My Late Brother was Erik Gates of Mythbusters/Gates Brothers Rocketry Fame

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Doggiedog

Lifer
Aug 17, 2000
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Sorry to hear about your loss.

Strangely, my boss and I used to follow Xircom as equity analysts. We probably met your brother many times.
 

TehMac

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Aug 18, 2006
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Faggy?

Nope, no shows. Still trying to get situated in my new home.

Oh, faggy is my way of saying foggy, I hear they say it in Britain, but Idk...I could have sworn I heard some people do...

When did you move to SD?
 

Amused

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Apr 14, 2001
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Oh, faggy is my way of saying foggy, I hear they say it in Britain, but Idk...I could have sworn I heard some people do...

When did you move to SD?

Earlier this month. I was done with the Midwest.
 

TehMac

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Aug 18, 2006
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Nice, yea the midwest can be tiresome. I moved from Chicago a loooong time ago. It is different out here, the weather especially, and in an entirely good way.

When the sun comes out, you will feel happy.
 

vi edit

Elite Member
Super Moderator
Oct 28, 1999
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Damn dude. You've had a brutal run the last year or two. Your mother, your own health. Then this.

Sorry to hear about your loss :(
 

AreaCode707

Lifer
Sep 21, 2001
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Weird how the news outlets get information totally wrong, isn't it? We had a family tragedy a few months ago that was in the news and the articles contained a surprising amount of flat out wrong data.
 

crab

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Jan 29, 2001
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Wow I do remember him. Terrible. The thought of losing one of my brothers is such a terrible thing. I cant imagine :-(

If I remember correctly, you once showed us pics of Dirk's crazy beautiful house. Cool to finally know he was behind Xircom.
 

K1052

Elite Member
Aug 21, 2003
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Sorry to hear about your brother Amused. :(


Oddly enough I'm strongly considering a move to SD myself within the next year.
 

fustercluck

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Dec 29, 2002
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Sorry to hear that. I saw that at the end of Mythbusters and we were wondering who it was. Now we know.
 

Descartes

Lifer
Oct 10, 1999
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That sucks. Crazy rockets though. I didn't know people did that sort of thing.

Not to change the subject, but I remember you showing pictures of your brother's house. I had no idea he was Dirk Gates.
 

moshquerade

No Lifer
Nov 1, 2001
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Wow... that was him...
Such a freak accident. He did seem like a very passionate guy. Unfortunately those are the ones we seem to lose too soon.
 

Amused

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Apr 14, 2001
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Thank you everyone. No matter how hard I try, I just can't make any sense of it. No fucking sense at all.
 

Amused

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Apr 14, 2001
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That sucks. Crazy rockets though. I didn't know people did that sort of thing.

Not to change the subject, but I remember you showing pictures of your brother's house. I had no idea he was Dirk Gates.

You had heard of Dirk?
 

mmntech

Lifer
Sep 20, 2007
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WTF??? Well, that's wrong. Just spoke to him. He's alive and well. Wow, that's just fucked up.

Wow, better contact whichever media out let posted that so they can get a correction up.

Sorry for your loss.
 

Rubycon

Madame President
Aug 10, 2005
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Thank you everyone. No matter how hard I try, I just can't make any sense of it. No fucking sense at all.

Sorry to hear this. It takes time and right now that seems like forever. It's mind boggling how someone like your brother gets taken at such a young age yet there are scumbags living in this world with negative contribution to society that outlive everyone else! :(
 

Gibsons

Lifer
Aug 14, 2001
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Wow, really sorry to hear this. Terrible, senseless and so... random I guess. :(