Kilmeister

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  1. Yes it is... but the movie depicted it much more extreme.
  2. I was really looking forward to this movie. So much so that I went to see it at a Thursday preview in IMAX. Sadly though, I didn't enjoy it very much. I knew going in that it was going to focus more on Neil and less on Apollo, but I didn't realize how narrow that focus was going to be. Just about every other astronaut and key figure, besides Ed White and Elliot See, are only referred to by their first name if at all. The movie focuses entirely on Neil and his family life and the struggles he goes through there. That in itself wouldn't bother me, but there are a few times in the movie where the director takes a few too many artistic liberties with the depiction of some events in order to frame the narrative he's trying to construct. The look of everything is very nice though. It was cool seeing old historical video cleaned up and remastered, and sometimes just recreated in modern Hi-definition. But even that ran into a few pitfalls. For example, the contact light call that @tater mentioned was enough to take me out of the moment watching the film. That and the insane rotational velocity depicted during the Gemini 8 emergency was a bit much, but again that was done with drama in mind and not accuracy. The Apollo 1 incident also had some editing and visual choices done in the name of focusing on the narrative. So overall I think it's a fine film for which most of us here are probably not the ideal target audience. People who watch it who don't know as much about the subject will probably enjoy it much more than I did, and hopefully inspire some to look into it further.
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    JWST: it's done!

    Hearing Starts at 16:30s
  4. I have the same issue with crashing as it reaches the main menu. I tried the newest version from Github ,with the same results.
  5. The full text on the error is "No Terrain in Range to analyse". It worked once for me after many many attempts, but I have been unable to get it to work again. Currently on the Mun trying it.
  6. My brother was staying with me for christmas, so after all the holiday things were done I sat down to play a little KSP before bed. My brother came in and asked what I was playing so I told him about it and was going to show him my next launch. I always use Kerbal Construction Time mod, so as a result many of my missions are prepped and built well in advance of their actual launch. My brother was pestering me to do something quick, so I picked the next project that was nearing completion and timewarped to its completion. Not even knowing the purpose of the mission it was prepared for I played a quick game of match the build with the contract and determined it was a satellite prepped for munar orbit. I was actually kinda nervous as I'd never had anyone watching over my shoulder for a launch, but it went off without a hitch and I was on the way to the Mun. I timewarped towards my munar orbit injection and it was then that I realized in my haste I had skipped a fairly important step. The satellite was reporting negative communication with KSC, and I thought that it was me simply forgetting to face my panels into the sun before warping, and I told him I could fix it by cheating a bit. Unfortunately, upon closer inspection, I realized the problem was much worse. Because I was using the construction mod, I had built my satellite without any solar panels (They were supposed to be installed after initial construction, since the better version would have completed research by then). I explained the mishap to my brother and we had a good laugh "It's only a couple hundred million dollars, and besides I have others, I didn't need that one anyways!". After he left and went to bed I went to the tracking station and deleted the mission. I'll just add that one to the "Loss of Vehicle" pile.
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    I shouldn't laugh at this, BUT,

    I got a good chuckle out of it too.
  8. This is actually not that an uncommon thing on laptops. Most likely the heat sink has been slightly jarred. If you are comfortable with it, open up the laptop and tighten the screws on the heatsink. What happens is that even if there is a tiny gap opened between the CPU and the heat sink it won't be able to properly dissipate the heat so modern CPUs throttle themselves down, hence the 100% usage. If not, take it to a geek squad or something and ask them to try either tightening up the screws on the heat sink or reseating it.
  9. This is technically a Steam question, but I thought I'd ask it here first since it pertains to KSP specifically. Can I modify a shortcut on my PC to launch the 64 Bit version of KSP through Steam's launcher? I currently have a shortcut on my desktop which runs the following: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -applaunch 220200 This launches the 32 bit client which I had in previous version just replaced with the _x64 equivalent, essentially fooling the launcher. I would like to avoid that if possible.
  10. Very cool site. I saw late into it that they had Armstrong's heart rate monitor. Was kinda interesting to see it go up so high around landing. I don't think anyone needed proof of the kind pressure they were under, but there it is.
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    Blue Origin Thread (merged)

    Must've been a nice view from the cape. I'm all the way in Tampa, and I was actually able to make out the 2nd stage lighting because it's so clear..... OMG the landing video is such a tease!
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    The "Year in Space" coming to an end

    A huge rocket lifting off from the earth in a fiery extravaganza is a lot more compelling watch than listening to broken radio broadcasts while staring at a room that is staring at screens. Everyone can view the former and get something out of it, while the latter is not as much of a broad appeal. That being said, I liked watching the screens in the Roscosmos mission control
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    Blue Origin Thread (merged)

    Oh a ship.... Send the bill to the shipping company
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    Blue Origin Thread (merged)

    Nice clear day, I'm gonna go watch it outside. I'm on the opposite coast, but you can still see it on a clear day. Not really that epic looking from here, but still kinda cool.
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    Which is the coolest (Major) outer moon?

    Triton. Even though some of the appeal of actually visiting it was removed when we all found out how cool Pluto and Charon were, Triton is still the most interesting to me. It rotates retrograde extremely close to Neptune, has an active surface similar to Pluto; it appears, and has a small atmosphere. And the fact that it wasn't born around Neptune makes it interesting by that fact alone. I want to know where it's been and what it's been through. But if we're just going for cool looks it's gotta be Mimas right? Can't argue with the Death Star less it find our lack of faith in it disturbing!