It's questionable whether typing stuff, even just a few letters, should always be considered faster and/or more productive than using a mouse.
And then there's the simple fact that it frequently DOESN'T WORK. I frequently - as an administrator - use command prompts. So I press the Start button and type "cmd". Maybe three times out of ten on various systems owned by my customers, if I do this too quickly, Win7 simply gives up. It displays nothing. It looks like it's maybe thinking about it, but meanwhile I'm waiting. And waiting. And it doesn't work. So I hit backspace to go back to "cm". That usually doesn't help. So I add the "d" again and usually I get the search to find CMD.
GP was lazy for not reading the article carefully. However, it seems strange that no one has ever suggested that the Progress supply vehicle or Soyuz life boat on the ISS could are additional variables in the scenario and have been used as a ferry to meet the shuttle half way. Is anyone knowledgeable enough to work out the feasibility?
Just a guess, but if Columbia itself had less than 4% of the delta-V required to match orbits, I'd think another ship with about 4% of the delta-V required nets you nowhere anywhere even remotely near "meet half way". Worse, once you've met half way, what's your next move? You've burned at least ten times as much fuel as you actually have just to get there. You've got (up to) twice the crew chewing up consumables in an orbit that's nowhere near anything else.
If that is even half true, that's just tyrannical. Think about it. That means even a church in Finland doing disaster relief cannot call together a congregational meeting and ask for funds without getting a "by your leave, sire" from a bunch of police bureaucrats.
I don't think so. Regulated fund-raising might not be such a bad thing. Certainly it'd reduce fraud if folks had to demonstrate a legitimate need accountability structure.
On an unrelated note, since I don't live in Finland I was wondering if you'd like to donate to my cause? It's called:
Prevent Children From Getting Sick, Ever BBMAH*
Insert a bunch of statistics here about how kids get sick all the time, from all sorts of preventable causes. Seriously, a big wall of text going on and on about the needless suffering of children throughout the world. Add a bunch of pictures of kids with sores on them, maybe flies crawling around. Basically National Geographic meets Apocalypse Now.
*By Buying Me A House
This isn't that. This is the digital equivalent of "the box now has toxic printing on it, and the detergent inside has each granule conveniently packaged in concrete. But we provide you a small hammer."
Look, this is unpleasant to look at in at least four ways. The horizontal layout wastes a massive amount of screen space. The vertical layout wastes a massive amount of screen space. The background colour together with the default font reduce readability. And despite all of this, less information is shown at any given time.
Would you like us to disable UAC, DEP, and our antivirus software in order to use this too? Do we need root/administrator rights to view your site? Perhaps we need the latest beta of
My point is that this is a huge step backwards in usability. The point behind Chrome, Firefox, and IE reducing the amount of UX is to make it possible to display more content. Don't take the increased screen space created by making the status bar, menu bar, URL bar, title bar, tabs, buttons, and in fact UI of the browser and then show me reduced content.
You. Are. Doing. It. Wrong.
I. WILL. Leave.
Am I in some way unclear here? I'm not threatening. I'm calmly explaining. The content value of this site is not so high that I will tolerate this reduction in functionality. I know, I know. You've got some assclown marketing guy who tells you that we'll all just... give it one try, because we can't go without our fix. And we'll get used to it.
I'm informing you that I won't. On principle. Because if you're willing to say "fuck you" this loudly to me, I'm willing to say the same right back.
Never, ever pirate anything. It spurs their belief that people really want their product, but just aren't willing to pay for it. Instead, avoid the product altogether and encourage others to avoid it.
You're missing that people do want their product. Avoiding the product altogether sends a false message that the product isn't wanted. What we don't want is the packaging.
The closest equivalent to buying a physical product and throwing its packaging away is buying a DRM product and pirating the content. Once I've paid for the content, it's mine morally, ethically, and logically. It's just the law that needs work.
Throw away the packaging and tell the manufacturer why.
well it comforting to know that the same government that managed this program is now moving on to something as *truly* important as our and our childrens healthcare.
1} Healthcare is truly important while this TSA nonsense isn't. So yeah, that'd be good.
2} Just because one project authorized by a group is done improperly doesn't mean that all - or even any - other project will be done improperly.
Indeed. Humans are the best long distance runners on the planet, and we evolved that way so that we could chase our prey until they died of exhaustion.
I thought we evolved that way so that Reebok could sell us new shoes. Huh.
"One: modern lights are HID, not LED. Totally different technology."
Try again. Many newer cars are LED by OEM. I design LED lighting, so I'd be in the perfect position to know this.
We're not talking about the accent lighting. We're talking about primary lighting, where LED is very, very rare as it's only the last 24 months or so that LED clusters with high enough output have started to come to market. Incidentally, I am your boss, so I'm in a super-perfect position to know this.
"Two: what are you driving? I've got a... car. With the cut-offs in my HID projectors, 100% of my light emission is at or below the bumper level of a car in front of me."
Totally against DOT regulations, you're using illegal headlamps, idiot.
Personal? You want to get personal? I wouldn't do that. Because that'd be the bit where I drop the simple fact that I'm running a 100% OEM factory install from one of the Big Three. My totally-against DOT regulations lights? Standard for a vehicle chassis that is pumped out in quantities of 100k a year. Of course, the HID option has only been available for the last seven model years, but the point remains. Your alleged expertise in the matter has just been made questionable to the point of oblivion.
"What, what? Making stuff up are we? HIDs are available at a very, very wide color temperature range. Mine for instance are a nice 4300K; a nice crisp white light."
4300K has more blue than STANDARD 3,000K. Try again.
By definition yes, 4300K has more blue than 3000K, which is very yellow. In any practical measurement, it isn't until you exceed 5000K that blue creeps into the visible spectrum. Headlights between 4300K and 4500K are considered white. 3000K isn't normal for this application. But given you're a lighting engineer for God or something, I'm guessing that you can't handle every color temperature chart and sample on the planet disagreeing with you.
"Again, your mirrors are evidently below typical bumper level. Weird. You might want to fix that."
Ignorant of how physics, light, and mirrors work, I see.
Yeah, I've always had trouble with the idea that things above lines where light is not permitted to travel somehow reflect blinding light at someone. It's a failing, to be sure. Dude, we're not talking about passive reflected scatter photons bouncing off pavement. We're talking about shooting people in the face with headlights. Do yourself a favor and Google a few dozen images of "HID cut off" and take a gander at how the only area where anything is thrown more than about 2ft above the ground is the extreme right edge, if even there. It may save your job.
"It's not an issue with OEM installs."
Which is why Ford and Toyota are asking me (and several other companies) about LED designs and fixtures and remedies for the problems they're having.
Please shut your mouth. I design this equipment.
If you do have a job in automotive lighting, you shouldn't.
"First OEM cars DONT BLIND PEOPLE."
Yea? You tell that to the idiots with new LED OEM headlights in their cars, and vehicles that are taller than mine.
One: modern lights are HID, not LED. Totally different technology.
Two: what are you driving? I've got a... car. With the cut-offs in my HID projectors, 100% of my light emission is at or below the bumper level of a car in front of me. Even were I in an SUV, I'd be getting your trunk deck. Excluding anyone driving a monster truck, proper HID projectors aren't causing your problem. Unless you're driving a skateboard. Laying down.
Oh, you want to know why your HID kit isn't available in the USA? It FAILS DOT SAFETY REGULATIONS BECAUSE OF THE SEVERE AMOUNT OF BLUE LIGHT EMITTED. Blue light destroys night vision AND causes/irritates macular degeneration.
What, what? Making stuff up are we? HIDs are available at a very, very wide color temperature range. Mine for instance are a nice 4300K; a nice crisp white light. Not as yellow as typical but no blue tinting like an 8000K bulb or purple like a 12000K kit. OEMs actually use bulbs in the vicinity of 4500K for that precise reason.
Oh, and your shutters don't help when you're riding my ass (like most any moron on the road,) your light gets in my vehicle and mirrors just fine.
Again, your mirrors are evidently below typical bumper level. Weird. You might want to fix that.
As has been stated - repeatedly - the problem you have is with people who are not using proper projectors. It's not an issue with OEM installs.
BULLSHIT. This is a lie you tell yourself to justify what you did to your car.
Stock Audi's, BMW's and more are all blinding other car drivers. In an urban environment the HID lights are somewhat balanced by the ambient lighting and several-per-block streetlights; in a suburban or highway environment the reduced frequency of streetlights makes their giant light contrast more dangerous because the eye spends more time adjusting and readjusting between dark and blindingly bright.
It's much worse for car drivers when these are on SUVs or trucks. Even in the rare cases when the lights are adjusted for those vehicle's increased heights, that's no help when the assholes pull up behind you at a light.
Bullshit indeed, Captain Clueless AC.
HID-equipped cars don't use traditional aiming lenses. They use a projector ball in front of the bulb which shapes the light emitted. Additionally, between the bulb and the projector there's a metal cut-off plate that prevents light from being thrown upwards. While HIDs typically emit about three times as many lumens, virtually none of it is permitted to aim towards oncoming traffic.
The point Lumpy was making is that proper projector housings cost serious money while a set of HID bulbs and inverters cost in the realm of $50. Yes, many, many ricer idiots retrofit HIDs into their cars unsafely by keeping their lens-based housings. Which means... three times as much light in oncoming traffic.
Now you know, which should help you to stop being uneducated. Or you WOULD know if you'd not posted AC and got a nice notification someone replied to you.
He defecates in random directions.
Maybe it's been using Dual_EC_DRBG and the NSA hacked him?
I suspect the dogs just don't like staring into the sun then they poo. I'd also speculate that since streets and walls tend to be aligned with the cardinal directions there's an overall alignment augmentation due to their surroundings. finally if they like to poo in a shadow of a tree then likely they may face back to the tree and thus have a bias to north or south alignments.
Wait. That means that during the early hours they should be facing West and during the late hours they should be facing East. At high noon it doesn't matter what they do. There's no sun-related time that would put bias on North/South axis alignment and the data shows a bias against East/West alignment.
As for the assertion that the alignment of streets and walls are involved, I accidentally RTFA and found this curious line. "The magnetic consciousness was observed only in dogs off leash, in the middle of a field."
Better yet, there's variation in behaviour that reflected magnetic fluctuations.
So it turns out dogshit science isn't as easy as you thought.