New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas
I seem to remember reading that the Boeing 747 has a glide ratio of 1:17. Meaning it can get 17 feet of forward motion for every foot of altitude. Honestly that kind of amazes me.
That's because of the speed that they'll likely be starting the glide at. Doesn't take long to go 17 feet when you're doing several hundreds of knots.
If you were to slow a 747 down to Cessna 172 speeds, you'd likely already be stalling out and dropping like a rock depending on your weight, flaps, etc.
More On the Disposable Tech Worker
Put down the crack pipe. That stuff is bad for your teeth.
Largest-Yet EVE Online Battle Destroys $200,000 Worth of Starships
No, quite the opposite in fact. The owners need to earn more to afford to buy or build replacements, and the producers of the replacement ships need to make more, which requires the production of more raw materials and components, on down the line.
The destruction of ships is one of the major drivers of demand in the Eve economy.
You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future
Another (automotive-related, even) example of the "premium" feature effect you describe:
Automatic transmissions. They are mechanically much simpler, and cheaper to manufacture, than old-fashioned manual transmissions. Yet you will pay more for an automatic transmission. Or, pay even more yet for an automatic transmission with a manual shift feature (just a software change in most cases).
Creating Better Malware Warnings Through Psychology
The real problem here is that most people view computers as little black boxes that use a lot of elves and magic to keep them working.
There's the problem. We need to inform people that computers are little black boxes that use smoke to keep them working. How do I know? Because every time I've seen the smoke escape from the computer, it stopped working.
The empirical evidence is, indeed, compelling. My results correspond to your own.
Creating Better Malware Warnings Through Psychology
Or like the apoplectic fit browsers go into every time you want to use a self signed cert! Yes, my router/ap/storage appliance is self signed. Shut up already!
Why do browsers show warnings when self-signed certs are encountered?
A self-signed cert says 'I am yourbank.com because I say I am.'
A certificate from a CA says 'I am yourbank.com and Verisign can vouch for me.'
Or perhaps 'the Hong Kong Post Office can vouch for me'.
Why CES Is a Bad Scene For Startups
100% agreed. Excellent points.
I think the anomaly that allows CES to continue is that it is for the journalists, not for us.
Do Non-Technical Managers Add Value?
NASA Could Explore Titan With Squishable 'Super Ball Bot'
DO NOT TAUNT the Super Ball Bot
Utilities Fight Back Against Solar Energy
Not in Hawaii
New Ford Mustang May Have Electronic "Burnout" Button
Wonder how much the tire companies paid Ford to put this in.
Also, if you need a button to do a burnout...
Why Reactive Programming For Databases Is Awesome
Vampires do not fear silver bullets. They fear stakes and sunlight. Werewolves fear silver bullets.
That's why they said, "I'm not too worried about that"
Chicago Transit System Fooled By Federal ID Cards
How's your productivity when the system is down?
23% of IT Workers Spend Thanksgiving With Coworkers
How far does your definition of required jobs go? I get the FD and PD you've got there. No argument. How about gas stations? Should they be open to supply the millions of travelers on the holiday? If yes, then what other service industries should be open? (I'd argue that places like Wal-Mart, Target, etc. - who, instead of competing on price, value, service or something are competing on "how early we open on Thanksgiving", should be closed on the holiday and let their employees see their families since the services they provide are far from critical.) But of course Marketing ruins the world.
No and No.
Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?
That depends. If what you are doing in the game is boring or not fun, then you are absolutely correct.
If, however, playing the game as you like provides you enjoyment and also gains you the virtual currency to pay for your subscription, well then you are ahead.
Elevation Plays a Role In Memory Error Rates
Although true, I don't imagine vibration has any effect on SRAM error rates. Hard drive failure rates, I could imagine (though that's a big stretch).
I wonder if it has to do with the upper servers shielding the lower ones on the rack from the cosmic rays. Time for a tinfoil hat for my servers!
NHTSA Tells Tesla To Stop Exaggerating Model S Safety Rating
Quick. Guess what 5 decimal is when converted to base 12.
Xbox One Controller Cost Over $100 Million To Develop
Mmmm, I love the smell of zombies in the morning.
Or was that napalm? I never can remember.
Explorer Plans Hunt For Genghis Khan's Long-Lost Tomb
'I couldn't stop thinking about it. But I'm not happy just reading about it, or knowing about it. I need to have my feet on it.'
I'd much rather stand within the Pleasure Dome / Decreed by Kubla Khan / To taste anew the fruits of life / The last immortal man...
Smithsonian Releases 3D Models of Artifacts
Wake me up when they've scanned the original Enterprise.
That would be quite a feat, considering that that one was burned in 1777 to prevent it's capture by the British.
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