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A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The pressure vessel (the engine of the rocket) is constructed from thin plastic or other non metallic materials (usually a used plastic soft drink bottle) weighing 1,500 grams or less. The water is forced out by compressed air. It is an example of Newton's third law of motion.

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Washington Water Rockets

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Re: Washington Water Rockets

Postby dwrrule » Thu May 15, 2008 6:27 pm

Sorry that site maker sucked. So heres my new site

http://washington-water-rockets.tripod.com/
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Re: Washington Water Rockets

Postby rockets-in-brighton » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:33 pm

dwrrule wrote:Sorry that site maker sucked. So heres my new site

http://washington-water-rockets.tripod.com/


Now that your tripod.com site has gone, where are you now?
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Re: Washington Water Rockets

Postby Tim Chen » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:05 pm

rockets-in-brighton wrote:
dwrrule wrote:Sorry that site maker sucked. So heres my new site

http://washington-water-rockets.tripod.com/


Now that your tripod.com site has gone, where are you now?


You can get back lost websites by using the wayback machine. It works great for those old sites that were taken down when geocities, tripod, and AOL took off their free website services.
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Re: Washington Water Rockets

Postby rockets-in-brighton » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:35 pm

Tim Chen wrote:
rockets-in-brighton wrote:
dwrrule wrote:Sorry that site maker sucked. So heres my new site

http://washington-water-rockets.tripod.com/


Now that your tripod.com site has gone, where are you now?


You can get back lost websites by using the wayback machine. It works great for those old sites that were taken down when geocities, tripod, and AOL took off their free website services.


Of course, and that's great if there's no other way of recovering the content; but dwrule posts on this forum and might have a new location to tell us about.

On that subject, I found Paul Grosse's backup site: http://www.paul.grosse.is-a-geek.com/h2oRocketIndex.htm.
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Re: Washington Water Rockets

Postby WRA2 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:11 pm

rockets-in-brighton wrote:On that subject, I found Paul Grosse's backup site: http://www.paul.grosse.is-a-geek.com/h2oRocketIndex.htm.



Good find. I was already linked to the web archive. Those web archive sites only go so far and a lot of the embedded content such as files and images does not get archived. It is always better to link to the real site.
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Re: Washington Water Rockets

Postby WTF » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:28 pm

If you put your photos on photobucket or another image hosting site you can make your webpage link outside to them and host it anyplace.
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Postby rockets-in-brighton » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:59 am

WTF wrote:If you put your photos on photobucket or another image hosting site you can make your webpage link outside to them and host it anyplace.


To be honest, those image hosting services have the same problem in that they come and go. Also, some of them choke your bandwidth or cut off the service if your images are posted to a popular site and get too many hits. At the moment one of the best services around is Imgur, very fast and no restrictions.
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Re: Washington Water Rockets

Postby WRA2 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:17 pm

rockets-in-brighton wrote:
WTF wrote:If you put your photos on photobucket or another image hosting site you can make your webpage link outside to them and host it anyplace.


To be honest, those image hosting services have the same problem in that they come and go. Also, some of them choke your bandwidth or cut off the service if your images are posted to a popular site and get too many hits. At the moment one of the best services around is Imgur, very fast and no restrictions.


That is the problem with free sites, They are one board room decision from oblivion and they don't give much warning. Look what happened to the Yahoo geocities sites or the AOL Hometown sites or the MSN groups mailing lists. One day a message appears that they were closed. A lot of people lost a lot of their content that wasn't backed up locally when those shut down.

This is one of the reasons we do not allow hot linked photos and instead insist on attachments. Imagine a new water rocket enthusiast finding a thread on how to build a launcher and discovering that all the images are broken because the free site went belly up or was over quota.
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