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Comment: Re:Another load of Federal B.S. (Score 1) 251

by MrKaos (#49499819) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.

You act as though he is being punished for violating the rules on airspace. Clearly he is being punished for raising too much awareness about finance reform. The powers that be want to make an example of him before this gets too out of hand. . .

Finally some talk about the topic - campaign finance reform. When do we want it, NOW, when will we get it....ummmm.

Comment: Setting up a new planet. (Score 3, Insightful) 137

by MrKaos (#49475433) Attached to: Road To Mars: Solving the Isolation Problem

People will die. It's that simple. It is not safe, it is not known and mars is an environment hostile to human life. For the first people doing this, isolation will be another issue to deal with.

It seems like an unrealistic ambition to attempt a Mars landing without an established space transport infrastructure, in the same way moon landings were attempted. Consequently, IMHO, I think any realistic colonization of Mars will start with humans orbiting it. First in a capsule/ship, then in a space station with repeatable journeys back home. Who knows, it maybe cheaper to just send a space station there in the first place and solve all of the problems of not having a magnetosphere to shield it first.

Once the infrastructure is established isolation will become less of a problem. The biggest problem we have NOW is the will to get human crewed craft out beyond LEO.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by MrKaos (#49460923) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

the sex shit with Clinton was no fucking big deal at all

Yeah, If you were going to impeach Clinton it should have been for not putting down a case of Kentuky's finest in front of President Boris Yeltsin and saying "Sign this Nuclear Disarmament treaty". The greatest missed opportunity ever.

Comment: Re:Just a Moment... (Score 1) 136

by MrKaos (#49428197) Attached to: Australian ISPs Must Hand Over Pirates' Info

Jobs Killer.

It remains to see if the so called ISP's can print 'Metadata Retention Tax' on their invoices - but when the do, their will be 10 million angry voters, and some of them will vote accordingly.

Both major parties voted it in, completely defying the wishes of the electorate. The spooks wanted their toys.

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354