I think it is currently a zero-role non-combat aircraft until some future upgrade
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I think it is currently a zero-role non-combat aircraft until some future upgrade
If you want to stop war, stop the "few" politicians/criminals that use it as a means.
Or divert all military funds into either impossible imaginary weapon systems or platforms so expensive you can never afford to let come near harms way
What about a giant magnifying glass mounted on the White cliffs of Dover pointed at the continental hoards?
Then the Sun can (if it ever came out) win it
Not to mention the drug "known to the state of California to cause cancer" that so many of el'reg readers drink to excess
Just an off-by-one error
IIRC there are some states which oral sex is legally referred to as sodomy
Wrong endianess surely?
But the charity gets to claim tax rebate for the big donation but the widow is unlikely to be a higher rate tax payer.
I thought that the parable was that churchs should concentrate on rich large donors and widows were just an annoyance.
Except the goals of the organisation in this case are to funnel money to all the aerospace companies (and congressional districts) that don't currently have Boeing or Lockheed contracts
Remember each "pixel" of this camera is also able to measure the energy (ie wavelength) of a photon and its arrival time
I'm a little surprised how little progress has been made in these devices, it only has a R=10 and 10K pixels is useful but we had 8x8 arrays back in the 90s with energy resolutions of R=500 (IIRC)
There was a bit of a hope that they would make practical near IR spectrographs for 1-2.5um
I guess there are no other applications of the technology - and the cryogenics is "challenging" so not a lot of industrial RD has gone into the field. Although I can think of a few uses for large area array SQUIDS
That's an unfair stereotype. The other half of drivers use the more elegant and tasteful SUV.
Towed behind their RV ?
funny how the Americans never made the move from paper to plastic "grocery" bags , from what I can see in the movies.
But the paper bags only have to be carried out to the F150 in the parking lot.
It's not easy to carry paper sacks with no handles when you're walking
That's the answer - force all women to do CS degrees or go to jail.
ps would be interested in what their racial and religious diversity profile looks like.
I hope IBM gets the contract because after years of delays and billions in cost overuns it still won't work
It could do more to stall the DoD than a generation of peace campaigners
It's not a negotation.
The Washington post doesn't say nice things about POTUS - therefore is an enemy
Bezos owns the WaPo
Bezos owns Amazon
Therefore Amazon is an enemy
I'm not sure Trump will be so interested in supporting excessive government spending on Oracle over a cheaper alternative...
Because absolute truth, statistical accuracy and financial rectitude has forever been a watchword of his campaign
But if you drive Golf underground you will make these dangerous people much harder to track.
It's enough to force them to wear distinctive clothing in public as a warning to others
Imagining that unencrypted on-premises data is secure indicates too much faith in your OS, your router/firewall software, your operational security an the trustworthiness of your staff
You think GCHQ wouldn't hand over any data the NSA wanted anyway - in the name of cooperation?
I remember before we had DNS - we had to mail each other shared lists of /etc/hosts
but you tell kids today that and they won't believe you
The web is just telnet and sgml with shiny on top - doesn't mean it isn't useful
If Murdoch prints editorial lies for your election "It's The Sun Wot Won It" then he is likely to be visiting number 10 after the election for some payoff.
If a mercenary organisation wins your election for an upfront cash payoff and no come back - isn't that better?
But it does give you about 40% more ummph than kerosene.
It's main disadvantage of LH2 is that you can't store the fueled rocket for very long so it isn't much use a missile. If your launch technology is really just an ICBM offshoot or is just a cover for missile work then kerosene is a better choice
every time I see some news report from Europe these days it's a Muslim in their government doing something.
Because it's the only way to keep the Huguenots from seizing power.
Why aren't the high official positions in government restricted to not French citizens?
I think restricting French government positions to not French citizens might be unfair. There are many French citizens who would be good at government positions. The trick is to avoid the ones called "General"
ps Although Boris claimed that London is the biggest French city Sadiq Khan isn't actually a French government official (unless Brexit negotiations have taken a rather unlikely turn)
For official purposes the information can still be requested through proper channels
Who gets to decide who are official ?
Russian intelligence agency, Somalian warlord, MPAA, Milk Marketing Board ?
My company mobile is locked down so tight, it can't even fart, why can't those type of features be available to parents?
For pretty much the same reason that your board can't lock down the IT dept's machines.
Parent asks 14 year how to configure porn blockers on 14 year old's phone.
So shouldn't the version number go down ?
There are an infinite number of negative version numbers available
The first recovered F9 booster stands outside SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne.
Not on a plinth opposite Boeing's HQ ?
Decide that you would need to write a secure app to retrieve this data securely
App would have to be written to NATO security level double-plus-top-ultra-secret and be approved by MI5, GCHQ, MMB and the Dennis the Menace Fan Club
Point out that this would cost "One Million Dollars"
Refuse the FOI request on the grounds that it would be too expensive to comply
Repeat for any and all future FOI requests
But you will be allowed to hop on a megabus for a £1,and slip off to the south-east where vegatables will be available. You will be allowed 20 carrots and a litre of potatoes duty-free
More likely foreign trucks will not be allowed to pick up return loads (like Mexican trucks bringing imports to the USA under NAFTA) - so costs will increase, more trucks on the road, more GHG emissions
My 3year old Moto G hasn't received any updates for 3days - damn lazy lineageos developers
Ah the old "but think of the 99.99999% of the population my client didn't murder" - defence
embarrassment of launching American national security satellites on Russian engines
I thought US won the space race because our Germans were better than their Germans ?
a £100m launch cost is less than the $400m satellite.
That's the real game changer. A satellite is only $400M because the launch is so expensive and is planned so far in advance that you can't afford for it to fail.
If the launch is $10M then you can skip $200M of testing and $200M of space qualified procedures and launch a bunch of $20M satellites every month.
This is what a whole set of Earth imaging startups are doing. Launch 20x $10M satellites instead of a single $500M platform and get round the clock coverage and not care if 10% fail every year
Even more perfectly, they didn't land together - there was a deliberate 2second gap so that the landing radar didn't interfere with each other. That's how precise it was!
At least he didn't use a Cosh
Surely in the USA it should have been settled like gentlemen, AR15s at 10 paces
So does that only apply to google.co.uk not google.com
Or does google have to block it for everyone in Britain?
It's trained to do some trick when the phone rings so that the owner knows somebody is calling
Would the USSR target Wolverhampton?
The British might -
But it doesn't help the fully blind
I assumed the portable beacons would be attached to the heads of the blind citizens. Even the most occularly challenged would be aware of the alarm once their own ear wax began melting.
the shortcomings of the whole remote activation process
True, perhaps equipping guide dogs with some sort of easily paw operated initiator (a'la Willey Coyote) would be more practical
A test message containing the phrase "this is not a drill" didn't help
Unless you're blind, you sightist bar steward!
Personal hat-mounted beacons would be available for the partially sighted.
A small remote control pyrotechnic device could light them remotely
Supporting a maglev train is easy. Gravity pushes down, magnets push up, put magnets on sides facing slightly inwards to act as flanges.
Supporting an axle inside a magnetic bearing requires a uniform inward field from all angles - you can't do this with fixed permanent magnets (Earnshaw's theorem) you can do it with a bunch of electromagnets and a complex control system. But you lose energy from eddy currents, which can also cause speed jitter which is a problem in a precision platform - like a space telescope.
Remember you don't just need to support a free spinning wheel, you need to be able to put a torque on it. If your magnetic suspension can only resist a very small torque then you need to build (and launch) a much bigger flywheel.
Difficult to hold a gyroscope in enough directions with magnetic bearings (basically hard to stop it walking along the axis) and you need to connect a motor drive anyway so you can't make it totally free floating.
In Earth orbit you can replace the gyro with an actual bar magnet and 'push' against the Earth's field - Mars doesn't have a magnetic field
Gyroscope = measure attitude, yes you can use laser ring gyros
Gyroscope = reaction wheels or control moment gyroscopes, no there is no substitute for real mass
These "gyroscopes" aren't used to measure position, they're used to change your direction without using rockets. Imagine holding a spinning bike wheel and try and tilt it. In a spacecraft you use it as a "fixed" frame to push against.
After the "No keyboard, press F1 to continue"
Should be easy to run fiber - no roads to dig up and you don't need your own ducts
You see a guy in the street.
This is going to require some Police retraining for stop-and-search
You can assume the majority of Afro-Caribbean looking teenagers are not immigrants
But anybody blonde and blue-eyed is likely to be a no-good sneaky Aryan Eu infiltrator.
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