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Comment Dumbest fear mongering yet on Slashdot... (Score 3, Insightful) 139

honestly this is 100% stupid. If you dont think you can do this RIGHT NOW then you are an uneducated moron. Call up towing service and have a vehicle towed to the rear of a building, or a delivery service.

Honestly Slashdot just needs to change it's name to Gizmodo.

Comment Re:Christie is ideal (Score 1) 305

Trump's already said he'll get the Mexicans to pay for the wall. He's a builder, he can build it, and it's going to be beautiful. Of course it would be. You think Trump would build an ugly wall?

Do you really think fat losers like Hillary or Sanders could get the Mexicans to pay for the wall? Why would anyone vote for them? Do you wanna pay for the wall? And you know a wall those losers build would be uglier than Rosie O'Donell.

Comment Re:Because this will be unlike Biosphere 2 how? (Score 4, Informative) 66

To answer your question, smaller habitat, no experiment at maintaining atmospheric composition, outside excursions in "space suits" etc. Its not very much like Biosphere II.

As for why not under the sea or Antarctica I can give at least three reasons. (1) cost of building, transporting and maintaining the habitat; (2) all the support and research personnel live in Hawaii, above water; (3) the research objectives don't require putting the experiment in a dangerous or inaccessible place.

Now someday when we have an actual habitat design along with all the actual support systems we plan to send to Mars, a trial on top of a super high mountain would make sense as a kind of Mars analog. But we don't have such stuff to test so we don't need the Mars analog with all the expense and complication.

Comment Re:Furthermore, Saudi Arabia must be destroyed (Score 4, Insightful) 348

Not everyone in Saudi Arabia are bedouin; in particular the ruling House of Saud is descended from town dwelling Arabs.

I'll go out on a limb and guess that not everyone in Saudi Arabia is worthless. Even people involved in managing their oil. And as for the elite they don't seem to be worse than anyone else who's inherited oil-based wealth; they've managed that for the long term benefit of themselves and their families. If they're ostentatious with their wealth, well they have a lot of it and it hasn't bankrupted them yet.

So there's no rational reason to want to destroy Saudi Arabia. But there's every reason not to want to be so dependent upon them.

Comment Re:You Can't prove Nothing (Score 1) 143

Civil and Criminal courts are two very different arenas. "Standing" in criminal court really isn't a thing.

Standing rules prevent random people from tying up the courts suing over things that don't affect them. They're really a necessary part of the system that most people don't think about. Non-newsworthy lawsuits are rejected all the time for lack of standing.

Of course, lawsuits that really should be going forward (like this one or the appeal by CA voters over Prop 8) are sometimes rejected on standing grounds when the courts just don't want to deal with the issue.

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.