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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 307

by Entropy98 (#46661983) Attached to: Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

Change "reasonable chance of survival" into "very likely chance of survival" and I would change my mind, but "reasonable chance of survival" in NASA and space exploration terms means something like a 1/1000 chance of death (just pulling a number out of the air).

Space Shuttle missions had a 1/67.5 chance of death. Not the best odds.

Comment: Re:The basics... (Score 1) 324

If you know someone nearby with decent internet point an antenna at their house and use theirs. With the right antenna on each end you can get a decent connection over a mile away.

If not you could pay to have fiber run to your house and charge the neighbors for wireless access.

Comment: Re:Cant be worse (Score 1) 351

by Entropy98 (#45920757) Attached to: Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

"conspiratorial" and "money making scheme" are your loaded words not mine.

And the idea that when regulators are corrupt it means "regulation wasn't happening anymore" is ridiculous. You fear business people will abuse their power without regulations but don't fear the people trusted to make and enforce regulations will. People are the problem and you shouldn't put too much faith in any of them.

If you don't believe people make money from regulations you are either uninformed or willfully blind.

In my state all license testing is done by a private company. Needless to say this state created monopoly makes someone a lot of money.

Regulations can also be used to create barriers to entry and there are plenty of well documented cases of regulations being used to keep out competition.

Also in my state they recently legalized medical marijuana but they are only issuing a very few licenses to sell it. Who's getting one? A state senators wife.

Comment: Re:Cant be worse (Score 1) 351

by Entropy98 (#45919919) Attached to: Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulatory_capture#United_States_examples

There was a study that is often used to make the claim that "minimum wage doesn't cause unemployment" which came to it's conclusion by looking at the difference in unemployment rates between counties with different minimum wage rates despite the fact that the difference in minimum wage in these areas was negligible.

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