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Attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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There was an 18 mile Cycle in the City ride Sunday, and I did more walking than usual the rest of the week. In fact I covered more distance, 70.2 km, than in any previous week. It took me past the 1200 km mark, and almost to the 40% point. It also took me…
There was an 18 mile Cycle in the City ride Sunday, and I did more walking than usual the rest of the week. In fact I covered more distance, 70.2 km, than in any previous week. It took me past the …
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His blog is called “GOPLifer”. But today, after 30 years with the GOP, he left the party.

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There’s a very amusing thread on YORF right now: Techniques to avoid losing a Mosquito. My suggestion: Use a screamer.
There’s a very amusing thread on YORF right now: Techniques to avoid losing a Mosquito. My suggestion: Use a screamer.
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Melania copying Michelle Obama is one thing. Donald copying Putin is quite another. #donaldthefraud
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I forgot to mention why the MLAS didn’t fly, again, on Saturday. I went to prep it ahead of time. I couldn’t get the nose cone off. Stuck. Wouldn’t budge. I’m hoping it’s the humidity and it’ll loosen up when it’s dryer. Taking it upstairs from the…
I forgot to mention why the MLAS didn’t fly, again, on Saturday. I went to prep it ahead of time. I couldn’t get the nose cone off. Stuck. Wouldn’t budge. I’m hoping it̵…
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“Melania” is a misspelling; her name’s really Millinia.

Millinia Vanillinia Trump.

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IHNJH, IJLS"cavalcade of derp" 
The blunder by the Republican nominee’s wife underscores a campaign rife with problems.
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WaPo: “Unfit for the Presidency and a danger to democracy”
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In my house, “climate control” consists of moving the computer into the basement in summer, upstairs in winter.
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Of course this implies clearing the surface of each desk once a year whether it needs it or not. Hint: It does.
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Estes gives a weight of 3.7 oz for the Xarconian Cruiser; with an Estes-recommended C6-3 motor, it would come to 4.53 oz. Yet Estes also says the maximum weight for a C6-3 is 4.0 oz.

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This is the "well, crap, that ain't supposed to happen" edition. I proceeded to dry stack the parts, put in a motor, and fill the nose section with 0.8 ounces of lead. I checked the CG and it is almost as specified in the i...
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Thanks for that data point! I did some arithmetic and think I am right at the 5:1 ratio. Estes used to give higher liftoff weights for the -3 v. the -5, etc. I think I'll look for an older table just for kicks. Now that I have a park that I can use for a LPR flight, I will try to fly it there.
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  • Syracuse University
    Research Assistant Professor, 1992 - present
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    Research Associate, 1985 - 1992
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Onondaga, NY - Syracuse, NY - Newport News, VA - Greenbelt, MD - Batavia, IL - College Park, MD - Worcester, MA - DeWitt, NY - Natick, MA
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Physicist, morris dancer, model rocket builder and flyer, genealogy researcher, geocacher, kibologist, dabbler in music making, electronics, mathematical recreations, homebrewing, knitting... well, I try to keep busy.
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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Physics, 1973 - 1977
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Physics, 1977 - 1985
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