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by Korrente
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korean protests
Replies: 51
Views: 4773

Re: North Korean protests

That article didn't really say how they are dropping leaflets into NK...I thought the conventional method was to use dispensers on aircraft. How can SK be getting aircraft into NK without them going off the deep end? Same question about the foodstuffs, how is this being delivered?
by Korrente
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korean protests
Replies: 51
Views: 4773

Re: North Korean protests

You obviously don't know much about NK. They probably have the worst human rights record in the world and are easily the most totalitarian. It is pretty much certain that, if the NK government forces don't start massacring protesters, the Chinese will. Did you know, for example, that attempting to ...
by Korrente
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Korean protests
Replies: 51
Views: 4773

Re: North Korean protests

authorities had begun purging elites who had studied abroad in Russia Purging? As in killing? How do people get by with zero regard for human lives? I guess that's what it takes to be a dictatorship, but...round them up and deport them or something besides killing. This alone would make me want to ...
by Korrente
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Robot Reality Show
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Robot Reality Show

Gladiatorial Games.
by Korrente
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Name of a survey ship. That "tips over".
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Name of a survey ship. That "tips over".

I remember reading an article (Popular Mechanics?) about this. I thought it was just one of those neat ideas, didn't know they had already built it (fifty years ago).

Somewhat related: it just creeps me out when things go so far under the water I can't see them. Even sitting at my desk it's creepy.
by Korrente
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uniform fetish advice
Replies: 21
Views: 3558

Re: Uniform fetish advice

I love the Nazi uniform. Watching Inglorious Basterds (the new one) the other day I all I could think about was how sharp they looked. Then I felt bad. But, I would wear one. Especially if it got me laid. I say if you can somehow find one, go for it. I mean, you can't get much sexier than black, red...
by Korrente
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Aerodynamic rotor (optimal number of blades)
Replies: 17
Views: 1979

Re: Aerodynamic rotor (optimal number of blades)

I don't build aircraft, I just operate them so I may be wrong on some points, but here's how I simplify the issue to myself: It's primarily torque and drag. Think about a 2-bladed rotor (as in one blade on each side) that has a good mass but it's not huge and the engine is able to spin at maximum RP...
by Korrente
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Street Parking Algorithms?
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Street Parking Algorithms?

Grab a can of white or yellow spray paint and some making tape. Tape off straight lines and spray them. Do this late at night shouldn't take long. People are sheep they will park between the lines because that's what you do when you park, right? This will give you the ability to determine where eve...
by Korrente
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: There's a monster in my closet
Replies: 31
Views: 3894

Re: There's a monster in my closet

After watching Tremors 2, I was concerned that the monsters could see in infra-red (or whatever it is those things see in) -monsters do live in the dark most of time, you know- so I could only leave my nose out for a brief period. But then I couldn't move it back under quickly because what if they h...
by Korrente
Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: No Real 'Recon' Classes in Games
Replies: 36
Views: 5293

Re: No Real 'Recon' Classes in Games

ARMA 2, of course. There are a few scout-type missions, and the ability to pull it off in multiplayer would probably do a whole lot of good for your team. Sneak on top of a mountain, lase targets for your gunships sitting 5km away and the enemy will never know what hit them. CnC3 had the sniper unit...
by Korrente
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: GPS Error
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: GPS Error

Thanks for that GPS VNAV article, I was just discussing this with my instructor the other day. I'm pretty certain I'll use the GPS. If I get the chance I'll compare the altimeter to the receiver's reading and get back to you. I thought about flour bombs, but kind of disregarded them for the reason o...
by Korrente
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: GPS Error
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

GPS Error

So for a physics project, my group will be applying kinematic equations to the act of dropping fruit from an aircraft. I'll fly over a field at about 1000 feet and at 70 knots and my partner will drop a cantaloupe out the window. That part is straightforward. I plan to survey the field and get an av...
by Korrente
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anon DDoS attacks on a security firm
Replies: 44
Views: 5853

Re: Anon DDoS attacks on a security firm

LOIC can be thought of as a voluntary botnet. You get the software and point it where the coordinator in IRC tells you, then they take control of it and use all the LOIC's they have to attack with. Everyone seems to be polarized that either anon is a terrible cyberterrorist (dis?)organization, or th...
by Korrente
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Civilian Avionics
Replies: 90
Views: 7972

Re: Civilian Avionics

What what? I'm talking about not using typical iron-gyros, which is the usual method of determining attitude in single engine civilian aircraft. I fear an IMU that small would, like others have said, produce too much noise to be useful in this application. Maybe I'm wrong but wouldn't a gyro small e...
by Korrente
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are cars and engines made by the same companies?
Replies: 27
Views: 2792

Re: Why are cars and engines made by the same companies?

No answer to your question, but as for aviation: Textron owns both Cessna and Lycoming, and plenty of Cessnas have Lycoming engines. It's basically the same company now, just different names. And whats better (don't quote me on it though), I believe for a long time Lycoming was forced to buy fuel in...
by Korrente
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Civilian Avionics
Replies: 90
Views: 7972

Re: Civilian Avionics

Yes, MEMS, that's what I'm getting at. Had no idea what they were called, but they don't spin, they rarely break, they're very light, and they're very cheap.
by Korrente
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Civilian Avionics
Replies: 90
Views: 7972

Re: Civilian Avionics

What is the usual method of determining attitude in, say, single engine civvie craft? I assumed everybody used gyros for that; is there another method that's more common? A gyro system will require motors or a vacuum system to get it spinning, and then more sensors to read their movement (usually i...
by Korrente
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Civilian Avionics
Replies: 90
Views: 7972

Re: Civilian Avionics

Control surfaces definitely do not lose all effectiveness past mach. Besides there are plenty of ways to keep subsonic flow over the wing surfaces long after the aircraft has gone supersonic. Not to mention that they're probably not going to be doing anything but tiny control movement at that high s...
by Korrente
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Civilian Avionics
Replies: 90
Views: 7972

Re: Civilian Avionics

If you're able to get newer parts try to spring for things with electronic sensors. Then you can route all of your ADC/AHRS and GPS information into one box. If you're able, look into how Garmin packs all their equipment into a G1000 system: every sensor feeds into one of two very small computers fo...
by Korrente
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Finding history of the other side
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Finding history of the other side

I've always had a deep interest in the Second World War and now that I'm older I'm really interested in finding and collecting historical items from the period. I recently came into possession of a B-17 pilot's footlocker with all of his charts and some instruments, even some air-force magazines his...
by Korrente
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:12 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

Re: Noise

What kind of noise? Local radio stations being picked up accidentally? That last one has happened to me, and is reproducible, don't laugh. Totally off topic, but my parents bought me one of those remote controlled robots a long time ago, and whenever I would try to use the voice feature (you spoke ...
by Korrente
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Describe What You Do
Replies: 58
Views: 9631

Re: Describe What You Do

I'd like to think of myself as a 'High Performance Chauffeur.' And as a Pilot, I communicate with the Human Traffic Lights to get me to my destination.
by Korrente
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Int
Replies: 90
Views: 8121

Re: 200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered

Jessica wrote:The justification for it is that they have a monopoly and want to make more money.


Exactly. You Canadians just can't be pleased. You should be happy they're not charging you all the money per GB.
by Korrente
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you trust Facebook Connect?
Replies: 30
Views: 3239

Re: Do you trust Facebook Connect?

Most people do not care about any of these issues that are commonly brought up against Facebook. They won't care when Facebook goes down, and they won't care who replaces them. ...Wait, didn't you just say that Facebook would go down because people will start caring about these issues? I suppose I ...
by Korrente
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MMOs : Burnout, Game Design, and the Point of it all
Replies: 11
Views: 1511

Re: Three weeks of World of Warcraft

I started with BC the year-before-last I believe and got to about level 60 (yeah I know, a waste to buy BC) before I finally realized that I didn't even know what the mobs I was killing looked like. I went from typically playing several hours a day (had nothing better to do) to doing anything possib...
by Korrente
Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you trust Facebook Connect?
Replies: 30
Views: 3239

Re: Do you trust Facebook Connect?

Does this mean that something will come along that will somehow be better and not make all the same mistakes? Doubtful. Why would anyone spend the time fixing mistakes when people are so willing to give out their money to this kind of business model? Take a lesson from their airlines: when you have...
by Korrente
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you trust Facebook Connect?
Replies: 30
Views: 3239

Re: Do you trust Facebook Connect?

a) Facebook doesn't really care about privacy, I think Zuckerberg actually said he doesn't once. Or at least something to that effect. b) Facebook doesn't really care about third-party developers, I figure it depends on your perceived profit margin. and c) Facebook doesn't really care about its use...
by Korrente
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you trust Facebook Connect?
Replies: 30
Views: 3239

Re: Do you trust Facebook Connect?

The things I hate about Facebook: privacy settings nobody can figure out , a developer platform nobody can keep up with, an increasingly impersonal experience , a transphobic attitude from Facebook itself, trolls, spam, stupid quiz apps , the fact that nobody is able to leave without severe detrime...
by Korrente
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you trust Facebook Connect?
Replies: 30
Views: 3239

Re: Do you trust Facebook Connect?

For that website I'm going to be on two or three times in my life, yeah I like it. I may not really trust it (or Facebook) but I've had no problems. If it starts bringing up crap on my FB page or sending me things other places, then we'll have problems.
by Korrente
Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Panoramic Video
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Panoramic Video

Enuja, It could have been the way he was flying. I've tried my hand at aerial photography here recently and it's really difficult to focus on a spot on the ground while your plane is banking around and moving and whatnot (especially if you're flying it). Also I'm sure there's a disclaimer somewhere ...
by Korrente
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you find SpeedTest results interesting? (Split from F/R/T)
Replies: 129
Views: 14623

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

SecondTalon wrote:Here's me cheating.*
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Booya.





*I, uh.. work for a company that, among other things, is an ISP.



Can I come live with you? I'm in Somerset with about .99. Yay Windstream. Though they have been running some new lines lately, I might be able to pretend to get 3Mb.
by Korrente
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Panoramic Video
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Panoramic Video

Saw this today on Avweb and thought I'd share. You can click and drag the video frame to pan around as the heli is flying. It looks pretty awesome but unfortunately my connection is too slow to watch right now. I've never seen a video done like this, anyone know of anything similar? http://www.nimmo...
by Korrente
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: LARP
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: LARP

...beating each other with sticks doesn't seem fun. You have obviously never been a small boy. I've only seen what might have been a LARP here at school one time, and it might have been some of the fencing students playing around. They seemed to have hard swords, maybe not wood but they weren't bri...
by Korrente
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 420112

Re: Questions For The World

In addition, have you tried farming? Damn. I think I developed intelligence entirely to escape it, as a defense mechanism. This. I'm in the Southeastern US (Tennessee) and I have a bit of an accent but nothing close to what some have. Being in a university, it's sometimes funny to hear someone with...
by Korrente
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM
Replies: 34
Views: 3223

Re: Transparent Aluminium

Transparent aluminum is old news. This is not quite the same thing. Transparent aluminum was mostly aluminum...this material substitutes some of bad crystalline structure of normal glass for palladium, which is quite different.
by Korrente
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dear Tea Party: You will now get yours
Replies: 50
Views: 4521

Re: Dear Tea Party: You will now get yours

I am now riled up and fearful of conservatives.
by Korrente
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: functions that give cool designs
Replies: 56
Views: 17200

Re: functions that gives cool designs.

While I wouldn't really advise asking a mathematical genius for tips on Algebra homework (unless that's their job), I think it's more or less the duty of someone who is very good and thoroughly enjoys math (or any field) to tell people who ask 'why is this interesting?' It should be their inherent ...
by Korrente
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: functions that give cool designs
Replies: 56
Views: 17200

Re: functions that gives cool designs.

... a lot... *I am not entirely sure how true this is, and part of the reason why I post it is that I want to hear whether I'm being overly pessimistic or something. While I wouldn't really advise asking a mathematical genius for tips on Algebra homework (unless that's their job), I think it's more...
by Korrente
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things few people know about you
Replies: 85
Views: 9304

Re: Things few people know about you

I shot and killed a man that broke into my house after he kicked in the front door and was opening my bedroom door. I had initially stayed in the bedroom and was calling 911 on my cell when the person entered the bedroom and I fatally shot and killed him. He apparently used to live in the house wit...
by Korrente
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are transition lenses any good?
Replies: 30
Views: 23536

Re: Are transition lenses any good?

First time glasses-wearer here. Very sensitive to light also. Transitions don't work for me at all. Given that most sunglasses aren't dark enough for me, transitions had no noticeable effect. After losing my transition glasses I went back and bought a pair of regular lenses and a very nice set of pr...

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