Did you know that when you drop an LED bulb from a height onto a tile floor, that not only does it not shatter, but that when you pick it up off the floor, and finally screw it in, it works?
Do not ask me how I know this
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) July 11, 2018
Has the crap they’ve been putting in processed food to attempt to replace healthy fat causing many of our health problems?
What a public-health catastrophe.
I’ll be pretty much off the air today (unless I decide to purchase wifi on the plane), but should be back up tomorrow.
(Update at 1400 PDT)
Mission abort. My flight to DFW was delayed an hour when I arrived at the gate, which would have meant a missed connection on the last flight to PBI. So I changed to a better flight tomorrow.
(Tuesday morning update)
On the plane to Dallas.
I’d like to say that this is amazing, but sadly, it isn’t.
Haven’t looked at this in detail, but I suspect that by 2030, heavy-lift expendable rockets will be obsolete. and how in the world are they going to do a vertical landing with a solid booster?
The oxygen levels are getting low.
This seems like a solvable problem, using ECLSS technology. Get some LiOH canisters and oxygen tanks in there. Also, Elon has sent some of his tunneling engineers to see if they can help.
[Update a couple minutes later]
Alan Boyle has the story on the Boring Company and SpaceX support. The former would presumably be tunneling, while the later would provide life support based on Dragon technology.
Elon has gone full superhero.
[Update a while later]
This visually helps pic.twitter.com/MyX2YPbybq
— Rome Strach (@romn8tr) July 6, 2018
[Update Saturday afternoon]
Elon is building a mini-submarine, designed to fit through the tunnels, at SpaceX HQ to fly to Thailand.
Thought their politics suck, The Guardian is providing good live blogging of the operation.
There were questions in comments how they got there. Here is Bridget Johnson’s story, including how the Buddhist monk training of the coach helped get them through.
After all these years of advocating for it, I’m happy with how much traction the concept is finally getting.
Marina Koren talked to Christina and Andy. I just hate to see this.
They’re serious about the moon, even if NASA and Congress aren’t. They plan to start colonizing within half a decade.