When the rocket hits the team’s original target suborbital altitude of 150,000 meters (almost 500,000 feet, approximately 93 miles) and begins to descend again, parachutes will slow it and the team will track it with a GPS link and a “fast boat”. The team said: “We should be able to receive a descent plot which can be used in projecting a splashdown ellipse pretty accurately, if we factor in wind speeds and so on.”
Brenda, who just left her position as senior games designer at Cyberlore Studios, has been in the video-game industry for more than 20 years. She has worked on 21 published titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series of role-playing games.
Recent months have seen the nation’s largest subway system plagued by derailments, power outages, overcrowding, and widespread delays. On-time performance slipped below 64 percent this year, continuing a decline that started in 2011, when 85 percent of trains arrived when timetables said they would.
“We’re fairly confident the issues we identified will be addressed in the negotiations,” said Ed Brzytwa, director of global policy at the Information Technology Industry Council.
For textbooks, students can currently access about 10,000 e-textbooks through a third-party company called CourseSmart, which includes titles from the five biggest textbook publishers. CourseSmart is a subscription-based service that charges a fee for students to access e-textbooks of their choice for a limited time. The company has already announced an iPad app (demonstrated below).
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This week the company announced a $1.7 million seed round from former General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, automotive investment firm Fraser McCombs Capital, venture capital firm Maveron Capital, angels Chris Sacca and David Cohen, and other investors.
Cliques are a developing trend in online communities in which someone builds a site focused on a topic, say, anime, chocolate or Moulin Rouge. The owner then accepts applications from others with like-minded, well-designed sites who want to join the clique. The owner sets rules and conditions for membership and then provides links to all the approved member sites.
Last year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that a wild party across the street from Goliath erupted in violence. Goliath was attacked and suffered a broken head, as well as various other broken parts. By following a trail of robot parts and a Santa hat, investigators surmised that the vandals had to come from party being thrown by Megan Ellison, the daughter of another Oracle founder. Is poor Goliath the victim of a rivalry between the daughers of Oracle? It sounds like a Greek tragedy, but this is all too real:
One final deet: In the upper right corner of the banner, you can see what looks like The Lonely Mountain popping up through the clouds. A nice nod to where most of the second movie will take place.
Meanwhile, if you’re on the West Coast and Massachusetts is a little far off for your kids, you might check out B.P.R.D. Training Camp (aka Hellboy Camp). It’s in Portland, Ore., home of Dark Horse Comics. Trackers Earth does various outdoors skills training for kids and adults, but they’ve just announced this month a partnership with Dark Horse Comics to do an officially licensed B.P.R.D. camp.
Eric A. Prager, a partner at the New York City new media law firm Darby & Darby said the legal issue is not so black and white.