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Comment: Re:One word: Cloud (Score 1) 224

The charges could put him in jail for 7 years. That's up to the judge to decide, the officers are not responsible for that. (I'll couple that with my opinion that mandatory minimum sentences is the legislature interfering with the judiciary and executive branches, and needs to go away)

Comment: Re:we want gameplay, not "imperfections in the ski (Score 1) 86

Also, DX12 = the fail. News flash: there are more platforms now than Windows. Locking yourself into that ecosystem is pretty 20th century.

No argument there, but progress needs to happen somewhere. We'll all benefit from it in the long run.

Comment: Re:Graceful degradation (Score 1) 233

by X0563511 (#49600155) Attached to: Long Uptime Makes Boeing 787 Lose Electrical Power

It is designed such that this would never be an issue. Why? Because you have to skip several critical maintenance periods to hit it. Imagine if you, somehow, kept your car engine running for two years. Ignoring the logistics of this, doing so means you cannot have changed your oil etc.

Now, if it was on the order of 11 hours, that would be more of a concern.

Comment: Re:This again? (Score 3, Informative) 432

by ClickOnThis (#49598719) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive

Conservation of linear momentum is a mathematical consequence of translational symmetry - in other words, momentum is conserved if the laws of physics are invariant in space. Similarly, angular momentum is conserved if the laws of physics are invariant by rotation.

And energy is conserved if the system is invariant over a translation in time.

Hooray for Emmy Noether.

Comment: Re:This again? (Score 5, Insightful) 432

by ClickOnThis (#49596151) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive

This might be another Cold Fusion moment. Or, it might be the start of something very interesting.

When an experiment contradicts a theory, there are two possibilities: (1) there's something wrong with the experiment; or (2) there's something wrong with the theory. If the correct answer is (1), then it's par for the course: mistakes happen, and the process of science corrects them eventually. But if the correct answer is (2) then it's cork-popping time, because you have discovered new science.

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