Bar hoppers? What's wrong with those of us who like to drink at many watering holes?
To be fair, the parent is probably some furriner who watched all of the Great John Wayne's movies. He should be praised for this and the ignorance he has acquired should be rewarded. It's the American way.
How do those culpable enough to consummate such a transaction afford it after giving all that money to the Nigerian Prince?
If ever there was a moment to say, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it does," this was it.
Ground Control to Major Tom...
To discover that one of the USA's middle eastern client states might have been provided with the materials for nuclear weapons just in case the USA had to throw a bomb or two at a particularly stubborn oil producing country without making the USA itself an immediate target for nuclear retaliation.
When I was a student, I discovered that if you restricted your diet to grains, vegetables, eggs and cheap cheese, you could get through a week very cheaply. Crock pots were your friends.
When I was in school, the Hare Krishnas were still a thing. Free vegetarian dinner every Sunday (We called it "Sunday dinner at Uncle Harry's"). Hilarious mockery thrown in as an extra added bonus. They may be loonies, but the food was awesome.
Yeah but the problem with human drivers/pilots is that they send SMS messages, update facebook, phone their girlfriends or go crazy and decide to kill their passengers. The engineers who build the vehicles do all those things too, but in an environment where their work can be checked and peer reviewed.
The best mass transit system I have seen is in Kuala Lumpur. It has no drivers. It is faster and more reliable than any other system I have seen.
Flying back they have to cancel momentum twice, and fly the reverse of the outgoing trajectory. And they have to fly their rocket towards land, which means that populations on the ground would be at risk.
Oil rigs are very expensive to move and maintain. It would be hard to achieve ROI doing it that way. They might be better off with an adapted freighter. They could get a ship for 10 million USD.
When Google finally reveals its true name, Skynet, this is the technology that will allow its T-1000s to exterminate most of humanity.
But don't worry, they'll be sure to take an instagram of your death and post it to your Google+ livestream so your friends and family can mourn.
(There will also be ads for bereavement-related products. Neither Google nor Skynet are monopolies, honest.)
I get the whole general protection of the average citizen from crimes, but we really need to shrink the reach and scope of these bastards.
That's the reason for political correctness: to expand the scope of government past immediate risks to ideological risks. It's a power grab.
The correct way to deal with this is not to be anti-politically correct, but to stop being politically correct. That deprives government of its justification for its new powers.
Having said that, many recent aircraft failures have been caused by the crew and I think fully automatic airliners should be looked at. Or at least keep a hostie around to blow the thing up.
It used to be trawlers...
The issue is NOT whether they they recovered the stage, but whether it landed at slow controlled speeds
Also whether it landed at the planned location to within a metre or so, given that the plan is to land on a barge.
only a fool thinks that the Chinese and Russians couldn't have had equivalent sources of their own already.
They didn't, apparently, as they were eager to get their hands on him.
Either that, or he was their designated source.