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Comment: Re:cowardice (Score 1) 494

by Khyber (#48636571) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

"Police suspected all along that Todd might not be telling the truth, starting with the fact that the 'B' was backward, Bryant said.

'We have robbers here in Pittsburgh, but they don't generally mutilate someone's face like that,' Bryant said. 'They just take the money and run.'"

Thank you, AC. I forgot this little statement existed.

I'd mod up if possible.

Comment: Re:cowardice (Score 3, Interesting) 494

by Khyber (#48631539) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

"even as some members have harassed and sent death threats to female gaming developers and critics."

And OF COURSE Slashdot will conveniently leave out the fact the FBI is getting involved because it's the people against the Gamer Gate people that have been FAKING death threats.

Go fucking figure Slashdot's poor editing (or more likely intentional FUD) would give THE WRONG IMPRESSION.

GamerGaters can prove the threats against them were external. Anti-GG have been faking threats to themselves.

Slashdot is devolving into a geek version of Fox News. Instantly spotted as soon as DICE started taking over.

Comment: Re:Wildly premature question (Score 1) 81

by Bruce Perens (#48620117) Attached to: SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

If we look at jet aircraft, wear depends on the airframe and the engines, and the airframe seems to be the number of pressurize/depressurize cycles as well as the running hours. Engines get swapped out routinely but when the airframe has enough stress it's time to retire the aircraft lest it suffer catastrophic failure. Rockets are different in scale (much greater stresses) but we can expect the failure points due to age to be those two, with the addition of one main rocket-specific failure point: cryogenic tanks.

How long each will be reliable can be established using ground-based environmental testing. Nobody has the numbers for Falcon 9R yet.

Weight vs. reusable life will become a design decision in rocket design.

Comment: Re:As with all space missions: (Score 1) 198

by geekoid (#48618845) Attached to: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

"Okay, a fundamental question then... What's the mission? "
Develop technologies the make life here better? learn more about human biology beyond earth. Make another step to spreading our species, Conduct better tests on captures particle. Control descent to the planet with sensors. Look for life in the upper atmosphere.

Science and religion are in full accord but science and faith are in complete discord.