It saddens me that Facebook has become this big, opaque data hole in the Internet. Even searching for that group name only returns one reference back to it.
All that accumulated recorded knowledge that exists only so long as Facebook determines that Groups have financial benefit. All that knowledge that can't be archived for the greater Internet.
[5:35 PM] zsh: sopranos in a bit?
[5:38 PM] Adam: probably
[5:57 PM] zsh: when
[6:00 PM] zsh: ?
[6:04 PM] Adam: whenever tuhe f8uclo i FEDEL LIKE
[6:04 PM] zsh: im ready
[6:04 PM] zsh: whenever
[6:04 PM] Adam: ye thats cool
[6:04 PM] zsh: im actually going to kill u
[6:04 PM] Adam: gimme 5 i guess
[6:04 PM] Adam: idk i just dont feel that hyped to watch it rn
[6:05 PM] zsh: we can play bf1 idc
[6:05 PM] Adam: ye i think play bf1 for a bit
[7:45 PM] zsh: too much effort to get up
[7:45 PM] zsh: no
[7:56 PM] Adam: fucking mullinyan kids
[8:24 PM] zsh: varsity athlete won
[8:24 PM] Adam: rip bobby
[8:26 PM] zsh: the bacala man stands true
[8:27 PM] Adam: bacala vs a gun
[8:27 PM] Adam:
[8:38 PM] zsh: yes
[8:45 PM] zsh: my estimation of John sacrimoni as a man had plummeted
[8:45 PM] Adam: what sort of don gets cancer
[8:46 PM] zsh: the same one that cries
I'm curious if there has been analysis on this type of writing in general. It feels so much more efficient than 'traditional' writing styles.
I wonder if anyone's written an single-click-install integration for Discord, or if it's against policy. If not, I wonder if anyone's written a client-side app that's easy to run and configure.
The most beautiful airplane ever built.
Reminds me of the locomotive buffs who are interested in every detail of markings on the locomotives, their routes, schedules, and paint colors. Whereas there's very little about the engineering evolution of those locomotives. Sigh.
For example, I'm interested in the transition between trial-and-error seat of the pants engineering and mathematically based engineering.
It is difficult to know how best to document this kind of thing, the people who know about it probably don't want to write books or create their own websites.
My grandfather was responsible for part of the engineering side of the early British radar equipment, Wikipedia only really describes the scientific experiments that led up to it. I have plenty of stuff that I could add that he told me when teaching me electronics when I was a kid, but I would expect it to get deleted if I can't point at an external source.
Heck, I'd like to read it as well!
I know some things about the air war in WW2 told to me by my father (B17 navigator) that I've never seen in any history. I write about them once in a while on the internet.
For example, the air crews would squat on their flak jackets instead of wearing them, for the simple reason that the trajectory of the flak shrapnel was mostly upwards.
Thesis covers an earlier time frame than you want (up to 1800), but is this the kind of analysis you are after?
Would pull in development of precision machining, and various improvements in steel making I imagine. The paper below has a time line and details of 'start ups' involved in UK.
In twentieth century various people tried to adapt the steam turbine to rail use with varying success. Marine turbines dominated ship engines then for larger ships.
I think a carefully worded question on a UK railway forum might yield some results. I can just about remember steam locomotives clinging on in the early 60s (my mother hated them - put your washing out and watch the soot land...)
Has a time line of the companies involved in some of that.
Ward goes into excellent detail on the support facilities used for engineering tests, what the engineering tests consisted of, how they were conducted, etc. Even (sad) details on how 39A was immediately reconfigured for STS operations after Apollo Soyuz.
Makes for a very long, but interesting read for those who are NASA and history buffs.
Technical as all get-out.
Are there documentary crews at SpaceX right now?
Although Dornberger was not an engineer, the book does go through many technical difficulties and how they were resolved. The V2 is, of course, a direct ancestor of the Saturn V, and the solutions to those difficulties are present in the SV as well.
While quite possibly statistically likely, it doesn’t seem very healthy to make these assumptions for the purposes of a joke.
Might have been better to just say “a friend” rather than “wife” which makes a number of assumptions...
Basically no one is as into the markings on the Saturn V first stage as this guy, so I don't see how assuming his wife (if he is married) wouldn't be super into it is offensive.
SV/the tech world at large clearly has issues with stereotypes and being inclusive. Why not avoid doing that and just say “friend” rather than making a lame stereotyped “my wife” type joke...
However, your own comments are definitely making the community worse, by arguing on minor points of an unassuming joke. Especially as you eventually admit to assuming yourself that this might be a joke at the expense of women (I don't think anyone else had thought this).
This is the kind of comment that only adds tension within a community.
From the stats I can find slightly more than 50% of the population is unmarried.
How is the joke not at the expense of women? The commenter even said it drew on the cliche of a wife not being interested in a husbands activity?
If it’s not at the expense of women, why not “friend” or “partner” (the commenter rejected both of those).
The joke was at the expense of geeks in general, who often find themselves explaining something with excitement to their partner (in this case, most likely a wife - more importantly, this doesn't matter at all) only to receive a disappointingly laconic answer.
I’d honestly be interested in knowing why this joke is “ok” and why it wouldn’t be better not to make generic assumptions about someone’s sexuality, marital status, and the interests of their spouse...
Yea, possibly doesn’t seem like a big issue to you. But if you’re a member of a minority the message it sends is “we just assume people are heterosexual, married, and wives/women are not interested in this stuff as a default”...
If you really think this thread is wasteful arguing over a triviality then it’s probably better not to engage?
If it really was satire, then that’s interesting, and why I asked for the joke to be explained...
To be honest it seems more like it was meant as an honest joke... playing on the stereotype that wives often don’t understand things their husbands do... and that this is normal and this is how normal people are in this community.
I think the op's comment is the same kind of thing...
Apologies if I offended you/anyone with my use of the term OCD. If he can ignore it and move onto something else then it's clearly not OCD. However, the author is obsessed with finding out everything he can about Saturn V, to the extent he travels across the country to look at a sticker on one of parts that on display. Some people would call that an unhealthy level of obsession.