Thursday, November 09


Daily News Stuff 9 November 2023

Ad Astra Per Assholes Edition

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  • The second Starship test build is stacked up, ready for launch as early as next week.  (Ars Technica)

    This version should fix the issues that caused ground control to hit the self-destruct button four minutes into the first test flight.  Starship can lift more than a hundred tons into Low Earth Orbit and then land back on the ground - once they get the explosions ironed out - and has been contracted by NASA for future manned Moon missions, so I'm really keen to see this work.

    So are the commenters at Ars Technica.  As much as they're hardwired to hate Elon Musk, they are rocketry fanboys and want to see this fly.  The people getting banished from this particular thread are the ones hoping for fireworks.

  • Meanwhile the Space Force has tapped SpaceX to launch its space plane.  (Ars Technica)

    The X-37B is a robotic mini-Shuttle that has flown seven times so far - actually a pair of shuttles, just called 1 and 2 - often spending multiple years in orbit doing secret space stuff.  It usually launches on the Atlas V, but this time will go aboard the more powerful Falcon Heavy, which could be sending it into a much higher orbit.

  • Meanwhile the ESA is run by petty bureaucratic assholes.  (Ars Technica)

    All the worst qualities of all the European member states rolled together with no accountability.  What did you expect?

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1 Petty bureaucrats & harassment: it's what they do, it's who they are.

Posted by: Frank at Thursday, November 09 2023 07:56 PM (0001W)

2 4G is enough on linux. Hell, 1G is enough on FreeBSD as long as you're not using zfs. Or trying to compile llvm.

Posted by: normal at Thursday, November 09 2023 10:12 PM (obo9H)

3 How does one get .3 and .7 of a vote?

Posted by: Mauser at Friday, November 10 2023 12:47 PM (sZ6tC)

4 Sounds like a ballot initiative, which is a double-edged sword like everything else in politics.

Posted by: cxt217 at Friday, November 10 2023 01:17 PM (2tHvf)

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