Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rex just might be right, here

Oh, man.

Not only is mister Milton-I'm-too-busy-to-have-a-heart-attack actually reworking his satellite plans on his own, which will mean the engineers have to work overtime to set things right - he's making the thing heavier. It's supposed to be light. Hence, carbon fiber - the preferred material for space. Plus, what difference does it make how many kilos the camera weighs? Rest mass is meaningless! It'll be in space, Milton. Weightless! If the bearings survives the launch, they'll hold the camera up just fine.

And what's with the gratuitous digs at the French (who, by the way, you hired)? The French have been putting satellites into space for almost 50 years (since 1965) and have a fine track record, with over 50% of the market for civilian launches plus holding the record for heaviest commercial payload.

Milton, my boy, you really ought to check into that hospital Rex is recommending for you. Before you ruin this multi-billion-dollar deal with your midnight doodling.

Milton redesigns the satellite and disses the FrenchMilton wants something going into space to be able to hold something heavy

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At 4:23 PM, May 22, 2013 Anonymous Mark P had this to say...

I think this is an example of pseudo-technical language. It strings together words into sentences that actually make sense and may be legitimate, but which also might be complete nonsense. If you are technically literate, it's easy to interpret it in a way that makes sense (the equipment is so massive that it requires stronger support for its "ranging movement."). That could make sense, but it could also be pure poppycock. Maybe you could consider it a type of linguistic mcguffin.

At 5:46 PM, May 22, 2013 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

"Linguistic mcguffin" is exactly what it is, along with technobabble. They're just pretending that Milton is some kind of genius so when he does have his heart attack and his company goes belly-up and he has to rely on his pretty little June-and-Rex's-nanny wife there, it will be so redemptive. Or something.

At 11:33 AM, May 23, 2013 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

Well, not really: the weight doesn't matter in the low-gravity environment, but the mass matters, in terms of inertia.

If the mechanism has to stop the camera's rotation, it has to be able to deal with the mass in that regard. a 300kg thing with significant rotational motion will take quite some support system to stop it.


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