Google got a lot of their libs from Apache, and Apache had lots of contributions from other commercial entities (IBM, Intel, BEA, etc.). They built on top of an existing Apache licensed codebase for their Apache licensed virtual machine runtime which is the explicit benefit of using free software. Oracle is trolling the Java community because either Larry needs a new yacht, or they're just compulsive douchebags.
The alternative to using the term "PC" to describe IBM PCs and their descendants is to use some horribly convoluted terminology, along the lines of "Oh no, this isn't a Mac, this is a computer that implements standards comprising a descendant of the IBM PC architecture..
IBM PC compatible or IBM PC clone is what your looking for.
With Mali, Adreno, and Vivante there are viable or near viable options for open drivers. Despite having good development platforms (BeagleBone, Intel Atom boards) and a lot more lead time, OSS drivers for PowerVR are way behind. This lends credence to Wladimir from the Etnaviv (Vivante driver) project calling PowerVR's architecture a "tower of shit".
With PowerVR G6430 graphics
The worst of the worst for driver quality and developer access. Nothing's really changed from the GMA500 days.
Impulse is provided by soft X-ray ablation. X-ray production and dispersal can be tuned by:
X-ray window on the radiation case
The majority of the radiation case is lined with standard X-ray reflector material. An area of the radiation case is more X-ray transparent, giving some directionality to X-ray radiation previous to explosive dissassembly of the device.
X-ray lasing medium
Lasing rods are installed on the device to selectively produce X-ray photons when energized by a nuclear detonation, again previous to explosive dissassembly. See Project Excalibur.
Only works if the asteroid cooperates by not tumbling.
It is indisputably the best way we have to pursue the facts.
Truth is metaphysical.
Orion probably needs a more powerful LAS because of the debris risk for the chutes if they ever have to zipper the SRBs. Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy won't rain chunks of rocket fuel for 10 minutes if they have to use the flight termination system.
The magnetosphere deflects solar wind. It is not powerful enough to deflect cosmic radiation. Cosmic radiation in LEO is 1/2 of interplanetary radiation because of occlusion of the galactic disc by the planet itself.
If you read any of john leers stuff or any of the other "secret space program" people some of it actually sounds sort of credible considering the amount of missing cash (in the trillions) given to supposed black budgets.....
Also the abrupt closing of the vandenberg USAF shuttle launch site seemed to suggest they had some other alternate means of getting up there. The rabbit hole goes pretty deep on this stuff though (and so does the tin foil hatage).....
They made something else for getting up there. It was called Titan IV.
I'm personally against any missile defense program that doesn't operate by overwhelming international agreement. Russia should have been brought on board as a partner, as everyone else should have. If I recall correctly, they offered the use the Qabala radar in Azerbaijan. Having said that, the performance capabilities of the intercepters deployed in eastern Europe preclude interception of strategic weapons. If Russia's complaint is that they can't target Poland with IRBMs anymore, I don't have a lot of sympathy for their position. Being on the stick end of nuclear blackmail is the worst form of bullying. They know it from experience.
That's the fundamental problem here. Proprietary meddling by great powers has always ended up stomping on the small players whether it be in Central and South America, the Middle East, or Eastern Europe. This sets those weaker countries on the path of looking for a means of answering back. The legacy of these heavy handed policies pushed Poland, the Czech Republic, and the Balkan states into NATO's arms, just as similarly insidious policy from the US has created strong (sometimes violent) sentiment in various parts of the world.
The ideal for long term stability and security is to see all nations in the world equally held to account for the damage they do by their choices on the international stage.
You gain 100% flexibility in orbital plain. No launch restrictions because your launch point is completely flexible. This is a common feature with SeaLaunch. It would actually be very cool if SpaceX used a similar mobile launch platform for Falcon 9 as an additional facility. Certainly, reliability would likely be much better than Zenit.
Somebody with presidential ambitions would be good to become educated
Mary Boas' Mathematical Physics book is pretty good, and the second edition was in publication forever.
Why not have this without the other baggage?