Sorabh

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  1. Sorabh

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Yeah, and he realizes that. Hence not that much hype. Also, I found this: https://patents.google.com/patent/US8678321B2/en This is a patent filed by Jeff Bezos and his assosciates, about sea landing of space launch vehicles.... So if Bezos already has a patent over the Barge method of sea landing, then is Elon copying Bezos' patent?...Because this came out in 2009, there were no grasshopper tests in 2009... I am a bit confused, can Bezos sue Musk?
  2. Sorabh

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    I like the work SpaceX has been doing, don't get me wrong.. but I have this lingering feeling that his idiocy might hamper with the Mars mission he has planned... and we all know that's perhaps our only chance to go interplanetary in this lifetime....
  3. Sorabh

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Even so, without understanding the ground scenario, and the fact that differences in assumptions and realities could require a dramatic redesign of the submarine, and how such redesigns could happen in a remote location, he would have thought about those points, right?
  4. Sorabh

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    This! I sometimes like to guess people's age based on their statements in the KSP forums...and if I read Elon Musk's tweet against the Thai diver as a complete stranger who has no idea who Elon Musk is, I would probably label him as an arrogant kid who hates it when things don't go his way...In other words, a bratty teenager.
  5. Sorabh

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    To great effect.... Sometimes, I really wish that a falcon 9 carrying a DoD payload explodes, and future contracts are put on hold for sometime. Then perhaps he will realize the first rule of hype: "Never believe yourself to be what you have made others think that you are." A little humilty, that's all that the rational people want from Elon Musk, really...
  6. Sorabh

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Ok, so my rant for the day is this: Why are some of the SpaceX fans....er....rabid? I tried to compare the merits and demerits of a flyback booster and propulsive landing booster with my friend. (let's not kid ourselves, both options have their own crapton of problems) But I did not realize that his fanboying over spaceX had left no space in his head for rational, civilized thoughts... He started saying how "SpaceX's booster was the best! There are none like Elon!!" A pity, really....He used to be a pretty reasonable fellow before getting absorbed into the spaceX cult.... And, why does Elon Musk hype himself so much! Granted, he completes the goals that he sets in (martian, not earth) time. But is an endless PR campaign really necessary? Won't it just blow up in the face when a BFS blows up because of a faulty strut? And he is not the one designing the rockets, people know that, right? There is an entire workforce which works in the shadows while Elon gets all the credit!! For God's sake, he is only the CTO of GNC.... His cult even tries to defend his wrongdoings sometimes!! Jeff Bezos is also well into the space business, but he is keeping quiet about the Big Reusable Rocket that he's building. Because he is more experienced, and knows about the possible risks!
  7. Sorabh

    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    I came across this comic page while going through all the old comics that I have. I had to stifle a chuckle! (read from right to left) Context: The main character's younger brother is an astronaut who is going to fly to the Moon atop a Ares-1. The night before the launch, his mother is concerned if the 'flimsy' rocket could even fly. This page was published in mid 2008, when Ares/ Constellation was all the rage. So when I read it first, I just thought " You jinxed it!!!"
  8. Sorabh

    Ban the user above you!

    Banned for not detecting UV or Infrared spectrum
  9. True that... Also this still from one of his videos always cracks me up... Mort with receding hairline? That should be stock!!!!!
  10. "So I was just sitting there, over a rock, whistling away my life's worries when suddenly a Gigantic Kerb comes out of NOWHERE, AND STARTS SCREAMING! AAAAAAAHHHHH!! AAAAAAAAAHHH! AAAAAAAIIYAAAIYAAAIYAAA!!" Well, wait until you see 'Breaking Jeb' by UncleVlad......
  11. Sorabh

    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    My....my paper got rejected by a conference about to be held next month ...ha..haha...HAAA!!! HA HA HA!!!!!! >:D
  12. Sorabh

    Rate the User above you's Location

    7/10, I would like to see those miniature airplanes at the HQ! But having the same location as your profile name? That's a bit lazy
  13. Sorabh

    Bad science in fiction Hall of Shame

    Hmm... the propellant in Hermes was Argon, and MAV needed Methalox.... If we assume that Argon was stored aboard the Hermes in gaseous form, then it would, perhaps let us reach the conclusion that cryogenic propellant transfer has still not been invented/ perfected.... So refuelling the Hermes would have been a lot easier than refuelling the MAV. Could be redundancy, I suppose...NASA loves its redundancy... It was a drastic difference from the books though.. If it lets them one up NASA, then why not? Oh! I like to think that one of the interns in the design team of The Martian must have been a player of KSP!
  14. Sorabh

    Bad science in fiction Hall of Shame

    The laser pushes the ship not to Pandora, but to the Alpha Centauri system. Once established in that solar system by slowing down using the antimatter engines, the ship uses a fusion engine, to maneuver to Pandora.
  15. Sorabh

    Need more time to play

    I generally take a break from my research work in the afternoon and play KSP in the library for an hour or so..