So fright over flight?
903 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Nothing says 'We believe in you' like NASA switching two 'nauts off Boeing's Starliner onto SpaceX's Crew Dragon
If anyone can explain why Jupiter's Great Red Spot is spinning faster and shrinking, please speak up
Re: Glider units
Reminds me of a story I heard. A group was working on a air defense missile system for the US navy, and supplied them with documentation using feet for altitude units. The navy rejected their work, demanding that they use nautical units.
They revised the documents this time using negative fathoms for altitude.
Spot the dog? No, we couldn't either because Spot is a robot employed by United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Re: Mickey the mongrel
The Hanford Atomic Reservation in Washington state is at least as problematic as Windscale. Vast tanks of liquid radioactive chemicals must constantly be stirred lest solids settle and begin fissioning, causing the liquids to boil and vaporize.
Unfortunately, the tanks are leaking and the radioactive effluvia are draining towards the mighty Columbia River, threatening the West Coast of the United States. At least we have plutonium bombs to show for it all.
Can we talk about Kevin McCarthy promising revenge if Big Tech aids probe into January insurrection?
More Boots on Moon delays: NASA stops work on SpaceX human landing system as Blue Origin lawsuit rolls on
Boston Dynamics spends months training its Atlas robots to perform one minute of parkour almost perfectly
Looking forward to centauroid 'bots
Whilst the parkour demo is impressive, a more useful form factor than humanoid is the centaur, and given the already developed "Big Dog", it shouldn’t be difficult to build. The added body could accommodate additional power sources, support further cargo weight, and might allow for horse-like running speeds. Such a robot form could be the basis for soldier 'bots.
Senators urge US trade watchdog to look into whether Tesla may just be over-egging its Autopilot, FSD pudding
Russia says software malfunction caused Nauka module to unexpectedly fire thrusters, tilt space station
Russia's ISS Multipurpose Laboratory Module launches after years sitting on a shelf, immediately runs into issues
I visited Endeavor in Los Angeles before the pandemic. She seemed both huge and fragile, an odd combination. The external tank was just outside the building, but wasn’t yet on official display. The fact that we puny humans could harness such huge energies with these fragile machines is testament to our greatness as a species.
Can someone please help me? I think I’ve dislocated my shoulder while patting my back.
USA's efforts to stop relying on Russian-built rocket engines derailed by issues with Blue Origin's BE-4
Re: That truck video is Awesome!
Those test objects (trucks to you lot) clearly have the aerodynamics of bricks. First quality red clay bricks.
But as to the 40kilopound shock tests, I'm sure the builder was pleased with the results, but what if the bright shiny new ship had sank? Red faces all around?
Once considered lost, ESA and NASA's SOHO came back from the brink of death to work even better than it did before
Re: If it ain't broke
Well said. I was stuck doing maintenance on a system that required maintenance occasionally. I found it annoying so I developed an automated process to take care of it. I didn’t ask management for permission, and when they found out what I had done, they were oh so happy to take credit for it. I didn’t care. It saved me from annoyance..
Your hardware is end-of-life... and it's in space. Worry not, Anglo-Japanese sat to test new orbital cleanup method
There may be not one but two new air leaks in International Space Station: Russian boss tells us not to panic
A 1970s magic trick: Take a card, any card, out of the deck and watch the IBM System/370 plunge into a death spiral
In the United States, income growth has stagnated since the 1970s, while productivity has exploded. If income had grown at the same rate as productivity, there would be no pension problem. However, the benefits of increased productivity have gone to the 1%, leaving the enraged 99% to vote for Trump, and he is happy to destroy Social Security.
Re: It's not dating, it's the society
The last time we came to a collapse was in the Black Death of the 14th(?) century when at least 33% of the population of Europe was carried off. The result was the enrichment of the remaining population. Not the worst possible outcome.
As we approach a global population of 10.000.000.000 it seems we will have a collapse due to overpopulation rather than under population.
SpaceX Starship blows up on landing, Elon Musk says it's the data that matters and that landed just fine
China compromised F-35 subcontractor and forced expensive software system rewrite, academic tells MPs
Trump's official campaign website vandalized by hackers who 'had enough of the President's fake news'
Re: ... another 4 or 8 or ... 12 years
There’s literally nothing to stop the loser of the popular & electoral college votes from refusing to conceed, fight the results in the courts and create such chaos that the election is thrown into the House of Representatives, where each state gets a vote. As there are more Republican states than Democratic ones, Trump would again be President.