Can we turn this around and say, "ability to think in multiple perspectives is important to successfully learn a new language"? There are many for whom learning a second langauge is very difficult while some others pickup a new one easily. Would this theory explain that problem?
Landing on a barge (or ASDS) would still be needed for deep space missions like DSCOVR which didn't have enough fuel left to boost back the stage towards launch pad. The center core of Falcon 9 Heavy wouldn't have enough fuel as well, and will most likely land on ASDS, while other two booster cores go back to landing pad.
SpaceX is in fact building a second ASDS which will be used for launches from Pacific coast.
There are plenty of products in the audiophile industry that can match or exceed this in craziness level. I wouldn't be surprised to see a glorifying review of this in a hi-fi magazine.
Better launch countdown where you can see in your local time (click on the globe). Looks like the launch moved to Tuesday night (EST) now.
Setting alarm for 4:30 AM India time...
This doesn't make a dent in cost effectiveness of Falcon 9 or PSLV.
Let us calculate per pound LEO costs for these vehicles:
ALASA: $1M / 100 lb = $10,000 / lb
Falcon 9: $61.2M / 28,991 lb = $2,111 / lb
PSLV: $20M / 7170 lb = $2,789 / lb
Tiny satellites at 100lb can easily tag along with bigger launches on these vehicles. Costs may be even cheaper for such secondary payloads or may even free in some cases. If SpaceX succeeds in first stage reuse, or ISRO per chance succeeds in RLV-TD plans, costs may come further down.
So ALASA sounds like a costly option for small satellites today and in future. But the technology as such may have potential if handled by a better managed private company that works on it as a commercial venture.
I know what "inner city" means in the U.S. and, I guess, maybe London and Paris, but what does it mean in India?
Inner city doesn't actually mean much in India. Unlike US, mass exodus of middle class families to suburbs hasn't happened yet here. It is probably in the process happening though, and the situation might look different in another couple of decades.
Anyway, I am sure OP was talking about US or Canada, who primarily use K-12 terminology.
I also had the same reaction upon reading it. Why would middle school children need to learn marketable skills?
But I think the keyword here is "inner city". Typical inner city children in US come from economically weaker sections of the society, and they may tend to drop before or during high school. It may be benefit them to have a skill that can earn their bread. If it helps them to earn some part-time income and can keep them in school until graduation, then nothing like it.
...and on the content your are writing, and the sort of influence you want to have. I know of several Tamil writers online who have dedicated following. If you want to influence online Tamil community, then I don't see the point of writing in English or Spanish.
There is probably some purpose for this study, but it is definitely lost in the blurb written above. While it is obvious that most of the internet talks in English, the ability to weild influence online is not just dependent on the language you are writing in. With instant page translations, good amount of the written content is accessible to larger section of audience, regardless of the language it is written in.
For you profile, ITIL certification may be worth looking at. It gives knowledge essential for managing large IS departments, implementations, and data centres. It may not be as glamorous as PMP, but is essential part of managing IT for large companies. It is still a rare certification so it may actually be worth it. Being an IS manager you may appreciate many sections of the standard and contrast it with the way of doing things in your previous jobs.
Most of that hype is fan created rather than directly from Musk or his companies.
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Newman writes: "With next-generation technology like non-volatile memories and PCIe SSDs, there are going to be more resources in addition to the CPU that need to be scheduled to make sure everything fits in memory and does not overflow. I think the time has come for Linux – and likely other operating systems – to develop a more robust framework that can address the needs of future hardware and meet the requirements for scheduling resources. This framework is not going to be easy to develop, but it is needed by everything from databases and MapReduce to simple web queries."
The purpose of recovering it is to cut costs. Even if the stage becomes reusable, how much it is actually going to save is still an open question. In such case, landing it offshore, and transporting is not going to help with the costs.
SpaceX is audacious, but I am sure they will take all precautions and won't attempt to land it in the pad, unless they are highly confident that it will work.