Re: First prove...
@ David Nash
I'm sure all those thalidomide survivors have something relevent to say about clinical trial methodologies.
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Singapore is tiny but it is uniquely kiasu as well as being severely dense in population. If golfing (or anything) slots are auctioned it will become inflated to a status symbol.
My girlfriend here is a member of a major gym, we are forced to set an alarm to book classes and immediately try on three phones to get a slot as otherwise they'll be gone in seconds due to the overselling of service which is just normal here.
Not sure about shoulders of giants, Titans maybe...
The link is a book called "On the Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini"
However, if you mangle the URL, you'll find a huge number of free resources from that time documenting the work from Redstone to Shuttle.
I was recently travelling for work and staying in a business hotel.
One morning I entered a lift with another guest who immediately flicked out his wrist with a very flamboyant gesture and tapped his Apple watch a couple of times.
He then proceeded to make this exact action every time the lift stopped at a floor - for a total of 6 times. I have never seen anybody sober make themselves look such a dickhead in such a short space of time.
...but how is something that can be programmed to make paperclips ad infinitum without stopping to consider the ramifications be considered an intelligence?
I'm somewhat intelligent (when compared to molluscs), if I accepted a job making paperclips and was subsequently left alone I would most likely eventually grow bored and stop or give my manager a call when I had to leave the factory for more raw materials.
I certainly wouldn't render down the nearest town and smelt their remains to make new paperclips.
The orbital resonances between Mars and Jupiter pretty much preclude a planet of any significant size having in the region of the asteroid belt.
It becomes even more unlikely when you consider the energies required coupled with the low combined mass of the Asteroid belt - somewhat less than 5% of the Moon's.
The radically different compositions of the various Asteroid Families are also difficult (though not impossible) to explain if they were to have originated from the same planet.
I really miss having a physical keyboard on my phone and as an existing Amazon customer this does seem to tick a lot of my boxes. The aspect ratio of that screen looks like it'd be great for eBooks etc. as well.
However, after their about face on the promised Playbook update I just cannot bring myself to get back in their camp though. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
If you do not already believe that men landed on the moon then I sincerely doubt that some Chinese pictures will convince you otherwise.
The evidence is already visible from The LRO images from orbit.
I agree with your sentiment but I recently found out my 12 year old niece has no idea who Charles Dickens was and had no interest in finding out.
Anything that might get new people reading the classics is a good thing, simply making them aware of their existence is a start.
There are various proposal for what to do with Cassini when it completes it's current mission. One of these is to send it onwards to Uranus...
There is some uncertainty however that there would be sufficient power available to do any signifiant science at destination given the decade or so that it would take to transit.
How about something like a Magna Doodle?
I envision it to be similar to a mechanical typewriter but the keys would have magnetic letters and instead of striking an ink ribbon they would be placed upon the surface thus drawing up the ferrous material in the shape of a letter. A user adjustable wiper could be used to erase letters and a carriage return much like a standard typewriter would move the writing surface when a line was fully populated
Printing might be an issue but some kind of photography could be utilised to store the finished page of text before you had to wipe it all of and move on to the next.
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I believe the current theory is that it is a Brown Dwarf if it is below 13 Jupiter masses and does not orbit a star or stellar remnant.
Some also argue that it must not have experienced fusion in it's existence to be a true Brown dwarf - Most known brown Dwarf candidates are Lithium rich which cannot be the case if fusion has occurred.
Surprisingly they tend not to become much bigger than Jupiter as this is the limit of the Coulomb pressure and they are purple.
Care to share with the group how to ensure we find and recieve such a mythical beast?
I've bought 2 Ipads in the past and have never been allowed to rummage around in the shops' inventory in order to find the 'cream of the crop'.
I'd also be interested to know what the differences are, perhaps a link please?
In fairness Enterprise was always intended to be converted to into an orbiter after the ALT program completed. Under the original plan she would have been the second functional shuttle to reach space.
The unexpected number of changes that had to be made to the shuttle design during Columbia's construction ended up precluding Enterprise's conversion on the basis of cost.
So you cut people off as soon as part of your body comes into contact with the touch sensitive part of a phone - like when you press it to the side of your face? Presumably this device can turn off the screen when it detects that it is close to your head, just like most phones already have done for a long time already. Alternatively the software could ignore all inputs except in certain areas of the screen as soon as the device goes into call mode.
It's more likely that this is simply a promotional picture and you're nitpicking to jump on this particular bandwagon.
The Saturn 5 blueprints still exist, as do the plans for the Ford model T. The primary issue is that the huge Saturn 5 assembly lines and in some cases the manufacturers themselves simply do not exist anymore.
The cost to start fabricating Saturn 5's again would never be funded... Unless there's another country threatening to beat them to it again!
If funding wasn't diverted from the Saturn 5 program in the 1970's in favor of the Shuttle it would have been possible to assemble the ISS in only five launches!
Stick to the Windows jokes where you're just annoying. This kind of post just makes you look like a twat.
Women have always performed well in space, testament to that is that Eileen Collins was chosen to command the return to flight STS-114 ( that did indeed require a docking at the ISS).
It is also interesting to note that when Valentina Tereshkova flew in Vostok 6 she logged more time in space during a single flight than the entire American Mercury program combined.
Mechanical pencils existed and they were used in space. Fischer developed a space pen but did so independently with no input from NASA.
Jim Lovell's notebook clearly shows some rubbings out in his calculations of the burn time to get the CM on the correct trajectory for the free return.
This article has a rather nice image of it:
Something similar to what you are suggesting happened with their computer ranges back in the 90's. Apple ended up with this bewildering array of models each trying to target a certain part of the market and it nearly destroyed them.
It was only the return of Steve Jobs and his consolidation of the product lines that pulled them out of the tailspin. This time round it's unlikely he's going to be able do the same.
Go into regedit and search for "Display1_DownScalingSupported"
Change all instances to "1" and reboot, you can now select higher resolutions on your netbook... Some things will look slightly strange as you cannot magically create pixels but for browsing etc. at arms length the higher vertical resolution is a godsend!
You're thinking of Voyager 1 and 2! Pioneers 1 and 2 were built to study cislunar space but in both cases the third stage of the rocket failed only allowing a ballistic flight. Both probes lasted less than a day before re-entering Earth's atmosphere!
This was all in the days before the USA had really started to use their Germans to build rockets so they had a tendency to fail often!
But why can't we get the same screen on the windows version?
My mind boggles at why a major computer manufacturer can see the need for high vertical resolution on Android devices but cannot go the one logical step further and realize that Windows devices could benefit from this too. The windows version has a poor 1366 x 768. This is lower than my 4 year old laptop!
Apparently the PC market is in the crapper, this is why.
During the recent bad weather my internet connection along with the phone service was out of commission for almost six weeks. I would have been pretty pissed off if this had also taken away my ability to play the games I had paid for.
Not to mention the fact that my broadband speeds are so pathetic that we can barely get a PC to stream, having a console constantly slurping bandwidth would not be appreciated by the other half when she wants to watch her programs. I know I'm not alone in this situation.
think that disproving a theory through empirical observation has as much merit as proving the theory.
If the current theories are proved false then new theories will be formulated and experiments created to attempt to prove or disprove them it's why we need theoretical physicists in the first place.
Less career ruining, more like career expanding.
I think you might be in the minority there! Many people I know upgrade the same week the contract ends, If not before. Two of my friends are planning to buy themselves out of their contract early to get the S4 at a cost that exceeds what they would have paid to stay in the contract until end.
I think mobile phones have stopped being mere tools quite some time ago. It's no longer about what is best for your circumstances but rather about how many pixels there are per square inch or the fact that it might be 12% thinner etc etc.
Cydonia was pareidolia at it's finest, they've had high resolution scans of that region for some time now, nothing but rocks after all! There is however a smiley face in Galle Crater!
The NASA or Wikipedia page has some good comparison images of the Cydonia Mesa:
Unfortunately searching for "Cydonia" on Google very quickly leads you into the weirder parts of the internet where Richard Hoagland is king.
The Blue streak missile was developed to completion. The Black knight sounding rocket and subsequent Black Arrow rocket were derivatives of this system.
The Black Arrow was the satellite launcher and was also completed but the program was cancelled just before they were about to test launch. However as the parts had been produced and were actually in transit to Woomera the go-ahead to launch the three completed rockets was given.
Only one launch succeeded and lifted the Prospero satellite to orbit in 1971.
Interestingly, prior to Black Arrow cancellation NASA had offered to launch British payloads for free but this offer was withdrawn after the successful launch of Prospero.
If you can find a copy there is a fascinating book called "Black Arrow. A Vertical Empire" that details the internal politics that led to the cancellation.
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