User talk:Mdelaney

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All of the links are now in bold, and we can no longer see our watched pages on the recent changes page. Is there a way to get around this for pages and articles, but leave it as is for the top and side bars? -- Jarogers2001 20:53, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

There is, but it'll take me a while to dig through the CSS and find it. I never thought of that since I don't use Watched Pages. -- Mdelaney 21:01, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Ok, I've rolled back to a previous version of the css on Lunarpedia, that should work, now I just have to do the same in all the other wikis. Shouldn't take too long to do them, it's a small change. -- Mdelaney 02:07, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Mike. I didn't stop and make any templates because i needed to do some work in the garden while a little rascal was still asleep. Jarogers2001 05:03, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Whoa, things just got a whole lot esaier.

Paper Rocket-sled

Thanks for the invitation to expand the paper rocket-sled to lunar orbit article. I checked the max electric power use and at 850 meters per second and 50 meters per second squared acceleration an electric tractor would have to be delivering 51 MegaWatts to a 1.2 metric ton one man space ship. That does not count the inefficiencies or the power used to accelerate the tractor itself. The specifications can perhaps be made less arbitrary. Capping electric power at 10 MegaWatts overall might be more reasonable. The target velocity can be lowered to 1700 m/s and the electric portion to 300 m/s to keep overall length down. I envision shutting down the electric cargo launcher for a half a minute or so whenever there is a passenger launch to divert power. You could write up whatever version of a paper rocket-sled to orbit that seems good to you. Perhaps we can find some way to integrate this idea into a reasonable overall operation. I will keep working on stuff and welcome any help that comes along.--Farred 01:44, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't recall inviting anybody to do anything, must have been one of the others :-)
51MW is a lot of power to deliver, but probably not all that unreasonable given the fairly short duration it would need to be delivered. The trains on the Eurostar service draw about 12MW at startup, dropping considerably once they're moving.
-- Mdelaney 02:48, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

In editing “Lunar Rocket-sled to Orbit” you added the transportation stub template which includes an invitation to all potential Lunarpedia editors (including me) to expand the article. Thanks for the tip.--Farred 01:05, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Check that off the list of thngis I was confused about.

non Mars related advertising on Marspedia site

HelloMdelaney, New User:4400 has put a link to Puma shoes on his user page. I do not think this is the sort of contribution Marspedia seeks. I do not know if the corporation has anything to do with this. I could start with a comment on User:4400's talk page, but editing User:4400's user page may be necessary. I thought I would seek your input.Farred 01:24, 4 July 2010 (UTC)Jarogers took care of it. Farred 15:09, 5 July 2010 (UTC)