Isn't any location unique?
Isn't any location unique?
I had to look up this European Air Force. Turns out they've existed longer than I thought! From http://www.europeanaf.net/:
The European Air Force has now reached its teens!
As I clicked to the fine article I was prepared to see a description of a gigantic airplane, overshadowing a Catalina, perhaps even a Spruce Goose. Yet the actual airplane is a little underwhelming.
TFA reads: "Larger than Boeing's 737 jet, the TA600 aircraft has a maximum takeoff weight of 53.5t and a maximum range of over 5,000km."
If one defines "larger than" as "having a higher MTOW" then the TA600 is indeed larger than a 737. That is, a 737-200 (1968 vintage). More recent versions are considerably heavier.
The other stats, 8.9m-long, 12.46m-wide and a maximum cruise speed of 231km/h aren't very impressive either.
It looks like a nice plane though, I hope it succeeds and that we'll see it often. There aren't enough amphibious planes around. But it will take a lot to make it more awesome than a Grumman Goose
"could have significant impacts"
"a problem for life"
"it can strip"
[...] Cohen told Discovery News
A lot of 'ifs' and some potential for drama, that's Discovery channel for you nowadays. Everything needs to be spiced up and 'made more interesting' by adding suspense, drame, etc.
Even a walk in the park can be potential disaster, not to mention the problems that can occur while taking candy from a baby.
Good thing I have 56 other channels
On New Years Day 2010 I set my self the target of publishing one snapshot a day on my personal website, as a means of recording what I was doing that day.
I've been keeping it up, publishing about 20 snapshots a month (it's more difficult than it seems, especially when you're in a work/sleep rut
It's not about the detail on the photograph (there are usually no people in it) or the quanitity (there's never more than one for a day) but each one acts as an 'anchor' to events in the past. Even simple things, like the staircase of the building where I work, my old car, flowers in spring, a birthday cake, can bring back a pallette of feelings and memories.
"It's science, Jim, but not as we know it."
It is interesting that this OP was modded "funny" rather than "interesting".
Disturbing, that's what it is.
In fact, why not take it a step further? Why limit the use of this system to the protecting only of children and vulnerable people?
I propose a system where offenders are clearly marked using clean, unique identifiers, worn in a visible place. For example, on their lapels or coats. By marking people this way, it will be easy to pick them out to disallow access to certain areas and to provide for continuous easy monitoring of their ways.
Distinctions could be made between sex offenders, thieves, previously convicted enemies of the state, etcetera, by using a colour-coding system of sorts.
I see: a win for electronics hobbyist: cool screens for hobby projects against a price that's likely to be less than currently available screens due to the high numbers.
The waiting is for the first programmable microcontroller projects that use this screen (Arduino, for example).
I'm afraid most of the electronics will end up being trashed (burned, landfill) when the paper is read, unless there's a recycling program for them (which TFA didn't mention)...
Do we have ANY super-villain cyber hackers in the world who WANT to start a nuclear war and launch 100,000 hiroshima type bombs?
The Walking Dude is looking for revenge after failing to get the most out of the Captain Trips situation.
I, OTOH, have only four weeks to go to my 40th birthday...
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to work.