Category Archives: fun & curios

Applicable oldie

TheBigHarry’s comment below inspired me to dig through some old Bob Seger from back in the day (’75). This one applies again Yeah, okay, …say I’m old-fashioned, say I’m over the hill… or the better-visuals version Now, back to all that whippersnappers’ crap that rots the culture. *spit* Hey, rotting the culture was rock & [...]

stuff that’s hard to do (crushed like a soda can)

The SpaceX Starship SN3 cryo pressure test didn’t go well (w/vid) My analogy (vacuum crush) was wrong. Here’s a decent explanation It was clearly column failure due to heavy NH4 tank (above) being too heavy for the LOX tank (below) which was insufficiently pressurized to provide rigidity. (See: crushing a beer can on your forehead) [...]


This has got to be the best one you’ll see all day. They’ve translated Linear A ! They’ve translated Linear A ! (What? Yeah, I’m a sucker for ancient civilization stuff, so they had me goin’ right up until “Nubian Prince”) _____ Title cultural ref

stuff that’s hard to do (AtlasV Centaur AEHF-6)

Because it’s the first US Space Force mission Military Advanced Extremely High Frequency comsat Good, dramatic vid showing separations of the SRBs (solid rocket boosters) and the payload fairing, if you enjoy that sort of thing _____ Mission-profile overview for you rocket-scientist wannabes out there. Reminds me of introductory briefings we used to give, back [...]

Deep thoughts

_____ Alternative sign, either one of which should solve the problem as gun-free zones do Story (Mexico) Story (UK virus predictions) #2, #3 & #4 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Y’know, it’s not as much fun bein’ retired at home…

…when everybody else gets to stay home all day, too _____ Shells cultural ref (WWJSD? What would John Spartan do?) Painting via Ace of Spades (as usual) #1 & #2 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Since Formula-1 has cancelled their first few races…

…we look for an alternative racing series(best at full-screen) More

stuff that’s hard to do (Falcon9 Starlink5, not uneventful)

Fifth flight of this Stg-1 Did not land on drone ship, due to concerns with engine shutdown during ascent Second flight of this fairing Both halves recovered from the ocean Typical launch coverage Engine shutdown during ascent (related to Sunday’s issue?) Elon Musk, SpaceX’s founder and CEO, confirms one of the Falcon 9’s first stage [...]

stuff that’s hard to do (sphincter clamp)

Our Sunday-morning reminder that, no matter how routine things get, Nature will find your flaws (What? Yeah, in this case, ‘sphincter clamp’ applies to launch crew aaand booster) Dunno what the problem was; but after ignition, a booster is held-down on the pad until a computer decides that all is well. (You know, kind’a like [...]

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