Daily Tech News 19 November 2023

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  • Starship's second test flight successfully reached space - and then went boom. (Ars Technica)

    Not everything went to plan, but it went a lot better than the first test, with all 33 engines in the booster working, a clean separation of the second stage of the rocket, and reaching a height of nearly 150km before the automated self-destruct system got bored and decided to join in the fun.


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Disclaimer: Nobody asked you, Patrice!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at November 19, 2023 04:01 AM (BoX/+)

2 G'Day everyone

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 04:01 AM (fwDg9)

3 The Starship launch was fun to watch. Thanks, Elon!

Posted by: m at November 19, 2023 04:01 AM (AOrJZ)

4 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 19, 2023 04:02 AM (T4tVD)

5 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at November 19, 2023 04:03 AM (WnwEL)

6
Automated self destruct - too much, too little, or just right?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 04:04 AM (enJYY)

7 From the last thread:

And to celebrate my orderly house I'm going to Albuquerque tomorrow to see the Mavericks at a casino

Brett and Bart ?
Posted by: JT

The Mavericks
https://tinyurl.com/5n98yrmd
Posted by: lost in space

Posted by: lost in space at November 19, 2023 04:06 AM (EXKOW)

8 Lesbo tech

Posted by: safristi at November 19, 2023 04:07 AM (MAEtI)

9 Hello, all.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 19, 2023 04:07 AM (lCaJd)

10 the automated self-destruct system got bored and decided to join in the fun.

I hate when that happens.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 19, 2023 04:09 AM (ju2Fy)

11 Hiya MLii !

Posted by: JT at November 19, 2023 04:10 AM (T4tVD)

12 Starship AI went suicidal and nobody is talking about it. This is disconcerting.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 19, 2023 04:11 AM (PbTeh)

13 12 Starship AI went suicidal and nobody is talking about it. This is disconcerting.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 19, 2023 04:11 AM (PbTeh)

Pixy's talking about it! And comments no. 6 and 10.

Posted by: m at November 19, 2023 04:13 AM (AOrJZ)

14 Starship AI went suicidal and nobody is talking about it. This is disconcerting.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 19, 2023 04:11 AM (PbTeh)
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It was painless.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at November 19, 2023 04:14 AM (BoX/+)

15
I thought disconcerting was when a band cancels a tour?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 04:14 AM (enJYY)

16 Automated self destruct - too much, too little, or just right? Posted by: Divide by Zero

The SpaceX peeps call this a Rapid [Unplanned | Unscheduled] Disassembly I think.

Posted by: lost in space at November 19, 2023 04:14 AM (EXKOW)

17 Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly

Posted by: m at November 19, 2023 04:15 AM (AOrJZ)

18
ASD causes RUD. Got it. All in all a CoF.

But we got data!

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 04:17 AM (enJYY)

19 The Open AI fight sounds a little like the Project Veritas fight. The head person and face of the company gets fired.

The biggest difference is the Project Veritas Board wanted to destroy Project Veritas, and the Open AI board wants to save the company (and their stock options too?).

Posted by: rd at November 19, 2023 04:18 AM (zQ9ew)

20 Elon seems to have a really good sense of humor.

Posted by: m at November 19, 2023 04:18 AM (AOrJZ)

21 "Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly? I don't believe it exists."

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 19, 2023 04:19 AM (BLOW1)

22 >>>I thought disconcerting was when a band cancels a tour?

Posted by: Divide by Zero

>What you're talking about is what happens when Taylor Swift can't keep a football player happy with her vagina. There's something wrong with that woman girl.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at November 19, 2023 04:20 AM (PbTeh)

23
Maybe they could put the 'Automated self destruct' on some sorta timer that once the rocket hits a certain altitude and is safely away from land and people it shuts off? Oh, I know, it's AI and no one should question it. Never mind.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 04:27 AM (enJYY)

24 The self-destruct system is mandated by the FAA.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 19, 2023 04:34 AM (BLOW1)

25
The self-destruct system is mandated by the FAA.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 19, 2023 04:34 AM


Ha! Of course. But if you're ten miles high traveling at 10,000 mph isn't that time to turn it off? I'd hate to be the guy who wrote the code for that who has to go to work tomorrow.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 04:41 AM (enJYY)

26 I was chatting with an ex-Monterrey, CA cop who got sent out to a traffic stop by a rookie cop. The rookie had pulled over Clint Eastwood for speeding. It was an awkward situation. The Ex pulled the Rookie aside and counseled him that issuing the ticket was a really, really bad idea. When the Ex went to discuss it with Eastwood he started playing his Dirty Harry role during the discussion which blew up the everything. After some further discussion the whole matter went away and as Eastwood was pulling away he said in his Dirty Harry voice, "next time don't be punks," and went right back to speeding.

Posted by: lost in space at November 19, 2023 04:56 AM (EXKOW)

27
I remember when the peeps in Mission Control all wore white short sleeve shirts with pocket protectors and smoked like fiends. Hardly the type to get all excited and congratulate themselves after the second RUD. The last forty years have sure seen some changes.

My lawn, get off.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 04:57 AM (enJYY)

28 Nobody asked you, Patrice!


I call the Garmin in the car Patrice. I tell it that or "I'm doing it Patrice!" when it gets nagging.

And Morning!

Posted by: Bruce at November 19, 2023 05:05 AM (vd8XM)

29 "I don't believe in failure. I don't believe it exists."

Posted by: m at November 19, 2023 05:08 AM (AOrJZ)

30 Blowed up REAL good!


...Billy Sol Hurok and Big Jim McBob...

Posted by: Bruce at November 19, 2023 05:10 AM (vd8XM)

31 What you're talking about is what happens when Taylor Swift can't keep a football player happy with her vagina. There's something wrong with that woman girl.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

Maybe Taylor Swift ain't got no vagina, Lieutenant Dan

...Forest Gump...

Posted by: Bruce at November 19, 2023 05:11 AM (vd8XM)

32 Disclaimer: Nobody asked you, Patrice!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM



Patrice Lumumba?

Posted by: Ciampino - Nike Arabia - Just Do It Tomorrow... at November 19, 2023 05:14 AM (qfLjt)

33 Why are people talking about Taylor Swift's vagina?

The only thing I know about Taylor Swift is that she had trouble breathing during a concert in Rio and it is incredibly hot there , and some young fan died from a heart attack.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2023 05:16 AM (B+Ukf)

34 And she cancelled a tour, and they only reason I know this is because I looked it up.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2023 05:17 AM (B+Ukf)

35
I'm watching the second stage burning away, the speed increasing, then suddenly to my eyes it 'sploded. But then I can hear these engineer types all clapping and acting happy and I'm like I guess my eyes lied to me. Nope, it blowed up real good.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 05:18 AM (enJYY)

36 The only thing I know about Taylor Swift is that she had trouble breathing during a concert in Rio and it is incredibly hot there , and some young fan died from a heart attack.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I might get concerned if someone I know has trouble breathing. But not enough to have a heart attack.

Posted by: Bruce at November 19, 2023 05:20 AM (vd8XM)

37
I wonder how many employees Elon Musk has working on this project? I've read that at one time NASA had 500,000 engineers working on the moon missions.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 05:23 AM (enJYY)

38 I think the young fan did not have a heart attack because she was concerned about Taylor Awift having trouble breathing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2023 05:28 AM (B+Ukf)

39 Roses are red
Sparrows are small
I got you a gift
It's dead in the hall

-- Kitty

Posted by: Ciampino - Nike Arabia - Just Do It Tomorrow.. at November 19, 2023 05:30 AM (qfLjt)

40 Gaining strength in God. A devotional based on a passage from 2nd Corinthians:

tinyurl.com/mwxnrjjy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2023 05:36 AM (B+Ukf)

41 I found a great place to order sausages online.
I'll send you a link.

Posted by: Ciampino - That's the wurst at November 19, 2023 05:40 AM (qfLjt)

42
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 19, 2023 05:40 AM (ENBF0)

43 So, what did Elon Musk say that was considered anti semetic, (?) because it sounds to me from talk here that his words were taken out of context and the leftist "Big Brothers" of tech want to take him down for supporting free speech.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2023 05:47 AM (B+Ukf)

44 And Musk is suing Media Matters for claiming he's anti semetic.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2023 05:51 AM (MaQSg)

45 Been cat napping, should go make coffee

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 05:52 AM (fwDg9)

46
Elon Musk only agreed with someone who was making the argument that American Jews have supported others over plain old white people. Think BLM and crap like that.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 05:53 AM (enJYY)

47 Evening and morning, all,

What happened with Taylor Swift and her latest media-hyped "relationship," then? Did it explode like Musk's Starship, or did it implode, or what? (See how I tied those two items up in a neat bow?)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 19, 2023 05:54 AM (omVj0)

48 Hispanics warn of dangerous trap in Ukraine-for-border talks

https://is.gd/CvKGGH

"— protections for long-term undocumented immigrants including Dreamers, who have been a cornerstone of our economy. "


Really? Is that why our economy currently sucks .... because it relies on a few thousand foreigners?

Posted by: Ciampino - That's the wurst! at November 19, 2023 05:55 AM (qfLjt)

49 Anyway! I got about enough sleep last night, considering I napped for ninety minutes yesterday afternoon. Today I have to work out, wash the car, and stock up on things at the grocery. No, I'm not hosting a T'giving dinner. But I don't want to be among the swarms buying stuff on Wednesday.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at November 19, 2023 05:58 AM (omVj0)

50 Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 05:53 AM (enJYY)

Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2023 05:59 AM (Vo8YG)

51 Hi Skip.
Your link to Bad Blue earlier didn't get there.

Posted by: Ciampino - That's the wurst! at November 19, 2023 06:00 AM (qfLjt)

52 KRAK OF DAWN HAS ARRIVED

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 06:02 AM (fwDg9)

53 I tried to use Brave's Leo but it lectured me so much about its made up facts I had to go back to ChatGPT's made up facts.

Posted by: meh at November 19, 2023 08:01 AM (XhMAC)

54 It done blowed up. — Sterling Marlin

Posted by: Jim at November 19, 2023 08:28 AM (zhWvq)

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