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Comment Re:Obvious question missed (Score 4, Informative) 189

Did anyone read the posting?

"Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, and bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honor and recognition in case of success."

"Men" being the important word here. They are not looking for a breeding crew on the first trip. They are looking for workers. I'm presuming future missions would be more diverse (especially if they are trying to build a real colony).

Did you read the posting? That ad was for an expedition to the south pole, not for this mission.

Comment Re:Legality? (Score 1) 252

There ought to be a law that bans electoral bodies from passing laws with provisions to make the voting body an exception to the law being passed.

Except that these are exceptionally cheap to operate. If you ban them altogether, then you make running for office that much more expensive. Political 'speech' is not something to be restricted lightly.

Besides, they would probably just exempt themselves from the 'We cant exempt ourselves' law :(

Comment Re:400/2 = 200, and 200 230, please help me. (Score 3, Informative) 215

How would an equidistant supercharger (thus, one that is 200 miles from each of two points, themselves 400 miles apart) fail to help drivers with cars that have a 230 mile range?

The numbers they are going off of are for a 'Rapid-Charge', which, as defined in TFA, would add around 150 miles of range in 30 minutes. You could of course charge for longer and get the full 230 miles out of the smaller range vehicle and make the 400 mile trip.

Comment Re:Waste of time (Score 1) 195

...So if the yeti, bigfoot, the lochness monster etc... exist and are being sited more often by people now then they used to be, why don't we have any non-blurry pictures of them.

"I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run, he's fuzzy, get out of here." - Mitch Hedberg

Comment Re:These scientists.... (Score 1) 71

are the scientists working with it particularly bright?

I don't think CERN scientists have a higher ratio of photon radiance in the visible spectrum (or even outside it) than scientists in other institutions.

But we won't know for sure until we load them up, smash them together and see what comes out.

Comment Re:Well to give credit (Score 1) 426

Only on slashdot and other tech blogs can something so trivial as the PS3's DRM be considered as bad as what happened to Lisa McPherson, or any other number of deaths, morbidities or other horror stories to come out of the COS.

Hell, once I saw someone say that we should riot in the street Egyptian style because of what Sony's doing. Here's a bit of perspective. Egyptians rioted on the streets because they couldn't eat. Not because they can't play Xbill and Nethack on their consoles.

The link between the items mentioned in the summary is not that 'These things are bad in a similar way/to a similar degree', but rather 'These things are backed by entities with huge resources, and said entities would all put those resources to bare in an effort to have materials removed.'

Comment Re:*only ipad* (Score 1) 220

3. Not everything has to have a left/right slant. Can't we have an article about gardening without any political commentary?

I was reading an article about gardening the other day that had some very interesting ideas on how to handle bushes.
Speaking of bushes, did you know that Bush was also a recent president, and that a lot of his policies aren't seen in a very positive light? Discuss....

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