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Guy Builds an Actual Working Flight Computer for Kerbal Space Program

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Guy Builds an Actual Working Flight Computer for Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program has a whole lot of numbers and variables behind it that influence how your spaceships work and where they go. Well, what better way to keep track of them than with this NASA-inspired flight computer?

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1909 days ago
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Orbital Mechanics

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To be fair, my job at NASA was working on robots and didn't actually involve any orbital mechanics. The small positive slope over that period is because it turns out that if you hang around at NASA, you get in a lot of conversations about space.
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2064 days ago
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sjk
2062 days ago
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Is XKCD blocking Firefox users? I can see text but not images in Firefox. But it works fine in Chrome.
Florida
Dadster
2063 days ago
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'Kerbal Space Program' ??
New Hampshire
eeejay
2064 days ago
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Don't usually share XKCD, but this one nails it for me (except for the degree and the NASA part).
Seattle, WA
aaronwe
2064 days ago
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Odd. Getting a 404 on the image.
Denver
lograh
2064 days ago
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KSP continues to be an amazing game.
IdleGod
2064 days ago
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Sadly, so true...
jtgrimes
2065 days ago
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Alt text: To be fair, my job at NASA was working on robots and didn't actually involve any orbital mechanics. The small positive slope over that period is because it turns out that if you hang around at NASA, you get in a lot of conversations about space.
Oakland, CA

What if the Kitchen Velociraptors in Jurassic Park were played by cats?

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It would be the best thing ever. Replace all the dinosaurs with cats!

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Automation

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'Automating' comes from the roots 'auto-' meaning 'self-', and 'mating', meaning 'screwing'.
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2150 days ago
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Jadepearl
2139 days ago
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True, true, true.
USA! USA! USA!
Skotte
2143 days ago
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"Automation" is in my job title.
Rochester, Earth
jmoodie
2145 days ago
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I got to be pretty decent at spotting this curve while at UMB, and then avoiding it. But there is no doubt about its existence.
danatnr
2146 days ago
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Yes.
Ohio
yashimii
2148 days ago
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oh so true
linny
2148 days ago
it's really true.
claysmith
2149 days ago
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This is my weakness. I'll gladly write a script or macro to accomplish a repetitive task even though doing the task by hand would take half the time. Coincidently, this is why I use Vim, because it reduces the distance between manual and macro editing. Of course, it took me weeks to set up and learn to use Vim. That's time I'll likely never recoup.
Escondido, CA
devicenull
2150 days ago
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Too often true...
RTP, NC
lrwrp
2150 days ago
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So painfully true.
??, NC
Satri
2150 days ago
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Ah.. The things you own end up owning you...
Montreal, Canada
bsag
2150 days ago
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Horribly true. Been there, done that.
satadru
2150 days ago
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The multi-axial solution is to delegate your yak-shave. Alternately optimize using the "has somebody automated/done this in a good enough fashion" algorithm.
New York, NY
stefanetal
2150 days ago
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How the boss views most projects. And how I view his project proposals...
Northern Virginia
adamgurri
2150 days ago
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Yup
New York, NY
steingart
2150 days ago
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sigh, yes.
Princeton, NJ
JayM
2150 days ago
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Ha. :) For some folks this is definitely true!
Atlanta, GA
tomazed
2150 days ago
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Best definition of automating!
taglia
2150 days ago
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Best definition of automation I have ever seen...
Singapore
Jaryth000
2150 days ago
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Related comic: http://xkcd.com/1205/
Canada
amijangos
2150 days ago
My thought exactly, you have a threshold of how much time to invest
oliverzip
2150 days ago
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Explaining the productivity paradox.
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
traggett
2150 days ago
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Title text: 'Automating' comes from the roots 'auto' meaning 'self-', and 'mating' meaning 'screwing'.
Hong Kong

Net censorship: BBC story on kangkung fiasco blocked?

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Netizens in Malaysia are having difficulty accessing a BBC story on Prime Minister Najib Razak being derided online for a comment on rising prices, raising fears that the Internet was being censored in the country.

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2155 days ago
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New algorithm can dramatically streamline solutions to the ‘max flow’ problem

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2161 days ago
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