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    What country are you from?

    I'm from the part of Arizona that doesn't suck.
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    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Great op-ed I read about Musk the other day: Elon Musk’s Thai Cave Rescue Grandstanding Explains What’s Wrong with Tesla Tracinski specifically discusses Tesla, because that is where things are starting to unravel for Musk at this moment in time, but it could just as well apply at SpaceX as well if things start going badly. Musk strikes me as the sort of guy who always believes that he is the smartest guy in the room. It may be that he is usually the smartest guy in the room, maybe even that he is almost always the smartest guy in the room. But there is always going to be some situation where he is outside of his experience and needs to defer to someone else. I wonder if he's capable of it.
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    Ooohh...Vorkosigan. That would make for an interesting movie series. If they, you know, actually adapted the books instead of just taking a vague idea of it and Hollywoodizing it. No, she's Ornery-ese. Just a plain old mutt North American housecat. We picked her up from the rescue, she apparently spent the first three or four weeks of her life living in a drainage culvert somewhere. I just don't think she ever completely got rid of that wild/feral bit.
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    Well, amusingly, for all of the visual miscues, Lynch's movie actually tried to stay true to the story (as least as much as a two-hour movie can stay true to this complex of a book). So I guess we'll see. Funny, when I went to see it the girl I was with at the time was not into science fiction at all, and she thought it was terrible (as I did). So she kept going on and on afterwards about how she was not going to let me drag her to another "Star Trek Troopers" movie. LOL Too cute. Our cat is not a lap cat. She sleeps in Thing Two's bed on occasion. The closest my wife and I get to real affection is when she will occasionally climb onto the back of the couch while we are sitting there and attempt to chew our hair. Dumb cat. Well, if it works for her, it works for her. Blame the game not the player, right? Just let her wait and see how far that attitude gets her in real life.
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    These days I hold zero hope that a Dune movie will bear any resemblance to the book. Especially with a boutique director like Villeneuve onboard. Contemplate the debacle that was A Wrinkle in Time. Hollywood is so wrapped up in its own bubble right now they've just stopped caring if anyone likes their product or not.
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    I liked the miniseries better, although it still had its faults.
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    My friend's wife thinks that Dune (the 1984 David Lynch movie) is the best movie ever made, it's her favorite film. There's no accounting for taste....
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    My nickname for our cat is, "Dumb Cat," since she has a habit of sitting on the back wall of our yard and taunting the coyotes.
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    The Model Makers thread!

    I would guess something like that, except in miniature. You know, I saw your post again and it jogged my memory. If you like model ships in that scale, you should look at the GHQ Micronaut line.
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    What's your dream planet?

    The Smoke Ring
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    DARPA selects Boeing to work on XS-1

    Interesting project. DARPA has a very impressive (sometimes unnerving) track record of taking concepts that people describe as "impossible" and actually making them happen. That said: "Advanced, lightweight composite cryogenic propellant tanks to hold liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellants" This is what wound up scuttling the X-33. If nothing else comes out of this program but a viable composite liquid hydrogen tank it will be worth every penny.
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    The Model Makers thread!

    Had I known I would have gotten you some detail shots. I can look through my pictures when I get home to see what I do have. If you ever do get to Mystic, be at the Morgan at around 3:00 for the sail furling, it's fun to watch.
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    The Model Makers thread!

    Oh, how funny, we were just there last month. When I was young I made quite a few models, mostly jet fighters and sci-fi stuff. Sorry, no pictures, they are all long gone. I have a current project in the queue to assemble and paint a veritable army of Ogre Miniatures with my boys. I'll post some pictures of those when they're done.