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Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 2) 664

by CanadianMacFan (#47497485) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17
I agree with you that it should not be labelled as an act of terror but if it was a case of misidentifying the plane those responsible should still be charged with manslaughter (or whatever the equivalent is for a wartime crime is). And if it was done on purpose then those who pulled the trigger to those who made the order should be charged with murder.

Comment: Re:NASA has become small indeed... (Score 3, Insightful) 108

by CanadianMacFan (#47497431) Attached to: A Look At NASA's Orion Project
But in the 1960's NASA was involved in a massive dick waving contest which made them take risks that management today would be scared of even contemplating yet alone taking. If there was the money available we could easily go to Mars within a decade. It would be risky but there would be people willing to take those risks.

Comment: Re:A noble effort by NASA, but (Score 2) 108

by CanadianMacFan (#47497381) Attached to: A Look At NASA's Orion Project
Well of course it's got to be tied to a project enabled by government inertia and congressional pork. The only way politicians will let the money be spent is when there's tons of jobs spread out over many districts. And of course you know that in two years after the next set of elections the dynamics between the Congress, Senate, and the new President will have changed which will mean a completely new mission for NASA. Which in turn will mean everything that they have been working on will have to be scrapped and they will begin from point zero on their new priorities.

Comment: Re:Who couldn't see this coming? (Score 1) 300

Sure they may be making money but that's not what the market is looking for. The market wants pretty numbers in the profit growth and profit margin.

I was at one company that got rid of a division that was pulling in $500 million in profit a year but the margin was only 6% so it was making the company look bad. Tech companies were supposed to have margins in the teens according to management.

Comment: Re:World Cup 2018 (Score 1) 151

by CanadianMacFan (#47450325) Attached to: Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport
They have separate teams because Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and England all have their own FA. In order to have a single team from the UK then there would have to be a single FA for all of the UK. I doubt there is the will to create the one FA. Though it would be amazing to see Gareth Bale in the next World Cup.

Comment: Numbers (Score 4, Interesting) 96

Would like to see the efficiency numbers for the process. They just say how much garbage goes in and how much they expect to get out but not how much energy it's going to take or how much pollution or garbage is going to be resulting from the operation.

Also when it comes to the 60 and 90 percent diversion rates I think the article is talking about the residential waste stream. From the pictures that is where the garbage for the plant is coming from. I'd like to know if the plant is going to take anything from the commercial or industrial streams. Those diversion rates are usually much worse.

Comment: Re:A remember in the early 90 when I lived in the (Score 1) 314

by CanadianMacFan (#47226573) Attached to: California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs
They are looking to expand the train here and they won't put the airport on the main line. Maybe in the future they will decide to make an extension and passengers will have to switch. Everyone knows it's the taxi lobby that doesn't want the train even though it would be replacing the bus line that already goes there.

Comment: Re:Get rid of NASA (Score 1) 155

The problem of NASA is the politicians coming in and changing the direction of it's primary focus every couple of years. Plus they see it as a job stimulus project which would exist even if it was moved back into the military (for example, tanks that the military doesn't want).

Comment: Booking Photos Database (Score 1) 143

What's the procedure about booking photos (and fingerprints taken at booking) in the US? Is it possible that your image could be on that database even if you were not convicted of a crime but just processed by the police even for something like being drunk one night and they brought you in to sober up?

Comment: Re:meet the new Bus, same as the old bus (Score 1) 51

Most of the routes run around throughout a part of the city from one hub to another or back to the same one. For me to get to one part of my suburb to another I take one route to a hub and catch another local route. Each local route is usually a milk run that winds about in order to make sure that the distance to bus stops is met.

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth