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

by hicksw (#46114883) Attached to: The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

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

by hicksw (#46114579) Attached to: Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

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

by hicksw (#46095417) Attached to: Grand Canyon Is "Frankenstein" of Geologic Formations

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.
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Comment: Printer printer (Score 1) 155

by hicksw (#46095155) Attached to: $499 3-D Printer Drew Plenty of Attention at CES (Video)

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.
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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.
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