Rocket science is fairly easy, rocket engineering, now that is hard!
1420 posts • joined 28 Sep 2010
Re: Unstable operation coming soon...
"The only difference is that our details won’t be available for anyone to access. They should never have been in the first place"
Glad that this is being changed.
I wonder if companies house is allowed to continue under GDPR, I never understood how they were allowed to publish officers addresses without any comeback... Problem is once its published, you cant take it back.
I saw someone with an Apple Watch on the tube trying to exit using it and making little progress (in his slight defence, the last week the tube has been acting up with my cards a bit, but he did look like a plonker!)
Re: Probably very close to a zero sum game
If you can have scheduled cube sat launches, for a fixed price, it would work great
Musk should use the next test flight of the heavy to do a lunar orbital return flight, or even a landing and return with the dragon2 (assuming it has the delta-v capabilities I can't be bothered to look today)
Re: Obscene? Nah.
I would laugh with my kids if we saw this on the street
Re: Glossing a commercial turd
"It's a module in the cargo hold,"
now if they could pre-fill these modules before the plane arrives, you go to sleep before the plane takes off... wake up at your destination...
Re: Glossing a commercial turd
" the cattle-class seats are equally uncomfortable in both."
" BA operate"
That is your problem, BA have terrible comfort.. and unfortunately others have followed...
not sure if there is a nice flying option for the USA in cattle...
Re: Smartphones are SOOOO over
"Nobody cares how thick or thin the smartphone camera lens is.
Please tell me that whenever you buy a new smartphone your purchasing decision is based on the thickness of the camera lens."
The idea is to get the lens flush with the rest of the camera and still perform well, so the camera performance will be a purchasing factor
Re: Not really dispelling the idea that generally the police are a little dim ..
Can I sue the highways agency for the excess wear to my car caused by the terrible roads?
Re: No surprise
" The "majority" voted leave but I choose to exercise my veto and we get to cancel Brexit?"
Depends on what you mean by majority...
Majority of those who voted.... barely
Majority of the electorate, definitely not.
Majority of the population? No where near
To me the lies spread officially on both sides of the debate should mean we vote again...
£350 Million a week.... what a farce...
Re: Crash (almost) re-created by another driver
That video is scary!
surely the car can see the barrier ahead and should know it can't drive through it?
Re: Mmmmmm, thanks, BT.
Where does your WiFi come from if not a landline?
Re: Guardian has more details.
"there is no legal requirement to identify yourself on the spot to police or other authorities "
Good, because we should remain a free society, so many of our freedoms are being eroded, we need to fight to keep the few we have..
I think we need to open our borders to those who want to work, just don't give them access to our benefits system until they have been here and contributed for 5 years.
The restrictions on international students that were introduces were idiotic and harm the country
The restrictions on foreign spouses I see as a violation of human rights and just plain decency.
Re: "Self driving cars can only only react"
"I timed the video and from when the pedestrian appears to when the video stops seems to be closer to 0.75 seconds rather than 2."
True but emergency braking as soon as the obstacle was detected would have reduced the impact speed and increased chance of survival, I saw no braking at all..
But as other dash cam show, that area is well lit, even in the darker section, so the cyclist should have been seen earlier and the car should have been slowing down already anticipating the hazard and not accelerating towards 45...
Seeing someone crossing like that I would have taken my foot off the accelerator and covered my brake (but not actually applied the brake until she crossed the middle line, so I would have been braking from the moment her wheel started to enter my lane and stopped in time to avoid her death...
But even if I was not paying attention my 5 year old cars radar would have braked automatically as soon as she stepped into my lane even if I could not see her.. and that would have reduced impact to a survivable speed....
Re: privacy should be maintained
It should be 'Anonymity must be maintained'....
That is my biggest issue (of many)... no matter what they do, you know hackers will be pushing hard to break in and find the politicians/celebrities that are using the sites and what they look at!
You know that the sites will use this as another way to track their users viewing habits across multiple sessions.
Privacy means nothing to our politicians...
It is always 'think of the children' how about educating kids about sex a bit better? stop it being this big mystery....
I always thought an active structure is a better way we can build a space elevator than just relying on materials...
plus it could be built from the ground up, no need to launch rockets with all the materials first.
Re: This Timeline thing
The only reason I can see to use windows 10 (and the reason I use it) is gaming, once there is better Linux game support then windows will loose traction again...
Even my 10 year old only uses windows because of games....
Re: Eliminate any pedestrian humans
"Just imagine how much faster the whole getting on off planes would be if people could be loaded in containers!"
It would be much more comfortable than current airline seats
Re: So ?
"The only people left on the platform are unthinking cattle."
Windows is the only choice for many, some software just isn't available for Linux or Mac. Not all hardware is fully supported in Linux...
Personally I have Windows 10 (pro version), it is not the worst Windows ever, although I do have a fear that an update will cripple my PC at some point, or remove a feature I use... I've had that happen with Android apps in the past....
Well if you search on the task bar or in Cortana you have bing and edge, you have no choice... I would much rather they force ms to use the default browser first than worry about a hardly used mail app
"while their shareholders get wealthier and wealthier is OK?"
If a company is not profitable, then they shareholders don't get any dividends,
they only way they make money is if they sell their shares....
No fortune is being taken out of the economy, in fact by definition a loss making company is spending more than they make, so that money is coming out of investors pockets and into the economy...
So far all I see is idiotic politicians and economists with no real ability to think suggesting rash ideas to take money from someone and give it to themselves in one way or another...
The tax system is broken globally, the UK tax system is a mess... too many different taxes and too many ways for big companies to try and avoid paying it, yet the little guy is over taxed
one billion for a product not fit for purpose? wow.....
Re: Hey Siri! Argh! Help!
Of course they do wait for keywords, can you imagine the processing required to do 24/7 speech recognition in the cloud?? and then imagine the cost! I would bet most companies want to shift the speech processing out of the cloud back to the device if they can and reduce their costs
Properly classified or not, being made to work 75hrs a week she deserves to be paid correctly!
I find adverts weird, constantly for sites i've visited recently, the advert won't effect my purchases, it won't make the publisher any money as I won't click on the link to a site i've already been to...
Now show me an advert for a different company, selling a similar thing to what I was browsing and maybe I might click, or show me adverts relevant to the content I am reading...
The problem is not adverts in general, that is how we learn about new sites/products, but the lack of relevant adverts and poor quality adverts is a problem
Re: i want a slice of that $600M
Have you used a computer with Windows 8/10 recently? took me 2 hours last week to actually get my windows 8 laptop to boot from a Win10 install USB stick (going from windows 8 to windows 10 is an upgrade).
Re: Is spreading
but also women usually have one less differing facial feature to help.. Beards..
Re: The child angle
They did indeed, our benevolent overlords love banning things without actually thinking through the problem... I often wonder if they ever actually think before acting...
From what I can see, bans usually drive stuff underground and increase the danger to people, because if there is no legal and harmless way to get what someone wants, they will often turn to illegal ways to get it...
Makes sense to me, prostitution is a profession that will never go away, so the more that can be done to protect both the client and the worker the better...
Although this black list does remind me of the companions black list in firefly...
Re: Answering a few points in the comments...
"The UK and many other counties have committed themselves to stop selling fossil fueled vehicles."
What about bio-fuels? why can't we keep combustion engines but ramp up the bio-fuel production and reduce the pollution cars emit.
EV's have a place, but until a cheap, efficient, bio-fuel fuel-cell is created, combustion works best...
Re: EVs simply pay more for electricity
a full 100KW charge fwould be about £20 i expect for me...
Tesla Model S is about 400 miles for 100KW so about 5p/mile
a full 70 litre tank is about £85
I get around 700 miles out of that £85, so about 12p/mile
The tesla costs around £90k
My car cost £45k
I can drive 370,000 miles on the difference in price...
My car works out way cheaper, and could run on bio-fuels quite easily, so the only reason it is not 'green' is because of big oil..
Re: You do know that Moore’s law says nothing about speed?
"Just not everything can be run in parallel."
But I find most things that are computationally intensive can be,
Even your web browser should benefit from multi-processing.
Re: Whatever next?
Considering the number of times i've seen a GP look something up on google I would not be surprised if someone used AWS Machine Learning and Alexa to provide an interface for DR's to look up medical information fast and assist diagnostics...
"[...] they cannot be fried, boiled or microwaved. "
I dissagree, I serve fried sprouts, chop them (finely or quartered, add some bacon and chestnuts, a bit of salt & crushed garlic, and you have a lovely winter veg dish!
Simply don't share anything you don't mind the world seeing....
It shouldn't be that way, people should know not to share intimate photos someone sends you, no matter what the age
Yup, My kids grew up with Octonauts and now my kids love The Deep
The Deep is great, its made me want to learn to scuba dive and crew a boat!
This might deter a few idiots from flying a cheapo drone near airports and accidentally hitting a plane, but luckily these are mainly plastics and will cause negligible damage..
Hobbyists and professionals with expansive heavy drones will follow the rules, because they do already and don't want their precious toy being broken..
Those who want to fly something heavy into an aeroplane will do so anyway registration or not, no amount of legislation will prevent that, so active security measures are needed.
Re: That probably explains..
Make it easier to replace the batteries and then have a message saying battery has problems, please replace it as soon as possible and the phone will run slow until you have done this..
Not hard to do....
Re: I'd happily own a phone
"Unless you video call or take selfies"
I regularly video chat with friends afar, and when in a group, selfies are a way to ensure you are all in the photo.. SO both functions seem needed.. Then again I don't own an iPhone, I have a sony, with a bezel at the bottom and top to hold onto while taking a selfie or video chatting without accidentally touching the screen....
Re: Follow that star (trek)
I think sprouts are best sliced and fried with bacon and chestnuts!
Re: OK... really stupid idea, but here goes...
The chinook could possibly lift it...
"Nah - Simon Pegg as the baddy would be a way better call..."
that would be brilliant, Scottie goes rogue!
I expect not, because to continue working with European data, we will have to tick their boxes on data protection, I expect this will be part of the negotiated deal..
" they could, you know, just stop maintaining the roads."
I thought they already had?
Wouldn't it be better to sit a few small probes at a the Legrange points with ion drives ready for missions like this?
If they were designed right, they could give plenty of science bonus while in place and then be re-purposed for intercept missions such as this?
Re: Feral Blundiering
I think you meant
"to error is human but it takes government to really screw things up"
Looks like a Very basic suit! (but still brilliant)
Just jets strapped to the back and arms with manual throttles...
Can you imagine what you could achieve with some more engineering and the same engines, maybe ducting on the fans while attaching them to the backpack rather than the arms, with computer automaton to balance the flight, some kind of thumb joystick in the hand to control the flight parameters maybe?
I could see a foldable wing, or wing suit being added to enable better fuel economy.
Re: Which country?
can you get netflix on a Kodi box?
Re: New toys are always more exciting than repaired ones
Starts to make sopwith camels look attractive!
In all seriousness, by the time the F35 is ready for active deployment drones will be taking over the skies!