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  1. Is that white spot the asteroid ? 1h to impact ! Dang, I hope it will be more than 2 frames with a good view of the asteroid.
  2. How sharp would be a look from Webb at the closer stars ? I mean, those obviously very far stars are a few pixels wide... How large would be, say, like, Proxima Centauri ?
  3. For the love of god I thought that interpret would never start to move. .... Blah blah blah show us the pic already .... Show, then speak later! It's not a darn TV show. Ho, wait... ... Nice ! That's a lot of galaxies.
  4. I remember the plan was to fully set it up in 6 months, once up there. So, I guess we may see pictures during the summer.
  5. It just occurred to me. The title of this thread might have a totally different meaning in the future, if a more significant impact ever happens.
  6. That makes it 15 years. Don't forget it's in Elon Time units. For the real average time in years you have to add the two values.
  7. That would be one... interesting... ride !
  8. Can a "spin" launch be detected by the traditional rocket launch alarm systems ? The tip of the rocket heating after tube exit might be enough... But if not I can see a lot of military interest in this... thing.
  9. To clarify as well, my answer was an attempt at a lighthearted comment with a touch of humor. In no way I believe it is a good idea to do QA on Starship this way. Final QA that is. But for a tile's laying process validation test ? Yes, of course. I thought that was obvious. Darn, maybe I should have add some smileys.
  10. It's probably meant to identify the poorly attached tiles, and fix them. Those that held ok will probably keep holding, so no worries about them, those that got knocked off are replaced and thoroughly checked. It's not a bug, it's a feature, actually. I see it as a way faster than full inspection !
  11. Whatever the case, moar boosters is the solution.
  12. Looking closely at the tiles, a lot of misaligned edges can be seen. Does it affect drag and turbulences in a notable way ?
  13. They're only shooting for it. As the saying goes...
  14. I remember seeing pictures of a huge crane supposed to go on top of the tower. That's bonus height ! Edit: Nevermind. The aforementionned crane is used to stack the tower.
  15. Big 8k "holographic" screens inside the habitat should do the trick.
  16. Providing high bandwith internet on a spaceship is quite a feat !
  17. Sorry to spoil a bit more, but i think you mis-phrased it. To me it should be more like this : if(user.random_thought != science & user.random_thought != spaceflight){ moderator.close_thread(); }else{ for each(reader in readers){ if(reader.has_something_to_say(user.random_thought)){ reader.talk_about(user.random_thought); } } }
  18. Spooky... But what am I seeing exactly ? is it some form of proto-galaxy ? Its shape is quite interesting ! How would one actually look past that time ? Is it like looking really well at a part of the sky, and *bam* there's the origin of the universe ?
  19. Thats a bummer, it complicates things a lot... Damn you science !! Isn't that already the case on Earth ? Where big money corporations can develop fast agorithms and build infrastructures (WAN) to communicate even faster whereas the lone wolf cannot build a fiber between his house and the stock market. Here is my (barely thought up) point of view on the martian internet matter : I take the hypotesis that the first real martian colonies will be dependencies of "big money corporations" (emphasize on the quotes), because only them can afford the investment. These companies will need to communicate with these dependencies ( or outposts, colonies, call them what you want ). So each one will develop and build their own private technology. Soon (or later, depending on some kind of critical mass) after that the need will grow for parallel communication between the different corporates outposts on Mars. Different places with different needs will adopt one or another of the communication technologies, based on mutual interest, needs, and/or technical efficiency. Some will merge, some will disappear, and some others will keep as if nothing's going on. Much like here on earth. We might not see a real martian internet before long; Or not, maybe Mars is such a harsh environment colonists will be forced to inter-communicate from the start. As you can see, I'm torned apart ^^ Waddaya' think ?
  20. These fast trading needs might drive investment for the development of entangled particles based communication protocols. I wonder if those could be faster than light ? Virtually instantaneous ?
  21. Thank you for all the time you've put into making this game ! And for all the good times I've had (and will have) playing it ! I've been following KSP since nearly the beginning, and, I must say, yes, that's quite an impressive work you've put down here You'll do wonders anywhere. Any plans for the future ? Sleep for a month ? All the best !
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