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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: Morley Cigarettes and More—Hollywood's Fake Brands

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CONTINUITY: The Swiss Rifle Range That Shoots Over a Busy Highway

Here is the stand de tir in my village. We have the same microphone-based target scoring system.


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CONTEXT: David Friedman and James Bennett on Property Rights in Space

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THE HAPPENING WORLD: SpaceX Starship SN 20 Pre-Burner Test

This appears to have been a single engine pre-burner test of Raptor vacuum engine number 5. The pre-burner powers the turbopumps that force fuel and oxidiser into the combustion chamber. In a pre-burner test, the main combustion chamber is not ignited. This is a normal step on the way to a full thrust static firing.

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