Comments Captain Womble Likes

Yes. I think they meant 'The 100 best sitcoms in the USA, with a few foreign ones thrown in for diplomacy'.They probably have never seen or even heard of 'Outrageous Fortune'.
It is just the same as their 'World Series' ball hitting game, in which 'world' means the USA.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
  1 reply
Yes. I think they meant 'The 100 best sitcoms in the USA, with a few foreign ones thrown in for diplomacy'.They probably have never seen or even heard of 'Outrageous Fortune'.
It is just the same as their 'World Series' ball hitting game, in which 'world' means the USA.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
  1 reply
We can't help it. We use metric in areas that count, e.g. STEM fields but the ethnocentrism and xenophobia is too rife among Americans who have been taught that we're the greatest nation in the world.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Of course this is BS. On the other hand, there is technology that can maximize output quality as long as there is an external microphone. Never perfect. Just as good as it gets.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Oh, yeah? Well, /my/ company's little box will turn any peanut butter or sardines-and-crackers you have lying around into a perfect juicy hot pastrami sandwich with mozzarella and pickled jalapenos, the best one you ever had! And it works with your headphones too. It does it by /cooking/. Imagine cold ordinary old food, and then imagine fresh, much better food turbocharged by /cooking/, a process used worldwide by award-winning chefs. This revolutionary device is half the size of your old funky toaster, a quarter the size of your clunky, smelly microwave oven, and it enhances your pets, too. You can plug anything into it; lots of different shape holes to plug things in and out. Also every surface is a touch surface, not just the top. You can touch it and make a wish. It even supports amorous gestures. My gosh, you can /lick it/. With your tongue part.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
The article says the proposed vehicle uses nuclear thermal propulsion, not nuclear pulse propulsion. I used the average distance to Mars, because the link refers to it as "on average around 140 million miles away". Mars 2020 is using low-energy Hohmann transfer orbit. A three month transit requires a higher-energy orbit, resulting in a shorter travel distance than a low-energy orbit. I don't know how much shorter. My goal was to show that the overall g-force could be very low, though I made the wrong assumption about how the engine operates. A longer trip needs less energy and less (integrated) g-force.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
here is a cool page, https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/cruise/ shows a lander on it's way.
yeah, if it was 1g, then 9.81m/s^2, so after like one minute you'd be going super fast. after one hour it'd be like 9.81*60*60=35,316 km/s? would that be like 127 million km/hour? uh, hm, that sounds faster than expected. or maybe accelerating at 1g uses an insane amount of fuel and wouldn't really be done for an entire hour.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Earlier parts of the NASA Orion project suggested using nuclear powered engines to get to Mars as well. The challenge has always been people don't like the idea of nuclear power and tend to think it might fall on them so it gets nixed pretty quick.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
  1 reply
Login to comment.


Page 1 of 5       next | last

Profile for Captain Womble

  • Member Since 2019/01/08


Statistics

Comments

  • Threads Started 184
  • Replies Posted 63
  • Likes Received 86
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More