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by ladajo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2162
Views: 280813

Re: SpaceX News

The TELSTAR-18 mission was successful <yawn>.
Although they lost points on the 1st Stage landing, more off center than usual I think (Judges give it 9.2)

Let's see how fast they recycle this booster for flight again.
by ladajo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 971
Views: 102916

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

The biggest fault I saw in the work was no accounting for experience / training levels of the operators, either in mass or by weapon type. Novices tend to move towards certain weapons in my experience. Cost being one of the larger factors. Additionally, while he touched on round types, he did not re...
by ladajo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 971
Views: 102916

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

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by ladajo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!
Replies: 971
Views: 102916

Re: Crime and Punishment: Oklahoma (& Texas) style!

For shotgun lethality, #1 or #2 shot tends to do better in tactical usage. This is mostly due to holding a tighter pattern at tactical ranges over #00. In close, #00 hits harder, and quickly degrades as distance goes up. Hot load .45 has always been a personal favorite, such as what we used in the M...
by ladajo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EMC2 news
Replies: 346
Views: 76505

Re: EMC2 news

Well I guess that cat is out of the bag.
by ladajo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2162
Views: 280813

Re: SpaceX News

Oh... <yawn>... hey, it was the first Block V recycle. I wonder when the first "3rd Flight" will be?
Crew Dragon coming up soon. Then we can stop paying the Russians maybe. So friggin' sad
by ladajo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange magnetic field source.
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Strange magnetic field source.

I think it is dependent on the core make up and layering. If it is active nuclear, which it seems so, having a strong field due to circulating layers does not seem far fetched.
by ladajo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

So, in layman's terms, larger would be better More B Field is better, to a point. And that point is probably closer than most realize. Think in terms of squeezing something between your fingers, you reach a point quickly where more squeeze does not produce more results other than your effort. The s...
by ladajo
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

Increasing magnet power has an exponential diminishing return. It is somewhat of a red herring in regards to more magnet means better fusion with better containment. The real containment happens with adiabetic behaviour.
Just saying.
by ladajo
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

It concerns me that they don't seem to understand the difference between the words "can" and "could". And to answer the D/T question, yes, it is a very hot chain with significant activation, embrittlement, and flux concerns. I also have to wonder about patent overlap with Polywe...
by ladajo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 22
Views: 2145

Re: Lockheed Martin’s Compact Fusion Reactor

It concerns me that they don't seem to understand the difference between the words "can" and "could". And to answer the D/T question, yes, it is a very hot chain with significant activation, embrittlement, and flux concerns. I also have to wonder about patent overlap with Polywel...
by ladajo
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2162
Views: 280813

Re: SpaceX News

Little bit.
by ladajo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2162
Views: 280813

Re: SpaceX News

Dang! Missed it. On travel in DC. Been pretty busy. Had some great discussions with a former Senator of note as well as a former AF Chief of Staff. We even talked about space. :)
by ladajo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Water based propulsion for deep space efforts
Replies: 12
Views: 1036

Re: Water based propulsion for deep space efforts

The irony in all this is that space propulsion is easy. The real problem is we have no patience for moving about in terms of cosmic scales.

:)
by ladajo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 2162
Views: 280813

Re: SpaceX News

First launch I haven't seen in a while. It is like NASCAR without wrecks. What fun is that? In any event, they deserve the honors accorded for coming so far, and so fast. I am excited to see further Falcon Heavy progress, as well as BFR. Being on the ground for a BFR boost will be SPECTACULAR. I'll ...

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