Somewhere between $350,000 and $1-2 billion (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/national/black-budget/ - see the NRO bit) is the government's Give-a-fuck-threshold for assured delivery. SpaceX may have a point.
I am amazed at the cavalier attitude with which many people accept the right of their state government to kill its citizens, and furthermore, am chagrined when something "goes wrong" and people are outraged.
Two meals a day, you can go over a week and a half without eating the same main meal. That's not including the breakfast or cold-weather varieties and completely discounting the variable drops for accessories in each menu. There really is quite a bit of variability.
Now, that being said, you're not going to care what it tastes like after you have the cheese on day 1 and haven't crapped by day 4.
It does not hurt you for someone to believe that the world was created by a flying spaghetti monster or aliens or green mold. It does not hurt anyone that people want to believe that invisible space monkeys have a plan for them that involves them giving food to the poor. It does not hurt anyone if someone wants to believe that the world magically sprung into being cause their invisible magic man cried or something.
While those specific examples are apparently harmless in themselves, if the belief construct someone uses as their guide urges them to serve as the mobile deployment device for a significantly energetic chemical reaction (as an example), I would argue that their belief system had a direct impact on my well being.
In a similar vein, if a belief system urges an individual to goodness (charity, empathy, etc) as well as evil (restriction to medicine, equal treatment, etc), I think it would be inappropriate in the extreme to "accept the good with the bad" and remain silent out of respect; these qualities need to be publicly separated, the greatness lauded and the evil stamped out.
Great... my first cuppa read through of the overnight happenings is defunct and the first email I get is from the army times touting their "alternative". But why would we want the soldier caste to have a nonpartisan/independent run-down of the news? FML...
If they're concerned about those dosage levels, they had better guard the banana stockpile and ensure that athletes don't ingest too much radiation!
Torque does most of this -- pretty straightforward to attach an ODBII / bluetooth connection.
I would just like a pogo port connection on the "infotainment area" of the dash so I could nestle a Nexus 10 down when I'm driving and then pull it when I hop out.
How convenient. At least we know there's one back out of the gravity well on Mars, we'll just have to bring the ammonium salts
This is the voice of world control. I bring you peace. It may be the peace of plenty and content or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours: Obey me and live, or disobey and die.
Wonder why they are assuming sea-level atmosphere inside the pressure vessel... long term human habitation has been recorded near 6000m (less than 50kPa).
Hopefully this one won't shut down randomly throughout the day...
We don't want the stable-hands still inside to see that the horses are gone.
sounds damned uncomfortable
Probably less uncomfortable than having paperweight bones with serious fracture risks
They should just mandate that NASA builds a space elevator by 2020 and be done with it...