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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #940 on: 08/14/2017 05:38 PM »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #941 on: 08/14/2017 05:50 PM »
Thanks to someone seeing the similarities on Twitter....actually, not far off! ;D

Hans Koenigsmann - Hollywood Actor

And Bryan Cranston - SpaceX VP Mission Assurance.

Bryan Cranston has Babylon 5 cred, too.  He played an Anla'Shok White Star captain, Ericcson, in "The Long Night."  (He died.)

EDIT:
-Sheridan-
"Are you a married man, Ericcson?"
« Last Edit: 08/21/2017 04:24 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #942 on: 08/14/2017 07:08 PM »
Good God man that's a CRT!  This is the 21st century :o ::)

If it still works, why spend money for a new monitor? Especially since flat-screen monitors don't last too long, compared to CRT monitors. I still use a 15-year-old CRT monitor, and it works just fine!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #943 on: 08/14/2017 07:45 PM »
Thanks to someone seeing the similarities on Twitter....actually, not far off! ;D

Hans Koenigsmann - Hollywood Actor

And Bryan Cranston - SpaceX VP Mission Assurance.

Bryan Cranston has Babylon 5 cred, too.  He played an Anla'Shok White Star captain, Ericcson, in "The Long Night."  (He died.)
Whoa.  My mind never made that connection until now.  Guess it's about time to start another run... now, which of the three beginnings do I want to start with?

(Just kidding.  Nobody would start with the original pilot over The Gathering with Christopher Franke's score.)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #944 on: 08/14/2017 08:12 PM »
Thanks to someone seeing the similarities on Twitter....actually, not far off! ;D

Hans Koenigsmann - Hollywood Actor

And Bryan Cranston - SpaceX VP Mission Assurance.

Bryan Cranston has Babylon 5 cred, too.  He played an Anla'Shok White Star captain, Ericcson, in "The Long Night."  (He died.)
Whoa.  My mind never made that connection until now.  Guess it's about time to start another run... now, which of the three beginnings do I want to start with?

(Just kidding.  Nobody would start with the original pilot over The Gathering with Christopher Franke's score.)
There were fans back in '93-'94 who initially preferred Stewart Copeland's (of The Police) scoring of "The Gathering" over the introduction of Christopher Franke as the series composer.

I prefer JMS' re-cutting and Franke's re-scoring of "The Gathering" over the original work.  However, I think some content was removed in the process?  (JMS has commented that the original final edit was a director's cut--Richard Compton's--than his own--a producer's cut.  He regretted this, and got a re-do when Warner Bros. offered to pay for such.)

(Now I remember!--the sequence where Cmdr. Sinclair and Lyta Alexander take the shortcut through the Alien Sector was almost completely edited out--some fans had complained that the aliens looked like they were specimens on display in a zoo.  I always thought it looked more like people sitting outside on their front stoop, watching the action on the street.  But what do I know?)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #945 on: 08/14/2017 08:42 PM »
Good God man that's a CRT!  This is the 21st century :o ::)

If it still works, why spend money for a new monitor? Especially since flat-screen monitors don't last too long, compared to CRT monitors. I still use a 15-year-old CRT monitor, and it works just fine!

Think you used a lot more electricity with a CRT monitor which also have high waste heat outflow and bulky. Also most of the older CRT monitor have the 4:3 aspect ratio narrow screen display format. Finally some of the older CRT monitors emits excessive EM radiation.

If you can work with the limitations listed above for large CRT monitor than you should use it until the end of its service life.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #946 on: 08/14/2017 11:09 PM »
Spacex is getting good at this. Successful launch on time without any spiritual backup from me this time. Nice.  8)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #947 on: 08/14/2017 11:44 PM »
That shadow tho
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #948 on: 08/15/2017 12:20 AM »
The dog days are ending. This launch is almost exactly one week from the eclipse. And we've got Atlas & Minotaur launches coming up, Iridium from Vandy and the X-37 launch. The first launch of a winged reusable Shuttle type spacecraft from 39A since Jul 2011. Our patience is being rewarded :)
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #949 on: 08/15/2017 04:13 AM »
Fun fact, the SpaceX engineer broadcasting has his lapel mic mounted way too low on his shirt, causing the background noise to be much louder than it should be. Moving that up 4-6" would reduce the background noise by half.

I'm an audio and video systems engineer and I find that very annoying.

Not as bad as the earlier launch, don't remember which, when it sounded like someone on the net was eating doritos.  Was one of the first launches after they "upgraded" their coverage game.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #950 on: 08/15/2017 09:09 AM »
He's a good puss! I'm missing mine terribly.

Mine brought me a live mouse *just* before the landing and released it in my (less than tidy) underground lair!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #951 on: 08/15/2017 10:06 AM »
He's a good puss! I'm missing mine terribly.

Mine brought me a live mouse *just* before the landing and released it in my (less than tidy) underground lair!
One of my cats is about 17 years old and she still catches mice and rats! I'm literally on the other side of the world from home at the moment - I'm in Lapland, Finland. And I'm missing my six cats.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #952 on: 08/15/2017 05:52 PM »
Good God man that's a CRT!  This is the 21st century :o ::)
I think it is appropriate since it is a CAT-hode ray tube.  ::)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #953 on: 08/15/2017 05:55 PM »
Groan...  When I was in college we joked about a malady we called "CRT-eyes" (a terminal illness).
An Apollo fanboy . . . fifty years ago.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #954 on: 08/15/2017 06:57 PM »
Groan...  When I was in college we joked about a malady we called "CRT-eyes" (a terminal illness).

Oh yes. My eyes got wrecked with green-dot screens doing programming in the 80s
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #955 on: 08/15/2017 08:27 PM »
Groan...  When I was in college we joked about a malady we called "CRT-eyes" (a terminal illness).

Oh yes. My eyes got wrecked with green-dot screens doing programming in the 80s

Ugh, smeary green dots on old NTSC screens, makes my head hurt just thinking about it again.  How did we get anything done back then? :D

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #956 on: 08/16/2017 01:21 AM »
Oh yes. My eyes got wrecked with green-dot screens doing programming in the 80s
They got nothing on what these modern smart phones do to your eyes.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #957 on: 08/17/2017 12:32 PM »
Where was that video shot from? Looks like a great place to watch a landing.

The sonic boom arrives 11 or 12 seconds before landing.
This is MUCH earlier than what was experienced at OSB-II, which is 10.5 miles (~55 kft)
12 seconds is ~14 kft, and if there was a 5 sec delay at the OSB-11 (just guessing) that makes it ~20 kft closer for a distance of ~35 kft or ~6 miles
Jetty park is ~ 5 miles from LC-1.  Rt-401 is about 6.5 miles.
For those that have watched, which does it look like?

well looks like it was shot from here, see map

We are talking about CRS-12, not CRS-7 here, right?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #958 on: 08/17/2017 04:12 PM »
Live - Peggy and Jack emptying Dragon.
Wait, is that ...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #959 on: 08/18/2017 12:03 AM »
1984, what a year for music!  ;)

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