extra_specticles t1_jdz5lm3 wrote

Well the ISS is only about 400km from earth, so what they see is pretty much the same, only not obscured by clouds and light pollution. 400km is only the distance from London to just past Paris. So they are not going to see much more than we do.


extra_specticles t1_jcnas87 wrote

A photon only has particle like behaviour when interacting with matter, otherwise it behaves like waves and spreads out and is essentially excitations in the electromagnetic field which permeates all spacetime. If there is no interaction, then it's just travelling energy in the field. In effect all travelling photons are in superposition in the electromagnetic field.


extra_specticles t1_j9y9598 wrote

Something to hold it still - like a vice. A blow torch to heat the metal. And a hammer to beat it back into shape when hot.

Or if you don't have the first two, a hard flat surface like a driveway and use your body weight to hold the bike flat and down, and a hammer to try and force the metal bar back.

It's basically the use of the same force, that bent it, in reverse. So if someone sat on it, think of how force you need to apply. It's not a small amount.


extra_specticles t1_j9wmq2v wrote

Before the attempt on Hitler's life in 1944, the German army tended to salute using the traditional British naval salute (that same as the American armed forces salute) among themselves, and using the Roman (Hitler) salute only when meeting Hitler himself. The SS on the other hand preferred the Roman salute most if not all of the time. I believe after the attempt on his life, he made it compulsory for all to use that Roman salute. How many used it as the Reich fell apart, however, is anyone's guess.

There are photos of line where the army officers are employing one salute, while the SS another, at the same time.

Interestingly for Americans

> In 1892, Francis Bellamy introduced the American Pledge of Allegiance, which was to be accompanied by a visually similar [to the Nazi] saluting gesture, referred to as the Bellamy salute.


extra_specticles t1_j8prbrn wrote

I don't feel shitty stopping having shit things put into my life. I only have one life and a certain number of clicks. I don't want to be wasting them on knobends.


extra_specticles t1_j8ntjtv wrote

This is why I unsubbed heaps of news and politics subs. I now view subs like r/mademesmile r/goodnews. In addition I stopped other social media and stopped watching and listening to most tv news. The amount of my feeling down just decreased massively.

More of them:

/r/wholesomememes /r/aww /r/randomkindness /r/examplesofgood /r/HappyCrowds /r/BeforeNAfterAdoption /r/FeelsLikeTheFirstTime /r/PupliftingNews


extra_specticles t1_j8d3151 wrote

Yes, the market is POTENTIALLY huge - but without major h/w & OS vendor support it's not going to be massive. The open desktop market has only existed in part due to the fact that (A) the h/w was always open right back to the original IBM PC, and (B) OS/software support for a large number so hardware components. Don't get me wrong I'd love to see it, but I've been in the tech industry for over 40 years and I'm not going to hold my breath.

PI Demand - even then the pi was available (and it's coming back online for Q3 this year) the number of laptops with it? You might think the appeal of such hardware configurations is high, but without mainstream OEM hardware vendors (DELL, LENOVO etc) they will not succeed in the consumer and business markets. What will make it happen is if Windows introduces a version for it. This of course is a possibility - however, Microsoft will need to come up with something like Apple's Rosetta for ARM to enable x86 apps to run. Again this is not something that they can't do - but they've certainly not been able to do it for their ARM Windows yet.


extra_specticles t1_j8d2npt wrote

EDIT; So downvotes for pointing out that mainstream Chinese hardware will not be enough and that OS support is needed. And just to be clear I love Linux and have been using it since the 90s. It has never been mainstream consumer or business desktop/laptop will not so easily. Servers yes, desktops - no. No matter what you wish.

China may well make lots of components but the only OS they'll be able to make is Linux. Linux does not and will not have mainstream consumer and business appeal. The only OS that will come close is Android. I seriously doubt any Chinese laptop and Linux will get mainstream consumer and business appeal in the massive market of Europe/America/APAC. That's where the market for these is - and it won't happen. Windows and MacOS are far too entrenched for Android to have done anything in that space - and they've had years to try.