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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    2021-May-09, 08:12 AM
    This Youtube has onboard in-flight hires color video footage from the 4th flight towards Airfield B: https://youtu.be/Dd0Ca0mbx_c?t=94
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    2021-May-09, 08:08 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Well It is called Starship, not Starsship. So technically correct.
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    2021-May-08, 07:16 PM
    Video editing can benefit from a dedicated graphics card. But depending on how often you're planning to do it, could be done with onboard graphics...
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    2021-May-08, 07:13 PM
    I was in my backyard, and saw a rat. The rat saw me. And promply fell over. I guess he's got his dose of rat poison. (must be from one of the...
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    2021-May-08, 07:10 PM
    Airfield B. Yes.
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    2021-May-08, 12:56 PM
    That video with audio was from the previous round-trip flight. Super cool nonetheless.
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    2021-May-08, 08:33 AM
    Ingenuity has completed its 5th flight, a one-way flight to over 120m further at which it reached a 10m altitude.
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    2021-May-07, 09:34 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    And the amount of crushing indicates that the vertical landing speed was quite where it was supposed to be.
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    2021-May-06, 08:45 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Musk doesn't care about the commercial value of Mars, at least not primary. He wants people to become multiplanetary to increase survival chances. If...
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    2021-May-06, 02:15 PM
    How did you make (or buy) the water, Grant? Looks very convincing from the photos.
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    2021-May-06, 02:12 PM
    From my observations, the potential market share of Segways has been completely replaced by electric scooters.
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    2021-May-06, 12:12 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Also, the focus on Mars is the whole reason SpaceX was ever founded. That said, SpaceX has launched 13 Falcon 9's already this year already -more...
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    How are things going in the Nicolas camp? I hope everything is still going well for you both...;-)
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    That is great news
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    Well I hope it gets to the point for you and it goes how we spoke about, please keep me informed how it goes down. ;-) (not the 9/11 debunking) you know what I mean.
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    I have Yahoo too you know.
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    How is everything going now, I am still on MSN if you need me.
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