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Maybe punching holes is enough. Especially if... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
Maybe punching holes is enough. Especially if most fighting happens in space or reduced atmosphere. ie - anywhere except the surface of Earth.

Using a very small caliber would limit range in a...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 06:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, I do remember that. In my opinion, it's a... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
Ah, I do remember that. In my opinion, it's a mild dose of agoraphobia. All Martians live in domes or other pressurized locations. Indoors. When they're outside, they are in a suit or vehicle. Still...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 06:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
um ... episode and time? This isn't ringing a... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
um ... episode and time? This isn't ringing a bell for me.
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 02:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is (at least officially) a followup on Trump... 93 Views / 8 Replies  
This is (at least officially) a followup on Trump taking boxes of records with him when he left the White House. The National Archives recovered boxes of documents, some of them classified. The...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 8, 2022 at 11:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Goliath suits are power-assist, like an... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
The Goliath suits are power-assist, like an exoskeleton. So you could run around with them, even in Earth gravity, and not feel like you're lifting weights.

Rotary guns are for high rates of fire....
Posted by reader50, on Aug 8, 2022 at 08:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My impression is Boeing moved to Chicago to get... 454,439 Views / 995 Replies  
My impression is Boeing moved to Chicago to get away from their experts (engineers). So the management-types and accountants could count the profits as they came in, and not be bothered about pesky...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 7, 2022 at 07:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I missed this at the time, but what's the flex... 953,194 Views / 1,398 Replies  
I missed this at the time, but what's the flex hose crossing through the former rear seat area? A new fuel-fill line, routed away from possible crash zone in the fender?

That kind of flexy...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 7, 2022 at 04:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Definitely expensive. I wonder if they'll fix it... 454,439 Views / 995 Replies  
Definitely expensive. I wonder if they'll fix it in place, or swap the wing. As it's usually a fuel tank, and would need substantial inspection for leaks and stress fractures all the way up to the...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 7, 2022 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I pointed out the official miss on the water... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
I pointed out the official miss on the water config of Ceres.

subego was right about depicting low-G in asteroids. Miller's digs in Ceres should be around 1/4 G, but actors mostly move around like...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 5, 2022 at 05:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Still in the mid- to upper-$5 range here. It's... 6,611 Views / 117 Replies  
Still in the mid- to upper-$5 range here. It's clearly been in slow decline, but has yet to approach $5.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 5, 2022 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting plate. A great choice for an EV... 953,194 Views / 1,398 Replies  
Interesting plate. A great choice for an EV owner. Did you have to buy it from a previous holder?

If not, congratulations on registering it before anyone else.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 5, 2022 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never thought of that one. We use a... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
I never thought of that one.

We use a nuclear triad, so there are multiple locations to worry about. They launched 1/2 of their missiles. Perhaps they used the surface ones, so as not to give away...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 5, 2022 at 05:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you are upright, gravity tries to pull your... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
If you are upright, gravity tries to pull your blood to your feet. Causing you to faint. The only worse position would be head-down, where the high blood pressure in your head would stroke you out....
Posted by reader50, on Aug 5, 2022 at 02:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No need for math. Mother Nature handles it... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
No need for math. Mother Nature handles it automatically. A kind of natural selection.

They blast an asteroid. Yielding a cloud of debris with random velocities. Secondary collisions will mix that...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 4, 2022 at 08:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't have any inside history on the location. ... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
I don't have any inside history on the location.

It sounds like you're assuming circular orbits. Most orbits are elliptical, with rare exceptions. Like trojans...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 4, 2022 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Or they're in (very slow) orbits of the asteroid.... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
Or they're in (very slow) orbits of the asteroid. Also, the missile will have orders to hold station. So it doesn't drift away from the camouflage rock.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 4, 2022 at 04:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There is the connection(s) to the life-support... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
There is the connection(s) to the life-support backpack. Which presumably connects to both suit and helmet.

Actually, there is evidence they use mag-locks for such connections. Can't cite the...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 3, 2022 at 08:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The acceleration juice here does not fill body... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
The acceleration juice here does not fill body cavities. You'd need that for super-high Gs, along with tanks for personnel. This stuff is a cocktail of blood thinners, stims, and some other drugs. To...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 3, 2022 at 02:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Man, does that annoy me. Right up there with... 1,974 Views / 101 Replies  
Man, does that annoy me. Right up there with naming laws, so it sounds like they do the opposite of what they do.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 3, 2022 at 02:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why do motorcycle riders have a visor that opens... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
Why do motorcycle riders have a visor that opens (on nice helmets)? Why not just pull the helmet off? (bug or rain windshield maybe)

If you assume the helmet is inconvenient to add/remove, then...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 2, 2022 at 11:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The helmets are removable. Check 1x4, between 34... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
The helmets are removable. Check 1x4, between 34 and 35 minutes in. Holden has reached the holding cell, and the prisoners are about to suit up. There's a shot of Naomi holding her helmet separately....
Posted by reader50, on Aug 2, 2022 at 09:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I disagree - the science is indeed hard SF in The... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
I disagree - the science is indeed hard SF in The Expanse. At least, as much as science was known when each book was written. Which was 2011-2021, so pretty modern. They certainly speculated about...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 2, 2022 at 07:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Aren't you getting hit by a heat wave? I'd think... 120,833 Views / 333 Replies  
Aren't you getting hit by a heat wave? I'd think hot coffee would not be the answer.

Sweaty people driving around. Add hot coffee. Sweaty, jittery people driving around. This is not an improvement.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 2, 2022 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not seeing any faces. Perhaps they could... 402,573 Views / 1,018 Replies  
I'm not seeing any faces. Perhaps they could rename their service.
Posted by reader50, on Aug 2, 2022 at 02:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Absolutely. They didn't expect the attacking... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
Absolutely. They didn't expect the attacking ships to have railguns, and they were overconfident. The Martians made several tactical errors.

Note that the attackers were also overconfident, tried...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 1, 2022 at 02:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They clearly use it as both, and I've called it a... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
They clearly use it as both, and I've called it a shuttle more often than not. Naomi referred to it as "one leaky lifeboat". The MCRN people referred to is as "your ship".
Posted by reader50, on Aug 1, 2022 at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think you mean, it opens if it fails. So I... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
I think you mean, it opens if it fails. So I guess you'd prefer a lock that when it fails, it locks you into your suit. ;)

For Sale: Used space suit. Needs new visor latch. Previous occupant...
Posted by reader50, on Aug 1, 2022 at 12:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Really getting tired of losing the original Star... 384 Views / 2 Replies  
Really getting tired of losing the original Star Trek cast. We're down to just three:

William Shatner (91)
George Takei (85)
Walter Koenig (85)
Posted by reader50, on Aug 1, 2022 at 12:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Please explain. I'm not sure what that means. ... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
Please explain. I'm not sure what that means.

btw, you'll get a better look at mag-lock clamps during Season 2. They come up a few times in S2 and S3. You might want to postpone the topic until...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 31, 2022 at 11:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Expanse does have a major science glitch, but... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
The Expanse does have a major science glitch, but it's not one of your examples. And it's not their fault.

I'm not convinced by any of the bad science examples offered so far:
• Bad guys have...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 31, 2022 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is it still Dad-approved? 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
Is it still Dad-approved?
Posted by reader50, on Jul 31, 2022 at 03:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've watched The Expanse through S4, and don't... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
I've watched The Expanse through S4, and don't recall this. Maybe you're thinking of that BSG episode, where they jumped across to a Raptor, *didn't* hold their breath, exposed their lungs to vacuum,...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 30, 2022 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When you need to scratch, you NEED to scratch.... 1,175 Views / 93 Replies  
When you need to scratch, you NEED to scratch. It's all you'll think about.

I don't know if you can hold your breath against vacuum, but if so, a few seconds to scratch would work. I don't plan to...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 30, 2022 at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Perhaps they're setting up separate buildings for... 743 Views / 76 Replies  
Perhaps they're setting up separate buildings for servicing the EVs. Or adding separator walls between the two service sections.

My thinking: the EVs will be the favorites of the service techs....
Posted by reader50, on Jul 29, 2022 at 07:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We don't know enough about the guns here. The... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
We don't know enough about the guns here. The cartridges (or are they caseless?) might include a coolant charge with each shot. Or the guns may use recirculating gas cooling. Xenon gas in particular...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 29, 2022 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The climate and taxes bill that Sen. Manchin... 743 Views / 76 Replies  
The climate and taxes bill that Sen. Manchin agreed to contains a $3 billion grant to the USPS for clean fleet modernization. Presumably to boost the EV percentage. I haven't seen the exact wording...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 29, 2022 at 02:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Watch many SpaceX launches? A few have included a... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
Watch many SpaceX launches? A few have included a microphone at the top of the 1st stage. When the 2nd stage ignites (outside of the atmosphere) you can indeed hear it briefly. The rocket itself puts...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 27, 2022 at 12:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's going to be some time before you figure out... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
It's going to be some time before you figure out Amos (muscle guy). His behavior is internally consistent, but you won't have enough clues for awhile.

Side note: the first 3 seasons were handled...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 27, 2022 at 02:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Are you still stuck on Ep #2? I think you're... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
Are you still stuck on Ep #2? I think you're overthinking it, especially with how badly the Knight got busted up.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 26, 2022 at 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The medic Shed is somewhat excitable and subject... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
The medic Shed is somewhat excitable and subject to panic.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 25, 2022 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That would involve a high-PSI connection hose.... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
That would involve a high-PSI connection hose. Every other person (at least) would need to carry the extra hose. And it would at best equalize the tank pressures, with significant losses and...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 25, 2022 at 12:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree on the suit filling. I didn't catch it at... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
I agree on the suit filling. I didn't catch it at the time, but there should have been another fill option. Even for a shuttle as small as the Knight.

Ceres does have notably lighter "gravity"....
Posted by reader50, on Jul 24, 2022 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wel-Walla (may be spelled wrong) Wel = Gravity... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
Wel-Walla (may be spelled wrong)
Wel = Gravity Well
Walla = borrowed from another language?
The phrase means "gravity lover". ie - Earther or Martian. Also referred to as "Inners" (inner worlds of...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 24, 2022 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are English words, though they're... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
There are English words, though they're pronounced weirdly. If you listen closely, you can understand at least half of it.

On the suits, perhaps the air charging station was in the airlock. Which...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 24, 2022 at 02:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I assume you mean charging up air from one suit... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
I assume you mean charging up air from one suit to another. Charging the suit up from the ship may not work if the ship is damaged. Or short of air itself.

Basic functionality would include a...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 24, 2022 at 03:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm sure it's easy with the expensive suits.... 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
I'm sure it's easy with the expensive suits. Corporations are known to save money here and there.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 24, 2022 at 02:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Did your dad go for it too? 187,628 Views / 510 Replies  
Did your dad go for it too?
Posted by reader50, on Jul 24, 2022 at 12:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
People do EV conversions today, though the... 743 Views / 76 Replies  
People do EV conversions today, though the results are mixed. An ICE car has the greatest weight in the engine & transmission, with the fuel tank much lighter. The overall car and suspension are...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 22, 2022 at 08:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm with Glen. I rather liked the 1st book, but... 2,030 Views / 32 Replies  
I'm with Glen. I rather liked the 1st book, but wasn't as much into the later ones. Which did fill out the universe, both backwards and forwards. But now I remember the story as a block.
Posted by reader50, on Jul 22, 2022 at 01:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Officially goes to 10.13.6 (High Sierra).... 510 Views / 12 Replies  
Officially goes to 10.13.6 (High Sierra). Unofficially goes through 10.15 (Catalina) at least. Anything past Mojave needs the APFS firmware boot patch. Graphics card support becomes more of an issue...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 22, 2022 at 01:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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