This is a discussion on Shuttle footage within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Posted on slashdot Video link . Best parts in my opinion at 2:58 and 7:25. Pretty neat to see it ...
"Think not but that I know these things; or think
I know them not: not therefore am I short
Of knowing what I ought."
-John Milton, Paradise Regained (1671)
"Work hard and it might happen."
Man, that was possibly one of the more disorientating videos I've watched. Pretty cool though. Shame they didn't cut the first three minutes (minus a bit), cause nothing happens there. I don't know, it's like flying, but more so - I find the concept of a body (a heavy body!!), being able to fly very ... confusing. I know how it works, but that doesn't satasfy me. It's the same with space shuttles and UFO's.
it would have been coole if it was on the front of the thing that was falling down.
Wow, that was one of the most amazing pieces of footage ive seen.
To see it in the movies is one thing, but seeing it like that is something else
That was made in a hollywood basement.
I don't understand this clip. Is this the launching of the shuttle or was it in the air already?
was the launch of the shuttle, but the camera was attached to the shuttle
It's the footage of one of the SRBs disengaging from the Space Shuttle and landing on sea.
From now on a large part of your life will be spent finding and correcting your own mistakes.
And if you are lucky and land yourself a good job, a whole lot more time will be spent finding and correcting other people's mistakes.
That has to be good, no?
Originally Posted by brewbuck:
Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.