A haggis in the fruit bowl? Much better!
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A haggis in the fruit bowl? Much better!
It looks like trying to reuse all that Space Shuttle tech is still biting them in the arse.
Now SpaceX with very little money has already launched a missile with greater lift capacity than SLS
Falcon Heavy is rated at 64 t (fully expendable) while SLS's lightest configuration (Block 1) is currently designed to lift 70 t.
Although I suppose, technically, you could say that SLS currently has a payload of 0 t...
And intentionally so!
Does that mean sarcasm's now on?
Not really the same point, but you can certainly consider ROI a factor in haute horologie. General rule of thumb is that if a watch costs less than $5k it will depreciate over time, whereas those costing more than $5k will appreciate. Hence ROI.
Rolex doesn't dabble in haute horlogerie, presumably because they sell strongly enough already. That "rule of thumb" is not something I've come across before. Only very few watches (and in the case of Rolex, only a handful of models) have historically appreciated in real value, regardless of list price.
ROI... As with cars, I can only say good luck to anyone who wants to invest in luxury watches!
There's a reason why the iPhone X can retail for 250 pounds more than the Galaxy S9 and still get away with it.
Is it the same reason Rolex can charge $10k for a watch it cost $2k to make?
I wouldn't think so. Procuring spacecraft and launch service from different sources isn't anything out of the ordinary.
The race was an absolute cracker. Bit of a slow burn initially, spiced up by a safety car at about two thirds distance.
I just wish the sport didn't require SC interventions to be interesting...
Because that's clearly what an F1 commentator and his audience cares about...
AKA "V8 Supertaxis"
Räikkönen, race driver that he is, is a simple man. He sees the go signal, he goes!
The entire cryptocurrency community really is the worst.
Jagex says that, as of June 4, the cost of a one-month membership in the US will go up to £6.99, while three-month memberships charges rise to £18.99 and one year of gameplay now costs £62.99 per person.
Okay, those are the new prices. What are the old prices?
I am constantly receiving emails intended for multiple people with the same name as me. I even called one on the phone to warn them, but I think that just freaked them out.
I thought I remembered it being fileman.exe, or was that something else?
Was @realDonaldTrump one of them?
He's getting on, but Alejandro Jodorowsky is still alive so there's still a chance!
The Space Shuttle is not widely regarded as an example of economic reusability...
But it's true, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand how much of a black hole the Space Shuttle program budget turned out to be. It cost approximately US$240bn, or $1.8bn per landing (2018 dollars).
Why do you have a zucchini in your fruit bowl?
I suppose you could say it has value to you because you came out ahead.
However it is not economically productive and on balance has no real value. Moving money from the pockets of newcomers to those of early adopters and miners* is at best a zero sum game.
Cryptocoins can't seriously be called currency because they're not in common use and aren't trivial to use.
* and through the miners, manufacturers of mining equipment and power utilities.
When was the last time you drew a cheque?
That even surprised the NOAA: https://twitter.com/NOAAComms/status/979738481231650817.
The BFR is a glint in spaceX's eye
You might have noticed the same is true of SLS, other than the eye being NASA's (and its contractors').
It's only fair to compare one non-existent launch vehicle to another.
Convenient of them to ignore BFR when comparing payloads.
Do you think you'd have had a big sulk?
I think the official term is slapbellies
I thought scammers targetting previous scam victims was common. They've already proven their gullibility, and you know they're probably even more desperate now.
I think someone doesn't like pr0n
Multi-angle, stereoscopic, 60p...
Now with smell-o-vision!
Full nodes need to have a complete copy. There are light wallets that don't, which work by talking to a remote full node.
The documentation for the Electrum wallet software mentions the use of a technique originally described by the creator called "Simple Payment Verification", which allows it to work by downloading only the headers (currently ~40MB by my reckoning.) I suppose this is much more important now than it once was, considering the size of the blockchain.
Quite right. What I meant to say was "until now". Downvotes earned, I suppose.
1) Yes, it contains a complete list of every transaction since it began in 2009
2) Every wallet must maintain an up-to-date copy
3) It passed 160GB just over a week ago
4) It has doubled in size in the last 19 months, however since blocks became full, its growth has been approximately linear since then (at ~1 MB/10 min). See here.
5) I suppose so!
Probably a reference to the current shortage of high end gaming GPUs caused by the crypto-bubble making small-scale mining of "ASIC-resistant" coins such as ethereum quite lucrative once again.
It really has become quite ridiculous. It's like bitcoin's GPU era all over again, but this time everyone knows about it so demand is through the roof and so are prices.
Stand by for the flood of (ab)used GPUs on ebay when the bubble bursts though...
In other news, the price of Bitcoin - has not dropped at all since this story appeared.
That's probably because the price of bitcoin is not related to anything real and this is not a new idea.
I'm surprised this is only coming up now, considering it's been talked about for almost as long as it's been possible to encode arbitrary data into bitcoin's blockchain.
What surprises me is that none has been found yet. Embedding illegal material should be a perfect way to get bitcoin banned anywhere you like.
I do remember that a few years ago the bitcoin blockchain triggered a false positive in some AV software.
They're likely not contaminated with child abuse material though...
It's pronounced twat, rhymes with cat.
But that's the pronunciation that sounds silliest...
As a colonial, "twat" just sounds too silly when people actually say it to possibly be rude. It immediately loses whatever impact was intended.
the blockchain can be used for some purposes
Someday, someone might even demonstrate one...
Nobody has a good idea what these are worth.
I bet I do!
...after news of the ban emerged, dropping from $9,144 at today's open to a low of $8,700 at the time of publishing – and doesn't seem to be picking up.
Moving by 5% is a normal hour or two for bitcoin.
Being unfamiliar with European and/or British consumer law, do consumer goods there not carry a statutory warranty? This ensures that, among other things, if the retailer that sold you the goods no longer exists, you can simply deal with the manufacturer (or local distributor) of the goods.
It's not even really a database, it's just an immutable* list of transactions.
* Except when it isn't.
If it works, it will slot seamlessly into existing systems, and the users need never even know it's there.
when the key is depressed air is forced out
Apple has invented the one-way valve!
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