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    $150 space probe

    The $150 Space Camera: MIT Students Beat NASA On Beer-Money Budget | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

    I don't know if I have ever drank $150 worth of beer, but this project was still pretty cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    I don't know if I have ever drank $150 worth of beer, but this project was still pretty cheap.
    I've drank $150 worth of beer, but not when I was 18 miles high.

    I wonder what an average internal combustion engine would look like from so unimaginably far away...almost nothing, I guess.

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    Heh... perhaps Abachler is not from a big city? Depending on your draft of choice, $150 worth of beer in NYC can be a pretty average drinking night. This just goes to show you where the drive to accomplish goes when the government offers you basically as much money as you want to do whatever it is that they don't understand. How many top NASA guys are ex-MIT, anyway?
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    Every project will expand to fit the available budget.

    If you have a lot of money you can do something wonderful or wasteful, if you have next to nothing you can do something wonderful or just lie more vigorously than usual.

    And no, I don't go drinking at bars for teh most part, unless they have a good pool table, then my limit is 2 (rum and cokes). An expensive bar around here is like $5 a beer, so 30 beers and I'd be trashed. Since I'm usually the designated driver that wouldn't be a good deal.
    Last edited by abachler; 09-16-2009 at 01:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    If you have a lot of money you can do something wonderful or wasteful, if you have next to nothing you can do something wonderful or just lie more vigorously than usual.
    ...and what happens when that massive budget's been wasted on the executives' bonuses? You whip out a handy-cam and some spare memory foam and tell the media that you've been to the moon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    Depending on your draft of choice, $150 worth of beer in NYC can be a pretty average drinking night.
    DRAFT?? BARS?? NIGHT?? It comes in 24 oz cans, by god. I mean thank.

    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    just lie more vigorously than usual.
    Squeezing your eyes shut may help, but if you are actually driving the vehicle with the I.C.E. then you run the risk of falling prey to certain obvious and apocalytic denials.

    YouTube - Kyuss - Born to Hula

    This one's totally gorgeous if you dig crisp sepia-tone shots of steam engines. Miracles of horsepower and ingenuity. Mostly lower atmosphere, < 1 mile.
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    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    DRAFT?? BARS?? NIGHT?? It comes in 24 oz cans, by god. I mean thank.



    Squeezing your eyes shut may help, but if you are actually driving the vehicle with the I.C.E. then you run the risk of falling prey to certain obvious and apocalytic denials.

    YouTube - Kyuss - Born to Hula

    This one's totally gorgeous if you dig crisp sepia-tone shots of steam engines. Miracles of horsepower and ingenuity. Mostly lower atmosphere.
    Links to the photos themselves would be better, I find most peoples taste in music ... 'under developed' especially when after a minute it goes from a normal volume to suddenly blaring switches genre and its 3am in the apartment where i live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    DRAFT?? BARS?? NIGHT?? It comes in 24 oz cans, by god. I mean thank.
    Oh, I apologize... I forget I gotta pretend like I don't have any real friends around you nerd types.

    Ahem... yeah, yeah... me and my buds love to get some 40s of Coors Light and have some hardcore MoH lan-parties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    Oh, I apologize... I forget I gotta pretend like I don't have any real friends around you nerd types.

    Ahem... yeah, yeah... me and my buds love to get some 40s of Coors Light and have some hardcore MoH lan-parties.
    Nothing beats drunken LAN parties =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by valaris View Post
    Nothing beats drunken LAN parties =D
    I kind of outweigh 192.168.1.3 and 192.168.1.4 (combined) so the soundtrack is mine

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    Been trying to pay attention all my life but still cannot make head nor tails of that "hole in the sky" stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    Ahem... yeah, yeah... me and my buds love to get some 40s of Coors Light and have some hardcore MoH lan-parties.
    My LAN parties usually involve less beer and more weed, and usually an RTS like SupCom. Different strokes for different folks.

    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    Been trying to pay attention all my life but still cannot make head nor tails of that "hole in the sky" stuff
    Someone is an LSD virgin

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    Last edited by abachler; 09-16-2009 at 04:01 AM.
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    I'm getting a couple of friends together and we are going to try the same little project that these MIT guys did. I read this story on slashdot a few days ago, and it intrigued me.

    It's gonna be sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP View Post
    I'm getting a couple of friends together and we are going to try the same little project that these MIT guys did. I read this story on slashdot a few days ago, and it intrigued me.

    It's gonna be sweet!
    I'm already there, a lot of the shots are blurry, but some of them are real keepers.
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    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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