Because an enlightened society is one in which adults plant trees who's shade they'll never sit in.
But enough about bonsai
My Dad worked on the Ranging Radar for the Lunar Excursion Module, so I've heard some stories.
Data input was punched cards (duh).
Tests included sticking a unit on the front of a missile and launching across White Sands Missile Range, then comparing the telemetry data returned with a known track mapped across a digitized re-creation of the range. Along the way they discovered the errors in the digitization when the results began claiming that the missile was travelling underground.
One of his research projects was to work out how to apply a new-fangled algorithm to the problem, Fast Fourier Transforms.
encourage 'greater compassion and empathy on the internet'
Why am I envisioning King Canute commanding the tide?
Yes curiously, women seem to bitch more than ever about how miserable they are.
Because, no matter how many hours are saved by novel and curious devices, men are still the same?
Imagine a shell that can adjust it's flight path, even slightly, which means you can fire in the general direction you want, then fine tune the aim in flight. (I assume they don't do that now..)
They don't, and even a railgun projectile probably won't either - because the force required to effect a significant change in trajectory (especially in azimuth) is simply too great.
We are not a loved organization, but we are a respected one. -- John Fisher