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David Jarvis
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I think that might be the first time someone actually wore a Star Trek uniform in space....think about that for a second...
 
Samantha Shows Dragon is Captured! | International Space Station
Samantha says: "There's coffee in that nebula"... ehm, I mean... in that Dragon." Congratulations, Samantha & Terry! A job well done!

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: April 17, 2015

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#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #SpaceX #Dragon #Coffee #Commercial #Cargo #CRS6 #Spacecraft #Technology #Astronaut #StarTrek   #TerryVirts   #Commander #SamanthaCristoforetti #Flight #Engineer #Expedition43
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Starting the night off after classes all day...
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Just a quick image I put together for my Facebook cover that I thought I'd share
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My opinion is "No, they do not".  The laws regarding franchise sale of cars in Texas (and other states) is ridiculous.  If Apple can sell Apple products in an Apple-owned store, then Tesla should be able to sell Teslas in a Tesla-owned store.  Tesla should not have to go through a middle man to sell it's own cars. All it does is increase the price for the consumer. It's anti business, anti Texan, and ant-American if you ask me.
Would Tesla Motors stumble if it sold its high-end electric cars through franchised dealerships like every other car manufacturer must in Texas? Elon Musk, the company's CEO and a champion of disruptive technologies, seems to think so.
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Glad to see someone is thinking ahead.
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Awesome!
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We had a great time walking the 5K for #NAMI  - The National Alliance on Mental Illness on Saturday! Find more walks at: http://namiwalks.org/
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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is doubling down its effort to become a top-tier university for “Big Data” research. On Thursday, the flagship school in the commonwealth’s university system will announce the launch of a new center for data science. Over the next decade, the school plans to hire 40 new faculty positions and raise $100 million through industry investments to expand the school’s presence in the burgeoning field.
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I want to know who recorded it. Were they fine with it, or were they fed up and wanted to document this behavior?
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I've wondered that myself.
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Using the land on which the power transmission lines sit is probably the best solution.
The firm hoping to build a privately financed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston announced its preferred route Tuesday. Texas Central Railway hopes to be transporting Texans between the two cities by 2021. ;
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For those that eat food, this may be relevant.
It has a restaurant, live music stage and a big vertical garden
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Wow, anyone in the area to help out?
 
Help: Abandoned Dog

Edit: Found short-term (weekend) lodging for him to get through the freezing weather till Monday. No one yet to take him after that.

Scumbag neighbors moved and left their dog in the "pen" outside. Nice neighbor lady is feeding him, but with the coming cold weather, he needs a forever home. Anyone in the Raleigh-Durham NC area have a place for him?

Super friendly with humans. Unknown with dogs or cats. Shots, training unknown. Name, sadly, unknown. :(

Putting out the plea here for possible quick help.
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I've had the great fortune of working in several different fields.  My career has allowed me to serve my country in the U.S. Coast Guard, work as a test engineer for a product testing company, and most recently provide engineering consulting for the Japanese Space Program, working out of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. I'm passionate about two subjects - space and alternative energy. Someday I'd would like to find a way to combine both fields.


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I realized I had a diverse interest in science and technology while taking a senior-level physics class in high school.  Not wanting to be committed to one specific career path, I decided to continue my physics education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  The course work proved rigorous, and of the 50 students who began the program, I was one of only four others who received their degree in June 1999.

After beating the odds of a 90% attrition rate, I set out in 1999 to put my degree to good use. In September of 1999 I began work as a testing engineer for Merchandise Testing Laboratories in Brockton, MA.  Retailers such as Pottery Barn, Target, Williams-Sonoma, and Costco would require manufacturers to send a sample to MTL for testing prior to sale in their outlets.  I was assigned to package design analysis, where the samples were analyzed using ASTM test standards.  The cardboard containers were subjected to compression testing using an Instron machine, and the sidewalls were tested for burst-strength.  Detailed recommendations were then made to the packaging design.

In November 2000 I followed in my ancestors footsteps and decided to experience life at sea. I enlisted in the Coast Guard and chose to study navigation. As a newly-minted Quartermaster, I was assigned to the 210 foot Coast Guard Cutter Alert, which was based out of Astoria, Oregon.  The ship’s primary function was specific to each mission, which usually lasted about six weeks.  On some missions Alert would patrol the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington looking for illegal fishing activity; other missions we would patrol just outside Mexican waters looking for drug traffickers. After September 11, 2001, the Alert took on an additional role - anti terrorism.  The Coast Guard was transitioned from the Department of Transportation to the newly-created Department of Homeland Security.  In 2003, the Coast Guard decided to incorporate the functions of the Quartermaster into the Boatswain’s Mate rating.  Not wanting to take on the duties normally performed by a Boatswain’s Mate, I accepted an option to transition my speciality to the newly-formed Operations Specialist rating, where I worked in CIC - Combat Information Center.  This is where I was first exposed to working at the nerve center of an organization.  I became very familiar with how operations worked at a management level. I worked with the captain, first officer, and the operations officer to plan helicopter patrols and search and rescue operations.  In addition, I conducted background investigations on suspicious vessels and their crew, maintained secure radio and data communications with other military assets, and generally performed tasks that were commonly known by the crew as ‘Secret Squirrel Operations”.

I successfully completed my enlistment in November 2004 and was honorably discharged. In February 2005 I moved to Houston,Texas to work in the aerospace industry, and was hired by MTS Global in April 2005.  MTS provided aerospace consulting services to NASA and its various contractors.  I was assigned to research and write several white papers for NASA’s Close Call Awareness Program, which was created to increase the awareness of numerous close call events during the Space Shuttle Program within the aerospace community. In addition, I was assigned to work with JAMSS America Incorporated to assist their staff in working with the Japanese National Space Agency (JAXA).  In April 2006, MTS Global ended business operations and I was directly hired by JAMSS America.  


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I am a senior engineer at JAMSS America, where I provide operations management consulting to the Japanese National Space Agency (JAXA) and its contractors.  I serve as a liaison between NASA and JAXA. I spend much of my time serving as part of JAXA's Operations Management Team at NASA’s Mission Control Center.
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I can sit in the old Apollo-era Mission Control Room any time I want.
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  • JAMSS America, Inc
    Engineer / Aerospace Consultant, 2005 - present
  • Merchandise Testing Laboratories
    Quality Testing Engineer, 1998 - 2000
  • U.S. Coast Guard
    Navigator/Operations Specialist, 2000 - 2004
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This place is wonderful. I come for DragonCon every year, and this place is a must every time I visit.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
This is a great place to get a fast, inexpensive, and tasty lunch. I go here when I need to be somewhere else within 30 minutes. The food tastes good, and it comes out really fast. The best part is that you can get out of there for less than $10 very easily.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I put down that the cost per person is $12. It's because you will probably order a lot of food; however you could get by on about $8-10. The food is amazing. Get a roti wrap, a double, and a saheena. Wash it down with a ginger beer. So good. If you worry that the spice will be too hot, just ask for it on the side. The dark tamarind sauce is not hot - so don't hesitate to use it all. Note: They recently moved to 8201 Broadway (FM 518) - It's across the way from the Drink Station.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
It's a bit shabby on the outside, and not in the best neighborhood, but the interior is fine, with new displays, furniture, and tile. As a Yankee carpetbagger, I'm a bit biased towards them, but I honestly think, in general, the food is better, and the selection is much wider than Shipley's. This location seems no different than the ones in Boston. The only complaint I have is that it's far from the Clear Lake area, but I heard 16 more Dunkin Donuts are opening in Houston the next couple of years.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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We order out from here about once per month. Shrimp with Walnuts is my favorite.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Finally went to this place after having lived in the Houston area for almost 8 years. I'll say that the food is excellent - I had the best fish tacos since I was in California. Everything was really fresh - and the price was right. The place was neat and clean and the decor was bright and cheerful - with lots of old photos. Every topping is $0.25, so if you want cheese, sour cream, or guacamole on your taco - it can run you an extra $0.75 per item. It seems that they keep the soda and iced tea behind the counter, so I'm not sure if there are free refills.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I love this place. The staff is really attentive, the atmosphere is great, and the location is ideal. I've only been there for dinner, so I can't say anything about how the lunch menu is. I have to say - everything I've tried has been excellent - I especially love getting the crunch roll. They bring free appetizers to you (a vegetable tempura - I think it's squash or zucchini,sweet potato and carrots, but I'm not sure (it's good though)), and they give you complimentary ice cream at the end - plum, ginger, green tea - I can't remember the others.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago