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Comment: Re:The "Right Stuff" was a myth of the Cold War (Score 1) 137

by Trogre (#49475619) Attached to: Road To Mars: Solving the Isolation Problem

If you think the ISS isn't a "real space station" you should probably put down the Babylon 5 DVD and come visit the real world.

I have no idea what the OP was talking about there either, but perhaps he was taking issue with the ISS being in close proximity to Earth. So close in fact that Earth's gravity at the ISS is nearly 90% of that at sea level - it's only the freefall orbital velocity that gives the effect of zero-g.

Not that makes it any less a space station in my book. Just not a Deep Space station perhaps...

Comment: Re:First time a Muslim packs one with explosives (Score 1) 162

by Trogre (#49375803) Attached to: How long until our skies are filled with drones?

Just view the word Muslim like Nazi and then it becomes clear. The constant banging of the drums against muslim/islamic terrorists seems to cause people's mind to shut down as they now are being painted as the universal bad guy.

Well... yes.

Do you perhaps have another explanation for what we are seeing?

Kindly share it with us.

Comment: Re:No they don't (Score 1) 226

by Trogre (#49375703) Attached to: Chinese Scientists Plan Solar Power Station In Space

Interesting page.

A minor nitpick:

You present the equation E = R x I x L x T

with T being the loss in transmission between the supply and demand.

I don't believe transmission loss is usually reversed to mean efficiency, so your formula would have the energy delivered increase as the transmission loss increases. Perhaps you mean:

E = R x I x L x (1.0-T)


E = R x I x L x F

Where F is the normalised efficiency of the transmission between the supply and demand.

Also, I assume you have allowed for the fact that more distant geostationary solar arrays spend less time in Earth's shadow so have more illumination per year.

Comment: Re:Bummer (Score 3) 326

by Trogre (#49350967) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

Your position is idiotic for any functioning society.

This argument reduces to the assertion that any dress code is immoral, and that people should be able to wear anything they like, including nothing. You then use the absurd leap to liken such a society that has a dress code to an oppressive muslim regime.

I hope the next person who sits beside you on a bus thinks like you do.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten