Re: Perhaps someone can explain something to dumb old me.
@erst I've seen that video before and I think it is an excellently clear explanation of what that blurry photo is revealing.
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Well, since you asked:
1 MPc = 3 * 10^13 km
1 Yr = 31 *10^6 seconds
So take 73Km/s as H0
Then distance = Initial Separation/MPc * H0 * Secs in a Year * 1000
= 150*10^6/3*10^13 * 73 * 31*10^6 * 10^3
= 150/3 *73 * 31 *10^2
= 11.3 million Km
(unless I made a mistake rushing it while trying not to be noticed at work).
Agreed. I've lost track of the number of Remainer calling it the 'British Brexit Corporation' and the number of Leavers saying it is completely Remain-biased (I don't think they've come up with a 'clever' acronym).
I take the view that nothing is perfect (e.g. letting woo-woo practitioners 'balance' sound scientific evidence) but when two sides of an argument both consider one particular source to be biased against them I think that's reasonable marker that the source is:
a: trying to be balanced
b: not so far off balanced you need a compass to find your way back.
Agreed. I've always thought the critical step was checking that you had all the parts and laying them out in a rational manner. As long as you have enough room to work in after that it really is straight-forward - and I've got stuff that is well into it's third decade.
I did have some flat-pack furniture from a different supplier one time where the bolts and holes just didn't line up. It was clearly a manufacturing error. I got it replaced and the new one had the same problem so refund time. I've yet to experience that with Ikea.
Maybe it's the fact that the royal families of Europe inter-married so much that made it socially acceptable?
Well, if it's good enought for His Highness . . . . .
Equally perhaps the strongly anti-establishment views of the first settlers pushed them strongly the other way.
NOTE: I know absolutely nothing about this subject but I was provoked by your interesting question.
""Society must decide whether it will accept these lawless online spaces, whether American taxpayers should fund them, or whether we will instead demand that providers act to prioritize protecting children from online predators." ®"
Perhaps if various 'state actors' weren't poring over everybody's data 24/7 fewer people would feel the need to use TOR and it would be even easier to trace these traffic flows. Just saying.
I also declined to peruse the indictments and having read other commentards responses I'm glad I did. My total respect for those who not only have to view the indictments but also the evidence from which they arise.
"Most importantly, the report notes that there are fundamental differences in the current 3G and 4G networks that we use for our mobile phones (and broader mobile data delivery) and the upcoming 5G networks which promise far faster and more expansive opportunities.
Most importantly, 5G networks are reliant to a far greater degree on software and less on specialized hardware and software. This is a big plus - it means new features can be added easily and the underlying infrastructure won’t have to be overhauled or replaced to take advantage of them. But, at the same time of course, it means that 5G networks will be more open to attack."
Which 'most importantly' is the most important?
I tried to resist but I am weak. Sorry.
I think the point is that it is very likely nobody would spend money on this stuff if there weren't a big push for the purposes of'wasteful' things like space flight - but once created their uses overflow - unless you can justify your statement that "Historically, the cross over from space exploration to other situations has been surprisingly small".
It's not a matter of bias:
- a nationwide building and R&D process
- a worldwide tracking and communications effort
- a cold war environment in which you can be certain the Russians were also monitoring and would have happily spilt the beans
- rocks retrieved from the moon and analysed around the world
- mirrors planted on the moon that to this day allow range-finding
That's just a short list that appeared in my mind in less than 30 seconds. I'm sure there are plenty more I, and others, could produce with a couple of moments thought.
Are you also a member of the Flat Earth Society?
This is such a tired old trope; any discovery, any research CAN pay dividends for humanity. CAN, not necessarily will because of politics, greed, religious conflict, tribal jealousies and on and on. To do NOTHING until ALL of humanity's problems are solved is a sure way to solve NONE of them (sorry, channelled BB a bit there).
"Hey, why are you leaving Africa when there's still people here living in caves?"
"Columbus, get out of that boat! There are people living in squalor here"
"Orville, Wilbur stop tinkering with that contraption and sort out the plight of the native americans."
And you really should know better than to try and throw doubt on the moon landings on a site such as this!
From memory; accountants take no responsibility if they make a mistake.
(That's probably an over-simplification which an accountant can correct but I've got more than one acquaintance that had run-ins with HMRC and the accountants were able to back away with a sympathetic smile).
Stop blaming the EU for the British government brandishing no deal as a good thing.
No deal means, well, 'no deal'. So anything you want to continue to work needs to be agreed - a deal if you will - which the UK government doesn't want, thinks is a million to one shot, but probably will happen so be ready, you know, just in case . . . .
Not to mention the 'ghost' jobs that are just there to harvest CVs.
A few years ago when looking for a job I read a description that was word for word identical to one that a former colleague had written (it had first been advertised when I worked with him).
Thinking to short-circuit the whole agency thing I rang him direct to be told that, yes, that was his advert but, no, he wasn't recruiting.
That's as well as the jobs that you ring up and ask if they are still short-listing and after receiving a reply in the affirmative you send your CV in. 24 hours later when you ring to see if it was considered suitable you find that 'budgets have been modified', 'the business is restructuring' or some other bollocks.
Job adverts are very little indication of anything - except that recruitment agents are scum..
@eldakka all good points and fair but I think part of the issue was the way the contract was awarded. There appears to have been no public tendering process and companies that actually had experience running ferry services, e.g. the tunnel company, weren't invited - leading to the big payoff after they sued the government for violating competition rules. And then other ferry companies sued the government as well because their competitors were effectively being subsidised.
I think the ferry company having no ferries (the point you were addressing) was just an easy flag to stick on the TL:DR version so that everyone knew who to snicker at.
shutdown -h nowfor a second time: Mag editor fires parting shot at proprietary software
I can't help thinking that the penetration of the Raspberry Pi running Linux will start to swing the balance back.
For £30-odd quid anyone can have a computer they're not afraid to break. That they can afford to 'try' things on even if it breaks an I/O port or two.
Those people, and there will be plenty of young 'uns, will grow up, like the Speccy/Amiga/etc. generation, used to the idea of delving into their computers and it will all be on Linux. It will take a few years for the impact to become clear but I don't think Linux is going to become totally invisible.
I also suspect that the long-term impact of Steam making more and more games available on Linux will grow the market of people who want to play games but don't want a sealed, proprietary box and who therefore become increasingly familiar with Linux.
Or maybe I'm being hopelessly optimistic?
I've read both and, probably just due to my own leanings, preferred Seveneves. both good reads though full of interesting detail and obviously obsessively researched
However I feel a persistent disappointment with Stephenson's endings starting way back with 'Snow Crash'. Is it me?
Well, demographically speaking several hundred thousand affected by this clusterfuck weren't eligible on the date you mentioned.
Many who were eligible and did vote are now dead.
No doubt some who expected to see the easiest trade deal in history signed, sealed and ldelivered by now have become fatigued.
I could go on . . . a bit like May's government's Brexit process.
..that in the early days they had support from the government. however when the government then chose to withdraw they paced some sort of embargo on the technology that prevented the designers from getting other funding. It sounds like SOP for our bunch of privileged leather warmers.
Apparently the embargo timed our or was lifted a few years back. If I didn't create this in some fever dream.
I would really like to see this fly before I die.
It looks a bit more 'experimental' that I was expecting:
"In addition, Gateway’s location will take it far outside Earth’s protective magnetic field and will leave astronauts exposed to far more intense radiation than is experienced on the ISS. This will provide key opportunities to study the long-term impact of radiation on humans in deep space. “We will ultimately translate that experience toward human missions to Mars,” says William Gerstenmaier, an associate administrator at Nasa headquarters in Washington."
The full article I took that from is here:
I won't be volunteering.
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