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Well, decided to smash a craft with some debris. Head on collision, each object moving roughly 1300m/s in opposite directions.

There's little to no sound in the video (save for the collision), so just play whatever you want over the top.

Highlights
0:50 - Clip one of the solar panels off
7:10 - Almost hit, notice how quickly it speeds by
11:30 - Smashed into the debris, camera goes wild
12:10 - Debris field generated by collision, all of it will deorbit

The rest of the time is just watching the debris fall. Kinda neat, I'm glad Kerbal Space Program will calculate the collision and not just have the two objects phase though each other. I mean, putting it in perspective, these things are moving about twice as fast a a bullet, each, and KSP still handled the collision well.
Attempting to collide with debris around Mun
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Fire extinguishers are about you vs the fire, they're not about providing any sort of long term solution to the issues that result in the "need" for a fire extinguisher.

Extinguishing a fire doesn't prevent more from being created. There's also no guarantee that you'll be successful in extinguishing the fire anyway. Over a long enough timeline you'll succumb to a fire.

Extinguishing a fire doesn't stop other fires. Especially if you're not there. Over a long enough timeline you'll have a fire in your home.

No problem "solved" by owning a fire extinguisher is "solved" in the long term. Anyone who says they need a fire extinguisher for any of these reasons, and who isn't also working towards improving fire codes and other endeavors to reduce the genuine causes of fires, is flat-out lying to themselves about why they own a fire extinguisher.

Anyone who owns a fire extinguisher and isn't fully committed to creating a world where people don't need fire extinguishers is diluted about how effective fire extinguishers are, and is just trying to protect themselves instead of society as a whole.
 
How come all the folks in the US who say they need assault riffles to protect themselves from their government aren't actually using them for that? Seriously, these people are quite often in the same circle as those who call the government out as tyrannical and oppressive and a bunch of other stuff that would, based on their description of why they say they need their guns, be the justification required for marching on the government and saving the US from tyranny. They should be marching on the government right now, with their guns and their anger and their cries of freedom. 

But they don't.

It's almost as if they realize that they've long since passed the point where an assault riffle has any practical value against their military, because they realize that their military completely outguns them or, to put a more positive light on it, because they realize their military is composed of other people, just like them, who probably wouldn't even be committed to large scale operations against the population.

Guns are about us vs them, they're not about providing any sort of long term solution to the issue that result in the "need" for a gun.

Shooting a mugger, rapist and carjacker doesn't prevent society from creating more. There's also no guarantee that you'll be successful. Over a long enough timeline you'll be mugged, raped or carjacked.

Shooting a burglar or a home invader doesn't stop burglars and home invaders. Especially if you're not there. Over a long enough timeline you'll be burgled and home invaded.

Putting food on the table is a ludicrous reason for a gun. Nobody in the US uses guns exclusively for this purpose.


No problem "solved" by owning a gun is "solved" in the long term. Anyone who says they need a gun for any of these reasons, and who isn't also working towards improving social programs and other such endeavors to reduce the genuine causes of crime, and also work towards ending hunger, is flat-out lying to themselves about why they own a gun.

Anyone who owns a gun and isn't fully committed to creating a world where people don't need to own guns is diluted about how effective guns are, and is just playing with toys.
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Just gonna plug the Kickstarter project The Girl and the Robot. It looks highly inspired by Ico, combat seems sorta like Dark Souls, and there's a flavor of The Legend of Zelda in there with the puzzles.

I'm liking the art direction and it's something I definitely want to play. I backed this project so much, and you should too!
A tale of an unlikely friendship about two imprisoned souls whose only hope of escape is to fight together.
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Thanks, backed!
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Upgrade from Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1. Lose all my applications, but my start screen tiles were synced. Every app I use still had its icon on my start screen, one tap to install.

I then proceeded to reinstall Office, at which point the start screen icons I used for Office showed up right where I had left them on the machine before the upgrade. Well done.
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Nope, it should be in the Windows Store. If it doesn't show up, go to http://windows.com/buy and it should provide some instructions on how to upgrade from that machine.
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Some say it was a bad era, but financial reports say it was a good era. 

It was an era. 
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Got into the Photosynth preview. Not too difficult to make and turns out awesome.
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sweet. the first one I tried didn't work, not enough photos
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New Google+ tactic: Error out rendering the page saying you can't provide the CSS file when the web browser is Internet Explorer. This will cause a massive spike in alternative web browser usage and justify their own circular logic to ignore Internet Explorer.

On a more serious note, +Google, fix your shit.

This message was sent from Internet Explorer 11 pretending to be Mozilla Firefox.
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IE user agent causes borked CSS load error, wonderful!
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I'm going to preface this post with a warning:

This visual novel is for mature audiences with sound minds. This visual novel is grotesque. No, I mean really, really grotesque. Scenes of sex and rape. Disturbing descriptions and visuals of gore, dismemberment, and mutilation.

Alright, so what visual novel? Saya no Uta (Song of Saya), recently released in the United States 10 years after its creation. It is lovecraftian horror that mixes in a very twisted love story. The basic premise is that Sakisaka Fuminori was involved in an accident that ended up with his brain twisting reality. Everything he sees is horribly mutilated. The world no longer resembles what it once was. Humans are disfigured and beyond recognition. Everything looks horrifying to him, except for one person: Saya.

Where Saya no Uta really shines is the character development. The changes that the characters undergo as they go deeper into the insanity. Most immediate is Sakisaka Fuminori's responses to what he witnesses, but as the story progresses those involved with Fuminori change as well.

I won't speak much of the endings except that each of them left me feeling conflicted: each of them conflicted in a different way. A rather interesting mix of emotions from each one.

I hesitate to recommend Saya no Uta because of how grotesque it is, but it is a well executed visual novel. The writing is excellent, the story and character progression is meaningful, and the visual novel doesn't fail to evoke the feeling that deep down, something isn't right. Or, is it exactly as it should be?
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Sure has been a while since I've posted a Touhou remix. This has now been corrected.

Original: The Primal Scene of Japan the Girl Saw from Mountain of Faith
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  • North Dakota State University
    B.S. Computer Science, 2008 - 2011
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    Software Development Engineer, 2012 - present
  • North Dakota State University
    Undergraduate Researcher, 2009 - 2011
  • Digi-Key
    Software Engineering Intern, 2010 - 2010
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