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Comment: I need a conversion (Score 1) 213

by jbmartin6 (#49369757) Attached to: Chinese Scientists Plan Solar Power Station In Space

That's equivalent to 12 of Beijing's Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, or nearly two New York Central Parks.

How many football fields is that? (American football). I hope when the specs are released for this space station, the length is reported in Library of Congresses so i can understand it.

Comment: Re:This is more secure for most people (Score 1) 127

Very true, I just went through this with my bank. They just switched everyone over to username/password only, and I had to downgrade my password so I could use it on the phone. I did the same with my home wifi passphrase. I wonder how much of the recent 'failure of passwords' is due to the limitations of password entry on mobile devices.

Comment: To answer everyone's question (Score 1) 214

by jbmartin6 (#49234811) Attached to: Billionaire Teams Up With NASA To Mine the Moon
From TFA:

Helping to drive this newfound interest in privately funded space exploration is the Google Lunar X Prize. It's a competition organized by the X Prize Foundation and sponsored by Google that will award $30 million to the first company that lands a commercial spacecraft on the moon, travels 500 meters across its surface and sends high-definition images and video back to Earth—all before the end of 2016.

Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.