Kessler Bomb

Kessler Bomb

Siege Weapon

Deployed in low orbits around hostile planets.

On deployment million of metal projectiles are scatters on orbits around to planet, taking out all satellites after a few hours. The shrapnel will make launches from the planet impossible for several decades.

Primarily used to lock down planets with offensive capabilities.

Prohibited by the New Geneva Convention, due to the high collateral damage

Thoughts on Development Time Estimation

Estimating development time is similar to the coastline paradox. The more detailed your project description gets, the longer you estimation will be.

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CC BY-SA 3.0 made by Avsa mixed by Acadac

You start with “building a blog will take me 20 hours”, then go to “OK actually I will need 10 hours for the data structure, 10 hours for a way to create posts and 10 hours for the actual website”. For each of this estimations you will end up with more hours needed the further you break them down.

Breaking tasks down reveals more of the complexity of a task, leading to higher (hopefully more accurate) estimations.

Aubergine & Onions Pan

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 1 Aubergine (eggplant)
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 small onion
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 table spoon soy sauce
  • 1 table spoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tea spoon curry paste
  • 2 tea spoons sugar
  • 1/2 tea spoon salt
  • 1-2 cm of ginger root
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 table spoon starch
  • peanut oil
  • rice

Recipe:

  • Cut aubergine into large, long pieces (~4 cm long, ~2 cm thick)
  • Chop ginger and garlic, cut spring onions and onions into thin rings
  • Mix water, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and salt
  • Mix starch with a small amount of water.
  • Fry in oil until golden brown. Press with spatula to release water
  • Put aubergine pieces aside and add new oil into the pan
  • Fry curry paste, garlic, ginger, green onions and onions for a short time
  • Add mixed water and aubergine pieces to the pan and cook everything for 2 minutes
  • Add starch to thicken the sauce
  • Serve with rice