As Turbineguy stated, this only works because the T56 on the C-130 is single spool. It only has one turbine, that powers both the compressor and propeller (through a gearbox). If you turn the propeller, you turn everything else in the engine. On just about any turbofan or modern turboprop, most of the energy is going… » 10/30/14 12:27am Today 12:27am

Sadly, it doesn't work. Head tracking would allow it to work for one viewer, but then the indicator is in the wrong location for everyone else, unless you use a parallax display (which wrecks effective resolution) or a holographic display (which similarly wrecks effective resolution, and doesn't commercially exist). » 10/27/14 4:24pm Monday 4:24pm

To be honest, the story isn't all that great. It's a long film, without all that much going on. Sure, there's some deep existential questions about reality and self going on in the movie, but that's not what draws people in. Find a big TV, wait until it's dark, turn off the phone, turn off the lights, and experience… » 10/26/14 1:21am Sunday 1:21am

In the most cursory sense only. Your home router only has two networks, inside and not-inside. It performs no route mapping and calculation. It doesn't take part in BGP. It also has the additional clumsiness in that is must perform address translation. The addresses contained in inbound packets are not their final… » 10/24/14 10:38am Friday 10:38am

I don't recall Denver security being that bad, but then both I've flown out of Denver, I was going through security when they opened at 5AM. (I actually had to go through security twice on one of the trips, since my destination, and airline, changed after going through the first time) » 10/22/14 2:31pm 10/22/14 2:31pm

Quad copters only exist because you can use cheap variable speed electric motors along with fixed propellers. Once you start scaling up in size, batteries aren't going to cut it, and engines prefer to run at fixed RPMs. Fixed RPMs require variable pitch propellers, and once you've gone that far, you're better off… » 10/21/14 1:52am 10/21/14 1:52am

So do books, and magazines, and pens/pencils, and small children not flying in their own seats, and all kinds of other objects already allowed to be out and in use during takeoff. They're just making the arbitrary and unreasonable "and are electronic" claim, which has no bearing on it's ballistic properties. » 10/11/14 3:45pm 10/11/14 3:45pm