#editorial | Logs for 2018-01-08

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[00:01:04] <Bytram> hrrrm... Pale Moon now refuses to connect to *anything* remote. I can bring up a site just fine using Lynx. Things are fine here on IRC. I can ping okay. But, try *any* site in Pale Moon v27.6.2 32-bit (on windows 7 Pro SP1) and I get:
[00:01:06] <Bytram> Server not found
[00:01:06] <Bytram> Pale Moon can't find the server at soylentnews.org.
[00:01:06] <Bytram> Check the address for typing errors such as ww.example.com instead of www.example.com
[00:01:06] <Bytram> If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
[00:01:06] <Bytram> If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Pale Moon is permitted to access the Web.
[00:02:53] <Bytram> It's been running for 7d11h... I've seen hiccups coming back from hibernation before, but it usually clears up after a minute or two... but not htis time.
[00:03:07] * Bytram tries to close and restart PM.
[00:03:40] <Bytram> FWIW, Virtual size was just over 2GB
[00:10:15] <Bytram> and... now everything seems to work just fine. ?!? Oh, well. I'm just glad it worked!
[01:28:53] <Bytram> takyon: Was about to update the SpaceX story but see you are already on it, so I backed out
[01:30:19] <takyon> bytram
[01:30:21] <takyon> ok
[01:30:27] <takyon> I just edited it
[01:30:35] <Bytram> and saved?
[01:30:45] <takyon> yes
[01:30:48] <Bytram> k
[01:34:15] <Bytram> prefaced story with:
[01:34:16] <Bytram> <p>[Update: Launch, payload release, and booster return/landing were successful. If you missed the launch, SpaceX usually posts a recorded copy a few hours after launch at the same YouTube location as the live stream.]</p>
[01:34:22] <Bytram> and moved my part into extended copy
[01:34:35] * Bytram clicks update
[01:35:34] <takyon> I will combine my update text with yours because its silly to have it in two places
[01:35:49] <Bytram> All I saw was a changed title?
[01:35:55] <takyon> look at the bottom
[01:35:58] <Bytram> ugh.
[01:36:01] <takyon> lol
[01:36:05] <takyon> oops
[01:36:06] <Bytram> ~blame
[01:36:07] * exec points at Bytram
[01:36:26] <takyon> i'll handle this
[01:36:31] <Bytram> all yours
[01:36:56] <Bytram> #smake Bytram
[01:36:56] * MrPlow smakes Bytram upside the head with the homerow
[01:37:41] <takyon> we're good
[01:37:58] <takyon> can't wait for Falcon Heavy this month
[01:38:09] <Bytram> same here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[01:39:58] <Bytram> I'd seriously consider taking time off to go see it, but would likely encounter launch posteponements and have to return w/o seeing it
[01:40:39] <takyon> even though it's a bit of a nothingburger rocket because Falcon 9 Block 5 will launch much more often and both Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy will be replaced by BFR: https://soylentnews.org
[01:40:40] <upstart> ^ 03SoylentNews Comments | Here’s the Spaceflight Stuff We’re Most Anticipating in 2018 ( https://soylentnews.org )
[01:40:41] <exec> └─ 13SoylentNews Comments | Here’s the Spaceflight Stuff We’re Most Anticipating in 2018
[01:40:58] <Bytram> nod nod
[01:41:08] <takyon> It's amazing to think that the rocket with twice the payload capacity of Falcon Heavy to LEO will be cheaper than Falcon 9 if the design works as intended
[01:41:27] * Bytram is still amazed that they can *gimble* the rockets that have such incredible amounts of thrust... how do they DO that?
[01:41:51] <Bytram> friction must be insane!
[01:42:18] <takyon> actually 2.35x the payload... 150 metric tons (BFR expendable) / 63.8 (Falcon Heavy, partially expendable)
[01:42:27] <takyon> I meant to say BFR reusable
[01:42:51] <takyon> BFR expendable = 250 tons.... so about 3.9x the payload of Falcon Heavy
[01:42:58] <Bytram> saw that astronaut young passed away...
[01:43:08] <takyon> that young astronaut
[01:43:49] <Bytram> in the comments to the article on Ars technica, someone suggested that if were to be creamated, they should send some of his ashes up with the Tesla Roadster, so he could be on the inaugural flight of yet another platform
[01:46:17] <takyon> better get that worked out real soon
[01:47:37] <Bytram> ahhh, not sure if this is the correct link to get you there, but this is the comment: http://arstechnica.com
[01:47:38] <upstart> ^ 03John Young, a pioneer who flew four different spacecraft, has died | Ars Technica ( https://arstechnica.com )
[01:47:39] <exec> └─ 13John Young, a pioneer who flew four different spacecraft, has died | Ars Technica
[01:50:10] <takyon> my understanding is that the car will not land on Mars, or orbit Mars, but will take a trajectory that will bring it close to Mars, but then it will be heliocentric orbit forever
[01:52:47] <Bytram> wasn't exactly clear to me either, but that'w what I've come to believe, as well
[01:53:35] <Bytram> yanno, even if I were unable to attend the actual inaugural launch of the FH, just being there for the static test of all 27 engines at once would be quite the thing!
[01:55:32] <takyon> plus it's less likely to lurch over and kill you
[01:58:25] <Bytram> I wonder, if for life insurance purposes, were the rocket to blow up on the launch pad, would that be considered an "act of god" or would I actually still be covered?
[01:58:39] <takyon> rocket launches are insured
[01:58:52] <takyon> oh, you mean your meatbag body
[01:59:01] <takyon> I don't know
[01:59:14] <Bytram> yeah, that's the one.
[01:59:32] <Bytram> don't really want to find out... more of a rhetocrical questions.
[02:18:22] <Bytram> ugh.
[02:18:23] <Bytram> http://blogs.discovermagazine.com
[02:18:24] <upstart> ^ 03The Banana As We Know It Is Dying...Again
[02:18:27] <exec> └─ 13The Banana As We Know It Is Dying...Again
[02:31:05] <Bytram> time for some sleep... catch ya all later!
[02:55:40] <takyon> attack on the clones
[13:43:50] <Bytram> takyon: touche'
[13:43:54] <Bytram> whereto? http://rss.computerworld.com
[13:43:56] <upstart> ^ 03Buggy Win7 Meltdown patch KB 4056894 throwing blue screens | Computerworld ( https://www.computerworld.com )