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Comment Re:Why do the tax payers have to pay for all this? (Score 1) 106

Oh you can fuck right off. Time after time ive seen republicans side with the big launch contractors, like boeing and lockmart, to maintain the status quo of not much progress in launch systems, and bilking the taxpayer for as much money as possible, while spacex is bringing value and getting reusability up and running, and getting neocon resistance all the way.

Silk Road Trial Defense: Mt. Gox CEO Was the Real Dread Pirate Roberts 119

rossgneumann writes The defense team for Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old man accused of running the online black market Silk Road under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts, just dropped an unexpected new theory: Mark Karpeles, the CEO of failed Bitcoin company Mt. Gox, is the real Dread Pirate Roberts. "We have the name of the real mastermind and it's not Ulbricht," Joshua Dratel, Ulbricht's lawyer, said in court today. He plans to argue that Karpeles framed Ulbricht.

Comment Re:Wait, which part is he sorry about now? (Score 1) 106

What hes actually saying is he thinks mathematicians and programmers are stupid enough that he believes its worth his time to bullshit us in writing after the NSA got caught with its hand in the cookie jar . Hes insulting our intelligence. Hes showing us his gaping asshole, telling us its not actually shit, and inviting us to take another sniff.

Comment Re:Nov 25 or 26?, or Dec 19, 22, or 23? (Score 3, Insightful) 60

Theres not much democracy in this particular decision making process. Theres the public private revolving door and plenty of lobbyist cash. And while democracy can be a bad basis for decision making, rampant regulatory capture by a industry with a natural monopoly in order to squeeze as much money out of customers as possible, and enact regulations that allow you to funnel customers to the sites of your vertically integrated media production companies, is a worse basis for decision making. People dont support it because they like the word "neutral", they support it cause it dosent take much imagination to figure out how fucked the internet is if net neutrality is not in place.

Comment Re:Get a TV (Score 2) 186

I mean, seriously, Seiki needs to hurry up and release a 60hz 4k version of its 38.5 inch display, preferably with a displayport. A 38.5 inch 4k 60hz VA panel would blow the weak ass 28 inch 4k TN panels everyone seems to be pushing today out of the water, especially if they keep their current price point. Ditch the tv tuner and smart tv crap, put in displayport and adaptive sync, and watch it become the monitor for All The Computers In The World.

Comment Closer Look (Score 4, Insightful) 267

Dont count your cookies just yet. Senator Shelby has inserted a poison pill amendment into the spending bill to put onerous accounting requirements on spacex missions for NASA, in order to make them less competitive with the SLS, a lot of which is being developed in Alabama, Senator Shelbys state.

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