Science Tidbits #5

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Re: Science Tidbits #5

Post by Lupine » Sat May 30, 2020 8:25 pm

Yeah, I watched it on TV before I had to run some errands. No matter how many launches I've seen, it never loses its thrill.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat May 30, 2020 8:55 pm

It was wonderful. And I was noticing how futuristic the capsule and the spacesuits look. It was like watching a movie. :cooldude:
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Re: Science Tidbits #5

Post by Gary » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:58 am

You can have my Oxford comma when you pry it from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.

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Re: Science Tidbits #5

Post by Lupine » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:23 pm

^Very impressive. Though footage like this should be taken with some trepidation since the added frames, no matter how well done, could inadvertently alter some things.

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Re: Science Tidbits #5

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:21 pm

That's pretty amazing, like a CGI animation program filling in the movements between key frames. He could probably create a similar program that repairs damaged or faded film, if enough information exists collectively in all the frames.

The AI could certainly generate errors, though, so you'd probably want human editors to look over the final result and tweak the algorithms if needed.
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Re: Science Tidbits #5

Post by Lupine » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:33 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
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That's pretty amazing, like a CGI animation program filling in the movements between key frames. He could probably create a similar program that repairs damaged or faded film, if enough information exists collectively in all the frames.
Yeah, there's a lot of degraded movies out there that could be helped by this.

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Re: Science Tidbits #5

Post by Orpheus » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:24 am

RJDiogenes wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:33 pm
They're safely in space! Whew!
You know things are bad on Earth when you hear this ALL THE TIME

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Re: Science Tidbits #5

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:30 pm

Not to mention, "I wish I was up there with them." :lol:
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Re: Science Tidbits #5

Post by Orpheus » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:31 am

Decoding NASA press releases:

"Crew Dragon Demonstration Mission 2 extended from a few days to 4-6 months" = Behnken and Hurley are not willing to come back just yet

"In an unexpected decision, NASA authorized SpaceX to reuse Crew Dragons on future NASA/ISS missions" = Guys, you HAVE to come back. We need the spacecraft!

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Re: Science Tidbits #5

Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:57 pm

Stand by for the first Repo Spaceman. :lol:
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