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  1. The left out Sept 1993, "The flood" when the gates were opened to the unwashed. 'Tis a different world.
  2. What timezone? is that Auckland time?
  3. You'd think they would give the start times somewhere, in SOME time zone. I guess, the start is a truth in need of a bodyguard of obfuscation, if not actually one of lies. Wouldn't any sane person post the times prominently on the web site? Maybe it's hiding behind all the gay dancing baloney.
  4. I guess they lied: " Every Match and race of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA will be streamed live on Youtube, Facebook and americascup.com in almost every country around the world. The event official website will provide all the live content including onboard camera footage, Virtual Eye graphics, behind-the-scenes storytelling and more. The fans will be able to follow the action in real-time on their computer, mobile or tablet without the need to download an app. Full replay of the races will be available on the americascup.com minutes after the end of the last race of the day. "
  5. Well, as reentry trajectory prediction goes, that it ain't much. Perhaps it was in the 60s. It'll take a lot of delta-V to get anywhere significantly cross-track. Hypersonic boost-glide is an order of magnitude more flexible. There's been a lot of work on Hypersonics in the "land of bad haircuts" in recent years. Somewhat oddly, the "land down under" has been pretty active in this space as well.
  6. Embedded in a pretty good series is the best Christmas show I've seen this year. End of season 2 of James May's Man Lab. Included: Christmas tree felling by pyrotechnics, decorating by mortar and how to make snow.
  7. Nice quote from William Boyd in The Guardian: "... you, the reader, were expected to pay attention. Only that way could you participate in the slow and tortuous decryption of what was going to be revealed as the narrative unspooled. The concentrated act of reading became an almost physical pleasure. That self-conscious, deliberate, teasing difficulty about his novels was – for me, certainly, and I suspect for almost all of his readers – his particular trademark. Reading a le Carré novel became an act of collaboration between reader and author: what the author hinted at or alluded to and what
  8. Bummer! I drove out to Chino to poke around it in the hangar some years ago. I still can't make the weight square with any structural estimates on that one. The Smithsonian did dig their N-1M out of storage and put it on display when they opened the new museum at the airport. I do hope someone manages to put the N-9M back together, if only as a museum piece.
  9. " previously-unknown fissure " ... snort! That whole damned place is nothing but fissure. The geology is very in-your-face.
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