So if CO2 is as clear as glass at IR wavelengths at above -50 degree C how do you explain Venus which has a 96% CO2 atmosphere and is a lot hotter than it should be?
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The reply is
"Well they are long enough to reach the floor!"
Being paid to march
I was working for a company where the office was being shut down and there wasn't much work. So we found stuff to entertain ourselves. One of our colleagues had been a member of the Soviet armed forces and taught us all to march Red Army style.
Telescope solar filters
DO NOT use the solar eyepieces that come with some cheap import telescopes. These are very dangerous
As mentioned before use Baader Solar Film at the entrance to the main aperture so filtering the light before it enters the telescope optics.
As primarily a Linux developer a Windows developer commented on C# and some useful RPC functionality. So I had a look and it seemed to sort of work.
There were obviously massive gaps in the functionality between .NET and Mono so I monitored the progress of Mono on Linux.
It soon became clear that with the creation of Xamarin then Mono on Linux wasn't really going anywhere. I am of the opinion that de Icanza is a politician. He'll tell you what you want to hear but if something better comes along he'll go for it. I don't blame him for furthering his career but it's not because he is a great coder or really committed to open source.
I don't believe the open source team were always talking to the .NET guys because why would Mono have so many deficiencies. de Icanza may have been talking to MS but I don't think it filtered down to open source but de Icanza used this to get to where he is now. Just like a politician.
I have found the views expressed here to be quite enlightening. I thought it was just me!
Re: Rotated screens and "pranks"
You didn't need access to the terminal. You could send the user a messages with the control characters embedded in the text to get the terminal to do all sorts of things when they opened the message.
Happy days indeed
Re: Bit bollocks more like
OK step 1
Open (or log into) wallet.
Right, don't have one of those.
Mmmm -- most of them say they are vulnerable. That doesn't sound good.
Right try Bitcoin Wallet as it is not vulnerable.
"Have your Bitcoins always with you, in your pocket! You pay by quickly scanning a QR-code. As a merchant, you receive payments reliably and instantly. Bitcoin Wallet is the first mobile Bitcoin app, and arguably also the most secure!"
Re: exe file, on a Pi?
Yes it runs Windows. Full stop. The ARM version. You can load as many exes as you like, nothing will happen unless they have been compiled for ARM. Which they probably haven't.
I did try it and it was very painful. I have learnt the error of my ways and gone back to raspian, cos it just works.
In the 70's I had a FIVE function digital watch. OK my class mate had a SIX function digital watch but you really should know what year it is.
Having tried and failed (at least 10 times and including using a USB stick) to upgrade my Toshiba tablet thing I feel the mobile Windows 10 penetration may continue to be "disappointing".
It's no different to measuring the mass of any other object. It's not special just because it is a black hole. The obvious way is to measure the orbital period of orbiting objects.
The other way of looking at is if you can walk away from a car you can walk away from a black hole with the mass of a car.
This unfortunate fact along with Hawking radiation scuppered my invention of the black hole vacuum cleaner.
What do magic quadrants do and where can I get them? Diagon alley perhaps?
Re: So Far they haven't F*cked it up!
Exactly. When I am dealing with a unfamiliar machine it is a relief to be able to find the system console by just clicking on a menu option.. Rather than having to learn how to use the completely alien GUI I have never seen before to find anything at all.
We used modeled Ginger nut biscuits swimming in lager in a chamber pot .
The future groom had to eat and drink it.
Then we got chucked out the pub.
It's full of galaxies
I think there is only one star in that image. To the top left.
Re: Re. spin
Seeing as the spacecraft will be in full sunlight for half an orbit it's presumably not a power issue due to lack of light.
Radio transmitter under four solar panels.
Having worked on Cassini Huygens, which I presume from the comments by the Beagle team must have been an uncontrolled European spacecraft landing, I find it strange that the radio transmitter was under four solar panels that had to be correctly deployed in order before radio transmission/reception was possible.
We were always concerned about single point failures and despite the compactness of Beagle's design having 4 single point failures before the radio is operational seems unthinkable.
Re: geo sync ?
Rotation period is 12.4 hours . Geosync orbit about 5km from the centre.
India and Thailand both have road rules very similar to the UK. But watching the traffic you wouldn't know it.
e.g. Turning right from a minor road on several taxi journeys in India the driver would positioned them self on the right of the road and left turning traffic would have to pass in front and drive round the taxi.
Been here before
If the VCE is designed by the same engineers that designed the homehub I was sent, which:
Wouldn't allow a 10.x.x.x subnet
Only allowed a specific set of ports to be opened
Changing the SSID was an advanced feature
Regularly drop the PPoE session
Regularly generated 255 phantom Wifi hotspots one after the other
it will work really well.
Thanks -- pint of Lager please.
The final mission has already been decided and is known as "Grand Finale". The orbiter is to be manoeuvred into a polar (vertical) orbit such that the closest approach is between the rings and the planet which will give some fantastic photos of the planet. This culminates after several such orbits with orbiter falling into Saturn's atmosphere.
I know Surrey Satellites know their stuff BUT is the phone really unmodified? First of all it has to survive launch vibration. Once in space it will be exposed to radiation and be in a vacuum. Normal electronic don;t really work well in a vacuum. Circuit boards tend to arc so destroying themselves. Non radiation hardened parts will probably fail pretty quickly.
I don;t think the data rate information is correct.
Doesn;t agrree with this.
I'm surprised that they have had to upgrade the OS especially after such a short trip. I wrote the s/w for the SSP experiment on Cassini Huygens and the last thing I would have wanted to do was significant s/w upgrades. I didn't use an OS as they are too resource hungary..
On that my data rate allocation was about 2 to 10 slots of 100 bytes per 12 second cycle. (From memory)
However having carried out such an audacious landing procedure an OS upgrade should be a walk in the park.
Is this Digital Spy?
Apart from a few notable exceptions I am astounded at the comments on here. I expect this type of hysterical ranting on Digital Spy which is why I don't go there.
So Nominet changing its rules to allow Websites that are engaged in serious criminal activities to be shut down rather than having to find a loophole to do the same thing is bad?
Nominet obviously think there is a need to be able to do this so they are looking for solutions. Which don't appear to be found here!
Please contact your system administrator.
We have a pond with frogs in it. When then die they do tend to bloat and then float to the surface presumably because of gases being created and held inside the frog. Really nice to remove -- not!
So I suspect that is what happened in this case and was probably aided by the heat as a previous commenter has noticed.
Is it me?
When I read Internet TV I think of TV distribution over the internet NOT the internet on the telly which is quite easily done anyway.
Thank you Nano nano
For making me smile on this grey November day. You surely must be worthy.
Economical with the truth?
"and there were no instruments designed to do surface science after landing"
This is untrue. There was a surface science package (SSP) on the Huygens probe that was designed to measure surface properties. Hence the name. Whilst there was no experiment to determine the properties of a solid surface by a direct sample there were several experiments to measure liquid properties for a potential liquid landing. Also the penetrometer and accelerometer data were used to determine the surface composition.
I know this because I designed and wrote the SSP s/w!
Having said that I think it is a great idea anyway.
Passenger with laptop question
Did you see a dialog box with the following ?
New hardware found: A330-300
Install driver yes no ?
For those of you that think it is ok to do this
Missing the point
Another 'outrage' that demonstrates that no one knows what they are talking about. Anybody with even a cursory knowledge of The Vagina Monologues would understand the whole point of Jane Fonda actually saying the word.
Chile in northern hemisphere!
How do they view the "northern hemisphere skies" from Chile?
I remember registration
Sigh "Where's Roberts?"
"He's been put away sir" (Sent to prison)
Re. Operating System?
Uh-oh... part 2
"It looks like you're trying to park your car. Would you like some help?"
"NO I'M TRYING TO RAMRAID THE OFFY"
"Tesburys do a GREAT discount when you buy 6 or more bottles of wine why don't you let me drive you there or should I just call the police?"
"I don't think that crowbar will he...."
I'm stunned. The last Led Zep concert was in 1979. Has it really taken 28 years to catch him!
"We want it to be better than the early US rovers"
It's like comparing a Ferrari (Apollo rover) to a JCB (Chinese rover). The Apollo rover didn't dig but went a lot faster so the Astronauts could dig further away.