Do you really think there is no difference in terms of freedom of the press in Russia and the US?
You will be modded into oblivion for pointing out the inconvenient truth here on slashdot.
Snowden demonstrated his naivety when he willingly went on the Putin propaganda hour and asked softball questions. Remember that?
You are thinking too small... I think that is what the moon is for. Hollowed out, with equatorial particle accelerators for propulsion - it is a perfect intergalactic space ship.
The clueless naivety of some slash posters can be hilarious.
I suspect Islamic religious conservatism was behind this. These cowardly idiots shoot a middle school girl in the head because she blogs. When is Islam going to experience the equivalent of the Enlightenment which softened and matured the Christian world? How long must we wait.
In the same way Rumsfeld accepted responsibility for Abu Ghraib
And maybe mitigate or eliminate a possible extinction event down the road.
The quest for life in the universe is perhaps one of the more important endeavors of our time... I wish this search would take on more emphasis then the say the next weapon system. Collectively humans spend more on carnival cruise ship or Hollywood movies then we do in searching for life and intelligence beyond earth. The thought (as noted by Arthur C Clark) that either we are the only intelligence in the universe or we are not and there are other forms of intelligence out there - are equally powerful motivating forces towards an expansion beyond this little fragile womb.
"which were protected by thick walls of steel" Iron eating bacteria are working on that right now.
Compromise. Allow them to name the facility after one of their gods and more importantly setup a scholarship in astronomy for native Hawaiians. In the future a few native Hawaiian astrophysicists or cosmologist would totally change the picture.
Kennewick man is an anomaly with no reasonable shared heritage of any contemporary tribe. I suspect the native american opposition to study of Kennewick man is an unreasonable fear of weakened land claims. Totally BS.
When it was surmised that Kennewick man was caucasian I did like the neopagan group that claimed Kennewich man as one of their own and pressed to have their ancestor further studied.
What could be more honoring, holy and sacred than a telescope peering out into universe?
Sounds like an objectivist utopia
"Hacker Oscarv wanted a PDP-8 mini computer" the question needs to be asked... why? This is part of humanity I just don't understand. An infinite number of useful potential projects lay before me and the thought of playing around playing with or restoring 'vintage hardware' is just opportunity cost.