Damon as Private Ryan
Damon in Interstellar
Damon in The Martian
How many more millions are we going to spend rescuing Matt Damon?
You are assuming I don't. Invariably a minute into the ride the driver mentions "traffic jam" or "faster way".
To which you hold up your phone and say "Wayz says it will only take ten minutes."
Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia, and Rose can save the day should an asteroid ever threaten humanity again.
I had a double-take there for a sec, as those were names of four of our chickens. I imagined a snippet of several hens flying off to save humanity.
For manned missions, you need six nines (99.9999%) reliability.
That'll be why the space shuttle broke up and killed its crew about 1.5% of the time.
That's 99.9999% reliability for each component times a million components.
They're trusting Friend Computer, and that worries me.
Before Friend Computer, they had to trust Friend Grownup With an Agenda, Prejudices, and an Incomplete Grasp of the Facts.
So this Japanese guy arrives at the airport, jumps in a taxi, smiles at the driver and says
Goldberg? Iceberg? All same to me!
There can be no twisted thought without a twisted molecule. -- R. W. Gerard