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Comment Re:Please put the word "space" in quotes (Score 4, Insightful) 121

They clearly should have spent 5 times the money to get further into space even though that would in no way help the validity of their test of recovery systems.

Why? Because that money would have helped shut up people who completely miss the point.
It would have been well worth it.

Comment Re:Smoking or not, that's the question. (Score 1) 175

Not sure I follow.
The comparison is "perceived health effect of marijuana smoke vs perceived health effects of cigarette smoke."
Maybe its only tar as you say, maybe its not. I make no claims either way.
If its just tar than my statement holds up: Despite marijuana having more tar, pot smokers use a smaller volume of product than tobacco smokers so there is less of a marijuana tar problem regardless of the per gram tar ratios.
If its more than just tar than the statement still holds up for those as well.

Comment Re:Alarmists - wrong on global warming since 1978! (Score 1) 255

What Im going with is that the previous commenter was not able to correctly parse the words in the article.
Apparently you have the same inability to read the written word.

Where exactly in my post did I say anything for or against global warming?
However, your inability to understand what people say makes it really hard to take you or your arguments seriously.

Comment Re:Alarmists - wrong on global warming since 1978! (Score 1) 255

Where in the article did it state anything about the timeframe of the "major impact on core business?"
It doesnt. It states a timeframe for making decisions that will prevent the major impact without needing "hard decisions."

Where did you go wrong? I would guess it was in elementary school, but who knows....

Comment Re:Drone It (Score 1) 843

Dont fool yourself.
People have thought that the carnage of every major conflict was enough to prevent it from happening again. It never does. Some group always thinks they have the key to an easy victory which, right or wrong, commits them to a series of actions.

China is on track to meet Americas military power by 2020. I just saw a story somewhere (sorry, Im not going to dig it up) about how the majority of Chinese assume that war with America is inevitable. The Russians will be more than happy to keep Europe to occupied to help. The Ukraine is a sideshow. They just wanted to secure their naval base in preparation for whats coming.

Im not normally a conspiracy theory type nut job, but I really think its coming and its going to be ugly.

Comment Re:Behaviour in the past? (Score 1) 196

You are absolutely right, but....
American companies are starting to feel the paranoia about this hit their bottom line. People are trying to find alternatives to american products.
And THAT means that the lobbyists are jumping into the game. The US government may not listen to the little people's fears, but they will listen to corporate America and we will see changes to the laws.

Thank goodness America is run by the corporate elite, otherwise we might be in trouble.....

Comment Re:Makes sense (Score 2) 395

I hate the phone because its synchronous. Everytime it rings its someone saying "HEY... YOU! Stop whatever you are doing and answer the phone because I want to talk to you right now."

Texting is asynchronous. When my phone buzzes with a text its saying "Hey. When you have time there is a message here." much better.

Voicemail... Well, if voicemail worked like texting I wouldnt mind it. But no. Instead of just glancing at my phone to see the latest text on the screen I have to unlock my phone, press the voicemail button, wait for it to pick up, enter a pin number, listen to any messages that are about to be deleted (including the phone telling me when it was left and what number left it) and THEN I get to listen to my wife say "oh, never mind I found it myself".
Sure, I could pay verizon for a monthly service that gets me a better interface to my voicemail, but why the hell would I do that?
So yeah, I hate voicemail too.

Comment Re:I'm pretty sure what we'll find. (Score 2) 85

What!??!!? There is no profit? KILL IT! We shouldn't spend any money on anything that doesn't show a first quarter profit.

That includes killing funding for any schools you attended because they all apparently failed to explain to you (and a lot of the general public) the value of general science research that isn't chasing a short term profit.

Comment Re:I like this guy but... (Score 1) 438

While I don't disagree, Im waiting for people to realize that this doesn't HAVE to be true.
Right now we live in a world where the internet sometimes sees something go "viral." Its just possible that one of these days a video will go viral around election time with someone with NO money getting on the stump and telling people why they should vote for him/her as a write in candidate.
That is the path to breaking the money cycle in american politics.
But it only works as long as we have a free internet. I sure hope the rich never think about this and start trying to monetize and divide the internet to secure their power....

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