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  1. LordFerret

    What have you been playing recently? (Other than KSP)

    Wondering, those of you actively playing Elite Dangerous, where are you? Having just visited the Coalsack, I'm currently out near HIP 105687 heading out to the Elephant's Trunk Nebula. LHS 3447 (Bluford Orbital) is where I call 'home'.
  2. LordFerret

    Relive the thrill of your first docking.

    LOL... I opened this post and there's no ad, nothing there, blank space, and I'm like 'WTH?!?'. I have an ad blocker.
  3. LordFerret

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    ... yet, in the deep of the Amazon forests of Brazil, searching for and finding isolated and 'primitive' peoples is an ok thing.
  4. LordFerret

    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    I have one backing up the fiber / wifi / tv equipment. My wife has decidedly plugged the Christmas tree lights into it as well. We'll have Christmas lights no matter what.
  5. LordFerret

    Too Big For Twitter

    So... you're saying you've met Bowerick Wowbagger?
  6. LordFerret

    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    Got news last night that my cousin has been elected as an AAAS Fellow for 2018, and was also reviewed in this month's Chronicle of Higher Education. During discussion of this with my uncle, I learned that he (my uncle) was an AAAS keynote speaker in NYC back in 1965... his paper is archived somewhere within the Journal of Geoscience Education.
  7. LordFerret

    The food you're craving right now...

    Oh my wife and I picked the carcass clean, but the meat all goes into the fridge. We'll be munching on turkey sandwiches (bread, turkey, mayo, and a little salt).
  8. LordFerret

    The food you're craving right now...

    Me too. Still stuffed. Can barely move. I didn't eat that much turkey, perhaps a portion the size of the palm of my hand... but I made a total wreck of myself eating everything else in sight. Oh and wine. Let's not forget the wine.
  9. LordFerret

    The food you're craving right now...

    Family tradition since before I was born.
  10. LordFerret

    What is your most facepalm-worthy moment regarding KSP?

    Built a big gigantic ion powered ship in orbit, foolishly putting the ions at the rear of the ship and having them try to push instead of pull. Fail. Made for a nice space snake. The revamped version has the power module up front, pulling, and it's a champ on its way to Eeloo (still). Biggest facepalm however is the fact I've not fired up KSP since last June** (? or thereabouts) because of real life. I still have missions I refuse to abandon in v1.2.2 before moving on... leave no Kerbal behind. **Edit: Just checked, since July 7th.
  11. LordFerret

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    At least you still were able to make the trip without the aids... means you know how to drive. Kudos. Here, that "snowstorm" (ha) literally shut the northern half of our state down. People panicked over 6 (to 8) inches of snow. So pathetic.
  12. LordFerret

    What happened to awesome space movies?

    An interesting mention, one of my more favorite authors. Two things of Crichton's I'd like someone to remake; The Andromeda Strain, and The Terminal Man. Another thing I think having major potential is When HARLIE Was One (David Gerrold). Especially today, I would think it very relevant and a story of interest to many (if done right).
  13. LordFerret

    What happened to awesome space movies?

    To a large degree, I'll agree with this. I also think it has a lot to do with 'who reads and what'. Too much of today doesn't read, at least not books. Hollywood lost it's magic, or rather 'class', long ago. There are no more worthy writers / creators. These days it's pretty much nothing more than an endless series of remakes of remakes of remakes on themes the general public is familiar with and hold popular. I find that both funny and sad... make that pathetic... as there are tons of old, original, fantastic science fiction stories from an earlier era that would make outstanding movies - if done right. I'm sure all of you could throw a handful of names of authors and titles into the hat on this subject, those 'old' Sci Fi books or novelettes you've read.
  14. LordFerret

    Douglas Rain, the voice of Hal 9000, has died.

    Like HAL out there with Bowman... Mr Rain is on an incredible journey, out there somewhere. Godspeed Mr Rain.