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About Kerbart

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  1. Get a few books with practice tests and do one every week. Make sure you do a test in the designated time limit. There's two elements to a test; the content, and the actual test. Most will detest me for saying this, but improving your test management skills is half the battle: Time management is key. Practice is the only way to make sure you don't end up with "ok, hand in your papers" when you're only half way. Be familiar with the scoring method. Do you get penalized for wrong answers? Should you have just any answer to a question, even if it's just a random pick? You will need to know that Master the art of multiple choice testing. If you can eliminate two answers straight away then making a random pick (or not so random, in verbal answers the longest answer is a ridiculous solid bet) might be worth the risk of a penalty (again, know those stats upfront). Don't fall for the temptation of plugging in all answers. You won't have time for that. But it can be viable after eliminating candidates. Go over all questions in a first quick round. Skip the ones you cannot immediately answer, do those in round two. But sometimes a question may trigger the solution for a previous question, so it's good to have seen *all* questions.
  2. It's hardly a challenge. Relatively speaking that is. Compared to the paperwork required to get this thing in space in the first place.
  3. Unless you're able to mine it in space I really don't see the value of using water over a higher-ISP propellant. I'm sure there are more compelling candidates than Hydrogen because of storage & density properties, making up for a lesser ISP. And if we're mining fuel "for free" in the asteroid belt I think there will be value in an engine that can run practically anything as long as it's fluid.
  4. Third option: it's just a story. I'd almost say it's role-playing which is against the forum rules, but stating that would be against the forum rules (only moderators can point out forum rule infractions) so I'm not doing that either. Fighting any alternate earth theory (flat/hollow/it was aliens, etc) on rational grounds always fails. After all, the scientific theory is “wrong” (often part of the conspiracy with “them,” which usually involves illuminati, freemasons and the zionist conspiracy) and therefore its arguments are invalid. At best, evidence that cannot be refuted will be dismissed as “lies” and only proof that, if you're not brainwashed by “them,” you must be one of them and part of the conspiracy. Better just to ignore it and let it wither away.
  5. But if it does, it's likely going to be the most vile and unpleasant species in the galaxy!
  6. I don't get the question. It's like "HBO vs Game of Thrones" Huh?
  7. Given that you'd be asking for a specific account ID to be unblocked it would be easy to blacklist ID's that spam.
  8. It's a whole lot cheaper than paying staff to look at it, and the net result is the same. So... yeah.
  9. The problem is if it's too close to the payload (eg. touching) it will rip off (folded) solar panels when releasing.
  10. I'll go out on a limb here, but I'm pretty sure I know what's wrong with those people; I'm going to guess they live in the US, being the most litigious nation in the world. Workplace harassment can result in fines and damages payments that an outsider would quickly refer to as “outrageous.” Add to it that in a courtroom the definition of “workplace” can by more inclusive than you’d think is reasonable (Any place where you encounter colleagues is considered ‘the workplace,’ was the rule at one of my employers, and that includes malls and movie theaters) and you'll see a lot of CYA in company regulations. It's often not that those rules are aggressively enforced, but when the you-know-what hits the you-know-where no company wants to be liable for a lawsuit that alleges “the company had nothing in place to prevent this from happening” and thus most (large, deep pocketed) companies do have fairly restrictive rules like that in place. What can possibly go wrong when you “thread carefully?” Well, that first lunch date can go very well, you thought, so you ask her out again. She considered it awkward and uncomfortable, and when you ask her out again you have HR on your heels before you know it. That's of course a worst case scenario that doesn't happen that often, but it's something to consider. Or you just go for it. I met my wife at a company with strict rules. They still threw us a wedding shower and everything. Just thread very, very carefully.
  11. If I were running a solution for myself in Excel (I run my calculations in Python, but I digress) I wouldn't have a problem with running VBA macros but for a shared solution many will find it problematic, given the security risk. Personally I'd be very reluctant opening an xlsm or (even worse) an xlsb file as there's no guarantee that what you're inviting over the internet is clean. Given the need for reference tables an alternate solution, when building something within the Microsoft Office framework, would be to consider building something in Microsoft Access. But that brings the VBA security issue back, of course.
  12. Games are rarely ever good "on demand," if it were that easy to create a good game there wouldn't be bad ones. Celebrities rarely "make" a good game in the first place. Are they there just to lend their name? Provide input? None of them have a proven track record for even halfway decent games. If Bill Nye's new science show is any indication, it's not going to be good, and having NDT on the cast doesn't suggest quality either.
  13. While losing out on accuracy, I mitigate the problem by setting the flight computer to pro/retrograde. It's not as accurate as setting the F/C to the node, but you do bypass the extremely annoying spinning problem.
  14. No, then he'd be removing any doors, "because they destroy the symmetry of the design"