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Comment Re:Saw it last night in 3D (Score 1) 218

The situation that stranded Watney on Mars was contrived and unrealistic, but a movie can get a pass on one big suspension of disbelief.

What I found jarring was the fact that with the habitat damaged there was nothing else to do but write off the mission and just head back to Earth. Despite the set back there should have been some science worth doing, and if anything they should have been stuck in orbit until their scheduled launch window.

Comment The Sixteenth Century called... (Score 2) 81

This is not a feature of the technology industry. This is exactly the behaviour of every industry that becomes arrogant, such as the automotive industry in the twentieth century, the railroad industry before then, monopoly trading companies like the East India Company, and banking as far back as the Middle Ages if not earlier.

You are in the hall of the mountain king.