Charlie Foxtrot

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  1. Charlie Foxtrot

    SpaceX SN8 Starship DTS

    As they didn't scatter a billion dollars worth of scrap over the Mississippi swamp, I wonder if it was a sensor glitch. The engines were well-proven, the individual units even flown prior to the test. They might "Light this candle" again in two months or so. It'd take that long for the pre-meetings, meetings, post-meeting and preparation for the next series of meetings as the issue crawls its way up the NASA executive monkey tree. In my long and non-illustrative career, the months I work with NASA were easily the most disagreeable. NASA was an order of magnitude more political than even the Navy.
  2. Charlie Foxtrot

    SpaceX SN8 Starship DTS

    Very cool! The SLS Core hot fire (final Green Run test) used the Stennis B-2 test stand.
  3. Charlie Foxtrot

    SpaceX SN8 Starship DTS

    NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) central core hot fire test was aborted a little more then 1 minute into the 8 minute test with indications of a Major Component Failure (MCF) in an engine. All 4 engines were shutdown and the SLS central core appears undamaged. No Rapid Unplanned Disassembles were witnessed.
  4. Charlie Foxtrot

    What's in your arsenal??

    The Ruger wheel guns are superior working guns. Kimbers are prettier. At least in 1911s, the Kimber is the preferred weapon of douchebags. Butt, their bolt action rifles are good kit, even if they are pricey.
  5. Charlie Foxtrot

    Extended Warranty Phone Solicitations

    Most of them don't have mothers that would acknowledge them. Get personal. Tell them in a very gentle voice that their scam is the worst, most incoherent pitch that you've ever heard. And that they are the most incompetent telemarketer that you've run across. And that they should find a new line of work, like pimple popping, as soon as possible. A friend does that. He has a theory that most of them are semi-suicidal anyway, and he wants to give them that extra push. He's had several come apart on the phone, crying ranting and screaming at him. As a lawyer, that's all milk and cookies.
  6. Charlie Foxtrot

    Extended Warranty Phone Solicitations

    Didn't fall far from the tree, did 'e? My phone number is still the one I had on the Left Coast. Makes the scammers a little easier to spot. "I don't know anyone from Cucamonga... Eff 'em." It should be common knowledge that if you don't leave a message, you won't be getting a call back, and you're more than likely to be blocked.
  7. Charlie Foxtrot

    Can't Trust Anyone

    . My two Dorf's speedos match the speed displayed on the phone "GPS" and the Garmin true GPS.
  8. Charlie Foxtrot

    I'd like to apologize...

    ... to the A & B fleets for leading them to the windward pin, coming in low, trying to pinch up, and stalling a boat length from the buoy - right in front of the wolf pack. Our bow-bunny learned a whole new vocabulary in those few minutes as the fleet went steaming by on both sides.
  9. Charlie Foxtrot

    I'd like to apologize...

    Nope. But, that's a great idea! Whadboutu, Mad? They say confession is good for the soul. That's why there's all those well-adjusted Catholics out there.
  10. Charlie Foxtrot

    I'd like to apologize...

    ... to my septic system for what I just did to it.
  11. Charlie Foxtrot

    Random PicThread

    Oh, I don't know.... I think you can still go to the bridal home in a horse 'n sulky.................. And witness a Man on Mars.
  12. Charlie Foxtrot

    Random PicThread

    Snags..... I used to build computers and write scanner, hard disk and printer interfaces for fun. Now, I feel like a monkey with a TV remote. But, I'm the ol' phart that the pups come to for problems with their Excel spreadsheets. Old age and treachery.
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    Random PicThread

    mabey................ My G-Grandmother crossed the US in a covered wagon as a babe - and lived to become a huge fan of the Apollo space program. I'm starting to think I've got her beat.
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    Random PicThread

    Phawk, Yes! I remember being granted permission by the University to use the new experimental online editor. A single line of Fortran on a green and black monitor. Thought I had died and gone to heaven.