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Comment Re:Require that patents be defended (Score 1) 134

Intellectual Property should be a two part concept. The idea, and the implementation of that idea in a commercial product.

Used to be for a mechanical patent, you had to build a working model. Why should people be able to dream up stuff that they can't possibly do, only to profit when someone actually does it and commercializes it?

Comment Re:Mars is impossible (Score 3, Insightful) 310

Step one, for any of this, is to build a "permanent" for real ship.

A Ship that you can point in a direction and go.
A Ship with a rotating section for artificial gravity.
A Ship with a multi mega watt power source
A Ship with several smaller vehicles for going to and from a planet

Shooting people up there in a tin can that will burn up or be turned into a hut just isn't viable. Take the time to do it correctly.

Comment Re:The moderationg system needs an overhaul. (Score 1) 1829

I second this:

Fourth of all, this site needs to list who moderated each comment. It should show the username of the moderator, and what rating was given. If somebody's deemed responsible enough to moderate, then they should be willing to have their name attached to any and all moderation they do.

Either that or provide a "I disagree" mod that is neutral.

If you are going to push an agenda by trying to suppress others comments, at least have the balls to put your name on it.

Comment Weight, What? (Score 1) 150

How many hundreds of pound will this add?

It's not clear to me how having a battery on board is going to move the plane from the terminal to runway the and back again without embedding some sort of drive mechanism in the wheels. Unless a fuel cell produces thrust? WTF.

Me thinks the technical details have been utterly muddled by the original FA.

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