atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5444: No self-respecting spaceman would accelerate without securing his payload.

NASA says Falcon 9 engines are not ready to be man-rated. Same agency which gave us the Space Shuttle. Why do we listen to them?

NASA's desired "loss of crew" probability is "1 in 270", or 0.37% of the time, and they estimate the Falcon 9 would exceed that probability. Oh, you mean like the Space Launch System (aka "Space Shuttle") which turned out to have an actual "loss of crew" probability of one in fifty?

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Okay, my respect for Matther McConaughey just went up. Why?
...[I]t's time for us to embrace and shake hands with this fact. And be constructive with him over the next four years.


'Cause he's our president for the next four years, at least, the President of the United States.
There you go.

There's nothing wrong with opposing his policies and plans, but what the American left is doing is simple temper tantrums.

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I think it'd be a good idea to lock up rioters for ten years and lock them up with the guys paying them to riot. That way, you'd get a lot less of both.

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Bring back DDT. We banned it based on fake science, and we need it to prevent the spread of disease.

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An entirely black chicken. That's something else.

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As for me, rage managed to get me to work today. I am so sick of having to get up at 6 AM on Saturday and Sunday. I am literally the only person remaining from the team who had that schedule; the rest of them, right down to the supervisor himself, no longer work there.

Current sup is trying to get that changed, but operations manager is passing the buck. I'm about ready to tell them all, "Okay, since no one here has the power to correct my schedule, I'm going to just start coming in at 12:30 PM on weekends, because this is the most fatuous nonsense I've ever had the misfortune to experience." (It's not, but a little hyperbole goes a long way.)

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Damn, I'm tired.

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