atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#5631: Vast improvement

CNN fires Kathy Griffin for her unfunny tweet of herself holding Donald Trump's head.

It's about time that people on the left start paying for their transgressions. It's not funny to wish death on anyone, and there's nothing funny about beheading people no matter how much you may disagree with their politics.

That kind of horseshit is how you assholes got Trump in the first place.

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Screaming toddlers want video of their temper tantrum deleted. Problem: the Internet is forever. It'd be so awesome for their racist screaming to haunt them for the rest of their lives, the same way it does for people on the right wing. Like Trent Lott, saying something complimentary about Senator Robert Byrd, a Democrat who was in the KKK.

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THAT is a big airplane.

When you want to put a payload in Earth orbit, you have to get it moving pretty fast, and you have to get it past a pretty thick hunk of atmosphere before you can really give her the gun. Absent that atmosphere it wouldn't require as much push.

So: haul it above most of the atmosphere with a big airplane, then drop it and let it boost for orbit. Instead of a huge first stage you can have a smaller one, because you're not having to accelerate from a dead stop and push though the densest part of the atmosphere.

We're going to explore a lot of ways to get payloads to orbit less expensively than the government way. There's no real reason I can see from here that this one won't work.

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Turning a refrigerator compressor into a vacuum pump:



...am I the only one who's concerned about him using an acetylene torch on something sitting on carpet? Maybe it's just me.

Still, cool.
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