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Comment Re:Here's a thought: Just freeze the project (Score 1) 58 58

"Not have a life" I never understood this, two hours on Saturday and two hours on Sunday isn't taking anything away from peoples lives especially if you really enjoy what you're doing. If coding feels like an inconvenience to you, perhaps a different hobby would suit you better.

Comment Re:I feel for them... (Score 2, Insightful) 273 273

"The US is politically fatigued by war."

We'll see about that when a Republican is elected next time by holding his hands in the air and chanting nonsense about "Freedom" and how we need to "Protect" it. Since I was born in 1978, EVERY Republican has had some sort of War/Invasion while the Democrats try to stay away, save a few pin-prick Air Strikes to keep the Warmongers happy.

War is obsolete in my opinion, we as a WORLD can't advance until we learn to live together on this tiny Blue Planet.

Comment Re:just ban it (Score 1) 365 365

Why not ban Alcohol (again) too?. Ask any Doctor or Hospital about the Alcohol related incidents they encounter every single day. Everything from a Pneumothorax to Throat and Intestinal Cancers.

I say don't ban anything, if people want to kill themselves then let them. Drug addiction works itself out eventually by either the addict quitting or ODing. By banning Tobacco you would only succeed in developing an underground market.

Comment The Lottery (Score 1) 480 480

I don't usually play the Lottery unless the Jackpot is over 10 Million. Winning 1 Million isn't worth it, by the time you buy a House and Car it's gone. Then the House and the Car become a liability with taxes and repairs. In any case, I played this one even though I knew I was more likely to be crushed by an Asteroid.

Comment Re:Forget the Space Station (Score 1) 236 236

I completely agree with you. A well designed, permanent Moon base is really what's needed. Many years from it's completion I can see it being self-sustaining and even launching people and goods back to Earth.

Human beings need to start expanding beyond our own Orbit. It's 2014 people, let's go.

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