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Comment Re:Core Samples? (Score 2) 80

Not really. Considering that the Martian atmosphere is something like 0.5% of the thickness of earth's, while the gravity is only lower by a little over 60%, it would take so much energy that it's really not possible with our current energy budget for spacecraft.

However, blimps or even zeppelins would be damn near ideal because of low gravity. Simpler and cheaper, too.

Comment Re:Wht not sound? (Score 1) 128

Some years back it was quite tricky to get working in distributions that didn't pre-configure it, required equal proportions of skill and dumb luck. If you stuck to the more user friendly stuff like ubuntu, mint, etc. it's likely you never would have experienced issues. I remember a great deal of frustration before finally just going back to alsa with arch. Damn thing was impossible...

But, like the former difficulty of wifi, it's mostly a distant memory. Mostly...

Comment Re:Are you guys stupid or something? (Score 2) 239

You ought to be able to see that from a long way off if it's pointed at you.

Yeah, but directly?

The problem with that, probability-wise is that space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space, listen...

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 119

I'm just saying that it's a bit early to call the 9600 an obsolete piece of shit when, despite what you have convinced yourself as I doubt you own one, it runs newer games fine on medium settings (though admittedly, gamebroyo isn't that intensive). Besides obviously low end cards, I think it's a stretch to call anything in the DX10 generation obsolete.

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