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  • Location Escaping from the campus...
  • Interests Model railroading, backyard astronomy, space exploration, music (composition, play the French Horn, Alto Recorder, and Cornet), learning to play the ukulele (seriously, I am :D), kit-bashing, camping and hiking, reading great science fiction, and escaping the university campus any chance I get!

    I teach World Civilization, U.S. History, and U.S. Foreign Policy at the college/university level. So, with that said, I love history, love to do research, and enjoy good conversation.

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  1. Nope, I don't object to red heads either. I love red heads!
  2. Yes, yes, it does. I've lost more headphones to this than any other reason... Yes, especially when you have to replace them because of stupid animal that's also a member of the family... Well, your cat just wanted to play... Unfortunately, the critter chose the wrong thing to play with. My cat doesn't chew wires, but loves to knock things off the table to get my attention.
  3. I bought a 64 gigabite flash drive for $6.99 from Office Depot. It was in a bin marked $6.99 clearance... and it wasn't supposed to be in there. Some hourly employee put the wrong flash drives in that bin by mistake... and yes, I did argue the price down...
  4. You're welcome. Always glad to help new players get the most out of the game.
  5. I will get right on that... with the hecticness of the last semester over (it was incredibly rough for a spring semester), certain things fell by the wayside...
  6. This is why you ALWAYS keep a back-up copy of KSP. Even if you bought it on Steam, you can copy it out of the Steam folder and into another, I keep mine in the "Documents" folder. There you can play the older version until you either get your favorite mods updated, or until the underworld freezes over...
  7. Just remember this, the government of Kerbin is a lot like the Roman Senate. There is no separate executive or judicial branch. I might need to do one of the expository entries to make the structure make sense. But with that said... Remember, the Kerbal Space Center falls squarely under the jurisdiction of the Committee of Aeronautics and Space Exploration, which is headed by Dr. Haywood. So... if him and Kerny figured out where Jebediah was heading at the same time, there's a really good chance that not even Dr. Haywood, who is also a Senior Consul, knew anything about any such plan as speculated here by @Angel-125 and @Thedrelle... Jala's death was real. I often do not let Kerman die and in cases like that, (where a in-home distraction led to the crash of the craft), I would revert and start from the point of take-off. But this time, I saw the crash and actual "death" of a Kerman had potential for a really harsh story line. To be honest, death happens any time you have aircraft. There's always that potential and risk. So, her death is very real. It also gave me an opportunity to create a "flawed" Jebediah. We all know people who think so highly of themselves they forget that at the other end of their egos, there are others out there they've impacted. And such is the case with Jebeidah. @Just Jim was correct in a private conversation we had. I thought of this part of the story a while back ago. When I served in the U.S. Army, I was a legal NCO for nearly five years. I worked in Military Justice (think of me being the prosecuting attorney's assistant in the civilian world), and handled courts-martials, administrative separations (chapters, as we called them), and non-judicial punishments. So... with this part of the story line, I wanted to experiment to see how a just-forming military would have to struggle to find its own sense of justice AND face the real prospect of court-martialing a national hero. It would be like the United States trying to courts-marital Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, General Chuck Yeager, or any other national hero you want to throw out there... With that said, The Panel of Inquiry was very much real... The - Warthog?
  8. Quote of the day:

    "I'm sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I'm rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books."

    Arthur C. Clarke
    (Dec 16, 1917 - Mar 19, 2008)
    Quote taken from his work, The View from Serendip, first published in 1977.

    Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. (Wikipedia Commons)

    1. Urses


      He is right. I know many people who has their first contacts with science through his books. He is one of the great along with Wells, Verne, Bradbery to name some.

      Thanks for sharing!

    2. adsii1970


      Not a problem. I wish I could remember to post them daily, which was my original intent... :/

  9. Ok, the Spring semester has been over since the 5th of May. I posted final grades three days later. Some moron student just emailed me asking if she were to do extra credit if I would consider changing her grade... Um... NO... And in the immortal words of Willy Wonka...
  10. Hehehe, I have a few left... Not many, but I do have a few... However, we do have a few references between the various fan fics...
  11. I can bend so much that I can pretzel myself... as long as the story is good! And this one is getting gooooood!
  12. Nope, not locked but its the last time I click on it...
  13. Well, personally, I am waiting for my 3.3 violation warning...