* Posts by grthinker

17 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Mar 2015

Getting metal hunks into orbit used to cost a bomb. Then SpaceX's Falcon 9 landed


Re: Shuttle vs Falcon comparison - politics not involved!

Nice comparison!


Re: Ballistics Heat shields and wings

Will the passengers like '0' Gs? How robust are the heat shields or ablatives on the leading edges. if those are reusable or long lasting, then you're just talking service life. In miles/gallon, might be a good deal.


Belief Isn't Necessarily Reality

Believing may make a person feel good, but only time will verify the idea.


We already know the engines can be re-used. They were tested before the launch, launched, and then relighted 3 times during the re-entry and landing phases. Now we're taling about 'service' life, or "time to overhaul", just like an aircraft engine. Consider also that after three launches, Spacex could have, on site at Cape Canaveral the basic launcher for the Falcon Heavy. All they will need is a new second stage, and a worthy payload.

Go Spacex!

India reveals plan to fix poverty by doing ANYTHING-as-a-service


Fighting is NOT optional!

Hey, the guy who does the work is GOING to get ahead. I don't know if the 'initiative' will work, but it's great they're giving it a try! We don't advance without failures.

Uber slapped with $7.3m fine for keeping quiet about driver accidents


Re: More and more Organized government crime?

It's a sad thought that we are reduced to having the government say "no more." And who controls that ALL KNOWING, ALL POWERFUL government?

When it's Uber then Uber won't have a problem with them anymore. THEN Uber will be a problem. Until then, Uber is just another 'outsider' trying to upset the status quo.

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras sues US for years of border security harassment


Face you accuser!

FOIA, that's the issue that I see. If the government can't come clean with its reasons for TSA surveillance, then I feel secure in feeling the surveillance is illegal harassment. The pap I've read above excusing the government from its abuses because of anything that Poitras did misses the point: The government is supposed to be a shining light on the hill of honesty.

Uber to drivers: You make a ton of dosh for us – but that doesn't make you employees


Re: @Big Ed - Call me a converted Fanboi: 'Someone' has a fact check problem!

If what you say about the Canadian regulations, or lack of, 'someone' should have spent some of his "work as hard as he can" time to check out what he has to do to be able to do the job! Do we just roll over and let the 'nanny state' do our thinking for us?


Re: Call me a converted Fanboi: Finally a comment that makes sense!

I've read almost all of the comments, and yours i is the first that offers, what appears to me, to be an honest assessment of the service that Uber offers, and the reasons why drivers and passengers would like it. Yeah, if you believe the 'Nanny State' should take care of you, than go ahead a trash organizations that give an individual the chance to profit by their own initiative.

French Uber bosses talk to Le Plod over 'illicit activity' allegations


You think?

Right Winger? Am I to assume then that you are a left winger? And is the truth suspended somewhere between these 'wings'?

GM's cheaper-than-Tesla 'leccy car tested at batt-powered data centre


Unmentioned option & Tesla will still have greater range...I think

The options for for older batteries seem to stop at using them for less energy intensive tasks. The best FINAL option, and the one best for Land Fills, is the complete RECYCLING of the battery.

As for the Volt's range in comparison to a Model 3. I would expect the Model 3 to use existing Tesla batteries which would give it about 250 mile range.

Samsung caught disabling Windows Update to run its own bloatware



The only thing that keeps me using Microsoft is Quicken. Nearly as I can tell, they don't offer a cloud product that will record my past user history. When I can get rid of Windows, I will!

Raising a stink in court: Innocent poo banditry warehousers win $2.2m



So, did the DNA sample finger the perp? That's what I want to know.

Hyperloop tube trains, killer AI, and virtual skydiving: Yes, it's the Pioneers Festival


Darn those numbers!

The Hyperloop is too transport what-ever at slightly SUBSONIC speeds about half what the blurb says. Well, if they couldn't even get that right, I should trust the rest?

World loses John Nash, the 'Beautiful Mind'


Re: John Nash, Ladia Diana, when will it end.

LOL, and you don't need to be a genius to understand the idea. Yeah, I 'm skipping the long words!

This ISN'T Net Neutrality. This is Net Google. This is Net Netflix – the FCC's new masters


Back to : "Follow the money!"

It will be interesting to see if the 'consumer' can keep taxes our to the internet! to me, it would be akin to taxing breathing, but we know that if the government could, it WOULD tax breathing.


Re: relevant songs

It's when there is no more "fighting in the streets...", which really means all dissent has been stifled, that we are truly lost. The ideal is to keep the fighting, but without bloodshed. New bosses? Is that really a problem? All things are born, live, grow weary and die. Why not bosses?