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2012-10-10 03:55:29 PM
Capacitance is divine.
 
2012-10-10 03:57:24 PM
It's amazing that we've come so far that satellites can be done this inexpensively.

Huh? Making a little radio transmitter has been cheap as hell for a long time. Getting it up there is the expensive part and it's still expensive as hell.
 
2012-10-10 03:58:15 PM
"Due to a terrible mis-calculation of scale, the Borg invasion force was swallowed up by a dog..."
 
2012-10-10 03:59:40 PM
And they were apparently shot out of a t-shirt cannon. 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-10 04:00:46 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-10 04:05:55 PM
These three are amateur radio satellites: they transmit a signal amateur operators on the ground can pick up.

Yep. Ham radio, again at the cutting edge of technology.
 
2012-10-10 04:15:21 PM

mark12A: "Due to a terrible mis-calculation of scale, the Borg invasion force was swallowed up by a dog..."


Glorious.
 
2012-10-10 04:18:35 PM
She'll always be Space Station Alpha to me.

/Space Camp
 
2012-10-10 04:28:00 PM
FTA: What could they be? Balok's warning buoy? Tiny little Borg ships? The ISS trying to roll a crit 18?

LOL. 18 is a critical failure in 3d6 table top games. It's great for rolling damage, but that's after a crit. hit is determined.

/NEEEEERDS!
 
2012-10-10 04:30:22 PM
Some butterfingers dropped his Rubik's cubes.
 
2012-10-10 04:30:52 PM

perigee:


Came for this, leaving satisfied

/unlike watching the ep itself
 
2012-10-10 04:32:01 PM

jigger: And they were apparently shot out of a t-shirt cannon. 

[i.imgur.com image 850x564]


As an Englishman the first thing I saw there was a robotic hand about to stick up 2 fingers to the whole world.
 
2012-10-10 04:37:15 PM
rocketcheetah.com 

/spaaaace
//I'm sure some companion cubes got sucked in there as well
 
2012-10-10 04:52:46 PM

mark12A: "Due to a terrible mis-calculation of scale, the Borg invasion force was swallowed up by a dog..."


Is that Douglas Adams? Been awhile since I have read any of his books but it sounds familiar.
 
2012-10-10 05:03:27 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-10 05:07:41 PM

wild9: mark12A: "Due to a terrible mis-calculation of scale, the Borg invasion force was swallowed up by a dog..."

Is that Douglas Adams? Been awhile since I have read any of his books but it sounds familiar.


Your memory fails you not.
Try not to Belgium everywhere.
 
2012-10-10 05:12:33 PM
THERE ARE FOUR CUBES
 
2012-10-10 05:34:12 PM

jigger: It's amazing that we've come so far that satellites can be done this inexpensively.

Huh? Making a little radio transmitter has been cheap as hell for a long time. Getting it up there is the expensive part and it's still expensive as hell.


Better specs of them Link
 
2012-10-10 05:41:31 PM
Holy crap they are tiny

www.fbastard.com
 
2012-10-10 05:46:14 PM

Mazzic518: Holy crap they are tiny

[www.fbastard.com image 850x564]


It's not the size of your satellite that matters, it's how you use it!
 
2012-10-10 06:09:47 PM

way south: Mazzic518: Holy crap they are tiny

[www.fbastard.com image 850x564]

It's not the size of your satellite that matters, it's how you use it!


Its not the motion of the space
 
2012-10-10 06:52:09 PM

Mazzic518: Its not the motion of the space


...it's the dilation of the time?
 
2012-10-10 08:50:20 PM

Mazzic518: Holy crap they are tiny

[www.fbastard.com image 850x564]


I know it's an airlock, but it looks rather like a torpedo tube.
 
2012-10-11 01:03:14 AM

akula: Mazzic518: Holy crap they are tiny

[www.fbastard.com image 850x564]

I know it's an airlock, but it looks rather like a torpedo tube.


they both work more or less the same way, actually.

hell, they've used torpedo tubes to deploy divers in the past if i'm recalling correctly. you just don't fire the compressed air charge normally used to squirt the torpedo out.
 
2012-10-11 04:54:05 AM
When we finally get around to using space travel as much as we use air travel, there is going to be so much shiat cluttering our orbit. I would be it will become a lot bigger of a problem than it already is.
 
2012-10-11 06:29:18 AM

taurusowner: When we finally get around to using space travel as much as we use air travel, there is going to be so much shiat cluttering our orbit. I would be it will become a lot bigger of a problem than it already is.




It's already a problem, but not one that's impossible to solve.
Hopefully with more traffic in space there will also be more money invested in cleaning things up.
 
2012-10-11 12:58:55 PM
Wall-E?
 
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