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I'm Brad, 33, he/him (mostly), in the US midwest, working on space science hardware (as far as I can get from the military-industrial complex)

I'm into:
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I want to:
- Live in community with friends
- Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism

Me: *wants to call horseshit*

My Brain: Hang on, Brad, let's tone it down a little, this is a work meeting. Something like "poppycock" ought to do.

My Mouth: Horsey cock.

Spent all day trying to get either clion or vscode to debug a remote rust executable with either lldb or gdb, and ran into nothing but ridiculously esoteric errors. Cool cool.


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Y'all, I've got to share this project name I came up with. We're extracting oxygen from lunar regolith.

Fused Regolith Oxygen Manufacture in Austere Geochemical Environments



COVID-19, Capitalist Ghouls 

COVID-19, Boss, Work 

I'm not seeing the necessary change in attitude among people in the United States.

Do not behave as though you are trying to avoid catching covid-19. Act as though you already have it, and make your goal to avoid transmitting it.

You know what I love? Fictional universes where there are just chunks of land floating around. Islands in the sky? Waterfalls flowing from impossible springs? uhhh yeah, gimme that good shit

If you're looking for some amazing art for yourself their art account is here: @pollomostro And they have a page where you can request commissions here:

They do avatars and AMAZING pet portraits! Get on it! :da_w00t:

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I uninstalled twitter off my phone and now I just periodically boop the wallpaper where the app used to be for the endorphins

Today I learned that the twigs and other parts of the pawpaw can be turned into a powerful, broad-spectrum insecticide with low risk of developing insecticide resistance!

Mental Health, Self-realization 

Hi friends! Do you have any tips or tricks on learning how to identify trees? It wasn't a skill I was raised with, and I'd like to pick it up as an adult. Aside from a few very obviously distinct trees, I'm hopeless! Slowly learning thanks to a couple of apps, but I'm still not sure how to pick it up systemically. (I live in the Ohio River valley, btw)

Housing, Money, My Own Privilege 

COVID-19, Irreverent 

Today's challenge was figuring out how to melt moon dust with just 5 watts.

Best I could do was, "Use the 5 watts to light an oxy acetylene torch"

MH, joking at myself 

At work, our science team is adopting some of the language of Sauron to describe and promote their current work. And like, cool cool, nerdy fun, but y'all do know that Sauron was the /bad/ guy, right?

This is actually serious and I wish I had more of a background in chemistry, material science, and metallurgy. The electrocution is easy enough, but I'm running on the fumes of my physical electronics classes for the rest.

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Time to convince NASA to give me money to melt the moon and then electrocute it.

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