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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustav Jimny View Post
    How do you fix 70 Billion idiots ?
    Idiots that are out breeding resources faster than it can be replenished ?
    Strip mine the land, the beaches, the ocean bed for rare earth minerals so Joe Blog can have a new car, new cellphone, new tv, new computer every year ?
    Poison the air with sulfuric acid, co2, mercury, and hydrogen sulphide from coal fired power stations, so we can run our ovens, microwaves, aircons, charge our "green" electric vehicles ?
    Where do you think those fancy chemicals and metallic compounds in their batteries and electronics come from ?
    And what happens to the air quality when your typical third world backyard "recycler" burns and melts those things, once they are thrown away ?

    I am glad I do not have children, within the next three or four generations, really big scheize is going to happen.
    As a friend of mine has said, maybe humans are the disease, and Covid the cure......

    Very dark, I know
    Like I always say:
    The Earth comes first, we'll mine the other planets later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    Like I always say:
    The Earth comes first, we'll mine the other planets later.
    Don't forget our poor moon. That's the closest next victim.
    Allthough... earth's crust have not even reached 1% of what is capable of being mined, we have a long time to go to mess things up even more.
    Last edited by Rustie; 2021/03/03 at 01:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Chaos View Post
    Time / Real time is NOT the question here.

    everyone MISSED it - we're always told there is no atmosphere on the Moon or Mars.......... how'd the parachute work??

    My background reading seems to suggest Mars is the equivalent to 12000' on earth....... makes you think

    We DID see the dust being blown around by the 'landing' thrusters - never seen ANY DUST with the moon landing or more importantly - TAKEOFF
    I've always understood it as "no liveable atmosphere" on Mars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustav Jimny View Post
    How do you fix 70 Billion idiots ?.................................

    As a friend of mine has said, maybe humans are the disease, and Covid the cure......

    Very dark, I know
    If they introduced Covid to curb population, then Covid failed miserably, apart from bankrupting many.

    So far, 50271 have died of Covid in the last year in SA. That is 0.087% of our population, assuming it is 58 million. I bet you our birthrate is a couple of factors higher than this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    During the descend phase, the NASA commentator was mentioning the "heartbeat" they get from the vehicle. It didn't contain any data, but confirmed that the vehicle was still alive.
    The "heartbeat" as a slang word we often use for a low rate telemetry or an idle tone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustav Jimny View Post
    How do you fix 70 Billion idiots ?
    You sure about that figure?

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    Software of a family member (ZA side) was used to perform some of the calibration and characterization of the Mastcam-Z camera system on Perseverance.

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mtf-m...van-den-bergh/

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    For those really interested in Space and Space mission operations, we will be hosting the SpaceOPS 2021 conference as a virtual conference with free registration.

    https://spaceops2021.org
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