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    Screenname Motivation

    The (somewhat) recent thread about how individuals are connected to the AD made me think that it could be interested to find out how some of us chose our screennames. Any takers?

    I took mine from a rocket (named "Hawk Hunter") I started building in 2006 (see attached images). To help with the sense of scale, the rocket is 8' 4" long with diameters of 5.5" and 4". I hope to finally get it launched this summer (school got in the way of completing it) in Walcott, and hopefully there will be a wind out of the west so it can be launched toward IC.


    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    [Anything] is easy if you are content to suck at it.

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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    Velo is French for bicycle.


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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    I don't think mine needs much explanation...


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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    Seemed like people were putting "Cyclone" into their names at the time, and this seemed like an easy name to put together.


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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    i know this thread was started about 3 years ago...



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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    i know this thread was started about 3 years ago...
    My apologies. It's hard/frustrating enough to find a thread from last week, let along look in the dusty archives.


    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    oh no problem. carry on with the thread cuz theres a lot of diff people on here now and like i said, it was probably 3 years ago. i just think its funny if you stick around this board long enough, every thread gets repeated.



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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    Mine's pretty straightforward...



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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    I posted under a different username for a long time. It included my real name and I decided I didn't want people to see it, so I started up a new account. Thus, I'm a "fanatic again."



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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    The (somewhat) recent thread about how individuals are connected to the AD made me think that it could be interested to find out how some of us chose our screennames. Any takers?

    I took mine from a rocket (named "Hawk Hunter") I started building in 2006 (see attached images). To help with the sense of scale, the rocket is 8' 4" long with diameters of 5.5" and 4". I hope to finally get it launched this summer (school got in the way of completing it) in Walcott, and hopefully there will be a wind out of the west so it can be launched toward IC.
    2 questions
    What's that bad boy packing and what's it gonna take to get a guidance system that can hit the press box?



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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    When you're a cyclone fan who bears a slight resemblance to Kevin Smith, "CYlent Bob" becomes a viable option to use as a user name.

    Shockingly enough, my name's not Bob.



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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    Tool song "Reflection"....What ever will bewilder me...started using it in early high school and it's been one of my names for 10-12 years.


    'Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.'
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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyforce View Post
    2 questions
    What's that bad boy packing and what's it gonna take to get a guidance system that can hit the press box?
    It'll launch on a 54mm motor (likely to have thrust between ~150 and ~600 lbs).

    A guidance system would require several modifications/components:

    • more-powerful motor capability to get the required distance
    • modifications to the fins to allow for active-control
    • the guidance components themselves (obviously)
    • back-room deals to acquire parts and avoid getting my *** thrown in jail


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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    I lived in Linden Hall when at Iowa State.



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    Re: Screenname Motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I lived in Linden Hall when at Iowa State.
    You probably partied more than you lived in Linden Hall.


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