Those presenters on their video feed were all so ready to move on after the 'failed' link, it's almost as if they'd practiced it that way.
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Shame no Sennheiser and AT.
Review would have been much more valuable if you'd included their gear despite no advice from them or freebies.
I know getting ignored isn't good, but those guys are in a minority of makers that have pedigree(*) . I want to know how their stuff compared, even if you do have to spend some money to find out.
(*they have made studio-grade stuff for years. I know that doesn't mean that everything with their name on is 'proper pro')
Re: The Internet of Things summarised
We get through quite a lot of nappies in our house at the moment, and I'm thinking that the regular dose of electrolyte to all these could be exploited by means of some electrodes and regarded as a source of free energy. So WiFi repeaters, Bluetooth speakers, hands-frees, weather telemetry, covert listening devices could all be built in and just waiting for an IOT brave new world. And it's really green because you can't see all the batteries you're chucking away.
(NB I know reactive and expensive metals will be involved. We'll gloss over that detail.)
Re: Cast your minds back
Agree that TVs should be dumb - though I disagree as to just what constitutes dumb. I'd keep the castability itself in a separate £20 box that can be thrown away when it is no longer supported or desirable. If the Firefox box were able to command the TV's sound or input selector too then that's about as smart as I need.
The motion of the platform will be modelled in the flight controller and used to inform the flight plan for a big chunk of its final descent. There will be aerospace-grade inertial sensors on it and systems akin to those used for autolanding a military aircraft on a carrier. So the problem isn't so much the motion of the platform per se, rather it is the irregularity of the motion and consequent uncertainty in projections of its position over time. (Periodic motion OK, jerky not so good)
Well done with the good launch and improved target practice - here's hoping for a good landing next time. Though I rarely laugh as loud as when I first saw the jaunty angle of contact last time round.
I really hope their piss filtering system takes out caffeine. If it doesn't they're all going to be permanently wired until they either retire the iss or purge the water for fresh.
(Don't know how much of the caffeine in a coffee gets absorbed by the drinker, but it isn't all of it)
The emperor's new hoover
He does well for a person who has un-invented so many perfectly good things.
We have a vacuum cleaner that doesn't pick up visible dirt, whose flexible pipe contracts in a most annoying way, that makes a bloody racket, jams up with hair and that is now held together with gaffer tape.
Just give me back my Hoover please.
Salesmen have taken over the world.
Re: Galileo ... at condescension of the USA
Hey if the Chinese or Russians decide one day they don't appreciate these systems they'll knock them all down. Difficult to do without sabotaging your own space kit though. The USA, like everybody else, would have to think hard about that point before they start pressing buttons.
Interesting about the Sony modular thing. Two problems with it -
No product or product line exists for long enough that you would ever get to reconfigure or upgrade it to be different from how it was when you bought it.
Sony disappeared down the bog long ago. Today's eevblog video # 719 briefly tells the sad story. (Sorry no direct link - I'm working on a device that is making it impossible)
And I had a cold last week. It made me all snivelly, it was awful.
Is this piece news, or interesting somehow?
An item on LinkedIn constantly, desperately trying to trick us into giving them our email account details would have been briefly interesting. Or something about their latest attempt to get us to log in for some small, false reason.