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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:14 pm

Only 15 disks?

Aren't there supposed to be 95? :BigGrin3:
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by sparks » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:09 pm

Nice. As always.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Post by sparks » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:03 pm

Sony cassette recorder on the left. No idea what the thingy with the three knobs is all about. Almost looks home brew.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Post by shemp » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:52 am

Everybody in the past was a complete fucking idiot!
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:12 am

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I guess they never did make "The United States SST".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersonic_transport

Some of the technical downsides, besides the noise factor:
Throughout the 1950s an SST looked possible from a technical standpoint, but it was not clear if it could be made economically viable. Lift is generated using different means at supersonic speeds, and these methods are considerably less efficient than subsonic methods, with approximately one-half the lift-to-drag ratio. This implies that for any given required amount of lift, the aircraft will have to supply about twice the thrust, leading to considerably greater fuel use. This effect is pronounced at speeds close to the speed of sound, as the aircraft is using twice the thrust to travel at about the same speed. The relative effect is reduced as the aircraft accelerates to higher speeds. Offsetting this increase in fuel use was the potential to greatly increase sortie rates of the aircraft, at least on medium and long-range flights where the aircraft spends a considerable amount of time in cruise. SST designs flying at least three times as fast as existing subsonic transports were possible, and would thus be able to replace as many as three planes in service, and thereby lower costs in terms of manpower and maintenance.
Going faster than the speed of sound is just not very fuel efficient.
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Post by Rob Lister » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:40 am

Anaxagoras wrote: Going faster than the speed of sound is just not very fuel efficient.
Going near, not faster. Once you pass 1.2m or so your drag starts to rapidly declinea. By mach 3 it is at or (or even less than) subsonic speeds.

But for supersonic speeds you need a turbojet which are notably more inefficient than a turbofan. That's where a scramjet or ramjet comes in handy.

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Post by Doctor X » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:49 pm

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Post by shemp » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:59 pm

Obviously, we didn't bother studying anatomy or physics before trying this.
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Post by Giz » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:48 pm

shemp wrote:Obviously, we didn't bother studying anatomy or physics before trying this.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:25 pm

Oh please!

It's a fashion statement. :)
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Doctor X » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:18 pm

[Engage Tangent--Ed.]I cannot too highly recommend the old documentary Gizmo.


[Disengage Tangent--Ed.]

Though there is a metric shit-ton of "Foreign Country" in that documentary.

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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