Out of the Blue

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AmeriKKKa https://apnews.com/article/ronald-greene-death-louisiana-eca021d8a54ec73598dd72b269826f7a
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May 20, 2021, 11:20
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Paul Mooney was absolutely brilliant and we've suffered the loss of a comedic genius.
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Re: New Propulsion System Could Enable Flying at Speeds Up to Mach 17.
May 20, 2021, 08:30
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Re: New Propulsion System Could Enable Flying at Speeds Up to Mach 17. May 20, 2021, 08:30
May 20, 2021, 08:30
 
My prediction was there wasn't "any chance" we would get "sub-orbital hypersonic travel" during my lifetime. Usually when people speak of traveling they aren't including flights by test pilots in experimental aircraft. I meant, (and kind of thought it was obvious), that "travel" in this context means it exists as a way to go somewhere, perhaps in a way similar to flights on the Concorde were available. Maybe not plentiful or affordable for the average Joe, but certainly a real consumer available thing.
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May 20, 2021, 03:37
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your prediction was 'any chance.' the SABRE i think has at least a 10% chance of success in our lifetimes, by my estimation.
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your prediction was 'any chance', not that it wouldn't happen. the SABRE i think has at least a 10% chance of success in our lifetimes, by my estimation.
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May 19, 2021, 23:10
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RedEye9 wrote on May 19, 2021, 22:51:
No human will ever make it beyond the Oort Cloud.
We could get a human beyond the Oort Cloud, it is just that he/she would be dead before they got there. So, not quite worth the trip.
You are almost certainly right, but I hope you are wrong. Ever is a long time. I figure I've got somewhere between 20-30 years...
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May 19, 2021, 22:51
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Oh man we're doing predictions?
Well here's mine.
No human will ever make it beyond the Oort Cloud.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 19, 2021, 22:34
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I have actually heard of the SABRE engine, although I wouldn't have been able to tell you a lot about it. I'll stand by my prediction. Happy
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Re: New Propulsion System Could Enable Flying at Speeds Up to Mach 17.
May 19, 2021, 21:41
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Mr. Tact wrote on May 19, 2021, 17:41:
I suspect, if humanity doesn't collapse into chaos, we will eventually get some kind of sub-orbital hypersonic travel. I don't think there is ANY chance it will happen in my lifetime.

there is definitely a chance. the best one i've seen is a british design called the SABRE engine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SABRE_(rocket_engine)

its trick is somehow being able to cool incoming air from hundreds of degrees to below freezing in a fraction of a second. hard to believe, for me too, but apparently the precooler's been tested and works. they've received funding from both the british and US governments. it'll work all the way up to orbit, switching to lox once the air gets too thin
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Mr. Tact wrote on May 19, 2021, 18:28:
I also was amused to see she is using and selling her own domino sets.
Yeah, 7M views, so she's got an audience. 3 months of work, so I guess she's got to earn a living somehow.
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Yeah, heard it was a "personal record" upon watching the video, but didn't bother to update my post. I agree the domino walls which criss-crossed but didn't interfere with each other definitely caught my interest. Watching again I see she was just VERY careful in her construction such the large majority of the movement of the dominos pass through the other wall. And there is some very slight movement of the "opposing" wall, so maybe there was a small luck factor. I also was amused to see she is using and selling her own domino sets.
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Re: NEW DOMINO RECORD + Most INSANE Spiral Ever! (32,000 Dominoes).
May 19, 2021, 18:08
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Re: NEW DOMINO RECORD + Most INSANE Spiral Ever! (32,000 Dominoes). May 19, 2021, 18:08
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Mr. Tact wrote on May 19, 2021, 17:46:
32,000 is a new record? It must be specific to the type of domino or something, here is a video of 270,000 dominos from 2013.
She says in the video "my personal record."
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May 19, 2021, 18:07
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NEW DOMINO RECORD + Most INSANE Spiral Ever! (32,000 Dominoes).

7M views. Didn't expect that.

The coolest part is those intertwined six domino high red, blue, and orange wall setups that didn't make the walls they intersected fall over (at 1:25 in the video).
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Re: NEW DOMINO RECORD + Most INSANE Spiral Ever! (32,000 Dominoes).
May 19, 2021, 17:46
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Re: NEW DOMINO RECORD + Most INSANE Spiral Ever! (32,000 Dominoes). May 19, 2021, 17:46
May 19, 2021, 17:46
 
32,000 is a new record? It must be specific to the type of domino or something, here is a video of 270,000 dominos from 2013.
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Re: New Propulsion System Could Enable Flying at Speeds Up to Mach 17.
May 19, 2021, 17:41
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Re: New Propulsion System Could Enable Flying at Speeds Up to Mach 17. May 19, 2021, 17:41
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I suspect, if humanity doesn't collapse into chaos, we will eventually get some kind of sub-orbital hypersonic travel. I don't think there is ANY chance it will happen in my lifetime.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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May 19, 2021, 16:42
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May 19, 2021, 16:42
 
Would of been nice to have the Next Gen Edition announced or revealed with this but whatever. I suppose they can do it on the 7th year, lol.
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