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New Aluminum-Ice Rocket Propellant Tested

yoprst Re:ALICE? (130 comments)

Finally, now I understand all those references to "good old times"

about 5 years ago
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Cannibals Sell Corpse to Kebab House

yoprst Re:Perm != Moscow (9 comments)

Perm is a decent place by Russian standards. At least it was :)

more than 5 years ago
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Japan Eyes Solar Station In Space

yoprst bring it on (247 comments)

Too bad it'll never work out. The station deserves to be build for the sake of high energy beams randomly poking earth surface due to a software glitch.

more than 5 years ago
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Russia's New Official Holiday — Programmer's Day

yoprst Re:Seems odd... (306 comments)

There are police officers' day and physicians' day among official Russian holidays.

more than 5 years ago
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Panel Recommends Space Science, Not Stunts

yoprst Re:All well and good (304 comments)

Science isn't about improving human life - it's about "just looking at stuff, and figuring out how it works". Science is a goal, in and of itself. The bulk of the science does nothing to imrove human life, and that's ok.

more than 5 years ago
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Panel Recommends Space Science, Not Stunts

yoprst keep humans home (304 comments)

send probes out.

more than 5 years ago
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The Futurological Congress

yoprst Stanislaw Lem (82 comments)

was arguably the greatest science fiction writer would be more accurate, IMHO.

more than 5 years ago
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Russia Launches Anti-trust Probe of Microsoft

yoprst Re:Anti-monopoly? (221 comments)

Most likely the reasoning was "Hey, everyone seems to get money from MS, why not us?". The rest is a smokescreen.

more than 5 years ago
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Russia Launches Anti-trust Probe of Microsoft

yoprst Re:Waiting for bribes (221 comments)

Cetainly not "almost everyone". Russian authorities are really fighting piracy for the last couple of years. Of course a)it's done with their usual level of competence and eagerness b)it's most likely the result of some (cough cough MS?) companies figuring out "how thing work in post-soviet countries", not a genuine desire of Russian authorities to protect intellectual property.

more than 5 years ago
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Shaming Russia Into Action On Cyber Crime

yoprst Re:I said it before... (140 comments)

How exactly would you do that?

more than 5 years ago
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Shaming Russia Into Action On Cyber Crime

yoprst Re:Government "vs" criminals? (140 comments)

"government" and "criminals" are definitely not the same thing. government is just the biggest player on that market (in fact, several players - government agencies commit crimes on their own, not conspiring but, in fact, competing with each other), but there are lot's of others who want their own slice of the pie

more than 5 years ago
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Hippies Say WiFi Network Is Harming Their Chakras

yoprst old story... (432 comments)

"We've got fivefold increase of health-related complaints since we installed that cellular antenna. That's pretty scary. What's gonna happen when we actually start to use it?"

more than 5 years ago

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