"You're holding it wrong."
"You're holding it wrong."
Possibly run the other engines up over 100%.
They're used for a few minutes at 100% thrust and in reality they should be able to punch out at least 20% more than that for a few seconds.
If the alternative is 'ka-boom', I'd probably do that.
"Weather's pretty marginal and normally I wouldn't go, but there's a guy willing to go halves in the cost soooooo...... just this once"
It's 12 bytes every 10 minutes. 96 bits. Not much for a tweet, but you can stuff quite a lot of data in 96 bits.
For example, say you're tracking fragile cargo :
2 bits - battery level (2 bits - 4 values, high / med / low / replace)
2 bits - status of 3 tamper switches (00 - all ok, 01/10/11 - a switch has been triggered).
6 bits - a temperature range of 64 degrees, in celsius, from starting from -14 to 50 degrees, 1 degree resolution.
6 bits - humidity (64 values stretched to 0-100, gives us about 1.5% resolution)
2 bits - whether temp or humidity has gone out of bounds since last transmission (and a spare value here).
6 bits - current speed 0-64 m/s (0 - 230 kmph/ 144mph)
6 bits - max speed since last transmission in m/s
48 bits - lat and longitude, good to about 11 metres globally.
18 bits - max g-force sustained in the last ten minutes (6 bits/64 values for x/y/z, scaled to 10g, so good to 0.15g)
Tada, 96 bits, full of info.
1. Closure for humanitarian reasons. People want to know what happened to loved ones, there might be remains that can be properly interred, things like that.
2. Finding out what happened. What if there was a sequence of events that happened on that flight to cause the crash that could be easily repeatable on every other plane of that model? There are about 10,000 late-model 737's in service, at about $90 million each. If there's a problem, that's a lot of hardware at risk.
most women don't think of their bodies as some kind of asset to be marketed to men
Are you kidding? Have you not seen the cosmetic industry? Or the fashion industry? They're called "Industries" for a reason, and they're not gigantic because women just want to look pretty for themselves.
Yes. But they are expensive, which is why they are usually only used after the pee-in-a-cup test recorded something positive.
And still do backups. Lots of backups.
DOS only ever noticed 1MB. To get more you needed a high memory manager.
If they used a DOS app, then it would have most likely used HIMIS.SYS and EMM386.EXE to access that huge 80MB pool of memory.
Or maybe it's some hideous 16 bit windows 3.1 application, who knows?
I change my facebook page from 'Top Stories' to 'Most Recent' on a regular basis. It used to be that it would remember that setting consistently...... then, strangely enough, it would start to revert to 'Top Stories' randomly.
This also happened right about the time a little reminder got inserted at the top of the page saying that I was viewing, 'Most Recent' and did I want to go back to 'Top Stories'? No facebook, I do not, because all I tend to get is a shitty post from three days ago with 50 likes from friends, and I miss when someone is having a non-popular day. Like most people do.
At least Tinfoil for Facebook on android keeps that reminder out of sight.....
They're not "unshielded" - the Van Allen belts - which trap a good proportion of the charged particles from the sun - are a fair bit further out than the ISS. Ok, they might be less shielded when they orbit over the poles, but still.
Planes at cruise altitude and speed often fly pretty close to 'coffin corner' where stall speed and transonic conditions intersect.
That is, the air is so thin that they need to fly fast to maintain lift, but if they fly too fast parts of the wing will start exceed the speed of sound at that altitude, which makes a plane that's not designed for it very tough to control.
And stall recovery of a large commercial jet aircraft can soak up tens of thousands of feet of altitude, so if the crew was distracted, or a particular reset/restart took a while, well, that's a problem.
It's to ensure that the engine is capable of it and isn't suffering from some mechanical issue or slow decline.
That way if max thrust is needed in an emergency, the engines don't go bang when you really need them.
You're not getting the scale of things. Corporate security in this situation sounds like the right ones to call. I say "security", but I presume that they are more than that and have trained responders + equipment, which it would appear from the article that they do.
If I call 000 while I'm at work here in Australia, they can't do diddly-squat. I work at a mine site, with some 100km of underground tunnels and 'official' emergency services are 15 kilometers away down the highway. I do however have access to a couple of paramedics who are onsite and reasonably familiar with the mine if I dial '2222'. I also have access to about 20 trained emergency management personnel, as well as a team of mine rescue workers who regularly win awards in state and national competitions. We are a world unto ourselves - such is the legislation around mining that police can't enter the site without an escort by personnel, they can knock on the front door and ask nicely to come in, like everyone else.
Amazon, with their large warehouses, are in a similar position. Sure, get security to call 911 after they've sent the internal guys to assess and stabilise you - the outside guys can carry on and transport you to hospital. But a speedy response saves lives, so always get the local guys on site first.
"Sorry, I have a non-compete clause in my new contract, here, I'll give you the number of my company's legal department, you guys go talk amongst yourselves"
Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.