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SpaceX, US Air Force Settle Spy Sat Dispute

mrsquid0 Re:Shame (80 comments)

Military launches are where the money is. It would not surprise me if SpaceX's long-term goal has always been do business into the US department of defence with the talk of manned missions being primarily a way of getting media attention. Even if Elon Musk really does want to send people to Mars military launches are a good way to raise the funds to do so.

2 days ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

mrsquid0 Re:One of many (76 comments)

NASA does not have the funds to build instruments, or to run them once they have been launched. One of the telescopes is being used for the WFIRST mission (http://wfirst.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/). The other is waiting for money.

5 days ago
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Sloppy File Permissions Make Red Star OS Vulnerable

mrsquid0 I Would Not Want to Be an NK Dev Just Now. (105 comments)

Someone found and posted a security home in the official North Korean OS? I suspect that one of the OS's developers (and his family) is about the receive a free lifetime stay at Klub Kim.

about two weeks ago
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What Isn't There an App For?

mrsquid0 Name that Song (421 comments)

I would like to see a reliable app that identifies a piece of music from various forms of user input such as lyrics; whistling, humming, or bad singing; or other fuzzy information. Google does a reasonable job with partial lyrics, but it good luck identifying instrumental pieces.

about three weeks ago
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What Isn't There an App For?

mrsquid0 Re: App Store (421 comments)

And Linux stole unix. Linux also stole all the command names from unix. They also stole much of the underlying mathematical concepts from boolean algebra.

about three weeks ago
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South Korean Activist To Drop "The Interview" In North Korea Using Balloons

mrsquid0 Re:And who will watch it? (146 comments)

According the the CIA's Web site (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html) the literacy rate in North Korea is 100%. Dropping pamphlets would make much more sense than dropping DVDs & USB sticks. This seems to be a publicity stunt, or an ego trip, more than a real attempt to sow dissatisfaction within North Korea.

about a month ago
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Hubble Reveals a Previously Unknown Dwarf Galaxy Just 7 Million Light Years Away

mrsquid0 Re:Missing information (70 comments)

Yes, the dec should be -73:30:51. Sorry about the cut-and-paste error. The southern sky seems to have all of the good galaxies.

about 1 month ago
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Hubble Reveals a Previously Unknown Dwarf Galaxy Just 7 Million Light Years Away

mrsquid0 Re:Missing information (70 comments)

RA = 02:24:44.4
Dec = 73:30:51

Unfortunately it is a bit too far south to see from Canada.

about 1 month ago
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Study: Police Body-Cams Reduce Unacceptable Use of Force

mrsquid0 Re:good news (368 comments)

Then why should the police care about violence against you?

about a month ago
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Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

mrsquid0 Re:It should be noted that... (115 comments)

Not only is OS X secure, it is perfect and is the only door to nirvana.

about a month ago
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

mrsquid0 Re:more NOS and less lense flare (332 comments)

First Contact was awful, as were both of the rebooted movies. The Wrath of Khan, however, has stood up over the years.

about a month ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

mrsquid0 Re:Anthropometrics (819 comments)

At least one of these "knee jerk" incidents took place in a section of a plane where passengers did pay extra for extra leg room (United's Economy Plus section). The problem is that the more people pay for their ticket the more entitled they feel.

about 5 months ago
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Exhibit On Real Johnny Appleseed To Hit the Road

mrsquid0 Re:bringing booze to a thirsty frontier (71 comments)

Johnny Appleseed brought reliable apple trees and apple jack to western Ohio. It was the apple jack that made him successful. There are also stories that he had a ten-year-old bride. Mr Chapman was not quite the person that folk mythology portrays him as.

about 6 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

mrsquid0 Re:So what? (778 comments)

The AC was talking about Germany 20 year ago. East German ceased to exist more than 20 years ago.

about 6 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

mrsquid0 Re:Economists (778 comments)

The real question is who got the job? I have worked at places where the economist's answer would have been considered correct.

about 6 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

mrsquid0 Re:Crazy (778 comments)

Posted to undo an unintended moderation.

about 6 months ago
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NASA: Lunar Pits and Caves Could House Astronauts

mrsquid0 Lunar Pits (157 comments)

The astronauts had better hope that there are no Lunar sarlaccs.

about 6 months ago
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Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

mrsquid0 Re:That does it (116 comments)

These glassholes who whine about Google Glass are not very bright.

about 7 months ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

mrsquid0 Re:Ummm (347 comments)

Photons need to have gamma-ray energies before they can create virtual electro-positron pairs. Visible light simply does not have enough energy to do this.

about 7 months ago

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