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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

cheesybagel Re:Stone Age diet ? he wants to live all 20 years? (223 comments)

They started eating unleavened bread. That's what happened. The population was too high to live on a hunter-gatherer diet by then.

The skeletons of that time usually have rickets and stunted growth.

1 hour ago
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GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

cheesybagel Re:Overpopulation and Length of Sentencing (204 comments)

That is basically how the legal code of law in the Qin kingdom in China worked. The Chinese believed back then that it was a waste of time and resources to jail men so the most common sentences were either death or corporal punishment.

7 hours ago
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

cheesybagel Re:Not-so-hidden agenda (150 comments)

Plus the money would go to fund failed programs like Constellation and the SLS. I bet it would fly about as much as the X-33 did.

yesterday
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

cheesybagel Re:Has NASA done all that badly? (150 comments)

Launching a Saturn V was not cheap. The prior programs also used rockets that already had been developed for military purposes so the costs are probably mostly marginal costs on top of that.

yesterday
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

cheesybagel Re:Good luck to him (150 comments)

The main issue was Concorde wasn't manufactured by Boeing. But the other issue was the 1970s oil crisis which made a lot of things which used a lot of oil uneconomic. Another casualty was the Wankel engine. Heck even military aircraft no longer use turbojet engines because they consume too much fuel.

yesterday
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Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

cheesybagel Re:Chernobyl Blew when they pushed the Red Button. (201 comments)

AFAIK the explosion was a hydrogen gas explosion due to water thermolysis after the core melt down. Nothing like a nuclear bomb blast.

yesterday
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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

cheesybagel Re: Bewitched? (222 comments)

Steve Jobs was brought back because MacOS Classic was a steaming pile of shit and they needed NextSTEP. Once he came on board they came up with the iMac and MacOS X pretty quickly. They also knifed the 3rd party cloning business which meant they had more profits to them. He was a bastard but he knew how to make money.

At that time the company was doing okay. The rest was just icing on the cake.

3 days ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

cheesybagel Re:Home of the Brave (230 comments)

So you think he wouldn't have lost a land battle in China? Why do you think he came back crying like a baby to the US President that they needed to nuke Beijing and Moscow? The whole idea was ludicrous. The Soviet Union had tested their own nuclear weapons before the Korean War started.

I usually prefer calling the Korean War WWIII to put it into proper perspective.

4 days ago
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Australia Moves Toward New Restrictions On Technology Export and Publication

cheesybagel Re:Innovative sheepdips (90 comments)

Google "SILEX nuclear".

4 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

cheesybagel Re:Real reason - Russia (427 comments)

I would be less concerned about Russia and more concerned about the efforts the Chinese have made to get into Cuba.

5 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

cheesybagel Re:Why not push toward collapse? (427 comments)

No the mistake was supporting the overthrow of Assad and Gaddafi. They came in from Syria remember? And they probably got to Syria via Turkey from Saudi Arabia.

5 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

cheesybagel Re:Why not push toward collapse? (427 comments)

You can hardly call the invasion of Iraq a conquest. It was a successful expeditionary incursion but the stated goals by the PNAC for the war were the stabilization of the Persian Gulf oil producing region and the demobilization of the troops stationed in the border since the first Gulf War. The demobilization did happen but the Persian Gulf was not stabilized at all. So in that sense the war failed to meet their objectives.

The PNAC also intended to invade North Korea at the same time but I guess the Afghan war precluded that from happening.

5 days ago
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Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

cheesybagel Re:The video game crash of 1983 (191 comments)

The Video Game Crash happened because personal computers had better graphics and cheaper games. You could get a computer which could do more than play games for the price of a console. Curiously or not 1983 was around when the C64 came out.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

cheesybagel Re:been there, done that (279 comments)

The is probably next to zero overlap I bet.

about a week ago
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Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

cheesybagel Re:Imagine that! (191 comments)

You are assuming that the people with more income spend more. Which is not necessarily true.

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

cheesybagel Re:But of course they were... nitwit. (878 comments)

Those Jewish massacres were condemned by both the Catholic Church and the Kings at that time.

The so called Northern Crusades weren't even named Crusades at the time for obvious reasons. It was a retcon. I could also call them a backlash against prior Norse invasions on the Catholic Roman Empire.

The Cathar war was similar to the Reform Wars and it had nothing to do with external relations but it was about suppressing internal dissent.

So you think Jews, Heretics, Pagans, etc don't wage war either? You sure are naive.

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

cheesybagel Re:Don't worry guys... (878 comments)

You can get enlightened here. I quote:

The First Crusade (1096–1099) ... ended as a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests of the Levant (632–661), ultimately resulting in the recapture of Jerusalem in 1099. It was launched on 27 November 1095 by Pope Urban II with the primary goal of responding to an appeal from Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, who requested that western volunteers come to his aid and help to repel the invading Seljuq Turks from Anatolia.

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

cheesybagel Re:Don't worry guys... (878 comments)

The Crusades were a backlash against Muslim invasion nitwit.

about a week ago

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