Honestly, I'd be OK with another space race. Even if we lose.
Just because he thinks you're an idiot doesn't necessarily mean he disagrees with what you said. Even a broken clock is right once a day, maybe he thinks you were just an idiot who happened to be right?
Makes sense to me - the primary function of the wings is to provide lift "up" - so for a more effective turn you pivot so that the maneuver is always "up" before you execute.
Yes, malloc() would have blown up on occurrence and the problem would have quickly been found and resolved. here's the skinny.
It's not the language that's at fault, it's the attitude that resulted in a gimpy "replacement" for malloc() being used for all platforms because some platforms had a slow malloc() once upon a time.
... likely because everyone thought someone else would have been looking at it.
You still could have... until you posted.
So you're saying you should expect to send your car at a concrete wall at +100mph, and walk away after emerging from the other side of said concrete wall?
You mean like the garage fire where the marshals weren't even sure it had anything to do with the car? Or how about the one where a steel rod was levered into the battery at highway speeds managed to start a fire?
Or how about the one who drove through a CONCRETE FUCKING WALL and caught fire? (oh, and I should mention the driver walked away)
I'm not talking about banter between friends, the friends I was speaking of were observing "randoms" exhibiting the behavior.
Slap a few zeroes on whatever measure you care to use for the amount of energy involved... it's more than just a little bit of warm oil and smoke.
Instead, you have to store enough energy to fire the thing. I assure you - punching a hole in a capacitor bank charged up to fire one of these will not merely result in an 'arc flash' hazard...
But, at least you can discharge these and then later charge them. It's kind of hard to not have propellant and then suddenly have some when you want it - it's there all the time.
Regarding the background: that is an incredibly high-speed camera, being rotated at a very high speed (think "on a spring"). AFAIK the slug needs to be ferromagnetic. Is uranium? I don't actually know. The sabot is just there to help not destroy the rails and make sure the projectile stays on them (eg doesn't flop out) - it's not meant to help carry the projectile.
The affects on the target when you have something moving that fast are rather dramatic - even plain old steel.
Could also be sarcastic. Eg:
tool: stupid shitheads can't play for shit!
too: (leaves game)
You mean the A-10 that's going away?