* Posts by Zmodem

1468 posts • joined 16 Jul 2008

MoD: Sci-tech strategy? Er, here's a bunch of words and diagrams

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just the way money flows to different departments if one is successful, the others do their job, so you don't waste money on everyone working on something that might fail

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Beardy Branson chucks cash at His Muskiness' Hyperloop idea

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elon is'nt great, he just takes an old idea and revamp's it with modern technology, when it comes to EM Drive on concordes and space shuttle's they are all too chicken shit, except for BAE System's

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BAE confirms it is slashing 2,000 jobs

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the basic's of EM Drive and the whole concept that is the black project of skylon 8 the blackholes in the MoD budget has been paying for is all in > https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/2/2017/07/27/nasa_lights_bloody_big_rocket_that_doesnt_go_anywhere/#c_3245239

or you can just watch the same video's of skylon 8 after many years of scale models over salisbury plain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGuYYBAT-Xk

https://youtu.be/fN7YCu-Wbh4?t=14s

https://youtu.be/z0Asf_1WDss?t=1m36s

american's have to make their own, not steal everything like the TR-3B propulsion during the lockheed martin merger

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MoD does'nt pay for everything BAE System's do, BAE System's is a company with investors, the is the secret underground city of salisbury plain, where all the classfied MoD side of BAE System's work which is why the wiltshire is the UFO hotspot of the uk, which work like 2 seperate companies

all the classified materials the MoD pay's for, will only be used on the british military vehicles, like the shielding on challenger 2 tank, and target tracking system, and all other system's with makes the typhoon a typhoon and not a eurofighter

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the typhoon is still the best jet fighter in the world, which is why is can easily beat the lockheed raptor in a dog fight without the typhoon being stealth

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Re: Merry Christmas

most of them get paid £60k a year and paid off their house before they were 40 years old

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EM Drive only takes a team of 5 to fit it to the stealth typhoon 2 on its way, and does'nt need the massive chain of engineers and supply lines

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Hipster disruptor? Never trust a well-groomed caveman with your clams

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you can do it all for real soon in ancient cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVMMRJeSOw8

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In current affairs news: Teen boffin with lots of potential crafts electric honeycombs out of oil

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honeycombs to graphene

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BBC Telly Tax petition given new Parliament debate date

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Re: If you have issues with the Telly Tax...

"I find it bizarre that people are willing to pay Sky a minimum of £25 a month (and still have to watch adverts) yet complain about paying the BBC less than half that."

SKY has stuff to watch after spending £1bn a year, with sky atlantic etc

BBC has £4.3bn and has nothing to watch, which is better off being spent in the shops, and fixing the NHS

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Re: If you have issues with the Telly Tax...

"Be careful what you wish for: if we ask gov to abolish the Licence Fee they'll just add the sum to income tax."

that won't happen, the TV channels pay OFCOM to use the freeview spectrum out of the money earned from advertising

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Re: If you have issues with the Telly Tax...

no chance of me ever watching the BBC, its for brain dead people, every program is mundane, if they have anything intelligent on it, its all dumbed down for 11 year olds who watch eastenders to understand it, i have'nt watched nothing on the BBC for 20 years, and it is all deleted off of my freeview channel list

should'nt need to pay for something you care nothing about

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Physicists win Nobel Prize for spotting ripples in fabric of space-time

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Re: This isn't a new discovery...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFwVmH-3cNU

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Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scale

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just say its some quantum paradox because quantum computers can do quantum things

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Musk: Come ride my Big F**king Rocket to Mars

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Re: even if the price is possible - how much fuel would this lot need for mass transport

make a miniture EM pulse thruster so you have 1 lb/s of thrust from a single pulse on some kitchen weighing scales and multiply the dimensions and watt/s and then come up with an efficient design

if you need 8000kW maximum to fly a 900 ton plane into space, it would be a whole lot easier to be able to push a 150 plane along at mach 8 using the retracting force of magnets

your miniture dimension * 40,000 to match concorde 1, 4 engines of thrust total output until you get everything right and able to fit on a plane

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Re: even if the price is possible - how much fuel would this lot need for mass transport

>flying at mach 8 at 80->90 km high just below micro gravity, carrying enough oxygen for the generator only, to generate the electric needed for the EM Drive

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Re: even if the price is possible - how much fuel would this lot need for mass transport

it will cost less then flights of today on airbus concorde 2 with EM Drive that can go half the speed of light

https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/2/2017/07/27/nasa_lights_bloody_big_rocket_that_doesnt_go_anywhere/#c_3245239

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i would have to duck past all the windows on the way so i don't get shamed

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Microsoft fixing Windows 10 'stuttering' bugs in Creators Update

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i spotted it along time ago and fixed it along time ago, its just the network settings

if you want them you have to hit a troll site http://www.esreality.com/post/2890743/some-better-lightspeed-network-settings-to-try/

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UK not as keen on mobile wallets as mainland Europe and US

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paypal is good for saving up for things, a spare £20 here, there and everywhere all adds up over a few months

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Re: So?

"As the credit card is linked directly to the bank account and automatically debits 100% of the balance at the end of the month, credit cards have little value over debit cards, currently."

thats a debit card, a credit is the company lending you money and then you paying interest on the amount if you don't pay the money back within the interest free time

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online wallets are useless, like paypal, you have to link your bank account, while you can pay for things just by registering your debit card, if you can pay for things with your debit card only, you should be able to add money to a wallet with a debit card, but no, you have todo a full bank transfer instead

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UK.gov unveils six areas to pilot full-fat fibre, and London ain't on the list

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its not full fibre, G.FAST runs on copper, and BT have laid down random bits of fibre that connects exchanges together

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Re: London not on the list

"Bristol has above average productivity?"

its the tech capital of the uk, with the biggest collection of chip makers in one area outside of silicon valley, and aload of aerospace and military weapon designers etc

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i don't need a voucher, they can just give it to me for free, and i'll get it running at 320MB/S like my 3G does 10MB/S

im in shittie bath, but not crusty kingsmead thats full of crackheads and slums and benefit scammers

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British broadband is confusing and speeds are crap, says survey

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its all bollocks anyway, ISP's can hide their rubbish speeds when G.FAST rolls out soon with speeds upto 350MB/s

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Q: How many drones are we bombing ISIS with? A: That's secret, mmkay

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Re: So either, or

the MoD has nothing else which is stealth until the eurofighter 2 comes along, so taranis will probably be in service in 10 years at most, but then it has been caught on satellite/photo's all around the world if you watch UFO channels on youtube

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Re: So either, or

MoD have brought 10 or something, and they will have 50+ taranis drones

http://www.baesystems.com/en/product/taranis

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Re: Genuine question

"Don't tell the RAF then, they keep putting bombs on it to drop on ISIS.

Your follow on question is why would you buy two types of fast jet to put on an aircraft carrier, doubling the logistics required to keep everything flying, when you could just buy one that does all the tasks you need doing?"

all the other RAF planes are rubbish and outdated, the F35B is'nt fast, its 800MPH slower then the eurofighter, even though the super cruise speed is classified, you can tell its upclose to max speed with you watch some documentaries by hints and facial expression given

there is the eurofighter, and the RAF typhoon, both are exactly the same plane, the typhoon will be full of classified BAE hardware the MoD set up BAE for, way back when, all other countries won't have access to

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Re: Genuine question

the eurofighter main role is a strike plane and dogfighting, it was built to commemorate the battle of britain which is why the research alone besides needing to update all of BAE super computers and aerospace simulatioins etc cost £30bn

with a seriously massive overhaul, you can build unmanned stealth drones for £5m

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Re: Genuine question

"Is that 300m with a full weapons load, just air-to-air missile, or for a flying display? The latter is great and all but not really why people buy combat aircraft."

the eurofighter would never need a full payload, its built for dogfighting, and risky situations with dogfighting moves with ground to air protection, which is why it beat the lockheed raptor in a dogfight

the F35 would be used for the basic operations

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Re: Quote: "Once we see the jets arrive on board next year, it’ll be able to operate seamlessly"

XP is used for debugging tools and telemetry hooking up to the CMOS and firmwares which would otherwise be a massive security hole in the real time UNIX based OS, everything switches to when it enters service

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Re: Genuine question

it would be more todo with the UK not needing rubbish planes because BAE built the best which is the eurofighter and only needs 300m to take off

the f35 is rubbish and only used for basic operations

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Singapore court awards $2.9m over bad job reference

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your references are how you all end up employing the losers who can't handle life and are always off sick, or just plain lazy or general just dumb with no common sense

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CMD.EXE gets first makeover in 20 years in new Windows 10 build

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https://conemu.github.io/ conEmu is alot better and can force itself to be the default console globally throughout windows

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Ofcom: Blighty has devolved into a nation of unwashed binge-streaming mole people

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its a rubbish article anyway, the stats are pointless, comparing netflix, amazon prime subscribers to the 86% of the 30 million or so home in the uk who has broadband would give you a better picture, unless you have a BT line

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i have never watched a episode of any program on any useless streaming service

TV is crap at the best of times, its even worse if you have to pay for it

there is no point in iplayer, TV is alot better place when you delete everything todo with the BBC of the freeview channel list

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NASA lights humongous rocket that goes nowhere ... until 2019

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

if you get the gauss and watts correct, you will have instant speed of anything you have calculated through the compression force of the magnets in your thruster

without needing a big distance to accelerate, the time it takes for something to reach its destination, is massively cut

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

if a new shuttle shoots off at 200,000 MPH, it would take 170 hours to get to mars

34,000,000 / 200,000 = 170

170 hours is long enough in todays world, anymore and most people on the planet will get pandorum

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

and there are plenty of photo's which show's those panels do not work, NASA is useless and too poor and has falling a long way behind the rest of the world of doing any good, they have to spend most of their money on the useless SLS

the ISS sheilding would be 100% useless on a shuttle which shoots off at a minimum speed of 200,000 MPH so you could get to mars in a few months or a day

material using some kind of collision physic's will be like http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2013/04/Hypervelocity_Impact

all of NASA's sheilding for every meter/sq would way around 8KG, while graphite/silicon based hull would be around 1KG

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

its in TV programs that have been on since the 1990's, 5 copper plates 1/4 inch thick, 1 -> 2 inches apart, and that is used to stop space dust

its just the same as this, so i guess they use ceramic nowadays https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wstf/laboratories/hypervelocity/mmod.html

silicon and graphite and some colliision physic's would end up more like http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Space_Debris/Hypervelocity_impacts_and_protecting_spacecraft

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

no, the challenger 2 was industructable 30 years ago, the alloy and copper plating involves no physics, it just works and has been said in tv programs thousands of times

a want to see a sweet new shuttle buzzing around the solar system painted with >> https://www.surreynanosystems.com/vantablack

take on aliens with stupid glowing balls with absolute darkness

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

bottom line anyway, in todays world there are enough carbons, graphites and silicons, to which you should be able to make new hull material including some form of collision phsyic's if you are going to carry on using 6 -> 8 inches worth in depth

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

you can do some dodgy physic, what goes through my quantum brain is too hard to explain

except in space everything is weightless, and gravitational fields are always changing unless you intersteller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-QOfc2XqOk

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

alloy is a joke in space, its reinforced with 8 inches of copper on satellites so space dust cannot penetrate vital parts, and belongs in the 1990's, and would also be alot more weight having to carry extra alloy plating if abit of space debris between the size of dust and a minoe/goldfish, hits your hull with a terminal velocity of probably 200,000 MPH +. as man's first deep space shuttle would'nt just be shooting off at half the speed of light

having some modern classified toughened graphite compound would make alot easier when it comes to fixing a hull, as the hull would'nt be less then 1 inch thick

even if you beat a toughend graphite tennis racket with a hammer, it will end up in alot better shape then a alloy racket

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

nobody, the damage on the windows of the ISS is what space dust can do while not travel at any great speeds https://youtu.be/gfLnvEFkfMc?t=2m41s

if you have a submarine topological radar like https://youtu.be/KnhBUb0P8GI?t=3m20s

then you will need something that can easily be fixed if you are travelling at X MPH after compressing magnets, even the best radar won't pick up dust and you also would'nt be able to navigate around dust

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Re: "I'll put my money on a Skylon."

i doubt the x-37b is made from alloy, for the size of it, the rest would have to be 50% copper to last 3 years in space and being smashed by all the debris

you have NASA working on carbon plane frames along with spaceX, the main reason why you would have toughened graphite is the ease of being able to fix it with a quick space walk with polymer from a tube as the fibres have no specific order, which would also help if a nano tube force world would be used

if a shuttle was able to hover, with a jump jet system, then you can use the same system for entering atmosphere's and would'nt need ceramic heat sheids to handle the 6000c plasma build up

as far as the drive goes, you have 1 fixed magnet

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the average amount of power you would probably need is 8000kW, as that is what the french TGV and germany's maglev train uses on average to reach 400mph

8000kW would probably be the best place to start with a full prototype

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Universal Service Oh... forget the Obligation. BT offers to stump up £600m for 10Mbps

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However, ... as many 6.7m Brits suffer sub-10Mbps broadband speeds

that would be every BT customer

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Virgin Media mulls ditching 1 in 3 UK facilities, starts £20m spend audit

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ISA's normally have a limit on the amount of money you can put in them, but there is no limit or law that stops you having 20+ ISA account's

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