They cruise and come back down 2000 miles away. That's not what SS2 is designed to do. Antares and Falcon are utilitarian. SS2 is designed to be a thrill ride.
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To be fair, theres a world of difference between a rocket that launches crew and one that doesn't. Crew-rating costs are out now, which saves a ton of money. It's also not going to be as capable, with 44 klb of payload to LEO rather than 56. So while it will probably be a good launch vehicle, that doesn't mean it was good for Constellation.
Color adds information. In its current state, 3D doesn't. Anyone who plays first-person videogames understands that you can feel pretty damned immersed into the virtual environment just by experiencing it through a 2D screen.
When we have holographic TV, and I can walk around to the other side of the projection table to watch a football game from another angle...THAT will be worth upgrading to.
I use Sphinx for all of my Python development and am really happy with it. Autogeneration forces me to write reasonable docstrings into my code, and I'm pretty pleased with the HTML output.
I still think I'd prefer LaTex for large scale, intended-for-print documents, though.
I'm under the impression that the Droid X is intended for the business market, to try to take a bite out of RIM's market share. This sounds like an attempt to make the phone more "secure" by preventing people from getting at the data by rooting the phone. Not that it's necessarily the best way, but thats just my 2 cents.
Why not both? 110% power!
Perl is awesome when it comes to parsing ascii but I think Python has an inherent edge in its readability.
So water is a necessary, but not sufficient condition for life (as far as we know). This really isn't new knowledge. We still want to look for water. We just have to pair that with other necessary conditions to increase our odds. Of course, we probably only have a small subset of necessary conditions for life here on Earth, so we don't entirely know what to be looking for.