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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

amightywind Congratulations (102 comments)

Congratulations to Boeing. Obama couldn't resist giving more money to his crony Elon Musk who specializes in ripping off the taxpayer.

5 hours ago
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Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment

amightywind A good thing too (123 comments)

Wouldn't bother me. Nothing wrong with a little slap and tickle in the office.

4 days ago
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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

amightywind And? (499 comments)

I'm glad she was fired.

about a week ago
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China's Island Factory

amightywind No choice (199 comments)

And the worthless native Hawaiians ought to be thankful. We could hardly leave such a paradice to primative stoneage culture. Death to China.

about a week ago
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3 Decades Later, Finnair Pilots Report Dramatic Close Encounter With a Missile

amightywind Russia deserves (138 comments)

Russia deserves to get its ass kicked. I hope the US will step up.

about two weeks ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

amightywind Big mistake (322 comments)

Big mistake. Better for the US to be out front and keep a boot on the throats of the Russians and Chinese.

about two weeks ago
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Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste

amightywind They love it (199 comments)

Slashdot lusers sure do love their crank energy science. Some advice. Invest in gas fracking, the real energy revolution.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

amightywind Fry 'em (789 comments)

Let's fry the Russian animals!

about two weeks ago
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NASA's Competition For Dollars

amightywind Re:As long as Republicans rule this country... (78 comments)

The democRats control the Presidency and Senate. It is they who must go. Join us this election day and let's wipe the dems out once and for all.

about two weeks ago
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NASA's Competition For Dollars

amightywind Budget never reformed (78 comments)

This is all because even though there was a deep recession NASA's budget was never reformed. Over the decades more and more non-core programs accreted. Obama didn't help by axing Project Contsellation, or declaring the central role of NASA one of muslim outreach. So here we are, with our center piece program dependent on Vladimir Putin! Way to go America! Is this where you really want to be?

about two weeks ago
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Judge Lucy Koh Rejects Apple's Quest For Anti-Samsung Injunction

amightywind Convenient (30 comments)

Covenient that an ethnic Korean made that judgement against a US company. Why wouldn't Apple object? When will we get rid of the foreigners?

about three weeks ago
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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

amightywind They know (338 comments)

They know. The dem commies are about to lose big. A GOP Senate can't wait to try these no filibuster rules.

about a month ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

amightywind Not realistic (305 comments)

What about fusion has ever been quick? Better to make use of what we have. Build Keystone XL!

about a month ago
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ISS Earth at Night Photos Crowdsourced For Science

amightywind ISS and Russia (13 comments)

Cities at night has helped the stickin' Ruskies inflitrate on Donetsk and Luhansk. End the ISS program now!

about a month ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

amightywind Of couse they will (327 comments)

Of course they will. Tesla and Elon Musk have always been Cali's crony friend. This country is headed downhill fast.

about a month ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

amightywind A crony (262 comments)

Oh no, not another Elon Musk bukkakefest. Elon Musk has gotten rich getting his friends in government back his ventures. All three of his 'companies'. Congratulations Elon. You are a great crony.

about a month ago
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Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

amightywind Re:crock of shit analysis (409 comments)

Seems to me no long term came from Fukishima. Waste just isn't a problem

about a month ago
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How Facebook Is Saving Power By 10-15% Through Better Load Balancing

amightywind What's the point? (54 comments)

What's the point? Power is cheap.

about a month ago
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Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

amightywind Re:You know what? Screw them. (254 comments)

Yeah, you're right. Let's hand over the Baltics and Finland to Putin while we're at it. That should satisfiy them. The French can offer their ani.

about a month ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

amightywind Zero sum game (570 comments)

For every fool in debt collection there is some happy person who made money. Choose to be the predator or the prey.

about a month and a half ago

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NASA Considers 'Plan B' for Project Constellation

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 4 years ago

amightywind (691887) writes "NASA Administrator Charles Bolden ran into a congressional buzz saw last month when he presented the Obama Administration plan to cancel the Constellation Program in favor of outsourcing NASA's human spaceflight program. That plan may now be on its way out."
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amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 7 years ago

amightywind (691887) writes "A commercial Zenit 3SL rocket blew up on the launch pad Tuesday on would have been its 24th flight. The Sea Launch platform is towed from its port in Long Beach to the equatorial Pacific where satellite launches can take full advantage of the Earth's rotation. Sea Launch is a consortium of 4 companies from the Norway, Russia, Ukraine, and the US."

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Moderation

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Having burned karma in the past few months in defending my views on President Bush, the war in Iraq, global warming, stem cell research, and other subjects on which I hold minority opinions, I got discouraged and moved over to digg.com. There are many features about the slashdot system I miss. Direct links to all comments, friends and foes, and even this journal. What I despise are the story submission process and the moderation system, both for the same reason. Slashdot is run by an unaccountable elite. I assume it is the folks in the "Hall of Fame" and a few hundred of their fascist friends. The quality of story selection and editing has declined dramatically in the past 5 years, and a liberal group think has come to dominate the moderation system. I can't say what it takes to get mod points but I haven't gotten any in 6 years, even with an excellent karma. All I know is if you are the wrong side of the issue and get modded into oblivion without having your postings be fairly judged by a wider audience. And there is nothing you can do about it.

Things are refreshingly different on digg. The open moderation system gets rid of the elites. The moderation system allows your comments to reflect their true value to interested readers, not just the aristocracy. Moderate all you like, but once per comment. Also, there are a lot more submissions so the site is a more useful summary of the news that matters. (How often have you shook your head at the eclectic trash that appeals to the Slashdot junta.) So visit digg.com and create an account. I will be happy to refute my foes there openly and fairly.

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Not again!

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 7 years ago

The slashdot junta as taken a page from the islamist fascists and put me in the penalty box again for conservative thought crimes. If I have offended anyone...good!

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In the penalty box again!

amightywind amightywind writes  |  about 8 years ago

My viewpoints tend to be right of center. I present them with seriousness, crystaline clarity, and brutal honesty. For this the leftie poo-bahs who mismanage this site have revoked my posting privileges. I'll be back soon, so don't grow complacent!

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Russian Roulette

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 8 years ago

July 1 the Space Shuttle Discovery will lift off to the International Space Station, the beginning of a 17 flight series to finish the station and to retire, we hope.

By NASA manager's own admission the shuttle has a 1 in 100 chance of catastrophic failure and loss of crew. The odds are about 1 in 60 if you consider past performance. In 17 flights there is a 17-25% chance of losing the shuttle and an abrupt end to 7 astronauts shuttle program, as well as space station construction. For what is supposed to be a safety driven program after Challenger and Columbia I would expect better odds than Russian Roulette.

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amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "aea3ad606f964cb4b710951d75318d6a" and "1891c2a094156c527212d3a9f7ea37a4" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "132.189.76.18" and your username "amightywind".

The jackasses that moderate this site have suspended me again. This time for expressing an opinion that 67% of US citizens have: supporting government international phone record data analysis. By supressing serious dissenting opinion over the years Slashdot has become a slimy orgy of discredited liberalism accented by Microsoft servitude. Why are you afraid serious opposition?

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Mod points

amightywind amightywind writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Seems the slashdot priesthood has decided to drastically reduce mod points on the site. Yay! This is a big improvement given the extreme volatility of the previous system and the tendency to have serious, but edgy commentary downmodded by those enemies of free speech with too many extra points to spend. Amightywind is pleased because he will be suspended from posting less often and his important message will be read more often.

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