We had a TRS80-100 in use until around 2005, it was collecting data at a remote weather station. It was there the early 90's when I was hired, so I don't know how long it was actually in use.
One of theses days, Craigslist Rides will come into being.
For $20 to 25 thousand (depending on model) you can get a Polaris Slingshot today. With approximately the same performance numbers, except top speed.
No one should own a bulldozer because it is almost a tank. Or cutting and welding equipment because you could armor a vehicle.
I hope that eventually this will work with 18650's as bright flashlights are battery hogs. Oh, and my mouse needs freshened Eneloop's about once a week and if this can extend the time between changes to twice that I will gladly buy a set.
Car key, car door remote, house key, Photon light, Sampo fishing swivel, P-38 and one of my dog tags.
All the laser has to do is slow the junk down, just shining the object with the laser will impart a force which will cause a slowing of momentum. Once momentum of the object has slowed below orbital speed, it should fall towards earth and burn up in the atmosphere. Tracking should not be that hard as radar aimed weapons have been around for many years. How much energy and for how long to illuminate is up to the designers.
Real time scoring that is shown as soon as a point is made would be effective. Some honest judges, referees would help too. Agents and managers that did not leave their fighters destitute would also be a improvement.
With "a third of 2013's police-reported car accidents were the rear-end crashes" how many of these occurred where there are red light cameras?
The occasional sonic boom from fighters breaking the sound barrier, it has been years since I heard that while I was on land.
The development of non-ballistic hypersonic weapons is one of the reasons that the U.S. is heavy into making the laser weapons functional, affordable and usable. Something like the one on the USS Ponce, maybe not that one but the next generation of the weapon. Now, defense against something like Pournelle and Nivien's project Thor is another story.
We need to see if there is any difference between the cards that are given to regular workers to hand out and the cards that the government-affairs team hands out. No difference, no problem. Difference, problem.
If one reads Gcaptian, this and other maritime news is old hat. Here is a real ship (travels under it's own power) that is quite large. http://gcaptain.com/giant-piet...
Since it is 1 degree (f) here this morning, I would like the paint / cover to warm my house. Although the snow on my roof does provide some insulation and would interfere with the collection of solar heat.
In each classroom, installing a exit door to the outside instead of having door(s) that lead back into the school might be quite a bit less expensive and more effective at keeping the "bad person" away from potential victims.