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Comment: WHere did all the money go? (Score 1) 287

by musterion (#48746049) Attached to: Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?

We've wasted tons o' dollars on Solyndras, bailing out automakers, paying welfare to illegal immigrants, making the military safe for the few percent of the population that are not heteronormal. We've wated NASAs time on outreach to mohammadeans to make them feel like they've contributed much of anything over the last 800 years. So, if you wonder why our space program sucks--figure it out

Comment: Re:Government fails again (Score 1) 267

by musterion (#47179217) Attached to: Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

oh yeah add Solyndra to that, and all of the other fail alt energy companies. Did you know that the great "public works" projects of the 30s were built by private companies? Did you know that the Great Northern Railway was privately built with no government aid? Private Companies are bad, Bad, BAD, right?

Comment: Hardware Firewall (Score 3, Interesting) 286

by musterion (#45462989) Attached to: User Alleges LG TVs Phone Home With Your Viewing Habits

So, does his TV connect to the internet via a cable modem? Perhaps it's time for someone to market a hardware firewall that you can place between your cable modem and your router to monitor and filter all of your inbound and outbound traffic. I suppose that some routers let you do this. I have an Airport Extreme and it does not give you access to any logs (suggestions as hoe to do this would be welcome).

Comment: Re:Scientists == Always Right (Score 2) 197

by musterion (#45257841) Attached to: How To Better Verify Scientific Research

In addition to questioning "Climate Change", one could also look at the "Science" of may other fields as suggested. Especially crucial for examination are the many psychological and sociological studes that are used to "guide" public policy. I venture that many are complete loads of crap designed specifically to influence public policy.

Comment: Air Force Tradition (Score 2) 270

by musterion (#44354697) Attached to: US Air Force Reporting Pilot Shortage

Part of the problem stem from the first commandant/general of the Air Force who required all of the pilots to be college graduates. This is dumb. Israel does not require this, and I bet their pilots can whip our butts. Additionally, why do piolots have to be officers? From what I read most pilots want to fly; they don't want to lead. If they must be officers of some kind, make them warrant officers.

Disclaimer: "These opinions are my own, though for a small fee they be yours too." -- Dave Haynie