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totallynotabrony


Apr
27th
2019

Physical Security of Canterlot Castle · 2:11am Apr 27th, 2019

If you haven't seen the episode that premiered April 20, Sparkle's Seven, I highly recommend it. It's the 200th episode and they did a special job. I'll wait. Alternately, you can watch the abridged version.

If you have seen it, or don't mind spoilers, read on.

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Apr
25th
2019

New laptop search · 11:38pm Apr 25th, 2019

I'm looking to upgrade my main computer that I got in 2013.

14 inch, 1366x768 screen
Core i-5 3230M (4 core, 2.6ghz)
8gb RAM (DDR3?)
GeForce 660M (2gb)
750gb HDD

It's been a good computer. After five years, though, it might be due for an upgrade. As with the old one, I'll travel a decent amount and otherwise have it plugged into a 24" monitor, keyboard, and mouse at home. I game some, but don't put it under too many other heavy loads.

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Mar
16th
2019

Which branch of the US armed forces should you join? · 2:02pm Mar 16th, 2019

I made this chart

This is based on my personal data-gathering and the comments of a few other people. Still, please suggest additional categories or dispute the rankings in order to improve the chart. You can find the Gsheet here

Granular data:

Travel

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Apr
25th
2018

Scuba Diving · 12:50pm Apr 25th, 2018

The deeper you go, the harder it gets.

You're supposed to be certified in order to scuba dive, but rather than covering the dizzying array of organizations and qualifications you can get, I'll mostly focus this blog on the how of diving.

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May
30th
2017

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #7 · 8:41am May 30th, 2017

IT'S OVER, FOLKS



The seven books of my Harry Potter fanfic:
Steve and the Ickle Firsties
Steve and the Man Snake Thing
Steve and That One Uncle

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Nov
21st
2016

Telecommunications · 11:48am Nov 21st, 2016

Communication has exploded in the last few decades. Yeah, it may seem like we’re all introverts with our noses in our phones, but we actually communicate with each other more than ever before. It’s due to the magic of technology! There are a huge array of options we can use to pass information.

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Oct
28th
2016

Orbital Mechanics · 10:51am Oct 28th, 2016

Not gonna lie. It's rocket science.


Always relevant XKCD

Your life is a whole lot better with satellites. They give us our weather, our communications, our navigation.

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Jul
26th
2016

Call in an Airstrike · 11:18am Jul 26th, 2016

The often-cited yet little understood act of dropping bombs in support of troops.

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Jul
25th
2016

Navigation · 1:27pm Jul 25th, 2016

Getting lost is no fun. If you’re someone who has to be somewhere for something, it sucks even more.

At its most basic, finding your way around involves measuring distances from known places. That could be your starting location, ending location, or a landmark in between. It’s mostly trigonometry.

Many people on this site have a technical background, but let’s do a quick refresh.

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May
26th
2016

Welding · 12:24pm May 26th, 2016

Many of the things I've blogged about in the past - ships, airplanes, etc. - required metalwork to assemble. One of the most effective ways to join two pieces of metal is by welding.


Source
One of the cutest, too.

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