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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Do Nuclear Bombs Exist?
« on: May 12, 2023, 06:13:05 PM »
Quote from: JJA
I suppose no ICBMS as it's impossible to build big tubes, and I know FE has a serious problem with tubes and their so called properties.
No such thing as ICBM's.

 Short-range missiles, yes. short-range rockets, yes. ICBM'
What's the difference between a short-range missile and an ICBM?  Why can't you just make a short-range missile more powerful until it becomes an ICBM?

The Lincoln Project bids a fond farewell to Tucker:

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Your thoughts on Elon musk?
« on: April 24, 2023, 05:28:40 PM »
But they clearly have work. Raptors need work, and they need to work on the flame diverter.
Not sure that the Raptors were the problem.  There's a pretty good chance that some of the debris kicked up at ignition may have caused damage to some of the engines and/or the fuel system.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Your thoughts on Elon musk?
« on: April 20, 2023, 05:02:35 PM »
Yes, they are definitely doing a lot of things differently, including their design and testing philosophy.  NASA takes years to design and build their rockets so that they work as close to perfectly the first time.  SpaceX goes through a pretty quick cycle of design, build and blow it up so that they figure out what went wrong and improve the next one.  Remember that the current Falcon 9 is actually the 5th major revision of the rocket.  They already have several Super Heavy booster and Star Ship prototypes that are nearly ready or well under way with a number improvements even before analyzing the data from today's test flight.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Your thoughts on Elon musk?
« on: April 20, 2023, 02:47:21 PM »
And he calls it a success! Well we all knew Elon was rather divorced from reality..... In all seriousness I bet behind the scenes he is fuming - this whole 'well that was a success and we learned a lot for our next launch!'
Fuming?  Highly doubtful considering that he pretty much expected it.
SpaceX Starship launch: Elon Musk says there is a ‘good chance’ rocket explodes or fails to take off

Is just him hoping the stock price doesn't take a dive
SpaceX is a privately owned company, so no stock price to worry about.  Given the early failure rate of Falcon 9 and Starship tests, I doubt that it will scare off many investors either.

The Lounge / Re: Globebusters' Bob Knodel Passed Away
« on: April 09, 2023, 07:23:56 PM »
It seems that Bob was well respected even among RE'ers who disagreed with him.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: War
« on: April 04, 2023, 06:00:23 PM »
Well, Russia seems to have a fair bit of experience building fortifications in Crimea, so the Finland border shouldn't be a problem.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: March 29, 2023, 03:52:20 PM »

The J6 Choir?   WTF.....
Oh yeah.  Man even had two songs he had released in march that jumped instantly to the top 5 on apple itunes.  Somehow....

I wonder who is banking the royalties?   Can I have three guesses...
Apple, for one.

Flat Earth General / Re: Rain: Good Bye School's Theory
« on: March 25, 2023, 04:52:27 PM »
Thank you for those who support my phew physics...
I'm pretty sure that you are the only person who supports your phew physics.

So try to reach pi=3.14 in experiment. You'll fail to do it.
No matter how correct the pi maths is, in updated reality your calculation will be just in the dream land. ;D
I did try it in an experiment and the result confirmed that pi is correct.

Christians these days still cling to the world view of men thousands of years ago.
For followers of the more fundamental interpretations of scripture, then maybe.  However, I have no problem believing that if God can create life on earth, then there isn't any reason that He couldn't create life elsewhere in the universe.  Whether or not we will ever find conclusive evidence of that extraterrestrial life is a different matter.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Animals are not friends! They're food!
« on: February 24, 2023, 07:38:03 PM »
We could just eat bugs which take less food and stuff than cows.
A fair number of cultures already do.

Its also possible we're in a nature reserve.  Where aliens are basically keeping any other aliens from interfering with us. 
My theory is that stupidity really is a crime and the Earth is an interstellar penal colony (much like the fictional continent of Australia).  UFOs aren't abducting humans as much as they're dropping off new convicts and doing the occasional health and safety examination.

Does this mean that this thread can finally be unstickied so that it can deservedly fade into obscurity?

Good thing we are abandoning that stupid outer space treaty that aims to prevent contamination of other worlds.
Yeah.  It's kinda hard to colonize a planet without contaminating it.

All that pissing, shitting and using our unique brand of fertiliser.....
Using poop, even human poop, as fertilizer is hardly unique.

I'm officially rescinding my application to be a Mars astronaut. I'm all for the interstellar hook ups, but I must draw the line at bagging mine or anyone elses' poop...radiation be damned. I have limits.
How do you feel about using your poop for fertilizer once you get to Mars?

-Average American in the 1800s

Yes because in the 1800s only if you were in America did people say that.  Get an education.

I do have an education! I know what 2 + 2 is.
But do you know the history of racism?

The Lounge / Re: NASA abused earthquake for global warming lie
« on: February 10, 2023, 05:14:50 PM »
Yes, it's so very easy to condemn NASA when you don't read the article or understand the science that they're talking about. ::)

Flat Earth General / Re: Cool Mission?
« on: February 06, 2023, 07:38:26 PM »
You clearly don't know the difference between waves and particles.
I suppose that I shouldn't bring up the particle-wave duality of photons.

The Lounge / Re: Random interesting facts you came across...
« on: February 03, 2023, 03:17:22 PM »
The only way to solve this is for the two of you to wrestle in the middle of Stonehenge on the vernal equinox.
Stonehenge?  People just think it's history goes back to pagan times, however it was actually built in 1986 for something to look at from the A303.
The truth about Stonehenge from people who would know,

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Veganism = Attention Seeking
« on: February 03, 2023, 02:49:48 PM »

I mean, he's not wrong.......
Maybe, but he is a jerk.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: February 03, 2023, 02:45:06 PM »
only to be impaeched a few days later for cheating...
Nixon was not impeached.  He resigned to avoid impeachment.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 29, 2023, 07:49:16 PM »
No, because it has begun.
In a high school auditorium, of all places.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: War
« on: January 29, 2023, 07:41:54 PM »
So another piece of the puzzle.  Apparently the Abrams has some super secret armor that we're not allowed to export to other countries, even our allies.  The ones were giving them has some other kind of armor.  Maybe that factored into building new ones.
I would think that building new tanks would be highly unlikely.  The US Marine Corps is in the process of reorganizing and that includes getting rid of all of their tanks.  I wonder if Ukraine might be getting some of those.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: George Santos
« on: January 21, 2023, 09:50:44 AM »
He is really taking the strategy of lying about everything so brazenly that you sound like a maniac when you point it out to the next level.

I kind of respect his game.
Yeah, he make Trump look downright respectable.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: January 11, 2023, 04:00:38 PM »
R.I.P. Jeff Beck

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who is going to become Speaker?
« on: January 07, 2023, 05:22:51 PM »
Democrats are not the party with the majority, therefore they weren't expected to win.  However, I find it rather entertaining (and rather telling) how many times Jefferies was closer to winning than McCarthy, even after McCarthy made so many significant concessions.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who is going to become Speaker?
« on: January 07, 2023, 04:12:03 PM »
He won the last vote.
Looks like the 15th time was the charm.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The declaration of independence
« on: January 07, 2023, 10:17:40 AM »
Independent to me is the ability to go it alone.
No, not really.  Independent means that you are not dependent on or controlled by others.  It doesn't mean that you can't ally yourself with others.

Just think about it, how much can you really do only by yourself?  Can you really find your own food, clothing and shelter without any assistance whatsoever?

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