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Comment: Re:Hard to detect (Score 1) 284

by geekoid (#46836703) Attached to: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

"but even that has a fairly short practical limit."
nope. Any signal that has ever broadcast anywhere and has had time to get here can be picked up, you just need a big enough antenna.

I did some research, and in order to pick up a TV level signal 100 light years away, we could built an antenna the size of Rhode Island in space.

That sound big, but if you could it out of small piece you can send and it can attach itself, we could do it for not much money every year. The great thing is we could just keep adding and get more and more 'fainter' signals.

Comment: Re:Humanity is Sick and Twisted (Score 1) 284

by geekoid (#46836639) Attached to: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

egomaniac much?

We deserves life, and the stars.
we crawled out of the ocean, we got out of the trees, we defeated every predator, we built towers of glass and steel, we have spanned great water ways, we have been to the moon, and we have a machine out side out solar system

We surely DO DESERVE the stars.
The stars are no place for pansies, quitters. The stars are for whom ever can grab them.

People content to live in a squalor with no motivation or goals, no curiosity, those subhumans done't deserve the stars.

"And if you think this is too harsh, you haven't studied our history like I have."
teach you grandmother to suck eggs, quitter.

With the stars comes peace, and technology to solve the issues here.

Comment: Re:Fermi paradox (Score 4, Insightful) 284

by geekoid (#46836587) Attached to: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

Because they aren't possible? becasue they have populated the other half of the galaxy? becasue they don't need to grow that fast? becasue they have all been wiped out be a variety of event. Specifically wiped out faster then they can be built?

It's like getting a thimble of water from the ocean and asking "where are all the fish?"

Comment: Re:comparison is out of whack (Score 1) 195

by geekoid (#46833655) Attached to: NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

You nee to compare that to the cost of research and discovery. You would need to send 100s of robots to even come close to what 1 human could do in a day.

Frankly, it s a silly argument. It's not Human v Robots. It's humans and robots.

TI's funny when someone uses an irrational and flawed argument but has Sagan and randi.org in their sig.

Comment: Re:It doesn't take much (Score 2) 195

by geekoid (#46833589) Attached to: NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

not no it's dangerously hot. as in put you in the hospital for a week hot.

Seriously if you order a coffee would it be a reason expectation that it would be so hot that if yo dropped it in your lap you would be in the hospital for a week(may have been 10 days)

Ironically, you posting that is more of an example of what you are trying to show.

Comment: Re:How the west wasn't won (Score 1) 195

by geekoid (#46833515) Attached to: NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

All out nuclear war will kill everyone on the planet. The math is pretty simple.
ALso, there would eb a lot of glowing embers for a while; which is what the poster was eluding to.

"Hiroshima took a direct hit by a nuclear weapon."
no. atomic weapon, not nuclear.

"How long did it take before it was perfectly save to live in Hiroshima after the nuke hit?Answer: a couple of months. "

years before it was safe, not months. Of course, you are comparing a tiny air burst atomic weapon to modern nuclear weapons. Amateur mistake.

Will we literally destroy the earth? as in a hunk of rock floating around a star? no, not literally. Can we figuratively destroy the earth? yes.
Run away greenhouse can kill everything on this planet eventually. I'd call that destroyed earth. Just like if you took a Lego building and destroyed it. sure, you still have all the pieces, but it sure as hell isn't the building you had made.

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. -- Wernher von Braun

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