Monthly Archives: May 2015

Minor Blog Upgrades

This is sort of a cheat for meeting my blog-a-day quota for this last month, but I wanted to note a few minor tweaks I’ve made to the blog. I’m not really savvy with all the coding experience needed to … Continue reading

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Additional EGT Musings: Gravity Tractor and Enhanced Gravity Tractor Overview

[Editor’s Note: When I posted the Enhanced Gravity Tractor article earlier in the week, I didn’t have time to really dig into the concept the way I had originally intended. Josh Hopkins suggested on Twitter that I could cheat and … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: Fasting With a (Secular) Purpose

As a practicing Mormon, one part of our religious practice is a monthly fast. But I’ve been finding that many people also do fasting for non-religious dietary or health reasons. This short blog post is directed at people fasting for … Continue reading

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Enhanced Gravity Tractor Paper at the IAA Planetary Defense Conference

I’ve noticed that very few people seem to understand the concept of the Enhanced Gravity Tractor planetary defense technique that the ARM Option B approach plans on demonstrating. A friend recently forwarded me a great paper describing this concept that … Continue reading

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Taong Boondocks Post on Service

For today’s installment of my month of blogging, I did a post on Taong Boondocks (my other blog) about Service and the Atonement. Advanced warning–it’s an LDS religious philosophy piece, so if religion isn’t interesting to you I should be … Continue reading

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Light Reading Recommendations for House CJS Appropriators

Some tweeted comments from the recent House Commerce, Justice, and Science budget markup meeting gave me some ideas for light reading for our esteemed House Appropriators. Specifically, Jeff Foust (@jeff_foust) of SpaceNews tweeted that: CJS subcommittee chair Rep. Culberson: bill … Continue reading

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Upcoming Milestones and a Month of Blogging

I just realized the other day, that we’re rapidly approach the 10 year anniversary of my first post on Selenian Boondocks. The big day will be on June 16th, 2015. In celebration of that milestone, I’m going to try to … Continue reading

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