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Comment Re:Government promises to only use them for astero (Score 1) 114

wouldn't it be more efficient to have the lasers ground based and just give them extra juice to overcome any losses in the atmosphere? Seems like it would be a lot cheaper and avoid that "militarization of space" problem.

Comment Re:There's Your Problem Right There (Score 1) 1108

did you even read the first 5 sentences?

The significant figures (also called significant digits) of a number are those digits that carry meaning contributing to its precision. This includes all digits except:
leading and trailing zeros which are merely placeholders to indicate the scale of the number.

Comment Re:When can we get Reddit's moderation system on / (Score 1) 241

this, although you get the occasional odd moderation, at least moderation on this website is done by someone who has earned their position in someway or another, on Reddit its just the unwashed masses voting away at whatever they think goes against their "idea"

"Once they go up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department." -- Werner von Braun