I wonder how confident they are of a successful launch, given that they've never launched with the 'production' landing legs attached (albeit, stowed for the ride uphill). NASA probably doesn't care if the first stage shreds itself upon reentry, but they'll care all right, if the landing leg interferes with the launch somehow...
They can't even launch Proton reliably, and it's taken them 20 years of R&D to get Angara to the point where they can (nearly) launch it.
As it is, the Russian space programme has gone from world-beater, to being a bad parody of Kerbal Space Program.
Talk is cheap. I'll believe they can build a Moon base, when I see it.
These overpaid C-suite motherfuckers may not be responsible. But they ARE accountable. Very important.
Management are paid the big bucks, because in theory, they are held accountable when fuckups happen.
We keep on being told that meritocracy is the American Way. But what I see here, are a bunch of overpaid slimebags avoiding accountability, avoiding responsibility, and hanging the engineers out to dry.
If Barra has any personal integrity whatsoever, she should accept responsibility for this, and for lying to Congress, and fall on her sword.
Or is "personal responsibility" only for the little people?
Why even have the same agency responsible for foreign electronic intelligence and put them in charge of "cyberdefence" (how I hate that term..).
It's a massive conflict of interest. You're virtually begging them to find and then sit on dangerous exploits.
We have the Ottomans and their dysfunctional culture to thank for that. They are the ones who brought in different rules for different groups, and they are the ones who indirectly legitimized corruption in southern Europe. It's a wonder that we are as nice to the Turks as we are, considering the damage they've done.
Tipping is an odious, disgusting habit peculiar to America, which is the thin edge of the wedge to bribery and other forms of corruption.
Doesn't mean that all cultures are equivalent. I certainly wouldn't want my culture being considered equivalent to (say) the Dayak head-hunters, Nazi Germany or the Af-Pak tribal belt.
In the UK, we have a particularly strict law called the Bribery Act 2010, which is good, because it not only prohibits giving and receiving bribes to win business, but it also prohibits failing to prevent it.
Does America have anything even close? I suppose I shouldn't be surprised if they don't, because the US rent-seeker corporate Right would fight it tooth and nail.
Or bloody huge supercapacitors, as it were.
Why the hell does an inert slug encased in a discarding sabot cost twenty grand?
Are the defence contractors taking the piss or what?
For link-local addresses, which only work on your LAN. This obviates the need for ARP (there is no ARP in IPv6).
For any service which requires access to the outside world, you'll get a routable IP over (say) DHCP.
I've got absolutely no time for poofter bashers.
But the torches-and-pitchforks brigade really overdid it this time.
You're saying that his peeling Crimea off Ukraine isn't a master stroke? Most people would. Very few leaders would have finessed that at such incredible speed. OTOH, he had goaded NATO into tooling up, and pushed Ukraine itself out of Russia's orbit. Putin's made Western leaders look like dickheads often enough these days that they're determined to avoid a repeat.
Putin -- a tactical genius. And a strategic dunce.