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Comment: Re:Compelling, but a mix still better... (Score 1) 394

by rmdingler (#48191173) Attached to: NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew
Precisely.

We think we know what to expect when humans go to live on another rock, but big picture, we have no fucking clue the traits that will be selected for off planet. No diversity, no survival.... it's a statistical certainty on the bizzaro order of winning the lotto.

Comment: Re:Compelling, but a mix still better... (Score 1) 394

by rmdingler (#48191095) Attached to: NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew
Right you are.

Following the same line of reasoning, isn't it most likely human life will propagate the universe as eggs and sperm with robotic delivery? Even keeping a single human teacher alive for many interstellar travels would be such a waste of resources, and in many cases impossible.

It will be an interesting moral conundrum when it becomes possible, because then our immortal offspring may not remember us. It's plausibly how we came to be on earth.

Comment: Re:Compelling, but a mix still better... (Score 3, Insightful) 394

by rmdingler (#48189723) Attached to: NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew
Another reason to favor the female of a species for an extended space mission involving possible settlement(s) is the total waste of resources to ship a living male for reproductive purposes.

Literally millions of diverse fathers can be shipped in much smaller containers requiring minimal upkeep.

Comment: 2 Many Variables for the School to be 1st priority (Score 1) 128

The factors associated choosing a university, at seventeen or eighteen years young, are often a combination of location, price, opportunity, and parental preference.

Though there tends to be an irrational tribal loyalty to one's alma mater, hiring properly should primarily consider how the individual's talents (& weaknesses) fit the opening and the firm.

Comment: Re:There is a better drug in my opinion. (Score 1) 101

by rmdingler (#48179899) Attached to: Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO
I have a hunch a desperate West African dying in a tent, surrounded by strangers wearing astronaut uniforms, will take either one... first come first served, aay?

I remember someone here shared the notion that x white people had to get the disease to get a vaccination underway. Maybe the tipping point was actually x hours of news coverage.

Whatever the motivation, thank you Canadians! This never was a we versus them problem. We are them and they are us, all earthlings.

Comment: Keep walking as Long as you can (Score 2) 34

by rmdingler (#48172245) Attached to: High-Tech Walkers Could Help Japan's Elderly Stay Independent
Ah, it's the cardio version of the Hoveround.

Especially for the elderly, though it hurts none of us, it is vital to keep up the physical exertion that even walking provides.

Though an admittedly small sample, I've seen a number of elders get down on the motorized seat and never get back off.

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