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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

sillybilly Re:Not always (173 comments)

Wow, and I just found this quote on that page:

Here at least We shall be free
Whom thunder hath made greater? Here at least We shall be free; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure; and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell: Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.

That's like nonsense, gibberish, but for a genetically "queen" being, the concept of "serve" others instead of reigning over others yourself, may indeed be strange. After all, that's like cuckolds in porn, go ahead please, let me be second, and disappear. It's complicated. You can have brotherly love between men, not gay, or homosexual, just love where they push each other forward. But then again, the ones that sort of "cheat the system" and assert themselves at the expense of others, in such a social environment, will proliferate. Kinda like people having a ton of kids on welfare, they don't serve others, they serve themselves first and foremost. Ultimately, the breeding capacity of any healthy life form is infinite, and only the external world, the external resource constraint is what sets a limit on what an adequate size of population is. For most lifeforms it's a limiting nutrient. With the limit lifted, such as infinite cat food, or phosphate detergents for algae, you get a bloom and inharmonious upset of the ecosystem from a population explosion.

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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

sillybilly Re:Not always (173 comments)

Yeah and the government spends your precious money on welfare for the poor that breed out of control on unlimited food supply, instead of science research. I knew an elderly man, who was over 100 years old, and he was too old to take care of his cats, he fed them food all the time, but too old to clean up after them. On unlimited food he must have ended up with like 200 cats, and cat poop all over the house. Something not right with that picture.

As far as the future goes, space stations are the future, and spaceships. But also the fast breeders, the really perverted can't control themselves fuckers, but they also have to be very intelligent under warfare scenario. You'll might have things like tails for humans again, simply because that retro mutation is gonna be perverse, long tongues like 15 inches sticking out of your mouth, super sexy eyes and lips, and constant fucking. Unfortunately religion is difficult to stick to even for the most religious, and sex dominates the world, because those who fuck all the time, usually have more babies, and drown out in population those who abstain. Everything is gonna degenerate into super cool appearances and fetish.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uaGK...
In 3 billion years, Alien is what a human is gonna look like - 6 fingers, long tail, super long brain to pretend she's smart. Maybe males may have been lost under dire circumstances, and female only reproduction takes over, like earthworms can reproduce in absence of a partner. The females are still gonna be insanely horny, and they can get each other off. Under lack of males, and sexual reproduction, the species will no longer be able to adapt to new diseases, and you'll get diseases that eat people, or whatever you wanna call them in 3 billion years, up from the inside out. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Jxym...
Air filtration may be mandatory, as in CPAP, for everyone, to keep diseases away, yet everyone will be infected anyway. This of course would not happen if people lived in a sort of natural way, in the jungle, immersed among other life, and naturally selected to resist diseases. That's how you and I are here, a long process of selection. Our immune system can fight off gazillions of viruses and bacteria, or at least keep them in check and make them live in harmony inside you, which, as soon as you die, decompose your body, unless immersed in formalin. Each of those microorganisms living inside you is potentially deadly, but it's not, because you're genetically adapted to dealing with them. Of course such natural selection also means massive die-offs of those unadapted, potentially the loss of the entire species, but as long as a few make it, you have maybe a new species and a new adaptation. For instance a malaria adaptation is sickle cell disease, deformed hemoglobin. But such a cost, risking losing the human species, is too high, therefore technology will be applied, instead of allowing genetics through natural selection, and instead of allowing only the sickle cell diseased ones to make it, and be the only ones in face of malaria, technology will be applied, including drugs, air filtration, sterilization of utensils, and, as an end result, everyone will be genetically weak to properly fight diseases, especially if the males of the species are lost somewhere in time through history, 3 billion years from now, just like how some ants lack males. Ants have a much longer evolution than humans, and, because under warfare scenarios, cooperation is important, and in cooperation, hierarchy, you may end up with massive social structures just like ants and bees do, together with reproductive specialization genetically inscribed into individuals. The Alien queen, with external eggs and genetically engineered ovipositors, may be the future of highly social, warfare tested social structures of whatever animal becomes of humans 3 billion years from now. When I saw this page, at first I thought it's a distant world in another galaxy, then I thought, no, it is the very far future. Of course regular humans may still be around, just like crocodiles and sharks are still around, but in a sense, humans have descended from crocodiles, by sequences of mutations, while crocodiles that stayed the same are still like crocodiles like they were hundreds of millions of years ago. In this sense regular humans will no longer be the stop species, but whatever Alien queen evolves of them will be, who will use regular humans as ovipositor material, or any other lifeforms, and not really give much shit about ethics, except survival, pushing life, popping babies. As time goes on the suicide genes get selected out, and it will become more and more difficult for some members not to ignore survival as the only thing to ever think about, and make it near impossible to commit suicide. Suicide is a social phenomenon, just like cellular apoptosis in a multicellular organism, like a human, where ethics matters, and the whole makes it by its members adhering to its inner ethical rules, the organism makes it when individual cells follow the command of the haphazard, but encoded into the genes, ethics that has been selected to prevail through the ages. However in human society there is constant ethical breakdown, and those who don't follow it drown out those who do, so suicide is going to be a thing of the past, and by her time, 3 billion years from now, Alien will find suicide impossible and incomprehensible to her. The longer life lasts, the harder it will be to be free, and not be a horned up on raging reproductive hormones slave to the demands of survival, but instead engage in things like science. With fast breeders taking over the world, and raging hormones of always sex on the mind, there will be some science, enough to upkeep a good enough life that keeps the fast breeders in dominance, but they will lament the days when people were more free, or more like had harsher lives where sex drives and hormones were not the only thing that mattered in who makes it, but ability to innovate technology such as weapons. With the advent of nukes, there is no longer all out warfare that's possible to defend against with correct strategy, or correct fortifications, and it pretty much puts an end to the need to be technologically creative. I mean you'll still have some robot planes and such, but then warfare talent and even innovative talent is transferred over to but a mere 2 or 3 out of billions of people, who invent it for everyone else, and everyone else feeds off of it, but the general population will not be skilled, unlike in the old days when people used to hack each other down with swords, with hand to hand combat on a battlefield, or even with guns, before the advent of machine guns that does a horrible and wasteful butchering job. So even machine guns are too much, and now you got nukes, so that puts an end to an all out warfare world. And if it does not, then everyone might die. The ability to create weapons and the power to destruct even these days is mind boggling. But even worse than nuclear bombs are biotech lab genetically engineered diseases, developed as a bio weapon, which inevitably escapes the lab, and everyone is infected, unless on an isolated space ship or space station. Like computer viruses, who can guarantee that some stupid bio-hackers are not gonna create things like they create computer viruses and kill every life form on this planet, and the only ones to survive are those few we sent up to live on isolated, infection and nuclear radiation free space station? Space is vast and very empty, and under such emptiness and vastness you have to maintain survival, which in 3 billion years will be very hard to near impossible to go against, as in suicide, and there is joy, sexual perversion joy of constant fucking for days on and on, trying not to catch diseases and stay out of gun shights, but other than that everything is very pessimistic, disease, lack of new technology, lack of genetic adaptation, vast emptiness of space and absolute lack of resources - even U235 that could fuel life will have decayed a lot by then, though the U238 and Th232 may still be used, having mind every piece of rock far from a star, or even close to any star, with population exploding to where such space rocks and even entire planets are harvested for their nuclear fuel content, and all that's left is a nearby star to live on, because, unlike in star treks dilitihium power source, similar fusion power may not be around ever, due to lack of innovation and technology, because of preexisting technology that makes easy life possible. Easy, because of preexisting technology, but difficult, because of overpopulation, disease, total lack of resources that have been consumed under and available under a preexisting technology that's forever stuck at its then present state. Diseases, stupidity, pessimism and depression, and sex especially are gonna dominate the world, especially in absence of a religion.

Btw, I got those images from here: http://urania-josegalisifilho....
It's missing the images that look like there are snakes or worms growing under those long huge skulls, animal parasites, and that's how those skulls expand so long, not because of brainsize, but it makes it appear to others, who are not of the nobility, that the nobles with expanded elongated skulls are truly smarter. And that diesease is a killer too, and it can hurt, but any animal disease, any multicellular disease is easy to get rid of by iodine containing hormone overdoses specific to that organism, especially if some of the iodine in the molecules are replaced with radioactive Astatine, then it's devastating.
Alien may breed traditional humans with less sex drive, to invent technology, kept in an incubator, and living in a dream world, without using them for eggs. But she'll grow frustrated when they don't produce tangible results, like how to do quick intergalactic travel, which could only be done through physics, and instead these fuckers in stasis only care about chemistry, and in that not about complex biochemistry to fight diseases (because they don't like the experimental part of bio 101 which is dissecting live animals and infecting them to try something that might work), but just pissing around kind, simple inorganic chemistry, and simple minded things, like going to bars, dancing, watching tv, but no math, no physics, no biotech chemistry.
But, one time, that page made me feel like there are problems and people like me are needed, and made me get up and go. It's like it's hard to live for yourself, but living for others, even if they are ovipositor egg laying aliens, is easy. Such a thing, living for others, is incomprehensible to her, except when it's about her own offsprings, not strangers.

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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

sillybilly Re:Renewable (81 comments)

Because renewable energy lacks a good carrier - such as gasoline, diesel, propane, sugar, fat, li-ion battery. Usually the way they get the energy required to pump oil out of the ground, is by burning some oil to run the equipment, and you talk about the concept of net energy gain. In case it takes 90% of a barrel of oil worth of pumping to squeeze out 100% of one barrel from the ground, your net energy gain is 10%, and it may not be worth it. However, with renewables, which are kinda like free in the desert, and you don't have a good way to transport it away from there, but you can use them exclusively to run your equipment and do the net energy of extraction at 100%.

Renewable energy would be great if you had a good carrier for it. They talk about the hydrogen economy, but it's not gonna fly far. I talk about the ammonia economy - tag the hydrogen onto nitrogen, that's plentiful, easy to come by, unlike the only 0.03% CO2 in the atmosphere, from which to extract the carbon and turn it to hydrocarbon - you have to process a humongous amount of air to get any carbon out of it, that you could turn into hydrocarbons as the renewable energy carrier.

By the way my karma instantly went bad, things that were modded +3 Funny, got modded -1 offtopic or -1 troll, so they only let me post 10 posts per day under this ID, and I'd have to go Anonymous Coward for more. I like to have people that read one of my postings, dig through my other postings too.

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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

sillybilly Re:OY (124 comments)

It would take me a whole year to just read through them 450,000 patent titles, let alone comprehend their meaning, let alone read their text, let alone comprehend their intent, let alone debate in my mind of the validity of any claims. Anything you do in this world might infringe on someone's patent, in fact they can submarine patents under that flood of patents, it's easy to hide something new that wasn't there before, pretending it was issued years ago, right when you do something brand new that has never been done before, and they wanna come harass you to stop doing it. Even if their patent does not apply, they can take you to court and then it's a game of who's got the deeper pockets to fight a patent battle, not a game of who's right who's wrong. I say fuck patents completely, abolish the patent system, it has degenerated into absolute waste of everybody's time and money. Go back to the nomadic intellectual property ways of 1500, and keep trade secrets if you feel like you need to. Which you can do even today anyway, with patents.

2 days ago
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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

sillybilly Re:Ask the US Postal Service (124 comments)

I bought that stupid house at a public auction. It was good enough for me, even if the city thinks it's not appropriate for me, and knocked it down for me, it did not live up to their standards of luxury. If anybody had a problem with me buying it at too low a price, they were welcome to show up at the auction and pay more, but other than that I care not about level of luxury as long as it's a roof over my head that keeps the rain out, and my most important luxury item is keeping my own bank account balance above zero, unlike the government that has run rampant with destruction, dragging other people into debt by charging them for that destruction, and unable to keep their own bank account balance above zero. Fuck the government, take the money from one guy, kill him with it, give it to another welfare recipient to breed out of control and vote you down at elections. Time for some tea bagger party motherfuckers that cut the government cancer out of everyday people's life.

2 days ago
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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

sillybilly Re:Ask the US Postal Service (124 comments)

Except I cannot purchase a money order at an ATM, without talking to a teller. And my landlord has the habit of sitting on checks for a whole fucking year, before it hits my bank account, and plays this cat and mouse game or memory, see how much you can remember, what checks you wrote out 6 months ago. So I get a money order, it instantly gets deducted, and I send it off to him in the mail, just like it says in the rental contract, which specifies mailed payments, not paypal or anything like that. And I told him if he don't get the money orders, and fails to inform me, it's on him, I'm not writing them out again for a whole year, unlike when he sits on un-cashed checks, and hammers my account after a year. It also says in the contract I can't touch the furnace, can't modify things in the house, landlord cuts the grass but does not shovel snow, and he has not increased the rent for 7 years, unlike in a lot of other places you move into with yearly leases and yearly increases. He was still happy when I told him the city knocked my junk house down with an excavator, he said it's amazing how quickly they get that stuff done. Yeah, it's fucking amazing how I have to keep paying him rent, it must be very amazing to him.

2 days ago
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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

sillybilly Re:Ask the US Postal Service (124 comments)

Obama accomplished something. He got elected as a colored person, and got reelected too. He also brought some troops home. And he cares, true he may care more about blacks than whites and discriminates that way, but in general he cares about everybody, even is he's clumsy in the way he goes about it. It's not easy to do the right thing at the top when you don't know what the right thing is and nobody knows. I mean you may think you know, and even be certain about it, and then you need to review why the Oracle at Delphi told Socrates he was the wisest man alive.

2 days ago
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If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?

sillybilly Re:Of course we can (139 comments)

Fuck cancer and fuck big pharma fucking patients over over money, so fuck money too.

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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

sillybilly Re:LOL (211 comments)

I signed a land purchase contract that explicitly transferred mineral rights, and I did not really care, I mean I do, but what I really needed was a tranquil living space. At the county they hold the documents they don't make public the records, and you have to walk into their office, through a metal detector, and any hard copy or printed proof you want to take away they make you pay for it. It's not possible to research the history of a piece of land without going bankrupt over the fees if the history is littered through and through with documents, going back all the way to the Native Americans. In a lot of countries whoever owns title owns the land, and if they own it by mistake, and someone else should have it, that someone else can get monetary compensation from the government, but they do not reverse title. In the US you buy what's called "Title Insurance" which is a major ripoff, but at least it's a one time fee only for a one time service, that is, someone at the private title insurance agency digs through the land records, and if they don't luck out in finding anything nasty, they will insure the title, as a gamble, on your named amount. There is always a chance that a record was missed, especially when they play hide and seek with you on the computers, so even if you sit at the county office, and thoroughly examine all the records, and even pay the staff there to do the search for you, with consideration, there is a way to submarine a fake, ancient document, from say 1834, that voids the validity of all the rest of the title transfer deeds ever since then, and under this system of land purchases with hide and seek, nonpublic county land records, all you're purchasing is pretty much air. And if you purchase title insurance in a given amount from an insurance corporation, nothing guarantees that that corporation won't take your money, pocket it, then simply go out of business and restart as a new one. Kinda like lifetime dialup ISP's in the 90's were. For $99 one time fee, we give you a lifetime dialup internet acccess. You know how that pyramid scheme works? They take your 99 dollars, give you internet for a couple months, pay the CEO millions in salaries, take up all kinds of business loans from banks, then simply go bankrupt, out of business, and restart a new business. Wash, rinse, repeat, take your money and run with it, is what land title insurance companies are too. So all you're buying when you buy a title to a land is air, hocus pocus. What else can you do though? How can you find yourself a place to live in peace, as the nearest communist public lands, that are nobody's private property, called state parks or natural reservations, maybe half a state across from you, where you can go and just be with any right, other than that everything else is private property, and you don't have the right to be present there, including you don't have the right to sleep in your car at a 24x7 Walmart parking lot, if Walmart says so on a displayed banner right under the parking lot cameras.

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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

sillybilly Re:LOL (211 comments)

And very empty, to where any piece of rock in a low gravity environment, such as the Moon or and asterorid (not so much Jupiter or even Earth that are too deep a gravity wells) is worth blood.

2 days ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

sillybilly Re: Boom in the EU = Boom in Redmond (245 comments)

Dude, every single version of windows is built to be a security hole on purpose, just so we can sell you a new version that's "more secure" tomorrow. Upgrade upgrade upgrade. Money makes the world go round. Why would they make a perfect operating system with no security issues? People would never buy it again and again. That'd be like making a car that lasts forever - the car business would be out of work. We gotta make crap on purpose, so we can keep selling it, and keep busy making it. Without a job how are you gonna pay rent? If you make a perfect car that lasts forever, when you're 20, what will you make when you're 50, if nobody buys it, cuz their old car is still good? And then what do you with all your free time? The biggest devastation to the native americans was the Sun Dogs - horses. With horses they could hunt and gather their whole year's worth of food supply in like 3 weeks - something that used to take up all their time before - and had the rest of the 52 weeks to piss around and get bored. What they ended up doing is fighting each other's tribes, like heroes, usually the women drove the men to do it, they always wanted more stuff, wanted what the other tribe had, and the men followed their wishes, or button pushes.

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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

sillybilly Re:The end for me (866 comments)

Those names of soylentnews and pipedot are mocking names like gnu, gnome, gimp. Slashdot is at least a cool name, but I guess some think it's time to divide and conquer this group of nerds.

3 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

sillybilly Re:In case you missed the anime convention (866 comments)

Yeah, what a great replacement for religion - anime, as spiritual food stuff, huh? I wonder if they make zen buddhist anime episodes. I could watch those. Like old folk stories, enacted by anime characters. The adventures of the poor peasant boy leaving the village and going around the world, confronted by ethical issues. Not pussy and cool weaponry, all the fucking time.

3 days ago
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

sillybilly Re:Nothing good... (119 comments)

Your ancestors came out of there around 200,000 years ago, when they climbed off the trees.

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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

sillybilly Re:+-2000 deaths? (119 comments)

The point is that there were always survivors. The death rate was never 100%. Not with anything non-human invented. According to Christopher Smart, even his cat Jeoffrey, he plays with the mice he catches, and 1 in 7 escape thus. A cat is a very efficient killer of mice, it can see in almost total dark, but even it allows some to make it.

Though it may be possible that humans do come up with stuff that gets 100% death rate in their biotech labs. But nature, so far, even during major extinction events, has not.

3 days ago
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

sillybilly Re:+-2000 deaths? (119 comments)

The cure is simple. Eat some black earth that smells fresh and is full of 4 billion years of evolution. They will read your thoughts. If you are good, they will fight the virus off in you. You can pray, or pet a cat, feed the birds, stuff like that. You tell me black earth is hard to come by in the desertifying Nigeria? Well, that's true, but it's not the Nigerians to blame the most, but global warming polluters around the world. It's still their kind, so them Nigerian black earth resident bacteria, or what used to be black earth, are obviously pissed at humans.

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Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

sillybilly Re:Wrong Title (499 comments)

And btw with that racial superiority bs, all he did was what they've done to his people for centuries. Jews had always this chosen, special people, about themselves, they also tended to be the owners of everything, had been much of the aristocracy, feudal landlords entering homes collecting 10% tax, the nobility, trying to explain others the virtue of blue blood, noble breeds, so all Hitler did was give them a taste of their own medicine, by saying the Aryan Germans were uber. It was funny how easy it was to convince anyone, including the Germans, of their own superiority above other kinds of people. It's sad. By the way, at the time of Exodus the Jews were such a wonderful kind of people, with love in their heart, that the God made a covenant with them, and took them across the Red Sea, and gave them the 10 commandments. Back then every Jewish family had a cat in the bag while walking across the Red Sea floor, but these days, Jews like Stalin, and a lot of others, no longer know what love, and what kosher means. They've stopped believing in their own God, and doubting it, and they, as in the "We" of the Quran, are changing their minds about polytheism, including Zeus and Jupiter. True the Romans were horrible people their main preoccupation, like sports in the USA today, was gladiators and lions. Attila grew up in Rome, he despised the decadence there. Even when he conquered a huge city with lavish palaces, he would receive his guests in his tent. He only wore white, and the only thing he ate was red meat, having a wooden cutting board and a knife as only utensils. When he marched on Rome, Pope Leo came before him, and informed him of the tangible progress he made in Rome. He said Rome would become less decadent, and better. And he was right, Rome did become less decadent through housing the Vatican, and great majestic cathedrals to the Jewish God, Jehovah, as opposed to the old temples to Jupiter, and even Caesar himself. Attila in turn married a young enemy woman, and put an end to his campaigns, like Alexander married an enemy woman, and ate the poisoned mushroom she fed him. In effect these leaders were mind controlled, by the "We" of the Quran, and when it was time to go, they went. The "we" of the Quran are not happy at how the jews are sticking to the covenant made at the time of the Exodus. In particular, live and let live, and abuses through excessive property issues, also environmental damage, and even disrespect of other cultures. It's very difficult to be free of corruption when people have power. In fact that's the most devastating thing you can do to anyone, give them power and watch them abuse it, inevitably, it's human nature. In times of difficulty people turn to their God, but in time of abundance and good life, they turn their back on their God. The "we" of the Quran can read everyone's thoughts, and know how they think. This is not to say that giving power over from the Jews to people that enjoy rooster fights, dog fights, boxing matches, kind of like the Romans did gladiators, would be a good idea. But the covenant is not being adhered to, and there were aspects to the Romans and Greeks, that were positive, and also there are aspects to the Hindu, Taoist, Buddhist and even Great Spirit Native American or Sun God of the Incas, that they may promote and sustain. Jehovah says I am a jealous God. Indeed. But "we" are changing our minds about uniform global monotheism, and a genetic variability sort of polytheism may be sustained in the future. Attila was the scourge of God, and so was Hitler. Nothing ever in the world is done, except through God, who allows human nature to shine through sometimes. What Hitler did wrong is allow human experiments under his control, and so did the Japanese, something the allies did not even approach in cruelty - the POW death rate in GB was unbelievably low, not quite so good in Russia - and if it had been Russia by itself on the Allied side it would have been a tossup in the air between them and the Germans, they were not that much better - but the US, France, UK, Australia and China much outdid Germany, Italy and Japan in humanity, therefore that was the side that was decided to win. Even on the Allied side it was not possible to stop abuses, and mind control human nature, to not drop two nukes, just one, as that's all would have been necessary.

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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

sillybilly Re:Possession is nine-tenths of the law... (211 comments)

How do you know? Also, if that's true, was it ever molten, does it have a high density metal core?

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