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Yeah, but what about the guy on the right they put down?
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oh that's just blood sacrifice to baal ... chief religion in canada
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Have you shown your kids that, and have they stopped screaming?
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that was good
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...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
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:lol:
that didn't take long to reveal

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that poor kid!
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Apple sponsored Porsche from 1980, they must have had more Apple II money than they knew what to do with.

In the previous year the same car was driven by Paul Newman to 2nd place overall at the Le Mans 24.
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Apple sponsored Porsche from 1980, they must have had more Apple II money than they knew what to do with.

In the previous year the same car was driven by Paul Newman to 2nd place overall at the Le Mans 24.


Wow. I always wondered why apple never sponsored sports. But they actually did once.
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Apple sponsored Porsche from 1980, they must have had more Apple II money than they knew what to do with.

In the previous year the same car was driven by Paul Newman to 2nd place overall at the Le Mans 24.


Wow. I always wondered why apple never sponsored sports. But they actually did once.

Probably due to Woz, the OTHER Steve at Apple.

He was also the primary sponsor of the series of 7 US Festivals in 1982-3.
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okay that is wonderful
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Do you hear "Blue Danube" playing as you watch that?
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Is that a communications dish swinging around, or a radar? If it's a critical radar for docking alignment, can a phased array unit not suffice? A mechanical servo mechanism seems like asking for trouble for that job.
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it's one of the guidance propellors ;)

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Ribtor wrote:
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Is that a communications dish swinging around, or a radar? If it's a critical radar for docking alignment, can a phased array unit not suffice? A mechanical servo mechanism seems like asking for trouble for that job.


I don't know what it is, all I know is that it's a russian capsule (so you may research what those have), and the gif/video is sped up.
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I know it's sped up for the video, but a swinging dish, that has to be folded out of the way no less, seems archaic in that role unless there's no alternative.
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Maybe phased array can't get the resolution required at those ranges.

But, they've been docking in space for about forty years so they must have a grip on it.
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Legacy and reliability are a big deal for space hardware. Space programs have had decades to work the bugs out of mechanical gimbals. Why not continue to use that tech? Phased arrays are relatively new and have their own problems to work through still.
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Kirk wrote: Legacy and reliability are a big deal for space hardware. Space programs have had decades to work the bugs out of mechanical gimbals. Why not continue to use that tech? Phased arrays are relatively new and have their own problems to work through still.


A lot of newer platforms are moving to phased array antennas, but anything going into LEO or beyond has to deal with much higher radiation. The control and signal processing electronics are a lot more complex, and all of that has to be rad-hardened. Otherwise, they perform FAR better in space than mechanical solutions merely on the basis of "no moving parts" alone.

I was once peripherally involved in a SBR project years ago that was going to implement a phased array (back when this was still unconventional). Unfortunately, that particular attempt is now at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. :(
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Ribtor wrote:
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Is that a communications dish swinging around, or a radar? If it's a critical radar for docking alignment, can a phased array unit not suffice? A mechanical servo mechanism seems like asking for trouble for that job.


i don't think it's radar, exactly ... as i recall the russians use an automatic docking system that employs radio communication between station and soyuz

first they search for each other's signals, then lock on, then home in, then dock

that's the way they used to do it, anyway ... wouldn't be surprised if it still is
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i saw that ... an amazing achievement, and really good news
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Oh I like this challenge.
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i imagine that would be easier for some people than other
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whuff ... i think that chicken was undercooked

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TOS wrote: whuff ... i think that chicken was undercooked

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ukimalefu wrote: Jerry Seinfeld with Skyler White and Elaine with Walter White.

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One thing I've noticed watching recently, catching up on "OMG YOU DIDN'T SEE ____?!?!" network/broadcast TV, is that pretty much everybody is in everything.
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