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Comment Re:Republicans and their unhealthy space obscessio (Score 1) 110

5) There is nothing wrong with a good test platform.

Really? Now imagine what the posts on this article would be like if this was a Russian or a Chinese 'test platform'. It would be panic all over the place and 'invasion of our air space' etcetera. But somehow it's okay for the US to have secret military 'test platforms'.

Comment Morgan Freeman? Indiegogo ? (Score 1) 150

Why bother with Morgan Freeman or Indiegogo for asteroids when there is real information out there.

What are asteroids (90 minutes with a NASA expert):

What can we do against asteroids (again 90 minutes with an expert):

Form your opinion after you see these.

Comment Re: ESA moving forward, NASA moving backward (Score 1) 56

In a couple of years NASA will have access to 2 operational manned vehicles. I don't think any other space agency in history has had two different manned launch vehicles operational at once.

Why would ESA not have access to SpaceX manned vehicles ?

Comment Re:Macbook & Dell (Score 1) 97

I totally agree ... my mid-2010 macbook pro still holds about 89% of the original charge and lasts about 6 hours on battery in regular usage. It helps that it has only had about 170 full cycles (information obtained using coconut battery for mac).

Not a mac zealot here, but I can confirm. My mid-2010 macbook pro has been plugged in most of the time, yet it can survive a workday on battery attached to a projector/beamer from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. (with screen blank during three 30 minute breaks).

Comment Re:disastrous (Score 0) 97

What you say is simply not true.
I have ordered eight times from Alibaba this year and all items arrived on time, complete and properly labeled. It is much cheaper than any other website and well designed (easy confirmation of arrival, clear evaluation of sellers and buyers, good tracking of products, ...).
My guess is Amazon/Ebay and others better hurry to improve their service, because this is one very well organized giant invading their market.

The reward for working hard is more hard work.