That's one thing I've always been mystified at --- when the English Channel tunnel was finished the machines were run a bit further and entombed --- why weren't they run up to the surface and put up for use on other projects?
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The term you are missing is "Lifting body" --- it has control foils and is able to steer in the air using them (as opposed to using thrusters as capsules must).
Or, real life for kids who missed shop class.
The "Maker" movement labeling really annoys me (and I'm still annoyed 'bout when when stackexchange changed the name of the Digital Fabrication beta in mid launch to some new age maker bullshit).
I build stuff, both by hand and using tools, I share what I make and learn, including the files ( http://www.shapeoko.com/projec... ), I volunteer as best I can ( http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/i... ), and try to improve how we document and build machines (when the Shapeoko 2 was featured in Popular Mechanics less mechanically inclined people became aware of it and found traditional assembly diagrams hard to read, so we had to update the diagrams so as to make it obvious where "hidden" parts were located: http://docs.shapeoko.com/conte... ).
I'm not a "maker", I'm just a guy w/ a workbench at one end of the laundry room and a couple of CNC machines and 3D printers scattered around the rest of the house.
No Flash here, but it still began playing in Safari --- fortunately I always have my speakers muted.
Land area of France: 640,679 sq km
Land area of U.S.A.: 9,826,675 sq km ---- even removing Alaska (1,717,854 sq km) one still has a much larger area to cover
Population density of France: 119.37
Population density of U.S.A.: 34.06
It's not surprising that a service which requires one to build infrastructure is more expensive in the U.S. than in less densely populated countries --- and that's w/ a significant portion of the country still not having service.
All I want to hear is how it bankrupts them:
If it could be extended to include people who contributed to the opensource which they use and don't credit, I'd be even happier.
The only software tools which I have found as reliable and pleasant to use as TeX (which is said to be so full of cutting edge techinique to have revealedbugs in every Pascal compiler used to compile it) were WriteNow (~100,000 lines of assembly) and Altsys Virtuoso (Objective-C w/ NeXTstep frameworks).
I was very sad when NeXT went under and I couldn't get a third (second upgrade) motherboard for my Cube.
Have you considered designing / machining the parts? There are replacement laptop hinges which are pretty affordable --- if you picked one from a recent model it'd probably still be available if you needed a replacement.
We need to limit our actions to those which:
- increase security
- improve communications and transparency
- improve access
Monitoring communications has to come after that --- the whole point to a society is to maintain and increase human dignity --- any action by a government which doesn't do this is an absolute travesty and should be prosecuted as a criminal act.
Yep. Fictional examination of that: http://marshallbrain.com/manna...
The first half seems all-too likely.
Or are the kids only going to be using these indoors?
Is anyone doing a true daylight viewable display, like the transflective LCDs which were used on Fujitsu tablets?
I need to replace my Fujitsu Stylistic ST-4121, and there simply don't seem to be any real options (need a Wacom stylus as well).
Ars long, vita brevis.
Make beautiful things with the wood which will be cherished by generations to come --- that's what I tried to do when making my archery case:
Let us know when you've worked up a design for a transmitter which will respect property lines.
It's really convenient to rotate the display on a pen slate (or convertible in slate mode) as appropriate to suit the sort of work / activity one is doing at a given moment.
the people who are paying for the development and paying the power bills. Everyone else will be viewed as just a resource to be exploited.
Fictional take on this --- Marshall Brain's novella _Manna_ --- available free on-line: http://marshallbrain.com/manna...
The first half seems all-too-likely, the second, likely impossible.