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Comment Re:Abolish NASA, and deregulate aerospace. (Score 1) 158

Then you'll have a bunch of space launch companies with no work to do other than launching private satellites...although without regulation in space, maybe they'll also launch autonomous space fighters to attack competing satellites and defend their own. And then we'll have Kessler syndrome and the whole space launch business will shut down. And then everyone will have to buy flaming space junk insurance for their homes and cars.

Maybe the space junk insurance industry will be bigger than the space launch industry and Trump could play that as an economic win?

Comment Re:Trump helping himself out again (Score 1) 272

Did you read this part?

"You bet your life that it is (a conflict)," Norman Ornstein, a political scientist at the American Enterprise Institute, said of defunding the Energy Star program. He agrees with Energy Star's contention that the ratings can affect the value of a property.

If that isn't clear enough, no more energy star ratings = no more property value negatives to Trump's hotels being horrible energy-wasting shitboxes (one tower he owns that was finished in 2009 scored 9 out of 100!).

Comment Re:Quantum entanglement (Score 1) 171

Nope. You need a classical communication channel just the same. The quantum channel is only capable of communicating uncontrollable random garbage.

Quantum-encrypted communication is no more useful in space than on earth, in fact it gets more resource-intensive the longer the link distance. Because the entanglement state travels faster than light (somewhere between 10,000c and "instantaneously"), and the classical channel that actually carries information is at light speed, if you wanted a quantum-encrypted radio link in space, you'd have a store a loooong history of the stream of random noise from the entangled electron, so that when a bit arrives after travelling 40 light-years you can look up what your electron's spin state was 40 years ago to decrypt it.

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