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Comment: Re:National Academy of Sciences Says ... (Score 1) 82

by ClickOnThis (#47547755) Attached to: SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

We went from launching our first satellite on January 31st 1958 to landing a man on the Moon on July 20th 1969.

Don't tell me what we can and can't do based on not having the properly trained workforce. We have brilliant people at NASA and America's private space companies.

With all due props to USA-trained contributors to Apollo and its predecessors, it's worth noting that many of the contributors came from outside the USA, particularly from Canada and the United Kingdom.

That said, I agree with your point: you don't need to wait more than a generation to find the talent you need to achieve great things in space.

Comment: Re:Desired lethality? (Score 2) 138

by X0563511 (#47536793) Attached to: The Army Is 3D Printing Warheads

Hmm, so if your target was someone who has been killing innocent people, and the three choices for you were:
1. Ignore it and hope the target just decides to stop
2. Go in with ground force, with all the casualties on both sides that would result
3. Drop a bomb to wipe out the threat with as little casualties as possible

You're telling me #3 isn't the better choice here? Because it is... and because it is, that's what happens. When it happens, are you trying to say you'd rather we drop fuel-air bombs in crowded neighborhoods instead of precision munitions? Because I have to say the controlled destruction is just a teensy bit better than blowing the whole neighborhood to shit...

Comment: Re:Reality is... (Score 2) 120

by ClickOnThis (#47534909) Attached to: Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

I don't think the concept of single-payer healthcare is a bad one; however I do not believe the current implementation is an effective system that's not designed to bilk average Americans out of money for the benefit of insurance execs and the Congresscritters who love them.

Glad to hear you support a single-payer system. However, the "current implementation" of the ACA is not a single-payer system. It is a government-managed marketplace, with private insurance companies providing the coverage.

If the ACA truly were a single-payer system (like Medicare is) it would be far more effective at protecting average Americans from being bilked by "insurance execs and the Congresscritters who love them."

Comment: Re:GOG discovers DOSBOX works on Linux (Score 1) 80

by X0563511 (#47525425) Attached to: GOG.com Announces Linux Support

I should retract that. After finding my old forum post about this, I realized that it's been quite some time. I've since got new hardware, moved on to Windows 8, etc... and possibly they have updated their build too.

In any case, the freaking thing ran fine out of the box. I am absurdly happy right now!

Comment: Re:Coming to a plane journey (Score 1) 167

by X0563511 (#47524457) Attached to: Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

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