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Hmmm… good point. That’s in the tracers’... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
Hmmm… good point.

That’s in the tracers’ favor, since instead of exploding, which would make space shrapnel, we want the bullet to consume itself.

Curse this show! ;)
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My batting average sucks but it won’t stop me... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
My batting average sucks but it won’t stop me from swinging. :)

Tracers. The show loves them some tracers.

From what I understand, space is a nearly ideal ballistic environment. Nothing to slow...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 07:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick had a beard he... 405,324 Views / 1,023 Replies  
When Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick had a beard he used to braid his house key into it.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent point! I honestly had no idea this was... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
Excellent point! I honestly had no idea this was part of the package. I thought it was just heat.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Drinking exclusively diet soda has done this on... 72 Views / 3 Replies  
Drinking exclusively diet soda has done this on my end. Regular soda is unpleasantly sweet to me. Of the numerous MD varieties, the only diet one I’ve found is Baja Blast. It’s… okay.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 04:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But Why? 72 Views / 3 Replies  
https://imgur.com/57muX5A.jpg
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 04:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thankfully, mine are hardwired. I’m sure it... 134 Views / 5 Replies  
Thankfully, mine are hardwired. I’m sure it wouldn’t work otherwise.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 03:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not admitting guilt is very different than making... 25,554 Views / 199 Replies  
Not admitting guilt is very different than making a claim one knows is likely false.

The latter is known as lying, which is what the haters accuse him of.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s why I’m drawing a distinction between “I... 25,554 Views / 199 Replies  
That’s why I’m drawing a distinction between “I did not pull the trigger” versus “I do not remember pulling the trigger”.

With the former, he insists he has no memory fog. He was likely presented...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Prediction: Space Mormons never catch a break. 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
Prediction: Space Mormons never catch a break.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The main controversy at the moment (as I see it)... 25,554 Views / 199 Replies  
The main controversy at the moment (as I see it) is Baldwin insisting he didn’t pull the trigger when he totally did.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 02:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Now that warning I get. Also use Airports... 134 Views / 5 Replies  
Now that warning I get.

Also use Airports and have zero desire to change. Very pissed when Apple dumped it.

I use Airplay for “whole apartment audio” too. I’ve got a lifetime supply of Airport...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 01:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The firing rate is dependent on how quickly the... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
The firing rate is dependent on how quickly the action can extract what’s left of the previous round (if it’s not caseless) and shove in a new one. Put the same action on a single barrel and it will...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve never gotten it. Maybe it’s your Wi-Fi... 134 Views / 5 Replies  
I’ve never gotten it.

Maybe it’s your Wi-Fi access point? Are you using Airport(s)?

Edit: or your router.
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 11:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I dig the space combat! :) I only have a... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
I dig the space combat! :)

I only have a bone-and-a-half to pick.

The full bone is the rotary cannons. Without the benefit of convection a rotary design makes little sense. An actively cooled...
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I want to clarify, this isn’t meant as an excuse... 25,554 Views / 199 Replies  
I want to clarify, this isn’t meant as an excuse to be lax with safety. Make all kinds of changes to protocol and add beyond whatever additional effort is needed to make sure it doesn’t happen again....
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He didn’t even force anyone to shoot him. Very... 350 Views / 25 Replies  
He didn’t even force anyone to shoot him. Very courteous.
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There’s immense time pressure on a set. In... 25,554 Views / 199 Replies  
There’s immense time pressure on a set.

In terms of verifying dummies are actually dummies, this particular gun is a worst case scenario. Since the cylinder doesn’t swing out, each round needs to...
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 05:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A couple minor clarifications. 1) Per the... 25,554 Views / 199 Replies  
A couple minor clarifications.

1) Per the Variety article from last year, the theory is they were brought into the rental house as known live rounds, and the rental house let them get mixed up....
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only thing which makes it relevant to me it... 25,554 Views / 199 Replies  
The only thing which makes it relevant to me it is his insistence he didn’t, which is untrue.
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Baldwin haters are now accusing him of lying. ... 25,554 Views / 199 Replies  
Baldwin haters are now accusing him of lying.

My first response was to reject that. I mean, I know how memory works, and I’m automatically skeptical of an analysis from someone with an axe to...
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 04:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s like, duh. 25,554 Views / 199 Replies  
It’s like, duh.
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 04:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, an actual belt-feed system could require... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
Well, an actual belt-feed system could require any number of steps along the feed path to reload, but if she was out of ammo she’d also be out of belt.

So it uses a magazine or something, which...
Posted by subego, on Aug 13, 2022 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My plan was to start spoiler blocking. :) ... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
My plan was to start spoiler blocking. :)

The numbers of the episodes don’t show up, so it’s hard to keep track. We just got to the part where Mao flips from “we’re torturing CHILDREN” to “no,...
Posted by subego, on Aug 13, 2022 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The more I think about it, the more I agree. :) ... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
The more I think about it, the more I agree. :)

If they can work out the feed mechanism, recoil compensation, and cooling, the Goliath cannon would be a devastating weapon in a boarding action.
...
Posted by subego, on Aug 13, 2022 at 03:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After a quick skim, I felt I did okay. :) 350 Views / 25 Replies  
After a quick skim, I felt I did okay. :)
Posted by subego, on Aug 12, 2022 at 01:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All that said, hit me with a different percentage... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
All that said, hit me with a different percentage or set of percentages, and I can run those numbers. :)
Posted by subego, on Aug 11, 2022 at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s where my model puts it at 2300. I didn’t... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
That’s where my model puts it at 2300. I didn’t write it, but I assume it’s extrapolated from historical trends.

The rotary design implies a sustained, high rate of fire. At 6.2mm you couldn’t...
Posted by subego, on Aug 11, 2022 at 06:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, I ran some numbers. Assuming a 20%... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
So, I ran some numbers.

Assuming a 20% increase over what we have now in both power per gram of propellant and burn efficiency within the barrel, the tl;dr is for single shots the 6.2mm Goliath...
Posted by subego, on Aug 11, 2022 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/DismalIndolentAustralian... 456,918 Views / 1,000 Replies  
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/DismalIndolentAustralianshelduck-size_restricted.gif
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://imgur.com/m8ZTSN3.gif 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
https://imgur.com/m8ZTSN3.gif
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2022 at 08:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Notes: It addresses blowing your hand off at... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
Notes:

It addresses blowing your hand off at the expense of not being able to use a steering wheel.

The book apparently says it’s 2mm. That’s bigger than 2mm.
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2022 at 06:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No offense was intended. I assumed you understood... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
No offense was intended. I assumed you understood gun design involved compromises.

What I was getting at was this specific type of trade-off (spin-stability versus velocity) is the kind gun design...
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2022 at 06:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s… not pedantry. I’m an idiot. Thank... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
That’s… not pedantry.

I’m an idiot. Thank you for the correction! :)
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2022 at 06:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For railguns I’m assuming whatever we can impart... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
For railguns I’m assuming whatever we can impart with barrel length X, we can impart more with 2X. Emphasis on assumption. I haven’t gone much beyond that due to the theoretical nature. Off-the-cuff,...
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2022 at 05:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I believe there’s a misunderstanding. What I’m... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
I believe there’s a misunderstanding. What I’m saying is we can burn more propellant in a longer barrel. As in, the round can contain more propellant because it has more barrel.


More gun...
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2022 at 03:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
“Maybe enough” is not what a soldier wants to... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
“Maybe enough” is not what a soldier wants to hear about their primary weapon.


Gun geekery: gravity will cause drop. Atmosphere will bleed velocity and cause deflection. Spin stabilization helps...
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2022 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was thinking about the Goliath arm cannon, and... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
I was thinking about the Goliath arm cannon, and what cocks this design up is the short barrel.

The barrel length determines the maximum amount of energy imparted to the bullet. Whatever energy...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2022 at 06:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My money is on them not telling anyone. 350 Views / 25 Replies  
My money is on them not telling anyone.
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2022 at 02:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Makes sense. I guess my dad and I thought even... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
Makes sense. I guess my dad and I thought even though it was always in a suit, Draper has been “outside” enough to be used to big spaces.

Of course, the scale of the problem is going to be a...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2022 at 01:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s near the end of season two, with the Martian... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
It’s near the end of season two, with the Martian Marine (Draper) in New York. It’s a little difficult to get something exact at the moment.

The person she trades her bone-density meds to teaches...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2022 at 02:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What’s the problem for Martians with the horizon?... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
What’s the problem for Martians with the horizon? My dad and I couldn’t puzzle that out.

My dad speaks French, so the French words in Belter Creole are starting to sell him. :)
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2022 at 01:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s what I said… it may be an appropriate... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
That’s what I said… it may be an appropriate design for a boarding action, but not border patrol at 500 meters.

Also, just like the with the bigger brothers, no convection cooling on the surface...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2022 at 12:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m trying to cut some slack to the arm cannons,... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
I’m trying to cut some slack to the arm cannons, but the best I can come up with is it might be an okay option at shorter ranges and/or tighter surroundings (like boarding a ship, which I assume is...
Posted by subego, on Aug 8, 2022 at 06:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Say you live in New England without saying you... 121,432 Views / 333 Replies  
Say you live in New England without saying you live in New England.
Posted by subego, on Aug 8, 2022 at 03:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I kinda wish they’d add a “send” button so I... 525 Views / 4 Replies  
I kinda wish they’d add a “send” button so I could write more than one paragraph.
Posted by subego, on Aug 8, 2022 at 01:06 PM, in Applications
Only saw an episode and a half last night. No bad... 1,755 Views / 126 Replies  
Only saw an episode and a half last night. No bad science, though I’m not sure I understand Martian ground tactics.

“Be sure to stay close so one grenade can take out the entire squad, and...
Posted by subego, on Aug 8, 2022 at 12:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Or in cheesy sci-fi props. 956,109 Views / 1,403 Replies  
Or in cheesy sci-fi props.
Posted by subego, on Aug 7, 2022 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I guess it’s essentially a math problem. How much... 456,918 Views / 1,000 Replies  
I guess it’s essentially a math problem. How much will it cost in time and money to pull the entire wing apart, fully inspect each piece, and replace about a quarter of it versus buying a new one?
...
Posted by subego, on Aug 7, 2022 at 03:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You’ve been heard! Blocking is in Monterey. 525 Views / 4 Replies  
You’ve been heard! Blocking is in Monterey.
Posted by subego, on Aug 7, 2022 at 02:38 PM, in Applications
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