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Comment: Re:Trolls are the lowest form of life. . . (Score 1) 457

by Bogtha (#48192597) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

My phrase "near absolute" in context to the rest of my writings could be interpreted in many different ways.

No, there's only one meaning: not quite, but almost, absolute. Now it's debatable exactly how near you have to be to qualify as "near absolute", but TubeSteak did a good job of pointing out that SCOTUS has several large failings in this area, which is enough to demonstrate that it is not near absolute.

The fact that you are still stuck on debating the semantics of my original post demonstrates you have nothing of actual value to contribute to the conversation.

You said something untrue and dumb. You are repeatedly insulting and dismissing people who point that out. The people who are pointing out your mistake are signal, you are noise. Learn to ignore your ego and admit when you are wrong and maybe you won't drag discussions into the sewer so much.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 37

by smitty_one_each (#48191883) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate
No, actually, I get a straight percentage off of the Kindle. And sure, I'm skimming it. Would the crap be somehow less crappy if I read it all aloud?
As gospels go, it's a wretched bucket of fail. As propaganda for duping otherwise intelligent people, it's clearly been a smashing success.

Comment: Re:Compelling, but a mix still better... (Score 1) 273

by TWX (#48191093) Attached to: NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew
While humor surrounds the adage, "If brute force isn't working, then you're not using enough," there's a degree of truth in that statement too.

I'm foreseeing problems as stupid or annoying as landing in the bottom of a shallow crater, and having to manually carry the rover up to the lip of the rim, plus all of the supplies, the habitat module, etc. I would expect a lot of it to be modular, but being able to physically move heavier things is really never a disadvantage. Then there are situations with stuck things, levers, etc, where simple brute-force is necessary.

I service my own vehicles and back when I had POS vehicles I had to swap transmissions in and out, and not only did I have to deal with the weight of the transmission, but the torque on all of the bolts. Even I had times when I had to resort to a length of pipe on a breaker bar as well.

I think that a thoroughly mixed and diverse crew makes a lot more sense. Hell, if they can assemble a crew of hedonistic swingers that wouldn't develop passionate confrontation over sexual liaisons, that would probably be even better, so that everyone is sated on this long journey in close quarters.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken