153,000 square feet sure is heavy.
17 posts • joined 15 Jun 2007
When I used to launch radiosondes in a strong wind, it used to take a strong throw at 90 deg to the wind to get it to clear the buildings/ground. The occasional lucky launch resulted in the sonde going between buildings which where only 10 feet apart. Other times it might bounce along the ground for a bit but still successful data reception.
So design failure - that crane/launcher needs a throw mechanism.
"waiting for people to get off before charging into the doorway (and not crowding around outside the doorway so there is no path for people to get off"
Our leaders fail this every time they vote in the House of Commons. I find it so irritating when they hang around the entrance to the Commons, nattering, whilst their colleagues have to negotiate a path through them. Idiots!
I had a Teletext adapter and submitted several programs for transmission over CEEFAX. One of my most popular was a share downloading program which allowed you to automatically download your selection of share prices, daily and plot them out as time series. I had many letters sent on to me from The BBC to make changes to the software.
I was --- E L I T E--- too. Total geek.
There is even to this day some software I wrote in assembler, flying around the skies in a weather research aircraft, controlling an air sampling instrument.
Surely, someone should have invented a strong security keyfob by now, which has to be used for a laptop to start up or read any data from the disc. You could argue that a disc can always be read using forensic software, but there must come a point where it just becomes not worth the effort in trying to hack into a disc.
There must be technology around which will render a disc unusable if it is probed too much.
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