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Comment Re:Prison is more than punishment (Score 1) 914 914

I don't see how anyone could make it through this protocol and be functional let alone normal. How would you have meaningful conversations with anyone if your sense of time is so skewed that it takes a week to say a single sentence. This seems a lot like solitary confinement.

Comment Re:You'd think the lack of air would be a big clue (Score 1) 267 267

Exactly, we built stuff to fly us through the air, go fast on the ground, and dive beneath the waves. We're going to encounter problems going into space (and staying there) and we will overcome them. People said the human body may not be cut out for flying but we do it all the time now.

Comment You'd think the lack of air would be a big clue. (Score 1) 267 267

"The human body may not be cut out for space."

While this is true, and the lack of air being a BIG clue that we are not 'cut out' for space, we are also not 'cut out' for moving at 60 MPH, hurdling through the air at a few hundred MPH, or enduring pressure that would turn us into a fine red paste. We comparatively routinely do these things with cars, planes, and submarines.

Comment Oh sure... (Score 1) 341 341

Of course it's more secure! The only way in left is the door!

Of course it's more secure! I also hear that DEATH is a great way to lose weight. Die, and the pounds just melt away!

Can we please have a serious suggestion other than changing your OS? This is like saying "That them thar wood house is no good. Better replace it all with brick."

Comment Re:Depends on the electronics (Score 2) 250 250

A couple of things to keep in mind about bathrooms in Texas: 1) there's moisture there, both steam from showers/baths and from direct water sources - and Texas is in a deep drought 2) the fan housing has to go outside 3) lots and lots of tile makes ants easier to spot

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.