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Comment: Re:So Vodafone owes compensation (Score 1) 90

by crimson tsunami (#48466393) Attached to: New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps

So Vodafone owes the compensation to the people spied on, particular the Europeans where we have the right to privacy and this is illegal. You can't legally be paid to break laws.

They can just pass new laws retroactively making the practice legal in the instances where it involved national security, so the corporations that cooperated will no longer be on the hook. Worked for the USA.

Why would the Germans do this?

+ - Could we abort a manned mission to Mars?

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StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "The next great leap in human spaceflight is a manned mission to a world within our Solar System: most likely Mars. But if something went wrong along the journey — at launch, close to Earth, or en route — whether biological or mechanical, would there be any way to return to Earth? A fun (and sobering) look at what the limits of physics and technology allow at present."

Seen on a button at an SF Convention: Veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force. 1990-1951.