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  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    Re Hollywood and US audiences and satire. I decided that satire probably isn't part of US culture when the Austin Powers series came out. The idea of writing a comedy that sends up the Bond series, which is itself a...
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    F9 has averaged 8.8 days apart this year, the main bottleneck seems to be finding payloads. They recently launched just under 3 days apart. 3/6/21 17:29 - 6/6/21 04:26 and have a couple of pairs 4 days apart this year....
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    Yes, you can use Tethers to get on and off the lunar surface, but that's just the beginning. You can use Tethers to get from LEO to the lunar surface and back for virtually no propellant. "architecture consists of one...
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    A few years ago I took a deep dive into tether based momentum exchange, which is basically the same as this. If you vary the length of the tether the g forces go up or down, but the maximum achievable...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    My fault. I should have looked at the posts from the last 8 hours, only about 5 posts......
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Re uncountable. If a mathematician has two imaginary friends that have sex with each other, will they give birth to a real enemy?...
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    An extra "one" crept into that last rant....
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    "cyclists have to obey the same rules as motorists" Yeah that one has got me buggered. Motorists as a group seem to have the perception that cyclists are crazy scofflaws who kill pedestrians. The reality is that one of the...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    You've described a B-double. I'm not quite sure how they're connected up, but it looks like 3 trailers terminating in an arrangement the same as on the back of the semi tractor and 1 full size trailer on the end....
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    Literal lol. Sounds like something I'd do....
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    "Much better than a passenger" I love standard phraseology. I had an ex who used to say things like "right through the lights" which she thought meant straight or "left at the next" which didn't mean left at the next...
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    That was a great explanation of why a satnav map is no good in a car, with the tiny tiny tiny exception, that a satnav isn't a paper map with a backlight. You don't read them. They're not a map....
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    485 I read the first link you gave and he's saying the same as me, but with more words. The second link "you've used all your free views" 486 Crude oil, not petrochemicals. You can trade as much petrochemical as...
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    Ridiculous planning consent is a bit of a strange attractor here. Feast your eyes on CJP Grey's latest video, "Sharks!"...
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    "I wonder - why not?" (switch off the dollar as the world standard for currency) Because you need dollars to buy oil. This is the same in essence as the road building example I gave above. You need the King's...
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    but kings say "give me the taxes or go to prison, and I'll use the money to build a road so you can market your crops." That's exactly wrong. It's what kings say, but they're lying. It's what the governments...
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    "These are not party balloons or fire lanterns blown offshore by a Santa Ana wind, and if you don't get that, please google Santa Ana before going any further." So I Googled. Wikipedia has this caption under a photo of...
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    "The shape is simply a "hot spot" against a cooler background. And if it went into the water, it's not at all suspicious it suddenly became cool enough to no longer stand out against the background." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_lantern Not much wreckage...
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    I didn't see any movement. The camera jiggled a bit while it got a lock on it. Then you could see the background moving, which is what you get when you look at a floating object from a moving aircraft....
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    That particular one? Looks like a balloon that's lost its helium gradually sinking until a wave hits it....
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Driving *on top* of the water? Genius! If only Australians had thought of that. https://youtu.be/NJNVXLswK2s...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Now you're talking. That's what we need, some vision and a bold plan. You could even build some quaint housing with great views on the crater wall. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santorini_caldera...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Doesn't the USA have a bigger armed forces than the rest of the world put together? Isn't one of the things armies do best is cross rivers? Can your army not blow up the broken bridge so it won't fall...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    "- In Australia you have to pay for separate roads if you want to use a BEV!?" Sort of yes. I can't ride on the trains that serve the coal mines. I can't catch a ride on a ship that...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    "planners" seem to be the same the world over. Not much planning.... Which reminds me, speaking of lack of planning. The Australian federal budget just came out. I haven't read it, (it's several hundred pages of pretty dry reading) but...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    Sorry, forgot to use the reply button. Comment above is for Heteromeles....
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    "Well, that depends. You do need to install a high amp charger at your house if you want to have your car charged in a reasonable time. With line amperage, it would take most of a week to fill a...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    "The same applies to electric cars." EVs are slightly different. It's much much easier to top them up as there's a "pump" in your house. You don't have to make a special trip or stop on the way home when...
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    "blocking out about 3% of the sunlight reaching earth could trigger another ice age" If you're collecting over 3%, and assuming efficiency of 50%, then that means you're sending over 1% of the sun's radiative output to Earth. Which then...
  • Commented on A death in the Firm
    I just have an EV, so it's not an issue. The price doesn't vary. Outages are always hours rather than months. Topping it up is no effort, so I can fill it every day, or even several times a day,...
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