Author Archives: DougM (Browncoat)

73-yo retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning)
BSE (aerospace eng) UMichigan ’69, MS(astro guidance&control) AF Inst Tech ’75
Living in south-central North Carolina
Shooting, working on my ’74 TR6, a little gunsmithing, and entertaining myself posting here at SondraKistan
Erstwhile single-handed live-aboard sailor/instructor/USCGMaster-50Tons, mounted foxhunter, world traveler, backpacker, book collector, photographer, USCCA corner worker, scuba diver, skier, bicycle & Harley tourist, shooting instructor, and rescuer of maidens fair. Wise ass
(What? Oh, right)
…and pal to my invisible friend, here

Big Bores

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Who R Uuuuu?

Some little people aren’t as little as the swamp critters think Sure, could be reading more into this than’s waranted, but reckon that’s what makes most things postable _____ Story (Launch scrub) Story (SN8 issue) Title cultural ref (Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland) Cultural ref (Marvin the Martian is angry) “At least the crater is [...]

Skippers who use Apple Maps

All the commenters in the post below (What? ‘Cause they’ll never believe I actually posted this before reading their comments)Chug of Shame More memes


Okay, finally fixed my Thursday evening Wifi problem. Man, the withdrawal-induced chores ! I even did laundry. Life on a little phone without a big screen, keyboard, and mouse just isn’t, you know… life. So, what’ve I missed; and what do you folks want to see posted? Trigger me

Just Joe bein’ Joe

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Most popular joke on the internet today

Just ’cause I’ve seen this joke a bunch’a times doesn’t mean you’ll run across it, too, so heeeere ya go You’re welcome Some jokes deserve immortality

How soon before the wokies make him change the term…

…Mars “colony” to something less un-woke _____ Story

…thereby proving his enemy’s point

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Redistribution of misery

Stuff That’s Hard to Do (RocketLab Electron)

Posted this because the video’s pretty cool, especially staging, fairing deploy, and battery ejection. Plus Earth in the background gives you a pretty good idea of speed and altitude. (wish they did 3D versions, though)10-min to the end of the Stg2 burn (What? Aw, they know to go full-screen by now)