Great, let them FO, maybe that will stop all those beautiful (?) Russian girls lusting after my body !!
14 posts • joined 4 Oct 2013
Used it from day one and still using it, brilliant. Switched to it from using Visicalc and a 3D version of Lotus 123.
It was and is brilliant in so many ways, as a spreadsheet, it was never intended as a DB or any of the other things some people seem to have been using it for.
Remember; 'If the only tool you have in your toolbox is a hammer, all problems look like nails'
Brilliant engineering - Well done
To see some of the other comments you would think this stuff was old hat!. This is good engineering and a great technical achievement. Well done the engineers, technicians and designers and all the crew and thanks to the funding team they have achieved their dream.
Like most developing technologies, what it ultimately gets used for is to be seen!
Re: Nothing will make airships viable.
'a cruise ship shouldn't be viable - after all there are cheaper and faster ways to travel !'
Airships slow/low capability makes them ideal for cruise ships, they could take people to see sights they would not otherwise get to, such as vast desert, coastal cliffs, rainforest canopy etc. and all without them tramping all over it to it's detriment
Actually there is not much trending either way in the graph presented, the slight variance show could be explained by seasonal or geographical factors.
I am sure the university has much more detailed data to base their analysis on but the given information does not lend itself to the sort of wild speculation your headline suggests.