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by rjaypeters
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flying wing rotates for supersonic flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

What's wrong with an oblique wing?
by rjaypeters
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Graphene films could protect metals in harsh environments
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

Next test: Does it resist biological attachment? If so, then a Holy Grail of naval architecture will have been found.
by rjaypeters
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Here there be Dragons.
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Game of Thrones... Here we come!
by rjaypeters
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another Type of SWATTING?
Replies: 24
Views: 3362

by rjaypeters
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: We are Doomed! DOOOOOMMED I say!
Replies: 446
Views: 69552

Anti-biotics coupled with the birth control pill eliminated two of the biggest reasons for unmarried couples to not engage in premarital sex. The antibiotics are becoming less effective, again: "New Treatment Guidelines for Gonorrhea: Antibiotic Change" Relevent quotes: "Cephalospori...
by rjaypeters
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
Replies: 134
Views: 36061

Indeed the federal government through misguided policies set the rules of the game; but fraudulent loans, packaged into fraudulent securities and sold to supposedly sophisticated clients were created by financiers criminally taking advantage of the aforementioned game. So, we probably won't get crim...
by rjaypeters
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
Replies: 134
Views: 36061

"Too Big To Jail: Wall Street Executives Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges, Source Says" First two paragraphs (emphasis mine): "A last-ditch effort by federal and state law enforcement authorities to hold Wall Street accountable for nearly bringing down the U.S. economy is unlikely to...
by rjaypeters
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go navy!
Replies: 146
Views: 22958

And while the ASW assets hunt the submarine ("How many are there?" the admiral wonders), is the mission envisioned for the _incredibly_ expensive BBs (and her escorts) described on the previous pages getting done? I doubt it. Few recognize the submarine is the de facto capital ship of the ...
by rjaypeters
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go navy!
Replies: 146
Views: 22958

What do submariners call surface ships? "Targets"
by rjaypeters
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: SpaceX's Dragon capsule captured by ISS
Replies: 249
Views: 44893

Why answer? Because "Duty Calls"

http://xkcd.com/386/

At least until you do get tired...
by rjaypeters
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: They Had Two Mommies in 1923
Replies: 44
Views: 5168

They don't. But, there might be an advantage to having male gay relatives: "Put differently, why haven't gay man genes driven themselves extinct? This longstanding question is finally being answered by new and ongoing research. For several years, studies led by Andrea Camperio Ciani at the Univ...
by rjaypeters
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: magrid configurations
Replies: 11
Views: 6913

I can see that particularly for things like... screw threads! A more tedious chore to model I hope never to imagine. In addition to being a thankless task, modeling screw threads is or should be useless and unnecessary.
by rjaypeters
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: magrid configurations
Replies: 11
Views: 6913

Not for me, thanks. I did a little looking at openscad. I find the idea of a modeler-from-script counter-intuitive (but potentially interesting for serendipity). I admit my bias stems from my work with interactive modelers.
by rjaypeters
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: magrid configurations
Replies: 11
Views: 6913

Which software are you using?
by rjaypeters
Tue May 29, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: (Pre-Wiffle) B-Field From Cubic Magrid
Replies: 24
Views: 9431

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