My first and only counter thought was , what prevents this from becoming a solar sail, then I saw the cross section… meh…
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This drag sail could prevent spacecraft from turning into long-term orbiting junk. We spoke to its inventors ahead of launch
Going to Yahoo??
Going to Yahoo looking for insecure versions of Linux Is like going to Aldi looking for cheap shoppers.
The more savvy *Nix users wouldn’t be caught dead at Yahoo, never mind running such an old version of Mint.
But ya, an auto updater option would be nice as long as there’s an off button.
UK's Cheshire Police tenders for whole new ERP system after Oracle Fusion went live with 'significant deficiency'
NASA is sending two small hand-luggage suitcase-sized spacecraft into the void to study binary asteroids
ReactOS hits a milestone – actually hiring a full-time developer. And we've got our talons on the latest build to see what needs fixing
Re: @BGatez - The minute MS sees them in the rearview mirror
M$ has been watching ( and amusingly so) , as one guy tries to make a OS that’s comparable with their now 5 generations old deprecated OS, if they wanted to stop him, they could have by now, but they also know by the time a stable release hits the streets, no one will care, time is on their side.
Besides, any fule know cloning Win 7 is real target someone needs to aim for . I would actually pay good money for that!
Russia drags NASA: Enjoy your expensive SpaceX capsule, our Soyuz is the cheap Kalashnikov of rockets
Florida man might just stick it to HP for injecting sneaky DRM update into his printers that rejected non-HP ink
Deja Vu all over again
I was thinking this was an old article at first, ten realised it was the third time HP has done this in the last decade! Fool me once....
HP is a mere shadow of itself, even the basic B&W laser printers they make are onerous to work on now, what used to be held in by 2 latches now requires a major tear down to replace! Utter rubbish....
UK culture sec hints at replacing TV licence fee, defends encryption ban proposals and her boss in Hacker House inquiry
When we upgrade our Linux boxen, everything usually still works? Not so much with a MS update, it's a bit of a crapshoot whether your system will boot with Windows Uber updates.
I stayed on Mint 17 for way too long, it worked ok, but was having an occasional hiccup coming out of hybernation, took the plunge, did a backup, and slapped 19 on it, with ZERO problems, did a restore and was back up and running better and faster than before, all this on an aging dual core Toshiba laptop, with even older printer and scanner.
I would hate to think what would happen if the same thing was done with Windows.
Now you can have a twist of 2019 in your 2012: Microsoft goes back to the future with Edge on Windows 7/8
Re: "the fantasy bliss of climate-change denial"
The damage was done by the time we realized it, they have proven that the eco laws passed have worked... But now because the atmosphere is so clean, the clouds don't reflect enough sunlight that the polluted clouds did, causing the seas to warm... Ever seen pics from the early to mid 1900's? The amount of pollution in the air was visible.
So by making the world cleaner, we have unmasked the damage already caused, we cant undo it, unless we put up carbon scrubbers everywhere and bury the waste. The horse left the barn years ago, but nobody noticed!
Official science: Massive asteroids are so difficult to destroy, Bruce Willis wouldn't stand a chance
Funny timing on this...
I was traveling the back roads of Cheshire last week and stopped to get a few pics of a pub named The Cock, ( tee hee to my American friends) , and it has a sundial mounted vertically on the wall about 15 feet up, had never even contemplated a vertical sundial before, but yes, it works!
Apple blew my mind – literally, says woman: MagSafe plug sparked face-torching blaze, lawsuit claims
Re: The 'Trust' Factor: Toxic Patches / Firmware Updates
Pssst... hey pal, come over here .... a little secret to tell ya... most major brand laser drivers are based off the HP laser jet 3 and 4 driver... they all work with this MS built in driver, may not have the functionality if you have a fancy box tho.
True Antic, lubuntu, a fee others, couldn't be bothered with puppy as it was for an adult , none could get WiFi running, its really old, as in the battery is square and sits kinda in the middle , ( still held a charge tho!) of the bottom case.
Believe I left it with lubuntu and a cat 5 .
I just really hate throwing serviceable equipment away.
Anyone with common sense knows once you're pulled for anything, you are suspect for the next few years.
I forgot I had a small screwdriver in my laptop bag going on a domestic flight one time, you would have thought it was sword by their reaction, I just told them toss it in rubbish as not worth the hassle, but every time I flew for next 3 years, I was pulled out if line and patted down" just because"......
Land of the free??
I would think this would fall under " expected privacy of use" when joining a mobile provider, the fact the FCC is doing nothing tells you it's a US Gov deployed trap. Try setting up a low wattage FM radio station in your house to broadcast your favourites and see how fast an FCC rep knocks on your door, history has proven pretty darn fast!
The cats out of the bag now, someone created these to law enforcement, and as all technology goes, was available to anyone willing to pay a few years later. Thanks to whoever made this possible :/
One at time are quite noisy, a swarm would be pretty deafening, plenty of time to get the Mossberg 12 gauge ready, a team if two men would take little time to render a swarm into useless bits of plastic, and bonus points for igniting explosive packages far enough away to take out the other drones!
still using a 625 and 635
MS mobile interface is still the best for one handed operations, its a shame they never got fully behind it.Im still miffed my models never got the 10 update they were promised, but we all knew with 512 mg if memory, it was going to be a sqeaker if we ever did. Yes IE sucks on it, don't even think of going to /. On it, crashes every time...
Re: Speed limits have never saved a single life
Dont know much about these days, but in the early 80's our drivers ed in school did do exactly this, to top it off, i learned to drive in winter, in New England. Our instructor would take us to an icy parking lot, let you get up to 25mph, then slam on the brakes, you didn't pass until you could keep the car straight in a skid. His words still reverberate in my head after all these years, going down a snowy 35 MPH road with 2 bare tracks of asphalt to keep the wheels in.." Track.....Track.....keep Tracking......
Seaquest was nothing more than STNG underwater, I cringe whenever I witness an episode of NExt Gen, all politically correct and bad hair.
Now Space Above and Beyond held so much promise, it was a proto BSG reboot, with gritty storylines, could have been a better story than that Hokey Star Trooper movie..
Re: Yet Again Fail
I call BS in this, modern phones ARE a pc, with keyboard,modem and screen built in, in fact high end phones are being touted as "pc power" in your pocket, yes binary blobs, blah, blah,blah, but it points to where Android is broken.The phone manufacturers need only update the blobs, that get will get attached to the base OS by a software program loaded on your pc during the phone update process, this CAN be done.
Send via my windows phone, which is a small pc, albeit a crap one!
always wondered why..
Google just couldnt just provide the base android, then with your phone hooked to a computer after android was updated, it would then prompt you with Hey, you need to upgrade these drivers to work with the new OS, you know, like windows used to be like when you freshly loaded it .