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Offline CraigLieb

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #680 on: 06/15/2017 07:47 PM »
They missed the computer a few orders of magnitude faster than HAL in your pocket...

Are they though?  We don't really know how many teraflops (or whatever) HAL is capable of.  Is my phone faster by raw speed?  Maybe.  But have you tried having a conversation with Siri?  Computers aren't anywhere close to HAL.

They should create a mod for Siri that sounds like HAL.  (*)  < big red eye.

I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #681 on: 06/16/2017 08:15 AM »
Saddened that they don't seem to appreciate talking about lunch in the discussion threads? Oh well, time to grab some rocket fuel and hunker down for tonight's attempt at lunch. Sixth times a charm I guess.
This is strictly a re-lunch thread. If you aren't skiving out to take a personal lunch after a company/employer lunch so you can watch a launch, this thread isn't for you.

Sometimes I have a serious failure to lunch.  I get piled up with projects, and my lunch window is missed.  Of course I typically will try to catch a launch at lunch, if there is one...
The worst is recycling.  I hate recycling my lunches!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #682 on: 06/16/2017 10:08 AM »
Some days, your co-workers insist on an alternative lunch provider after you have prepared your lunch. So you just scrub, recycle, and try again in 24hrs.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #683 on: 06/16/2017 02:26 PM »
PS per a report to mod (correctly done), I've made this thread sticky....not because it's a flagship thread - it certainly isn't one of those! - but I agree that seeing it bumping up and down page 1 of this section is a bit distracting.

No posts or threads were harmed in the making of this mov...e ;D

Looks a bit more tidy now:
« Last Edit: 06/16/2017 02:27 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #684 on: 06/17/2017 01:35 AM »
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Looks a bit more tidy now:

If it looks tidy, we aren't partying hard enough!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #685 on: 06/17/2017 11:21 AM »
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Looks a bit more tidy now:

If it looks tidy, we aren't partying hard enough!

I've heard it said that science is rarely tidy!  And neither are parties!

I mean, just look at our political parties!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #686 on: 06/17/2017 06:12 PM »
Downer alert!!!!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #687 on: 06/17/2017 06:46 PM »
Downer alert!!!!

Not really...  Have you ever bedn to one of their actual celebration parties?  They get pretty wild!

Or, to paraphrase how the British aristocracy would put it,"So uncivilized and untidy..."
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #688 on: 06/17/2017 07:03 PM »


Must said it would be something crazy. If not cheese related, it is likely Pythonesque.

"Fetchez le vache!"
Musk said they want to try getting the upper stage back, so no GEO insertion or escape trajectory burns. They could do a GTO or even lunar free return and get the stage back at perigee, depending how long it can last on orbit and whether it can do deep space nav and comms.

They could send an inflatable or other model of a cow - though, how much does a dead cow mass? - on a lunar free return. That way, a cow really would have jumped over the moon. (They might even be able to fit on a (model) cat, a fiddle, a small (model) dog, a dish and a spoon for the sake of completeness.) :)

Is the cow spherical?

Oblate spheroid with legs.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #689 on: 06/18/2017 03:53 PM »
...I've made this thread sticky....not because it's a flagship thread - it certainly isn't one of those!

Au contraire....
its THE most important mission thread by its placement at the TOP!
Besides humor makes the world go round and is apparently required
in order to launch rockets successfully. 
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #690 on: 06/18/2017 03:59 PM »
Downer alert!!!!

Not really...  Have you ever bedn to one of their actual celebration parties?  They get pretty wild!

Or, to paraphrase how the British aristocracy would put it,"So uncivilized and untidy..."
They probably said the same thing about the American Colonials in 1776... ;D
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #691 on: 06/18/2017 04:37 PM »
Yeah, pretty much...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #692 on: 06/18/2017 10:39 PM »
PS per a report to mod (correctly done), I've made this thread sticky....not because it's a flagship thread - it certainly isn't one of those! - but I agree that seeing it bumping up and down page 1 of this section is a bit distracting.

No posts or threads were harmed in the making of this mov...e ;D

Looks a bit more tidy now:
I didn't think to look up there, so it took me quite a while to actually find the thread.  I had to use my browser's text search for "party".   :-[

In other news, I feel like the ROSA team missed out on an awesome opportunity to get sued for copyright infringement in perhaps the coolest way ever.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #693 on: 06/19/2017 04:20 PM »
I don't know what the Russians have in their minds, but apparently they are scheduling right now the launch of the YouCanKnowWhatThatIsButIWillHaveToShootYou satellite (I've no idea how to spell that in Cyrillic) with the 3rd infamously NK-33 powered Soyuz-2.1v at T-5:21 of the count of Bulgariasat-1, if everything holds on for the next 98 hours.

Does anybody here knows what does that meant?  ;)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #694 on: 06/20/2017 05:22 PM »
That moment when the party thread is no longer at the top of the sticky notes. Must restore balance to the sticky notes!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #695 on: 06/21/2017 11:42 AM »
That moment when the party thread is no longer at the top of the sticky notes. Must restore balance to the sticky notes!

And again, most bumpy of bumps to raise this thread like the TEL! Manifest discussions will not defeat us!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #696 on: 06/22/2017 03:16 AM »
I was just looking at the manifest thread and there are only two launches scheduled for SpaceX in July. ;)
Space is not Highlander.  There can, and will, be more than one.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #697 on: 06/23/2017 11:54 AM »
I don't know what the Russians have in their minds, but apparently they are scheduling right now the launch of the YouCanKnowWhatThatIsButIWillHaveToShootYou satellite (I've no idea how to spell that in Cyrillic) with the 3rd infamously NK-33 powered Soyuz-2.1v at T-5:21 of the count of Bulgariasat-1, if everything holds on for the next 98 hours.

Does anybody here knows what does that meant?  ;)

Putin et. al. had clarified that the time is now scheduled at T-5:27.  ;)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #698 on: 06/23/2017 04:12 PM »
Since this flight has an unprecedented Bulgarian connection I felt that it might best be served with a blessing for success by a crowd of holy homeboys. They weren't all that interested until I told them it would improve reception of their favorite French soap opera. Spiritual best wishes for success were quickly and heartily bestowed.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #699 on: 06/23/2017 05:29 PM »
Is that Gandalf on the third row?   ::)
« Last Edit: 06/23/2017 05:47 PM by CraigLieb »
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