Interestingly enough, XP still "lives" and receives updates, since the embedded versions are in full support. There's one registry entry you need to add to get any XP to become "supported" as far as updates are concerned...
Dude/dudette, you're doing it wrong. Seriously. And not "holding it wrong" wrong, but just fundamentally wrong. I have never had a Win 7 activation issue, and I don't even try particularly hard.
Can confirm. Used Ventura Publisher a lot back in the day. IIRC, it took a day to pre-render a full set of outline fonts, and you had to have an empty hard drive for it... It worked great, though! I also vividly remember running Ami Pro with its bundled Windows 2, and then Win 2 Corel on Win 3.0
I don't even know what kind of activations those would be. XP can be preactivated by installing proper keys that match the OEM BIOS, no need for any special disks. Windows 7 can use either that or the loader. So for XP and 7, you don't need to activate anything. For Windows 8, IIRC there's no way to do an illegal activation on unmodified software anyway, and with the key in the BIOS, you don't need to do anything special and the proper key is there already - so the activations are legit. Someone must have been really incompetent, I think...
So, that was merely an acknowledgment that Hawaii was taken over. I don't think that anyone tries to deny that, right? What happened, though, is that they now have a representative democracy instead of a monarchy that was, by all accounts, headed nowhere.
Protest is a big part of the american process for effective legal change.
Sure. It's can still be bullshit, though, and it is in this case. I see some parallels between this and the Kurdish cries for their own country. If either got what they wished for, they'd be royally screwed.
acts perpetrated against the then standing monarchy of the Hawaiian islands where underhanded
Calling a move from a monarchy to democracy underhanded? Uhm, oookay, if you say so.
That is really a deal breaker
I think that it'd be doable in the visible spectrum, except that each pixel at the camera would need to be an optical-to-RF heterodyne. You could distribute the phase reference through an optical fiber link.
Sorry, wrong mod. You're, of course, insightful.
For anyone with actual experience with control systems, this looked pretty much spot on. The only oscillations just above critical damping were in the throttle value, and SpaceX acknowledged as much. I don't know what you really know, but it doesn't seem like much.
The rocket didn't come in unstable, it was pretty much following the barge avoidance reversion trajectory. The thrust output was unstable, but given that the trajectory was quite spectacular. Remember that for the rocket to end where you want it to be, you need to precompensate by turning the whole body sideways, so that you'll have countertorque for sideways thrust when retargeting to the barge. That seemingly large and "weird" excursion was completely normal. Try it out in KSP if you must, and remember never to throttle down beyond TWR=2.2.
That thruster did the correction, but there was literally no leg for the thing to stand on. One or two of the legs have collapsed on landing. A bigger thruster would simply keep it upright until the nitrogen ran out (here it didn't), it'd still fall and go kaboom.
Sorry, they met #1 and #2. The vertical velocity at contact with the barge was as close to zero as anyone could wish for. That's the only one that matters, given that it's a system with thrust-to-weight ratio > 1. The on-contact vertical velocity was lower than the vertical velocity on 95% of commercial transport airplane landings when the wheels touch the pavement. You'd be really surprised at how good this landing otherwise was, given the just-about-oscillating thrust controller issue that they had.
These explosives are actually hard to set off. If I gave you some, and you had nothing explosive in your house, you actually couldn't set them off.