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Aaron_R wrote:
TOS wrote:

a lot of the preflight is now done with software

He is actively trying to never get a human rated rocket it seems.


He already has a human rated rocket. It's taken people twice to the ISS.

Do we know if those are treated the same, or different from the cargo rockets?
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No not really, I was inferring to the heavy lift category the falcon heavy was designed for, not LEO. No one is looking to LEO flights anymore 6 more years of ISS if the constant barrage of hull breeches doesn't shutter it sooner. No plans for any other LEO based labs outside of Nations whom already have full blown space programs with their own vehicles.

The focus is the Moon and beyond. He'd need their mission gear in the heavy and than on a second launch the crew to rendezvous with it, kind of defeats the entire purpose of being reusable/cheap if you need to do 2 launches.

Blue Origin is the one to beat for that as they are scheduled to beat the SLS into orbit. If you go into the Heavy Lift category, Falcon Heavy, Vulcan Centaur, Starship not one of them is human rated developed (starship has no LES so NASA will never give it human rated + no matter what Elon dreams for it) beyond that of the New Glenn and the SLS. I suspect space x could get the falcon heavy to be if the rocket being used was never subjugated to this insane high risk turnaround procedure.
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Aaron_R wrote:
TOS wrote:

a lot of the preflight is now done with software

He is actively trying to never get a human rated rocket it seems.


SpaceX has already flown humans, so... :shrug:
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TOS wrote:
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TOS wrote: well, this is pretty bonkers ...

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for the falcon super heavy, elon musk says they're going to ditch the landing legs and "catch" the rockets using the launch tower's gantry arm

it'll mean ditching the dead weight of the landing gear, and, in theory, allow an insanely quick turnaround for the next launch -- musk says it could be done in an hour

an hour


That’s super cool, though I don’t see how you could do a complete preflight inspection in under an hour. Just off the top of my head, I’d want a full cooldown before the inspection.


a lot of the preflight is now done with software


:eek:

You still need to look at everything...
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Intel D320 CPU under an electron microscope.
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That is really cool, but the "false color" makes it less so.
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Some biologists refer to octopuses having six “arms” and two “legs” because the two rear appendages are generally used to walk on the seafloor.

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maurvir wrote: Image

Intel D320 CPU under an electron microscope.


tin whiskers?
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The upper layers are the metallization layers. Integrated circuits are just that, circuits. The semiconductor features on the bottom layer are connected by wires literally built by doping higher layers with a metal, such as copper. As you can see in that photo, there are more than a single metallization layer, creating the equivalent of a multi-layer PCB.

I did a vastly simpler integrated circuit in college as part of my master's thesis. Once you get past the creation of the circuit features, which are typically done as macros, it's astonishing similar to laying out a PCB.
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metallization layers? I still don't understand, looks like that shouldn't be there

in a scifi movie, it would be like an alien thing eating the computer
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I had a college professor was the first person to ever breed Peregrine Falcons in captivity.
helped save the species from extinction.
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What, no Ñ, CH, LL, Ç, Ã, Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú, Â, Ê, Ã, Õ, À, È, Ì, Ò, or Ù?
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I want to know who invented X, and WHY?/Y? Both are redundant. So is W come to think of it.

ax--> aks

yarn--> iarn

west--> uest
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Metacell wrote: I want to know who invented X, and WHY?/Y? Both are redundant. So is W come to think of it.

ax--> aks

yarn--> iarn

west--> uest


Some languages have things that are the same but the meaning changes with a different inflection, or accent, or tone...

Remember esperanto? IMHO, the international language is english.

I guess we'll have to wait for universal translators.


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Spanish is still growing
we all going to be speaking Spanglish before it's over.

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I think Spanish and the Chinese languages probably have a future when it comes to commerce and politics. Perhaps Arabic as well.

I used to speak Gronings until I was about 6 because of my parents and grandparents. I remember nothing of it now. It's a Frisian/Low German language from a part of the Netherlands. I went to school with a fellow who spoke Cornish. I like the sounds and intonations of Welsh. It's a fine language for singing, as is Spanish.
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Metacell wrote: I want to know who invented X, and WHY?/Y? Both are redundant. So is W come to think of it.

ax--> aks

yarn--> iarn

west--> uest
I'd recommend Portuguese for the lack of "w"s and "y"s, but then there's that "x".
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Metacell wrote: I want to know who invented X, and WHY?/Y? Both are redundant. So is W come to think of it.

ax--> aks

yarn--> iarn

west--> uest



Not really "inventions" so much as acquiring new words, sounds and vocabulary from other dialects and languages.
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macnuke wrote: Spanish is still growing
we all going to be speaking Spanglish before it's over.


I suspect the language of business and commerce will remain English for a very long time.

A German businessman having a meeting with a counterpart in Quatar will likely be conducted in English.
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you are probably right.

but as most Americans are ignorant and only know one language, they really should rethink that plan.

my youngest daughter is fluent in German and a handful of the Dutch variants as well.
she chose Latin as her third language and is doing well with it.

my oldest daughter married an american of cuban decent. she has learned spanish and my grandchildren are being raised bilingual.

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macnuke wrote:but as most Americans are ignorant and only know one language, they really should rethink that plan.

You forget that if you want to be a part of the a fraternity/sorority that you must learn the Greek alphabet.
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meanwhile in Japan

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Video at the link


wait for it... or go to 0:55
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This is a Sea Sapphire! And when it doesn’t look amazing it’s invisible!

This is a type of crustacean called a copepod. It’s back is covered in guanine crystals. If it weren’t for these crystals the Sea Sapphire would be transparent, but these crystals are spaced in such a way that they strongly reflect certain colours of light. The colour of the light that’s reflected is dependent on the angle that it comes in.

Usually, it reflects blue light, but when the light hits the Sea Sapphire at 45 degrees, the reflected light shifts into the ultraviolet. And since we can’t see that it becomes invisible!

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ukimalefu wrote: meanwhile in Japan

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Video at the link


wait for it... or go to 0:55


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i don’t even have words for this

https://t.co/WnCHRgwjsP
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TOS wrote: i don’t even have words for this

https://t.co/WnCHRgwjsP


Neither, it would seem, does the Citrus Country Chronicle (the article wasn't found)
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TOS wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: meanwhile in Japan

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Video at the link


wait for it... or go to 0:55


jesus, that could have killed someone


We had safe paths marked next to buildings at the St John's Coast Guard Base for this very reason. Every once in a while a roof would clear, and you'd jump out of your skin. :lol: Never walk under hanging ice or snow.
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okay, this is the story for which i have no words

Florida wildlife officials are appealing to the public for help after a manatee was found with U.S. President Donald Trump’s last name carved into its back.

The animal was found in the Blue Hole spring on the Homosassa River in northern Florida over the weekend.

Photos and video show the word “TRUMP” etched into the manatee’s back in large block letters.
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TOS wrote: okay, this is the story for which i have no words

Florida wildlife officials are appealing to the public for help after a manatee was found with U.S. President Donald Trump’s last name carved into its back.

The animal was found in the Blue Hole spring on the Homosassa River in northern Florida over the weekend.

Photos and video show the word “TRUMP” etched into the manatee’s back in large block letters.


Damn it, I don't have the lung capacity to sigh this often. :goth:
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TOS wrote: okay, this is the story for which i have no words

Florida wildlife officials are appealing to the public for help after a manatee was found with U.S. President Donald Trump’s last name carved into its back.

The animal was found in the Blue Hole spring on the Homosassa River in northern Florida over the weekend.

Photos and video show the word “TRUMP” etched into the manatee’s back in large block letters.


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Looks like a nudibranch to me. When I was young (9-10ish), the original Steinhart Aquarium (SF, before the Loma Prieda Earthquake rebuild) had a multitank nudibranch exhibit. It was probably the coolest thing I ever saw. In 3D.
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Metacell wrote: Looks like a nudibranch to me. When I was young (9-10ish), the original Steinhart Aquarium (SF, before the Loma Prieda Earthquake rebuild) had a multitank nudibranch exhibit. It was probably the coolest thing I ever saw. In 3D.


*googles nudibranch*

https://www.google.com/search?q=nudibra ... AXoECBEQAw

whoa
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