Spaceport America (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaceport_America) is one of these "space ports" in my area. While I don't think this was a good investment for the local governments, it is operational and launching rockets. Virgin Galactic is the main company but there are several others. This includes SpaceX who is doing testing here (Their main spaceport will be in Texas).
The other name for the mountain is: Mount Woorat, part of the Warrumbungle National Park. So in comparison, not as Siding Spring is not as strange.
No, not mesh
"It's built on not having a mesh network, and the reason is a bunch of journalists got killed by missiles that homed in on their satellite phones"
The NASO/ESA interferometer was LISA, but NASA pulled out.
Actually, you just want VNC: tightvnc, vnc4 or vino. It works so much better for any major application, especially if it uses any recent X extensions
One reason is that many dealers make money on the maintenance. Leaf's low maintenance means less money for the dealers.
Of course, they could just do better ads:
2. Products that matter
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Motherboard recently obtained the official documentation, which was released in response to a source's Freedom of Information Act request. All the letters are pretty straightforward, and most come from regional FAA offices. Most of them are note that the FAA does not allow the commercial use of drones, and that it only allows the use of drones if its flyers have a Certificate of Authorization (usually granted to public agencies and law enforcement), an Experimental Certification, or are recreational hobbyists.
Sometimes they note how the FAA became aware of the company, other times they do not. The companies include aerial photography businesses, storm chasers, National Geographic videographers, and safety inspectors. The list is an interesting look at what people plan on doing with drones."
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I tried viewing the comments in Beta and failed. Its damning that the the Beta is so bad, I can't even use it to comment on its own discussion.
Also, I love the abbreviated comments feature of Classic.
Interestingly, the things they need to fix are not fixed in the Beta: Like Unicode handling. Its not like this is an international site or anything.
Overlooked in a lot of the articles is the team used 2 "support vans" to help ease the burden of driving.
This is why I love Slashdot: Comments by the scientists involved! Thanks for your hard work guys!
Come on guys! At least post a link to the project.