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Comment Re:Solution (Score 1) 340

The personal income tax rule applies even to people who have renounced their citizenship. If, as a US citizen, you move to another country and renounce your citizenship the government expects 1) a one-time 40% tax on all of your assets and 2) personal income taxes for the next ten years. I don't know how many people actually pay - in my mind a person who is no longer a US citizen isn't subject to its laws except when on US soil.

Comment Re:That won't last long... (Score 1) 742

Yeah. He took a clock and put it into another case so it sorta looks like a Hollywood version of a bomb. Then when they started asking him questions his answers were designed to provoke suspicion.

The whole thing was a political stunt, most likely dreamed up by his activist father. The case should be thrown out with prejudice, and the plaintiff ordered to pay fees.

Comment Re:I hope that goes better than last time (Score 1) 69

What did NASA build? Rockwell built the space shuttle. So they've been operating an overpriced white elephant for forty years? Meh.

SpaceX really is different, because SpaceX put its own money into the development of the rocket instead of building it on a can't-lose cost plus contract.

Comment Re:Cue the flood... (Score 1) 193

You must not be getting the meaning of simple sentences, then: the cliched phrase implies that it will never be available for practical use.

And that's probably the case. Even assuming they get it working at all, power produced in a giant tokamak will be more expensive than battery backed solar. What's the point?

I've got a bad feeling about this.