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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1140 on: 06/12/2017 04:37 PM »
It's your birthday and ...
Perfect.  It's even based on the original F9s so it looks like the FH would have if they delivered when originally promised (I've seen you repeatedly comment on the delay).  Was that an intentional design choice for you or just serendipitous cake decoration?
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1141 on: 06/12/2017 04:46 PM »
Your still beautiful (hot actually) wife of 28 years proposes a romantic vacation around your anniversary in the fall and your first impulse is how to arrange it around seeing the first Falcon Heavy launch.  8)
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1142 on: 06/13/2017 03:07 AM »
Perfect.  It's even based on the original F9s so it looks like the FH would have if they delivered when originally promised (I've seen you repeatedly comment on the delay).  Was that an intentional design choice for you or just serendipitous cake decoration?

It was a surprise. So I imagine they based it off the first image they could find... and they had to fit it in the box :)
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1143 on: 06/22/2017 09:21 PM »
Will this one count for some kind of NSF Forum triple word score?

When discussing the new Ice Giants Pre-Decadal Survey Report at my workplace’s Tuesday astronomy/space science lunch gathering (see here):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=33971.msg1689580#msg1689580 ,

In reply to a question about the Decadal Survey process, I prefaced with “I know that this will make me sound like a Dwayne Day fanboy…”

And at least three of the others in the conversation got the reference!

And, there appeared to be general agreement with the observation that I had made!

EDIT: Thank you, Dwayne!
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1144 on: 08/01/2017 05:33 PM »
I have another one!

When you post yourself outside a NASA field center gate, holding a handwritten with black marker, on a brown, corrugated cardboard sign:

Will work for FPIP
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1145 on: 08/12/2017 02:51 PM »
You spend more time on NSF than on Youtube . . .

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1146 on: 09/15/2017 10:00 PM »
I bought a used Saturn (car) in 2005 and named it Cassini.
Due to intervention by a car thief last year, the spacecraft outlasted the car.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1147 on: 09/16/2017 10:10 AM »
You hate fireworks.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1148 on: 09/16/2017 11:09 PM »
...you see the the letters FH and go "Ooh! Falcon Heavy!" even when there's no connection with rockets whatsoever 


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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1149 on: 10/06/2017 10:40 AM »
You see a thread with the title

"consolidated launch schedule"

and can't resist making the joke "did they plan to fly a B-24 Liberator into orbit ?"  ::)

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1150 on: 10/08/2017 03:41 PM »
When your kid is jumping on a bungy trampoline at the local fair, and you can't help thinking about that video, and hume the famous tune...  ;D






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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1151 on: 10/10/2017 10:48 PM »
You find this funny:


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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1152 on: 10/12/2017 06:32 PM »
BFF?

Wild guess: Helodriver was on a mobile and it autocorrected 'BFR' to 'BFF' because it only knows every day life acronyms.
Phones learn from your behavior, so  autocorrecting BFF to BFR instead would apply to this thread.

Related anecdote:
I typed a text message starting "I have to pick up my parents at the "
My phone's suggestion for the next word was "spaceport".
Unfortunately the word I needed was "airport".

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1153 on: 10/12/2017 06:43 PM »
When you can use the prefix helio, hermion, cytherion etc and the suffix apo, peri etc without even a mometary what da?

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1154 on: 10/12/2017 06:45 PM »
 You get mad at yourself for not waking up in time for the Progress launch, and then realize it was scrubbed- and you are still mad for missing the scrub.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1155 on: 10/18/2017 08:01 PM »
You fly a 787 but lust after Dream Chaser.
Anyone can do the job when things are going right. In this business we play for keeps.
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1156 on: 10/20/2017 09:45 AM »
You've just realised that your number of posts is 0.76% of the total number of posts on NSF!
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1157 on: 10/24/2017 02:20 AM »
When you watch the Worldview-4 launch on mute in class.

When you leave class early so you don't have to watch NROL-79 on mute.

When are disappointed that there aren't any launches during your spring break that you could go watch.

When you are studying for an accounting test and you have to remind yourself that NET does not stand for no earlier than in that context.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1158 on: 11/06/2017 02:37 PM »
...when you get a new phone and you insist that one of the factors of choice is requiring the new phone to be able to use all of the 4.5 satellite navigation systems of the world. Now I'm a proud owner of this phone which I can confirm to be able to detect GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS and QZSS satellites.  :)
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1159 on: 11/07/2017 01:49 AM »
...when you get a new phone and you insist that one of the factors of choice is requiring the new phone to be able to use all of the 4.5 satellite navigation systems of the world. Now I'm a proud owner of this phone which I can confirm to be able to detect GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS and QZSS satellites.  :)

Here's my phone locking on signals from satellites of all 4 GNSS (GPS = circle, GLONASS = square, Galileo = triangle, BDS = pentagon)
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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