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Comment: Re:1 week's warning (Score 2) 68

by TigerPlish (#47846347) Attached to: Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth

Now what could we possibly have done in such a short time

Forget our petty differences, reconcile with the irreconcilable, forgive the unforgivable, relish the memories, and then throw the most epic party in the history of our planet as one united people planet-wide.

Go out with a raised glass of whatever beverage you prefer in one hand and a joint in the other!

Comment: This is nothing new. (Score 1) 702

by TigerPlish (#47398747) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

1991, leaving Franfurt towards Paris (just a short jaunt in a puddlejumper) I was asked by the security person working the line to demonstrate my camera was a real camera. So I uncap the lens, aimed at her, who quickly voiced her opposition to that idea, so I shot the ceiling instead. Wasted one frame of film to show her my tattered minolta x-700 wasn't some terrorists's bomb.

I suppose this was fallout from the bomb that took Pan Am 103 down over Lockerbie.

Comment: Re:This I didn't expect. (Score 1) 274

by TigerPlish (#47311291) Attached to: China Starts Outsourcing From<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... the US

The good thing about Musk (and guys like him) is that profit is not the sole and exclusive purpose of the company

This. We need more like this. But I fear even Tesla will fall to greed one day, when Musk cashes out and the MBAs take over and visualize, strategize, conceptualize and monetize every ounce of life out of that company.

Comment: Re:This I didn't expect. (Score 1) 274

by TigerPlish (#47308395) Attached to: China Starts Outsourcing From<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... the US

It makes perfect sense. After enough time of disparaging the factory life, Americans are finally realizing that it beats the alternative.

I can make sense of it at an intellectual level, it's just my gut reaction to go "WTF" -- it's a bit counter-intuitive.

The news is welcome, I just wish American companies would start making things in USA again. I know we can do it. I suppose in time, we will.

Comment: This I didn't expect. (Score 4, Funny) 274

by TigerPlish (#47308195) Attached to: China Starts Outsourcing From<nobr> <wbr></nobr>... the US

I was thinking some years ago "If all the jobs went to China because no one in the US wants the factory worker life, who is gonna build Chinese doohickeys when *they* get tired of the factory life?"

I was thinking India. Or Malaysia, or Chile or something..

But not the USA. I never even considered that possibility.

WTF. This world no longer makes any sense to me.

Comment: Political will and patience? (Score 3, Interesting) 308

by TigerPlish (#47298331) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC

Mr. Lessig,

Yours is the first effort I've heard about revamping Government that makes any sense whatsoever. A hearty thank you to you and your staff!

In your estimation, does MaydayPAC have a decades-long plan, to replace as much of Congress as possible, and even reach for the Presidency?

I'm all for it. Even if it takes 30 years.

Those who can, do; those who can't, simulate.