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  1. Last thing that I've said was, "There's not enough extra credit in the world for you to pass this course. In fact, you'd need ten points to have enough to fail!" This student, out of 36 lectures, only attended 2. Didn't even bother to show up for the final exam. But yet expects to pass... Has never completed ONE assignment...
  2. Nope, it's me... But I am sure @TheSaint will be here soon...
  3. Hmmm, seems that a bunch of folks can't follow instructions. The OP says "Don't click this..." and...
  4. Just make cargo bays procedural. Kinda like the fairings are. That way, you can have any length or width of cargo bay you want.
  5. As I have said on other threads, KSP (the original title) has a near-cult following. Even after official development ends, I can easily see the lifespan continuing in the forms of mods. It is probably one of my favorite games - ever!
  6. @Sandstorm If you remember when KSP2 was announced, it was mentioned that KSP (Classic, original or even KSP1) would continue to be developed for the time being. I suspect there will also be a KSP 1.9 and maybe even a ksp 2.0 since KSP2 is technically a completely different program, much like how Civilization II was a completely different system than Civilization.
  7. What's wrong? Looks like someone who lives near you? Banned for the sake of banning...
  8. Banned for banning someone for loling when you typed loling.
  9. Hello, @bub10 and welcome to the forums!. The one thing you want to do is to download and install the latest version of the Kerbal Alarm Clock mod. The other one you named is a mod as well, or was once a mod. However, I am not sure if it is still being maintained. With the recent upgrade to KSP 8.1, there may be some mods that have not been updated yet. Please be patient as mod makers are volunteers who are not directly paid to update their work. Kerbal Alarm Clock can be found here:
  10. Actually, no. In a foreign policy graduate level paper, there are a few things that I look for which automatically fails a paper: Blatant plagiarism. Believe it or not, I have this happen about once a year. Oh, and what really keys me in on plagiarism is when the graduate student doing the paper forgets to remove the embedded hyperlinks. More than five critical errors on the first page. A critical error is wrong word usage (there instead of their - along those lines), formatting errors (using a 14-point font, changing the margins to be 1.25 inches instead of 1 inch all around, or my favorite, using 2.5 line spacing instead of double spacing). Another type of critical error is misspelling more than five words on the first page, etc. Sure, I read the rest of the paper, but if I find those in the front page... Gross misrepresentation of historical fact. There's a difference between interpretation and fact. Facts do not change. For example, one cannot dispute the facts that nations do go to war. There's no debate on that. But what is up for the debate are the interpretations of what led up to the war or even the intents of the war itself. No citations of where they did glean their data. The creation of a straw-man issue - something that, in the much larger scale, is irrelevant, unrealistic, or the like. And a lot of graduate students (and professional historians) often do this to create the illusion of being enlightened. None of these papers had any of these "red flag" issues which would normally come into play. For the most part, I was pleasantly surprised. Razark commented "lucky students" and there might be some truth to it. But when you read the first ten papers and the lowest grade is a high C (78%), it is very encouraging. The lowest grade in the class on this paper was a 73% (C), but it still was not the worst paper I've ever seen. I'm actually proud of these students. I've decided I can't do that anymore. I've been doing the "roller coaster weight loss plan" going on nearly 15 years. I have reached the point that I am tired of it and I want off. I've done some research and have come to the conclusion that I needed to radically overhaul my lifestyle. If I don't, I am not going to make it much past 60. I've been using the app MyFitnessPal ( on and off for the past few years. But over the last few months, I have decided to use it the way it is intended. If anyone is interested, my user ID is adsii1970 (who would have guessed that!). Maybe we can start a group of out-of-shape forum members to encourage one another...
  11. Been in a mildly depressed mood for the last couple of weeks... Between the Sound of Silence and this song...
  12. It's been a quasi-tolerable day today. I've graded 16 term papers of graduate students in my Intro to American Foreign Policy course. And for the first time in ten years of teaching graduate courses, every student turned in a paper on time. And every paper passed! (Two barely passed). I've also cut back on my diet cola addiction. This week, I've gone from two a day to one a day. Next Monday, I reduce it even further to one every other day. By the second week of December, I'll no longer be drinking diet colas! The other good thing is I stepped on the scales to discover I've lost 2.5 pounds (1.13 kilos) since last week. Yes, this is really good news and no, I don't want the weight back! If you've found it, you can keep it...
  13. "Ray, next time someone asks you if you're a god, say yes!"
  14. Unless you happen to step on them. Then Legos become the worst invention ever. Only few toys surpass the pain a Lego can inflict.
  15. "No. At this point there's not enough extra credit in the world to help you pass this course."