Awesome article. I love those old battleships.
I don't get people. If I get ANY gift, I say "Thank you". Even if I don't want it, I at least express gratitude and remember it truly is the thought that counts.
I've run into lots of ungrateful gift receivers, but...geez.
As an engineer, I found this fascinating and look forward to reading more on this development.
Being told there were maths problems with no solutions...I've run into those math teachers too. Told me you couldn't divide by zero. There is always a solution.
Wha...? I'm a trained artilleryman, and I served as a Fire Direction Officer in a light unit (all manual gunnery) as well as a Fire Control Officer in a heavy rocket unit (all digital gunnery).
This problem was solved a long time ago.
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Only thing I can think of is they mean the exact path, like down to the millimeter precision. I'm gonna try and do a bit more research before I call it compeletely.
I (and hundreds of officers each year) was specifically trained for six months in nothing but Artillery Calculus at the [Field Artillery] Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill.
For example, I can manually (no calculator) solve for the exact action in meters per second of a 98 square weight shell to an impact point. The calculation itself is to within .01 meters. Now...reality has a say in the observed effects because of minute differences in actual weight to the gram, atmospheric delta, etc., so we calculate in something called probable error in range and probable error in location--which looks a lot like photon scatter.
Nonetheless, we solve for firing location, target location (including deflection and azimuth, altitude, etc.), weather effects (meteorology: pressures, temperature, wind, precipitation, etc.), rotation of the earth, gravity, piece-data (individual muzzle velocity in m/s, which is different for each artillery piece, a lot like a fingerprint), and munitions data (weights, fuze types, temperature of powder, type of powder, etc.).
Maybe the news report is a bit incomplete. I looked around, but couldn't actually find his solution or his paper anywhere.
I'm recommending changes to Aviation Regulations world wide: All future flights need a second off duty Pilot who is to travel on the plane at all times along with an airmarshal with a gun with instructions to shoot the pilot for leaving the Cockpit during flight and having sex with a stewardess.
I didn't know 'hell' was a profanity.
Andrew Turner wrote:
To my parents "heck" is. But this is the first time I've seen or heard of a public organization objecting to either.
Bitter Thorn wrote:
beats spear against shield
May they shed much blood.
Freehold DM wrote:
I hear this in Morbo's voice when I read it.
All hell breaks loose in California as Rogue Ex Cop goes on killing Spree.
I live in the city the first killings took place in. It's the talk of the town here, as it were.
EDIT: That said, "all hell breaks loose" is going a little far. It's basically a normal couple of days here, if raining.