That may be true, but it's far more entertaining point out mistakes in the forum! :-)
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For many years the higher ups in big companies have used the concept of the legally responsible entity being the company to hide from the consequences of their actions.
So saying the company does not deserve to be in business is saying the company is responsible and while that may be right it's also ignoring that actually it's people that are responsible and should be made accountable. And the people that would be worst affected by the company failing would probably not be the people responsible.
One or two scapegoats will or have been found in Boeing but I bet a lot of the people that are responsible for MCASgate have escaped any reckoning.
We need new laws to make higher management personally responsible for the behavior of the company they run, that way they might take the "safety first" or "Your privacy is important to us" mantra as something more than marketing BS.
Hmm? No! That would be like stopping your family from catching Covid-19 by shooting them.
The debris would make LEO unusable for a very long time, it would not grind itself down to particles, many space station/satellite killer size objects will remain, even if it did how is your play doh satellite going to catch more than a tiny sample?
Having some Tiles to help finding lost keys my expectation is that this simply won't work.
With a tile you are supposed to be able double click the button on the tile and the phone will ring so you can find it, my experience is that that does not work unless the tile app is running in the foreground.
Bluetooth tooth is great but not all it's cracked up to be.
I like thin, thick and deep pan but thin is the original genuine article first created in Italy and still the best IMO. The reason thick ones are popular in the UK (and I'm guessing the US) is that the thin ones here are mostly limp floppy things that fail to satisfy (oh er!). Proper thin ones are not floppy, they have bite and a bit of crunch.
Except that their testing was on some sort of large unused lot with no hazards so 85 was not an unreasonable limit for the "road".
OTOH What is the highest limit on any public road in the US?, I'm guessing it is less than 85 and you would expect it to know that therefore ignore a sign that says 85
Hmm, how fast does a Tesla go on an unlimitted autobahn in Germany?
Language like "completely reduced" really gets my goat in a post otherwise written in adult language! It's nonsense! either just "reduced" or "completely stopped" is valid.
Blimey I'm losing touch! I thought 400gb SD card must be a typo but then I googled for it! Christ on a bike how feck do they cram something like 2 trillion capacitors into an SD card!
So disadvantaged wherehouse employees deserve to work at slave wages so rocket engineers can get a decent salary and pay taxes, stikes me he could afford to pay a semi decent wage to all his employees rather than only where the employment laws or job market conditions force him to.
I don't think the hostility is against how rich he is it's how his business exploits the weak in the name of profit. Of course the same is true of almost every other mega corp or super rich business owner, unfortunately it's part of the human condition.
As an aside I've noticed that prices on Amazon have been rising and often it no longer has the best prices for things. You can often find a better price by going to the web site of a specialist supplier. Amazon is banking on people either not noticing or being willing to pay a premium for next day prime delivery.
But this Space.com item :
says the IFA will be before the Falcon 9 engines shutdown:
"During Saturday's test, that will happen about 90 seconds after liftoff, after which the Falcon 9's first stage engines will shut down. "
i.e. the opposite of this Registem article which says the early engine shutdown will trigger the IFA.
I'm guessig space.com is the right one.
The IFA Test does not seem totally realistic to me.
"programmed to shut down its engines" AFAIK most RUD events for rockets taking off are not normally preceded by a shutdown of the engines - don't they normally start with a "kaboom"? Even the CRS-7 event where there was an obvious issue before the kaboom (which was a self destruct I think) it looked like the engines were on all the way to the self destruct.
Surely for a realistic test the booster should be made to malfunction in a spectacular fashion to trigger the IFA.
The atmosphere on Mars is thick enough to stop small meteroids. Ones big enough to survive Mars reentry are presumably pretty rare, after all none of the Mars landers have been hit by meterites have they?
Mars atmosphere is actually deeper than Earths due to the lower gravity so that helps.
Yes the odds of being hit by a metorite must be higher on Mars but probably still negligible I would have thought.
If these collect the uranium by it simply sticking to them as they randomly move about would it not be simpler/more effective/economic to just coat some sort of surface or filter with the stuff the uranium sticks to and move the water rather making zillions of these robots which I presume would be dificult.
But isn't Starship and super heavy funded privately by SpaceX mostly from income earned with Falcon 9 not investors money *.
And SpaceX is owned by Elon - all lock, stock and (unfortunatley sometimes smoking) 2 barrels no other investors to please. I think it has to be that way, if it had shareholders then the priority has to be making a profit and Elon seems more interested in, as they say, " gettin his ass to mars" than any short term profit.
* I know there was presumably some money from that rich Japanese guy for the trip round the moon but thats pretty small compared to the total cost and technically it's just a payment for service to be rendered and I'd have thought he has some refund clause built in.
My step dad was left handed and got forced to write right hand at school (by the sadistic means mentied here I expect) and the surprising result : not only was that he was able to write well with both hands but could write mirror wrting with either hand just as well.
Generally he chose to write right handed because writing with the left hand can casue issues smudging what you are writing when your hand slides on the paper.
Sometimes he would write mirror writing just to confuse people!
Amanfrommars is clearly an alien and a bit of a fixture here, I used to think the same as you said.
Now I just go with it.
I tend to read the comments without seeing the poster name first and I judge how awake I am by how far I get through an amanfrommars post before checking the poster name. It's a bit worrying when they start to make sense!! :-)
My wife did that exact same thing (open doc from email and just clicked save) when in a internet cafe!
When asking "support" i.e. the clueless (or maybe just unhelpful) oik there for help finding it she got the brush off and had a row with them.
Eventually she calls me (still sobbing from the row). Obviously Explorer was locked down, I had to talk her though opening a document from email then using the Save As ("No don't click save.", "Oh?, I did", "OK, try again") to get a file dialog and using that as a cheat file explorer to copy the document she saved in temp to her USB.
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