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    The term is docudrama. A book or movie...

    The term is docudrama.

    A book or movie loosely based on facts containing embellishments and literary license..

    Like movies about Queen Elizabeth or Napoleon, embellished with nudity and sex...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specific_impulse ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specific_impulse

    Looks specific impulse relates to how much fuel energy can be converted to dv. More mass less fuel converted to dv.

    s distance
    ds/dt velocity...
  3. I don't see how it is a view. Unless you are...

    I don't see how it is a view.

    Unless you are an Abrahamic based religious creationist, we evolved like everything else.


    We are known to be genetically linked to other creatures.

    From my...
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    I assume Newton's Laws apply. Detaied...

    I assume Newton's Laws apply. Detaied discusinwuld invole chenistry which I am wek in, thermodynamics, which I know something about same with fluid mechanics, and Newtinia mechanics.


    IOW, I am...
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    Gnostic reminds me of undermenche. The responses...

    Gnostic reminds me of undermenche. The responses are all short staccato declarative statements.
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    Space Probe History

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Solar_System_probes

    The early Russian failures stand out.
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    The Need To Worship

    Maybe it is genetic.

    Joseph Campbell called the Christian god the top alpha male. The president becomes the alpha to his party amd mst get in lie to some degree. In the extreme Trump and...
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    Gnostic is a clear cut case of moral ambiguity....

    Gnostic is a clear cut case of moral ambiguity. We see it everyday in politics.

    Today I am this, next day I am that.

    Just think, in 3000 years there may be people who thought there was a god...
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    I started this thread in the hope that Gnostic...

    I started this thread in the hope that Gnostic would post his rants and ramblings here instead of derailing oter threads. It didn't work.
  10. South and central American civilizations came and...

    South and central American civilizations came and went. Growth to the limits of resources. In one case archeological evidence points to fouling of the water supply from large scale production of...
  11. The best laid plans of mice and men.... There...

    Slowly I turned. Step by step. :angry:[/QUOTE]

    The best laid plans of mice and men....

    There used to ba site that listed all the probes and which ones failed and succeeded.
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    For me Watts represnts the woo of the 60s and...

    For me Watts represnts the woo of the 60s and 70s, sometimes called New Age.

    Books, CDs, speaking engagements. Just like Christians.

    A modern mysticism for fun and profit. A current one is...
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    A priest at the bottom spends decades making the...

    A priest at the bottom spends decades making the same sermons over and over. No family or kids, just the same thing over and over.

    I expect for many it becomes a job with benefits and retirement.
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    Gods are like birds chirping in a dense forest....

    Gods are like birds chirping in a dense forest. You walk towards the sound but then it is somewhere else.

    Gods are like a fart in the wind. You know its around but you don't know where.
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    If...
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    And a version minimizing the divisions. I haven't...

    And a version minimizing the divisions. I haven't figured out how ro use the VS debugger to do timing and memory analysis.


    void main() {
    int i,_3,_5,flag;
    for (i = 0; i < 4; i++) {
    _3...
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    The code I wrote. void main() { int...

    The code I wrote.

    void main() {
    int i,flag;
    for (i = 0; i < 4; i++) {
    if (!(i % 3) && !(i % 5))flag = 2;
    if (!(i % 3) && !(i % 5))flag = 2;
    else if (!(i % 5))flag = 0;
    }
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    A simple loop. for (i = 0; i < 4; i++) x[i]...

    A simple loop.

    for (i = 0; i < 4; i++) x[i] = 2 * i;
    00CF4468 mov dword ptr [i],0
    00CF446F jmp main+3Ah (0CF447Ah)
    00CF4471 mov eax,dword ptr [i]
    00CF4474 ...
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    I am not familiar with the current assmebly...

    I am not familiar with the current assmebly language for Intel processors, but the flow can be sn.

    High level code generates assembly language. MOV is between processor and phyasical memory.
    ...
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    NASA is relocating?

    NASA is relocating?
  20. In reliability there is a tradeoff between...

    In reliability there is a tradeoff between environmental screening and inducing long term failures in the secreting.

    'Shake and bake' vibration and temperature cycling.

    There are probably...
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    I suppose it was an attempt at making friends...

    I suppose it was an attempt at making friends with China. There has been a coloration between NASA and China.

    Put a sticker on it 'Funded by American consumers and enabled by stolen intellectual...
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    #define s a + b; int f(int a, int b) { return(a...

    #define s a + b;
    int f(int a, int b) { return(a + b); }
    void main() {
    int k,a =1, b=2,c;
    c = f(a, b);
    k = s;
    printf("c %d k %d\n",c,k);

    }For the beginner, what if any are the...
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    My pointless endless loop detector is flashing. I...

    My pointless endless loop detector is flashing. I have stated my position several times. If my meaning is not clear at this pont there is nothing more for me tosay.

    Continue your rationalization...
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    Hilarious. By all means, post an optimized...

    Hilarious.


    By all means, post an optimized code. But to prove it is optimized and worth the time spent you would have to look at the assembly code generated by the compiler, count the number of...
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    Lsbs are a bit mask, I assume sign bits. Sign...

    Lsbs are a bit mask, I assume sign bits.
    Sign bits are extracted.
    The sugb bits ae set to zero.
    X is shifed and the sign bits are put back in.

    Don’t know why the addition and subtraction....
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