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  1. StrandedonEarth

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Went to upgrade a bank of coat hooks, only to discover that a screw holding the old one on had pierced the main drain line from the bathroom upstairs. The pipe itself was an easily patched with epoxy, but now I have two holes each about six feet long and six-inches wide in the drywall to fix
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    KSP Loading... A closer look into Update 1.6

    Hah! You can’t fool us! Nice looking update, the dV implementation is pretty slick and the Terrier looks hot! Hopefully “right around the corner” means in time for Christmas holidays. But hey, don’t rush it, I’d rather get a good update later than a buggy update sooner.
  3. StrandedonEarth

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    It seems reasonable that if they took steps to protect the inside from casual seawater splash and spray, and that it lands softly enough to not do structural damage, then reuse should be fairly straightforward. After all, a fairing half would make a decent boat hull and has to protect the payload from rain and thunderstorms. I start to think they could add a small electric outboard motor (and a sail if the winds are favourable), some solar panels, maybe some keel ridges, and it could sail itself home. Maybe they should buy a boatmaker to make self-returning fairings lol
  4. StrandedonEarth

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    That worked well, I was able to spot Dragon chasing the ISS before the freezing-rain clouds moved in. It was farther behind than I expected, the other chaeses I've seen were closer together.
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    KSP Loading... Preview: The Δv per Stage Display

    Checking the slope underneath me is pretty useful too!
  6. StrandedonEarth

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Yeah, this townhouse complex isn't very dim either Checks watch.... Oh hey, it's a clear night and there's a pass in 22 minutes! Sweet! Good time to take the dog for a walk, or vice versa!
  7. StrandedonEarth

    KSP Loading... Preview: The Δv per Stage Display

    Fair enough, but it's been a long time since an update has really gotten my attention. I haven't even bothered with 1.5 yet! But to me this one appears to have the potential to be in the running (can I throw in more weasel words?) for best update yet. It's the most feature-rich one in awhile (or so it seems to me, MH notwithstanding)
  8. StrandedonEarth

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I've seen that twice, and the first time I was able to drag my whole family out to see it the first time. They thought it was pretty neat. I know there's a website to tell when it's visible, but I haven't used it in awhile. I need one that'll text me!
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    KSP Loading... Preview: The Δv per Stage Display

    BEST UPDATE EVER! That looks like a pretty slick implementation of a dV readout to me, but I'll echo the request for TWP/KAC-type features, pretty please with monoprop on top! Now who has the HypeTraintm tickets again? It's been awhile...
  10. StrandedonEarth

    A KSP Loading... Preview: Helmet Removal

    Nice! IMHO, 1.6 is shaping up be the best update in quite awhile
  11. StrandedonEarth

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Wow, thanks for that great video! I’m sure at the end you were thinking “Where’s the kaboom? After that descent there should be a (an earth-shattering) kaboom!
  12. StrandedonEarth

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Well, it’s about time they made those flights more interesting, since it was starting to get ho-hum. These B5’s must be pretty beefed up since they now appear to be able to handle the “ body-slam” of tipping over. I wonder if it could survive a droneship topple without exploding. Not flyable, of course, but no kaboom... They should have enough time to dry it out to be a candidate for the MaxQ abort test Now here’s a question: are the engines’ control systems designed to redline the remaining engines if one fails?
  13. I've used this engine for many heavy landers and mining rigs. Very useful and can't wait for the revamped model
  14. StrandedonEarth

    So what song is stuck in your head today?

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    So what song is stuck in your head today?

    Gotta love that Gurdy!