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celphtaught

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About celphtaught

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    the great blue yonder. and random bits of string
  1. SHAMELESS PROMOTIONAL POST, BE WARNED Hey guys, haven't been on here in awhile but figured I'd post this here with the hopes of reaching more people. Many of you from New England will know who Travis is, but here is what I've written up for my fundraising page this year with background on Travis, his foundation and what they aim to achieve. TL:DR, I'm raising money for Spinal Cord Injury Research and you can donate HERE: http://events.travisroyfoundation.org/site/…/Events/General… October 20th, 1995. Walter Brown Arena. Travis Roy, a New England product of Tabor Academy, was set to live out his dream as a member of the BU Terriers Ice Hockey team. 11 seconds into his first shift, Roy went awkwardly into the boards, fracturing his C4 and paralyzing him from the neck down. After 2 months in the ICU, Roy wondered how his life would change, whether he would be a burden on his family and whether he would be able to live his life, any kind of life. Over the past 22 years, Roy has found his purpose. Roy was able to have 24 hour care for the first few years of his recovery, due partially to the generosity of complete strangers. He acknowledges though that this independence is not available to everyone. Many paraplegics cannot afford extensive care, leading to family and friends begrudgingly becoming caregivers; putting a strain on relationships. Roy's foundation, the Travis Roy Foundation, seeks to help those in need of care, as well as stimulate research into the repair of spinal cord injuries. What initially started as a small foundation able to give 5-6 grants a year, the Travis Roy Foundation (TRF) is now able to give over 150 grants annually. These grants help those who have been paralyzed get back to living an independent and fulfilling life, as Roy has over the past couple decades. From wheelchairs, to home modifications, the grants provided by the TRF take the financial and emotional stress out of a traumatic spinal cord injury. In addition to grants, the TRF has given several million dollars to research into the field of spinal cord injury repair. Partnering with organizations such as the Christopher Reeve Foundation, the TRF is working with researchers to find a way to reverse paralysis. Programs at Stanford and the Burke Medical Research Institute receive funding from the TRF as well. I have lost count of the number of years that we have participated in the TRF tournament. It has to be close to a decade now. We keep coming back. In those first years it was a handful of teams raising a few thousand dollars. In 2016 there were 32 teams on 3 fields raising over $600,000. We aim to break that in 2017. Every time you get out of bed, take a shower, stand up from your keyboard, you take for granted what you have in mobility. Your ability to read this post on your phone or computer without special assistance is more than what many paralyzed individuals can do. Please consider donating to my fundraising page, to give someone the gift of an independent life and one day, a cure. Give Hope.
  2. Sail like a Girl

    I wonder if the author has heard of the Chix Only team race, or knows how many female college sailors there are, or knows how many schools recruit women regardless of sailing ability, and how many of those women have gone on to become all-american collegiate sailors... you're either ignorant or blind if you don't see the trend in youth sailing
  3. Drone question

    bought the mavic. will report back.
  4. Drone question

    Yeah I'm usually close enough to land so that I could theoretically set the "home" to the roof or the boat yard without much issue. i am so not a fan of your venue. especially when its blowing 25. like right now? 20 with puffs in the 30s currently. air temp 45.
  5. Drone question

    Yeah I'm usually close enough to land so that I could theoretically set the "home" to the roof or the boat yard without much issue.
  6. Drone question

    You hit on what I was going to say to Celphtaught in response to his "some coaching" use. I've got a Mavic Pro and love it, but it doesn't lend itself to hand catching the way the Phantom does. For boat use, I'd definitely go P3. The portability of the Mavic is pretty nice though! Some coaching means until I smoke batteries almost 300 days a year. Wouldn't use every day but most days. I'm not worried about hand catching, it would be nice to be able to set the home location to a point on land so I didn't have to do that. Would be nice to travel with the mavic but from what I'm hearing the P3 would be just fine. I like the price better too.
  7. Drone question

    Been looking at buying a drone for personal and some coaching use. My question at its most basic form: Do I need a mavic pro or could I get away with a phantom 3 pro? I love the portability of the mavic but do the new features make up the almost 50% price difference?
  8. College Anarchy

    I know you're doing what you think is right and all, and I respect that decision, I just absolutely refuse to believe even 2/3 of those schools are even remotely realistic for her from a location, program, cost or size standpoint and that you're wasting your time visiting so many in person. You work at GTown, correct? You must have some idea that this is a ludicrous number. I work daily with current and incoming freshman and I know this is a ludicrous number.
  9. Rules Question: Mark and immediately following obstruction

    Assuming this is the mark by the houseboats, your right to mark room applies until you are around the mark. Assuming he hailed for room from a continuing obstruction (steak and seafood), you would then be obligated to give him adequate room to avoid the restaurant. If its a southerly and the mark was down by CGI, same deal. He doesn't have to hail for room you have to give room even if he is silent. does 20.1 not apply? Maybe you should take another look at the picture. I'm pretty sure you know the answer, but just in case think about whether anyone actually needs to tack, or for that matter if anyone is on a close hauled course...... TBH i didn't even know there was a picture, looking now
  10. Rules Question: Mark and immediately following obstruction

    Assuming this is the mark by the houseboats, your right to mark room applies until you are around the mark. Assuming he hailed for room from a continuing obstruction (steak and seafood), you would then be obligated to give him adequate room to avoid the restaurant. If its a southerly and the mark was down by CGI, same deal. He doesn't have to hail for room you have to give room even if he is silent. does 20.1 not apply?
  11. Rules Question: Mark and immediately following obstruction

    Assuming this is the mark by the houseboats, your right to mark room applies until you are around the mark. Assuming he hailed for room from a continuing obstruction (steak and seafood), you would then be obligated to give him adequate room to avoid the restaurant. If its a southerly and the mark was down by CGI, same deal.
  12. College Anarchy

    Again, if you're going to Hampton, you should look at ODU, nursing program and EVMS is right down the road for her masters.
  13. College Anarchy

    Just wanted to make sure she knew the reverse diversity. There are some international kids from italy there who were recruited for sports and had NO idea what they were getting themselves into.
  14. College Anarchy

    Roger. ODU Nursing is good, and EVMS is right here as well. She does know that HU is, as BD would put it, traditionally high melanin count, college, right?
  15. College Anarchy

    Understood, digging your own grave though I think. I applied to 9 schools, visited 4 on my own and 3 that recruited me. Should have only visited 4 total.