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Comment: Re:What can be done about this? (Score 4, Insightful) 87

by Spy Handler (#47769039) Attached to: Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

aside from artificial gravity, nothing. No amount of exercise bike pedaling will save your optic nerves from being in zero G too long.

There isn't really any good reason to put people in orbit for 6 months+. Rotate them out every couple of months. Yes we needed data on long-term microgravity effects on the human body. We have them now, zero G does bad things to your body. So don't do it for extended periods.

Fly in the ointment is the expected trip to Mars, which will take 9 months to a year. Fortunately people like Zubrin have developed advanced technologies to deal with this. It's called a rope. Attach the Mars spacecraft to a ballast via a rope (they call it tether) and spin it until you get 1/3rd G. Problem solved.

Comment: Re:The problem, as always... (Score 1) 327

by Spy Handler (#47746043) Attached to: ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

People are different.

Genders are different...

Races are different...

But but... in the USA, everyone is above average and everyone is equally talented. Kumbayah and flower power.

Funny how an entire nation can delude itself into thinking weird thoughts that, to an impartial outsider would seem utter madness. I blame the 60's unicorn liberals who are now firmly in charge (they're in their 50's and 60's now in positions of power).

Comment: lolwut (Score 2) 327

by Spy Handler (#47745993) Attached to: ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Girls who have strong math skills tend to have higher verbal skills than boys who are strong in math, which opens up new avenues to follow, like the social sciences

Social science is about as scientific and STEM as Scientology. It's called Voodoo sciences for a reason. Nobody goes into it thinking it will be a great way to utilize their strong math skills.

Comment: Re:Money pit (Score 3, Insightful) 322

by Spy Handler (#47625287) Attached to: With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

Because he was being snarky while adding nothing to the discussion.

"Because China has a wonderful record on industrial pollution"

And this will affect the financial success of the project how? Grandparent's point was that technological advances since Panama Canal will make the project more cost effective.

"and Central America has a wonderful record on fiscal responsibility and accountable government."

Except it's the Chinese footing the bill and making the decisions, so this comment is irrelevant.

He's just pandering to Slashdot groupthink and bashing China pollution and Latin American corruption. And it worked too, currently at +5 insightful.

Comment: Re:How do you say... (Score 5, Informative) 125

by Spy Handler (#47603023) Attached to: Robotic Suit Gives Shipyard Workers Super Strength

"geunyeo hanteseo tteol-eojyeo" - "Get away from her" --> This is correct.

"dangsin-eun nappeun!" - this is wrong, it means "You are a bad person" and it's in the polite form even.

"Geh sek ki ya" would be more appropriate, it's a commonly used expletive meaning "dog offspring".

Science is to computer science as hydrodynamics is to plumbing.