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  1. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    There is a thread about which person to launch in the Lounge:
  2. Actualy the Ryzen CPUs are easier to cool since they are soldered beneath the heatspreader. Intels Hexacores come just with thermal compound which is way worse. Most Ryzens also come with a decent heatsink, while those packed with Intel CPUs are barely enough to keep them from throteling down... AiOs also arent allways the best cooling solution. They are quite expensive and often louder than air coolers. A Thermalright Macho or Alpenföhn Brocken will cool all the CPUs youve mentioned quite well.
  3. Elthy

    You have just bought 6 seats on the BFR luna flyby

    I would definetly launch Hans Zimmer up there. He had just a one page letter as his first inspiration for the Interstellar Soundtrack, imagine what he would create after such a journey...
  4. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    My guess: They were not sure about the final design of the legs (maybe they arent even now) and dont want to replace all the hardware...
  5. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    The metallic ring which holds the rocket for transport seems like it would collide with the legs. They propably are building an alternative allready...
  6. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Wow, thats amazing. Even the engine section looks like it needs a good scrub and is as good as new...
  7. Elthy

    KSP Weekly: The Orbiters!

    Wasnt there a HD version of the old suit that was supposed to be used in animations? I remember something like that... But seriosly, why dont you leave the asthetics the same, just remodel it with (way) higher quality?
  8. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Dont forget that to reach Pluto in a decent time (<<100 years) you cant do a simple hohmann transfer. New Horizons took nine years to Pluto and passed it with 14.5km/s, which would need to be canceled out in case you want to reach orbit of even the surface. This isnt easily achievable with current technology...
  9. Elthy

    Probability Puzzle

    Im not a native speaker, but doesnt "boy" put limits onto the age of the child?
  10. It will propably come down to costs, and i cant see how anything can beat chemical rockets anytime soon. SpaceX BFR proposal shows a pure chemical mars colonization is possible, even if it needs some engineering its way easier than to get the other systems working/cheaper/safe etc...
  11. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Same question all over the Reddit post, here is the answer: https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/8u331z/spacex_on_instagram_crew_dragon_parachute_test/e1c8lex/
  12. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    The landing looks realy smooth, but maybe thats just the camera orientation...
  13. Looks to me like the gasenous oxygen supply was way to much (to high pressure) so it simply blew out the flame and came out the nozzle with qute high speed on its own...
  14. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I tried looking through the media thread for the launch, but its mostly filled with videos. This photographer offers some nice shots, but there is no mention of the final resolution i would get after the purchase...
  15. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Im currently looking for a high resolution picture (>10MP, idealy >16MP) of the Falcon Heavy Launch, but cant find one. SpaceX official pictures are only 6MP (why exactly? Every recent camera is better) and others i found arent even available as a high resolution picture, just as direct prints. Can you help me find some? It doesnt have to be free, i would pay a modest sum to the photographer as long as i recieve a good file without watermarks for private usage...