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Comment: Re:um.... (Score 1, Insightful) 139

by Connie_Lingus (#48646563) Attached to: Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

Go to a modern well funded post office some time. They're incredibly efficient.


perhaps you live on a different world as I, but "efficient" businesses do not lose 1.9B USD every three months.

unfortunately, history has shown for at least 2500 hundred years that government bureaucracies always devolve into political quagmires, where empire building and ass-kissing trump sound business practices.

Comment: coming soon... (Score 4, Insightful) 37

by Connie_Lingus (#48646529) Attached to: Google+ Will Make Your Videos Look Better

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Comment: Re:oh delicious irony (Score 1) 465

by Connie_Lingus (#48589193) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

man did everyone here wake up with a hangover this morning?

didn't anyone notice that i was, you know, just trying to be funny AND apply some reasonable logic to this?

how much would you care to wager that in less then a year, the site will be looking exactly like it did before?

because without a doubt, many many people without your "special shoes" have trampled over that site over the past centuries.

what GP did was reprehensible...that is so obvious its beyond question.

my OP just poked fun at the official who claimed "OMG this has never happened before!"

Comment: Re:This is an overreaction (Score 1) 465

by Connie_Lingus (#48588893) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

for the life of me, i don't understand why the author of this post would feel the need to remain anonymous.

it is logical, thoughtful, and sensitive...have things gotten so bad here on /. that people feel the need to hide any non-liberal commenting in the clock of an AC?

Comment: oh delicious irony (Score -1, Troll) 465

by Connie_Lingus (#48588791) Attached to: Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

"There is no known technique to restore it the way it was."

not to be over simplistic or even the least bit forgiving against GP and this ridiculously stupid stunt, but perhaps they should look into a device called a "rake".'

it does wonders in sand traps for removing footprints...a different beast to be sure but come on..."no known technique"? :)

Comment: the mysterious "us" (Score 5, Insightful) 178

by Connie_Lingus (#48567021) Attached to: LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

This will cost us billions of dollars in the private and public sector,

who is this "us" he is talking about? because with just a little thought, you quickly realized these "billions of dollars" are just transfers from the (assumed) wealthy building owners to the less wealthy contractors and workers.

one person's cost is another's paycheck and kids tuition payment.

if the public good is really being served here by improving safety of citizens, why isn't the discussion framed more along these lines?

"Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?" -Ronald Reagan