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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

TwoUtes Re:This is the Congressinal Rocket not NASA. (201 comments)

That is it in a nutshell. NASA programs have always been subject to the whims of politicians. I'd bet that the next administration/congress cancels SLS after the next presidential election, and NASA will again look inept and directionless.

2 days ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

TwoUtes Re: Question (299 comments)

In case you are serious, "hot" is a euphemism for someone or something having a high degree of radioactivity. Nothing to do with temperature.

about 2 months ago
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NASA's Orion Spaceship Passes Parachute Test

TwoUtes Re:SpaceX Will Beat NASA at this Game (75 comments)

It is very likely that the Dragon capsule will carry astronauts before Orion, but SpaceX, Boeing, Sierra Nevada, et. al. are only going to LEO, Orion is being developed for long duration deep space travel. Moon, asteroids, Mars perhaps.

about 2 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

TwoUtes Re:Sudden outbreak of common sense (276 comments)

Does the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to non-U.S. people? I would assume not, so a no fly list in the U.S. on foreigner travelers would still hold. True?

about 2 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

TwoUtes Re: Irresponsible (354 comments)

Sure, "gun deaths" were reduced, but overall, the murder rate was unchanged. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G... The point is, people are going to kill, whether they have guns, knives, hammers, rocks or spears. All the hand-wringing by you anti-gun types won't change that one iota.

about 3 months ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

TwoUtes Re: Irresponsible (354 comments)

Right, and there would be no more murders. Ever. Do you really think banning guns will stop people from killing each other? Come on, pull you head out of your ass and think about how long humans have been killing each other compared to how long firearms have existed. Have you seen the scores of beheading videos all over the internet? Shall we ban machetes and knives too? I mean, it will keep more people alive. Oh wait, there's rocks too. Stoning is big in the bible, and continues to this day in various third world regions. Perhaps we should ban the possession of rocks to, you know, keep more people alive.

about 3 months ago
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NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

TwoUtes Re:How the west wasn't won (216 comments)

Of the multitude of reasons SpaceX can operate more cheaply I can think of, the biggies are: -NASA is a Government agency, beholden to the congress and the congress loves its pork, so only certain big-name contractors get NASA contracts. -SpaceX is not a federal agency and doesn't have to play by the same onerous, costly sets of rules as a federal agency (i.e purchasing requirements, safety requirements, etc.) -SpaceX has negotiated some sweet deals to use existing government facilities already paid for by NASA (taxpayers). -SpaceX has received a lot of seed money from NASA. There's more, but you get the idea. I'm not here to take away from what SpaceX are trying to accomplish, but they certainly have an advantage over a bloated government bureaucracy.

about 4 months ago
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GOCE Satellite Is Falling To Earth But Nobody Knows Where It Will Land

TwoUtes Re:Define "irony" (122 comments)

It's not a solar eclipse, just a falling satellite.

about 10 months ago
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Grocery Store "Smart Shelves" Will Identify Customers, Show Targeted Ads

TwoUtes Good Lord... (274 comments)

Can't we go anywhere without being subjected to advertisements?

about a year ago
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Tearing Apart a Hard-Sell Anti-Virus Ad

TwoUtes Re:It's not "insightful" (192 comments)

The quote is "Danger Will Robinson!" There, fixed that for you.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Attempts To Cut Back Constellation

TwoUtes Re:Space Funding Cuts Inevitable (132 comments)

Wow, Dude, nice rant! But why do all antagonists have penis envy?

more than 4 years ago
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Serious New Java Flaw Affects All Browsers

TwoUtes Re:Guess it's time to uncheck that box (164 comments)

Surprisingly enough, it is required to run training videos through a web site run by a major US government space agency who shall remain nameless.

more than 4 years ago
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A Broadband Survey That Asks the Right Questions

TwoUtes Re:black is white (120 comments)

I'll second that. I can't tell you how many pr0n movie D/L's have been interrupted by AT&T disconnects!

more than 4 years ago
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Obama's Space Plan — a Conservative Argument

TwoUtes Re:libertarian (433 comments)

Mod this parent up. U.S. industry is loathe to spend money on any R&D that does not have an immediate return on investment (read:shareholder gains). That is why there are not now and never will be manned private launchers entirely from the so-called 'private sector'. Too expensive for too little return. This new plan from the Obama administration doesn't change that one bit. The U.S. Treasury will still be spending the money to design and build a man-rated launcher. Instead of ATK, Lockheed, Boeing, etc. being the recipients of this largesse, it will now be SpaceX, Orbital Sciences, and others. Basically, the money has been diverted from large government contractors that have already been in the space business for a long time, to a bunch of newcomers. Same game, different players.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA May Outsource

TwoUtes Re:Is really a bad, bad idea... (219 comments)

Glad you prefaced the last comment that it was opinion. I work daily with many folks that draw a NASA paycheck, who regularly use the tools you mention. My neighbor is a NASA machinist, not a contractor.

about 5 years ago
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Blogger Spurs US Radio Host's Firing

TwoUtes Re:The Youtube (505 comments)

Yep, context is everything. Calling one group of predominantly black women cute is far less newsworthy than calling another group of predominantly black women nappy headed ho's.
Once again, we the people have allowed Sharpton, Jackson, et. al. to ruin someone for mere words.
Remember "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me"?

more than 7 years ago

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