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Postby Leisher » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:03 am

“Nothing quite brings out the zest for life in a person like the thought of their impending death”
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Postby Leisher » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:58 am

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Postby TheCatt » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:00 am

Biggest anus ever.
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Postby TheCatt » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:39 am

One of the people involved talks about it... from two years ago. "We might have a picture of a black hole in a couple years"

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Postby TheCatt » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:55 am

How big is that black hole, aside from having the mass of like 6.5 BILLION of our suns?

This big

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Postby TheCatt » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:33 am

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Postby Leisher » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:29 pm

That, literally, made me laugh loud enough that the guy in the office next door came to look.
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Postby Leisher » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:33 pm

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Postby Leisher » Tue May 14, 2019 12:05 pm

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Postby Leisher » Mon May 20, 2019 11:33 pm

It's truly sad that this isn't bigger news.

We're heading back to the moon. This time it's going to be a base to launch deeper space missions.

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Postby TheCatt » Tue May 21, 2019 7:53 am

I'll be honest, I was kinda hoping when voiceover guy stopped his speech, he would end with "Are you coming with us?"
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Postby Leisher » Tue May 21, 2019 9:34 am

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post voiceover guy


You mean Shattner? Show some respect!

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post Are you coming with us?


This is how kids complicate your life. Before kids, I was an enthusiastic yes. Now I'd be a hard no.
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Postby TheCatt » Tue May 21, 2019 9:47 am

Leisher wrote:Source of the post You mean Shattner? Show some respect!

Holy crap, I didn't recognize him. He's... speaking differently than I'm used to. Even knowing it's him, he sounds somewhat different.

Leisher wrote:Source of the post This is how kids complicate your life. Before kids, I was an enthusiastic yes. Now I'd be a hard no.

I mean, my kids will be launched eventually...
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Postby Leisher » Thu May 30, 2019 12:42 pm

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Postby Leisher » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:09 pm

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Postby Leisher » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:06 pm

NASA just announced their next mission: Titan.
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Postby Troy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:39 am

SpaceX launched the first 60 of their low earth orbit internet satellites last month. Only testing versions, without the vaunted satellite to satellite communication lasers, but if that technology really works and SpaceX get it into orbit faster than anyone else (they sure have the capability) SpaceX could become a global juggernaut.

It's interesting how open they are about their business practices. Live streaming everything, giving info about rocket development.

Cool clip from the detachable fairing in their recent launch. I think fairing means nose cone. It's like science fiction FX, but it's real.

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Postby GORDON » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:54 am

As I understand it, those satellites are mainly to bring web to dark corners of the earth. Fine. Those of.us who need low latency will never use it.

So.my reaction is "oh.great, now they last billion peeps on earth can tell me they banged my mom "
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Postby Troy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:34 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post As I understand it, those satellites are mainly to bring web to dark corners of the earth. Fine. Those of.us who need low latency will never use it.

So.my reaction is "oh.great, now they last billion peeps on earth can tell me they banged my mom "


Thats true, but because the satellites will be placed into low earth orbit, unlike current satellite internet, the signal should be much faster going from planet to satellites and back.

Then, consider that the signals will travel satellite to satellite in a vacuum. Faster than terrersterial wires.

For shorter, state to state range, wired is likely to still be king. But coast to coast or cross continent should see a substantial improvement. SpaceX is still being mum on official specs, but some of the modeling I’ve seen basically makes the entire world at 50-60ms pings. If they can pull it off - to even get the system in place requires 1k satellites. 10k is what they are going for, in multiple interlinked orbits.


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