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Jul 27, 2022, 02:07 PM
 
So, the baddies have self-sealing space suits, but these schmucks can’t tie-in to life support?

Riiiiiiight.




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Jul 28, 2022, 08:22 PM
 
Now I’m curious how much the lack of convection would affect barrel cooling on a rotary space cannon. Add to that if it’s been in the sun it could already be at, I dunno… say 100°C.
     
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Jul 28, 2022, 09:07 PM
 
Sounds like it's very sun-dependent.

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Jul 28, 2022, 09:48 PM
 
Oh, yeah. I mean, it could also already be at -200°C, but we have to assume worst case scenarios.

You could theoretically shield the cannon from the sun as much as possible, but the most effective passive solutions I can think of would have an unacceptable impact on the radar signature.



As an aside, FWIU space bullets can achieve ridiculous velocities because there’s no air resistance to melt the shit.
     
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Jul 29, 2022, 09:56 AM
 
Barrels would be liquid cooled, which has been done tons of times on weapons w high ROF
     
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Jul 29, 2022, 02:09 PM
 
That was my original thought, and I was all ready to bitch about more bad science for precisely that reason, but…

1) I assume the fluid freezing is bad.

2) That leaves only cryo-fluids.

3) In use, I imagine a cryo-fluid would boil off very fast.

4) That either needs to be vented, which means running out is a problem, or some form of elaborate reclaiming-cooling system for the gas is needed.


Not impossible, but more complicated than it seems I think.
     
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Jul 29, 2022, 02:31 PM
 
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 is quite dense (for a gas) so should provide reasonable cooling. It could even be done as a closed-circuit refrigerant system. Supply a liquid, it returns as a gas, and gets compressed & chilled back to a liquid.
     
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Jul 29, 2022, 03:05 PM
 
I’m getting into that idea with #4, but it wouldn’t be a rotary design. Way too difficult (in my estimation) to get a linkage between the cooling system and multiple, spinning barrels.

Coolant in the round is a good idea.

Probably not caseless under the assumption they’d rather have hyper-velocity rounds, which would make the engineering issues with caseless that much worse. Said problems being fragility and cooking-off. Edit: they may not want HV rounds though. I guess it would be whatever is best for stopping a missile, which won’t necessarily be well armored. Round should also probably be explosive, too. Maybe good, old-fashioned depleted uranium will make a comeback.



Edit: a related question is whether we’d still use tracers or just have a computer calculate the ballistics. Seems easy to do if there’s no gravity or air resistance.
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Jul 30, 2022, 12:09 PM
 
Why would you assume the fluid would freeze?

The prius sucks the coolant into a vacuum thermos when you turn the car off, to keep the coolant warm for your next start. Could do something similar, the guns deploy and you pump them full of prewarmed fluid, fire the gun and pump fluid to maintain temps, then suck fluid out when storing the guns again.
     
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Jul 30, 2022, 03:55 PM
 
That could work.
     
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Aug 4, 2022, 03:06 PM
 
The Son. Hulu. Pierce Brosnan playing a Texan with a history, during the rise of the Oil Rush. There's brutal violence on all sides: White guys, Mexicans, Natives. Interesting takes on culture, honor, and all that. Seems to be intended to only last 2 seasons as the ending is quite final.

Very compelling.
     
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Aug 25, 2022, 08:31 AM
 
Love. Netflix. Gillian Jacobs & Paul Rust. Romantic comedy, some dark humor, quirky and endearing.

American Vandal. Netflix. Satire of true crime shows (Cold Justice, Dateline, etc.).
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Aug 25, 2022, 07:10 PM
 
House of the Dragon? Thoughts?
     
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Aug 25, 2022, 10:07 PM
 
I like The Sandman on Netflix.
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Aug 26, 2022, 07:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Brien View Post
House of the Dragon? Thoughts?
Someone at work yesterday had the GoT theme song as their ringtone. Two thoughts:
1. It's wild that people still don't use silent mode
2. I thought the last season killed of the fanbase entirely
     
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Aug 26, 2022, 08:14 AM
 
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I like The Sandman on Netflix.
I’m more-or-less enjoying it. I could have done without the episode in the diner, though. A bit too gory for my fragile tastes. The following episode with Death was brilliant, though.

Really enjoying She-Hulk over on D+. Tatiana Maslany is great, and the show doesn’t take itself too seriously. Lots of “4th wall” asides.
     
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Aug 26, 2022, 12:09 PM
 
We are enjoying sandman.

I am one who watched GOT and was burned so won't be watching house of the dragon.

Looking forward to SheHulk.

I enjoyed Obiwan, but felt it didn't have as much going for it as Mandalorian. Like the stories could have been deeper. There was a book series with obiwan and the jedi hiding after the massacre that was very well done and I had hopes there would be more of that.
     
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Aug 28, 2022, 04:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
I’m more-or-less enjoying it. I could have done without the episode in the diner, though. A bit too gory for my fragile tastes. The following episode with Death was brilliant, though.
Some of the episodes were a bit weird completely distinct in style from the others — but in a good way. It doesn’t mean you’ll like each of them the same, but it keeps the show unpredictable.

What’s really nice is that at least in the beginning I didn’t really root for Dream as the hero, it seems clear he is more of a neutral character. And the pace of most episodes is quite mellow.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
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Aug 28, 2022, 10:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Some of the episodes were a bit weird completely distinct in style from the others — but in a good way. It doesn’t mean you’ll like each of them the same, but it keeps the show unpredictable.
As I understand it, each episode is adapted from different books in the comic book series, accounting for the variation in tone and character in the tv episodes.
     
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Aug 28, 2022, 03:43 PM
 
The diner episode was very cringe. Not just the gore but also the mind games. Did not care for the John character at all.

 
     
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Aug 29, 2022, 09:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Really enjoying She-Hulk over on D+. Tatiana Maslany is great, and the show doesn’t take itself too seriously. Lots of “4th wall” asides.
We watched the first two episodes last night, it's fun. The 4yo liked her muscles and pretty hair.
     
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Sep 23, 2022, 07:32 PM
 
Andor. Ugh. I managed to get one-and-a-half episodes in and simply couldn’t find a reason to continue. There just wasn’t anything or anyone I could give a damn about. I’m sure SW nerds and completists are spooing in their pants over some sub-sub-incidental characters or whatnot, but, I’m simply a casual SW fan and this is just lost on me.
     
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Sep 26, 2022, 02:36 PM
 
Haven't watched yet, but heard that it was the best thing since rogue 1, especially since it wasn't bogged down by older canon or fanservice. (obiwan)
     
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Nov 7, 2022, 02:48 PM
 
Still processing the She-Hulk finale. They went in a...different...direction.

 


Cancelled Netflix after they bumped to $17/mo. Finished Ted Lasso S2 and was thinking about starting the Maya Rudolph show but when Apple announced the hike to $7/mo I cancelled that as well. Also I set my Prime not to auto-renew so that expired last month. Total of like $35/month saved and we're not missing anything since we still have D+/Hulu through Verizon. There are a couple of comedy specials on Netflix I'm interested in watching, but we'll just wait until the last season of Stranger Things drops and we'll catch up on everything then.

I am thinking about YouTube+ to ditch the ads, I don't need political candidates yelling at my kids about abortion, rape, and incest when I'm just trying to watch a Mark Rober video, but that should cool down after tomorrow.
     
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Nov 7, 2022, 04:15 PM
 
before you cancel Hulu, check out Over the Garden Wall. PG enough for younger kids, with a quirky fatalistic attitude and great music that appeals to my teen, enough that her halloween costume was based on it.
     
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Nov 7, 2022, 05:15 PM
 
Our Verizon plan includes D+/Hulu/ESPN so there's no reason to cancel. I'll have to check it out.
     
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Nov 8, 2022, 10:16 PM
 
Anyone else watching the new Interview With The Vampire? Its good.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Nov 29, 2022, 12:46 PM
 
Watching 1899. I’m enjoying it. Kinda Lost meets Titanic, though I haven’t seen either.

Against my will, we’re watching the dub. Do not do this.
     
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Nov 29, 2022, 01:06 PM
 
It does look interesting.

I started watching Manifest. Which seems a bit like Lost/Langoliers. Good characters but a little too much emotional mishmash (but we thought you were DEAD!) and not enough intrigue by episode 4. There's 4 seasons. Worth sticking with it?
     
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Nov 29, 2022, 01:11 PM
 
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It does look interesting.
We’ve got three more episodes. I’ll report back once I’m done and tell you if it’s worth it.
     
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Nov 30, 2022, 04:09 PM
 
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We’ve got three more episodes. I’ll report back once I’m done and tell you if it’s worth it.
Oh It's worth it. Do NOT watch the dubbed version, the languages are very much part of it all. Awaiting series 2 with anticipation.
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Nov 30, 2022, 04:13 PM
 
Ghosts US
The best US adaption of a UK sitcom since, well I was going to say The Office but I never actually liked the US Office. Anyway, predictably snooty reviews from a couple of UK papers ("it's ok but not as nuanced or rich as the UK Ghosts" - hint Ghosts UK is neither nuanced or rich its just very funny) but watched it anyway. Superb. Loved the characters including the new US ghosts. 18 episodes in season 1, currently all we get on BBC iPlayer, but season 2 is well under way in the US and I hear you like it so season 3 seems a cert.

Can't wait to see which ghost gets sucked off next.
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Oh It's worth it. Do NOT watch the dubbed version, the languages are very much part of it all.
Yeah. I’m irritated about missing that part.

Further, the English speaking characters aren’t dubbed. Even discounting the effect of dubbing in the first place, the constant switching really blows.
     
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I’ve been hate-watching The Peripheral on Prime. I say “hate watching” because the show, while quite good, seriously departed from events in the book to where it really isn’t the same story. But, if you never read the book, you’ll probably find it a good watch.
     
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I’ve been hate-watching The Peripheral on Prime. I say “hate watching” because the show, while quite good, seriously departed from events in the book to where it really isn’t the same story. But, if you never read the book, you’ll probably find it a good watch.
I guess I am hate watching Foundation on Apple TV+ then? Grrrrrrrrr
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Dec 1, 2022, 10:09 PM
 
I hope y’all are watching White Lotus season 2…..
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I am not... yet?

We just started watching Wednesday, on Netflix. Delightful, with shades of Wicked, and perhaps a touch more humanity to my Addamses than I usually like (teen Wednesday has typical backtalk with her mother) but fun.

Dead to me: well done, I gave it a second shot, liked it better the second time... but after stopping watching I have very little curiosity to watch more.
     
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Started watching Wednesday, too, and really like it so far.
     
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Dec 2, 2022, 06:24 PM
 
Cunk on Earth.

Mock documentary on the history of civilisation by "Philomena Cunk".

Holy shit, it's hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ThWWS9AIg
     
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Dead to me: well done, I gave it a second shot, liked it better the second time... but after stopping watching I have very little curiosity to watch more.
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