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  1. Scav

    What do you do for a living?

    I'll chime in. Years ago I lemminged my way through a questionable for-profit educational institution. The purpose was to gain professional validation and an 'in' doing infrastructure work, but the credentials I earned ended up being worth less than the paper it was printed on (with the added...
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    Pericynthion, Pts. 1 and 2.

    Heya Derk! Glad to see ya! :)
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    Pericynthion, Pts. 1 and 2.

    Hi folks, Many may remember the series of blogs in prose form I did years ago regarding the Space Exploration Program, the Shuttle Derived Orbiters Constitution and Enterprise and the ever-so-stuck-in-my-head characters like Jamie Cunningham, Brian Adkinson, Svetlana Zaytseva, Anthony Downs and...
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    News Moon Travellers in for rought ride

    . o O ( . . . makes Apollo 13 look like Total Recall . . . )
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    A List of the people that died in 2016 ( might not be complete)

    And another one! :beathead: Heat Miser, A.K.A. George S. Irving. 26 December. I think I'm going to pop a Xanax and go to bed. :(
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    Hello, happy to be here.

    +1 on that. I'm somewhere on the spectrum myself and the hardest thing I'm still un-learning from my own developmental years is that it is NOT a disorder. It is NOT something 'wrong' with you. Welcome to the forum, by the way! :hello:
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    Harvard researchers created solid metallic hydrogen in the lab

    Fair enough -- when I'm not grinding away at life (which is what I spend most of my time doing these days) I do seem to spend a significant amount of my brain otherwise in conjecture. I clearly misunderstood quite a bit here -- thanks for setting me straight on this.
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    Harvard researchers created solid metallic hydrogen in the lab

    Admittedly physics education remembered from high school here, and after thinking about this, I'm trying to keep an open mind on this. I however am having trouble seeing how this could become man-rated approved for any kind of rocketry application any time soon. My understanding so far: 1. The...
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    Orbiter Screenshot Thread

    Either that or a defective copy of a portion of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album art. (Yes, it's an XR5. :) )
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    Orbiter Screenshot Thread

    Back in black: I've been too long; I'm glad to be back!
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    Updates ExoMars News & Updates

    . o O ( What's the last thing that goes through a lander's mind when it hits the windshield of a Mars . . . )
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    Let us pray. Oh Great Probe, we humbly beseech thee: Bless us our deeds and deliver us from the scrutiny of the false deities of Management. In thy name we humbly pray. Amen. :hailprobe:
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    (voiceover) THE TALE OF SIR PHANTOMCRUISER. (fanfare)
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    SEP: 4-year postmortem.

    Alright, Aeadar. You did it. You've really done it this time. . . . I'm writing again. Seriously, thank you very much! I took some time to review what I wrote four years ago and . . . yeah. There's some magic here still. Thank you! :cheers:
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    SEP: 4-year postmortem.

    Enjo, I know I'm posting this a month after the fact but I wanted to thank you for your kind words as well. So . . . thank you. :)
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    RIP Jerry Doyle / CWO Michael Alfredo Garibaldi

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36918773 Goodbye, old friend. :salute:
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    SEP: 4-year postmortem.

    Derk, Thank you very much for your warm reply -- after having studied the German language for three years in my growing years, I think I have enough of a base to successfully pronounce the Dutch you've given me. :) Svetlana also had this saying, and I believe she said this to Jamie on her way...
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    SEP: 4-year postmortem.

    Hi folks. It's been four years since some amazing things happened in my life. Four years since characters such as Brian Adkinson, Greg Williams, Jamie Cunningham, Svetlana Zaytseva (and even that marshmallow Anthony Downs who essentially Garned his way to the moon and back on SEP-010). Four...
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    Is that their polite way of saying 'please go away'?
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    T+ 375 Days Engineering Log

    Two hours at 3 G's? :OMG:
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