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celebrate the guvnah
Pie ]
Posted by voltaic on Sunday April 13, 2014 @ 01:29pm
5 replies ]

Happy Birthday, madarab!

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Zork bug?
Games ]
Posted by Captain Failboat on Wednesday April 2, 2014 @ 10:41am
1 reply ]

Hello there. I've been playing Zork for a few days now. I have logged in, created everything and whatnot, but when I type "SAVE", it /says/ it saved the game. Whenever I close the tab and then re-open Zork later to play the game again, the game doesn't load. And yes, I've typed "Restore," "Restore game," and anything else that I could think of. Nothing will load. Is something up with my computer, or what? Thank you for your help.

Speaking of Hams, a call for Hams and Hackers to communicate with ISEE-3
Science! ]
Posted by Krux on Saturday March 1, 2014 @ 12:56am
7 replies ]

ISEE-3, one of America's most dedicated space exploration vessels is on its way home. Unfortunately, when it gets here, no one will be talking to it. NASA decommissioned the equipment needed to communicate with the satellite nearly 15 years ago. [Emily Lakdawalla] at the planetary society has been following the long traveled probe for years. Her recent article on the topic includes the news that NASA essentially gave up the battle before it even started.

In 1999, NASA contacted the probe to verify it was still functioning. All systems were determined to be operating fine. On September 18, 2008, NASA attempted to receive the probe's carrier signal. To the space agency's surprise, they found that the probe was never shut down after the 1999 status check. It was still transmitting data, and amazingly, 12 of its 13 science instruments were still operational.

This brings us to 2014. ICE/ISEE-3 is on its way home. It will return for a close Earth pass in August. NASA has determined that the equipment needed to contact ICE/ISEE-3 was decommissioned from the Deep Space Network (DSN) in 1999. Due to budget limitations, rebuilding the equipment is not possible. If NASA won't reach out to ICE/ISEE-3, perhaps Makers, Hackers, and Ham radio operators could. ICE/ISEE-3 includes two 5 watt S-Band transponders. Receiving the signal may not be a major problem. Transmitting however, will be. Without the gain of the large DSN dishes, contact will be difficult.

Where does time come from?
Science! ]
Posted by Krux on Saturday March 1, 2014 @ 12:48am
1 reply ]

This was interesting to watch. Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for the U.S. Naval Observatory's Time Services, gives a tour.

South Park: The Stick of Truth
Games ]
Posted by unicron on Friday February 14, 2014 @ 06:35pm
2 replies ]

First 13 minutes of game play, looking like a must buy.

A white thief? Never heard of one, but interesting.

Posted by Ghostalker on Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 07:20am
6 replies ],35100/
This gives me a great idea for business. Randomly generated emails to the elderly.

Speaking of Kickstarters
Posted by Krux on Saturday February 8, 2014 @ 07:45pm
2 replies ]

Take a look at what those crazy Canadian's are up to now.

The Starfire Space Cannon is the first of our low cost launch systems. This launcher is an 8 inch bore by 45 foot long road portable artillery system that has been custom designed to launch payloads into space.

We are currently developing a family of low cost sub-orbital flight vehicles and we will soon be developing a vehicle for the Starfire Space Cannon that will place cubesat type satellites into orbit.

Unlike conventional gun launchers, The Starfire launcher separates the propellant charge into several smaller charges which are fired sequentially as the vehicle moves down the bore of the launcher. This technique substantially reduces the g loadings that the vehicle experiences while still maintaining the high velocities and efficiencies of a gun launch system.

More info here at Starfire Scientific

Go Canada Eh!

does anyone know about programming in C?
Code ]
Posted by caleb bell on Friday February 7, 2014 @ 10:39am
11 replies ]

i have robotics class and we program in c, and i need to know if this is looks correct. its supposed to make the robot go in a circle three times.

int x=0;

What is this site about?
Posted by caleb bell on Friday February 7, 2014 @ 10:32am
38 replies ]

hi, i'm new to this site, and i really came here for the zork. can someone please tell me what this site is all about? thank you.

Loadout - F2P
Posted by unicron on Sunday February 2, 2014 @ 01:10pm
1 reply ]


Why the fuck are we all not playing this right now?!

Robots Army!
Science! ]
Posted by Krux on Saturday February 1, 2014 @ 09:17am
5 replies ]

So Sarah just launched her Kickstarter for her Robot Army Starter Kit!

It's a Delta Robot kit, that by purchasing also helps her build her art installation where she will have a field of delta robots that can be interacted with. It's a cool project, and I'm excited to see it come into being.

Oh and buy a kit!

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Hey I build a Tesla Coil Winder
Science! ]
Posted by Krux on Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 11:42pm
8 replies ]

Check out the details over here:

But I'm really happy with how well the time lapse video of the coil winding turned out.