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- Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:23 am UTC
- Forum: What If?
- Topic: What-If 0145: "Fire From Moonlight"
- Replies: 157
- Views: 75368
This is a fairly well-studied problem for engineers of solar thermal energy (those big power stations in the desert using mirrors to make steam to run a turbine & generator). In fact, it's very useful in that field that you can't light a fire using moonlight, as moonlight is used to calibrate th...
- Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:16 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0695: "Spirit"
- Replies: 337
- Views: 219592
Nawwww. *Sniff* I remember the day I was in Tidbinbilla, at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex as they were tracking Spirit as it was landing... It's the closest I'll ever be to the landing of a space probe. It's more romantic if you overlook the fact that due to transit time of the signa...
- Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:38 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Annoyance: truncated tooltips in firefox- solution
- Replies: 4
- Views: 4179
All my tooltips, for everything in all of Firefox, have disappeared. I did nothing to cause this, to my knowledge. Oh well. I'm sure they'll come home one day.
Has anyone heard of Pontifex? It's similar from what I can gather, except you construct a bridge for a train to cross. The game is only ~900kB. Pontifex 2 includes several other things, like hydraulics to make your bridge retract to allow passage for ships in another direction. There are a couple of...