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An FPS Minus the Shooting

rdpratt pika pika! (172 comments)

Sounds like Pokemon Snap to me.

more than 2 years ago

Appropriations Bill Threatens Future Space Science Missions

rdpratt Re:Oh noes (233 comments)

I, too, hope you're just trolololololing. There ARE still jobs in astronomy; they may not pay as well as some fancy banker position, but I'd rather do something I actually enjoy instead of something I don't. I have a job currently, in the field, and make more than the dozens of business majors I knew in college do as well. That market is saturated with undereducated and overprivileged kids who all think they'll hit it big, when, in fact, they won't. Will some become millionaires? I'm sure. However, don't discredit me, or anyone else in a similar position (science and engineering in general), because your job was outsourced. Way to suggest that space isn't "21st century" enough.

about 3 years ago

Appropriations Bill Threatens Future Space Science Missions

rdpratt Oh noes (233 comments)

As a recent graduate of an Astronomy program, all these recent cuts are making me sweat. How can we really complain about "not enough engineers" and "American science isn't what it should be" when every day I read about more cuts to the industry? How can we really have anything to dream and hope for, as human beings, as space exploration comes to a halt? What are the millions of children who want to become Astronauts going to dream about at night? Becoming a movie or hip-hop star? As a culture we need ideals that can produce hopes and dreams for our future; otherwise we won't have much of a future at all. Cutting spending to the space industry is the quickest way to crush all these aspirations.

about 3 years ago

World Population Expected To Hit 7 Billion In Late October

rdpratt Re:And for our lucky winner! (522 comments)

Child #7,000,000,000 gets the prize of officially being recognized as "Not actually a bundle of joy" and, on average, a harsh subsistence existence. Congratulations!

Sounds like a great pop-up ad to me.

about 3 years ago

BMW Working On Laser Headlamps

rdpratt Re:why lasers? (330 comments)

Non-gaussian? That's my guess at least. The point spread function of a point source, like a laser, is distinct from that of any other. This is a good question though, maybe non-laser is the best answer :D

about 3 years ago

8 Grams of Thorium Could Replace Gasoline In Cars

rdpratt Uh oh (937 comments)

What happens in a car crash? Will eight grams of thorium be ejected all over the intersection?

more than 3 years ago

Anti-Matter Belt Discovered Around Earth

rdpratt oh ho ho ho (208 comments)

FUEL?! FUCK YEAH FUND IT. But screw that James Webb bullshit they've got going on. Useless.

more than 3 years ago

LSD Alleviates 'Suicide Headaches'

rdpratt oh ho ho ho (272 comments)

I used to get migranes all the time. I'm not sure if "cluster headaches" falls into this category, but after tripping the first time on LSD in high school I never had them again. I also didn't turn into a mumbling and nonsensical piece of shit afterwards either. I'm glad drugs like LSD are beginning to be seen in medical experiments. After they were banned in the 60s many experts became upset because of the positive results the drug was showing in trials, regardless of it's prominence as a recreational drug.

more than 3 years ago

Americans Favor Moratorium On New Nuclear Reactors

rdpratt Nuclear know...nice (964 comments)

It's so hard, understandably, to argue for nuclear energy after something like this. No matter what any scientists say the general public will never be able to grasp how relatively safe nuclear power is. So long as we don't construct every single one of them in a region which has it's own damn nickname for how many earthquakes it gets people shouldn't be concerned about it being destroyed by a natural disaster. There are plenty of nuclear power plants in places like the Gulf Coast which are hit, hard, by hurricanes every year. In the end we have no other way of generating power as refined (no pun intended) and readily available as nuclear power.

more than 3 years ago

Online Chess With Physical Pieces On a Chessboard

rdpratt FINALLY (63 comments)

Cowboy Bebop anyone?

more than 4 years ago


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