Recent content by Arvil

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    Humor Random Comments Thread

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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    So, that's what happened to the Beagle 2.
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    Why do spaceships not burn during atmospheric entry like in Star Trek and Star Wars?

    Face, I caught that Heisenberg Compensator thing, too. More technobabble.
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    Question Installing addons

    And filenames unique enough so as to not overwrite others.
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    Updates James Webb Space Telescope updates

    If only they could’ve included a bot arm and a Sharpie to blacken the dings as they happen. :)
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    Then the novel 'Redshirts' will become real. :)
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    Apologizing to the community.

    This is like a computer-age version of the older copyright and patent laws. If someone builds a widget, writes a book, song or other product, someone else was permitted to build another widget with the same function, but not to duplicate it exactly, the same with books, songs, movies, and other...
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    Internet Video Thread

    It appears to be CO2, which is a rechargeable cylinder, at least here in the U.S. It appears he accidentally dropped it and damaged the valve. CO2 is a liquid under pressure, lotsa mass inside.
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    Internet Video Thread

    That’s why I was very anal when I taught high pressure gas cylinder safety at work.
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    Poll The 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak

    Had my first Smallpox vaccine the early 1950s, then again twice in the U.S. Navy, boot camp, then a couple years later. Also, found out I was allergic to vaccines for typhus and yellow fever. I do wonder about the wisdom of stopping this vaccine even though they think smallpox no longer exists...
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    Astrology API?

    Astrology has also pretty much ignored precession, so their calculations are based upon 2000 year old data. Their ‘first point of Aries’ is about two weeks off, and I should be a ‘Scorpius’, not a ‘Scorpio’. Better off using astronomy algorithms, most which can probably be found on various...
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    What do you do for a living?

    Whether you learn one or three well, if given opportunity, learn whatever you can, you never know where life takes you. Some of my machine shop guys didn’t think they would need trig in school. I have to provide help many times on the CNC equipment. Our Oracle production database was managed by...
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    Roadmap proposal - Orbiter development

    A difficulty with OH is that many of the add-ones do not specify which version of Orbiter it is compatible with. I know there is one or more threads here which lists compatibility. It would be helpful if each add-on page included something like an infobox listing versions and a check mark if it...
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    Project Mir station complex / UR-500 family

    I am just blown away by the minute details you guys put into the modeling, then to model the flight characteristics as close as possible. Totally awesome dudes. That’s what makes Orbiter just the best.