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Casei Magnus
The coolest cat that wears a bowtie.
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Holy hell, I hate bad science. Someone made the broad claim to me that drinking ice-cold water is "bad for you", that it "shocks the internal organs", so I asked for links to science to back it up. He pulled links from a "healthy living" blog (which I found the blog in researching the claim, he just copy / pasted the reference links), and I went and read every single one of the studies. One was a npr.org article - National Public Radio. Not scientific, rejected. One was from a Chinese Medicine Clinic. You know - the guys who treat impotence with tiger penis? Rejected. Four of the articles were scientific studies - but every single one of the studies were done on populations so low as to be statistically negligible. One of the studies found that "cold water decreases your heart rate". Oh my, just like regulating your breathing. One study found that cold water triggered attacks in asthmatic Chinese children. Okay, don't give your asthmatic Chinese kid a glass of freaking ice water - just like you shouldn't give your kid with a peanut allergy any peanut butter. One study showed that ice water sped up digestion (and this study's conclusion was that digestion rates vary from person to person, lols). But none of them supported the claim that ice water is, in general, "bad for you".

When I let him know that the science didn't back up the "shock and awe" of his statement, he said "I'll just rely on the advice of my doctor of 15 years." You do that. Was he, by any chance, Chinese?

What he has is belief. In an Ice-Water Demon.

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Edited by yours truly, the Streamline Anthology is a collection of 8 short stories written and illustrated before a live audience on the Twitch.tv web site. 8 authors, 5 illustrators, ~78,000 words, all for the low, low price of ABSOLUTELY FREE.


https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/669197

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Sketch for an illustration I'm working on
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Fly around this interior 3D scan of Apollo 11's Command Module, Columbia.

#apollo11

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My apologies for the "non-KSP" post but I thought you cats might enjoy this, and it's "mostly" on-topic.

Experience the Apollo 11 landing in real time with all the communication loops, including flight video, Armstrong's heart rate, angle of lander, and all the 1202 alarms you can shake a strut at.

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Many poems were written today by the Spacedock crew about the spectacular Solar Eclipse. Docking with the Spacedock is Munlab II, returning from a 400+ day exploration of the Mun. On their way to Spacedock they picked up Pare Kerman, who had been left alone for over 330 days in a 1.3M meter orbit around Kerbin to finish up her studies of Minmus. These five intrepid astronauts will return to the surface with their valuable science payload to receive their accolades and promotions, and then will return to the Spacedock to act as trainers for new recruits. Spacedock has also been upgraded with a hydroponics module, ensuring fresh snacks for years to come.

#kerbalspaceprogram #ksp #eclipse  
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Breaking News from the OOPS Program:

The SSTO Osiris II is undergoing testing and fuel balancing. It can make it to space, but not yet to orbit.

Spacedock is currently under construction - we've completed 3 flights at the cost of $1.4m. We're looking at doing the complete installation, but currently installed modules are Fabrication and Training, two habitats, the spinning habitat and the scout module. We've added a constructor drone, but it's kind of stupid and runs into things a lot. Overall, she's been a monster to construct, requiring multiple spacewalks from our trusty engineer Luwise Kerman, who braves the cold horrors of space to juggle RCS ports and strip extra parts off the delivery vehicles. The original solar battens were clipped speciously and they blew off into space when released. They were lost as debris in spite of two efforts to retrieve them, and the second flight had to bring the battens to bear. We've got all the TAC Life Support modules you can shake a stick at, which will go a long way toward making the station self-sufficient until the major station parts are in place.
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The latest Centurion from #mischief and #photoshop .
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Some #mischief play. It's not quite finished, but it's getting there.
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An extremely old rose bush in my front yard.
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