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Or in cheesy sci-fi props. 952,018 Views / 1,396 Replies  
Or in cheesy sci-fi props.
Posted by subego, on Today at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I guess it’s essentially a math problem. How much... 453,473 Views / 995 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 Today at 03:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You’ve been heard! Blocking is in Monterey. 151 Views / 2 Replies  
You’ve been heard! Blocking is in Monterey.
Posted by subego, on Today at 02:38 PM, in Applications
Yup! Stumbled across it in the Chicago subreddit... 453,473 Views / 995 Replies  
Yup! Stumbled across it in the Chicago subreddit rather than the normal Woops channels.
Posted by subego, on Today at 01:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah… my knee-jerk reaction is that whole wing is... 453,473 Views / 995 Replies  
Yeah… my knee-jerk reaction is that whole wing is toast. Too much risk of undetectable damage.
Posted by subego, on Today at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://imgur.com/gSJoxp6.jpg 453,473 Views / 995 Replies  
https://imgur.com/gSJoxp6.jpg
Posted by subego, on Today at 12:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I decided not to go out today, so I didn’t look,... 321,985 Views / 502 Replies  
I decided not to go out today, so I didn’t look, but even in the dark right now it’s 87°/96°.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 10:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, if there’s stuff to be done, that’s... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Well, if there’s stuff to be done, that’s different, and I certainly get volunteering as a prophylactic against being volunteered.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This just sent me flying off into a rage about... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
This just sent me flying off into a rage about how much I hate this, and its cousin “the faster you get the job done the less we pay you”.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As a space geek interlude, the helmets supposedly... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
As a space geek interlude, the helmets supposedly do this too, though I can’t visualize yet how that works while still letting the helmet remain removable.

In regards to the ease of attachment and...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s my analysis of my analysis so far. ... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Here’s my analysis of my analysis so far.

What my dad got right: highly improbable physics “art directed” the debris around the asteroid where they hid the blue alien shit.

What my dad got...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 09:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Phun phact I discovered looking up stuff I was... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Phun phact I discovered looking up stuff I was wrong about:

That walking style is at least partially because the suit restricted their movement.
Posted by subego, on Aug 5, 2022 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good point about the efficiency. I was imagining... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Good point about the efficiency. I was imagining a bigger fuel burn to get off the planet, however the efficiency has a political implication I’m not sure has been worked out.

6 hour burn at 30G...
Posted by subego, on Aug 5, 2022 at 06:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Back in the city the spread I saw was $4.79⁹ to a... 6,483 Views / 114 Replies  
Back in the city the spread I saw was $4.79⁹ to a rather astounding $5.59⁹
Posted by subego, on Aug 5, 2022 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
$4.52⁹ at my usual burb stop 6,483 Views / 114 Replies  
$4.52⁹ at my usual burb stop
Posted by subego, on Aug 5, 2022 at 03:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I messed that one up, but here’s a... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Yeah, I messed that one up, but here’s a different one.

Wouldn’t I want a decent percentage of my interplanetary ballistic missiles to launch from orbit?
Posted by subego, on Aug 5, 2022 at 02:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Today’s bad science: aren’t you going to be able... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Today’s bad science: aren’t you going to be able to deal with acceleration best with your head pointed in the direction of the acceleration? The couches lay them flat. Edit: I’m probably wrong about...
Posted by subego, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The math part is the EV, which might be about, I... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
The math part is the EV, which might be about, I dunno… 20mph.
Posted by subego, on Aug 4, 2022 at 09:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was assuming it would be a forensic analysis.... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
I was assuming it would be a forensic analysis. :)

What would cause that debris to be separated from the main body with so little force it couldn’t escape the asteroid’s almost infinitesimal...
Posted by subego, on Aug 4, 2022 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My understanding is for an orbit to happen, the... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
My understanding is for an orbit to happen, the inertial force vector of the object and the gravitational attraction vector need to be the same length and at 90° to each other. If any of those are...
Posted by subego, on Aug 4, 2022 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, space helmet visors you can open have existed... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
So, space helmet visors you can open have existed since the Mercury program.

Woops!
Posted by subego, on Aug 4, 2022 at 02:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Got through three episodes. The FedEx pods got an... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Got through three episodes. The FedEx pods got an actualol out of me. Amos is the best character ever. He reminds me a bit of Animal Mother in Full Metal Jacket.

Today’s bad science complaint was...
Posted by subego, on Aug 4, 2022 at 01:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
About to start S2E1. 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
About to start S2E1.
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 09:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just use a mag-lock. :) 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Just use a mag-lock. :)
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 06:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What’s the idea? Just add ice? Do you make it... 120,517 Views / 331 Replies  
What’s the idea? Just add ice? Do you make it muddier to compensate for getting watered down?
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They do appear to have self-healing suit... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
They do appear to have self-healing suit technology, so I guess stabbing through the suit doesn’t matter. My bad


Edit: still may want a port, just so you don’t need to use a giant gauge needle.
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 03:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah… the milk in the LEM story was generally... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Yeah… the milk in the LEM story was generally used for “hibernation” during long-term acceleration at high-Gs. They just also used it in emergencies with the aim of keeping someone alive long enough...
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Phun phact I just discovered looking for info on... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Phun phact I just discovered looking for info on how easy it is to put on a space helmet: current models have an integrated foam block for nose scratching.



Phun phact edit: apparently visors...
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 02:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’d wondered why I only got a tepid glass of beer... 120,517 Views / 331 Replies  
I’d wondered why I only got a tepid glass of beer in Europe, so I did some digging. Apparently Europeans are stupid.
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 01:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If they’re suited up, how do they shoot-up with... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
If they’re suited up, how do they shoot-up with acceleration milk?

Along the lines of acceleration milk, Stanislaw Lem had a nifty (and awful) idea where the emergency preservation/acceleration...
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 12:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Honestly, I don’t know. For reasons similar to... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Honestly, I don’t know. For reasons similar to why I don’t want a mag-lock, I’ve never been on a motorcycle.

Best guess: so people can hear you speak?
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent! Thank you! :) There doesn’t seem... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Excellent! Thank you! :)

There doesn’t seem like there’s anything broken with the removable helmet paradigm which needs to be fixed with a onesie design. So no problems there.


This brings us...
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2022 at 10:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You have convinced me the mag-lock could be... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
You have convinced me the mag-lock could be reliable enough, but I’ve moved on to the gasket. :)

Before I get into that though, I want to backtrack to earlier spacesuit design.

Current space...
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2022 at 09:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I was joking. The bad science in Star Trek... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Well, I was joking. The bad science in Star Trek doesn’t actually bother me because it’s Star Trek. What exactly were you expecting?

What I expected from The Expanse was based on it being pitched...
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2022 at 06:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s 85°, so not out of the ordinary for August. ... 120,517 Views / 331 Replies  
It’s 85°, so not out of the ordinary for August.

I don’t like the overheating hot coffee causes in summer, but I’ve become non-functional without the caffeine hit. I should probably go iced.
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2022 at 06:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Had to go Dunkin’ creamer or nothing. Not... 120,517 Views / 331 Replies  
Had to go Dunkin’ creamer or nothing.

Not bad. Too sweet though.
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2022 at 05:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The one time the science really bothered me was... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
The one time the science really bothered me was when Murdock Barkley becomes super intelligent he says “I see the entire universe as one equation, and it’s so simple.”

The problem I have is no one...
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2022 at 04:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Meta… thot? 401,536 Views / 1,018 Replies  
Meta… thot?
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2022 at 03:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The melon on the table is a nice touch. 401,536 Views / 1,018 Replies  
The melon on the table is a nice touch.
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2022 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Shields should always be up in Star Trek, because... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Shields should always be up in Star Trek, because if they’re not, I beam a photon torpedo onto my opponent’s bridge.
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2022 at 02:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’d be mad at you about spoilers, but the ending... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
I’d be mad at you about spoilers, but the ending of S1 gave me some suspicions.

The early episodes were far better than normal when it came to the science, so I had high hopes. I also appreciated...
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2022 at 06:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Along those lines, the mechanism used to lock a... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Along those lines, the mechanism used to lock a poppable visor closed isn’t necessarily capable of providing a seal. The bond formed by a mag-lock might be strong, but will it be airtight? Off the...
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2022 at 05:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is another thing like the lack of ubiquitous... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
This is another thing like the lack of ubiquitous recharge points for space suits. It’s possible, but implausible.

A good military knows this type of procedure is exactly the sort of thing people...
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2022 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
To expand, current space suits use a zipper. If... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
To expand, current space suits use a zipper. If this fails during EVA, I die.

Do I get something out of this bargain? Yes. Being able to put the thing on and take it off. These activities are...
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2022 at 02:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Imagine using one of those iPad thingies while... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Imagine using one of those iPad thingies while wearing Mickey Mouse gloves.
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2022 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It strikes me as shuttle first and foremost, but... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
It strikes me as shuttle first and foremost, but I agree it would be used as a lifeboat in an “abandon ship” scenario. I was being silly about the couches. Presumably it has those folding jobbies we...
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2022 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Was that a lifeboat, or a shuttle? I thought it... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Was that a lifeboat, or a shuttle? I thought it was a shuttle. You could theoretically use it as a lifeboat, but you might want some more acceleration couches.

Also, they use credits and not...
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2022 at 01:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They showed the Cant getting nuked again in E9.... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
They showed the Cant getting nuked again in E9. It makes noise.

Yes, a microphone placed right next to it would pick up (very loud) sound for the fraction of a second before it was incinerated.
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2022 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. I can cut myself out of a suit. If the... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Yes.

I can cut myself out of a suit. If the suit opens in space I’m dead.

If the lock failing will kill me, I need to get something very useful out of the bargain. Being able to scratch my nose...
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2022 at 10:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Challenge resumed! :) What use case is... 1,003 Views / 82 Replies  
Challenge resumed! :)

What use case is important enough to warrant a system with an open failure state?
Posted by subego, on Jul 31, 2022 at 09:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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