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SpaceShipTwo's Rocket Engine Did Not Cause Fatal Crash

PhuCknuT Re:KSP (150 comments)

Maybe, but kerbals don't wear parachutes.

about 3 months ago

NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi

PhuCknuT Re:Ridiculous (139 comments)

and a lever-arm on the parachute rig to angle the capsule on the descent (not sure why, I guess for a better landing).

Wild guess: to make splashdown less impactful by avoiding a "belly flop" and hitting the water edge-first.

about 4 months ago

Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

PhuCknuT Re:It's not your phone (610 comments)

Unlimited data plans on cell phones are not very common these days. I think people have a right to be upset if 100M gets sent to them unexpectedly.

about 4 months ago

Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

PhuCknuT Re:Practical applications? (238 comments)

I'd suspect that the energy is released as a near perfect black-body spectrum.

about 7 months ago

Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality

PhuCknuT Of course cisco opposes neutrality... (337 comments)

"Different bits do matter differently. We need to ensure that we have a system that allows this to occur."
"Different bits do matter differently. We SELL systems that allows this to occur."

about 8 months ago

ISS-Above Tells You When the International Space Station is Overhead (Video)

PhuCknuT Advantages? (59 comments)

> ISS-Above has an advantage or two over those apps

But the advantages it supposedly has have nothing to do with it being a dedicted piece of hardware, and could be implemented better and cheaper in an app...

about 8 months ago

Supermassive Black Hole At the Centre of Galaxy May Be Wormhole In Disguise

PhuCknuT Nonsense (293 comments)

"The thinking is that about 100 million years after the Big Bang, this supermassive object attracted the gas and dust that eventually became the Milky Way. But there is a problem with this theory--100 million years is not long enough for a black hole to grow so big. The alternative explanation is that Sagittarius A* is a wormhole..."

No, the widely accepted alternative (aka, the actual mainstream consensus) is that the supermassive black hole and the galaxy grew together, not that the black hole came first and was supermassive before the galaxy existed. This wormhole theory is an answer to a question no one is asking.

about 9 months ago

iPhone Web Claims Draw Governmental Rebuke in UK

PhuCknuT Re:What about NNTP? P2P? (517 comments)

They said the web, not the internet.

more than 6 years ago


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