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SpaceX Landing Attempt Video Released

cmdr_klarg Re:You have been challenged statist! (248 comments)

Or hide in your anonymity and know you are a coward

Quite the bluster from an Anonymous Coward.

about two weeks ago

IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

cmdr_klarg Re:They do it for us! (481 comments)

I don't know if Kurt Bills would have been any better especially on this issue but at least I knew him and was able to have a discussion with him. Part of that may have been because I was a former student and a part of that was probably because he was my representative to the state house.

Had he been better on social issues I might have voted for him. Alas...

about two weeks ago

IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

cmdr_klarg Re:They do it for us! (481 comments)

What happened to the American Dream (TM) where immigrants were welcome if they worked hard and tried to make their fortune in the New World? Seems like a lot of people who benefited, or people whose ancestors benefited from immigration now want to pull up the drawbridge.

Corporate America and the oligarchs decided that they wanted *that* slice of the pie as well as the one they already had. The American Dream is exactly that; a dream.

As a Minnesotan I've backed Klobuchar but I am extremely disappointed that she is supporting this.

about two weeks ago

Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

cmdr_klarg Re:Home of the brave? (589 comments)

It's time this nation stood up, and stopped pissing its pants every time someone phones in a bomb threat.

Sony couldn't give a flying fuck over whether a terrorist attack happens during one of their movies. What they are pissing themselves about is the promise of lawsuits should an attack happen.

about a month ago

Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

cmdr_klarg Re:Why? (445 comments)

The Dems (including Obama) expanded and extended the patriot act at a time when they could have pushed it through with little resistance.

As much as the talking heads are going to try to make this seem like a partisan issue the fact of the matter is that there is heavy bi-partisan support for controlling the slaves of the USA and any resistance to this is largely lip service to keep the sheep filling the party coffers.

How many times do we have to go through the "It's the Democrats!" "No, no, it's the Republicans" mantra before we get sick of the game and smash the established sacred idols of the jackass and the elephant? We, The People, have become of the dog chasing its own tail. The sad thing is that the vast majority think that they're fighting the good fight when they're just being kept busy while the real powers that be loot and pillage.

Granted. Do not mistake my post as support for Obama and the Democrats. Merely pointing out that the GOP need no other reason to oppose something than the fact that Obama supports it. Look back at the last 6 years and tell me I'm wrong.

about 2 months ago

Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

cmdr_klarg Why? (445 comments)

Because Obama

about 2 months ago

Robot Makes People Feel Like a Ghost Is Nearby

cmdr_klarg Re:In spite of this and other similar phenomena... (140 comments)

I have faith that physicists have done their work well, and are impartial and not lying to me. But my mother that attends church feels the same way about her pastor. I do not have enough time left in my life to turn around and learn the skills I'd need to actually verify what scientist have told me, nor the money to buy the equipment. So I therefor am going on faith, just like my mother. It would be the hight of hypocrisy for me to scold her for doing the exact same thing I'm doing.

I'm not saying you should dump this science nonsense and start going to church. I'm saying you should get off your high horse and let people believe what they want to.

The difference is that it is *possible* for you to turn around and learn the skills needed to verify it, and it is *possible* because the equipment exists to allow one to verify.

There are no such skills or equipment to allow you to verify the existence of God.

about 3 months ago

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

cmdr_klarg Re:Not a good week... (445 comments)

That was quite an illuminating rebuttal.

Going into space is not like air travel. It costs a lot of money per pound, it's a vacuum, it's cold, and there's radiation. We already see permanent health damage from astronauts on the ISS after only six months. It's not that there are technological challenges to be solved, it's that some of these problems have no solution. Ever.

This isn't a matter of discovering Bernoulli's principle, it's a matter of discovering a new power source, or a way to defeat gravity, neither of which are likely to happen any time soon.

I'm sorry to dispel your childish notions of space travel for everyone, but it just isn't going to happen in your lifetime. Space travel will never be economical enough for anyone but governments, and it will never be profitable. Thus, I laugh at people like Elon Musk, who is just a 13 year-old boy with billions of dollars to waste on the silly flights of fancy.

You might want to get some help, MightyMartian. You're projecting your suicidal thoughts and inadequacies on others.

Translation: Space travel is hard, so we should not do it. Much easier to sit and do nothing but consume like a good little cog in the economy.

I for one am glad that we have MightyMartians in this world. If we were all macsimcons we'd still be living in trees.

about 3 months ago

Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

cmdr_klarg Re:Not to be outdone (175 comments)

Vladimir Putin announced on Russian Times that he will jump from the Mir space station at an altitude of 300,000 kilometers to celebrate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad.

Made even more of an awesome feat due to the fact that Mir had been de-orbited in 2001.

about 3 months ago

Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

cmdr_klarg To the Skinnies (97 comments)

"I'm a 30 second bomb!! I'm a 30 second bomb!! 29... 28... 27..."

about 3 months ago

Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

cmdr_klarg Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

If this kind of thing isn't fixed soon, America is marching into becoming a facist state, while pretending to still be defenders of freedom and justice. And people are applauding this as it goes along.

"So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause." - Padme Amidala

about 4 months ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

cmdr_klarg Space Spartans (701 comments)

"Hello Commander... computer reporting."

about 6 months ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

cmdr_klarg Re:From "The Last Starfighter" (701 comments)

Go => "Ramming speed!"
Stop => "We die!"

Do the whole quote:

"Forget the guns! RAMMING SPEED!!!"

about 6 months ago

Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data

cmdr_klarg Re:This research should receive enormous funding. (202 comments)

But he could only become invisible when no one was looking (not even himself), and no cameras were on him."


His power would only fail if someone was looking at him. Cameras did not count. In the movie he successfully used his power to bypass a sentry gun.

about 8 months ago

How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

cmdr_klarg Re:Incomplete (338 comments)

For all the talk about how the US is not socialized, please explain how the top half pays the whole bill.

Because they have all the fucking money!

and the bottom quarter actually gets money out?

The bottom quarter don't have a pot to piss in, mainly due to the shitty economic conditions that the politicians bought by said wealthy have put in place so that they can line their pockets ever deeper.

That, by definition, is government transferring wealth which is very socialistic.

We could use a lot more "socialistic".

about 9 months ago

Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

cmdr_klarg Re:Girls just do not like programming as much as b (673 comments)

Simple as that. It's like wanting boys to play with dolls and girls to play with toy cars. Is not lack of competence of women, is lack of interest.

They're not dolls, they're action figures!!!

about 9 months ago

Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

cmdr_klarg Re:Not unlike the colonial settlers from Europe (307 comments)

That being said, that's a massive financial commitment, and I'd much prefer a return method be an option.

If humanity spent on science and exploration half the money spent on killing each other we'd probably have FTL capability by now.

about 10 months ago


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