300 ft tall - If you could pump water up 300m you wouldn't need accumulator towers!
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>>>controversial arms dealer (it was acceptable in the 1880s – Ed)<<<
It was a patriotic duty to provide the greatest empire on Earth with the tools to show jonny foreigner we're not to be messed with! As our chaps are far better than theirs we can sell jonny the same tools because we'll win on a level playing field - hurrah!
That thought process went a bit titsup in 1914
(Total Inability To Survive Unforseen Prussians)
you managers still want to use anyway? (Probably, yes)<<< - FTFY
Where to use AI? It's ability to remove any personal bias from decision making based on an incomplete dataset makes it ideal for replacement of upper managment - no more 'Vison vanity' or 'Must be seen to do something' projects. AI can just as easily buy out a startup with a good idea if it spots one.
I still think real AI doesn't exist yet, but machine learning is improving in line with the size of datasets they depend on and Clarkes 1st law applies to most management when shown 'puter stuff'.
Innovation can be great, by all means introduce a white box switch/router but for all that is holy, please start with making sure all the dull old 802 standards are working on the new shiney, that's a lot of detailed testing to do.
The last thing we need is situation specific network protocols popping up with non standard ways of punting the packets around a LAN, Token ring, DECNET & Appletalk went to the wall for good reasons (Not just because Ethernet was 'cheap and good enough').
Getting enough inlet air up to 1000 degrees sounds like a job for a couple of big jet engines for heat (J58?) and another one(or more?) just for powering the fan. I'd like to see photo's of the final air-air heat exchangers that will be needed for this but they'd probably be top secret.
Eventually the whole thing will need to ground tested to mach-5 - see title.
The new engine placement is a fairly big change from a flight physics point of view, The different distances between point of thrust, direction of thrust & CoG has introduced enough of an issue that the aircraft need an automatic trimming system to deal with the problems it can cause.
C.F.I.T has a habit of leaving a long trail of debris across the landscape, If the impact results in a crater I think 'controlled' can be ruled out.
These two events are similar enough 'aircraft only a few months old, experienced pilots, mins after take-off' to seriously consider a world grounding and some detailed examinations of the Max-8. If a third one comes down in a city Boeing would be toast.
The Max-8 could become Boeings 'Comet'
>>>The mast would also need the usual power facilities, backhaul etc<<<
I was under the impression all wind turbines already had network facilities to allow remote management as well as an external power feed to keep the HVAC & control systems running when the wind isn't blowing fast (or slow) enough.
I'm sure the mast owners will also happily accept money to mount a few antenna 25m up a mast in the farm, no need for them to be stuck on top of the gearbox & generator housing & hard to get at.
strcpyinsecurely for login authentication? Makes you go AAAAA-AAAAAAArrg *segfault*
>>>"some form of embedded Linux" instead of Cisco OS<<<
Quite a lot of Cisco high end tat has also used some form of linux underneath for a while, the rock solid IOS of yesteryear (runtime in years) is just a happy memory. Now I know linux isn't the problem here, I can only assume Cisco have gone cheap with hiring replacement developers as the old crew retire.
The number of serious bugs we've been dealing with for the last few years is terrible, the craziest one caused the switch CPU to run at 100% constantly and you had a 1 in 10 chance of a stack not returning from a warm boot. (great news if you are in a different continent doing out of hours maintenance)
During WW2 rationing was an improvement in eating quality (not volume) for quite a lot of the poorer members of society. It would be the same today and I very much doubt the import issues will be on the same scale as the one the U-boats caused.
We import a lot of food from across the planet now because we can afford to pay for it and also have our farmers leaving fields unused for environmental reasons.
There's quite a lot of spare capacity in a system that can fly fresh veg. across the Atlantic.
I think Spain would block Scotland from picking up the UKs membership post any separation because that would give credence to the Catalan & Basque regions wishing to follow suite.
The whole point of the backstop arrangement is to facilitate the transfer of N-I to the South as the price for a trade deal. Once it's signed, the EU will quite happily string along negotiations forever until the UK finally gives up one way or the other.
So is that the year 2016 SQRT(9) or year 44 SQRT(2010) ? Just asking
and this >>>It also has a solar orbit 44.4-times-nine times larger than Earth’s – this new figure is smaller than previous estimates – so it may be easier to spot since it’s closer to the Sun and maybe brighter than previously thought.<<<
44.4*9 puts it 400AU away not on the doorstep (pluto orbit is 40)
NTLM was made backward compatible with the older MS Lan Manager (P O donkey S) and had a separate LM hash table which used passwords split into 2x 7 char blocks & padded with nulls. Dictionary attack times for the 7 chars was never very long and if the 2nd block was all nulls it gave the same hash every time. I believe the backward compatiblility could only be turned off once the entire AD domain was using NTLM2.
This was back in the early '90s when DES (56 bit) was standard and the US didn't allow export of anything better than 40 bit.
Some things scar the memory for life.
>>>During the last year of their lives, the probes will study how oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere can deteriorate satellites over time.<<<
While I'm all for any additional research opportunity from ongoing missions, how much more Oxygen do they think the thing will be exposed too? It spent a few years being built in a far denser Oxygen environment (Earth surface) before hitching a ride skyward. I'd expect any additional deterioration caused by being shown a little more Oxygen to be irrelevant compared to the satellite plummeting to earth in a ball of fire soon afterwards, so I can only surmise this is basically a science curiosity that'll cost next to nothing and squeezes a little more data from the mission.
If they were able to retrieve it and perform a full forensic strip down (metallurgy testing / electronics under an electron microscope etc.) that would give NASA some very useful information about the belts long term radiation effects on equipment, after all, all of the Geo-sync satellites we use are exposed to the radiation here for their entire life.
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