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Postby KitemanSA » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:10 am

And now for something completely different!

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Postby Skipjack » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:31 pm

Nice one Kiteman!

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Postby Aero » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:33 pm

DavidWillard wrote:
DeltaV wrote:OK, let's cut the chatter........

Go for auto sequence start. Booster hydraulic power units have started. Go for main engine start........


Hopefully in 10 years they won't have to use faulty solid chemical rocket boosters and avoid the anxiety every time they say, "Go with throttle up..".
Every time I hear that, I fear another Challenger booster breakup moment.

So instead they just say, "Increase the Boron injectors..." without the apprehension. :}


I don't think so .. Instead they would say, "Boron Injection at 100%..."
Aero

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Postby chrismb » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:45 pm

I am preparing by acquiring extra underpants, and putting some game birds out to hang for a few days.

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Postby DeltaV » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:51 pm

Aero wrote:
DavidWillard wrote:
DeltaV wrote:OK, let's cut the chatter........

Go for auto sequence start. Booster hydraulic power units have started. Go for main engine start........


Hopefully in 10 years they won't have to use faulty solid chemical rocket boosters and avoid the anxiety every time they say, "Go with throttle up..".
Every time I hear that, I fear another Challenger booster breakup moment.

So instead they just say, "Increase the Boron injectors..." without the apprehension. :}


I don't think so .. Instead they would say, "Boron Injection at 100%..."

I'm hoping they'll say --
"Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain. We're currently cruising just above Mach 3.7 at 92,000 feet. We've been informed that Dulles is snowed in and their hover pad will be closed for the next few hours, so we won't be landing to pick up that final batch of passengers. ASTC has cleared us for orbit insertion after we complete this turn for boost alignment. Please return to your seats, fasten your acceleration harnesses and return your seat trays to the stowed position. Cabin crew prepare for boost and signal when ready. Thank you for flying PolySpace and have an enjoyable rest-of-your-trip."

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Postby chrismb » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:06 pm

DeltaV wrote:I'm hoping they'll say --
"Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain. We're currently cruising just above Mach 3.7 at 92,000 feet. ... Thank you for flying PolySpace and have an enjoyable rest-of-your-trip."

You guys just crack me up! That's what the extra underpants are for....in case I pee myself laughing.

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Postby MSimon » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:50 pm

chrismb wrote:
DeltaV wrote:I'm hoping they'll say --
"Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain. We're currently cruising just above Mach 3.7 at 92,000 feet. ... Thank you for flying PolySpace and have an enjoyable rest-of-your-trip."

You guys just crack me up! That's what the extra underpants are for....in case I pee myself laughing.


I guess it DEPENDS on what you are expecting.
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Postby DeltaV » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:01 am

Salt* tablets might help. And, skip that extra bottle of Guinness**.

*[Edit] Henry Ford ordered the same be given to his assembly line workers to keep them from taking too many breaks.

**[Edit] That's the only sub-50 proof UK*** imbibement I find at the grocer. Correct me if you prefer another.

***[Edit] Actually, the Guinness sold here is brewed in Canada, eh, not Dublin. Still Commonwealth though.
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Postby KitemanSA » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:15 am

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Postby rashudo » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:28 am

I can't wait...

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Postby DeltaV » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:14 pm

chrismb,

You're right. Americans are just pie-eyed dreamers. We should learn to keep our imaginations grounded and just do easy things, like our British cousins building a car that does > Mach 1.4:
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Postby chrismb » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:37 pm

DeltaV wrote:chrismb,You're right. Americans are just pie-eyed dreamers.

I've never singled out Americans for belittlement. Quite the opposite, in fact, there are others I would belittle long before Americans. But I see it as a sort of even-handed well-balanced opinion - it is only by exception that I applaud anyone.

You guys are great at just wading into a problem and fiddling with it. If it's called 'computers' or 'software' or such, then you've done well. If it's called 'the middle east' or such then, er, maybe not.

In the case of fusion energy, well... you've caught up recently a little to the Russians and Europeans, I'll give you that. You might even build a fast car one day if you could invent a jet engine. Who knows!... :wink:

But that's what the hanging game birds are for - just in case I have to eat crow.

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Postby DeltaV » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:11 pm

chrismb,
Didn't mean to imply anti-Americanism on your part. That countdown flag just had me waxing patriotic.

chrismb wrote:If it's called 'computers' or 'software' or such, then you've done well.

Computers - Agreed (excluding HW designed specifically to run Windows, or having a Windows-influenced architecture, or easy to be hacked by ne'er-do-wells).

Software - No. Changing the 'Wait' cursor from an hourglass thingy to a spinning circle thingy over a quarter-century does not qualify as progress in my book. Why should I have to wait more than a few clock cycles if I'm not doing anything involving huge amounts of data? The servant should wait on the master, not vice versa. OOPs.

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Postby TallDave » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:42 pm

You guys are great at just wading into a problem and fiddling with it. If it's called 'computers' or 'software' or such, then you've done well. If it's called 'the middle east' or such then, er, maybe not.


Wasn't it enough that we fixed Europe, Japan, S Korea, Taiwan... hell, if you live in any country with respectable civil liberties and decent GDP per capita it generally owes something to American foreign policy.

The Mideast isn't really our problem (we're happier focusing on problems in the Midwest). Nevertheless, if we saw the Mideast as a problem as big as imperial Japan or Nazi Germany, it would be taken care of. We're certainly capable, as we recently proved when Saddam pissed us off once too often. Our indifference is the only reason it's been allowed to fester.
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