Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure
Generally its the delivery crew who use the sails to get the boat to where the rich guy wants to sail from. Often the crew are given a budget, for all expenses including fuel, and so anything they save on that means they have more spending money for more vital supplies like beer, beer and more beer :-)
These crews move the yachts around the world as "the rich guy" wants spring in the Caribbean, summer in the Med, fall/autumn in the Indian Ocean, winter around Australia. So you move the yacht to meet the guy and his family/friends for the holiday onboard at specific times.
You use the diesel engine when you're likely to miss the departure/arrival dates.
Its a fun life but badly paid, but you get to spend your time on a luxury yacht.
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?
Dragging CAT6 is better than a phone line as you can use it for so many other things (aswell as a phone line).
Hackers Compromised Yahoo Servers Using Shellshock Bug
So sys-admin only use Debian based systems?
What about RHEL, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Tru64, VMS, Windows/Cygwin
How about all that networking kit which use Bash for their scripting & WebUI
Sierra Nevada Corp. Files Legal Challenge Against NASA Commercial Contracts
There are a number of other organisations who are interested in putting people up.
SpaceX has signed an agreement with Bigalow to launch their habitats and send people up to them.
I'm sure the Europeans would buy rides on US launches
So while NASA is the primary customer, there are others who will also use the facility once it exists.
SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer
You want a laser based 3D printer that fuses metallic dust rather than the plastic string melters.
Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album
Even better as you can track the click-through and know they are good to target for more U2 merchandising emails.
Developing the First Law of Robotics
But if you then mugged the bank robbers - that's a lesser law broken and so not as bad bank robbery, although the rewards would be the same.
Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation
The State of Colorado seems to be profiting from weed rather successfully - something like $7 million a month in state income (tax, licence, etc)
Operating Systems Still Matter In a Containerized World
I thought it was "A foolish man built his house on sand, while the geek built his house in Minecraft."
UK Police Won't Comment On The Tracking of People's Phone Calls
As each cell has a CID (Cell ID) you can get software which will display this, and other, information.
If you know what the CID should be for a specific area then you can restrict your phone use if you don't recognise the CID.
eg. 2 phones - one a burner you NEVER use, but is always on so you can track the CID,
Your main phone you only switch on when you trust the CID of the cell you're in to make the calls.
A public database of Cell ID - http://opencellid.org/ Its a little out on some of its info, but its a good starting point.
Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"
but limit them to less than $10 a day.
The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension
I've got some testable predictions for other theories - but they're currently beyond our current ability to make a time machine and a FTL space craft, but I'm sure we'll get around to that at some point.
If you can't build the experiment then it is untestable, even if you have some vague idea of what the experiment requires.
Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode
The article states that even before the cast wages are included production costs are more than that of Doctor Who.
Either BBC is yet again showing what it can do on a shoestring budget, or Hollywood TV has over inflated production costs.
Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer
"I'll need a copy of his death certificate and proof of your power of attorney over the estate as I'm not permitted to deal with anyone other than the account holder, or authorised by the account holder"
HP Claims Their Moonshot System is a 'New Style of IT' (Video)
Its because HP customers are used to printer ink cartridges being overpriced disposable units. They're thinking is to move this into computer components and release them as over-priced disposable units too.
French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review
"Within the French judicial system, personal and honest reviews have been sued by the restaurant owners - as such I am unable to leave an honest review of this establishment without risking legal action."
"Unable to leave an honest review"
You're not saying the restaurant is bad, just that you're unable to leave a review.
Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative
NASA has a reduced budget so has to do more with less.
The overarching goal is Mars...
The asteroid visit is a stepping stone, which they'll have to do anyway at some point.
Just like when they were going to the moon, they did a few orbits of the Earth first before moving to to orbiting the moon, then finally landing on it. The asteroid visits, capture, asteroid insertion into lunar orbit, etc are all steps rather than a single shot system whose only purpose is to get to Mars. We saw how useful Apollo was at being reused for other purposes. So multi-mission capable systems are what they're looking towards.
While NASA is harvesting resources from the asteroids, SpaceX might get their act together and propose their martian lander system. NASA can then throw resources at that, as they have done with COTS and CCDev.
Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann
Just because everyone thinks it is right doesn't mean that its correct.
Scientific consensus once said that the world was flat, that the sun orbited the earth. It was once the consensus that an atom was like a plum pudding (JJ Thompsons model).
Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View
A GPS will tell you where to go.
A map will tell you where you are and what is around you and where to go.
The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe
Or we had it and that's what happened to all the anti-matter - they got kicked over the hill and into the valley of oblivion.
Or just got invited to a wedding by George R.R. Martin.
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