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by krenshala
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 29
Views: 384

Re: Stuff in Space

Assuming "metal detection via UV sensing" works, it seems to me that it would work best when the body being checked is not in conjunction with its local star, which is the opposite of most of the remote (extra-solar) system detection work done so far (as I understand it, anyway). That woul...
by krenshala
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1749
Views: 125937

Re: LENR Is Real

Am I remembering correctly that he's had four different variations on a theme so far? The e-cat, the hot cat, the one "in use" now, and the squawk ... I mean, quark-x ? Considering he hasn't actually sold anything , it amazes me that people still buy into it. I'd love for it to work, but n...
by krenshala
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 29
Views: 384

Re: Stuff in Space

We had a FLIR camera at the datacenter I used to work in. We used it to check breaker panels and subfloor power outlets for power issues/faults. It was easy to see which customers were exceeding the recommended 80% amperage on their power circuits based on the breaker temperatures (hmmm ... could it...
by krenshala
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 676
Views: 66050

Re: Skynet is coming.

A rapid googling of 'dragonfly wing frequency' shows the following at the top of the page: Our experimental results show that the fundamental natural frequency of dragonfly wings is in the order of 170 Hz when it is clamped at the wing base. The average flapping frequency 27 Hz of dragonflies is abo...
by krenshala
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Skynet is coming.
Replies: 676
Views: 66050

Re: Skynet is coming.

A friend had a belt attached device that emits sound at the frequency of dragon fly wings to keep mosquitoes away, and it apparently worked pretty well for him. Having real dragonflys, of course, is better since they actively hunt the mosquitoes.
by krenshala
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 29
Views: 384

Re: Stuff in Space

Tom Ligon wrote:Another order of magnitude of resolution, or two, may get us there.


And at the rate we're going, that might not take too long.
by krenshala
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stuff in Space
Replies: 29
Views: 384

Stuff in Space

I thought you folks would find this site interesting. http://stuffin.space

It displays data pulled daily from space-track.org, and shows it in a nifty WebGL 3d (javascript) display.

From this, you can really appreciate how much stuff is just floating around our planet. ;)
by krenshala
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1749
Views: 125937

Re: LENR Is Real

DancingFool wrote:Naw, he didn't call me a troll (this time).

Just irrelevant.

I guess thats a step in the right direction ... though a small one.
by krenshala
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LENR Is Real
Replies: 1749
Views: 125937

Re: LENR Is Real

Ah, the sweet wisdom of (dancing) fools. :D Well stated, DF. I think that sums up the general feeling on that paper here quite nicely.
by krenshala
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks
Replies: 35
Views: 1514

Re: Elon Musk Is In Bed With Crooks

At least initially, solar was subsidized to encourage development and adoption of solar electricity generation. It has definitely become much more widely used that it was 10 or 20 years ago, not to mention the improvements in efficiency and price. I've never heard of base load power being required f...
by krenshala
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157244

Re: SpaceX News

From what I understand a big part of the weather concern is the risk of lightning strike during the ascent, and the damage that could cause to the craft.
by krenshala
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157244

Re: SpaceX News

As I understand it, it was at 70% for yesterday, then a passing thunderstorm cut loose with lighting withing 10 mi only a few minutes before T-0 (at T-24 iirc), causing the scrub.
by krenshala
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157244

Re: SpaceX News

Yeah, and the weather looks to be thunderstorms for at least the next week, so they will probably end up scrubbing Saturday's launch attempt.
by krenshala
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157244

Re: SpaceX News

Looks like the next SpaceX launch, CRS-11, is this evening at 1755 eastern time (EDT), 1455 pacific. They will be landing the booster back at Kennedy (on land). Apprently, this launch will be the first reuse of Dragon capsule. According to the article i was reading this one was first launched in the...
by krenshala
Fri May 26, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX News
Replies: 1773
Views: 157244

Re: SpaceX News

That sounds like a pretty direct competitor to Vector Space Systems . Wonder how many players the micro-satellite industry can support? How big can it get without making space junk an unmanageable issue? I thought most new satellites have to be able to go into a garbage orbit at the end of their li...

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