Tab Content
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:53 AM
    Wow, about $7,000 for the arm and another $7,000 for the cartridge. I fully expect there is little if any advantage over arms and cartridges costing...
    1372 replies | 256179 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-11, 01:28 PM
    Ars Technica has this article, based on a chapter in a new book called Amazon Unbound: ...
    82 replies | 7959 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-11, 02:14 AM
    I have no doubt that they have the technical capability. Basically you fire rockets against the orbit so it drops down a bit and hits more...
    477 replies | 125170 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-11, 01:44 AM
    Van Rijn replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Frankly, to me, it comes across as more of an excuse to work on NTR than anything realistic. It isnít obvious to me what any other country could do...
    4945 replies | 693073 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-10, 02:31 AM
    Van Rijn replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    So? That doesnít answer the question of why it is needed. Iíll believe a demonstration flight when I actually see it flying, and even if a...
    4945 replies | 693073 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-10, 02:06 AM
    Thatís from 2016. Iím not sure if there was a problem then or if SpaceX has since changed operational procedures, but my understanding is that they...
    477 replies | 125170 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-10, 02:00 AM
    Van Rijn replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Why is that even needed? It doesnít take very long to get to the Moon with a chemical rocket if you plan it right. Unless someone shows a...
    4945 replies | 693073 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-09, 07:23 PM
    And that boiled down to two issues: Unexpected solar activity heated (and expanded) the outer atmosphere so it caused a faster orbital decay than...
    477 replies | 125170 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-09, 04:23 AM
    This is more a case of what Iím not watching: Netflix has a show called ďJupiterís Legacy.Ē Itís another superhero show, but with characters Iíve...
    4048 replies | 733481 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-09, 02:24 AM
    I turned off autocorrect on my tablet because it was more often autoincorrect. The final straw was a “correction” that would have been quite...
    1663 replies | 79791 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-09, 01:07 AM
    Van Rijn replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Somewhat in jest, sometime back I suggested they eventually should fill one with instruments and an RTG or small reactor and put it on what would...
    4945 replies | 693073 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-08, 07:42 PM
    Right, so again - why the two SSDs? Why not make the m.2 drive a bit bigger and drop the second SSD? You have three drives there, why not simplify...
    398 replies | 46513 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-08, 01:26 PM
    In part, it is. Those are most of the rapidly changing surface features being discussed. And the “blueberries” (hematite spherules) account for...
    15 replies | 312 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-08, 05:30 AM
    Sorry to hear that. I’ve had one cat that came back after a week, it looked like it had been in a big fight but I’ve had another that didn’t. So I...
    4905 replies | 845294 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-08, 05:07 AM
    One big question: Why the two SSDs? My understanding is that the new m.2 drives are supposed to be able to handle faster throughput than SATA, but...
    398 replies | 46513 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-07, 11:33 PM
    I’m a bit annoyed, I did a Google site search and didn’t find some of the posts I expected on Rhawn Joseph. Many years ago I wrote a fairly long...
    15 replies | 312 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-07, 11:01 PM
    The Cnet article mentions that. It also mentions that they were caught republishing articles. They claimed it was a mistake. The Cnet article...
    15 replies | 312 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-07, 10:12 PM
    Still paywalled for me. I think I looked at Popular Mechanics a month or two ago, so I think it works if you haven’t looked at the site. This...
    15 replies | 312 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-07, 09:45 PM
    Bunk. Rhawn Joseph is listed as lead author. Rhawn has a long history of pushing pseudoscience. If you do a Google search on this site youíll...
    15 replies | 312 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-07, 04:03 AM
    Van Rijn replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Exactly. It isnít just about Mars, it is just necessary for more than flags and footprints on Mars. But get the launch costs down, and we will have...
    4945 replies | 693073 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-07, 02:48 AM
    Well yes, there is a big difference, but most people donít realize how good quartz clocks can be and it didnít used to be so easy to get an automatic...
    4605 replies | 894378 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-07, 01:32 AM
    Exaxtly. It’s not a big deal to me here, but I remember the drifting clocks from the old days. I even wrote some custom software for my old PCs...
    4605 replies | 894378 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-06, 10:32 AM
    Van Rijn replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I don’t see how Karman line hops could bring in big money. I thought New Shepard was mostly built so Blue Origin could get its feet wet designing...
    4945 replies | 693073 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-06, 08:03 AM
    Van Rijn replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Yes, I thought of that - that had to hurt their arguments. Heh. Of course, they have a lot more work to do with Starship and they need to start...
    4945 replies | 693073 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-06, 07:46 AM
    Wow, only one light for that many people? That seems small to me for that many people. I guess traffic must be very light. There is a light on a...
    4605 replies | 894378 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-06, 07:35 AM
    Oh, I would like that. Connections was a favorite. I saw Burke maybe 30 years ago, he gave a speech at a conference I went to. I preferred the...
    4605 replies | 894378 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-06, 03:07 AM
    I should point out that many of our highways have four lanes each way, sometimes five, with the center lane often to be used for zero emission...
    4605 replies | 894378 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-06, 02:52 AM
    Oh, sorry, I didnít quite read that right the first time. I thought you were talking about a weaver. A weaver goes back and forth between lanes to...
    4605 replies | 894378 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-06, 02:37 AM
    Sacramento, CA. Sure, people aren’t sticklers for it, but it does work out, generally. Occasionally you get the weavers like the one you saw or...
    4605 replies | 894378 view(s)
  • Van Rijn's Avatar
    2021-May-06, 02:27 AM
    A current CNN headline: Success! SpaceX lands Mars rocket prototype for the first time From: ...
    3327 replies | 518065 view(s)
More Activity
About Van Rijn

Basic Information

Signature



"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity." ó Abraham Lincoln

I say there is an invisible elf in my backyard. How do you prove that I am wrong?

The Leif Ericson Cruiser

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
19,988
Posts Per Day
3.19
General Information
Join Date
2004-Mar-16
Referrals
2

2 Friends

  1. grapes grapes is offline

    Moderator

    grapes
  2. The_Radiation_Specialist The_Radiation_Specialist is offline

    Established Member

    The_Radiation_Specialist
Showing Friends 1 to 2 of 2