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comment Why did the Germans fall behind the Americans in the development of the atomic bomb after an initial lead?
I should mention that the CANDU reactors are heavy water reactors, and I think that it is commonly accepted that they are today's safest and most efficient reactor design. I do not think that choosing heavy water over material refinement is inherently a sabotaging decision.
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comment Why did the Germans fall behind the Americans in the development of the atomic bomb after an initial lead?
@BenCrowell: I believe that the reference to Einstein had more to do with the energy equivalence equation (E=mc<sup>2</sup>) than relativity directly. The energy of an atomic bomb comes from the matter that is converted to energy.
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comment Short read while trying to open partition
Thank you, I will get to work with smartctl soon. The encouragement is welcome!
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comment Short read while trying to open partition
Thank you Ivan. I will give this a try, as I still have the old drive.
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comment If a rocket launch is delayed, what happens to the cryogenics?
@geoffc: I know, it's like renaming pad 39A. I couldn't believe it either. Wikipedia article on LC-13
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comment If a rocket launch is delayed, what happens to the cryogenics?
@EchoLogic: That's LC-1 now!
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comment If a rocket launch is delayed, what happens to the cryogenics?
Loxtopus? I love that word!
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comment Can ion thrusters be scaled up?
How much would a vehicle weigh if 50kN is enough to accelerate it to 88 MPH in a parking lot?
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accepted Why do C datatypes have these specific sizes on this machine?
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comment There's no 'sudo' command in Cygwin
Looks like a good solution to me! Cygwin support has certain gotten better in the past five years!
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comment License of source code when the license is not indicated
@MikePennington: Isn't that where the term "open sores" comes from?
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comment Why do C datatypes have these specific sizes on this machine?
@MatthewCarlson: Thank you, that link addresses the theoretical aspect but not the practical. Also, as the OP there mentions, his question (a subset of the question, but does not encompass this entire question) remains unanswered for practical purposes. In any case, thank you for the link as it is definitely related.
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comment Why do C datatypes have these specific sizes on this machine?
@MattMcNabb: Thank you, that document is a good start. I guess I will have to try on other systems, such as on an Android phone.
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comment Why do C datatypes have these specific sizes on this machine?
@MattMcNabb: Added as per your request.
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Added `void *`
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