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Sunrise Spaceport -- Day Two

Posted 09-27-2011 at 01:23 AM by PeriapsisPrograde

Note; I don't plan on making daily updates.

Building position randomly chosen at 115*W, 51.6*N, subject to change.

I severely underestimated the size of shuttle launch pads. They have been placed 1 km east of the base marker for now. I am considering adding launch pads for other vehicles, as suggested by some members.

3 hangrails have been added for transport between terminals. 2 will be elevated 20 meters to allow vessels' passage. 2 others have been...
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Underwhelming Python labs (compsci)

Posted 09-26-2011 at 07:06 PM by Izack
Updated 09-26-2011 at 07:08 PM by Izack

Today I had a 4-hour lab period in which I was expected to write a program that takes an image and makes it grayscale. We work in a watered-down Python environment running in Java (WHY?!).

Obviously it took about 5 minutes to boot the computer, setup the environment and write a paragraph, then submit it:

Code:
def grayScale(redWeight,greenWeight,blueWeight):
  pic=makePicture(pickAFile())
  show(pic)
  for p in getPixels(pic):
    r = getRed(p)*redWeight
...
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The how's and why's of rating addons

Posted 09-26-2011 at 10:00 AM by RisingFury

For a while I've been observing the addon voting system on OrbitHangar and it seemed to me like people didn't put enough thought into the vote the assign to an addon, or that in some cases, they vote dishonestly, because they don't want to offend the author.

So I decided to write guide that will hopefully provoke some thought, before a rating is given. This has been a long time coming.

I initially intended to write a blog, but I soon realized that the amount of content...
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Sunrise Spaceport -- Day One

Posted 09-25-2011 at 09:16 PM by PeriapsisPrograde

I might as well keep a log of what I do while I develop this bas(c)e.

The plan is to build Sunrise Spaceport at 51.6* off of the equator, making its east/west runway most useful. It is planned to have

1 -- 3km runway
3 -- 25*50 m hangars
15 - 50*50 m hangars
2 -- 100*100 m hangars (20 in all)
3 -- 150*200 m passenger terminals
5 -- 50*50 m VTOL pads
2 -- 100*100 m VTOL pads (7 in all)
2 -- Space shuttle type launching...
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On the Loss of Galloping Ghost...

Posted 09-21-2011 at 05:05 PM by MaverickSawyer

I know that there are a lot of theories out on the Internet on what happened at Reno on Friday last week, so letís look at known facts.

KNOWN: 11 people have died, including the pilot.
KNOWN: More than 60 people were injured at various levels, ranging from minor scratches to traumatic amputations of limbs on the tarmac from flying debris.
KNOWN: Jimmy Leeward, owner and pilot of Galloping Ghost, had made dramatic modifications to the aircraft, including clipping a total...
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