(Beer icon for all the German lager and French wine that'll be consumed on the tub.)
199 posts • joined 8 Apr 2011
Once had a week in Malta on a C++ training course. First day there was the world cup final, which I happily watched from a beachfront pizza and beer joint.
Second one was a day trip to give some training in Germany, flight out of LGW at 6am, back at 6pm. Not much to in the way of excitement, and a buffet lunch in the conference room, but the trainees were nice people and it's a day out.
Do half a dozen Apple WWDC's in San Francisco count?
My panel here in my house in Seattle has two 115 volt lines, 180° out of phase, and 100A per line, for a total possible 23kVA.
My water heater, tumble dryer and oven are all connected across the phases, applying 230V to their respective heating elements. This is fairly typical for a modern home in the U.S.
In my (wood) workshop, I have a single phase 230V dust collector connected via a 1:1 isolation transformer wired across the phases. This is not typical.
Have flown many 747s from SFO, LAX and SEA to LHR, AMS & CDG and will miss the slightly shorter journey times as 747s fly about 80 knots faster than 777s and 787s.
Only flew once in first class, on a Singapore 747-400(?) from Mumbai to LHR back in 1991. Great airline, plane, and exceptional service from the cabin crew - a true memory to savor for many years.
I've plans to build my own little cupboard full of little toys with blinken lights.
Cable Modem, MoCA ethernet, Gigabit switch, Cable TV amp and distribution hub, Networked HD, security system DVR, Philips Hue Hub (probably two), Time Machine HD, and the control unit for my irrigation system.
And a UPS.
Philips, please don't deprive me of my dream.
Anyone buying these overpriced monitors is almost certainly going to have some production desk setup, with high quality arms already installed supporting the VESA mount.
I would estimate that only a few would want Apple's stand anyway, and that few has now diminished significantly. Apple may make a few thousand of them. The $199 VESA adaptor is a rip off too.
Third party opportunity if ever there was one.
Then we were enticed to work for Microsoft with promises of changing the world. Sadly that reality never materialized and we left to go back into the real world.
Microsoft has many smart people working for it, and almost all of them are as perplexed as you as to why they cannot produce products that reflect their abilities.
(Mines the one with the deactivated blue badge in the pocket)
Beeb news states that this test required the transfer of 1.5 MW to transfers the heat energy. Just waiting for the magical 1.21 GW to be mentioned so we can make wisecracks about this engine exceeding 88 mph.
Good stuff though, well done boffins. Help yourselves to a celebratory beer upon your return to the U.K.
I've had this whole shebang scripted on Windows Server for several months now. I even have an nginx proxy that's properly certified too. This is hardly a difficult thing to do, and once you've learnt the underpinnings (about three days with trial and error), it's good knowledge to have.
Just make sure you create a certificate with a subject alternate name defined to please Chrome.
Wasn't the Angle of Attack sensor replaced prior to this last fatal flight of this aircraft?
So far I have heard reports that there were issues on the 3 previous flights to this one, and the sensor had been replaced. Had one faulty sensor been replaced with another one? Had the wrong sensor been replaced? Did the new sensor pass all ground tests on the system before departure? Had the ground tests been properly executed? Has the cockpit been found to determine the state of the MCAS switches?
If the MCAS / AoA system had issues on the previous flights, were those pilots aware of the new equipment operating procedures on the 737 MAX? How did those previous pilots overcome the documented system failures?
The final AAIB report on this will make extremely interesting reading. I hope they find the cockpit voice recorder, though I expect it will just have the two pilots extremely baffled at why their aircraft is repeatedly countermanding their control inputs.
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