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Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

Talderas Re: Not really. (236 comments)

And 1-10 deaths is really not much, for such a large project. 10 or so people have died working at the launch sites for the US space program, which has launched ... maybe 5,000 tonnes to date? Orion could put more than that mass into space in a single launch, with less deaths.

Fuck off,tool. There's a league of difference between the accidental deaths you cited and 1-10 unavoidable deaths per launch.

3 days ago
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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

Talderas Re:USA invading Canada? (308 comments)

I'm guessing it was native americans invading a viking settlement in Canada... or something.

4 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

Talderas Re:Wow .... (155 comments)

Unless you're unfrying four fried chickens, I'm not interested.

4 days ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

Talderas Re:Could be useful in certain rare cases (163 comments)

It's a destructive scanner which isn't entirely a bad thing if it permits a far more accurate scan.

about a week ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

Talderas Re:Prototyping security? (163 comments)

If someone is a courier taking a locked object from point A to point B then having the key with courier isn't a good idea. Transporting the key independent of the goods help prevent people from getting access. This would just be a another method of transporting a key from point A to point B.

about a week ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

Talderas Re:Censorship? (420 comments)

I can't find a citation but I seem to recall that most of these organizations seeking tax-exempt status eventually got their 501(c)(4) status.

They did but it's not relevant to the controvery because the timing is the issue. Had the organizations not been targeted they would have received the status sooner. Now, whether you agree or disagree about whether running ads about various civic issues in a leadup to an election in which they matter should or should not qualify for tax-exempt status it is hard to argue against the fact that the targeting prevented these organizations from engaging in the election in any way shape or form. To suggest that they still got the status and so everything is alright is to pretty much deny the elephant in the room when it comes to suppressing expression.

about two weeks ago
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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

Talderas Re:Bye_bye, Blackberry (307 comments)

The black version, of course, cost an extra $200 for the coolness factor. Considering that my MacBook lasted for eight years, it was a worthwhile investment.

Did you just claim that paying $200 more for a coolness factor was a worthwhile investment?

about two weeks ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Talderas Re:Let's hope (253 comments)

EXACTLY. As long as the tax code is ridiculously complicated, we're going to need ridiculously complicated bureaucracy and IT systems to manage and enforce that complexity. Let's see how well our new GOP overlords in Congress manage to legislate an actual reduction in tax code complexity, now that they have the gavel all to themselves in both the house and the senate.

It will be nice to see Obama have to veto bills instead of being able to rely on Harry Reid stopping them.

about two weeks ago
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Interior of Burnt Herculaneum Scroll Read For First Time

Talderas Re:This is incredibly exciting (66 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

The narrow range for that fragment is 117 to 138 CE although it could be from prior to 100 CE or after 150 CE. Jesus's death was between 30 - 36 CE is the generally accepted range for the death. Within a 100 years of the event is not an unreasonable statement to make when it comes to the Gospels.

about two weeks ago
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Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

Talderas Re:WHO forced them? (141 comments)

Why did you have to remind me of that film?

about two weeks ago
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Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

Talderas Re:oh the humanity (393 comments)

That is brilliant.

about two weeks ago
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Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

Talderas Re:oh the humanity (393 comments)

People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure, and adequate housing/

The housing for dwarfs in dwarf fortress typically fails on the safe and secure parts. So they're pretty much a bunch of squatters.

about two weeks ago
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Connected Gun Lets Anyone Watch What Or Who You Are Shooting

Talderas Re:You know the cops are going to want it .. (138 comments)

This technology, in law enforcement hands, is going to be more useful in hostage situations and will probably be mostly deployed to police sharpshooters. This would allow them to fire on a suspect that they wouldn't normally fire on due to a risk of harming a bystander or hostage. It would also be helpful to police sharpshooters that are stationed on helicopters in order to account for the motion of the helicopter on a shot.

about three weeks ago
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Extra Leap Second To Be Added To Clocks On June 30

Talderas See the invisible (289 comments)

Row row fight the power?

about three weeks ago
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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

Talderas Re:Hypersonic weapons lead to nuclear war ? (290 comments)

Bay of Pigs was a badly planned operation. It should have been placed in the DoD's hands. They underestimate or ignored the popular support Castro held while hinging the success on an uprising by Cubans on the island. Another significant factor in the failure of Bay of Pigs was the state department's insistence that no American personnel or ships be used in the operation so as to avoid linking the US to it, which was hilariously shortsighted as anyone with a brain would have known it was instigated by the US. Thus why it should have been in DoD hands.

about 1 month ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

Talderas Re:Speeding not always an issue (335 comments)

If you're posting speed cams in a place where a single 88mph vehicle elevates the average from 40mph to 55mph then you're an idiot.

about 1 month ago
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United and Orbitz Sue 22-Year-Old Programmer For Compiling Public Info

Talderas Re:Cheaper (349 comments)

1st dibs on carry on luggage placement in overhead bins.
1st dibs on seats when there isn't assigned seating on the flight.

about a month ago
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FBI Allegedly Investigating Lizard Squad Member Over Xbox Live, PSN Attacks

Talderas Re:Any other sauce than video? (78 comments)

Info about cam-whores presented by cam-whores.

about a month ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

Talderas Re:Kind of disappointed in him. (681 comments)

We follow the Gregorian calendar. Newton was born on December 25th of the Julian calender. Newton's birthday isn't for another 6 days.

about a month ago

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