OK, let's see. We had to fight a war that killed over half a million people to destroy slavery in a country of thirty million. That godless commie killed maybe a few hundred people in destroying apartheid in a country of fifty million. Wonder if a lesson lurks therein...
For me these days, maybe one article in ten is worth a few minutes of my time,
Yeah, a lot of it is just guys jerking off about how wise they are...
I'll bet it draws a kilowatt all the time...
Sgt. Ernesto Ford
Cool...I used to love Dieciséis toneladas .
...we have a fair number of accidents involving wealthy men in airplanes that exceed their training and skill level, which they bought on the assumption that "If I can buy it, I can fly it." This would seem to be similar.
Let me guess...you want the computers in the OR to have Linux on them.
a huge-ass monitor.
I believe that would be a colonoscope.
Is really another 1940's "Flying Car" scenario?
Yeah, you can make them, but there is no market for the damn thing.
(And they keep the hype up because they won't admit it is a market failure.)
No. "They" keep the hype up because there are still plenty of marks out there, willing to invest in flying cars. Paul Moller has monetized his Skycar for fifty years.
Indeed. "As good as scrap" could be corrected by deleting one of the S's.
Mod parent up. In Earth orbit, aerodynamic wind is very tiny but so is solar wind, and solar steering as a primary attitude-control system would be very complex. Acceptable as a last-ditch fallback, but you wouldn't want to base a mission on it.
Remarkable how many people think methane is smelly...
I rather suspect this actually has more to do with a/an being effectively a prefix in most spoken English
I'd say it has a lot more to do with ignorance. Trying to apply uniform principles to a creole like English is like pushing on a rope.
...is Latin for "hind tit".
If you're looking for famous examples of losing faith in money, there was a period in Germany where exactly that happened.
...and resulted in people transferring their faith to something quite different.
...You can power your Moller Skycar with it.