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Apparently there are more drone registrations than 'normal' aircraft. (Actually this represents more drone operators since the new FAA UAV registration registers the human, not the aircraft - unlike the traditional registry.)
And yet, somehow, we are creating objects (the A380, the off planet probes, the LHC, enormous buildings) larger and more complex than ever.
Something is working.
On Friday the 13th, no less.
Turns out that it does install an updated version of Flash. Now that is scareware.
Go back and read 'Red Mars'. Before he goes all political KSR describes a pretty rational plan to get to Mars. For that matter, so does Andy Weir in 'The Martian'. It just takes money. Lots and lots of money.
Something that NASA never manages to get. Kinda pointless coming up with detailed plans when you know you won't get funding for it. Might as well just make a movie....
Quality editorial review takes time.
Can't be too careful these days. New Management and all.
If you think molecular biology isn't 'nerdy' than there is little hope for you.
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Ever wonder why North Koreans all look alike?
He's got a better chance to get it off the ground than does NASA. He runs a dictatorship and is not beholden to the kleptocracy that is the US Congress.
Bet he gets there before NASA.
Everybody knows rockets are cylinders, not spheres (unless, of course, you are a rocket physicist).
Why does Trump get a privilege (in fact a right enshrined in the constitution) that I don't just because he's a candidate?
Why not trying millions of 2-meter tall mini-turbines? Sure, wind speed at ground level isn't great, but it exists, multiply by millions... And ruin the scenery less, easier to maintain? What happens when a giant turbine breaks?
You want to maintain millions of small, electrical things in the middle of the ocean? Either you are looking to start an off shore maintenance company or you're just bat shit insane.
Actually, it would be pretty easy to defend these things. Sonar installations surrounding the submerged parts, a radar on top. Torpedoes on the bottom, air to air on the top.
But, moving back to reality, this sort of thing doesn't seem to happen. There are hundreds of very expensive platforms scattered all around the world just chock full of things that don't do well with explosives (or, depending on your point of view, work just fine with them). We don't see too many terrorist attacks on oil platforms.
To difficult, to far away, not enough people to make a splash about. If the 'terrorists' were really serious, they would blow up a few security lines in a major airport. There is too much low hanging fruit to worry about off shore platforms.
HDMI is a horrid format; it was badly thought out and badly designed, and the failures of its design are so apparent that they could have been addressed and resolved with very little fuss. Why they weren't, exactly, is really anyone's guess, but the key has to be that the standard was not intended to provide a benefit to the consumer, but to such content providers as movie studios and the like. It would have been in the consumer's best interests to develop a standard that was robust and reliable over distance, that could be switched, amplified, and distributed economically, and that connects securely to devices; but the consumer's interests were, sadly, not really a priority for the developers of the HDMI standard.
The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge