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by scaredyfish
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:49 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"
Replies: 106
Views: 69371

What-If 0058: "Orbital Speed"

Orbital Speed "What if a spacecraft slowed down on re-entry to just a few miles per hour using rocket boosters like the Mars-sky-crane? Would it negate the need for a heat shield?" "The reason it's hard to get to orbit isn't that space is high up. It's hard to get to orbit because yo...
by scaredyfish
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:44 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"
Replies: 117
Views: 58962

Re: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"

:shock: Wow. I'm guessing that environmental regs were pretty relaxed there. Well, that or some officials got some fat red packets... Sorry, maybe wrong terminology? The reactor vessel exploded (and given the size of the vessels used in industrial chemical production, that's still a significant ban...
by scaredyfish
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:37 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"
Replies: 117
Views: 58962

Re: What-If 0040: "Pressure Cooker"

I'm just here to chime in that HF is some nasty stuff. It is typically transported in tank containers (made of carbon steel), and can cause some very nasty problems when handled improperly. Knowing someone who used to work for a major chemical company, apparently they used HF during one of their ma...
by scaredyfish
Mon May 14, 2012 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1055: "Kickstarter"
Replies: 72
Views: 26816

Re: 1055: "Kickstarter"

I'm not aware of any projects that were successfully funded and have already come to fruition (and I've not done a speck of research to find any), but it will be interesting to see what kind of final goods and services are produced. Several board game projects seem to have been successfully funded,...
by scaredyfish
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0484: "Flash games"
Replies: 137
Views: 30066

Re: "Flash games" Discussion

So true, another fantastic contraption addict here, while my Wii serves as a dust collection device beneath my tv.

As for TD games, I get re-addicted each time I find a new one.

Latest interesting take on the concept that has been sucking up my time...
http://www.funorb.com/orbdefence/play.ws

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