I'd started rewatching Babylon 5 on streaming...but actually switched back to DVD. I was disappointed with the 4x3 aspect ratio of the streaming..ended up being worth it to see the clearer picture on DVD. Instant gratification from the streaming is nice, but the quality is hit & miss...Maybe I'll check back in on streaming when "HD" streams are back up to at least 1080i.
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Yeah -- discontinuing Aries/Constellation does seem an odd decision. Looking at this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDwL6eVCQ2c it seems like it Ares was at least well on it's way to being working/viable with a successful prototype launch. I'd wonder how much savings there would be to going back to the drawing board and trying to re-derive something based on shuttle components.
Seems like it'd be helpful to fund some of this stuff differently -- seems having different administrations coming in and re-tasking NASA with new long-term missions-du-jour is just a formula for cancelled projects and waste..If we stuck to A mission (whatever it is) we'd probably be in much better shape..
I'll be impressed when I see a VT330 or VT340 showing a graphical web browser -- heck, you could go back as far as a VT125 to get monochrome graphics...Not that sending bitmaps over serial would be fun, but modern vector graphics might be..altered..to something ReGIS compatible. That'd be a cool hack.
Neat to see a VT320 going again though, anyway -- been ages since I've seen one fired up.
There are services that will give you, in effect, a virtual post office box. You'll indeed by emailed pdfs of the mail you receive. Haven't used such a thing myself, but one service is at http://www.paperlessmail.com/
Well, it does bear a striking resemblance to Alpha EV7, which had glueless SMP and an on-chip memory controller. The interprocessor ports do strongly resemble hypertransport.
Here (http://www.neoseeker.com/news/5536-amd-hypertransport-the-next-generation/) they even call it a derivative of the EV7 bus.