Although I have been accumulating a list of such devices and other background material, I'm sure there are many "must-haves" I am unaware of. What anachronistic computational devices would be well-suited for such a course?
Don't quote Nyquist, quote Shannon. Nyquist only applies to the minimum sampling rate for an unaliased time domain signal, not directly how much information can be transmitted in that bandwidth. There are plenty of encoding schemes that get multiple bits/baud.
The Tsar Bomba TEST yielded 50MT. That was because it was missing it's outer uranium boost blanket that would've made it dirty as sin but a full 100MT.
The initial three-stage design was capable of yielding approximately 100 Mt, but it would have caused too much nuclear fallout and the plane delivering the bomb would not have enough time to escape the explosion. To limit fallout, the third stage and possibly the second stage had a lead tamper instead of a uranium-238 fusion tamper
... making them hard to detect by the people they're spying on
More likely "making them harder to be noticed by the people they're spying on". If I hear a plane constantly buzzing everywhere I go, I'm gonna get suspicious.
The oft-overlooked part of this is all of the infrastructure needed to manage the sats once in orbit. There are only so many earth stations and only so much TDRSS satellite bandwidth available.
Also, by the time a satellite is finished, technology has usually outpaced the onboard systems and made it illogical to duplicate the original sat.
A rifle bullet is 30 to 40 grain
That's a little low for anything but a
Wow. I remember reading about BART in my 6th or 7th grade social studies textbook. That was in 1976-77 or so.
Only if you're using air instead of the oxygen you just made when you cracked the water.
and the hoi polloi - how's that?
... but what does it taste like?
No, more like a flounder.
> When the planet's surface is 60% water the meteors are going to hit water 60% of the time.
Also, the northern hemisphere has proportionally more land than the southern hemisphere (68% vs 32%), you'd expect about twice as many NH impacts on land than in the SH.
You're exactly right - I ordered some JST SM connectors from Element14/Newark for that very reason. #1 they carried the connector and #2 they had the right pins listed *along with a substitute* since the official ones were out of stock.
2500 mAh in 15 mins over USB-C? Just accounting for the charge and assuming 100% efficiency, 2500 mAh in 15 mins is an average current of 10 Amps. That's even optimistic given that the charge profile is usually high current at the start and lower current towards the end. USB-C says it maxes out at 3 Amps.
There are no games on this system.