Maybe he's not very good but with a superior kit, he can achieve 9th.
If you watch the jump carefully you'll notice that he takes off (launches) from the prosthetic leg. I wouldn't be complaining too much if he took off from his real leg.
Look at the kangaroo, a kangaroo has a very long Achilles tendon. This allows them to be very efficient in jumping buy storing up so much energy when it stretches out like a rubber band enabling them to jump very far with very little effort. Humans on the other hand, have very short achilles tendons and therefore do not have this mechanical advantage.
When landing, the impact force and weight of the this guy is absorbed by active elastic stretch of the prosthetic. When he jumps, the weight is accelerated by a recoil force due to elastic recoil of the the prosthetic. This recoil force is much greater than that of what our our achilles tendon plus the active contraction of our calf muscle can do.
This guy has the equivilant of a 15inch long achilles tendon. As if you look at the video when he actually makes the jump, you'll see the prosthetic "foot" is bent 90 degrees from it's normal angle. The human achilles tendon is a) not 15in long and b) doesn't bend 90 degrees.
As a side note, I would assume there is no "fatigue" or decrease in "springiness" of the prosthetic between his first, second and third jumps. He could always show up to an event with a brand new prosthetic.
In the old days (1980s), my laptop would go weeks without a battery charge.
I guess if you didn't turn it on, and I'm calling BS.
As someone that worked on the Original Thinkpads (IBM 755cx and the 701C (butterfly), I guarantee you that no laptop in the 1980s could run for weeks without a charge, unless you claimed systems that were more calculator than laptop (intel 386/486 type CPU).
Note that the 755CX sold for about $6000 back then.
Two things stand out:
How do you fit it into your front pocket? Maybe if you were overalls it'll fit into that massive chest pocket, but for regular jeans/slacks/pants, I doubt it.
Sharp corners... if it already barely fits in your pocket sharp corners are going to make it even harder to get out.
Every few years we come across one of these articles where some teen claims an amazing breakthrough
17yr old nuclear bomb detector Note that he claims he built a nuclear reactor when he was 14..
Can I get an article if I write a blog when I discuss some unsubstantiated claims that my golden retriever has found a way to increase the aerial density of a HD by 100x based upon chew marks in a shank bone?
Unfortunately thanks to Netflix and Amazon, I'm barely staying within my usage cap with Comcast as it is.
What the hell are you downloading? Raw uncompressed blu-ray images? According to Netflix's usage page, the highest quality streams use HD: 3 GB per hour, 3D: 4.7 GB per hour, Ultra HD 4K: 7 GB per hour.
For a HD stream, it would take you over 80 hours to reach 250GB. 40, 2hr HD movies. Wow. Just Wow. The average American watches 2.8hrs of TV per day. If you download 100% of only HD content from Amazon/Netflix every month you'll be about at the 80+hrs / month of usage. Still a lot of downloading, given that you can't watch live events (sports/news broadcasts). Btw, even the World Cup isn't broadcast in 1080p like on broadcast/cable TV.
The current caps are from 250GB to 350GB depending on your service area. In fact, if you look at your data usage, you'll notice that they've suspended the 250GB cap enforcement.
You do realize that you fall into the
Remember no business caters to the
Surely a 150Mbdown 20Mb up with no caps for $250/month is enough for you and your entire family to watch HDs every minute of every day until your eyeballs rot. Just think, with 150Mb/s down you could consume about 65GB/hr, or 20 HD movies per hour 24hrs per day, 7 days per week...
Right tool for the right job. Obviously you want Commercial Services at Residential Pricing and you don't meet the requirements of the typical Residential user, so switch to Commercial Services and be happy.
The new STB which replaces the big grey monstrosity cannot be turned off via the remote control. You can only turn it off by pushing the button on the front.
From what I understand the new X1 box is just a micro PC with a PCcard in it.
So with the two riders so close to each other, if you hit a bump or have to stop suddenly, the rear rider's head may hit the back of the front rider's helmet.
If you're in the back, you might want to wear a mouth guard...
Uh, people generally get their lives improved by being provided with food, shelter in general, and means to make a living.
But I guess internet access is more important.
Ever heard of Rolling Blackouts? Back in 2003 in California, many parts of California suffered these. However, I live close to a hospital and for hospitals and other specific facilities power could not be shut off.
Because I haven't figured out what platform to migrate my mother to.
Damn I hated working with [SGI] UNIX. You couldn't wipe your ass without them wanting to charge you for it.
Guess you never worked with Banyan Vines... you couldn't do anything without a hardware dongle attached to the parallel port on the back. If you wanted to enable multiple features, you daisy chained multiple dongles off each other. I recall seeing servers with 5-6 dongles hanging off the same parallel port like some sort of unicorn horn.
Don't feed the trolls.
Don't feed the trolls.
I used AWS for a few projects for my research. I would upload a data set to AWS run the MapReduce jobs and then analyze the output in AWS. Once complete, I'd download the results and shutdown the whole environment. I could programatically spin up the whole environment in about an hour or so.
Whole thing cost me about $350.
Now if this device could tell me what my wife is saying....