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DEyncourt wrote: Amatuer archeologist spent £32 K to buy land to reveal what may be a large though once-lost medieval town on the border of Wales:

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The article points out that many modern British cities are built on top of the remains of their older versions. For most places construction has largely removed any archeological remains.

On the other hand there are places outside of modern towns where the precise location of a medieval village or town was not too accurate, and that time and erosion and farming may have erased any surface evidence as had happened in the case of the medieval town of Trellech.

Some academics are disputing this guy's claims. Part of the problem is that there have been digs by those academics in the area as long as 20 years before his "discovery" in 2004. And Wilson--that "amatuer archeologist"--has been disparaging those efforts by others who now claim that Wilson has basically stolen their credit.
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This past Sunday Japan tried to launch a satellite into orbit aboard smallest rocket to try this:

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The rocket was only 9.65 meters (32 feet) tall with a diameter of 0.52 meters (1.7 feet) and weighed only 2.6 tons. While the payload for this rocket was only a 3 kg cubesat, plans are to eventually have payloads of up to 140 kg and to put them into orbits as high as 800 km. The entire cost of this mission was about $5 M.

Unfortunately the first stage did not separate and the rocket fell into the Pacific.
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japan's space program has such a long, sad story of disaster

you'd think they'd be aces in the tech department, but they're sorely lacking where management is concerned
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it's the kamikaze in them.

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it's a supernova

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That's pretty cool. Well, maybe not if you lived in that system...
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hard not to wonder about that, isn't it? i'm sometimes surprised by how dispassionate astronomers are when they talk about this stuff
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That happened a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ...
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Another Death Star exploding thanks to the Rebel Alliance?
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Kirk wrote: Image

Not orange enough.
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They got the pout right though.
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Pithecanthropus wrote:
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Not orange enough.

Someone should 'shop that to the correct shade.
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Make sure it has those raccoon eyes.
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iDaemon wrote: Image
Raul Julia and Meryl Streep

I bet that was awesome.
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DukeofNuke wrote:
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I bet that was awesome.

Ooooh... that would have been.
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so they make those in adult sizes? interesting...

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If only I had clicked the third option.
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I always liked those clamshell machines, but they were horrifically underpowered. I wonder how well stuffing a modern iPad Pro's hardware in one would work? (By which I mean keep the physical keyboard and trackpad and add a touch screen)
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maurvir wrote:
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I always liked those clamshell machines, but they were horrifically underpowered. I wonder how well stuffing a modern iPad Pro's hardware in one would work? (By which I mean keep the physical keyboard and trackpad and add a touch screen)


I don't think the trackpad works, but it's been done, long ago.

https://www.engadget.com/2010/06/10/ipa ... d-present/

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I mean as an actual integrated product, not a hack - though that is definitely very cool.
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This was an interesting story. Articles from old newspapers were submitted to an AI, which figured out larger scale trends from them.
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juice wrote: If only I had clicked the third option.


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ukimalefu wrote: so they make those in adult sizes? interesting...

[snip of older man wearing light-up sneakers]

Then you have to watch this.
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This guy really seems worth his salt.
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Probably gets a good salary.
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It's a stingerless male carpenter bee. They are harmless. :)
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maurvir wrote: I mean as an actual integrated product, not a hack - though that is definitely very cool.


Well, there are these convertible windows laptops...
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religion!

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I know my internet is human waste, but is that gif in 4k 60fps and 2 hours long?
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