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Comment: On hold (Score 1) 198

"Rosneft and Exxon won’t be able to do more drilling, putting the exploration and development of the area on hold"

Who exactly is supposed to be worried this is a bad thing? For the next 10 or 20 years the oil will be more valuable to Russia in the ground as long as they have evidence that it's there.

Comment: Manual control (Score 1) 427

by Livius (#48015169) Attached to: The Physics of Space Battles

The most unrealistic thing in space operas is the notion that the human crew could do anything in terms of gunnery or navigation better than a computer.

Even worse is having the computer count down when to take a shot, and then have a human insert a random second or two while they manually operate the control.

Comment: Let them have their fun (Score 2) 39

by Livius (#48009627) Attached to: Expedition 42 ISS Crew Embraces Douglas Adams

You can't blame them for having their fun when the number "42" came up. And you don't have to have liked the movie to acknowledge the photo shoot as a testament to Douglas Adam's creative genius.

Though I'd like to see a journalist interview them to see how many of them actually know where their towel is.

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