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Comment: Re:So what's the point? (Score 1) 351

by onepoint (#48899055) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

Are you talking about the Big Mike or cavendish? I was the last generation to enjoy them on a regular basis. I got to eat one again about 3 years ago, boy was it good. really banana tasting and it had a lot of seeds inside. yummy, that's banana cost me a fortune, was well worth it.

Comment: Re:The police are terrified (Score 1, Insightful) 686

by onepoint (#48862501) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

You are correct. most people have never really faced a real threat, and walking into a house where a "person with perceived hostile intent" is just about as insane as it can be.

if you did not grow up around violence, you might not understand what that cop is thinking, but I bet he's crapping in his pant's when he's got to use the foot instead of knock. like everyone, he just wants his shift to end and go home.

Comment: Re: No good video? (Score 1) 213

by onepoint (#48782787) Attached to: SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

A) Thanks for the photo. That explained a ton.
B) In vessel design, some basic ratio's are used, and stability is important. The dimensions just don't add up to be any good if it's a barge, the roll and pitch just seem way out of line for such a box type shape. Pontoons on the otherhand, they overcome ( better word is reduce ) multiple stability problem.

so maybe it's a pontoon type platform, all I got is an overhead shot ( which I thank you for )

Comment: Re: No good video? (Score 1) 213

by onepoint (#48782141) Attached to: SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

Why do you consider the ration 'bad'? IMHO the ratio does not matter at all, the barge only needs to be big enough to provide the landing space and what ever else they need on it.

Vessel stability on all 3 axis, I would guess that something like this needs a really good stable landing platform. It's not easy to keep a platform at the required location. I am going to take a guess that they tested everything to the extreem and this is what they came up with.

but the most likely size should have been near 1000 x 170, which now writing it, is super huge, just having a hard time picturing 170 feet in width. and the dimentions ... here is a container ship that would be near the dimentions and I can see clearer now

that landing platform would cost a fortune.

Comment: Re:it made it home (Score 1) 213

by onepoint (#48781991) Attached to: SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

>>You do realize that planes fly all the time in the dark and in fog, right?
Yes, I do and that's with humans at the stick, but the plane can land itself. on a stable platform ( runway ) that has know variables, big space, a performance design that have been tested and tested and updated almost to the point that it's automated, but at the end, a pilot is still required just in case. Landing and takeoffs are still the highest risk points of a flight.

But this landing, this is a tiny little speck, and it hit the mark! it's really a super amazing thing.

Now I'll give you a perspective that might help you understanding my views
you are looking at current technology, seeing the future and mixing in rose colored glasses ... It's not an insult, we expected wireless Dick Tracy watch's but they did not happen till the late 90's. I, myself bitch and complain about nanobot's not being injected into the human blood stream to remove bad blood cells ( I really expected that to happen by 2000, and I am still waiting ) and there is a ton more.

this happens to everyone, we mix the future with the current. It's not a bad thing at all, it just shows us what we desire as humans and what we can succeed at. Without this expectation, we would not be able to grow, Knowing that you expect it and if it had failed, someone out thier would be trying to solve it. It's in our nature ( or at least I think it is )

Comment: Re: No good video? (Score 1) 213

by onepoint (#48781861) Attached to: SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

300 x 170 is a real bad ratio, it's going to be a sloppy ride. A good stable ratio is in the 30 x 5 x 3 ( L x W X H ). I got to assume he knows something or the barge design is amazingly special
dry bulk cargo barges are about 195' x 35' ( which is near the 6 x 1 ratio )

Comment: Re:it made it home (Score 1) 213

by onepoint (#48781701) Attached to: SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

What is special about landing in the dark... hmmm.
a) Depth perception in darkness changes (given they could use some sort of sonar type bounce to get a distance reading)
b) Blindness of the camera's when the thrusters are activated.
c) Landing on the water, barges move up and down, that's really impressive, it's only so stable. This is nothing like a carrier landing in any way.

Well anyway, I am amazed and cheering for them!!!

Comment: it made it home (Score 4, Insightful) 213

by onepoint (#48780901) Attached to: SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

Well, I think it's a milestone. Just getting it to land on the platform, in the dark, without any human help. That speaks a lot of the hard work that people invested. So it gets some damage, big deal.
I am glad that it was not a total success, otherwise people might get into lazy thinking and not look for bugs. I believe (not sure, cannot cite sources on this), but some airplane was not tested enough because everything happened perfect on testing, it was placed into production (1950's). Over the course of a year or 2, the planes were having issues and a few crashed. And they had to stop production. Some sort of fault in the structure.

So, in summary, He's done it!!! now to get all the bugs worked out.

Comment: Re:Predestination is an incredibly unsatisfying mo (Score 1) 254

by onepoint (#48766203) Attached to: Heinlein's 'All You Zombies' Now a Sci-Fi Movie Head Trip

Saw the movie also, left unsatisfied at the end too.
But I will say this, you need to be intelligent for this movie. The movie is like a very good bottle of wine, it weaves something and you can almost grab it.
The people I was with, well they were rating it about 65 out of 100, I was near 85 out of 100. It's a thinking persons movie.

I would also advise seeing the movie "the drop" again a thinking persons movie. Very nicely crafted.

Comment: Re:Conform or be expelled (Score 1) 320

by onepoint (#48764841) Attached to: HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

A townhouse is usually 2 floors, shared side wall
A Villia is usually 1 floor, shared side wall
A Condo is usually 1 floor, multiple shared walls, and ownership is your box in the air and your percentage of common area's
a Co-op is usually 1 floor, multiple shared walls and ownership in a corporation where you are buying airspace and land as a stock ( think of a box in the air that is numbered to a specific share )

Townhouses and Villias can be owned as Freehold ( that means shared wall liability and roof, dirt under is yours, nothing else ) so paint it green for all you care
Or as homeowner association or as a condo association. These are the basic way's

"It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I'm wearing Milkbone underware." -- Norm, from _Cheers_