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Company That Made the First 3D Printed Metal Gun Is Selling Them For $11,900

GigG Do I have this straight? (182 comments)

A pretty much untested version (2000 rounds is untested) of a 100+ year old design that costs about 10 times what a high quality normally made one costs. Yes, that's just stupid.

about 9 months ago

Toyota's Killer Firmware

GigG Re:"Impact on self-driving cars?" - None (610 comments)

You may be and so may I be but the people that sue (and there will be many) won't really care if self driving cars reduce deaths. They will only be looking a one or two deaths at a time.

about a year ago

Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch

GigG What WiFi Problem? (326 comments)

I handed out 23 5Cs to my staff a week after it was released. I also updated 10 iPads of various models to iOS 7. I've yet to have anyone complain about WiFi problems either on our work network or in the field on client networks.

about a year ago

Tom Clancy Is Dead At 66

GigG Best Clancy Quote (236 comments)

Way back when John Grisham's first book had hit it big Clancy was being interviewed on one of the morning shows. They asked him with the popularity of Grisham's book would he ever write a book with a lawyer as a hero. His answer was, "I think I'm a pretty good fiction writer, but I'm not that good." (Paraphrase from a 20 year old memory.)

about a year ago

Tom Clancy Is Dead At 66

GigG Re:We lost a good one here. (236 comments)

Agreed, though with today's CG tech Red Storm Rising would have been a hell of an HBO miniseries.

about a year ago

DARPA Hydra: An Unmanned Sub Mothership to Deploy Drones

GigG Re:How long before... (78 comments)

What do you think a cruise missile is. They've had the ability to have nuclear warheads since their inception.

about a year ago

DARPA Hydra: An Unmanned Sub Mothership to Deploy Drones

GigG Re:Tired of this use of my taxes (78 comments)

We've always killed people that we don't like as have our enemies. At least with drones we don't have to risk our pilots life.

about a year ago

Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

GigG Re:So much for... (743 comments)

Reread the Second Amendment and diagram the sentences. Maybe then you will understand what it is saying. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. It doesn't say "...the right of the states militia to keep and bear arms..." And many constitutional authorities believe the meaning of the word "regulated" in the amendment was. To adjust for accurate and proper functioning.

about a year ago

Interviews: Freeman Dyson Answers Your Questions

GigG Re:He'd fail my class. (141 comments)

I believe the word "almost" in his answer would be the reason.

about a year ago

Google Keep End-of-Life Date Forecasted

GigG iGoogle (164 comments)

The started having a banner that iGoogle was going to be turned on in November of 2013 in mid 2011. There is no reason to think they would shut down something like Google Keep without at least that much warning.

about a year and a half ago

US Postal Service Discontinuing Saturday Mail Delivery

GigG Re:Man, oh man! (582 comments)

It would cost more than the mere cost of filtering. They charge to deliver that junk mail and the best part for the PO is a lot of the work is done for them by the shipper.

about a year and a half ago

Iran Unveils Its Own Stealth Fighter Jet, the Qaher F-313

GigG Attn: Iranian Air Force (260 comments)

If you would like to test your new jet please feel free to fly it out to one of carriers. We will be more than happy to have the best radars made test its' stealthiness. We will also test its' combat effectiveness. Signed Commander, US 5th Fleet Manama, Bahrain

about a year and a half ago

How Videogames Help Fund the Arms Industry

GigG Shouldn't the headline read... (410 comments)

The Arms Industry helps game makers by letting them, for a price, use the name of their product.

about a year and a half ago

With 128GB, iPad Hits Surface Pro, Ultrabook Territory

GigG Re:Uh yeah (501 comments)

From your data either they don't need a keyboard, can't afford a keyboard or or too ignorant to know they are out there.

about a year and a half ago

Texas Attorney General Warns International Election Observers

GigG Re:Looks like the AG actually read the law (817 comments)

Yes, Bush possessed satanic powers that let him in on things nobody else knew. But if you want to be an idiot, go right ahead.

Speaking of idiots... did you know only Congress can declare war on another nation? You might want to brush up on your recent history, since it's a well known fact (among those of us who don't suffer from selective memory) that Bush invaded Iraq prior to getting a Congressional declaration of war. So, you know, pot, kettle, all that jazz.

Which is well within the powers granted by the "War Powers Act".

about 2 years ago

Ultra-Powerful Laser To Be Built In Romania

GigG Now all they need... (41 comments)

Now all they need is a really big shark.

about 2 years ago

Why Are Operating System Version Names So Absurd?

GigG It is really simple. (460 comments)

Names can be protected by Trademark law. Numbers can't be.

about 2 years ago

PC Makers In Desperate Need of a Reboot

GigG PCs are now a commodity. (622 comments)

PCs are a commodity. Even those with high end needs no longer have to buy a new box every year and they don't have to buy it from a high end maker.

about 2 years ago

DOJ Says iPhone Is So Secure They Can't Crack It

GigG Re:Government Computer Skillz (454 comments)

You just keep counting on those legal provisions.

more than 2 years ago



Manned Asteroid Mission

GigG GigG writes  |  about 4 years ago

GigG (887839) writes "Plans for sending humans to visit an asteroid are heating up, with at least one company already scoping out the technological essentials for a deep space expedition within a decade, given the go-ahead.

The asteroid space trek is seen as both scientifically valuable and as a dress rehearsal for a Mars mission, NASA officials have said. It could also hone ideas for planetary defense to guard Earth from a messy head-on clash with a space rock.

Launching a manned asteroid mission by 2025 is NASA's new goal set by President Barack Obama, who announced the plan in April. The deep space mission would serve as a stepping stone to a crewed mission to Mars in the mid-2030s, he said."

Who thinks this is going to happen on anything approaching this schedule?"

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