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  1. This. There will be a transition period though. Air force fighter communities have a lot of influence in purchasing decisions and will resist as hard as they can. While air forces are still led by folks who used to fly themselves drones will only be a supplement to manned aircraft, but once those people are all retired it'll be unmanned all the way. So you're probably looking at 40 years from now before it'll be considered the norm.
  2. It wasn't your post I quoted. But yes, what Red Iron Crown said.
  3. QR codes are just a better form of bar code. They're widely used in many industries. For example, I just printed out a prepaid address label on my PC, it's sitting right in front of me and includes a matrix code very similar to a QR so that the mail-sorting machine can read the address and automatically sort it to the destination. Just because you personally don't know what something is actually useful for doesn't make it useless.
  4. 500ms-1 is actually pretty slow if you're talking about weapons projectiles. Rifle bullets travel about twice that speed. But they will deform during deceleration into a solid target, hence my question about what the mechanical properties of the impact site are. Sand will stop bullets with fairly minimal deformation, granite won't.
  5. Depends on lots of factors. What distance is the deceleration carried out in? What are the mechanical properties of the impactor and impact site? What angle is the impactor coming in at? What do you call "surviving"?
  6. The MIT team's points don't necessarily prove that it's a fake, just that their plans aren't realistic. The difference is in the intentions of the people behind Mars One. Personally I think it's a reasonable proposition that a genuine Mars mission isn't their primary goal (more of a startup-esque "stretch goal"), but the lack of a workable Mars plan doesn't specifically prove that.
  7. Slough. It's the last place they'd expect. Edit: I would have a secret train that took me to an underground entrance under everywhere like the White House, Buckingham Palace, the Kremlin, etc so that I could sneak in and skulk around wearing a lizard mask just to troll the conspiracy tards.
  8. Same reason people ride rollercoasters, do bungie jumps or fly aerobatics. I've back-seated in combat aircraft, low-level nav or ACM pulling loads of g is hard work, but fun once you get used to it. You have to pull a crazy amount of g to get hurt, mostly it's just harmless fun.
  9. Because the governing bodies of those sports either haven't applied or haven't qualified for them to be included.
  10. We've got a combi microwave. It's really good for whipping up stuff for one. Stick it into convection oven mode and it'll cook bread or baked potatoes much more quickly and efficiently than using the full-sized oven. Aren't all ovens convection ovens these days though? Can't remember the last time I saw an electric oven that wasn't.
  11. It often is when people describe their cursor jumping, yes.
  12. Yes, it's possible to install a dual boot with Linux and Windows, but it's easiest to do it by installing Windows first taking up the whole drive, then install Linux. The installer for Ubuntu well guide you through setting up a dual boot, it's pretty easy. However your issue doesn't sound like you need to take such drastic action. It sounds like you need to change the settings so that the track pad is disabled while you're typing.
  13. Seret

    Sabotage

    0.50cal AP-T round into something volatile (LOX tank?). Fire on the pad. Kaboom.