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Re: Sword into Darkness Holy crap that was great. My apologies for saying the author was not up to John Lumpkin standards. So when i say i don;t like how english measurements are used
eric henry
Apr 18
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Re: For those of you who are fans of old school roguelikes No, you’re the the pre-last! From: Henry Cobb Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:41 PM To: sfconsim-l@yahoogroups.com Subject: Re: [sfconsim-l] For those of
Willy Fritz
Apr 18
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Re: Tossed this stick at an F-35 critic If the pilot knew about a flak field and flew through it anyway then I wouldn't count it against either category. If he knew about a SAM, but couldn't duck it
Henry Cobb
Apr 18
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Re: Tossed this stick at an F-35 critic Short range gunfire is probably the most common example; long range gunfire is something you can't see coming but could outmaneuver if you could see it coming.
Anthony Jackson
Apr 18
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Re: Tossed this stick at an F-35 critic Not counted for either one. Examples?
Henry Cobb
Apr 18
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Re: Tossed this stick at an F-35 critic How do we count things they could neither out maneuver nor see coming? From: sfconsim-l@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sfconsim-l@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Henry
Anthony Jackson
Apr 18
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Re: Tossed this stick at an F-35 critic Some of the Arab - Israeli wars might qualify due to the disparity of pilot training involved and the heavy use of SAMs. Where to get at that data I don't
Matthew Taylor
Apr 18
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Tossed this stick at an F-35 critic "has there ever been an air war in which more fighter pilots were killed by things they couldn't out maneuver rather than by things they just didn't see
Henry Cobb
Apr 18
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Re: Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life | Space.c Singing: Red dwarf worlds are tide locked. On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 3:03 AM, Chevalier Errant
Henry Cobb
Apr 18
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Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life | Space.com http://m.space.com/25530-earthsize-exoplanet-kepler-186f-habitable-discovery.html
Chevalier Errant
Apr 18
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Re: Sword into Darkness I'm still reading this one. Overall i really like it except for some spots. Obviously i'm biased against manned missions going in harms way. However my biggest
eric henry
Apr 17
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Re: For those of you who are fans of old school roguelikes I must be the last surviving human to think of Fortran when I hear the word "cards".
Henry Cobb
Apr 17
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Re: For those of you who are fans of old school roguelikes ... Cool, thanks! I had never heard of it before. A rather nice piece of computer game history. By the time I started programming, we were using CRT widgets
Isaac Kuo
Apr 17
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For those of you who are fans of old school roguelikes Saw this posted and since there was recent discussion of roguelikes figured I'd pass it on: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=29385 Andy
Andy
Apr 16
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Re: Weird Science Question: If Gravitons existed, could they escape The problem is that physicists are still assigning forward time biases (and hence positive mass/energy) to virtual particles despite overwhelming evidence that
Henry Cobb
Apr 16
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Re: Weird Science Question: If Gravitons existed, could they escape ... No, and no. ... Yes, they are. Google "graviton self-interaction". ... No. Stating that gravitons cannot escape a block hole is equivalent to saying that
Logan Kearsley
Apr 16
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Re: Sword into Darkness This novel even mentions the use of graphene; a product which will change the world away from the steel age. Or maybe plastics age. Composites age? Sent from
ehenry0623
Apr 16
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Sword into Darkness Good read, very solid science apart for one plot derived McGuffin. Good storytelling and the author's naval experience serves him in very good stead. I loved
Chevalier Errant
Apr 16
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Weird Science Question: If Gravitons existed, could they escape a bl It sounds like a bootstrap question. If Gravitons exist, would they be able leave a black hole? If not, would that imply that black holes as we know them,
John Reiher
Apr 15
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Re: Here be Dragons. It was unusual that drones would be in combat over Australia but not in space; except as sensor platforms. Cairo did seem an odd choice. If there was going to
eric henry
Apr 15
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Fwd: [AlienSpaceBats] SpaceX - possible launch today .. http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ webcast comming up later .. and i hope the test with landing the first stage goes well .. and the falcon looks good with those
Baur
Apr 14
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Re: Now they just need steering vanes to make them reverse orbital i ... Back when I first came up with the idea of using a stream of impactors is retrograde solar orbit for space launch, I was thinking in terms of mass produced
Isaac Kuo
Apr 14
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Re: Now they just need steering vanes to make them reverse orbital i ... and where do you get the dV for that .. also - those thingies as described have NO maneuverability .. even with solar wind vanes on them they would not
Baur
Apr 14
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Re: Now they just need steering vanes to make them reverse orbital i It doesn't need to. Just sail out to the moom, swing around that amd come back the other way aroumd.
Henry Cobb
Apr 14
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Re: Now they just need steering vanes to make them reverse orbital i ... reverse orbital impactors .. ? naw - falcon 9 is not launching them into a retrograde orbit .. servus markus ... -- Email from my mobile connection.
Baur
Apr 13
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Now they just need steering vanes to make them reverse orbital impac http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/009/140413kicksat/ -HJC
Henry Cobb
Apr 13
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Re: Visualizing complex data ... It's an interesting field, but it seems to me it's really just in its infancy. Except for the kinds of visualizations you'll see in Tufte, the kinds of
Erik Max Francis
Apr 10
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Re: Astronaut Eye Problems Could Be 'Showstopper' for Manned Mars Mi ... Isaac Kuo mechdan@... ... What? Kill two birds with one bolo. The lander is suborbital and uses the hookup to get to orbital velocity, in addition
Henry Cobb
Apr 9
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Re: Astronaut Eye Problems Could Be 'Showstopper' for Manned Mars Mi ... Or it could simply argue in favor of the baseline approach of using spin gravity. I favor a dumbbell configuration spacecraft, although it seems like no
Isaac Kuo
Apr 9
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Re: Astronaut Eye Problems Could Be 'Showstopper' for Manned Mars Mi "Spaceflight can also affect the eyes. Researchers have known this for decades, but they're just now beginning to appreciate the gravity of the situation."
Scott M
Apr 9
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