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Comment Re:Five is plenty (Score 4, Informative) 159

When I was young I definitely required a full 8 hours of sleep. For some strange reason, almost immediately after I had my first child (I'm male) I developed the super-human ability to function quite well on 3-5 hours of sleep. Three years later I'm gradually regressing and currently seeing the need for 5-6 hours of sleep.

Comment Re:Do people really take this risk seriously? (Score 1) 236

I don't think there would be a Hollywood blockbuster and funding of related programs if there wasn't at least some social awareness. Ethan Siegel's audience is a little more targeted.

I find it likely that one of Siegel's friends didn't get funding in favor of a more "cockamamie" program related to asteroid detection (which itself is more likely a cover for a US military radar installation).

I THINK MAN INVENTED THE CAR by instinct. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.