I am a cord-cutter having permanently severed the cord to cable TV. Oh sure, I tried Internet Protocol television (IPTV) though a local provider called VMedia, but that didn’t work out so well. And I actually went back to cable after my not-so-good experience with VMedia. But now a month into cord-cutting I couldn’t be happier with my choice.
I have a Mac Pro 2008 computer which has been very good. I’ve replaced the original hard drives once already and I had to replace the graphics card a couple years ago.
Recently I’ve been having issues with startup disk so I decided to replace it. However this time, I decided that with the price of Solid State Drive’s (SSD) coming down and reasonable, that it was worth spending a little extra compared to getting a regular hard drive. After all, this was for my startup disk with the operating system and applications on it. Running off an SSD would provide a significant speed boost.
I researched what it would take to make this happen and it’s actually quite simple from a hardware perspective. Read more
You can pay a $199 reservation fee now and at shipping time you’ll only pay an additional $399. According to Neptune that’s a savings of $200 which suggest the full price for the Neptune Duo is $798. The Neptune Duo is expected to start shipping by the end of the year.
There’s an effort underway by a new company called Open Space Orbital to raise funds to build Canada’s first small satellite launcher which would be based out of Nova Scotia.
- Prototype Development Project (PDP): Our first small rocket engine will be designed and assembled internal to Open Space and test key design concepts on a small scale. Outsourcing, particularly regarding the engine’s nozzle, will be deferred to one of the Canada-based aerospace composite manufacturers competing for the contract.
- Preliminary Launch Vehicle Design: In partnership with Continuum Aerospace, a preliminary design of our first mission-ready launch vehicle (whose normal configuration will demonstrate a maximum payload capacity of 50 kg) will be completed and considered for our first full scale rocket.
- Business Development: Planning is important. In partnership with CFC Consultants (Atlantic), we will be performing strategic refinements to Open Space’s business plan, concentrating primarily on tactical planning, funding requirements and communications strategies. The main objective of completing these refinements is to prepare Open Space for investment of any kind – commercial and governmental.
- Market Analysis: To gain an intellectual edge over international competitors, a Canada-specific market analysis will be completed by Rogue Thought Consulting, particularly Norman Deschamps, who received a Master’s in microsatellite design before founding RGC. This report will detail the market’s current status and future trends on a nation-specific basis, expected market and regulatory hurdles, the potential for new satellite manufacturing companies and universities to enter the industry alongside a low cost, domestic launch solution, and a survey of Canadian satellite manufacturers and academic/commercial aerospace programs pertaining to the impact that our solution would have on their goals and operations.