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Imagine you’ve just returned to work from a lengthy sabbatical and found, among the thousands of increasingly shrill and unanswered emails in your mailbox, one telling you that you are now the proud product owner of a bunch of Windows OS apps. What would you do?…
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They bunked in a double-wide trailer, cramming inside on cots and sleeping bags, as many as a dozen at a time. In the mornings, they feasted on steaming plates of scrambled eggs. At night, beneath some of the darkest skies on Earth, they grilled steaks and wondered if the heavens above were beyond their reach. Kids, most of them, existed alone on a tiny speck of an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It was the middle of nowhere, really.
And they worked. They worked desperately—tinkering, testing, and fixing—hoping that nothing would go wrong this time. Already, their small rocket had failed three times. One more launch anomaly likely meant the end of Space Exploration Technologies.
Three times, in 2006, 2007, and 2008, SpaceX tried to launch a Falcon 1 rocket from Omelek Island in the Pacific Ocean, a coral shelf perhaps a meter above sea level and the size of three soccer fields. Less than two months after the last failure, the money was running out. SpaceX had just one final rocket to launch, with only some spare components left over in its California factory.
The social network will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns.
UK cops run machine learning trials on live police operations. Unregulated. What could go wrong? – report
RUSI: How about some codes of practice, transparency, for starters?
The use of machine learning algorithms by UK police forces is unregulated, with little research or evidence that new systems work, a report has said.…
Welcome to Edition 1.18 of the Rocket Report! Lots of news on medium- and large-sized rockets, including milestones for the Delta II and Ariane 5 rockets, as well as a round-up of SpaceX's big announcement of its first customer for the Big Falcon Rocket. Oh yeah, we even try to make some sense of propulsion based on quantized inertia. (We fail).
As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.
Georgia's spaceport gets a tenant. The Camden County Joint Development Authority, which seeks to develop a spaceport near the Atlantic coast, announced this week that it has reached an agreement with ABL Space Systems to establish an integration and testing facility for the small launch vehicle that company is developing. The RS1 rocket, which has a test launch planned for 2020, is designed to place up to 900kg into low Earth orbit at a price of $17 million a launch, SpaceNews reports.
We finally got our hands on the Google's first stab at a mobile phone, and it was a good experience indeed. We were impressed by the G1's Web browser, which came closest to the iPhone's than any we've seen, and by the combination of features that make this phone a very competent messaging device
Google Pixelbook 2, aka Nocturne or Atlas: Rumored specs, features, leaks, price, release date - CNET
Google is said to be cooking up new convertible tablets to take on Microsoft's Surface Pro. Find out for sure on Oct. 9.
The bleary-eyed Apple fans queueing early in the morning, the cheering staff: Apple's latest iPhone launch was on brand.
Mindlessly self-indulgent app developers have a laugh at our expense
Something for the Weekend, Sir? I can't get it up. Give me a few moments and I'll try again. Yes, I have tried rubbing it but thanks for the suggestion. What's that? I'm grasping it too firmly? Or I'm flashing in the wrong direction? Tell you what, I'll keep fiddling with it while you satisfy one of your other customers.…
It's also reportedly referenced in iOS 12.1.
Australia was the first to get its hands on the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4.
Robot is 'responsive' but for some reason it can't transmit science data
Since last weekend, an as-yet-undiagnosed glitch in the Mars Curiosity Rover has baffled boffins at NASA.…
The services website and app is no longer reachable from mainland China, gamers report
Biz decides it's cheaper to bring in minimum wage jockey than fix database
On-Call Friday has rolled around, regular as clockwork, and we celebrate the end of the week in the time-honoured way: On-Call, our regular column for techies to vent about frustrations from days gone by.…
There are so many ways to experience BMW’s lovely 4 Series, but for me, this 430i Coupe is the way to go.
British banking public biffed again just a day after Barclays blunder
Online and mobile banking services from NatWest and its subsidiaries Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank crashed at around 5am this morning and remain down.…
New boats, decommissioning old ones, skills shortage...
The Ministry of Defence has too many bigshots and not enough grunts – or cash – to reliably keep Britain’s nuclear deterrent hiding beneath the ocean waves, according to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.…
There's only a week left to complete this season's challenges, so here's everything you need in one place.
"You'll need it."