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    Today, 07:22 AM
    Those small USB type datacables are notoriously weak. Especially the dataline contact breaks very easily. (and then of course there's that one old...
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    Today, 07:20 AM
    No, that wasn't it. That definitely wasn't it. You should see the contraptions that I've made to clamp things. :D
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    Today, 07:19 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Well I'm going with what Musk says here. Late september it is. :D
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    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    Why did I never think of the daisychained clamps trick?
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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    There was talk of this flight happening in june earlier, but now it seems like it will be later? Or I'm missing some info.
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    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
    I like "catbeast". Overhere the only semi-official one is "cowbeast", and even that one is rarely used outside of old farmers' circles. But catbeast...
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    Yesterday, 08:30 AM
    This kind of force-feeding adventures remind me of our dog: I tried all sorts of trickery, magic and bamboozling to try to sneak some anti-worm...
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    2021-May-16, 12:24 PM
    That sounds like quite a large job, Treb. But as long as there's progress, you'll get there. Water based varnish rolled onto the stain worked...
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    2021-May-16, 12:18 PM
    Sidenote: atmospheric density is less than 1% of earth's while its gravity still is 38%, so take the above with a grain of Martian sand.
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    2021-May-15, 07:28 PM
    The individual lander names for SpaceX will be "another one bites the dust", "we will rock you", and "stone cold crazy".
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    2021-May-15, 04:04 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    It appears they didn't loose heat tiles in the 10km tests, and they can apply them rapidly. So essentially it's about building another test starship...
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    2021-May-15, 04:00 PM
    If there ever was a naming suggestion that was appropriate on all levels, this one would be it.
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    2021-May-14, 09:18 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Meanwhile, SN15 flight recap from SpaceX itself, including new footage. The feet latching mechanism seems to have worked flawlessly. As it's a...
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    2021-May-14, 09:08 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    If they're going to soft land into the ocean in the first orbital flight, is there any plan of recovering booster and Starship?
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    2021-May-13, 07:47 PM
    The box section created by the passenger floor and lower half of the hull must be seriously strong if it could hold the entire tail like that during...
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    2021-May-13, 06:13 PM
    Thanks for the input! I'll experiment with what I've got laying around first before buying new stuff. I'm curious what the current tests will look...
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    2021-May-13, 11:09 AM
    I gave it a bit more thought and research. The end result should be maintenance free, so oils and waxes are not optimal. A varnish is a better...
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    2021-May-13, 09:32 AM
    I planted a load of ivy on the berm around the half-raised kids pool. Let's hope it will catch on. The berm is too steep to be able to mow grass.
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    2021-May-13, 09:15 AM
    Competitiveness is great, it is a dynamic that leads to more efficient designs and lower prices. So, let's invest 10 billion to create some...
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    2021-May-12, 09:14 PM
    Speaking of the turntable project. Okoumé wood. I want it dark, high contrast grain, warm in color. High gloss preferably. What's the best treatment...
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    2021-May-12, 08:27 PM
    We've had a cold, dry april and moderately warm, wet may until now. The garden is an explosion of lush green. What a difference with the very dry,...
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    2021-May-12, 08:24 PM
    I still need a large delivery of parts, expected in june. And then I need to do the actual building, which on one hand is not a lot of work, but on...
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    2021-May-12, 06:34 AM
    You'll need some patience to see my concept, but at least in one aspect -and I don't even mean cost- it tries to be the opposite of that kind of...
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    2021-May-11, 09:25 PM
    Today I've started on benchwork for my model railroad-to-be. I'll have to make the same bench unit 10 times. That is a lot of work. Today I've cut...
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    2021-May-11, 01:44 PM
    I got this idea for a cartoon where someone into the "collecting micrometeorites" hobby tosses a huge one over his shoulder while saying "naaaah too...
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    2021-May-10, 10:59 PM
    I've seen a very similar technique used: machine off, lower bit, turn it counterclockwise by hand, clamp workpiece. I might try that. Then again, if...
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    2021-May-10, 10:47 PM
    I need to countersink 6mm holes in alumin(i)um. It's metric, so I'll use a 12.4mm countersink bit. My question is though, what's the best approach...
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    2021-May-10, 04:29 PM
    And we have closure. The rat is fixed. In the category "how many deaths can you die" apparently the rat climbed some firewood in its poisoned...
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    2021-May-10, 11:58 AM
    Raccoons are the main reason you build trebuchets, right? We don't have opossums or raccoons here. Just rats and muskrats (but not in my dry...
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    2021-May-09, 08:19 AM
    And if it does, you've positively identified it as a chicken. Anyway, when I came back the rat was gone so I am now unsure whether we fixed that...
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