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Comment: Re:Photograph is fake, wires missing (Score 4, Informative) 109

by OzPeter (#49741169) Attached to: Hydrogen-Powered Drone Can Fly For 4 Hours at a Time

That's got propellers, and its go tubes, but no wires so its not a drone, its crude mockup.

It might even be just a rendering of pipes and propellers even, certainly not an engineering rendering.

I assume they'll try to crowd fund it without a working prototype?

From this link Hycopter Runs Off Fuel Cells it has a wonderful little bit of design data:

The intelligent design involved in the Hycopter would allow it to stash 120 grams (4.2 oz) of hydrogen gas at 350 bar (5,076 psi) in its current structural tubing, and this means that there would be no need for any kind of separate canister.

5000psi?!?!??! Seriously?!?!? (and there is a religious joke in there as well) I'm not buying that until I see the damn thing fly. Oh and BTW

The refillable tubes will eventually be made from polymer-lined 5 mm-thick carbon fiber tubing as opposed to clear acrylic that is part of the pictured display model. It is touted that that amount of hydrogen ought to be able to deliver a similar amount of energy as 3 kg (6.6 lb) of lithium batteries.

Comment: Re:Okay, what is it? (Score 5, Insightful) 88

by OzPeter (#49727195) Attached to: Yubikey Neo Teardown and Durability Review

Try Google.

I have one on my keyring. I know exactly what it is, and what it is used for.

In other words you have prior information that makes sense out of the word salad that passes for summaries these days.

The rest of use just look at the summary and go WTF?!?!?!?

And yes, I have heard of that Google thing, but one of the prime tenets of good communication is to not make your audience go elsewhere for fundamental information. Because sooner or later they will be going to other sources for all of their information and will be by-passing you completely.

Comment: Re:Neglected the Rule of Cool (Score 4, Informative) 90

by OzPeter (#49706399) Attached to: On the Taxonomy of Sci-Fi Spaceships

The only SciFi franchise I'm familiar with that has sensibly designed ships is the Honor Harrington series by David Weber.

That is because Honor Harrington IS 17th to 19th century naval warfare dressed up as sci-fi. You can also see exactly the same thing going on in his Safehold series, where he is basically retelling the history of warfare as a backdrop to the story.

Comment: Re:Ungreatful Cunt (Score 1) 214

by OzPeter (#49692541) Attached to: Harry Shearer Walks Away From "The Simpsons," and $14 Million

I would do a lot harder work than just fucking voice-over for $14M for just two years.

It really pisses me off when I hear about people who turn down so much for doing so fucking little

So you are saying that rather than being able to make a choice, he should of been forced to dance like a monkey for you or other peoples benefit?

Comment: Re:Navy? Warships? (Score 0) 101

by OzPeter (#49675173) Attached to: New Magnesium-Alloy Foam From NYU's Nikhil Gupta Floats On Water

I guess many /.ers like yourself only care about the hyped property,

Slow down skippy, you'r projecting there.

but I want to know what the other properties of this material are and I assume many others do to. Why write an article and leave out so much potentially interesting information? Laziness, lack of thoroughness?

While the first FA looked like a frat boy wannabe reporter, the second FA was a link to the published paper about the material properties of this foam. And if that isn't enough of you then there is always google - or a materials science degree at a reputable school.

Comment: Re:Navy? Warships? (Score 4, Insightful) 101

by OzPeter (#49674713) Attached to: New Magnesium-Alloy Foam From NYU's Nikhil Gupta Floats On Water

ANd what are its other durability properties, like brittleness/flexibility/fracture toughness? . Ability to withstand piercing? Just because it can withstand tensile or compressive stress doesn't make it a good solution for ships.

Given that TFA says that the Navy is using this foam for the deck of the USS Zumwalt, I'm betting that they have already thought up and answered more questions that the average slashdotter could have envisaged - and that they are happy with all of the answers.

Comment: Secret ICBM base (Score 4, Funny) 57

by OzPeter (#49672163) Attached to: Construction At SpaceX's New Spaceport About To Begin

This is not a spaceport.

It is actually a secret ICBM (Intra Continental Ballistic Missile) base that is being built to defend Texas* from the likes of the Jade Helm 15 plans**.

* Although if Texas has Chuck Norris, why would they need a secret ICBM base for defense?

** Jade Helm 15*** being the plans that were dictated to the chief KIO (Kenyan-In-Office), by the UN in order to suppress opposition when the veil is finally lifted off the global climate change deception. And I am pretty sure that the Illuminati dictated those plans to the UN.)

*** 15 in base 23**** is 28 in decimal and Texas was the 28th state - so Iowa better watch out for Jade Helm 16!

**** 2+3=5 and there are 5 permanent members in the UN security council.

Comment: Re:Missing Option (Score 2, Informative) 164

by OzPeter (#49669885) Attached to: I spent Mother's Day this year ...

This poll scared the shit out of me making me think Mother's day was today or very recently and I'd forgotten. Screw you /.

Uuhhh? As far as I know in the US it was yesterday.

Which shows that you don't realize that mothers day is celebrated on different dates in different countries. (and screw any ideas that /. is not internationally read)

Mothers day dates by country

Comment: Re:Wasn't there an Apache helicopter simulator... (Score 2) 83

by OzPeter (#49666103) Attached to: The World's Most Dangerous Driving Simulator

I'm not sure why a simulator would ever want to bash people that hard. You'd think it'd be almost more jarring to have the simulation just stop completely -- lights go on, screen dark.

Sometimes the bashing part IS the reason for the simulation HUET Train to Survive (although in this case there is no actually bashing .. but you get the idea)

The world is no nursery. - Sigmund Freud