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quantumlight

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How did ICMB work before the era of computers...

Without GPS they could only use gimbals, gyro, IRU etc... and probably initial icbm only had a single fixed target and couldnt be retargeted before launch... so at least it had a fixed launch position and fixed destination hardcoded to make calculations static

but what about accounting for wind changes, temperature variations, other factors... depending on when it launched the moon would be in different locations and slightly alter gravity etc...

without computers how did it keep track of this and if it just used dead reckoning of sorts wouldnt that be horribly imprecise? what if an rocket engine failed? how would it calculate to compensate??
 

AndrewS

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How did ICMB work before the era of computers...

Without GPS they could only use gimbals, gyro, IRU etc... and probably initial icbm only had a single fixed target and couldnt be retargeted before launch... so at least it had a fixed launch position and fixed destination hardcoded to make calculations static

but what about accounting for wind changes, temperature variations, other factors... depending on when it launched the moon would be in different locations and slightly alter gravity etc...

without computers how did it keep track of this and if it just used dead reckoning of sorts wouldnt that be horribly imprecise? what if an rocket engine failed? how would it calculate to compensate??

INS and star tracking

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Deino

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I can't find a proper thread, so I post here.
@Bltizo Please pay attention to the status of your Twitter account in the near future. Many people on the list got massive reports, then their twitter accounts were locked.

@Deino I'm afraid that you might also get these trolls' attention.


From what do you know that these guys are "CIA backed netizens", which are "targeting [us] by mass reporting [our] Tweets"?

And even if I'm quite sure that several "CIA backed netizens" are following us, I'm also quite sure that they are not reporting us: We were reported from Chinese ultra-nationalists, who want Taiwan back, from certain Indians, who constantly feel belittled ... and whoever but I don't fear only of these "CIA backed netizens".
 

zszczhyx

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From what do you know that these guys are "CIA backed netizens", which are "targeting [us] by mass reporting [our] Tweets"?

And even if I'm quite sure that several "CIA backed netizens" are following us, I'm also quite sure that they are not reporting us: We were reported from Chinese ultra-nationalists, who want Taiwan back, from certain Indians, who constantly feel belittled ... and whoever but I don't fear only of these "CIA backed netizens".
I don't think these guys must be "CIA backed netizens", that's not my tweet. I've seen members of this Telegram group purge many accounts they don't like through a lot of malicious reporting since HK unrest in 2019.
 

KampfAlwin

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Do you guys like browsing PDF(Pakistan Defence Forum)? Do you find it useful? Was browsing it for a while, and man is it cancerous to see how little moderation goes in there. The 'think tanks' weren't what I expected... Also I am still waiting for my account there to be approved, it's been like 2 months lol :p
 

WebMaster

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Do you guys like browsing PDF(Pakistan Defence Forum)? Do you find it useful? Was browsing it for a while, and man is it cancerous to see how little moderation goes in there. The 'think tanks' weren't what I expected... Also I am still waiting for my account there to be approved, it's been like 2 months lol :p
I used to browse PDF back in the day in 2001-2002. Your account was approved, it seems like 2 months but I think it was in the queue for few days.
 

SteelBird

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I passed by the US embassy in Phnom Penh today and saw the US flag was half-mast. Usually this only used for mourning. What happens?
 

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