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Comment: Re:Wrong initiative, enough of space. (Score 5, Insightful) 78

by c4t3l (#47414491) Attached to: Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative
I gotta disagree with you bud. An entire generation of folks were inspired by the Apollo program to dream and become todays scientists/engineers etc. The world NEEDS lofty goals like this. I think that too many folks focus on "What NASA got us" and not on the value of the less tangible items (inspiration and willingness to push the envelope of human acheivement).


Comment: Re:It's the right thing to do. (Score 3, Insightful) 78

by c4t3l (#47414353) Attached to: Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative
It's easy to turn this into a mudslinging match... But the truth is that NASA has the most experience in this field. Passive-aggressive comments like this only serve to derail the discussion. So let's keep it more college and less 8th grade eh?

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Comment: Re:What if we overcorrect? (Score 1) 343

by c4t3l (#46755419) Attached to: Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming
I'm with ubergeek2009 on this. Perhaps breakthroughs in quantum computing will assist in the future modeling of the global climate. There are just so many variables. Personal politics should really be removed from this conversation for any meaningful discussions to progress.

Comment: Re:Oh, man, what a mess (Score 1) 151

by c4t3l (#46746075) Attached to: Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site
2.5 million requests over the course of a day is a drop in the bucket for a large scale enterprise site. Sure, you would expect to see reasonable protections in place, but without some sort of prior knowledge (or dumb luck) it would be extremely difficult to find this bug (hence the two year window)... ----- Angels and ministers of grace defend us! -- Willie S.

Behind every great computer sits a skinny little geek.