Friday, September 6, 2013

What the Twitter experiment accomplished

For now on, when I make a post on the Wordpress blog, it will appear automatically on the timeline of tweets.  Anybody viewing either blog can see that I've added a post to the Wordpress blog.

It isn't automatic on the blogger blog.  When I post something there ( usually in the middle of the day while working ), it will be viewable there, but it won't go on the Twitter timeline until I share it from there ( usually after I get home from work ).

Thus, the two blogs can give an account of the posts on twitter for the day from whichever site you are on.  If something looks interesting on the other blog, just click the link in the tweet.

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How to keep up with the new space company.

Dead in the water stagnation

Another 300k drop out of labor force.

Vodka from vending machine in Ukraine

Authorities are not amused.

Jobs report disappointing, rate falls

Participation falls again, July jobs revised down

Elin Musk discusses revolutionary manufacturing technique

More intuitive, uses hand gestures to manipulate virtual objects and 3d printing to make them in real world.

Don't worry, it's extinct

Supposed to get your attention.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Nuclear Thermal Rockets see new interest

There may be some factual errors in this, but still a nice write up.

Syrian conflict: Cui bono?

Guest Post: Is The US Going To War With Syria Over A Natural Gas Pipeline?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Solar electric propulsion contract

Scaleable to 300 kw.

Ion thruster

Uses 25 kw.

Thoughts on the road Sep 4

What about using an ion engine for the Holman transfer and and a higher thrust type engine for insertion burns? The objective is to save mass for the long journey to and from a distant planet. The downside is that you would use two types of engines which will be more mass. My understanding is that Dr Franklin Chiang Diaz' Vasimr could possibly perform these combinations of thrusting maneuvers.

Maker bot 3D printer

Another big thing in the works.

Energy impact on economy