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Well, an actual belt-feed system could require... 1,485 Views / 114 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 out of belt.

So it uses a magazine or something, which makes...
Posted by subego, on Today at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My plan was to start spoiler blocking. :) ... 1,485 Views / 114 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 Today at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The more I think about it, the more I agree. :) ... 1,485 Views / 114 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 Today at 03:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After a quick skim, I felt I did okay. :) 266 Views / 18 Replies  
After a quick skim, I felt I did okay. :)
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 01:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All that said, hit me with a different percentage... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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%... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 455,811 Views / 1,000 Replies  
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Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2022 at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://imgur.com/m8ZTSN3.gif 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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. 266 Views / 18 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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?... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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,... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 121,111 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... 413 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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. 954,874 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... 455,811 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. 413 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... 455,811 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... 455,811 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 455,811 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,... 323,407 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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. ... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 6,722 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 6,722 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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.... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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... 1,485 Views / 114 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. 1,485 Views / 114 Replies  
About to start S2E1.
Posted by subego, on Aug 3, 2022 at 09:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just use a mag-lock. :) 1,485 Views / 114 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... 121,111 Views / 333 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
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