or 700 thousand Angstroms. Things that happen fast tend to be small.
“Inside Zynga, we recognise that our products have the potential to live for multiple years and with nurturing, refinement and investment, they can grow and scale. We are purposefully competing, and while we would like to be further along, we believe we are making the right decisions to grow our business and unlock long term shareholder value," said chief exec Don Mattrick in a statement.
I hope it was in a statement. He doesn't really talk like that.
I think I saw Arecibo on there once but I had to pass since there was no pick up option.
I only ever use the Vulcan salute
I suspect I might be missing some subtext here.
they're not being deliberately misleading and are quoting the efficiency at 100 cycles because that's what they've tested (rather than because, say, it drops off a cliff at 101 cycles) I'd suspect that at 1000 cycles it's still pretty good. (99% efficiency is good for any technology - 99.9% is better.) But as always with these new battery technologies it's wait and see.
I don't know
but you might start by looking at the demographic stats in the country where your "perfect company" is located.
on a stick. But definitely no treat.
that Bert Rutan has/will invent(ed) a time machine.
Re: I wonder how many manhours and expense ....
Didn't you know, they outsource it to the El Reg headline writers. It's a nice little sideline.
Re: Is it really metadata?
Well if you wanted to be ultra-pedantic you could argue that any data on a system that is not (directly or indirectly) user-generated constitutes metadata but have an upvote anyway.
The pics would be useless too
Who wants to see just the edges of a hot models?
Per ardua add alcohol.
Looks more likely to me
that they were on the awning of the pizzeria next door (much more visible, easy access via the conveniently located windows, news reports are always wrong about something) so can we please restart this thread with Italian jokes instead.
Time to arm
the fuel air self destruct system. They do have one, don't they?
Re: smashing idea, but...
Well the paintball sentry gun in the video above appears to have a colour rejection mode so I suppose you'd just have to paint your dog blue.
if if doesn't work against an alien what chance does it have against a cat.
I'd like to see the day
when Top Gear confines its insults to the Welsh.
Re: Battery Times
"Fact is Hydrogen is the cheapest & cleanest plus fastest Tech we have today"
Pity it's efficiency is on a par with an electric powered steam engine.
Re: But what I want to know is...
Appraise it. They're probably working on sending a Death Star to disintegrate it. Can't have the price of a common form of one of the most abundant elements in the universe fall to it's natural level.
watching avidly on the tellies in their room
Don't you mean snuggled up under the covers with their phone watching Porntube.
The relevance of this comment is left as an exercise for the rader.
Well I've heard
it's Lego all the way at NASA.
El Reg tries to avoid being sexist and ends up being (mildly) sexist and racist at the same time.
I'd like to see you say that to
Cracked is actually funny.
Dammit, it's always Hal
Why don't I ever get the sexy female AI?
sounds like someone who would appreciate a bit of hot photon-on-photon action.
A website where you can make playmobil reconstructions
sounds pretty damn good. O, the joys of being fifteen again.
I don't think
I'd let him anywhere near my balloon.
Maybe Huawei could rename itself 'Kodak'
It's supposedly easily pronounceable in every language on the planet and isn't been used for much these days.
Unfortunately what it wants to do will be determined by its creators and in ways that they don't even begin to understand (cf. children). And that's reason to be afraid.
It's New Mexico
so it probably means they were really looking for $80M in cash buried in plastic barrels.
Can I get it as a nipple ring
or even a prince albert. "No officer, I swear I was just unlocking my phone".
It's the new Apple masterplan - patent everything they think Google might be going to invent.
What about it?
Some people are Mormons, others are Sufis but this study wasn't about that. By all means cling to your comforting consequence-free beliefs but the issue here is precisely that non-evidence based belief does have significant real-world consequences.
Re: So not actually making graphene then.
What I was thinking. I suppose that at four or five layers even a tiny speck is essentially a very thin sheet and has all the nice electrical properties but you're not going to be making a cat's hammock let alone a space elevator with specks.
Re: general ignorance question
Well, you're half way to aperture synthesis interferometry. Useful for increasing angular resolution of measurements. See the Square Kilometer Array for an example of the technique at radio frequencies.
Re: How can I be the first one to say that another sort of strap-on
Well since this thing is 3D it's probably the perfect way to experience having your eye poked out with the other sort.
cat videos, and photos of cupcakes on Pinterest. Probably in that order.
Something for everyone, really.
I watched the Mythbusters 'impossible' episode yesterday
It was all about squeezing shit into bags. And pigs.
It was, of course, not relevant to anything here.
FOUND ON THE MOON
to remember the mechanical calculator - the preferred business machine for most of the twentieth century. Slide rules where for science and engineering types.
Chris Morris may be a genius but when you need someone to say "God Damn These Electric Sex Pants" Matt Berry's your man.
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