Re: Is that really Dabsie?
Or Guy Goma?
2294 posts • joined 8 Oct 2007
Or Guy Goma?
The taxpayer/customer/pays the fine and the person responsible doesn't give a flying ****.
The Peel P50 is back in production.
Not that tiny. It can take seven astronauts, and the unpressurised parts of the capsule are nearly half of the total volume.
My first thought was why not deploy the parachutes before dumping the trunk. Secong though was that it's not an option when returning from orbit.
It's like living through the 1960s again.Hopefully without retreating to Earth orbit for decades this time.
Musk stated that four out of the eight thrusters would have been enough, so I don't understand how one or two under-performing would have accounted for this.
Bigelow inflatable module? Plenty of other reasons such as extra room, cargo space, etc for taking one to Mars.
I'm looking forwards to see Musk's Mars Colonial Transporter design later this year. Surely, he has some solution in mind.
Apparently the third stage engine fired for longer than it should. Which raises the possibility that it hit the capsule after separation.
The third stage telemetry is also reported to have ceased at about the same time.
We're talking about unmanned first stages here, all of which are lost, almost all by dropping into the ocean. SpaceX s trying to reuse them and the 'explosions are only due to failed attempts to do so on a solid object.
Offhand, I can think of two novels. One tells how to make a very unstable explosive, and the other mentions three common chemicals that combust violently when mixed. Are they to be banned too?
Her bank * has already reimbursed her. Reasonable, as I don't see why its automatic fraud detection didn't flag the transactions as iffy.
* Depending on which bank, this could be the Taxpayer.
"used a smuggled mobile to post a website mirroring that of the Southwark Crown Court."
"using legitimate personal details (including registering the Website in the name of Detective Inspector Chris Soole) in a bid to make the scam look legitimate."
Why would a fake Court website registered in the name of a DI look legitimate? And who would check the registration anyway?
I just knew that it was a Nathan Rao story before following that link. I amaze myself sometimes.
You're a UKIPPER or a Daily Mail reader, aren't you?
The Inland Revenue had a computer centre there fifty years ago, and I was seconded there for most of 1966. It sounds as if it's gone downhill since.
"UK contract to help train the Saudi Prison Service with their floggings and beheadings"
Magna Carta. Did she die in vain?
Plenty of room at the Kennedy Space Center, and it's near the sea. By the time it's too late for Range Safety to blow it up over the ocean, it must surely be clear where it would hit the ground.
I don't see why landing a first stage should be any more dangerous than the actual launch.
UK courts never use gavels. Never!
[Notes date in case they do forget to.renew next year.]
What is really needed are vehicles that can take over if the driver is incapacitated.
And, conveniently, gives a nice round number.
Use the Falcon 'Heavy's test flight next year to send an unmanned Dragon round the Moon and back, three years before the second Orion flight.
There's a window in 2021 for a free return trip to Mars and back. And with a bonus Venus flyby. Add a Bigelow inflatable and there are no showstoppers.
If NASA doesn't try it, Musk surely will.
Another hold. Ground wind violation this time.
Some twat has sailed a boat into restricted waters.
Revised launch time now 7:17am EST (1217 GMT).
When are we going to get the real (Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi) thing?
I doubt it as there's a general election next May. The new Lab/SNP coalition will soon put it out of its misery.
I do so hate that usage of "any", when it's self-evident that distress or inconvenience has been caused. The word to use is "the"
That wouldn't have helped. Bank accounts are frozen after death until the estate is wound up, apart from paying the funeral expenses. It's quite clear here that the direct debits had ceased and Vodafone sent in the bailiffs.
Am I the only one to realise that was a joke?
I've also seen it described as the size of a dishwasher. It's rather appropriate to use white-goods examples when visiting a Comet.
Don't give up. One more giant bounce for robotkind.
What's that in NanoJubs?
I do hate that phrase. The NHS Blood Transfusion Service used it last week when their on-line booking service went tits-up for four or five days.
"SpaceX in spite of the latest setback is looking pretty good"
What latest setback? Are you thinking of Orbital Sciences?
Isn't it the Nexus 9?
I stand corrected as regards to the SpaceX issue. But I said first stage engine failure, not problem. I should probably have said catastrophic.
Second stage engine problems aren't that rare. One left two GPS satellites in the wrong orbit earlier this year. SpaceX had one on one resupply mission. It reached the ISS as planned but left a satellite (secondary mission) in the wrong place. I don't see why first stage failures should be rarer, but they do seem to be.
Obviously they can be more spectacular and cause damage to the launch site, but that doesn't mean that the cause of the problem is more serious.
1941 GMT (3:41 p.m. EDT)
Splashdown confirmed! The Dragon spacecraft has returned to Earth with nearly 3,300 pounds of space station cargo, ending its fourth operational flight to the complex.
SpaceX says the splashdown occurred at approximately 3:38 p.m. EDT (1938 GMT)
1358 GMT (9:58 a.m. EDT)
The first departure burn is complete.
1357 GMT (9:57 a.m. EDT)
Astronaut Reid Wiseman has backed the robotic arm away to a distance of about 4 feet. The first of three rocket burns to guide Dragon away from the space station is coming up soon.
1357 GMT (9:57 a.m. EDT)
So we'll just have to hope they turn up on Ebay.
Instead of aseeing one millions of miles away that looks stationary, the Martian probes will really see it move.
There's nothing wrong with the Flintstones' car design.
So the tablet has half the storage of the phone? Why?
At least for journalists.
Which means you don't know if someone has bent it.
I hear that Donald Trump is already talking to Elon Musk.
Alan Shepard hit a couple of golf balls on the Moon. I don't suppose.... Nah!
Hackers are roaming the streets, turning up thermostats?
"From observational experience, it depends on how many excess pieces you have left afterwards."
Or how many of the pingfuckits that flew about your garage you were unable to find.
"Funded in a public-private partnership by Made in Space and NASA, the 3D printer is the first device of its kind to ever launch into space. Engineers on the ground will uplink commands to the printer, giving it a 3D model of an object to build out of a stock of plastic carried inside."
So possibly an Eiffel Tower. I read somewhere that a more sophisticated 3d printer will follow in the near future.