Re: The science is easily understood
You mean Political spine... that form of life hasn't been seen since Truman fired MacArthur.
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Wait... you want the DOE to do... WORK!? Is there any particular century or decade you'd like those results in? The world is already AWASH in studies on liquid salt reactors: Why more seat cushion fodder?
Dust off the 1950's and 60's plans, update them and BUILD ONE!
In the immortal words of Monty Python: GET ON WITH IT!
By the time your planned outreach happens, it's to late.
One needs to capture hardware minded kids in grade/middle school (US - 5th through 7th grade). Waiting for collage, when the bright kids have already choose their path, is way too late.
By your method, you'll get the wandering kids that haven't made up their minds. Typically not the mental type one wants in hardware.
Because the job of the Supreme Court of the United States is to interpret, not re-interpret the U.S. Constitution. If one wants to change the interpretation, one needs to change the document.
It is not a hard concept... well, for most anyway. There is a miserable, yet determined minority, that this concept seems to escape.
There are two well defined, written in ink on nice parchment, methods for changing the Constitution: The U.S. Congress, with the backing of the states, can make amendments, or the states themselves can call a Constitutional Congress and avoid the Fed's all together.
It's there for anyone to read... well, for most anyway. There is a miserable, yet determined minority, that this text seems to escape.
This reminds me of a MASH episode where a bomb landed in the middle of the compound during the Army-Navy game. Trapper and Hawkeye were sent out to defuse the bomb while Colonel Blake read them the instructions to defuse it.
They got to the part about cutting the wires to the fuze which Blake dutifully called out and Trapper, I think, cut. The next instruction Blake calls called out begins with "But first..." and, as you may well guess, everyone's "Ohnosecond" face came full on!
Trapper and Hawkeye ran for it. The bomb exploded. It was a CIA propaganda bomb. Leaflets flew everywhere.
"People don't understand the VM subsystem, even when it's written in C,"...
Then you need new people.
RUST... just more bloatware for script kiddies.
From the tales of "Real Men Don't Use Pascal": If you can't do it in FORTRAN, do it in C. If you can't do it in C, do it in Assembler. If you can't do it in Assembler, do it in Binary. If you can't do it in Binary, it's not worth doing!
A better, and closer, location would be Ascension Island. One could build the components on the east/gulf coast of the US, ship and assemble them at a pad that's only seven degrees north of the equator. So the vehicle would get almost all of the earths spin for liftoff.
Given the rubbish level of comments in this discussion, this, so far is the one that concerns me. The headsets do indeed talk to each other so the individual soldier is emitting RF. The range is not published, and it can't be far, but even a 1/4 watt signal can travel a mile... which is way outside the typical close combat radius; soldier-on-soldier.
Triangulation is fast these days; just ask a count rocket, artillery and mortar system operator. The US in particular has systems that can detect, track, warn of and target a round before it gets halfway through its flight!
Picking up these systems will be child's play if they are not careful.
I'll take that bet!
A question was posed recently on Reddit concerning a clearly gay teacher and what should/would one do if they showed up in your child's class room.
I responded with a non-threatening, non-troll answer: Private school.
I was immediately banned for life and I couldn't care less.
They asked for an opinion, not a fact, and I gave it to them... funny how snowflakes go off.
Factually, if they had asked for a factual response, I'd have said: So what does a persons chosen gender have to do with their ability to teach? Are they a good teacher or an indoctrinator?
Who was know for this, I therefore kept all communications and generated email responses confirming information he relaid to me just so "I understood" what he was after.
So as inevitable, I was reassigned to another "priority task" that my boss said was to get 100% of my time and to "blow off" everyone else. The 100% task took about 10% of my time, as is typical with such things.
So when I was requested to look at another task, I had to decline per my boss. That didn't go over well and the issue escalated within an hour to the VP of Engineering. Needless to say, my boss threw me under the buss... the problem was, I was also latched onto his balls... pesky emails.
So when the inevitable meeting with the parties involved came to fruition, I had my stack of emails, quietly hidden from my boss in my lap, and the VP of engineering walk in, a decent guy. The inevitable "blame" fell on me, I reached down, garbed the folder and opened it. The blood rushing from my boss's face was classic and very satisfying to watch, as was the look of puzzlement on the face of the VP of engineering.
I handed the paper to the VP who asked the dreaded, to my boss, "What's this?"
I responded, "My confirmed instructions from <boss>."
The VP read the email trail, noting the confirmation from my boss with raised eyebrows and he said "Thank you <employee>, you can return to work, I'll deal with this."
I got out reasonably quickly.
Now this particular VP was old school, he didn't shout at people often as one had to work at it to get his dander up... work REALLY hard at it. Apparently, this wasn't the first time this particular manager had gotten caught out as the shouting started as soon as I closed the door.
I never saw my boss again.
"It turns out that the correct solution did not involve jumping the partition."
Well gosh network team, since you knew this move was happening, you should have had one of your folks stick around to help if there was an issue.
Since you didn't, and no one on your team bothered to communicate this mythical correct solution, I did what was necessary.
Deal with it. And now... coffee.
Quite honestly, I would have given no fucks.
Since you didn't read his comment, I'll reiterate:
1) The French TAX PAYERS paid for the reactors.
2) They new reactors were turned over to be run AT PROFIT so that new reactors could be built out of those profits.
3) Instead, the entity that owns them pocketed the cash and now wants the TAX PAYERS to buy it new ones again.
"Why no cameras to watch the deployment of the multi-billion dollar observatory?"
Simple: When was this device designed? It started in 1996. What was the state of space rated video cameras then? They were all built for space probes - there were no space rated cameras to get you the video you wanted at the time.
And there was no way anyone was going to delay the schedule (Spend money) again just to beam glamor shots.
All together now! I remove any and all MS apps from my phones as soon as I get them.
My workplace uses Teams and my boss has asked me to put Teams on my phone: I've said hell no! He's stopped asking.
If MS exploded tomorrow, all you would hear from me is a belly laugh like Dr. Cox when he totaled the janitors van.
And as typical, you left out the reason for that deployment as it was NOT a test. The satellite in question was a recently launched one that failed. While the satellite was no issue, its hydrazine was; most of it would survive reentry if the fuel tank failed to explode and there was a high probability of this. The satellite itself would reenter in late February or early March on its own so orbital debris would be minimal and short lived.
A single SM3 was used to destroy the satellite. The kinetic impact set off the hydrazine and dispersed the by-products; no more environmental threat.
The software used for this mission has never been loaded into other SM3s. Could it be, sure, but that would be a lengthy process and not worth the effort.
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