Actually, I feel an odd sort of detachment. I actually got my ass chewed because apparently "I'm not taking this deployment seriously enough" It would seem that my shop supervisor has the ability to understand my thoughts and intentions through some telepathic power, and therefore knows exactly how I feel. I'm not really afraid of dying, never have been, but I certainly wouldn't welcome it at such an early age. I'm going to make some decent coin while I'm over there though, so I'm looking foward to that.
Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future. Robot Fusion
"As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance." John Wheeler
"[A] scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy." Richard Feynman
"[P]etabytes of  data is not the same thing as understanding emergent mechanisms and structures." Jim Crutchfield