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Comment: A pretty ugly attempt (Score -1, Flamebait) 110

by amightywind (#49490067) Attached to: An Engineering Analysis of the Falcon 9 First Stage Landing Failure
It doesn't sound as much like an analysis as more excuses and spin from Elon Musk. You must admit, it was a pretty ugly attempt. ULA's engine compartment recovery scheme makes more sense. Self-respect would ULA them from ever attempting the crudely engineered spectacle we just watched.

Comment: Mars mission impracticle at present (Score -1) 137

by amightywind (#49475265) Attached to: Road To Mars: Solving the Isolation Problem
Why or you all obsessing on a trip to Mars when Obama has done everything in his power to sabotage the space program? He slow walked SLS like he slow walked Keystone XL. To get to Mars we need large (Saturn V) class rockets to fulfill the mission. Elon Musk's toys aren't enough. Let's get it done!

Comment: Tabs are not enough (Score -1) 428

by amightywind (#49426305) Attached to: Stack Overflow 2015 Developer Survey Reveals Coder Stats
First of all tabs are not enough to properly format a source file, spaces are necessary, so your size argument goes out the door. Customize? Yeah, that's the problem. I am a 50 year old crusty gray manager of C++ development. When you have 20 developers working on a project, you don't want art, you don't want flair, you want predictable, you want correct, you wanted tested, you want uniformity. When you lose a developer you want to plug the replacement into well designed base so they feel like they don't have to rewrite it. You also want strict indentation (preferably with a tool), 80 column lines, function length limits, include guards, and consistent ordering of declarations in header files and 100 other correctness best practices. My advice. Use the default settings in Emacs, turn off tabs. It's all the IDE you will ever need.

Comment: Anti-fracking agenda (Score -1) 166

by amightywind (#49419151) Attached to: The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes
The New Yorker's concern for Oklahomans is touching. It is a place in which they normally would have little interest.Or do they have an agenda? Nowhere in the article did they correlate the epicenter of earthquakes with the depth of drilling. The oil wells are simply too shallow. Nice try guys. South Central Oklahoma's Wichita Mountains are part of the remains of a continental rift system. There are deep normal faults, kilometers deep, and seismically active from time to time. Not unlike the more famous New Madrid fault of the Mississippi to the east. They should take time to learn about the geology of flyover country.

Comment: Recover more funding (Score -1) 58

NASA could recover more funding if they ended the space station project early, as George W. Bush planned. About $25 billion by my count. What will they do up there between now and then? A whole lot of nothing, marooned with our enemies the Russians. It would be wiser to go back to the moon before the Chinese do.

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