Thursday, November 03
A Rocket By Any Other Name Edition
- While Elon Musk is occupying himself - apparently - talking to the same Journalists for Censorship loons who destroyed Twitter in the first place SpaceX is building a raptor engine per day. (Ars Technica)
Since the engines are reusable, that is a lot. Even though Falcon Heavy will use 33 for the first stage and 6 for the second, it's still a lot.
NASA meanwhile has a contract with Rocketdyne to produce more of the RS-25 Space Shuttle engines for SLS.... At a rate of four per year.
The Raptor engine is 25% more powerful than the RS-25. (So yeah, 33 of them is a lot.)
- Intel's upcoming low-end i5-13400 looks like a pretty good chip. (WCCFTech)
It could be both faster and cheaper than AMD's 7600X, and will work in previous-generation motherboards (with a BIOS update) and with cheaper DDR4 RAM. The Ryzen 7000 series is DDR5 only.
- AMD's solution: Cut the price on the 5800X3D. (WCCFTech)
Despite all the new chips being launched, with its 96MB of L3 cache this is still the fastest chip overall for PC gaming, since games aren't really designed to use 16 or 24 cores.
- Twitter is expected to announce layoffs of 50% of its staff tomorrow. (The Verge)
Though the people reporting this were previously reporting cuts of 75% three days ago, so take that with a pound of salt.
We might be getting an edit button though.
Amazing what credible threats of unemployment can do for productivity.
"During Artemis Moon missions, SpaceX will launch the lunar lander version of its Starship into low-Earth orbit, where it will rendezvous with a depot. This propellant depot will be optimized to prevent the "boil off" of cryogenic fuels in space. (Yes, space is very cold, but when exposed to sunlight, objects in space can get very hot regardless.)"
Eric Berger can't use terms like 'vapour pressure' because he's a senoir space editor and space has almost no vapour presure so it can't be discussed, I guess.
Posted by: normal at Friday, November 04 2022 07:54 AM (obo9H)
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 04 2022 08:11 AM (BMUHC)
Posted by: normal at Friday, November 04 2022 09:47 PM (obo9H)
Musk seems to have told firees something like "today is your last day of work, but you are employeed through February 2, 2023, and will be paid through that date" to avoid violating the WARN Act. Reportedly, some employees filed a lawsuit claiming he had violated it--can't wait for that to get shot down.
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, November 05 2022 07:34 AM (BMUHC)
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