Sounds good until you hit a latency spike. I'd hate to be getting sutured up and see the ping times climb to 2000 ms.
I decided to log in for this one.
OP asked a question. You obviously do not know the answer because you just made a stupid, insulting reply. Perhaps if you don't know the answer, don't reply. I don't know the answer either, but would be interested in knowing the answer as well and would have asked the question had the AC not already asked. But instead of an answer you just shit all over it and are apparently offended that it got asked. Get over yourself and realize that some people aren't afraid to ask questions when they are ignorant... you might want to try it.
Free market at its best. Let them pay for the water they reap profit from.
If we drop two years of foreign language I expect ALL students to complete physics, biology, chemistry, and one advanced science course, plus a requirement to complete Calculus before graduating HS.
Sounds impossible or unrealistic? Yeah I think so too. Better keep the foreign language requirement then.
In short, packaging would be a lot more expensive, unless they figure out a way to get volumes out of this one
Getting volumes out is exactly what the manufacturing engineering will be doing, and usually involves a bigger slice of wafer to increase yield.
I would think that any laser reflective off a metal rail would lose focus and be scatter far too much to burn a hole in anything. This is a gut feel though and not based on hard math.
2) Dear God, people, attaching lasers to anything makes it epic cool. What the hell has happened to Slashdot?
Wouldn't it be easier to mount brushes or something?
Maybe, but not nearly 1/20th as cool as lasers. Please turn in your nerd card at the door.
Now that I think about it, if Philae did not bounce off of the comet, then the screws must be doing their job and I would think the harpoons might not be needed at all. I would assume the harpoons were in the plans because the engineers couldn't be sure the screws would work on the surface of a comet.
My understanding is that the harpoons were one of two ways that ESA was going to secure the probe to the comet. There were also screws that were supposed to attach the legs to the surface. So if they can still fire the harpoons they ought not have an issue with Philae flying off into space, but does anyone with more information on the relative strength of each? And if the harpoons could not be fired... what is the real risk of the probe shifting? I mean what would cause it to shift in the first place once settled on the comet?