Software developer, data munger, FIRST mentor, and space nerd. Opinions my own, not that of my employer. he/him

Grand Rapids, MI
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He came over and fell asleep on me when I checked messages.
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Has Covid-19 forced you to wear a mask and glasses at the same time? You may be entitled to condensation.
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I'm in CS so C++ is kind of like an escaped velociraptor. Still working on it. Sorry it bites people.
What’s a major problem in your field that is unsolved?
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Animation of natural selection in progress. Stupid thing keeps changing the game.
Rise and fall of SARS-CoV-2 dynasties
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It's not the lowest cost/kg, but being able to pick your inclination and integrate at the nearest airport that can handle a 747 never letting tech out or your country, that's worth something. I love the VO system.
The launch window for Virgin Orbit’s third commercial flight, Above the Clouds, opens this Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The spacecraft to be launched to Low Earth Orbit at 500 km circular orbit at 45 degrees inclination for this mission includes satellites for (1/3)
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See, it’s that easy. #BWST @JWSTscope
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The 50's and Eisenhower have an image of stable and stoic, but when it comes to nuclear weapons things were off the freaking chain.
Replying to @AtomicAnalyst
Despite the clear intent of the Atomic Energy Act, SAC and the DOD managed to persuade President Eisenhower in 1953 to give them control over a significant portion of the operational nuclear stockpile, eventually gaining complete control over all deployed weapons in 1967.
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In 1918, Philadelphia refused to cancel a big parade. More than 12,000 people died from the flu in six weeks. Yet, in 2021, during a record-breaking surge, New York refuses to cancel its huge New Year's Eve event. Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
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First image comes in from the James Webb Space Telescope.
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My social media feed this December.h/t to @Oatmeal
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#codecad is fun. From about 12 real lines of code (github.com/justinb4003/cadqu…) to this physical object in an hour. 10 minutes of code, 50 minutes of printing.
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import cadquery as cq cq.exporters.export(cq.Workplane("XY").rect(75,35).extrude(7).edges("|Z").fillet(15).edges("|X").chamfer(2).circle(11).cutThruAll().faces(">Z").pushPoints([(-24,0),(24,0)]).polygon(6,14.05).cutThruAll(),'s.stl') Code fits in a tweet with room to spare.
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This is SciComm done right.
You're going to love the name of this star, we promise 😂😂 spaceaustralia.com/news/did-… #SpaceAustralia Tip: watch to the end for bloopers
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I found a desiccant package in the spool, so that's where the obscene amount of moisture came from. I should have known it was impossible for PLA to soak up that much water.
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And now the Grab-o-Tron from Kerbal Space Program has become real.
NASA designed grippers that can lift massive rocks. via @TechInsider
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I spent some time doing research on ADHD coping techniques and did you know that Arcadia trees can warn other trees of danger by emitting a cloud of ethylene gas
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This is how the real SkyNet will be operated.
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