Missile Guidance: How Does That Work Again?

These missile guidance systems clearly owe a debt to the Retro Encabulator design:


Posted by K Hill at February 4, 2015 3:11 PM

Love the voice, so serious.

Posted by chuck at February 4, 2015 4:44 PM

It's math, bitches. Suck it up.

Posted by SteveS at February 4, 2015 7:34 PM

SteveS writes:

It's math, bitches. Suck it up.

Well, yes, Steve, but this is a situation where a picture is worth a thousand words -- the producers of that video apparently are so afraid of equations that they veered off into gobbledygook instead.

Hale Adams
Pikesville, People's Still-mostly-Democratic Republic of Maryland

Posted by Hale Adams at February 4, 2015 8:18 PM

Kalman Filters: Where would we be without them?

Regarding the fine prose in the voiceover, I think it illustrates well the need for a more terse notation!

Posted by Kinch at February 4, 2015 10:36 PM

Sadly, this actually made sense to me. But then I used to be a missile man.

Folks do realize that this video is a spoof, not an actual DOD production, yes?

Posted by Donald Sensing at February 5, 2015 6:28 AM

Wow, I would have sworn that was a Firesign Theatre skit. The resemblance in style, if not voice, was uncanny.

Posted by D S Craft at February 5, 2015 9:49 AM

Them things burn hot.

"It's hotter than Hooker in Heater and hotter than Heater in Hellmouth..."

Posted by Will at February 6, 2015 6:18 AM

Everything you know, is Wrong!

Posted by Duncan Winn at February 6, 2015 9:41 AM

I found this entertaining to say the least. Made perfect sense, even if extremely pedantic. lol

Posted by Hanzo at February 6, 2015 11:50 AM

Sorry about the multiple posts, not sure what happened.

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