#### jedidia

##### shoemaker without legs
"Capture the flag" on netflix turned out to be a surprisingly charming watch.

#### Frilock

##### Donator
Donator
So this popped up in a Discord chat I'm in, and I've decided to leave it here with no context....

#### jedidia

##### shoemaker without legs
So this popped up in a Discord chat I'm in, and I've decided to leave it here with no context....

The context is obviously software development...

News Reporter
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#### Linguofreak

##### Well-known member

Given that the tin cans at Samar fought off the freakin'  Yamato, it's a tragedy that the Montana class battleships didn't get built and named after them.

Say, instead of all these Admirals and Presidents, howsabout we name the next four ships of the Ford class "Samuel B Roberts", "Johnston", "Heerman", and "Hoel". We've already interrupted the "name it after brass" tend with Enterprise and Doris Miller, let's make it permanent.

#### Urwumpe

##### Not funny anymore
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Given that the tin cans at Samar fought off the freakin'  Yamato, it's a tragedy that the Montana class battleships didn't get built and named after them.

Say, instead of all these Admirals and Presidents, howsabout we name the next four ships of the Ford class "Samuel B Roberts", "Johnston", "Heerman", and "Hoel". We've already interrupted the "name it after brass" tend with Enterprise and Doris Miller, let's make it permanent.

I find it way more disappointing, that there is no Ernest E Evans anymore. He really deserved it, his initiative really started this engagement against overwhelming odds - and they almost won.

#### clipper

##### Well-known member
US Space Force just established an intelligence unit called Space Delta 18 to track threats (ASAT or otherwise) - the most generic name possible aside, the emblem is actually pretty dope:

#### APDAF

##### Well-known member
Someone's a Stargate fan

#### jedidia

##### shoemaker without legs
Someone's a Stargate fan
And a star trek fan judging by the shape of the logo... Going on like this, it won't be long and the space force will be renamed to the nerd force

#### clipper

##### Well-known member
And a star trek fan judging by the shape of the logo...
National Reconnaissance Office is holding the monopoly on overt Star Trek fandom in the DoD ?

The original NROL-71 (an KH-11 launch most likely) mission patch featured Klingon language but unfortunately got changed to English last moment:

#### Arvil

##### Well-known member
Then the novel 'Redshirts' will become real.

#### steph

##### Well-known member
Planning to do a few long term (days, maybe weeks) timelapse projects with plant growth etc as subject. Outdoors. Got a 10W solar panel (the size of an open notebook) to basically charge, or keep charged, a baseline Xiaomi phone with a high capacity battery running a timelapse app.
Turns out that even if it's light blue in color, it still gets too hot in the sun and shuts down. The panel is getting hot too, but I'm not sure how much it matters since they're like a meter apart.
Plugged a small USB desk fan into the second port of the panel, to keep the phone cool, and, surprisingly, it works, even with the phone also getting a trickle.charge.
I'll probably find a passive solution, though. It more or less has to be in the light just to get the right angles

#### jedidia

##### shoemaker without legs
Planning to do a few long term (days, maybe weeks) timelapse projects with plant growth etc as subject. Outdoors. Got a 10W solar panel (the size of an open notebook) to basically charge, or keep charged, a baseline Xiaomi phone with a high capacity battery running a timelapse app.
Heh, we have an industrial solution for that, for which I developed much of the software side. A bit too expensive for a timelapse of a couple plants growing though, I'm afraid. Unless you happen to have a serious research grant for observing them.
Most of our customers are construction companies...

#### Linguofreak

##### Well-known member
I just realized: Canadians have a reputation for being very polite. Canada geese, on the other hand, have a reputation for being quite grumpy.

Shouldn't they be called Jersey Geese?

#### steph

##### Well-known member
Heh, we have an industrial solution for that, for which I developed much of the software side. A bit too expensive for a timelapse of a couple plants growing though, I'm afraid. Unless you happen to have a serious research grant for observing them.
Most of our customers are construction companies...

Well; probably an IP cam or dSLR with external power source and command. I'll stick to phones since I already have two unused ones. They're also useful for surveillance when not doing timelapse. Especially since they're not relying on mainline power, because there are quite a few outages. I'm not sure who's been snooping around, but it's either the crazy parisian neighbour or the people driving around looking to grab stuff from the porch, and I don't know which is worse?

#### steph

##### Well-known member
I just realized: Canadians have a reputation for being very polite. Canada geese, on the other hand, have a reputation for being quite grumpy.

Shouldn't they be called Jersey Geese?

Not sure if it's related to the whole Jersey Devil cryptid thing, but seems legit?

#### Linguofreak

##### Well-known member
Not sure if it's related to the whole Jersey Devil cryptid thing, but seems legit?

More the stereotype that people from the New Jersey segment of the NYC metro area aren't very polite.

#### Urwumpe

##### Not funny anymore
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The idea was good... but not good enough. Spent a lot of time beginning with a walk with my dog, to devise a simple stack machine way to define Orbiter animations in text files. The problem is just, that I don't need it. A YAML parser would be easier for most people to use and could be used in other places as well. So, tomorrow will be used for making a YAML version of the same problem. While this idea is no longer needed, if somebody wants to learn from my mistakes, here is the definition file in its glorious reverse hungarian syntax:

Code:
# Define mesh file
V 0 -2.872 0
M Hermes_Shuttle\hermes
A 0.5 Elevators
# Reference vector:
V 0 1.49 -6.03
# Axis vector:
V 1 0 0
# Mesh groups
G 6,7
# Rotation animation from 0.0 to 1.0 by 4.0 degrees
R 0.0 1.0 40
A 0.5 Rudders
#Left rudder
V 4.36544 2.54306 -6.03
V 0.143 0.975 -0.172
G 1
R 0.0 1.0 -60
#Right rudder
V -4.36544 2.54306 -6.03
V -0.143 0.975 -0.172
G 0
R 0.0 1.0 -60
A 0.5 ElevatorTrim
V 0 1.49 -6
V 1 0 0
# Bad definition, non-exclusive groups - fix this
G 6,7
R 0.0 1.0 10
A 0.5 LeftAileron
V -2.57594 1.49037 -6.03
V 1 0 0
G 6
R 0.0 1.0 -20
A 0.5 RightAileron
V -2.57594 1.49037 -6.03
V 1 0 0
G 7
R 0.0 1.0 20
A 1.0 Gear
#Nose gear door
V -0.33 1.46268 4.76167
V -0.0503767 0.0503767 0.997459
G 92,96,18
R 0.0 1.0 90
#Left main gear door
V -2.07 1.34417 -1.11202
V -0.0503767 0.0503767 0.997459
G 16
R 0.0 1.0 90
#Right main gear door
V 2.07 1.34417 -1.11202
V -0.0503767 0.0503767 0.997459
G 17
R 0.0 1.0 -90
# Nose gear
V 0 1.5 2.4
V 1 0 0
G 9,12
R 0.0 1.0 -90
# Left main gear
V -1.7 1.5 -3.12
V 1 0 0
G 10,13
R 0.0 1.0 -90
# Right main gear
V 1.7 1.5 -3.12
V 1 0 0
G 11,14
R 0.0 1.0 -90

#### jedidia

##### shoemaker without legs
The idea was good... but not good enough.
Yeah, tell me about it... I have all the code to actually parse animation sequences from files. I've written it way back when for IMS. The biggesst regret in hindsight is that I tried to emulate the Orbiter cfg syntax instead of just going for json...

#### Thunder Chicken

Donator
I just realized: Canadians have a reputation for being very polite. Canada geese, on the other hand, have a reputation for being quite grumpy.

All the anger and incivility in Canada had to have an outlet somewhere.

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