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I’ve never gotten it. Maybe it’s your Wi-Fi... 47 Views / 1 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 Yesterday at 11:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I dig the space combat! :) I only have a... 1,631 Views / 117 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 Yesterday at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I want to clarify, this isn’t meant as an excuse... 25,397 Views / 193 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 Yesterday at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He didn’t even force anyone to shoot him. Very... 336 Views / 25 Replies  
He didn’t even force anyone to shoot him. Very courteous.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There’s immense time pressure on a set. In... 25,397 Views / 193 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 Yesterday at 05:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A couple minor clarifications. 1) Per the... 25,397 Views / 193 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 Yesterday at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only thing which makes it relevant to me it... 25,397 Views / 193 Replies  
The only thing which makes it relevant to me it is his insistence he didn’t, which is untrue.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Baldwin haters are now accusing him of lying. ... 25,397 Views / 193 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 Yesterday at 04:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s like, duh. 25,397 Views / 193 Replies  
It’s like, duh.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 04:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, an actual belt-feed system could require... 1,631 Views / 117 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. :) ... 1,631 Views / 117 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. :) ... 1,631 Views / 117 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. :) 336 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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%... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 456,418 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 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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. 336 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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?... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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,... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 121,299 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... 496 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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. 955,571 Views / 1,401 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... 456,418 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. 496 Views / 4 Replies  
You’ve been heard! Blocking is in Monterey.
Posted by subego, on Aug 7, 2022 at 02:38 PM, in Applications
Yup! Stumbled across it in the Chicago subreddit... 456,418 Views / 1,000 Replies  
Yup! Stumbled across it in the Chicago subreddit rather than the normal Woops channels.
Posted by subego, on Aug 7, 2022 at 01:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah… my knee-jerk reaction is that whole wing is... 456,418 Views / 1,000 Replies  
Yeah… my knee-jerk reaction is that whole wing is toast. Too much risk of undetectable damage.
Posted by subego, on Aug 7, 2022 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://imgur.com/gSJoxp6.jpg 456,418 Views / 1,000 Replies  
https://imgur.com/gSJoxp6.jpg
Posted by subego, on Aug 7, 2022 at 12:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I decided not to go out today, so I didn’t look,... 323,818 Views / 504 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 Aug 6, 2022 at 10:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, if there’s stuff to be done, that’s... 1,631 Views / 117 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 Aug 6, 2022 at 09:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This just sent me flying off into a rage about... 1,631 Views / 117 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 Aug 6, 2022 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As a space geek interlude, the helmets supposedly... 1,631 Views / 117 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 Aug 6, 2022 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s my analysis of my analysis so far. ... 1,631 Views / 117 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 Aug 6, 2022 at 09:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Phun phact I discovered looking up stuff I was... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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... 6,784 Views / 117 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 6,784 Views / 117 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... 1,631 Views / 117 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
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