When I was running the Houston Marathon / half Marathon a few years back, I turned the final corner about to make my goal time of just under 2 hours... the stands were filled with people cheering and clapping and waving! I was so excited... I thought, WOW all of Houston is AWESOME and cheering me on with my sub 2 hour… » 4/17/15 12:56pm Yesterday 12:56pm

from this failure it looks like it’s just a tweek of their PID control formulas should get the rocket to start accounting for target drift and lateral movement about 2 seconds earlier and it’ll drop dead center. » 4/16/15 9:27am Thursday 9:27am

Had somebody once ask me how hard it was to relocate the engine to the trunk of my Corvair... I missed the opportunity to create some fancy elaborate lie and instead opted to just looked them in the eye dumbfounded (the same look I usually get when reading one of Jalopniks stories about something happening in… » 4/15/15 3:43pm Wednesday 3:43pm

I tend to think...there is no need for a type 3 civ as described below. I bet a super advanced galactic civilization could survive just fine without harnessing all of the energy of their galaxy... Fusion? antimatter? Black holes? your guess is as good as mine.
» 4/15/15 11:17am Wednesday 11:17am