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Comment Re:Why stop there? (Score 4, Insightful) 683

In retrospect the first exporters of the "new world" seemed to die pointless deaths too, but their exploration and their expanding of the known world was not pointless at all.

The same would be true of explorers to Mars. Trips there might be one way to start, but trips to the new world were essentially one way too in the beginning.

Comment Re: How criminalizing the crime might prevent it. (Score 1) 737

Yep. The denying people's rights is wrong but this is SOOOOO important this time that we need to deny people's rights argument.

That's what every God Damed asshole tyrannical dictator said every time he marched his political enemies to their deaths. Every. God. Damed. Time.

The fact is this. The most important thing is the rights and the freedom of the people.

Comment Authority (Score 1) 198

With the Enterprise Architect comes the authority to lead. You don't need admin access so much as you need to cultivate loyal, capable followers from the SA's that you are leading. They should be the implementers of your architectural designs.

I do agree with the poster that you may need user level access to servers and/or the capability to configure/build different software in userspace before deploying it at a system level.

But Enterprise Architect is a leadership role mainly. From your explanation, you've been trying to lead and influence decisions all along, now they're giving you the authority to do so. Seize the opportunity!

Comment Re:Lovely summary. (Score -1, Troll) 1044

Yeah, but there were no winners.

That doesn't benefit anyone.

And you know what, I'm fine with that. I'm fine with the hugos being destroyed.

I have had it with the politically correct bullshit these days. From the campus "rape crisis" kangaroo courts, to the asinine "yes means yes" (until changed to no an any future date, to all lives don't matter, to white men must die and all that other shit thats out their, I'm done with it. All the assholes pushing that shit can go to hell.

They want "no awards" they can have no awards. Forever.

Comment Re:Don't trust [Re:Lovely summary.] (Score 1, Troll) 1044

Yeah because only the people who voted 'no award' are true fans right, RIGHT.

I am sick to death with the progressive war on free speech and association. They don't get to choose who the right or wrong fans are. Fans get to choose if they're fans of the genre.

This 'no award' shit was them having a hissy fit about doubleplusungood fans nominating who they wanted to.

The SJW's who threw a fit with this years hugs are a bunch of fascist twits ready to destroy people for thoughtcrime.

Comment Re:Trump makes sense again? (Score 5, Interesting) 442

What really bothers me about "solve the problems on Earth first" logic is that if we do that we're never leaving this rock.

21 TRILLION dollars has been spent to eradicate poverty. Over 40 years on there's been very little impact of the Great Society program to actually eliminate poverty.

Imagine, just imagine what 21 TRILLION could have done if spent on space exploration. We'd likely have moonbases, footprints on Mars, asteroid bases, much quicker international travel, large space stations. 21 Trillion is a lot of fucking money. We basically wasted it trying to solve poverty with handouts. I know that sounds harsh, but the numbers don't lie. We didn't fix poverty, I believe there is no way in hell that spending that money on space exploration wouldn't have had a much much greater impact on society.

Another comment mentioned the National and World pride derived from accomplishing very difficult feats like landing on the moon. That value, while not being economically measurable is something that truly does move humanity along and make people understand that for some things, we're all in this together. And I really think that is likely a more valuable outcome that the direct spending of money on poverty.

Comment Re:What a clusterfuck (Score 5, Informative) 676

It is ABSOLUTELY against federal records law for a civil servant to carry on federal business over a non-federal system. Just business, not classified business, or top secret business, ANY business.

All e-mails containing governmental decisions need to be maintained and controlled by the government entity responsible for them.

Comment Re:But but but.. (Score 2) 278

Yeah because the government never does bad things.

Oh wait.

Remember, if big powerful corporations are evil just because they are big and powerful then what is big powerful government?

I would say that it might not be the lawmaking branch of government that saves us from bad companies as much as it is the judicial branch and civil court suits.

However, as is obvious from the asinine warnings printed on nearly everything that there is such thing as too much of a good thing.

Comment Re: Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 1) 574

Yes because total control of the commons worked SOOO well for the Soviet Union and their satellites. Governments with total common ownership are responsible for the worst ecological catastrophies in history. Even today, China, with total control of their energy industry, has the worst air pollution in the world.

Face it, the idea that command and control is the only way is a total lie. An open and free market for technological innovation will save the environment, not mimicking failed God damned central planning from last century.

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