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The Rescue Plan That Could Have Saved Space Shuttle Columbia

rok3 Re:However.. (247 comments)

It costs a lot to get excess delta-v into orbit. It's HIGHLY unlikely that either of them would have much more delta-v than what is required to deorbit them. That would be way short of the amount required for intercept and even if you do happen to make it... what then?

about 7 months ago

The Rescue Plan That Could Have Saved Space Shuttle Columbia

rok3 Re:However.. (247 comments)

Don't forget Hacker News

about 7 months ago

Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

rok3 Wording (664 comments)

I might be an old geezer at this point but I feel like the Slashdot from my youth would have phrased this as "A Stack Overflow ..." as opposed to "Stack Overflow ...". I feel like editors nowadays a) have no clue what they are talking about b) are concerned with clicks over substance.

about 7 months ago

A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

rok3 Re:It's three letters (96 comments)


I don't know why this has made it to every programming news site I visit.

about 7 months ago

More Details About Mars Mystery Rock

rok3 Crater Reject? (180 comments)

"The other is that there's a smoking hole in the ground somewhere nearby and this is a piece of crater reject."

I think the word they were looking for is ejecta...

about 8 months ago

Is Computer Science Education Racist and Sexist?

rok3 Re:How does advanced CS have any tie to culture? (612 comments)

Unless they are saying that "dry and sometimes boring" is "white culture"?

I now have an uncontrollable urge to watch The Chappelle Show.

about 9 months ago

When Your Data Absolutely, Positively has to be Destroyed (Video)

rok3 Re:This is not for us. (295 comments)

When you consider the cost of a potential data breach $9000 (for years worth of hard drives) is nothing. I love to hate 'the man' as much as the next guy but there is a time, a place, and a need for standardized destruction of data.

about a year and a half ago

Everything About Java 8

rok3 Re:Changes (233 comments)

Wish I had mod points for this.

I dislike using Java for work ( mid-sized web applications) but when I've been forced to deal with Java code I have enjoyed being able to quickly understand what a developer was trying to do regardless of their level of expertise.

It's really good to have simple, slow-evoling, core elements to a language when it comes to learning, teaching, understanding, etc..

about a year and a half ago

A Glimpse of a Truly Elastic Cloud

rok3 Minimum != No (201 comments)

'OS-less' based system, sweet! Just think, we'll save a few seconds during the boot up process and it will only take hundreds of hours for our devs to code in assembly / binary! It's almost as efficient as the href-less anchor tag.

Sarcasm aside... there is something working as an OS it's just trimmed down to the bare minimum. Also, check your damn summaries.

about a year and a half ago

US Attorney General Defends Handling of Aaron Swartz Case

rok3 Re:What an ass. (276 comments)

I was going to use my mod points but I didn't see an 'idiot' option. The only illegal thing he actually did was to trespass in a computer closet.

about a year and a half ago

Parcel Sensor Knows When Your Delivery Has Been Dropped

rok3 Re:Existing non-electronic variant (145 comments)

FFS... Situation A) Blame automatically applied to manufacturer : They send out another unit and sell the 'defective' unit as a refirb or B) They have the data from 'smart' sensor bitch and moan with shipper's lawyers over who is responsible for the damaged product after spending time review logs. The only people who win with situation B) are the Goddamn lawyers. This just seems like an instance of a coming up with a solution that costs more than the initial problem.

about a year and a half ago

Wireless Power Over Distance: Just a Parlor Trick?

rok3 Re:As it was before (215 comments)

I wish I still had some mod points. You are making too much sense to ignore.

about 2 years ago

iPad Steering Wheel Mount

rok3 Seriously... (230 comments)

"It's almost like a Heads-Up Display on the vehicle!"

Until the airbag goes off and it becomes a Through-Head Display...

more than 4 years ago

Doing the Math On the New MacBook

rok3 I wonder about the "eco-friendly" award... (783 comments)

Milling a laptop case out of a brick of aluminum produces a lot of waste. The energy required to recycle the aluminum is low compared to the energy used to produce new material. However, after you factor in transporting and handling of the waste to a recycling facility is it still more eco-friendly than case manufacturing processes?

It's just a thought that came to mind while reading the article and I would love to hear what others think.

more than 5 years ago


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