#editorial | Logs for 2018-12-27

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[01:52:25] <takyon> Fnord666: I had to delete your MrPlow spacex sub, it's a dupe of this one: https://soylentnews.org
[01:52:33] <upstart> ^ 03SpaceX's Starship Will Now be Made of Stainless Steel, With Tests Still Scheduled for Early 2019 - SoylentNews
[01:52:34] <exec> └─ 13SpaceX's Starship Will Now be Made of Stainless Steel, With Tests Still Scheduled for Early 2019 - SoylentNews
[01:53:37] <Bytram> takyon++ thanks for that. I saw it in the queue and thought it looked familiar... but wasn't sure if that was 'cus I saw it on Ars or... someplace else.
[01:53:37] <Bender> karma - takyon: 111
[01:53:45] <Bytram> !whoup takyon
[01:53:45] <Bender> uppers of takyon are: Bytram: 87, chromas: 5, cmn32480: 5, Bytram|away: 3, nick: 3, mrcoolbp: 2, Fnord666: 1, TheMightyBuzzard: 1, mrpg: 1, charon_: 1, charon: 1, Fnord666_: 1
[01:56:41] <takyon> I wish it had comments, however it doesn't matter too much since we might get to see an actual launch (albeit small scale) within 4 months
[01:56:48] <takyon> *more comments
[01:57:39] <takyon> the late game change of the design to stainless steel is pretty crazy. I don't think the booster stage will get that, it will just be carbon fiber composite. Might end up looking like a frankenrocket
[01:58:33] <Bytram> why not make the booster stainless, too?
[01:59:07] <takyon> booster doesn't experience as much stress... I think.
[01:59:36] <takyon> the spaceship stage is the one that makes it to orbit, and is capable of refueling another one in-orbit
[02:01:51] <Bytram> I'd thnk the opposite... greater thrust to overcome greater air-resistance and [slightly] stronger gravity... all pushing against a heavier payload.
[02:03:04] <Bytram> =submit https://www.aljazeera.com
[02:03:05] <upstart> Submitting "US adventurer completes first unaided solo trek across Antarctica"...
[02:03:06] <exec> └─ 13US adventurer completes first unaided solo trek across Antarctica | Antarctica News | Al Jazeera
[02:03:06] <takyon> i need to find a source but that is just not the case
[02:03:27] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[02:07:08] <takyon> so basically, the booster for say Falcon 9 reaches Mach 6.5, while things that are orbiting reach Mach 20+
[02:07:53] <Bytram> mach !== mach
[02:08:00] <Bytram> speed of sound changes with air density
[02:08:12] <takyon> i converted it from km/h, just bear with me here
[02:08:41] <Bytram> also, upper stage is much MUCH lighter than entire rocket at liftoff; same thrust against less mass gives greater acceleration
[02:09:02] * Bytram is glad you didn't ask me to bare with you!
[02:09:40] <takyon> so the booster is just much slower. on the ground, it starts out at 0 speed/velocity obviously. It gets faster after the launch starts, but the atmosphere gets thinner. Booster separates long before an orbit has been reached and returns to the ground
[02:10:56] <takyon> in the opposite scenario, the BFS/Starship is in orbit around Earth at a high velocity, and has to return to the ground. It experiences a lot more friction. It is speeding towards the ground where atmosphere is thicker but has to get its velocity to 0 to land
[02:11:59] <Bytram> ahh, you are talking about going *down* instead of going *up*
[02:12:09] <takyon> it will have some propellant in order to shed velocity, and will have to aerodynamically shed velocity. Previously by aiming a heat shielded underbelly, but I guess not anymore
[02:12:47] <Bytram> prolly still underbelly, but not need any (or so much) heat shielding
[02:13:17] <takyon> it can use two of the fins (which double as landing legs) to help do this. but they aren't considered wings supposedly
[02:14:23] <takyon> in the September 2018 redesign, they had a dark heat shield: https://www.teslarati.com
[02:14:34] <takyon> now that entire thing is going to be stainless steel instead of white/black
[02:15:26] * Bytram thinks back to a Musk presentation which showed a visualization of a mars landing using what looked like vector graphics
[02:15:52] <Bytram> had some prettyinteresting reorientations as it went about shedding velocity
[02:16:05] <takyon> yes
[02:18:35] <takyon> this is probably what you meant: https://www.youtube.com
[02:18:36] <upstart> ^ 03How SpaceX's BFR Rocket Will Land - Elon Musk Explains
[02:18:38] <exec> └─ 13How SpaceX's BFR Rocket Will Land - Elon Musk Explains - YouTube
[02:20:22] * Bytram looks
[02:20:32] <Bytram> yep, that's the one
[02:20:58] <takyon> =submit https://arstechnica.com
[02:21:01] <exec> └─ 13Evidence continues to mount about how bad Denuvo is for PC gaming performance | Ars Technica
[02:21:02] <upstart> Submitting "Evidence continues to mount about how bad Denuvo is for PC gaming performance"...
[02:21:25] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[02:22:33] <takyon> =submit https://arstechnica.com
[02:22:35] <exec> └─ 13Japan restarting commercial whaling, ignoring global moratorium | Ars Technica
[02:22:36] <upstart> Submitting "Japan restarting commercial whaling, ignoring global moratorium"...
[02:22:59] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[02:23:51] <takyon> =submit https://www.popularmechanics.com
[02:23:53] <upstart> Submitting "USAF's Next-Gen GPS Satellites Will Be a Huge Upgrade...Eventually"...
[02:24:16] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[02:25:00] * Bytram has an early start at work tomorrow -- heading to bed early so I can hoipefully stay awake during my day.
[02:25:13] <Bytram> hope you all can keep the story queue filled.
[02:25:42] * chromas sets the schedule to Bytram Standard Time
[02:25:50] <Bytram> it looks like things shold calm down at work for me in a couple/three/few weeks.
[02:25:57] <Bytram> ~gnight chromas
[02:25:58] * exec scientifically writes a fanfic featuring a mighty bundle of oil about chromas
[02:26:03] <chromas> ~g'night Bytram
[02:26:04] <Bytram> ~gnight TheMightyBuzzard
[02:26:05] <takyon> =submit https://www.theverge.com
[02:26:07] <upstart> Submitting "‘Doomba’ turns your Roomba’s cleaning maps into Doom levels"...
[02:26:07] * exec dianetically tosses a BTRFS subvolume of chicken fingers to Bytram
[02:26:07] * exec deviously hucks a pipe of rainbow at TheMightyBuzzard
[02:26:11] <Bytram> ~gnight takyon
[02:26:13] * exec viciously sodomizes a treasure chest of brass grommets with takyon
[02:26:13] <takyon> night
[02:26:29] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[02:27:24] <Bytram> chicken fingers? /me has some chicken nuggets... might make for a quick dinner! chow/ciao for now!
[02:29:42] <takyon> =submit https://spacenews.com
[02:29:44] <upstart> Submitting "Latest shutdown to curtail NASA activities - SpaceNews.com"...
[02:29:44] <exec> └─ 13Latest shutdown to curtail NASA activities - SpaceNews.com
[02:30:06] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[02:31:00] <takyon> =submit https://www.theverge.com
[02:31:01] <upstart> Submitting "Washington Redskins reportedly backed out of Huawei Wi-Fi deal because of government concerns"...
[02:31:24] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[02:31:30] <takyon> =submit https://9to5google.com
[02:31:32] <upstart> Submitting "Chrome OS to test early GPU support for Linux apps soon - 9to5Google"...
[02:31:54] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[04:02:54] <TheMightyBuzzard> takyon, you know if we ran the CBD story from last week yet?
[04:08:12] <TheMightyBuzzard> subbed a link if we hadn't. bedtime now though.
[05:18:31] <takyon> we hadn
[05:35:26] <takyon> TheMightyBuzzard: story is posted. It had big problems that needed to be addressed
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[23:46:50] <takyon> =submit https://www.theverge.com
[23:46:52] <upstart> Submitting "Elon Musk promises 100 percent Tesla Supercharger coverage in Europe next year"...
[23:47:14] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[23:47:24] <takyon> =submit https://www.theverge.com
[23:47:26] <upstart> Submitting "The year of deleted tweets"...
[23:47:49] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[23:50:13] <takyon> =submit https://arstechnica.com
[23:50:15] <exec> └─ 13Urban farms could be incredibly efficient—but aren’t yet | Ars Technica
[23:50:17] <upstart> Submitting "Urban farms could be incredibly efficient—but aren’t yet"...
[23:50:39] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org
[23:58:39] <takyon> =submit https://spacenews.com
[23:58:42] <exec> └─ 13Is the Gateway the right way to the moon? - SpaceNews.com
[23:58:42] <upstart> Submitting "Is the Gateway the right way to the moon? - SpaceNews.com"...
[23:59:04] <upstart> Sub-ccess! https://soylentnews.org