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Comment: Re: Well for once I agree with religious crazies (Score 1) 363

by Existential Wombat (#46317649) Attached to: UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars

Social isolation and physical confinement played a part as well.

I don't believe any successful European settlement of North America began with a base as small as twenty. I expect alcohol would become a problem. I expect suicide would become a problem.

Alcohol won’t be a problem. Someone will open a Mars bar.

Comment: Re:jerk (Score 1) 1440

by Existential Wombat (#44942397) Attached to: Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

The UK has somewhat different customs in this area (and possibly different laws). I recall reading a comment a few months ago from someone in the UK talking about how many more cars get through a green light in the UK than the US because the UK drivers are all ready to start moving as soon as the light is green, rather than waiting for the car in front of them to move before taking their foot off the brake. It is perhaps unwise, but if that's the habit, it's more understandable.

No, it's because in the US the light sequence is Red -> Green, in the UK it's Red -> Red+Yellow -> Green so the drivers are reacting faster and skewing the stats.

In fact most are moving on the Red+Yellow part of the sequence.

Comment: Re:Putin's exploits may be funny but he's no fool (Score 1) 275

I'm pretty sure Russia also has their own PRISM.

I expect Snowden knows that and probably has a PPT slide on it.

There's no way he (or Wikileaks) would make that information public - because of his asylum request. Plus if he did Russia would put him on a plane to the US.

Two-faced traitor. Started of with an ethical stance, degraded into the last stand of a desperate man.

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