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Comment Re:A tethered design more realistic in near term (Score 1) 267

For radiation shielding, they suggest to use the "consumables", which probably means fuel, raw materials, equipment and water.

And left-overs, after a while, unless they have a way to reprocess astronaut output.
I look up and all I see are the lights of a billion places I'll never go. Well, a few hundred.

Comment Re:Rare, one-letter Twitter username (Score 1) 448

...there can't be more than about a hundred of those....

I find your faith in Unicode disturbing. Or UTF-8. Or, whatever

Or do you only use one handful of fingers to count? (26 base 10 = 101 base 5)

Apologies to people whose real character set exceeds 100 glyphs.
Let me know when a 3d printer can print replacement printer cartridges.

Comment Re:The Grand Canyon is not a "formation" (Score 1) 132

Formations are rocks. The Grand Canyon is a hole.

I am more fascinated by the claim that the Colorado River 'joined up' the earlier bits.

What cut those earlier bits? Links by email, please.
I look up and all I see are the lights of a billion places I'll never go. a few hundred, meh.

Comment Printer printer (Score 1) 155

Call me when I can get a 3D printer that can print a 3D printer, CC licence preferred.

Let us not get too involved with wishing for reasonably priced ink for it. RMS could explain what I am trying to imply.
I could try to list the things for which I thank RMS, but I don't think he would approve of some of them.

Comment self-plagiarism? (Score 1) 314

How can one possibly plagiarise oneself? Plagiarism is presenting the utterance of another as one's own.

Surely this is merely repetition. If he assigned away copyright to the first utterance, it could be copyright violation, and that is probably a felony offence.
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours. - Hunter S. Thompson

"I got everybody to pay up front...then I blew up their planet." "Now why didn't I think of that?" -- Post Bros. Comics