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Atlantic Crossing By Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon

hachiman Battery life (51 comments)

I read another article on this (possible on The Register), and one of the shortfalls of the project as it turned out (i.e. going further than expected) seemed to be the lack of battery power for the transponder for attempts at a longer journey.

I wonder how much a nicely paired up solar panel would upset the lift/weight balance on a high altitude balloon, and whether it would be able to charge the batteries well enough to power a transponder over a longer trip.

more than 2 years ago
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I'm a PC and I'm 4-1/2

hachiman Nauseating (435 comments)

Is anyone else nauseated by this?

I mean, that add was like 30 seconds long if that and now I want to find somewhere dark to go and throw up in. The stationary cupboard maybe...

Doesn't this count as using child labour?

more than 5 years ago
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Reading Google Chrome's Fine Print

hachiman A turn off? (607 comments)

Whilst the auto update feature sort of makes sense (if you discount a malicious user working out how to auto-update an installed copy with their own code), I detest ads, possibly in common with the rest of the world. Ok, it is their revenue, but it's bad enough seeing them on pages, but having them eve more targetted???

Oh yes, and the autoupdate program (googleupdate.exe) still executes at startup even after Chrome is uninstalled. I know it's a beta, but that's just sloppy.

Or is it???

more than 5 years ago

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