I think this calls for a:
"Maths. Fuck yeah."
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You raise a good point. I wonder what that meeting went like, because NASA probably included that in the risk assessment - does any impact within the scope of the probe's thrust and mass knock the asteroid into a threatening orbit.
Oh, who am I kidding? Aside from the cool as hell maths involved, it was a boring meeting.
No, it's not a horrible thing to write, but if there were a standard CSV i/o module for C, Java et al, then everybody could use the same one and know what the quirks and bugs of that particular implementation were rather than everybody having their own module with their own quirks and bugs.
Yes, your code has quirks and bugs. All code has quirks and bugs. It would be better if everybody had the same quirky and buggy code.
"Gamers prioritize framerate over resolution"
Let's just put that on the shelf next to all the other no shit soundbites that marketing companies put out.
Resolution (past a certain point) is a nice to have, because a well designed game will look good at any resolution. Framerate is essential because any game will feel crap below <insert personal threshold here>
Maybe I should have used the joke icon, I mean come on, the suggestion is obviously terrible.
And yes, I have fired a gun - an L85 Rifle at a target range on an RAF base. My aim was indeed garbage but I was thinking about going to uni to sign up as an engineer so that wasn't my biggest concern.
I think it's a Unicomp Model M - https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UB40P46
The modifier keys are different, but essentially these guys bought the tooling and rights to make Model Ms when Lexmark stopped making them.
Have no experience on an original Model M, but an happy with my newish one.
I have usually had the luxury of working with people intelligent enough to know that they muck around in the spreadsheet at their own peril. Upon finishing a masterpiece, I always find that sitting down and talking them through the most important parts helps - either they understand what's going on and can take the sheet and run with it or they understand that they don't get it and leave it alone.
For analysing a chunk of data (and as long as it fits in Excel), you can get something out of Excel faster. Then you can display it faster.
If the data doesn't fit in Excel or is already in a Database, then R or Python may well be better.
Also, real Excel wizards use formulae for everything. Resorting to VBA is an act of surrender.
It's not entirely stupid - instead of thinking of the ad as an advert, think of it as a dynamic link on the homepage to what is reasonably likely to be the most important part of the site for a specific user. Contrary to what you might think, most display campaigns and display providers are chosen due to the strength of their results for the money spent so a place with good targeting is likely to get chosen over a place with weak targeting. This leads to all the display companies trying to make their targeting as swish as possible.
Using that in the same way as a paid for site search function isn't a bad idea...
Honestly the thing that bugged me the most was the lack of Daemons for anybody that wasn't important to the story. Oxford University should have looked like a menagerie in the corridors [more than usual, at least - Gen. Melchett] but just wasn't...
Hence the goal to make launches as cheap, reliable and mundane as possible - widening the net for people who want to put satellites in orbit to improve profits. Also the purpose of starlink (I think that's that it's called) for the satellite internet business.
Beyond that, if Musk can get his hands on either lunar or asteroid mining or becomes the defacto route to space for space mining hardware, then he has a license to print money, especially if he's able to pull off manned outposts on/orbiting the moon - Oxygen seems to be in ready supply within the regolith if you can extract it so there are possibilities for LOX refuelling at a minimum to reduce the mass getting lifted from Earth's gravity well and therefore potential for improving payload capacity on upper stages.
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