sad that the submarine I served on in the U.S. Navy (the USS Pasadena – SSN 752) is apparently scheduled to be decommissioned and scrapped in a few years. Spent about 4 of the best (and worst) years of my life on that pig, and crawled into nearly every nook and cranny in and outside the pressure hull during numerous field days, dry docks and overhauls, long qualification studies, or just out of plain boredom or curiosity. Continue reading My Old Sub Will be Decommissioned in a Few Years
I wish I could find this somewhere else than on Twitter, but the actress who plays the character in The Expanse posted this supercut from the first 4 seasons of The Expanse of some of Avasarala’s best lines and potty mouth moments. I’m glad the show left broadcast tv so that her character could be fully realized just as shocking as it was in the books. If anything her grandmotherly looks and no shit taken out-spoken personality comes out even better in the tv series where the visual and audio juxtaposition is more effective than printed word and imagination.
— Shohreh Aghdashloo (@SAghdashloo) January 14, 2021
(Initially posted 8/24/20) I only heard about this upcoming flick awhile back. A new trailer just came out, and needless to say I want to see it, preferably in a movie theater now that Covid nonsense allows, and not a year later on DVD.
I love these kind of articles that combine my favorite geeky sci fi show with nerdy hard core numbers. Not to spoil it, but the answer is, “Yes, it’s entirely feasible she could.” I had actually questioned the physics of this scene, but this guy does the math and I believe his results. Check it out. Great stuff!
NASA is targeting a two-hour test window that opens at 5 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 16, for the hot fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Live coverage will begin at 4:20 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website, followed by a post-test briefing approximately two hours after the test concludes.
See NASA Press Release for more info: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-tv-to-air-hot-fire-test-of-rocket-core-stage-for-artemis-moon-missions
This is too cool.
I’m looking forward to seeing this. The SN8 flight was spectacular!
I only just realized the latest update to the wonderful and long-running and continuously improved Calibre E-book Manager application removed my old DeDRM Plugin when I went to add one of my new ebooks to my Calibre library and discovered the DRM was still attached. Apparently the app now uses the Python 3 language for it’s plugins…
Continue reading Latest Calibre update and DeDRM plugin
Lot’s of cool stuff going on this year with NASA!
I have this series on DVD, but from the sound of it, it may be interesting to watch it in the format it was first aired in. Not worth the money it would cost for me to buy it again, but someday?…