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  1. StrandedonEarth

    IPad AI Typing

    Well, part of the predictor is based on what you’ve typed before. So I’m to guess that there is someone you love whom you have (or ask out to) dinner with a lot
  2. StrandedonEarth

    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    No idea. One of the kids being a goof online making themselves a target?
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    Redirect asteroid by mining it for reaction mass?

    Yes, old idea, but not a bad one. Probably something akin to a rail gun launching buckets of tailings. The downside would be that it would turn into dangerous space debris. Might make for awesomely predictable meteor storms though
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    We got SWATted yesterday. It was on the news today
  5. StrandedonEarth

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    A zero gee pipe organ... Fascinatingl (Spockface)
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    ULA launch thread

    I don’t think klb is that unusual when referring to thrust. Edit: although I think it’s usually klbf I find it interesting that they’re positioning it for asteroid mining and indefinite reuse. The more players (ANY players) in that game the better. I also liked the plan to use it to move the ISS to a “museum orbit” when decommissioned. Much better than dumping all that valuable on-orbit mass into the ocean. That’s the first I’ve heard of that plan aside from wishful thinking from the space-peanut gallery. Someone is listening! Is Tory Bruno lurking on our forum?
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    Shower thoughts

    I meant the risks of sleeping. Sleep is when the brain flushes out the waste products from functioning during the day. It is also when the important new stuff in short term memory gets burned into long-term memory. It also conserves energy.
  8. StrandedonEarth

    Shower thoughts

    Presumably because the benefits of sleep outweigh the risks
  9. StrandedonEarth

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Our townhouse was SWAT'd yesterday while I was at work, by way of an online pizza order with special instructions saying someone was being held at gunpoint. Our unit was surrounded by RCMP with assault rifles and my wife, daughter, and son were ordered by phone to come out with their hands up. Our Labernese puppy also got out with no leash and said hello to the Mounties. Local schools were also locked down while this was going on. Who does this sort of thing? And why our place? I hope they trace that IP back to someone....
  10. The issue is that he broke his save because he didn't notice Steam updated it. He did revert, but now it won't load his new 1.4.4 save. My suggestion is to go look in your "saves" folder for any older quicksaves or KAC saves. Alt-F5 to make named quicksaves can be your friend in this case, as can Dated Quicksaves But yeah, no more RedShell, and the displaced shrouds fixed, along with improved particle and reentry FX? Sweet!
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    Thread to complain bout stuff

    But even Spongebob used his “Imagination” although now that I think about it I don’t recall him reading much. I read to escape this messed-up world we live on. As a kid I was known to read the ingredients on the cereal box while eating breakfast (my intro to chemistry). These days that’s too scary to read
  12. StrandedonEarth

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I’m pretty sure that line took me over an hour to get through with my daughter when I was at Uni Studios. Of course, later in the day the visible lineup for Hogwarts was practically non-existent. Fun ride though. It’s nice how modern theme parks make (part of) the lineup part of the ride experience And I’m sure that Crew Dragon will be a fun ride too. Can’t wait to see it fly.
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    Supersonic reusable microsat LV

    Hmm, good point, I didn’t even see the decimal on my mobile until I read your post. It may be laziness, or it may be typing stream-of-thought, thinking “point seven” Mind you, I usually took the lazy approach to. Perhaps it’s a matter of getting the “zero point“ drilled into your head So yeah, I was thinking 7 million was pretty expensive
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    KSP Challenge: Impact the Mun!

    I assume this can be uncrewed? Although I doubt any kerbals on board would feel any pain because they’d black out from the gees soon after launch...
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I knew I Should have driven through Hawthorne on our way to CSC when we went to Disneyland. But I was already blowing my geek allowance for the trip.