It is a good read, calling it a bit hawkish might be lenient.
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Most likely encrypted.
They, (The Russians) are massing troupes, maybe by historical Russian standards, a small mass.
It would make sense that they would test whatever secure military mode that is built into the system.
12 hours is not an a huge amount of time, but is could be enough to operationally test most of the hardware that is deployed on the 'frontier'.
"Elon Musk criticized all the attention at the time, pointing out that it was disproportionate to the 200,000 fires in gas-powered cars over the same period."
And just how many Mercedes Benz S class cars of similar age caught fire ??
Too bad the first thing GM did not do, was change the "1.4-liter gasoline-powered range-extending engine" with a state of the art Euro-turbo diesel. Then the thing could be diesel electric, not like a locomotive but more like a submarine. 1.6 liter might do it.
When you are slogging around in traffic it runs on the battery. The power unit could just cut in to fully charge the thing when necessary, and provide direct drive for hi-way speeds just as it does with the petrol unit.
Again this is GM, does anyone else remember the "Cimarron" looks like GM has done it again.
On another note, it is not an electric car like the Tesla it is a serial hybrid that cheats on the serial part a bit. Apparently it will never be elegant like the Tesla ether
The question is, what happens when M$ turns off the XP license server. If you try to reload with a valid key, how do you get it to activate ??
"International cooperation hasn't proven that valuable"
That has been absolutely true.
However it would be necessary to overcome that to achieve a meaningful mars mission.
Mars is not the moon, you can't go there and hang out for 3 days and go home.
To be cost effective, may need to look to China as a resource.
Again it would not be an easy road to achieve International cooperation
It could become we (the US) pays for the bulk of it, but big pieces are outsourced.
Politically that could prove most difficult.
I don't believe that a manned mission to mars could ever be achieved from international competition. It would require international cooperation on a massive scale.
Costly, expensive does not even begin to cover it. A program for a manned mission to Mars is at least a magnitude of order more difficult than the Apollo program. A starting guess would be 10x of the cost of the Apollo program in adjusted dollars for inflation. One figure I found was $135-billion in 2005 Dollars (cost of the Apollo program).
Now if it is 10x harder to do mars, are we talking about 1.3 Trillion?
Personally I would like to see this seriously pursued in my lifetime, however
We have gotten good at robotic missions and I would like to see more exploration and science missions. I know that a sample return mission would get some level of excitement, but it is likely that placing more science on the surface is of more benefit. Maybe rovers with an ability to find samples to be sent to a surface based robotic lab instead of / in addition to of self contained rovers.
We also must ask if Mars is to use so many resources would we be neglecting other robotic planetary missions?
It is possible that 5 day service is needed for economic reasons, but let's make sure bulk mail is not subsidized
And who did he make it for.
There are pictures
In the past Trade mark has been used by automobile companies to prevent look a likes
In the 1970s There was a fiberglass replacement bonnet for VW type 1 (Bug) that had a Rolls Royce grill. Later in the Early 1980's there was a a fiberglass front end for convertible Mustangs that resembled a Mercedes SL. these products were removed from the marked via ligation.
The RR VW grill was a flagrant violation (had RR marking and symbol on grill work), the SL ford conversion I don't remember the detail, I thought the MB star was changed to a cross, not sure.
Personally I do not take my hard legitimately earned money, convert it to cash and then keep it under the floorboards at the local crack house.
Maybe it's current status is under investigation and the people in question are / will be under arrest as suspects
er will I may have known some one who new some one who downloaded obviously unauthorized copyrighted material from megaupload that was blatantly available is mass. There would be no way in hell I would use that as a cloud service for anything important or otherwise critical.
Look you just got to have common sense.
The only required infrastructure for communication is that the Earth has an atmosphere, I guess for line of sight, that may not be necessary.
I have not had that the experience yet. When it gets slow it recovers usually within an hour or two. I have not yet had it not recover by 0200 hrs..
Signal strength has been marginal at my home, when I first got the service it was real bad, there was a promise of adding towers, which were added (3 months late). It got better after that, however it is weaker at home than at work. ( moving around the ‘box’ at home affects speed) and it rarely gets all of the lights on. The person that I work fore has the service in Arlington and has told me it rips at 8mb plus just about 24/7. At home the dongle barley achieves 1mbit.