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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Squidlips Re:Cargo (137 comments)

Mine for what? There is almost nothing there. There are no plate tectonics or much in the way of hydrothermal deposits to concentrate minerals. Forget minerals such as copper or other metals except iron. There is no oil or coal or nitrates. You can have all the sulfur you want if you need sulfuric acid...

43 minutes ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Squidlips You go first (137 comments)

I will stay here on the Green Hills of Earth

48 minutes ago
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Why the Z-80's Data Pins Are Scrambled

Squidlips Super Geek Post (165 comments)

Thank you!

3 days ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

Squidlips The Fed is corrupt through and through (195 comments)

A friend of mine worked on Wall Street and said that her firm had a guy at the fed whom they slipped bribes to in exchange for information about the interest rates. Apparently this is widespread.

4 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

Squidlips Open up mission control? (84 comments)

Why doesn't China open up their mission control to western reporters during their missions? This is same paranoid crap the Soviet Union pulled. I am sure that they would also do the Soviet thing of only announcing their missions only if they were successful, but they cannot get away with it. Time to get out of the dark ages China; enough of this 1984 crap.

4 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

Squidlips Re: The Chinese can just steal the specs of the De (84 comments)

Just because you are a foul-mouthed cretin does not make you right. I know that Clinton is a god to you, but he was just another corrupt pol (and rapist also). From the Washington Post, hardly a leftist org (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/campfin/stories/loral053198.htm): "Yet early this year, despite expressions of concern from the Justice Department, President Clinton gave the company permission to launch another satellite in China."

4 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

Squidlips Re:How about giving Tibet back to the Tibetans? (84 comments)

No, because you are a shill for China. Why? Ideology? Nationality? Since when has China earned the benefit of the doubt in its actions in Tibet? Let the free press into Tibet and open up the internet in China....

4 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Squidlips To Protect the Lumber industry (299 comments)

Who run the Forest Service.... not more embarassing photos of stump fields...

5 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

Squidlips Re:How about giving Tibet back to the Tibetans? (84 comments)

Oh yes they are most definitely assholes about Tibet and they are so paranoid about the free press that they have dopes like oodaloop do their bidding on social media. This is like saying that the Soviet Union had to take over Poland and Baltic states for their own protection... Read Seven Years in Tibet to find about the genocide of the Tibetian people....

5 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

Squidlips The Chinese can just steal the specs of the Delta (84 comments)

Like they have for almost all their other space technology....except for the sleazy Loral Systems deal where they paid off US politicians to get the tech.

5 days ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

Squidlips Re:The real reason (200 comments)

As yes the 35 million dollar space toilet on the ISS

5 days ago
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

Squidlips Re:Exact Opposite of the Obama Campaign Message (224 comments)

And played more golf than any other President. Persecuting whistleblowers is hard work. I love how the state-run media (i.e. all the US media) let's him get away with almost anything.

about a week ago
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Rosetta Code Study Weighs In On the Programming Language Debate

Squidlips Re:Who cares about succinctness .... (165 comments)

I wish! It was a great language, but it was killed for political reasons by the C / C++ Nazi's

about a week ago
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Rosetta Code Study Weighs In On the Programming Language Debate

Squidlips Who cares about succinctness .... (165 comments)

especially if it makes the code unreadable. Give me the verbose, easy to read code any time. If you really, really want succinctness, use Perl or even better, APL and don't worry about the next poor slob who has to maintain your code.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Squidlips My company is great about training (182 comments)

They usually will send us, even if the location is exotic (like a cruise) as long as there is some smidgen of learning involved. It is one of the perks of working for a good company...

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Squidlips Training cruises are the best (182 comments)

I was able to get my company to send me on the Java Jam cruise since its cost was 1/2 the price of JavaOne. If a company does not want to train me and is too cheap to send em to conferences, then to hell with them. I will leave the company for greener pastures. Vote with your feet people; do not let the bean counters ruin you work. There are better companies out there.

about a week ago
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SkyOrbiter UAVs Could Fly For Years and Provide Global Internet Access

Squidlips Comcast will love that... (48 comments)

So how are they going to finagle fees from us for this? Decoders? It is scandalous that we have to pay through the nose just for the right to be spied on ....

about a week ago

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Science reporting reaches a new low

Squidlips Squidlips writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Squidlips writes "It always amazes me that news agencies assign the science illiterate to do science reporting, and that it makes it through the editors. This article (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080613214545.vk) from Breitbart starts off describing how the Phoenix lander has discovered "millions of years of life on the Red Planet"!"
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