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Proposed Hab Module For Asteroid Redirect Mission Could Support a Lunar Return

Squidlips Oink, oink (55 comments)

Pork, pork, pork All this could be done for 10th or 100th the cost with a robotic mission. This is all about directing pork to congressional districts, but science.

about two weeks ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

Squidlips APL (547 comments)

Too bad. It was the most terse language ever created.

about two weeks ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

Squidlips Give us billions .... (315 comments)

So we can find work for more unemployed physicists and engineers...but don't expect it to really work...

about two weeks ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Squidlips Re:Wait a minute... (304 comments)

Because they get gummy and black with congealed hacker sweat--saw this at Brown where we had these glorious keyboard but they were filthy

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Squidlips 1984 (425 comments)

Aren't there continuous low-grade wars in 1984 to keep the people scared?

about two weeks ago
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How President Nixon Saved/Wrecked the American Space Program

Squidlips What about unmanned Planetary Science? (125 comments)

The linked article is stilted and brain dead. It did not discuss the real science at NASA, i.e. the unmanned robotic probes that have been so successful such as the Voyager and Mariner missions and Hubble. There was (and still is) almost no scientific returned from the manned spaceflight missions. Almost all the discoveries and science come from robotic missions. Yes in spite of that, the unmanned directorate had to (and still does) fight for its life as the manned missions people who run NASA are always trying to steal their funding. That is why Carl Sagan started the Planetary Society; to stop the poaching of funds my the manned spaceflight pork-masters.

about three weeks ago
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Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support

Squidlips Ha, software disaster in the making (365 comments)

The next Netscape 6. C++ killed Netscape and will kill this idiotic project

about three weeks ago
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How Hackers Accidentally Sold a Pre-Release XBox One To the FBI

Squidlips Why is the FBI doing this? (67 comments)

Do the Hollywood moguls really run the country? Of course they do...

about three weeks ago
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Earth Gets Another Quasi-Moon

Squidlips Von Neumann probes (54 comments)

For sure. They are watching us.

about three weeks ago
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China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons

Squidlips Re:hah, thats amateur. (92 comments)

That is Boston and its beloved, if cretinous, mayor, Mumble Menino so don't project this city to the whole country. Not every city (except Providence) promotes its barely literate chauffeure driver to Mayor, but we had someone smart in there, they might uncover the dirt.

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Squidlips Re:Cargo (549 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...

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Squidlips You go first (549 comments)

I will stay here on the Green Hills of Earth

about three weeks ago
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Why the Z-80's Data Pins Are Scrambled

Squidlips Super Geek Post (167 comments)

Thank you!

about three weeks ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

Squidlips The Fed is corrupt through and through (201 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.

about a month 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.

about a month 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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