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Comment: Re:Couldn't they have used an RTG? (Score 3, Insightful) 132

by asylumx (#48378167) Attached to: Comet Probe Philae Unanchored But Stable — And Sending Back Images

It would be a pisser to have come this far only to have the mission fail because the probe can't get enough power to carry on operations.

Who said the mission would be a failure? They've landed on a comet and received lots of data from the lander already. Even if the mission is cut severely short, it sounds like a success to me.

Comment: Re:billions for who? (Score 2) 104

by asylumx (#48301601) Attached to: Chinese Hackers Mess With Texas By Attacking Fracking Firms

Everywhere I've ever lived, you pay income tax where you work, then pay more where you live, if tax rates are higher where you live.

No, this is not the case everywhere. For example when I lived in Indiana and worked in Michigan, my state income tax was paid to Indiana. Anecdotes don't work when talking about state taxes because there is too much variance.

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