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Comment Re:redundancy (Score 1) 183

I tried to be nice, but at the point will just watch as you get mod bombed to hell, Problem is that you take a position based on stupid assumptions, get called on those assumptions and then double down. Then you get called on it again and make an ass of yourself blaming the summary.

Have a nice day.

Comment Re:redundancy (Score 1) 183

I've read your comments on this article and you appear to not have a basic grasp on reading or logic. I will be kind and assume you have taken too much cold medicine and are not normally this imbecilic, but that is the impression that folks are getting of you right now.

My recommendation is to walk away from the keyboard, clear your head and maybe post again in the morning.

Comment Time to Stop with Political Correctness (Score 4, Funny) 244

Okay, folks, it is time to get rid of the political correctness and call a spade a spade.

There is one group of Americans who cause the vast majority of violent crimes in the United States. They commit a disproportionately large amount of homicides and make up a vastly disproportionate amount of the people in prisons across the country.

They are responsible for being a majority of drug offenders. They cause most fights in schools and make up the vast, vast majority of high school drop outs.

They are also responsible for a vastly disproportionate amount of DUIs.

But political correctness will not allow us to talk about this problem. If we simply locked up this part of society, we'd all be better off.

And I think we all know what group this is.


Males. Lock 'em all up and throw away the key.

Comment Re:How does one tell the difference? (Score 1, Troll) 103

I decided to log in for this one.

OP asked a question. You obviously do not know the answer because you just made a stupid, insulting reply. Perhaps if you don't know the answer, don't reply. I don't know the answer either, but would be interested in knowing the answer as well and would have asked the question had the AC not already asked. But instead of an answer you just shit all over it and are apparently offended that it got asked. Get over yourself and realize that some people aren't afraid to ask questions when they are ignorant... you might want to try it.

Comment Re:Hold on (Score 3, Interesting) 188

Now that I think about it, if Philae did not bounce off of the comet, then the screws must be doing their job and I would think the harpoons might not be needed at all. I would assume the harpoons were in the plans because the engineers couldn't be sure the screws would work on the surface of a comet.

Comment Re:Hold on (Score 1) 188

My understanding is that the harpoons were one of two ways that ESA was going to secure the probe to the comet. There were also screws that were supposed to attach the legs to the surface. So if they can still fire the harpoons they ought not have an issue with Philae flying off into space, but does anyone with more information on the relative strength of each? And if the harpoons could not be fired... what is the real risk of the probe shifting? I mean what would cause it to shift in the first place once settled on the comet?

Comment Concern or convenience? (Score 5, Interesting) 165

I wonder if some of these folks were already regretting their decision to tie up money in a space flight. People's finances change, life situations change, priorities change... and this is a convenient way to try to get out of the financial obligation.

No evidence on my part... just idle speculation.

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.