Added reply in a thread Replicated deep space signals 12/12/2017 8:25 AM

We got to Titusville when I had the bright idea to check their twitter feed. Too late to turn back now, we're going to make accommodations to stay overnight and hope it goes off tomorrow. Did you try to watch from the KSC launch complex or did you go ... more »

Added reply in a thread Replicated deep space signals 12/11/2017 6:15 PM

Headed out tomorrow to see the SpaceX launch and (hopefully) landing from KSC. Pictures/video when I return. Anyone else been to one of these and have some rules of thumb??

Added reply in a thread Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE 9/22/2017 9:53 AM

Smashing your brain into your skull multiple times throughout your key developmental years is clearly not good for anyone. We're (slowly) learning this through example unfortunately. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary

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Added reply in a thread GoPro helmet cam, something you dont see everyday 5/16/2017 12:56 PM

Technically the ISS is falling. It's just at enough altitude/speed that it skips the planet and continues around into space and gravity pulls it back. Not a great example but imagine a tether ball with a stretchy rope. Intermittently they have to 'reboost' ... more »

Added reply in a thread GoPro helmet cam, something you dont see everyday 5/16/2017 12:44 PM

Thanks for sharing. When there's no air 17,000 MPH doesn't really seem that fast! These guys (and gals) all talk about 'the overview effect' when they get up there and see the Earth as the no-so-big place that it really is. OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on ... more »

Added reply in a thread Save us Elon! 5/4/2017 5:12 AM

The moon versus Mars argument is a valid one. In the context of the thread title, I know Elon has set his sights on Mars for good reason. That said, the Moon is a logical stepping stone. I think there are as many good reasons to establish an outpost ... more »

Added reply in a thread Save us Elon! 5/3/2017 3:53 PM

Truth. I guess what I meant is, when the naysayers use the 'we'll never do it so we might as well not try' argument I believe there's a ton of reasons to go there anyway.

Added reply in a thread Save us Elon! 5/3/2017 1:16 PM

I've heard many on both sides of this discussion. I'm a huge Elon fan. Do I think terraforming Mars as a second home is a viable reason to go there - no. Does it help? Sure. I think he knows this too, but if he can get enough people to jump on board ... more »

Added reply in a thread Save us Elon! 5/3/2017 1:09 PM

The millions of years it took for Humans to show up have nothing to do with the conditions on Earth being optimal for us. It's a combination of a ton of different factors that lead to homo sapiens and 1 standard gravity is a starting point at the bottom ... more »

Added reply in a thread Save us Elon! 5/2/2017 12:26 PM

Great video, I hadn't seen that one. Having a couple drinks with Elon would be super interesting, if he's this forward thinking in public I can't imagine what his napkin ideas are.

Added reply in a thread SO's and immaturity 5/2/2017 12:24 PM

Bingo.

Added reply in a thread Replicated deep space signals 5/1/2017 9:14 AM

Looks like it's almost becoming 'easy'. This video w/ the close up of the rocket before landing is insane. Makes me believe (hopefully) in a few short years things like this WILL be an everyday occurrence! Kudos Spacex team. Again, for scale on what

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Added reply in a thread Replicated deep space signals 4/14/2017 8:23 AM

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/nasa-confirms-two-moons-in-the-solar-system-are-venting-oceans-into-space/ tl;dr Vents on Europa and Enceladus, two moons of Saturn theorized to host subsurface oceans underneath a frozen shell, are confirmed to be "geyser-ing" plumes of water into space. That's not the interesting part - we've known about this for

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Added reply in a thread Bill Gates said 4/12/2017 9:07 AM

That's the distinction behind ANI and AGI - Artificial Narrow Intelligence... it's still AI just not what people normally think of AI as 'looking' like. Its great for the task it's created for... a computer designed to play chess not being able to do ... more »

Added reply in a thread Syria, 50 Tomahawks inbound... 4/7/2017 11:26 AM

+1. Amen brother. Glad to see at least some other people think like this.

Added reply in a thread Syria, 50 Tomahawks inbound... 4/7/2017 11:22 AM

Value is $1.4mil per TH x 60 = $84,000,000. But you know, that value goes way down after they are actually 'fired'.

Added reply in a thread Replicated deep space signals 3/31/2017 12:04 PM
Added reply in a thread Fastest Autonomous Electric Car 3/17/2017 3:49 PM

Why even 'own' the car at that point? Instead - a public car drops you at home and goes on it's way, picking up and dropping other people off that need rides. You wake up in the morning and the car, whether the some one or a separate model altogether, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Replicated deep space signals 3/12/2017 9:01 AM

Fair enough. I was stoking the reglious argument. Post removed to keep this thread in line.

Added reply in a thread Replicated deep space signals 3/12/2017 6:56 AM

Nothing to see here