Are there two cargo docks on the ISS, or would the Soyuz have had to sit in a parking orbit for a month while they unloaded the Dragon, and then reloaded it?
The Tor that was developed by the US military? That Tor?
what reasonable precautions are we taking?
Scanning the sky. But not building large-enough rockets.
Aren't we already scanning the sky for asteroids?
Once you can, then it's worth worrying.
Right. And you get that capability by building Much Bigger Rockets, which is why I wrote, "lobby for the funding of Much Bigger Rockets."
asteroid impacts are not an irrational fear
I am afraid of getting hit by lightning, and getting bit by a shark, but not so afraid that I won't walk in the rain or swim in the ocean. I just take reasonable precautions.
That's the difference between a rational fear and an irrational fear.
The awareness they are raising is that they want to waste our tax dollars on Yet Another Irrational Fear.
If they *really* care about saving the Earth from civilization-killer asteroids, lobby for the funding of Much Bigger Rockets.
And, what has that to do with the topic?
Huh? You're the one who first mentioned the Moon.
So? That big shiny thing isn't going to hit us either.
But we don't live in cosmic terms; we live in human terms, and 425,000 miles is really far away!
Showing lots of cleavage distracts guys, frequently attracting them like flies to honey to chat the woman up and hit on her, thereby distracting her from the concentration needed to program.
From what I can see, you'd think WND was too liberal.
It's been a *long* time since I read WND, and even then didn't read it that much. All I really remember was lots of ads for books about Israel. From your comment, though, it seems that WND is far right.
So, what do you see that makes you think that I'm farther than far right?
(cleavage) their full potential
Since big tits and deep cleavage do not correlate -- or, if they do, it's negative -- with the skills needed in STEM, your argument is flawed into Wrongness.
(Though they are positively correlated for jobs like direct sales, especially in "manly" industries like construction, shipping, etc. I've seen it with my own eyes.)
a left-leaning site like Slashdot.
I don't read comments -- or post -- as much as I used to, but
Has that changed?
but can we blame them for using what they've got for personal advantage?
Feminists blame men for perpetuating the patriarchy, and yet young "empowered" women are the ones showing their tits. So... yes, I can.
Besides, it ruined Mardi Gras.