* Posts by The Bobster

12 posts • joined 11 Oct 2012

New satellites could cause catastrophic space junk collisions

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That's the Power of Love!

Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid

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Hashtag GreatestGen

I cannot believe that no-one has posted:

- Young Wesley Crusher

- The Boy???

- My Son!!!

<Baker Street Sax Drop...>

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/greatest-generation

Martha Lane Fox: Brexit is all about MEEEEeeee!

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"Manifesto for a Networked Nation" should be a case study on every marketing degree course.

German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down

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Should've used the Private Browsing excuse, "I was shopping for a birthday gift for my wife!"

4K catches fire with OTT streamers, while broadcasters burn

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Re: HDR is more important than UHD, right?

If I understand it correctly, there's no equivalent ITU-R standard for HDR yet, in a simialr manner to Rec. 709 for HDTV.

I think that means that there's no consistent method of processing HDR across capture device, processing, transmission and display. So you will get a different interpretation of HDR depending on what equipment you use at each stage of the process.

Would much prefer HDR to UHDTV any day.

Falcon 9 fireworks display grounds SpaceX

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Re: Debug Question ?

http://www.spacex.com/news/2015/07/20/crs-7-investigation-update

In summary:

3,000 telemetry channels.

Video (internal to the vehicle and external) and debris analysis.

"Detailed close-out photos of stage construction"

Or basically the same press release with added expert opinion http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/07/spacex-falcon-9-failure-investigation-focuses-update/

UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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Re: Pedantic

Heh. Two small dots of carefully aligned tipp-ex on the bottom of the rear window of the driving school's vehicle (which was also used for taking tests).

Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized fusion reactor breakthrough boast

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Last time LockMart got some traction with this idea, the timescales quoted were 2017 prototype, 2022 full vewrsion. So it looks as if timescales have slipped by 2/3 years. Maybe their breakthrough is more akin to reducing the "fusion is always 30 years away" to "fusion is always 10 years away".

OTOH it would be really, really neat if they made it work.

NASA finds ancient films that extend Arctic ice record by 15 years

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@Hugh Needs Terry-Thomas icon.

Diary note: Pluto's close-up is a year from … now!

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For balance...

I hope there's a Charon Oxygen Kollection Experiment

Branson's SpaceShipTwo succeeds in first rocket-powered flight

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Headmaster

@John Smith 19

It doesn't fall under aircraft regulation.

Commercial aircraft are type approved (in brief, the regulatory body says "This aircraft is safe to fly").

RLV's are covered (currently) by the FAA's experimental permit regime and (once in service) by a launch licence regime under the Commercial Space Launch Amendement Act 2002. The FAA/US Gov are specifically saying that the vehicles are *not* certified as safe by them and all participants will have to sign a waiver to the effect that they absolve the FAA, the operator, manufacturers and subcontractors of all liability, except in the case of gross negligence.

Participants also have to be presented with, amongst other things, stats on the operating history and fatalities of *all* spacecraft.

ISS crew fling out arm, grab SpaceX Dragon capsule

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Headmaster

Re: Vestibule.

Cupola.

That is all.

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