And those stupid cartoon people all over the UI? Jesus, when did software become so damn patronising?Clippy? Bob? It's been a while since, certainly.
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Presumably meant to be a comment on 'For years, the internet giants have held on dear to their get-out-of-jail-free card. Here are those trying to take that away,' but somehow ended up putting it here, instead.
Damn shame they apparently can't keep enough delta-v on board to bring it into orbit around Triton or Neptune when it gets there, assuming the repeated use of the word 'flyby' is accurate. Or send it on a slower, longer transfer orbit, which would need less delta-v to slow down there. But I guess there will have to be trade-offs, and this is what they've gone with.
[T]he twin boosters generate 3.6 million pounds of thrust each…. The pair will provide more than 75 per cent of the total SLS thrust at launch.
In the core-burning solid rocket motors (which I believe is very much most of them), adding 25% to the length adds 25% to the thrust, approximately, unless you change the shape of the interior to make it burn faster or slower. Since 3,600 klbf is very nearly 125% of your 2,800 klbf, it sounds like it's the same shape inside.
Or, you could've just skipped the working out, and taken their 75% figure at face value. OK, I just might like working it out myself and double-checking, too. Assuming their figures for booster thrust and yours for SSME are correct, it's actually 83% booster, which is indeed 'more than 75 per cent,' but I would have thought was worth using something closer, like ⅚ of the thrust.
I've pondered that before, and without having gotten around to looking up a definitive answer, I figure it's likely because the nearer stars, which we examined first, were the newer ones around here, so when we started finding other populations, they became Population Ⅰ, and the rest followed from there. Now, let's see how I scored…
Not quite. It looks like the designation of Ⅰ & Ⅱ in 1944 was quite arbitrary, Ⅰ being the youngest, most metallic (in the astronomical anything-heavier-than-helium sense) stars, and Ⅱ the older, less metallic ones. Ⅲ wasn't named until 1978, and I guess it was just luck that they could expand in the even-less-metallic direction without trying to zero-index Roman numerals. I'll give myself half marks, then.
Even then, there was the Orion capsule which was designed, built, and then launched in 2014, just without anyone on board, and it only did one orbit. I happened to be one of what I assume is a rather small number of people to see it in orbit myself in that time, living in just the right place for it at that time.
To be precise, it was that Tab Group feature they had a few years ago, then removed as a feature, promising 'but you can still have it as an extension,' then a couple of years or so after that, broke that extension along with many others with their big extension API* overhaul. That was, in fact, exactly what drove me into the arms of another browser. Where I now have… 1,223 tabs open, for shame. (Hey, I only had 1,222 before I opened another for this comment, and almost down to 1,200 before I opened up this batch of Reg articles!)
* I think it was the API, something like that. Dammit, Jim, I'm a sysadmin, not a programmer!
Just to head off the Americans pointing out the 'error', sorry, "error", as I was about to do myself, 'pein' is the British spelling, "peen" the American. I thought the apparent typo might have influenced the results, but it's not a typo after all, but it's still possible that its closer resemblance to another word from that genre could have influenced the suggested items, typo or not.
If you consider the ideas rather than those having them, then like the virus, the ideas need to infect a host to spread further. But the speed of ideas varies between the speed of sound and the speed of light these days. So, good luck with that.
And mäni interesting furry animals.
Including the majestik møøse.
(For extra effect (or maybe even affect, in this case), I always pronounce it 'mah-yes-tick' when saying it out loud, or even in my head. It seems pretty obligatory to me.)
As seen under Scandinavian bridges --->
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