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possible good expensive firework display

Just after 17:54 tonight (SAT)

 Spacex launches 10 iridium satellites in one launch.

 http://www.spacex.com/webcast

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Re: possible good expensive firework display

Oh Dear... I missed it.... was it a firework display  ? 

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Re: possible good expensive firework display

Just watched the first stage landing on a barge - impressive http://news.sky.com/video/spacex-launch-and-return-to-sea-platform-10729319

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Oldjim wrote:

 - impressive


 

 

I agree, although it did look a bit like thunderbirdsWink

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According to that video it landed at 21,100Km/h Huh?

landing.PNG

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Re: possible good expensive firework display

That is the stage 2 speed and altitude and it was stage 1 which landed

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Well rockets are notoriously difficult to launch (and land) but there you go, maybe us Brits can do better...... oh hang on.

Nothing like a bit of negative envy on our part to help these things along I guess. Personally, I take my hat off to them.

 

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@Oldjim  Thanks for the linky..... as you said.... Impressive....

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Thanks @Oldjim

@jaread83 did you know if you click the quick reply button and enter a quick reply such as "D'oh" (sans quotes) and click post it flashes briefly and disappears without posting the quick reply?

I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
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Re: possible good expensive firework display

I'll third that, really impressive.

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@Browni  No!  I did not know that.... I shall treasure that information for the rest of my life, just in case someone asks me a question about it... Cheesy

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I bet Kim Jong-Un was taking notes.

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Browni wrote:

Thanks @Oldjim

@jaread83 did you know if you click the quick reply button and enter a quick reply such as "D'oh" (sans quotes) and click post it flashes briefly and disappears without posting the quick reply?


Hi @Browni,

I recently requested that empty posts should no longer happen (there is no point having empty posts) so you need at least 5 characters to post a reply now.

The quick reply thing is because the normal behaviour of quick reply is that you need to click another button to view the post but I have a script in place that will automatically reload the page and display your reply. The only issue with this now is that if your post fails validation (less than 5 characters in the post) it would still reload the page after hitting reply and the validation message will be lost. I can remove the quick reply reload script but I think the normal way that this works would annoy most users by having to click another button to view the reply (hence why I created it in the first place).

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@jaread There's a flaw in the logic if validation errors can be 'lost'.
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Yeah I know. It's because the page reloads after submitting the quick reply message regardless of whether the validation fails or not.

I can 100% guarantee that anyone who uses the quick reply will hate the normal way that it works (without reloading and focusing on their reply).

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