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Comment Late to the game: Swift (Score 4, Interesting) 113

Swift! Apple just released their new programming language as OpenSource and it is the future for all development for Apple's platforms. The scope for Swift is enormous: use it for everything from operating systems to scripting. Swift builds upon their already open development technologies: llvm, clang and lldb and Swift will fit in nicely here.

Comment Magnetism (Score 1, Troll) 32

Studies have also shown that magnetic forces might count for the majority of clumping of matter in sizes smaller than regular rocks. On those scales gravity doesn't do much, but magnetism can do plenty. And it wouldn't be strange for protoplanetary matter is magnetized since it's whirling around in the Sun's magnetic field.

Comment Re:I Disagree with the Summary (Score 2) 342

If this is true, I haven't seen any of their test vehicles doing this in try outs. They all hovered very controlled, and descends slowly and steadily. This landing was from what I could see the definition of "out of control", trying to regain control and desperately trying to complete the mission.

Comment incredibly close to target is far from success (Score -1) 342

This landing was faaaar from "incredibly close to success". It was incredibly close to just barely completing the mission. A successful mission would have been the rocket hovering in a stable manner, and descending slowly, and touching down in the center of the landing zone, with absolutely no drama. This rocket came tumbling down in high speed, with the landing struts deploying just seconds before touchdown, desperately trying to even hit the barge at all, veering left and right in what looked like in a panic, and eventually failing to even keep up-right which resulted in a explosion. Whomever or whatever detonated the rocket did it far to late with the rocket was lying down at that moment. The explosion was far from controlled.. All in all, it was pretty far from close to success, afaik.

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