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by luke strawwalker
Thu, 14 Apr 16, 04:45 am
Forum: General Rocketry
Topic: Omitted information on Blue Origin landing number 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: Omitted information on Blue Origin landing number 3

Personally, I'm much more interested in their work on the methane engine for the Air Force to replace the Russian-built RD-180 on the Atlas V... I can see a LOT of uses for a big methane burning engine (and getting the experience will put them in the catbird seat to develop smaller, say ORION-SM siz...
by luke strawwalker
Tue, 12 Apr 16, 00:25 am
Forum: Your tax dollars at Work
Topic: TSA Radomizer costs mega bucks to create
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: TSA Radomizer costs mega bucks to create

Sounds like a typical gubmint operation. I want my tax dollars back. Course it was probably some Congresscritter's BIL that did the programming and got the contract. Methinks this is probably the modern day equivalent of "$500 toilet seats". IOW, money to pay for the alien spaceport at Area 51... La...
by luke strawwalker
Tue, 12 Apr 16, 00:21 am
Forum: Model Rocketry
Topic: Old Launch Photos
Replies: 20
Views: 4926

Re: Old Launch Photos

Good luck with getting them to work with a newer computer. IIRC they used specific software that hasn't been updated or supported for a decade, which is about like a century when it comes to computers...

Later! OL J R :)
by luke strawwalker
Mon, 11 Apr 16, 23:58 pm
Forum: General Rocketry
Topic: Blue Origin Vs. Space X, the continuing story.
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: Blue Origin Vs. Space X, the continuing story.

Good points. SLS was *technically* "foisted" on NASA, BUT it certainly wasn't like NASA was dragged kicking and screaming and forced into it. NASA was a more than willing partner in getting that approved, because nobody in gubmint (inside NASA or outside it, say in Congress) has the courage or fores...
by luke strawwalker
Mon, 11 Apr 16, 04:13 am
Forum: SpamBot Graveyard
Topic: Re: Mental shown admissions... SPAM, SPAM, SPAM........
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: Mental shown admissions significantly hairs.

bernomatic wrote:Uncle Ted had a hard time with the Captcha access so I made it the easier reading variety. Guess a bot got through. Maybe if I made it the Q & A variety.
I told him if he kept looking at that stuff he'd go blind, but did he listen to me?? NOOO!!!

LOL:) Later! OL J R :)
by luke strawwalker
Mon, 11 Apr 16, 04:12 am
Forum: SpamBot Graveyard
Topic: Re: Mental shown admissions... SPAM, SPAM, SPAM........
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: Mental shown admissions significantly hairs.

Why am I seeing "oops you said word #1" in my post above?? I thought you turned off the filter for me, Bernie... or am I missing something??

Just wondering. Later! OL J R :)
by luke strawwalker
Mon, 11 Apr 16, 04:04 am
Forum: Politics As Usual
Topic: When will progressives learn? the minimum wage is not a good thing!
Replies: 8
Views: 2818

Re: When will progressives learn? the minimum wage is not a good thing!

The sooner California slides onto the bottom of the Pacific the better.

Later! OL J R :)
by luke strawwalker
Sun, 10 Apr 16, 04:00 am
Forum: General Rocketry
Topic: Blue Origin Vs. Space X, the continuing story.
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: Blue Origin Vs. Space X, the continuing story.

Yes. Here-here! Totally agree. I'll be more impressed with Blue Origin when they actually orbit something. Reusable sounding rockets or zero-gee flights for the ultra rich are all fine and dandy, if that's what you're in to, and if it drives progress toward something more substantial. SpaceX is, IMH...
by luke strawwalker
Sun, 10 Apr 16, 03:05 am
Forum: SpamBot Graveyard
Topic: Re: Mental shown admissions... SPAM, SPAM, SPAM........
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: Mental shown admissions significantly hairs.

WHY do assholes like this go all over the internet posting *oops you said word #1 like this that NOBODY gives a rat's ass about?? ESPECIALLY in a rocket forum?? I could see it if this was some sort of medical forum or geriatric forum or some *oops you said word #1 like that, but REALLY?? a ROCKET fo...
by luke strawwalker
Sat, 09 Apr 16, 05:35 am
Forum: Your tax dollars at Work
Topic: Very Taxing time in Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 2456

Re: Very Taxing time in Ohio

Ah, okay, I guess that got lost in the translation... LOL:) Not unknown for me to do that. Yeah, I agree that really sucks. My tax lady said IRS is kinda shitty in that they want you to match your withholding AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE to your actual tax burden-- IOW, ideally they don't want you to end ...