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About Kangaroorex

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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    We always went one step further. bore out the center of the car and use Gallium as a weight to set the center of mass just behind the front wheels and powder graphite or dry moly lubricant on the teflon washers between the wheels and the body. I had 2 years of first place trophies to prove effectiveness. First year I went for form over function and got second place in show but lost to the second heat. the first one was shaped like the spirit of America. (wish I still had that one, it was pretty.) I am not sure about the current rules but in my day, I did set a number of new laws to correct loopholes me and my father found...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    they aren't intentionally dumbed down, just the style he writes the books in normally start with a young person beginning down a path of magic so the character grows with the book. Some of those paths are pretty dark and some contain some relatively adult material (taking flight and spell of the black dagger are good examples). But the book tone is usually upbeat and positive, even when the world is collapsing around them. Given my life sometimes, its a nice break.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    It may be young adult, but Ethshar is one of my absolute favorite series (right up there with Niven's Known Space and Fosters Commonwealth) mystery, intrigue, and a good jolly romp through the magical countryside. My personal favorite of the Ethshar series is "With a single Spell" The main character goes from self-centered snot, to becoming quite pitiful, to finally realizing the world it what you make of it, not what it makes of you. This is where the fine should be equal value. for every pound of wood they stole, they need to return one. Starting with the timber in the house...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I definitely remember that place! From the description in the story the employees had even more fun than the guests. I remember the race cars, the tanks and the rapids and the motor boats. The cannonball was never open the 2 times I was there and the wave pool looked like a sea of heads in some kind of Dante'isk hell, that water was not clean Overall, I loved the experience but I don't know if I would be willing to put up with the risk today
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Thanks for the tips. MechJeb sounds like a practically required feature even for a lot of science. As for auto docking , that's great news. I have been reduced to getting close and having the rescue kerbal swim for it! Otherwise there is just more space junk in orbit. It's been a while but I thought maneuvering control was a function of jets or rockets selected and could be made more controlled with attitude jets
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    There's an autopilot now???. I might have to try again. Best I could do was moon landings and orbital launches And it's a good thing that kerbals don't breath much because the first 2 orbital launches were near perfect geosynchronous orbits and not even a wiff of fuel to come back on, which I suppose is better than the first moon shot... he missed. The projected orbit takes him past the 4th planet. Hope they brought some good books! This weekend my son talked me into playing death road to Canada, a silky game somewhere between organ trail and wild west wagon ride. So far our only survivors have been a mutt, a. Poodle and a sports nut. Lesson learned: don t let the gnome on a rat drive the car
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    2018 Spring Miniature Exchange

    Received my mini from JGroeling today! Absolutely love it. I will take some pictures when i get the chance but Momma gator in the garden with her (his? not quite sure and its impolite to check ::D:) child just watering the flowers, Thanks So much! Roo
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    To tell the truth i am really happy where I am. I have a yard, a decent home and a small mortgage. I have neighbors that will say hi and interact if I want to but could care less about what I do as long as its not bothering them. There is also every convenience imaginable (except for a gaming shop) in biking distance and everything imaginable in a short drive. Never thought the place i would settle would be southern Indiana, but life is what happens when you are making other plans!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    @Unruly Wow! When you were talking about the g'vmt selling out the state for money, I thought you might be in Indiana. Then I saw the failing industry rather than personal gain part... discussing state legislature is usually good for a trip to beekeepers so I'll leave it be. I have a different view of people, I guess. Lawnmowers, road noise and general sounds of the city are just background to me. It's there and I only notice it from its disappearance: camping is waaay to quiet for me, I can't sleep. The part that bothers me in a small community is the proof that I and everyone else IS being watched: fall out of a tree, everybody knows where the cast came from, have an argument about bread in the grocery store and the the town lawyer is offering his services for divorce, do something foolhardy and everbody is commenting on it in 15 minutes. In a larger town you can wander naked down the road and get picked up by the police but none of the neighbors will comment or take notice. For me this is the much better option. It's not something that changes for most people though, how you grew up seems to set those preferences pretty firmly
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    Confrontation: Classic

    Fortunately I already have my Griffins, Wolfen and goblins in metal and can afford to sit back and enjoy the drama In the end I hope bother make it to retail, there were some nice single pieces on both that I liked
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    What was your favorite D&D game hack ?

    We ran a short campaign of a cuthlhu/Dresden RPG hack. Is that fair game? Gave the investigators a fighting chance of staying sane and succeeding. Eventually the party subcummed to the darkness but the whole game was lighter and less melancholy.
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    77329: Silver Dragon, er, GREEN Dragon

    Very cool, love the face and the wings!
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    Extending my congratulations on another trip around the sun. Happy Birthday!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    If you don't get to visit the real thing, Italeri makes a pretty nice model kit for the drone piggy backing on an SR-71 and at some point in the past AMT or ravell made a conceptual SR-71 model that could be built as spyplane, or payloaded with a drone or a nuclear device. It's interesting to hear and see what the military skunkwerks turned out in the cold war era and how much of it made it to the population in the way or toys or conceptual models I can understand that, I grew up in the suburbs of NYC but I haven't been there for more than a day trip in decades. The crowds get uncomfortable pretty quickly, though I coukd probably adjust back. I can't do rural life for any length of time,. too few people in an area make for a different level of contact and intimacy I am just not comfortable with. It's much easier to be alone in a large town, strangely enough
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    Scenic Grass Tufts and Flowers Kickstarter

    Is there anything i am missing here or is this basically the same as what I have from Scenic express? price vs size is about the same. Just curious if there is something I am missing about them.