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Comment: Adywon (Score 1) 419

by Waste55 (#34792512) Attached to: Star Wars Coming To Blu-ray In September
You know what? I don't even need these.

The saint known by me as "St. Adywon" has cured all my original trilogy needs. Tons of graphics fixes (light sabers cmoother coming out, laser blasts all fixed), enhancements(better space landscapes, burning on reentry, death star scene makes sense now), audio cleaned up, cool stuff added, etc. I mean this guy does Star Wars right. Even better than Lucas

here are the various download links. For best quality burn it to a dual layered DVD, should be DVD-9. Make sure to get the NTSC\PAL version as needed.

http://fanedit.info/SW.html

Look for STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 Special Edition REVISITED by Adywan
http://fanedit.org/517/

(You can see the list of edits by clicking CUTLIST: >>>view: (its javascript so couldn't link directly)

This is the DL DVD NTSC
http://www.faneditfiles.dreamhosters.com/dlc/adywan/adywan_starwarsrevisited_NTSC_DL_DVD.rar

The download took us 3 days, we used this JDownloader software for it. http://jdownloader.org/download

This is seriously worth it! You can even watch side by side to see all the fixes. Adywon is my hero.

Comment: Re:You are delusional. (Score 1) 391

by Waste55 (#30493384) Attached to: Obama Backs New Launcher and Bigger NASA Budget
I dunno, McCain hasn't been very supportive this year or in the past. He voted no on restoring the already cut funding, and has listed 2 NASA projects that were given a boost from stimulus money as pork projects. This included non HSF projects.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00340
http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=41c9dff7-2318-4777-ab6a-73a0841cefe0

Will Obama be any better? I don't have my hopes up since when he was campaigning he had on his website delaying CxP for funding education. Only time will tell I suppose.

Comment: Re:New Heavy Lift Vehicle - From TFA (Score 2) 391

by Waste55 (#30488162) Attached to: Obama Backs New Launcher and Bigger NASA Budget
My guess is inline shuttle derived (Direct, Ares V classic, Ares IV\Ares V lite) or (hopefully not) shuttle side mount.

FTA:

The new program would jettison Ares 1. To appease congressional critics like Shelby, the Administration hopes to ensure that research and development work on the new rocket would proceed without significant job losses at NASA centers like Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama."

Doesn't sound like SpaceX to me.

Comment: Re:Why is this a surprise? Obama hates space. (Score 1) 200

by Waste55 (#30135618) Attached to: NASA Willing To Team With China; Rumors of a Budget Cut
Yep, Obama originally said take away from CxP to fund education. He then changed his tune when he gave his speech in florida. ( My thought is why the hell would those two compete for budget when they compliment each other so well. )

McCain is no better, he recently voted No in restoring funding that NASA has already lost. It passed anyways.

Comment: Cuts not for certian. (Score 1) 200

by Waste55 (#30135190) Attached to: NASA Willing To Team With China; Rumors of a Budget Cut
It would be sad and somewhat hypocritical (watch the video) of Obama to kill off the Shuttle's successor. However, keep in mind that these are rumors stir from a blanket statement applied to all agencies.

FTA:

But a senior administration official, who is not authorized to speak on the record, cautioned not to read too much into the proposed reductions. The official said agencies were given "global" instructions to cut their budgets by 5 to 10 percent to help reduce the record $1.4 trillion deficit.

"When the president makes a decision on human spaceflight, he can ignore that," said the official.

Comment: Re:eh (Score 1) 452

by Waste55 (#29365835) Attached to: Future of NASA's Manned Spaceflight Looks Bleak
Stephen Hawking Wrote:

Going into space won't be cheap, but it will take only a small proportion of world resources. NASA's budget has remained roughly constant in real terms since the timeof the Apollo landings, but it has decreased from .3 percent of U.S. GDP in 1970 to .12 percent now.-Even if we were to increase the international budget 20 times to make a serious effort to go into space, it would only be a small fraction of world GDP

There will be those who argue that it would be better to spend our money solving the problems of this planet, like climate change and pollution, rather than wasting it on a possibly fruitless search for a new planet. I am not denying the importance of fighting climate change and global warming, but we can do that and still spare a quarter of a percent of world GDP for space.-Isn't our future worth a quarter of percent?"

Comment: Re:At this point in US history (Score 2, Informative) 917

by Waste55 (#29294191) Attached to: Sending Astronauts On a One-Way Trip To Mars
Stephen Hawking Wrote:

Going into space won't be cheap, but it will take only a small proportion of world resources. NASA's budget has remained roughly constant in real terms since the timeof the Apollo landings, but it has decreased from .3 percent of U.S. GDP in 1970 to .12 percent now.-Even if we were to increase the international budget 20 times to make a serious effort to go into space, it would only be a small fraction of world GDP

There will be those who argue that it would be better to spend our money solving the problems of this planet, like climate change and pollution, rather than wasting it on a possibly fruitless search for a new planet. I am not denying the importance of fighting climate change and global warming, but we can do that and still spare a quarter of a percent of world GDP for space.-Isn't our future worth a quarter of percent?"

Replace climate change and global warning with any of the issues you listed and this still applies.

Comment: Re:Dragon Orion (Score 1) 137

by Waste55 (#29150015) Attached to: Alternative Orion Missions Proposed
Agreed on it not being a showstopper for Dragon in general, I just don't see as a replacement for Lockheed's Orion (personal opinion there - I'll admit I'm probably biased since I work on Orion). There *could* be reason's that it can't be beefed up however, such and added weight, mass etc becoming too much for its launch vehicle. But that's not to say that it can't be upgraded at all.

Also agreed that I haven't seen anyone *respectable* propose "Space-X is our only hope" either. I mostly see these comments online packaged with more doom and gloom for NASA and Constellation. And with Space-X's performance record, I don't see why Orbital (per se, they aren't perfect either) doesn't get all the hype.

As far as commercial LEO transportation, I'm pretty much all for it. Constellation is meant for exploration in my eyes. And the longer we keep shuttle, the more money is drained from CxP.

The question I ask is: Once we choose these "commercial" launch companies, do they become just another contractor in bed with NASA, with cost increases, heavy oversight, and get flamed like LM, Boeing, etc frequently are?

Time is an illusion perpetrated by the manufacturers of space.

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