Half the time Siri doesn't work at all for me
At least Siri isn't wrong half the time for you, that's pretty good compared to my experience.
What magic material will they make this net out of?
This PDF slide deck has some additional details. It describes them as "50-g mesh nets", I couldn't tell you how they are supposed to work.
A small fleet of net-flinging spacecraft could clear every big piece of space junk out of low-Earth orbit within a dozen years, according to a researcher working on the concept. Each spacecraft, known as an ElectroDynamic Debris Eliminator (EDDE), would capture orbital debris in a net, then drag the junk down out of harm's way. The EDDEs would draw their power from the sun and from Earth's magnetic field rather than rely on costly chemical propellants, helping keep costs down, said Jerome Pearson, president of Star Technology and Research, Inc.
> There's "fat-val", "tracer JIT" and "method JIT". Just curious, given all these advances in JS speed, are there technical reasons why stuff like Python, Ruby and Perl aren't getting similar improvements in speed?
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759