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Comment Re:Go all that way and don't get out of the car? (Score 1) 58

But, on the other hand, if we did send people to orbit Mars without landing...

...it would be a stupid waste of billions of dollars. Humans can't do anything from Mars orbit a machine (specially a 2030s machine) can't do much better. Actually, I'm not a big believer on Mars missions at all. I think the Moon is a better near-term target, and asteroid mining a much better long-term approach. We don't need more gravity wells.

Comment Trend? (Score 1) 592

I think someone is using a seriously non-standard definition of the word "trend". People have been running Linux on Mac hardware since before the Intel switch. This is neither new, nor on the increase.

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