and Nadella has been replaced
Any sources for this? According to Wikipedia, he still is the current CEO of Microsoft.
SpaceShip One touched space and all elements were recovered and flew to space again.
BO's demonstration is more publicity than practical rocketry. It doesn't look like the aerodynamic elements of BO's current rocket are suitable for recovery after orbital injection, just after a straight up-down space tourism flight with no potential for orbit, just like SpaceShip One (and Two). They can't put an object in space and have it stay in orbit. They can just take dudes up for a short and expensive view and a little time in zero gee.
It's going to be real history when SpaceX recovers the first stage after an orbital injection, in that it will completely change the economics of getting to space and staying there.
You'd need a popular product to pull off obtaining second-clientage from governments, and you'd need not to reveal that your device had legal intercept.
This is just a poorly-directed company continuing to shoot itself in the foot. It's not made its product desirable for government, or for anyone else.
OK, call me a Philistine (deliberate racial epithet to make a point) but I consider The Hobbit and LoTR to be a piece.
That's interesting because I had never paid attention to it before.
I think it's because the meme is so deeply ingrained within the conventional devices of literature in our society that we take it for context. It's there, it has an effect, you don't notice.
The Hobbit books are to a great extent about race war. The races are alien and fictional, but they are races, and the identification of good or bad is on racial boundaries. This isn't all that unusual in the fantasy genre, or even some sci-fi.
Lots of people love those books. And there's lots of good in them. To me, the race stuff stuck out.
Now that we xenophobically blocked Syrian refugees, now the Governors have announced they will keep Amierica safe by banning cell phones. "The terrorists used cell phones and this new technology they learned from Snowden (aka Moldemort) called SMS. We must not be threatened by this illegal usage of dangerous technology." Rumor has it they're going after books next and plan big book burnings and witch drownings. "I know at least one of those ISIS phuckers read a Harry Potter book," Texas governor was overheard saying.
For the people asking why intel communities aren't shutting them down: They're intel sources. Why would you shut down accounts when they tell you TTPs, SOPs, areas of influence, capabilities, locations (eg. idiot Twitters a pic of the ISIS HQ, which is then bombed within 24 hours), etc. Besides, no manning for this as there's no DoD or IC requirements to "shut down propaganda accounts."
Because in Europe, they'll pull you over for not passing, while cruising in the left lane. I drove a rental around Belgium and Germany, and was warned by quite a few people to stay out of the left two lanes (assuming 3+ lane) I've watched CHP (California Highway Patrol) roll up on a left lane squatter, cruise for about 1-2 miles behind, and then pass on the right. Which, technically, I think passing on the right is also illegal to go along with the impeding. The only place I've seen here enforce is CHP up north, around Monterey, where retirees in motorhome back up 4+ cars going up hills.
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