This is it! 2014 will be the year of the Linux desktop!
I have EXACTLY the thing for you!
A Colder War
a novelette by Charles Stross
Not in France; in France they won't blow you until you're married.
We cannot make a Saturn V right now if the world depended on it. Also the Saturn V used basically 1 planetary output of energy at the time to get out of the gravity well. There are much better options.
Does it really beat SeaLaunch? I can find no hard numbers.
500 million for the light gas gun.
Trying to live on life support in a radiation bath that vacillates between freezing and boiling.
1. Light gas gun to get mass preferably h2o into orbit at the lowest $/lbs possible. Opens up fuel, water, and food off world.
2. Some type of lift system: space fountain, space elevator, sky hook chain, or ???
3. Inflatable habitats.
4. Large linear accelerator, e.g. two spinning rocks with a cable in between.
5. IXian no-ships
7. Golden Path
No buy them out!
If everyone who has a Comcast account closes it today and uses the money to buy stock we will own them. Democracy through capitalism!
I meant that as hyperbole and even within that context it was limited to economic practices. (I would have said communism but that would be a lie because real communism would be owned by the customers so it would be OK.) Yes totalitarian psychopaths are worse than Comcast.
You're a fucking moron. There is nothing even vaguely close to free market capitalism in any part of Comcast. They are a natural monopoly operating as a cartel / oligopoly. Cable companies have a high barrier to entry, they are profoundly non-transparent, they are engaged in rent seeking behavior and they exert undue influence on their regulators. So they are basically the worst aspects of capitalism combined with the worst part of Stalinism.
Basic question if you are the MOST HATED company in America how else could you stay in business except by anti-competitive practices? Most hated. MOST HATED! (Is there anything more yelling than caps?) Oh I know by paying fucking shills to FUD ta interwebs.
Natural monopolies acting as oligopolies are anathema to free market capitalism.
Instead of bitching just buy them out. If Kickstarter would go to 5 billion we could do it there but it doesn't. Just get households to spend their $150 a month of stock instead and shut down their account in 2 years at a steady stock price we would own it be able to vote in our own board. If everyone turns off their account it will go much faster and at an increasing rate then BAM! User owned coop. Fuck regulation, it doesn't work. Fuck the FCC. Hate fuck Comcast to death.