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Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon

elsuperjefe Re:To the Moon, eh? (131 comments)

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The moon, eh? This will be important when we get around to mining the moon into a block of Swiss cheese for whatever mineral riches it possesses. I predict China will be the first, and we Americans will follow soon after they have opened the door.

cheese is not at all popular in China. i predict the French will pioneer this mining effort, or maybe the Swiss... not sure.

about 2 months ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

elsuperjefe Re:Hmm (600 comments)

Maybe we can develop a vaccine to address the illness?

about 3 months ago
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Study: People That Think Social Media Helps Their Work Are Probably Wrong

elsuperjefe I smell an Ig nobel! (40 comments)

Ladies and Gentlemen we have a new front runner for this year's Ig Nobel prize awards --El

about 4 months ago
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Google Flu Trends Gets It Wrong Three Years Running

elsuperjefe Huh, Flu, who knew? (64 comments)

All this time i thought the only reason "big data" mattered was to provide motivation for companies to invade my online privacy and better target advertising. i can tell you all those male enhancement product ad placements really hurt my self image.

about 4 months ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

elsuperjefe Re:Ya think so? (606 comments)

hmmm, and yet thousands of their employees DO want to live in these horrifying places... stranger and stranger still.

about 5 months ago
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Kentucky: Programming Language = Foreign Language

elsuperjefe i think that's a potential bug (426 comments)

Shouldn't the subject be: Programming Language == Foreign Language ??

about 5 months ago
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Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

elsuperjefe Re:Math, do it. (1043 comments)

So what to do? ....

i might have "a modest proposal" ...

about 6 months ago
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China: The Next Space Superpower

elsuperjefe powered chicken feet (250 comments)

when i was a kid i loved going to the san diego air & space museum and tasting the dried out ice cream powder. maybe someday soon i can go a similar museum in shanghai and try some powered chicken feet! seems like a win to me.

about 7 months ago
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Meet the 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins

elsuperjefe Re:How do you claim the prize? (291 comments)

Seems to me that the creator of that site is shortsighted in how he or she confirms who the assassin is. Namely, that the assassin has to be able to specify the date of death prior to the death.

in other words this could be seen as an office pool (with no actual buy-in): guess when controversial government official X is assassinated!

Frankly, Sanjuro is either a nutcase, or a honeypot. In either case, it would be best to avoid him.

so you think that paying money (under real or false pretenses) to have someone killed is something to be avoided? your wisdom is inspiring.

about 8 months ago
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China's "Singles Day" Is the World's Biggest Online Shopping Blitz

elsuperjefe Re:apples and oranges (120 comments)

yes, by gum, we are NOT to be out-consumerized by the Chinese!

about 8 months ago
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US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

elsuperjefe Re:The shooters aren't supposed to notice the reco (1160 comments)

i think it is a cork stuffed in the end of barrel that pops out and is leashed to the gun by a string. i'm not sure anyone would know the difference regardless of their "expertise"

about 9 months ago
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US Now Produces More Oil and Gas Than Russia and Saudi Arabia

elsuperjefe Re:Obama is Awesome (416 comments)

Not only has he managed to get every American health care, but he has also made us virtually energy independent.

Way to go, Obama!

no, no, no. Obama only gets the blame for high gas prices. You absolutely cannot credit his administration for energy independence or low gas prices or anything positive that happens in the U.S. That's heresy.

about 10 months ago
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U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

elsuperjefe Re: Fucking idiots (1532 comments)

Strangely, neither party, once in power, actually reduces spending. Neither party is especially interested in changing those programs that actually affect the budget.

Not quite true. Govt. spending under Obama is way down and falling; especially as a percentage of GDP (the measure that matters). The concern at the moment is we are reducing spending too quickly given the current state of the economy and the fact that we've been in a liquidity trap since 2008. What i find especially galling is that a GOP congress rubber stamped billions (trillions? i'm not sure) for wars and tax cuts under Bush and now sees the need to gut food stamps and shut down the government. They run up the tab and then scream about how entitlements for poor people are killing us. It is time for Boehner to go.

about 10 months ago
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Scottish Academic: Mining the Moon For Helium 3 Is Evil

elsuperjefe Re:Of course it doesn't. (462 comments)

That seems a very liberal translation & interpretation of the word of God. In the ancient Greek version of the bible the word for moon, , was also commonly used to describe a situation where a person riding in a cart would suddenly stand up, drop his breaches and bend over giving bystanders a clear view of his buttocks thereby insulting them. So while the King James edition might claim God created the moon in Genesis I submit that in fact Adam was sharing his opinion with some of the other folks who somehow magically appeared, but were not directly related to him.

about a year ago
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The Case of the Orca That Killed Its Trainer

elsuperjefe The Most Dangerous Animal (395 comments)

"Contrary to popular belief, the most dangerous animal is not the lion or tiger or even the elephant. The most dangerous animal is a shark riding on an elephant, just trampling and eating everything they see." -- Jack Handy clearly, he never saw an ORCA riding on an elephant.

about a year ago
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China Criticizes US For Making Weapon Plans Steal-able, Alleges Attacks From US

elsuperjefe Re:Economic collapse. (209 comments)

I don't think China's holdings have that kind of power. If they sell prices would fall, rates would rise. I suspect these events might entice additional demand from other investors causing prices to rise and rates to drop. Also, the U.S. economy is currently growing, not collapsing so there is currently nothing to exacerbate. I would hold off on the bomb shelter for now.

about a year ago
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Chinese Blogger Becomes Celebrity Exposing Corruption

elsuperjefe Re:I'm sort of confused (143 comments)

I believe sex with the 18 year old girl was offered as a bribe payment for lucrative contracts. The official caught with his pants down apparently had so much money that monetary payments no longer interested him...

about a year and a half ago
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The Most Dangerous Toys of 2011

elsuperjefe Re:toys with molten metal (292 comments)

i have to believe that it isn't really the toy that induces creative brain-building play in children. in their toddler years my kids were usually more interested in creating forts out of Christmas boxes and wrapping paper than in playing with the actual toys that came in them. i doubt we are creating idiocy by tagging absurd toys as unsafe at any speed.

more than 2 years ago

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