Re: Stupid idea
I was commenting on some of the other comments around being autonomous, and any future direction it might take.
Things like the power loss with an engine that doesn't really autogyrate applies to driver or autopilot.
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Hope it fails. As someone that has recently started learning to fly helicopters the thought of more of those in the sky and autonomous terrifies me.
Engine failure is terrifying, falling at 1800 feet a minute at 70 miles an hour. From a height of 1500 feet means things get ugly really quickly when training over a field. Revs go to low the blades fall off, go to high they explode. Imagine that for passengers with no pilot in a city. On something that can't auto-gyrate.
Checks done before flight are visual, checking fuel is one thing but fuel purity, visual checks on cracks, clutches, props, blades and a hundred other things isn't to be ignored as anyone of them can stop the flight.
And the CAA is very strict on how flight hours, medicals, exams, written and flying (including engine failure) before I can fly just me alone. Never mind being allowed near a paying passenger.
And how would it manage through all the different air control zones. I need to know radio frequencies for loads of them when flying over little airstrips. How would that work in a busy air zone like a city airport or restricted air zones like a prison / military etc?
But people believe Hollywood in how helicopters work, a few buttons and the you are up in the air.
Still not really an argument though is it. Just looking at test flights.
16 so called test flights versus how many for space X and on which platform, the ferry to the ISS or the next gen spaceX starship? Space X has 126 flights of the Falcon with 124 successful over 11 years (according to google)
However this is about actual useful flights that NASA need. Such as ferrying cargo and crew to the ISS. Space X a clear leader. Those are the flights I would consider worthy when considering stuff for the next gen.
Afterall if your current gen (to the ISS) is still in test phase how can you then state the next gen which is to get to the moon is anywhere near ready for a deadline of 2025.
At this stage, bearing in mind embarrassment for Boeing as SpaceX have perfected being a space taxi and NASA's white van man.
I would expect the capsule to be on bricks with everything not welded on to have been removed for access to fix this. And an army of engineers all over it 24/7.
Not just staring through an inspection panel now and then.
It is a slippery slope. All our infrastructure owned by the French.
I can hear the idiot brigade' pitchforks being sharpened and their rose tinted glasses already steaming up with rage at them foreigners coming over here spending their money.
If only someone could think of the chil- "oh, what is an FTTP roll out anyway deary?"
I would agree except you don't want your already 3+ ton pick up truck weighing more and all that cargo space being used for batteries just to move the thing along the road.
I have a pick up and would love it to be electric or even hybrid but it just isn't available and still practical at the same time.
Wow, socialism now being used as argument against a company trying to stop an international shortage in GPU's and trying to spin it as a bad thing. You either vote Tory or Trump???
Anything that means people can get a decent gaming rig has to be worth a try. If it wasn't for the greed that capitalism has generated and the ease crypto currencies can be used to create that (supposed) wealth. We wouldn't be in the this mess and I could get a nice 3080 GFX card.
(Think I spun that round quite well.)
Epic is a digital sales platform. They don't sell disks. Same way Steam, Origin or Uplay don't sell disks.
However a quick dip into the playstations store and there is Epic's Fortnite all over it. I have the Epic launcher on my PC and a quite a few games from them installed.
Whats stopping them selling disks is technology and how the world works now - Digital downloads and no one has optical drives anymore.
Not sure what your post is regarding.
"Looks like none of the definitions fit a barren lifeless rock with nothing on it."
We don't know what is on the barren lifeless rock, or if indeed it is barren or lifeless - beneath the surface or was in the past.
Hence the curiosity and perseverance robot probes and all the history making achievements you seem to not care about.
Thankfully there are people wanting to find out and dare to look above their own horizon (literally to another horizon)
GB is the name of the island itself and isn't actually a country, so is a bit weird as I don't think we have any other domain levels named just after islands containing more than one country? It also shouldn't include Northern Ireland under the GB domain.
Wasn't the reason cited by AWS for cancelling them linked to their far-right bias and use in the coup attempt? In which case it is fair to say that in the article. Blame AWS for their actions (you probably are) as people just call it like they saw it.
Given Parler couldn't find alternates to host them for a while, it is obvious that quite a few other companies consider them far right and didn't want to touch them either. So you could also argue, the common view is that they are far-right and another good reason the Reg can call them that.
An ExCo meeting following a breach.
"So the breech has cost is millions in pay outs, legal fees and our customer base is rapidly shrinking because no one trusts we can deliver anything safely."
"Well Mr CEO, the software that brought the malware into the company had a lot of upvotes... So we thought we would go with that one."
Refund what VAT though?
If he bought it before Brexit there is no import VAT to repay from Seageates point of view. You can't refund a tax that wasn't there. This is one of those massive obvious things that people who voted Brexit should have known was coming.
But don't they run a lottery in cities to see who they hand out car licences to. A few a year because basically the roads can't actually take any more cars.
Google Beijing licence lottery
They might have a huge number of electric cars, but per head of population I bet it is tiny scraps compared to the number of people who don't have cars at all.
Er what? I have 2 Synology (a 4 bay and 2 bay backup) and you can lock down everything quite easily. From access rights through users and groups, permission controls to folders and the various tick boxes to permit access for services, DNS. The firewall for the usual ports, and even which apps to allow.
There are tons of online videos (SpaceRex comes to mind) that helped me.
I don't care for the lack of a Verizon frequency thingy (I am UK and no plans at all to go to the US.)
A smaller chip, would I really bother with high end anything as I gave up chasing the best a few years ago when I grew up. Who actually needs a high end chip that runs AAA class games on a phone, the controls are still awful. I certainly don't need a high end chip with freecell, soduku and polytopia. Neither do you need a high end spec when running Android apps like getting an Uber or booking hotels / trains, spotify or facebook.
WIFI 6, not sure my googling and shopping on amazon needs ultra fast wifi to be honest.
The battery is a bit sad, that is an issue but compared to the other benefits is it a deal killer?
It is still better and cheaper than most of the offerings from Samsung and Apple. And I don't have to put up with all their crud that gets forced onto me. My mothers Samsung S20 (or whatever shiny shiny latest Samsung peddles) has 485 apps on it by default, according to the "optimising apps" state when updating security. (she only uses 6 of them)
And I get a keyboard, which is good because I hate typing on glass.
Well they fall foul of plenty of other laws, selling counterfeit goods is a contravention of the trade descriptions act (or similar formal wording) in the UK. Selling unlicenced medication I am fairly sure breaks FDA and UK law (assuming same for Canada, France etc)
But there are laws like possessing indecent images, doing things with minors. inciting riots, hate speech, associating with known terrorist group, spreading terrorist propaganda. Depending on your country, there are versions of those laws just worded differently.
The limits are already well covered, just nothing to do with free speech if you break other laws doing it.
Don't forget the famous photo of the one carrying a pitch fork. Coz, you know Washington DC has a heavy farming community.
"And the shot shocked him so much he raised his gun in defence?"
So he illegally breaks into the capital building, during the most important moment in that buildings function. Trying to stop the legal process of the election, against law and order because he knows full well he is doing wrong as he had to go through the police, barricades and smashed doors to get there. He then sees someone shot from the legal defenders of the building who are obviously armed and raises his gun????
Why was he carrying a gun, why else was he there and why did he willingly break the law to do it? You can't argue defence when he broke a lot of laws getting into that situation in the first place. Simply put it is villainy,
That is like me getting on a train to London, going into parliament, forcing my into parliamentary chambers, fighting passed all the guards (who would have shot me by now because we have guards) and then punching Boris in the face. But as a defence I then say, "but he was stood next to me."
NCIS LA and Hawaii 50 are the same, but it does state "sponsored partly by Microsoft" in the credits. So all good guys have MS. NCIS LA must have the dreaded (introduce new MS kit) clause which states they have to slow down and over dramatise any new Windows tech. Like the guy slowly taking out and clipping the surface keyboard when at a crime scene and following the question "Where is your computer?"
You know who the bad guys is by not seeing them using tech. :)
A Brexiteer, not many of them left that are willing to try and fight a lost cause.
The London School of economics recently said the UK economy has lost around 200 billion, more than the ISS (155 billion) and as much as all our grocery purchases in a year. (200 billion) we could eat free as a country for a year on the money lost by Brexit so far.
We still have sod all trade deals with our largest trading bloc. So any chance of actually having out own GPS is a pipe dream as we won't be able to afford petrol in the buses soon.
And Brexiteers still try and blame everyone but themselves for the fall out.
Lets follow your logic?
A quick google shows we pay into the ESA 374 million a year.
So in your make believe world where does the funding come from for a purely UK space agency? If we do it on our own, where does it come from in a cash starved UK economy that is a shadow of its former self.
The ESA budget per year is around 6 billion (remember we pay in 374 million). https://www.esa.int/About_Us/Corporate_news/Funding
Do we cut Health, Defence, Benefits, what about the pensions? Education? Bearing in mind we need to buy the rockets or build them, find a space port near the equator, pay the country to let us launch rockets from their land like the ESA does, open a technology centre, recruit the scientists and all the other expensive stuff that the ESA currently do.
Lets look at JUST the Galileo GPS system which apparently was 10 Billion?
So in your world lets cut defence to pay for it. Our defence budget is 39 billion, from 2019 numbers. So we take 25% off defence to pay for your UK GPS system. What do we lose? Both aircraft carriers or a couple of submarines? All of the RAF?
Benefits? The largest state benefit is the pension which was 96 billion in 2019. So every pensioner takes 10% pay cut for your space GPS system (lets not count all the other required stuff like rockets and staff).
Education, how many school and teachers take up 10 billion from the education budget of 89 billion?
No amount of bravery and happy clapping will cover the fact that doing it on our own is too expensive and budgets need to be cut somewhere to pay for it.
Brexit supporters really don't get it. All bluster with no real look at the finances involved when 28 countries pay in together versus doing it alone.
Remain fanatics don't talk about the glory days of the British empire, remain fanatics realise the best way forward is to be looking at the future, not the rose tinted, conquest, slave ridden past.
I think you completely mis-understand what a remain person is. You can't champion the british empire by wanting to be part of the greater EU community.
I look forward to the Linux distro from MS as I can see 2 possible outcomes.
Either it will be as bad as windows 10 and the current crop of releases from M$ and it will need a community that isn't there to fix it. It will flounder about and show that they really can't do an OS, even with the support of all those communities. Communities made up of hobbyists who throw out distros all over the place - unlike the fully paid and skilled developers in Redmond.
Or it will be brilliant and look amazing, which means everyone will look at it and go - "So why isn't windows 10 just as amazing?"
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