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About Azimech

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  • Location The Netherlands
  • Interests My girlfriend, my cats, playing bass guitar and guitar, astronomy/astrophysics; history, physics: hydraulics/pneumatics/mechanics; flight sims, my own built car, ambient noises, gardening & growing my own food, geography, modeling & modding, good sci-fi & fantasy.

    Music: Frank Zappa, world music, rock & metal.

    Favourite food: salads (no, really!)

    Favourite colour: super-intelligent shades of the colour blue. They demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the Universe by holding their breath until they turn a deep purple.

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  1. KSP Weekly: A Corned Beef Sandwich

    Shrouds and decouplers are hollow? You've just made my day (just finished my morning coffee).
  2. Rover Designs

    Citroën 2CV: Space. 1969 Dodge Charger: Space. Both have xenon thrusters as main propulsion but also fuel cells and reaction wheels. Stock parts.
  3. Haven't tried on Mun yet but I did circumnavigate Duna in less than 12 hours with a stock vehicle.
  4. Some of you might have heard of AlphaZero ... this AI taught itself chess in four hours, playing chess against itself 44 million times without traditional human input like openings and strategies. And then it beat the best chess computer the world has ever known, Stockfish: 100 matches, 28 wins, 72 draws. " This would be akin to a robot being given access to thousands of metal bits and parts, but no knowledge of a combustion engine, then it experiments numerous times with every combination possible until it builds a Ferrari. That's all in less time that it takes to watch the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The program had four hours to play itself many, many times, thereby becoming its own teacher. " Scenario: go ahead you guys/gals, y'all have enough imagination ... that's what I expect from a KSP player visiting this part of the forum. So I'm not saying this is bad or good. But it could be ... far sooner than we expected. But I do think that an AI operating from a cloud is something to be avoided ... in case it starts to make philosophical questions ... I might give my life to pull the plug. Then again ... where's the popcorn?
  5. The problem sits in the kernel architecture and can be found in almost all Intel chips of the last decade. Operating systems are being patched as we speak but the performance drop can be anything between 5 to 30%!
  6. True ... but suppose a different cycle could've occurred. Instead of chlorophyll winning the competition over retinal and oxygen would've stayed locked. Eventually multi-cellular organisms could've evolved and colonized the land. So imagine Eve could be a world where a slimy layer covers everything, or even bryophyte plants.
  7. Guess Who Will Reply Next?

    Okay ... let's see if this woiks: @SpannerMonkey(smce)
  8. Guess Who Will Reply Next?

    Yes. @katateochi
  9. Cars in KSP

    Evolution of two years: my Dodge Charger R/T 1969. All stock. This is just one of many cars I have.
  10. What did you do in KSP today?

    Love that game!
  11. In addition to what @Marschigwrote: I'm thinking it's possible to achieve this with Mechjeb and the wrong (right) steering PID settings and lower friction settings on the front wheels.
  12. Yes, I observed what you wrote earlier, that's the reason I wrote it. The RCS ball is not massless, yet it doesn't expand from the shaft. Mass doesn't explain it, the RCS ball is 30kg, which is a lot heavier than for example the Atmospheric Fluid Spectro-Variometer, which also doesn't expand (5kg). So what exactly is the factor that keeps stuff fixed?