people:cmm

I wore my Princess Sparklefist shirt to lab today. One of my students (a pretty typical young college dude) asked “Did you hear about the Captain Marvel movie?” and proceeded to quote the announcement. “The character has had many names. This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers.”
I admitted that “I’m so excited about it. Plus we get Black Panther!”

Later he told me about Project Thor, which is an orbital kinetic bombardment concept involving tungsten rods.
It’s pretty clear this guy is a gatekeeping nerdbro, but perhaps I can train some of that out of him.