Re: ...hopes to take Starship to the Moon and beyond with people on-board
Well part of the Dragon test payload was a wheel of cheese, so they're on-message there...
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If you're talking industrial drones they can get very expensive very quickly, but if you're of a technical bent you could spend a couple of hundred quid and put together something that can fly hands-off if needed. For quads you could easily build a few and send them up at an optimum time-spacing for maximum annoyance - I was also considering the feasability of a tiny petrol-engined fixedwing, which with an autopilot and enough fuel could get you enough loiter time to -really- ruin someone's day.
Birmingham's central one, which I'm sure has an Artistic name but swiftly got termed "The Floozy In The Jacuzzi" had, apparently, an enormous problem with water leaks that they were unable to fix.
They subsequently filled the thing full of soil and plants, and left it.
...it took about 15 seconds for it to be rechristened "The Ladygarden". :D
I dunno about anyone else, but a quarter-of-a-million drones coming in in swarm would certainly put the shits up me...
The Perdix test swarm was only 103 drones, and the final "orbit" demonstration becomes even more disconcerting if you consider them either armed or programmable for kinetic strike...
I had a Moment with a -particularly- unresponsive cheap-and-shitty keyboard shaped object that resulted in me yanking it and snapping the thing over my knee.
Satisfying beyond all compare, though I did have to do a bit of searching to round up most of the keycaps afterwards...
Given military training assumes some (small) likelihood of having to take a life without the owners consent (either in survival craft, or shooting at the other guy) and I figure would be incompatible on that basis with a vegan lifestyle, why didn't they just process him as a conscientious objector and send him to the civil service?
I'm figuring civil service neither mandates the wearing of leather nor consumption of specific foodstuffs, right?
We used to term that the tech bubble.
When a user had problems with stuff, us going over would bring the tech inside the bubble, at which point it would, of course, work. When we leave the tech is no long in the bubble and becomes sad and fails again, etc.
The extra wrinkle we found was that some users, including the PHBs of this world, have -negative- tech bubbles, and you need to keep them away from anything important and otherwise outmass them with positive bubble. This may require more than one individual to escort them through a server room...
To be fair they do point out that ATC will be frantically trying to find someone groundside who knows what the 737 controls look like so they can specifically talk you through actual control operations.
This is the worst-worst-case scenario if they somehow can't find someone within comms distance who knows what the inside of a plane is like for some reason so... uh... best not to fly redeye. On New Year's day. On a Sunday. Or something.
See "Why the Daily Mail is Evil", here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9dqNTTdYKY
(Stick with it, there is a -reason- for the intro)
Great scott, they can just walk through shops and see this stuff!
Won't someone think of the children?!?
*flail* *kneejerk* etc, etc...
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