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## Comment Re:It's those pesky humans (Score 1)298

but for a human, walking up to an already-drawn circle, you can either a) measure the diameter (100% effective and accurate)

Sorry, if you "walk up on a circle" you can't guess at a diameter either. You have to make a geometric construct to find the center so your diameter measurement is correct. You might as well measure the radius at that point.

## Comment The NASA version (Score 1)231

It looks more like the rail truck accelerates the launch vehicle to mach 1 which leaves the end of the track and the scramjet lights and carries it and its payload to mach 10 at about 20 miles altitude. The payload then separates from the launcher, the rocket ignites and sends the payload into orbit. The launch vehicle returns and lands for reuse.

This sounds a lot more feasible than a mach 10 rail gun!

## Comment Re:So stupid on so may ways (Score 1)408

Could be. Wouldn't be the first time. Woof, woof!

## Comment Re:Yeah it's crap. (Score 1)408

750K for \$35. Move out of the city and price goes way up. sigh.

## Comment Re:So stupid on so may ways (Score 1)408

Whoa... They know I'm running Ubuntu. It comes up at the top when I get to "linu". I wonder if they know my shoe size???

## Comment Re:Censored (Score 1)408

I liked the internet so much better when the prudes were scared of it.
Let's return now to those thrilling days of yesteryear!

## Comment Re:"Hard to see flames" (Score 1)357

Usually, the best thing for fire fighters to do with compressed gas fires is to let them burn. The fuel most likely can not be removed because the container is broken or valves blown off, etc. Controlling the area and letting the fuel consume itself is often the best or only choice.

## Comment Re:inflaton? (Score 1)163

I just got a tax bill based on the probability that there may or may not be \$20 in my wallet. WTF!

## Russian Scholar Warns Of US Climate Change Weapon415

According to Russian political scientist, and conspiracy aficionado Andrei Areshev the high heat, and poor crop yields of Russia, and other Central Asian countries may be the result of a climate weapon created by the US military. From the article: "... Areshev voiced suspicions about the High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP), funded by the US Defense Department and the University of Alaska. HAARP, which has long been the target of conspiracy theorists, analyzes the ionosphere and seeks to develop technologies to improve radio communications, surveillance, and missile detection. Areshev writes, however, that its true aim is to create new weapons of mass destruction 'in order to destabilize environmental and agricultural systems in local countries.'"

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