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Comment Seems to me the landing barge needs to help more (Score 1) 342

So why wasn't the landing barge designed with several pairs of masts or arms that would remain extended outward from the platform edges at a low angle, say 30 degrees, and then, once the rocket reaches a certain altitude, quickly raise on hinges to lean into the center and wrap the rocket in strong nets of webbing strung between them?

Wouldn't that go a long way toward safely keeping the vehicle in the vertical without being overly dependent on the small maneuvering thrusters?

Comment Re:Buy more ram (Score 1) 475

Wow, you clearly haven't had a real job with a REAL IT department. IT should have EVERYTHING inventoried. We do. And we know when hardware changes are made to a system. We get alerted automatically (its designed to warn us of failures, but it alerts for all changes). Anything that is NOT listed in the official IT inventory is pulled and disposed of, usually to the IT lab as junk/test material, recycling, or free to who ever in IT wants it. And when you try to do the upgrade and brick the box and "put in ticket saying 'my pc stopped working", we will see the BIOS case alarm has been tripped and you'll catch hell for wrecking a PC.

Comment Re:Sysadmins VS Lusers, lets get ready to rumble! (Score 1) 1307

The FEDERAL FUCKING LAWS we have to comply with tell me that IT is ultimately responsible for everything on that network, so yeah, it ALL runs under our rules or it doesn't run. Don't like it, call your Congressman.

Why don't you tinkerers go re-wire the electrical, change the plumbing, or fuck with the HVAC and see how much shit you catch from that before trying to do something that can get the IT staff hit with millions in lawsuits?

And did you even bother to ASK the IT department about what you were trying to accomplish? I doubt it. Most of us will work with you if you're up front about it and understanding that there are laws we need to follow.

Comment Re:Will we? (Score 5, Insightful) 510

Which doesn't go where I need to be, when I need to be there or leave there.

In fact, they cut the bus line that went near my workplace. Never mind that the public transport route from home to the job involves 3 transfers and takes 2+ hours while the drive is 25 minutes. And I can go out for lunch or run errands. Or basically be something more productive than a cog in a machine.

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