I am pretty sure the seismic gear was shut down remotely to save money on the ground.
That was 19 km/h on the first Apollo 17 EVA, down a fairly steep hill, though John Young was sceptical, probably because he was the record holder at the time.
Hitting on the coffee machine, maybe.
Yeah he sounds a bit like Ben Zygier to be honest.
My wife's VW Jetta had constant problems with the DSG transmission as long as the car was in warrantee. Every time we took it in the dealer would say something like they put the wrong firmware version in and it destroyed the clutch but here is a new software load lets see how it goes. It went on for years with VW funding all this work which the dealer was creating.
Its no wonder that Tesla don't want to have to deal with the fuckers.
More exciting crashes, as well.
US meters must be different from rest-of-the-world meters.
It seems to have a pole a the front of the para-sail which keeps it (at least) vertical. Otherwise it would get tangled in the fan.
Code turns to crap with indenting screwed up and code which nobody knows the purpose of. Nobody wants to fool with it because of the risk.
Also Cantonese seems to use a word like diem to refer to time.
Destroy the economy of your biggest customer. Thats a great way to stay in business.
So my time is taken up 100% doing tech support for my wife. She runs businesses from home so a lot of it is helping her with spreadsheets, administering mailing lists, building web apps, that sort of thing.
I managed the installation system for an air traffic control system and we could re-image UNIX on 200 machines and get everything: OS plus applications plus data working in 60 minutes.
needs good heat shields
Thats well understood and quite simple these days. Remember the Galileo entry probe? It hit the atmosphere of Jupiter at 50 km/s.
Its not the energy cost so much as it is the amount of hardware you have to throw away or recondition between flights.