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Comment: like CORONA, in The Road Warrior (Score 1) 341

I was going to suggest a tower with a grapple just tall enough to hold the returning stage suspended.
But recent events have convinced me that snagging it out of the air with a giant auto-gyro and flying it back would be the most awesome solution.

Unfortunately, the nearest volcanoes are in the Caribbean. Although operating from St. Kitts might help with recruiting.

Comment: Elon's King of Swamp Castle (Score 2) 341

When I first came here, this was all swamp.
Everyone said I was daft to land a rocket on a barge, but I built in all the same, just to show them.
It sank into the ocean.
So I built a second one.
And that one sank into the ocean.
So I built a third.
That burned down, fell over, and then sank into the ocean.
But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Son, the strongest rocket in all of aerospace.

Comment: Re:Launch Scrubbed (Score 1) 77

by Thud457 (#49465871) Attached to: SpaceX Launch Postponed
holy crap Elon, do I have to show you how to do everything?!!
It's Florida. We have lightning. Learn to deal.
1. Launch a sounding rocket from a nearby pad to trigger the lightning, thereby temporarily draining the local electrostatic potential.
2. GO BABY GO GO GO!
like a Boss that ain't 'fraid of no litenin'
3. PROFIT.


You can send my usual consulting fee to the usual account.

Comment: Re:sounds made up even when you're 14 (Score 1) 46

by Thud457 (#49447645) Attached to: The DEA Disinformation Campaign To Hide Surveillance Techniques
Wow, I suck at musical trivia. Was the "Guess Who".
In pennance, let me offer a start:

Canadian girlfriend you just made her up
Canadian girlfriend, she ain't real
Canadian girlfriend you just made her up
Canadian girlfriend she don't exist

Say C, say A, say N
Say A, say D, I
Say A, N

Canadian girlfriend you just made her up
Canadian girlfriend you just made her up
Canadian girlfriend she ain't real

Canadian girlfriend, don't spy on me
Canadian girlfriend, mama let me be
Don't come hangin' around my door
I don't wanna see your face no more

I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' in GITMO with you
Now woman, I said stay away
Canadian girlfriend, listen what I say

Canadian girlfriend, get away from me
Canadian girlfriend, mama let me be
Don't come knockin' around my door
Don't wanna see your shadow no more

Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, I said get away
Canadian girlfriend, listen what I say

Canadian girlfriend, said get away
Canadian girlfriend, listen what I say
Don't come hangin' around my door
Don't wanna see your face no more
I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes

Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away from me
Canadian girlfriend, mama let me be

Go, gotta get away, gotta get away
Now go, go, go, I'm gonna leave you, woman
Gonna leave you, woman
Bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye

You're no good for me
I'm no good for you
Gonna look you right in the eye
Tell you what I'm gonna do

You know I'm gonna encrypt my mail
You know I'm gonna go
You know I'm gonna leave
You know I'm gonna go, woman

I'm gonna leave you, woman
Goodbye, Canadian girlfriend

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer

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