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How Do Bikes Stay Up?
Originally Published June 30th, 2015, 10:00 AM

Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.
Originally Published June 16th, 2015, 12:04 PM

Originally Published June 14th, 2015, 07:00 PM

Originally Published June 11th, 2015, 04:16 PM

Thank you Squad, thank you kOS devs, thank you KSP to Mars. You helped me land my dream job!!! (self.KerbalSpaceProgram)
Originally Published June 11th, 2015, 08:38 AM

Submitted by TheGreatFez to KerbalSpaceProgram.


Now... I know there is a lot of "Thanks for this awesome game!" posts. So if this gets downvoted I don't mind, but I just wanted to say thank you to so many people in this community and to Squad that I figured this was the best place. I will try to make this short but here goes...

A small bit of backstory, I got put of for an interview by a friend because he recommended me for the job instead of himself. The position is a Controls Engineer and I mostly focused on that in school, he wasnt interested in that field.

After the phone interview and some waiting they called me in for an interview that happened yesterday. The job description asked for a lot of programming skills as well as modeling and simulation. I read up on a lot of a good portion of the skills since I wasnt as experienced as I am in using MATLAB and Simulink.

The interview starts and they go through the basic scary questions. Biggest weaknesses, how you handle situations, blah blah. And then it gets to the technical questions...

I feel proud of my performance here, I answered all their questions pretty thoroughly and technically sound. But what took me the MOST by surprise is when I mentioned about the KSP to Mars project.

(For those who don't know, although its slightly dead :( , go to /r/ksptomars to find out)

They were *actually really* interested in it, from the organizational stand point and our use of GitHub and the technical side. I almost had to go into all the details of my scripts!

That discussion lead to my autopilot script for landing on Mun and so on and so forth. Really in depth discussions that let me show the technical expertise needed to perform these tasks. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A GAME!!!

After the interview, not even an hour after, I got a call for an offer. I was in shock. It was such an amazing feeling. And so for that...


Thank you. like. I don't even know how much would be enough to thank. I have no words to describe how much I love this game and now even more for what its given me in my career.


Thank you. Thank you Nivekk for creating this mod. Thanks to everyone for keeping it going and creating an awesome community. I have learned so much programming just from fiddling around late into the night.

**KSP to Mars Project**

Thank you. You guys started something awesome. When I learned about it, I wanted NOTHING more than to desprerately be part of that team to do something amazing. What I learned from that project about how real world rockets are launched changed my whole perspective on astronautics. It let me sharpen my skills in programming and my skills in flight dynamics to what they are now.

And lastly, thanks to everyone in all the communities. Without your help, insipiration, jokes, expertise. I would have never learned as much as I did. I would have never even played KSP. And I would have never landed my dream job.

Just... Thank you all. so much. :')


Originally Published June 7th, 2015, 11:00 PM

These are from Emerald City in Seattle Washington.


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Originally Published June 5th, 2015, 04:44 PM

Submitted by EllenPaosCrustyCunt to funny.



jtotheizzoe: The Truth About Toilet SwirlWe’ve all heard the...
Originally Published June 3rd, 2015, 11:06 AM


The Truth About Toilet Swirl

We’ve all heard the claim: The water in flushing toilets and draining bathtubs swirls in different directions, clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on whether you’re in the northern or southern hemisphere. It makes scientific sense, at least when you factor in the Coriolis effect, the same rotational force that makes Earth’s hurricanes spin and winds swirl in hemispheric-dependent fashion, but is it true for toilets?

Destin from Smarter Every Day and Derek from Veritasium teamed up to answer that question once and for all. Turns out toilets and bathtubs aren’t quite enough to answer this question, so they upgraded to “expertly engineered kiddie pool” and put the famous claim to the test. The answer is going to blow your mind!

It gets better, though. Derek and Destin made synchronized videos. You can get the answer by watching either video from Smarter Every Day or Veritasium on its own, but you really should visit this page and watch them together, the videos will explain how to sync up your swirly viewing experience.

This video experiment has been in the works for three years, and I just want to be the first to stand up and applaud. If you’re not subscribed to both these channels, I just don’t know what you’re doing with your life. This is an awesome experiment, and some great knowledge that you’ll be able to wow your friends with.

Thanks so much Joe!!

@TPRJones: Too funny not to share: NASA thought Sally Ride needed 100 tampons for a week in space "just to be safe."…
Originally Published June 2nd, 2015, 11:34 AM

Too funny not to share: NASA thought Sally Ride needed 100 tampons for a week in space "just to be safe."

Welp, guess that answers THAT question... (
Originally Published May 29th, 2015, 12:39 PM

Submitted by amightyrobot to funny.



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