Register - Login
Views: 90552420
Main - Memberlist - Active users - Calendar - Wiki - IRC Chat - Online users
Ranks - Rules/FAQ - Stats - Latest Posts - Color Chart - Smilies
04-20-18 05:33:51 PM

Jul - General Chat - Jul Pub New poll - New thread - New reply
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806Next newer thread | Next older thread
butterflyeryn
Random nobody
Level: 3


Posts: 3/4
EXP: 70
For next: 58

Since: 02-01-18

From: colorado

Since last post: 65 days
Last activity: 31 days

Posted on 02-02-18 01:35:23 AM Link | Quote
we had clouds here, too, so it was impossible to see it :<
Tarale
Catgirl
C:\ DOS
C:\ DOS RUN
RUN DOS RUN
Level: 78


Posts: 1490/1676
EXP: 4298466
For next: 83760

Since: 07-23-07

Pronouns: she/her

Since last post: 14 hours
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 02-02-18 03:32:49 AM Link | Quote
It was cloudy here too, but not constantly, so I did get my peek at it. I did have to stay up a lot later than I should have though, and I really felt it in the morning.
Xkeeper

Level: 243


Posts: 23293/23358
EXP: 224208297
For next: 2707323

Since: 07-03-07

Pronouns: they/them, she/her, etc.

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 3 days

Posted on 02-04-18 03:16:17 AM Link | Quote
Quiet today... hmm :/ Not much going on here, either.
Gabu

Star Mario
Placeholder Ikachan until :effort: is found
Level: 162


Posts: 9768/9806
EXP: 54720335
For next: 570941

Since: 08-10-09

Pronouns: they/them, she/her
From: Santa Cruisin' USA

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 2 days

Posted on 02-05-18 12:04:34 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by maple
porkchop sandwiches



OH SHIT!

(I should mention that, reading the thread 5 pages back led me to discover that I had layouts disabled for some reason. It felt... odd)
Kawaii-e

Koopa
Collecting Dust and Games
Level: 24


Posts: 87/107
EXP: 69160
For next: 8965

Since: 08-12-07

From: Rhinefalls

Since last post: 9 hours
Last activity: 5 hours

Posted on 02-05-18 05:07:25 AM Link | Quote
After a weekend at a LAN-Party, post con blues set in... now what?

I should do stuff, mut motivation just doesn't want to materialize.
Tarale
Catgirl
C:\ DOS
C:\ DOS RUN
RUN DOS RUN
Level: 78


Posts: 1521/1676
EXP: 4298466
For next: 83760

Since: 07-23-07

Pronouns: she/her

Since last post: 14 hours
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 02-06-18 06:04:42 PM (last edited by Tarale at 02-06-18 06:04:57 PM) Link | Quote
So… there's, like, a car… in space… now.

Am I in an anime? I don't *feel* very anime.
Xkeeper

Level: 243


Posts: 23317/23358
EXP: 224208297
For next: 2707323

Since: 07-03-07

Pronouns: they/them, she/her, etc.

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 3 days

Posted on 02-06-18 09:38:31 PM Link | Quote
SpaceX is neat but I wish it was a public project and not just some eccentric billionaire's pet project.
Tarale
Catgirl
C:\ DOS
C:\ DOS RUN
RUN DOS RUN
Level: 78


Posts: 1522/1676
EXP: 4298466
For next: 83760

Since: 07-23-07

Pronouns: she/her

Since last post: 14 hours
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 02-07-18 12:11:14 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
SpaceX is neat but I wish it was a public project and not just some eccentric billionaire's pet project.

Yeah but a public project isn't going to put a car into space.
Rambly

Level: 82


Posts: 1835/1903
EXP: 5200800
For next: 8427

Since: 07-22-07


Since last post: 37 days
Last activity: 15 hours

Posted on 02-07-18 12:22:43 AM Link | Quote
tired: launching actual human beings into space
wired: cars
Rambly

Level: 82


Posts: 1836/1903
EXP: 5200800
For next: 8427

Since: 07-22-07


Since last post: 37 days
Last activity: 15 hours

Posted on 02-07-18 12:23:13 AM Link | Quote
inspired: making the talking cars from cars real, then launching them into space
devin

King Bowser Koopa
i'm mima irl
Level: 105


Posts: 3395/3439
EXP: 12172597
For next: 89663

Since: 04-29-08

Pronouns: any
From: FL

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 1 hour

Posted on 02-07-18 12:24:40 AM Link | Quote
Cars in space??? What is this, Battle Tendency????????????????????????? Thank you folks, I'll be here all week
BatElite
Member
Level: 18


Posts: 95/129
EXP: 27848
For next: 2049

Since: 04-24-17

Pronouns: they/them, I think?

Since last post: 11 hours
Last activity: 58 min.

Posted on 02-09-18 05:01:38 PM Link | Quote
A car, something specifically designed to drive on ground being launched into space sounds like the kind of cruelly ironic scenario that would normally be the only widely-known part of some piece of old literature.

Otherwise I'm largely indifferent about that stunt.
Tarale
Catgirl
C:\ DOS
C:\ DOS RUN
RUN DOS RUN
Level: 78


Posts: 1530/1676
EXP: 4298466
For next: 83760

Since: 07-23-07

Pronouns: she/her

Since last post: 14 hours
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 02-09-18 05:03:48 PM Link | Quote
Someone reminded me about the symbolism of cars, particularly sports cars and men. That whole "overcompensation" meme.

Ever since, I can't stop thinking about how Musk sent his dick into space.

On an even bigger dick.
Shadic
6880
Alakadoof?
Level: 143


Posts: 6872/6883
EXP: 35775263
For next: 56545

Since: 07-22-07

From: Olympia, WA

Since last post: 12 days
Last activity: 1 day

Posted on 02-09-18 06:23:56 PM Link | Quote
If that dude is compensating for something, he's gotta be really compensating. Because damn.

Humanity benefits, at least.
Xkeeper

Level: 243


Posts: 23328/23358
EXP: 224208297
For next: 2707323

Since: 07-03-07

Pronouns: they/them, she/her, etc.

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 3 days

Posted on 02-09-18 10:17:53 PM Link | Quote
I don't really know if humanity benefits. Sure, he's making a good rocket, but it's still private information. It's not like NASA where all the shit they developed ended up in our hands.
devin

King Bowser Koopa
i'm mima irl
Level: 105


Posts: 3404/3439
EXP: 12172597
For next: 89663

Since: 04-29-08

Pronouns: any
From: FL

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 1 hour

Posted on 02-09-18 10:38:10 PM Link | Quote
but there's a car in space now, it's freaking epic
Xkeeper

Level: 243


Posts: 23332/23358
EXP: 224208297
For next: 2707323

Since: 07-03-07

Pronouns: they/them, she/her, etc.

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 3 days

Posted on 02-10-18 12:12:57 AM Link | Quote
already done
Rambly

Level: 82


Posts: 1846/1903
EXP: 5200800
For next: 8427

Since: 07-22-07


Since last post: 37 days
Last activity: 15 hours

Posted on 02-10-18 12:28:51 AM (last edited by Rambly at 02-10-18 12:29:53 AM) Link | Quote
the great thing about capitalism is it encourages movers, shakers and innovators like elon musk to waste resources and manpower that probably ultimately belong to other people to fulfill personal whims that are only superficially inventive and impractical and don't give back to humanity in any tangible way
Thaminga

Level: 6


Posts: 12/19
EXP: 833
For next: 74

Since: 01-09-18

Pronouns: she/her, shi/hir
From: Weqspechitari, YIX, LT, Isarthaka

Since last post: 45 days
Last activity: 15 days

Posted on 02-10-18 07:10:50 AM Link | Quote
it encourages innovation so much it lead elon to take credit for things nasa could've done 20 years ago had it not been perpetually underfunded ever since the '70s, and that's ignoring the far bigger picture of coporations in general wasting fucktons of resources because that's somehow more profitable to them

it's just that efficient
Nicole

Disk-kun
Level: 139


Posts: 6423/6439
EXP: 32435620
For next: 31825

Since: 07-06-07

Pronouns: she/her
From: Boston, MA

Since last post: 12 days
Last activity: 9 hours

Posted on 02-10-18 10:22:19 AM Link | Quote
I feel like there's some common misconceptions here... probably the biggest is that this isn't the beginning of the privatization of space-- before Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket in the world still in use was the Delta IV Heavy, developed by the Boeing Company and operated today by the United Launch Alliance, both private companies. (Early Delta rockets were government-designed but the Delta IV has basically nothing in common with them)

Also, it's not uncommon for companies to launch dummy payloads on the first launch of a new rocket; they're very failure-prone, NASA would never launch a scientific payload on the first launch-- those things are way more expensive than a Tesla Roadster. (In fact, SpaceX has an air force launch lined up specifically on the requirement that the Falcon Heavy have one success beforehand; that's probably a common clause in their launch contracts)

In the end, it's cool in the sense of "haha he put a car in space", but it doesn't really change the "big picture" of aerospace as much as people seem to like to say.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806Next newer thread | Next older thread
Jul - General Chat - Jul Pub New poll - New thread - New reply




Rusted Logic

Acmlmboard - commit 5d36857 [2018-03-03]
©2000-2018 Acmlm, Xkeeper, Inuyasha, et al.

31 database queries, 4 query cache hits.
Query execution time: 0.773250 seconds
Script execution time: 0.048691 seconds
Total render time: 0.821940 seconds
Memory used: 1310720