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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

macson_g Re:And the speculation was completely off (180 comments)

For 1/10 the price of Oracle you can get _fantastic_ support for Postgres. Just sayn'....


NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

macson_g Squad, take note! (180 comments)

This is how KSP contracts should work, and not some silly "test the parachute while landed on the Mun"!


The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

macson_g Re:Who would have thought (193 comments)

I don't think anyone was consulting the construction of the plant with local population.

about a week ago

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

macson_g Makes sense (368 comments)

Makes perfect sense. The Minecraft's UI should integrate with Metro seamlessly.

about a week ago

C++14 Is Set In Stone

macson_g Re:Oh god so what? (193 comments)

Good luck with your typedefs:

template<typename Range>
double mean(const Range& range)
  double sum = 0.0; int count = 0;
  for(auto& v : range) {
    sum += v;
  return sum/count;

about a month ago

Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

macson_g Re:Huh? (406 comments)

Or more importantly: drunk texting!

about a month ago

Digia Spinning Off Qt Division Into New Company

macson_g Hire some of the folks fired by MS! (59 comments)

Wonder if this is a coincidence that they are doing it now, when MS is laying off quite a lot of ppl in Finland. They could grab some of the workforce, possibly even some of the original Trolls who ended up being Nokia employees.

about a month and a half ago

PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

macson_g Re:its why devs cringe. (180 comments)

Want static typing? Use Cython.

about a month and a half ago

A Look At NASA's Orion Project

macson_g Re:Old dreams (108 comments)

I too regret that such a cool name is wasted for slightly enlarged Apollo CM, which looks outdated even in comparison to SpaceX's Dragon.

about 2 months ago

NASA's Orion Spaceship Passes Parachute Test

macson_g Re:All IS Lost (75 comments)

More like 3000 years. It took us 1000 years to recover from the collapse of Roman Empire.

about 3 months ago

Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

macson_g The Second Moon Race? (313 comments)

With the CWII (Cold War 2) approaching, we may as well see a second moon race.

about 5 months ago

Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible

macson_g Re:Flying pigs (374 comments)

What do you think pyramids are foundations for?

about 7 months ago

SpaceX Testing Landing Legs On Next Falcon9 Rocket

macson_g Re:This will be really cool to watch (73 comments)

The other amazing thing about all this is that it's pure experimentation. There's no risk, aside from costs, if something goes wrong with this experiment. [...]

Well, not entirely. First: they add extra fuel for the braking burn (or reduce amount of fuel available for ascent). Second: the legs will change the aerodynamic, and maybe other characteristics of the fuselage.

They did a braking burn before, so I assume 1. is already tested, but I wouldn't say that there is no risk.

And that's why it's so exiting!

about 7 months ago



Startup brings algorithmic trading to the masses

macson_g macson_g writes  |  about a year and a half ago

macson_g (1551397) writes "Algorithmic and High-frequency trading seems to be hated by the geek community. This may change with Quantopian, a new service allowing anyone with programming skills to try algo trading from home.

High frequency trading has been scrutinized in recent years because of its links to financial scares like the Flash Crash. But the actual algorithms used to power much of high frequency trading are not well understood, and locked up in hedge funds and large financial firms. Startup Quantopian, which is coming out of beta today, aims to make these algorithms available to a much larger audience.


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Dormitory turned into huge 12x10 color display.

macson_g macson_g writes  |  more than 5 years ago

macson_g (1551397) writes "Students from Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) once again turned one of dormitories into huge display. The project is called P.I.W.O. (B.E.E.R.). This time they converted 10-story building into 4-color, 12x10 display. The display was used to display animations, and to play interactive games as well. On the project page (in polish, Google translation here) you can watch almost hour-long video, featuring music videos, Tetris session, dancing Michael Jackson, Duke Nukem and Mario."
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