24 posts • joined 31 Jul 2009
Re: Chasing rainbows
> Every tonne of fuel that the rocket expends in a soft landing will require 11 tonnes of fuel to get it into orbit, and then more fuel for de-orbit, just so that it can be used in the soft landing.
Wow, good thing the first stage doesn't go into orbit then. And good thing Daedalus doesn't design rockets.
(watch the videos, first stage separates well before orbital speed is reached)
Re: "it won't fit in the freezer"
They should call Chuck Testa.
What will they call all this "dark matter"?
>There is enough solar energy hits this planet in an hour to power all of humanity for a year.
>You really think it is beyond the wit of man to harness about 0.0001% of it.
I'm just waiting for the day when we realize that capturing all of this solar energy and turning it into heat is warming the Earth. Then everyone will start crying about "man made heat pollution" from solar energy and run around protesting houses with solar panels*.
* Yea, I'm a solar powered "heat polluter", what of it you hippies?
Re: The first petrol stations and cars...
It seems like a similar situation now. Pull up to any business with a power outlet and beg or buy a few hours of charge when you are running low. Yes it might be inconvenient, but it hardly seems like you will be stranded for days.
Re: Local and Remote...
> Sniff, assess, access, and manipulate. Just add heat.
Why do you start by sniffing asses? Seems like a perverse exploit.
Re: 4 and a half hours to tighten a bolt...
...they must be trainee plumbers or mechanics.
No, union plumbers paid hourly.
"You've obviously not worked in many modern recording studios then?"
I think "playing with" covers this use.
I see the planets
>> The planets' relatively small size explains why infrared observations couldn't pick them up.
I see the outer one at about 8:00 on the ring and the inner one at 5:00.
Re: Commercial space
Re: If I were picking an elsewhere, 1 Ceres would be my first pick.
Well you're not picking, Musk is, and he picked Mars. If you want to go to Ceres, make a billion dollars, start your own rocket company, and get on with it. Or just buy one of his rockets, I'm sure he would send you to Ceres for the right price.
>>Better yet, how about a full 3d scan... so does anyone see a pocket CT at CES?
I'll get my medical tricorder.
I'm sure a linux port is in the works. (Still faster than Vista)
Watch out IBM Dude
Someone from the future is going to try to kill you.
I'm sure that black "crater" in the middle is an exhaust port.
Re: Sound in space?
It depends on where you put your microphone. If you put it on the spacecraft structure, ther ewilll be sound.
As in "This is Byte, my ass".
Re: 1 million ton oxygen deficit
"When you have all the oxygen in a volume of the ocean removed"
A 1 million ton oxygen deficit in the Gulf of Mexico is not the same as "all" of the oxygen removed. The article never said that.
Pretty effective really.
If you ask me, the email was pretty effective. If it had been your normal boring email, it would have been ignored. Instead the reg made it a FoTW. Now we all know that Tesla disagrees with the original report. Brilliant.
I got "industrial Dispense Robots" and "The 9mm is no defense". I love Google ads.
Re: What's it worth?
>> that money would have been well spent employing every mexican in california.
So about 4 million in California...That's about $30 each. It won't employ them for very long.
...nor shalt thou burn rocks.
No, it means coal.
Re: what is wrong with you people? #
"to all the people that say run th tests on the protesters - why not step up yourselves...?"
Because we're smart enough to use monkeys.
Every breath you take...
Every move you make. Every breath you take, they'll be watchin' you
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