Also, it’s not entirely SpaceX’s call on publicity, because it’s a test specifically for NASA and a NASA contract.
I actually use it quite differently than facebook. On Instagram, I mainly follow hobbyists, athletes, and other specific interests, instead of making connections with friends.
Anyone have experience with the quality of these suits? I’m hesitant to do mail-order suits after my experience with Combatant Gentleman. Looked great for the first year, but now the stitching is coming loose in random places and the fabric is starting to fuzz. That’s just with occasional use.
I bought this a few weeks ago for $35. Shoulda waited!
They definitely could, but most of those are built on fairly level ground.
this approach could be used to design and build permanent, durable structures in places where a truck or a towering crane would be impossible, or too cost-prohibitive, to employ
In my experience, Seattle is the worst.
So is shining a laser pointer at aircraft, yet plenty of unaware morons continue to do it for fun anyway.
It’s already been delayed to 8pm, per Facebook announcement from KSC:
Nah, that makes it much more fun! Then you can feel like a DJ... P-P-P-P-P-PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE WAIT.
The button mashing is more fun when it yells at you “PLEASE WAIT”. Then you can feel like a DJ... P-P-P-P-P-PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE WAIT.
Well, the ramifications of shooting down a drone are probably quite a bit less than assault with a deadly weapon, which is what you would probably get from shooting a delivery truck.
We really need a better name than “flying car” to describe these vehicles. And we need to do it before the stupid name sticks! Something like “personal VTOLs” would make more sense. “pVTOL” for short??
The catch is, how do you verify hundreds of millions of users in an automated way? Bots are getting pretty good at defeating checks meant to detect them.
I watched a great video last night by Destin from Smarter Every Day on this very topic. Great in-depth discussion on the techniques used by Twitter spammers, manipulators, and bots, and the countermeasures being employed by Twitter to combat them.
It’s not really clear yet if the issue is a lack of demand. As the article stated, they are still facing issues with delivery.
Here’s a much better video
“And that kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight. It’s unacceptable, and NASA needs to be very clear about what its impact to us is.”
While I’m definitely a supporter of technology and automation, it’s a little sad that there isn’t a proper manual backup in place for this kind of thing. Pilots have been calculating and logging weight and balance by hand for literally 100+yrs. There wasn’t any kind of paper backup?