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Comment: Re:mod parent up (Score 1) 121

It makes absolutely no economic sense to land on an oil rig. In fact, it makes no sense whatsoever. They cost half to three quarters of a million dollars a day to rent. Furthermore, an oil rig is covered with a giant drill tower, various cranes, housing and offices, drilling machinery and oil processing equipment, and so on. The only flat spot on an oil rig where you could possibly land would be the helipad, which is far too small and fragile for the stage to land on. You can't get rid of the cranes, because you need them to lower the stage onto whatever barge you're going to use to ferry the stage back to land.

On the other hand, there's lots of big empty swaths of land at Kennedy spaceport. There's lots of big empty swaths of land near the proposed Texas site. Just put down on a landing pad right at the spaceport.

Comment: Re:Not sure about the recovery test (Score 1) 121

"Recover" as in "fetch the debris from the sea", or "recover" as in "have it land nicely"?

That is "recover" as in "having it land in once piece so we can perform engineering analysis on what worked and didn't work in our engines" (from the perspective of SpaceX).

Perhaps in the near term, However, from the SpaceX perspective, "recover" means move it back to the launch pad, repack the chutes, reload the fuel tanks, throw another Dragon on top and launch it again.

Comment: Re:Not sure about the recovery test (Score 1) 121

"whether booster went horizontal was expected or not" ... the booster was never going to manage to stand on the water for any significant length of time...

It doesn't have to stand on the water to remain vertical. With 9 heavy engines on the bottom and big empty tanks on top, it could bob and float in the vertical position.

Comment: Re:not bad news for the rest of us (Score 1) 375

by camperdave (#46795945) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon
Less beer-brewing waste recycling means less efficient beer breweries, which means less beer breweries, which means less beer produced, which means less drunken brawls in washrooms, which means less broken sinks and urinals, which means less ceramics being thrown into the oceans, which means less acid being absorbed, which means less pH (more acidic) oceans.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1583

by camperdave (#46785313) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Where's the controversy with evolution? Just google for it.

We're talking about the second amendment, not evolution. Try to pay attention.

Fuck wit.

Thanks! I always think it's good to have something clever to say during sex, but if you prefer to to limply lie there like a damp, smelly dishcloth, that's your business.

Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1583

by camperdave (#46770261) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

To the contrary- it is very clear: "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

If the amendment simply read "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.", then we wouldn't be having this conversation. The fact that you have to take a phrase out of context to make your argument is an indication that the amendment is vague. The ambiguity lies in the "...".

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