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Comment Our lasting evidence of our existence (Score 3, Interesting) 168

Assuming the Voyager and Pioneer probes don't get flung into a star, plummet into some super gas giant, or captured into orbit by any other celestial object, these probes may be our fist step in preserving our legacy into the future. Assuming Voyager is still intact with its present trajectory, it will reach the star AC+79 3888 in about 40,000 years .

In 40,000 years, there's a good chance that humanity would have gone extinct for a plethora of reasons. It comforts me to know that we would not go the way of the dinosaurs, quietly into oblivion on a lonely corner of the Milky Way. Damn it, at least we tried.

Comment Uhhh (Score 1) 765

Thank you for signing this petition. We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on However, consistent with the We the People Terms of Participation and our responses to similar petitions in the past, the White House declines to comment on this petition because it requests a specific law enforcement action.

Comment Re:Please no (Score 1) 279

Make it opt-in instead of opt-out. Please don't junk up my search results.

Then don't use Google+. In fact, don't use Google period. You should know by now that Google has been working on integrating all of its services into one central platform. You saw this coming.

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