Summary: God went bowling to knock some sense into wayward particle clumps.
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They don't have nearly as much to offer if they can't do launches quickly. I'm sure they would make that a feature of their offering.
Those people are fucking assholes. We all know it, at least anyone who had to deal with those rent-seeking losers. The attendant most likely deserved every iota of the abuse she got in that video.
It's easier to get laid on CL than in the Amazonian jungle...the missionaries have a good reason to go out there.
They can carry about 110kg to LEO, compared to the Falcon 9's 13150kg. That's 0.84% of the payload capacity. A launch is estimated to cost $4 900 000, compared to the Falcon 9's $61 200 000. That's 8.01%. That means cost per mass to orbit is nearly an order of magnitude worse.
Yes, this is a really small rocket. If you are a government or some other entity that needs to put something small in orbit right away, the USD$5 Million price might not deter you, even though you could potentially launch a lot of small satellites on a Falcon 9 for less.
And it's a missile affordable by most small countries, if your payload can handle the re-entry on its own. Uh-oh.
I seem to remember a National Geographic issue circa 1980 that was featuring Yanomami.
The last actually isolated tribe that I am aware of was in the New Guinea highlands back in the 30s. The rest have had more or less direct contact with civilization. Do you really think they were never visited by a missionary? Have you ever met one of those people?
Does it mean VisualStudio will run on Linux soon?
No. Visual Studio is not open source (although there is now a free Community edition), and "open source" doesn't mean "runs on Linux" anyway.
You mean like the iPhone...Oh, wait, that was a rushed piece of [bleep] as well.
Especially if you held it "wrong".
who the heck wears a watch nowadays, other than old people...And why would I want to be constantly interrupted by stuff I don't want to do anything about?
So you can more easily press the "F off!" and/or "Get off my lawn!" reply button.
Yeah, and Microsoft...had phones YEARS before Apple did.
But people expect Microsoft to suck.
We use Microsoft because help for all the glitches and work-arounds are relatively easy to find because everybody else uses Microsoft and gijillion people already ran into and documented the issues we encounter. It's the Network Effect applied to volume suckage.
Microsoft just couldn't sell enough phones for the Volume Suckage Network Effect to kick in.
It's a new field. Vendors are going to trip and stumble until the lessons of the street straiten things out. The first PC apps sucked, the first Mac apps sucked, the first Linux apps were...all in EMACS, anyhow, you get the point.
Absolute true story I'm embarrassed to say:
My 7 year old son: "Pffft, I know how babies are made; I watch all the nature channels".
You don't see people pulling out a crossword puzzle when you are at dinner with them.
I guess you had better dates than I did.
"You've been replaced by your own robots"
I suspect Intel will find a way to keep AMD alive using pricing games to avoid both anti-trust accusations and the appearance that X86 cpu's are a dying biz. Intel and AMD need each other whether they like it or not.