Re: Also Microsoft
The Dems might have had a chance if they had put a believable candidate against Trump. The walking senile corpse Biden isn't going to beat Trump because many voters will choose to go with the evil they know.
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A pump inspection involves just making sure that the volume it displays and the total monetary value displayed match the amount of fuel dispensed, and that the internals are leak free. Opening the counter mechanism to remove bugs might not even be possible. They're often built more or less sealed and tamper-proof. Likely the inspector doesn't even have the know how and the tools to do so.
The knob should definitely be as far away from government surveillance as possible, and likelily that will even mean lower long term cost too. As to death rate, nobody knows what the effect of certain measures is. It's too late to get the virus under control the way Taiwan and South Korea did through these means, so I'm unsure what the Western governments want to achieve by introducing them. Likely it won't even make a difference in the transfer/new case rate, since it has way too much of a delay between when people have contact and when they get alerted.
This CoViD-19 crisis is slowly opening some eyes. I think things might turn around. I've certainly decided to try and avoid "made in China" as much as possible. This is however not so easy, as even things that are not marked as made in China often still contain many, many parts that originate there.
Not really true, most of the drawings for the rocket itself still exist. But they're useless without the production machinery of the day (and the skilled labour to operate them).
The main engines were actually not a NASA product but designed and built by Rocketdyne, which is why NASA has very little information on them. (There's still a lot available from whatever is left of Rocketdyne as far as I understand).
Same goes for many other modules, where NASA never had the drawings to begin with.
Also important to remember is that there was no "The" saturn 5. Almost every rocket was different from the last as they kept coming up with design improvements.
With all the will in the world, we couldn't build a new Saturn 5 nowadays. The skills and machinery needed just doesn't exist anymore. Redesigning it for use with more modern materials, production methods and construction techniques would be more work than getting SLS to work.
The problem with SLS isn't that it's a terrible design (though it is), it's Boeing.
The original "true" patents required submission of a "patent model". Something you wanted to patent had to be specific enough that you could make a model of it to demonstrate it's function. It's true that it didn't have to work as such, but it DID prevent a boatload of the vagaries and trolling that happens with the current system.
How did the seller come into possession of the thing, and how much did THEY purchase it for? Seems like a museum piece, not something to be broken for being made into utter tat (because that's what all that "office memoribilia" and "furniture" is). The mere thought makes me want to scream.
If it's operating on DOS (or any Windows prior to 95 or NT 3.5) that filename isn't going to help you. At all.
The relevant bit: 8.3 filenames are limited to at most eight characters (after any directory specifier), followed optionally by a filename extension consisting of a period . and at most three further characters.
I'm sure many a person here has groaned at the problems caused by too long filenames in DOS and early Windows. (I have and as a 30-something spring chicken I've barely used those)
Be very careful with that, because the point of asking for a small amount of change is often not really for the money itself, but for their buddies to see where you keep your wallet, so they can pickpocket you right after.
Other favourites include "beware of pickpockets" signs (because people reflexively check their wallet), "accidentally" spilling something on you and trying to helpfully wipe it off, tying "friendship bracelets" (often with the double scam of threateningly demanding ridiculous sums for it), some inane "street magic" act or 3 cup scam. More options available, but basically anything that gets people distracted.
It's worked perfectly well in the past (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Launch)
A partially submerged "oilrig" style ship is stable enough in weather permitting a rocket launch to not affect a launch in any way. The rocket will have stabilized it's trajectory probably before clearing the launch tower.
The idea behind launching in The-middle-of-nowheresville, Bumfuck, USA was that it isn't (closely) surrounded by water and thus has a high chance of LOHAN landing somewhere it'd be dry and recoverable. Launching in Blighty has a high likelyhood of ending up somewhere wet.
Alas, I fear that without Lester (RIP) pulling the project, LOHAN will never leave the earth.
The ever obligatory link: Ignition, An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants. By John D. Clark
The answer is probably quite a lot. But most of them on test stands and research equipment. Tests with the full rocket (or large equipment) was usually filmed right from the get go. Even the teams at Peenemunde seem to have made a lot of video of their (failed) launches.
You put the beacons on the top of the hills. You need quite a few of them though.
The problem is that (e)Loran is/was designed for ship and aircraft navigations. Not many hills or mountains to be found at sea or high in the air usually. If you do encounter them, somethings 'Gone Wrong' (tm).
That just proves that he is an idiot when it comes to (international) politics and seems to agree with the political views of Putin (neither of which is that surprising or even THAT unusual). Not really seeing any evidence of a "close personal relationship" there. Putin seems to regard Trump as a useful idiot , nothing more. Trump from his side seems mostly to desperately want some sort of acknowledgement that he's a big and powerful world leader
"I have no doubt that when the dust from brexit has settled the UK will have a new agreement regarding Galileo like some other non EU members, and smart Brits working with this project might find themselves working on the same project in an EU country non the worse off."
The problem is that the UK itself INSISTED at the start of the Galileo project that non-EU states be excluded from access to or work on the secure (military) section of Galileo. Now that the (not so) United Kingdom has stepped out of the EU that means it's a bit of a high speed lead meets foot scenario. There's a good chance that according to the rules enacted on the insistence of the UK itself, British citizens are excluded from work on the secure sections (including the crypto) of the Galileo system. No matter how smart they are.
"and an unusually close personal relationship with the Russian dictator"
Citation needed. I keep seeing this claim, but I haven't seen anything that shows a particularly strong relationship between the Dorito-in-Chief and the Russian Mobster far above or beyond what earlier presidents have had.
"Since all the images were freely available on the web, Clearview has a “First Amendment right to public information," he said in a telly interview earlier this month."
That is not how the internet, copyright law or privacy laws work...
These people deserve to go to jail imho. Absolutely immoral what they're pulling.
The US sucks in marking and designing it's intersections/lane splits in general imho. I haven't seen the very clear "off-lane"/"on-lane" as used in the entirety of Europe anywhere in the US, when it's such a simple and clear improvement. Instead often in the US it's basically just "ohh, there was my exit" as you drive past a badly marked exit that splits off the highway at 45 degrees. On-ramps are almost the same. Better pray there's room at the end of that very short ramp or you're buggered...
The hiding it away in a mountain is an unfortunate requirement of the here and now. You can't build something like this in a dense urban area and expect it to survive 100 days without around the clock guards, lets alone 10.000 years. It also has a deeper meaning. Visiting the clock will require an effort, a long hike on which to contemplate whatever it is you feel contemplating,
Must be you then, I've never had a problem with them (in fact, they're my go-to sketching/drawing utensil as an engineer).
How much of the lead do you let stick out? Should be no more than a millimeter or 2 at most.
The sturdier clutch pencils with 3 or 5 mm leads also work fine if you can find a good quality one. Almost all I've found recently are cheaply made shit.
"not expecting"? If you are not anticipating slower, or even stopped, traffic ahead of you, you are not a good driver."
Anticipate as much as possible as shit happens that makes people slow down, but no, I don't EXPECT any car on the road to be moving a steady 20mph slower on purpose. A lot of things take attention when driving. One moment of paying attention to the wrong thing can lead to an accident. Idiots purposefully going very slowly simply increase the chances of something like that occurring tremendously. It should be avoided if at all possible. There is no need to speed, there is no need to drive 20 mph slower than all other traffic.
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