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Comment Re:They tell you upfront it isn't going to be good (Score 1) 135

Set 10 years before the events of the original Star Trek series

God Damn It. Star Trek was about the future. I want a series set after DS9/Voyager. Stop @#(* with the timeline and do the formula that has worked in the past.

Star Trek movies were after TOS. TNG was after TOS movies. DS9/Voyager were after TNG. Enterprise went back in time and it all went to shit.

What happens after the Dominion War? Is there anything else in the other quadrants? Maybe make up some new techno bable and explore the 26th century. Make some new pretty ships.

I was a die hard Trekkie. I had the LCARS Star Trek encyclopedia. Knew all the specs of their ships and they managed to lose me with this constant mucking in the Trek 'past'. Now we have a movie franchise that just blew away all of the original timeline I grew up with.

Comment Re:Proof that Jobs is Gone. (Score 1) 280

None of those things are something that you notice in the first 60 seconds of using something. Jobs was always about the first impression and how it 'should work'.

Apple spent money and design time on their packaging. Compared to other MP3 players of the day the iPod was gorgeously packaged and easy to get to.

Having to use a dongle to use your brand new phone with your brand new laptop is one of those things Jobs would have flipped out about. Not an antenna that he likely never used (Always on Wifi), the long term reliability of the Mag Safe, over heating laptops, etc.

And that 'round mouse' brought Apple's stock back from the teens. It seems that plenty of people liked it just fine.

Comment PirateBay isn't a media company either. (Score 2) 39

Facebook's content is driven by the end user. Click on any political story on the side and read the comments by those end users.

Facebook is the equivalent of 'forwards from grandma' or 'that dumb cousin you have that insists the moon landing is fake'. A story get shared by someone to their own echo chamber, re shared and pretty soon you have fake stories reaching a lot of people.

Comment Re:Taking CO2 out?? (Score 1) 375

Diesel is close enough in chemistry to Kerosene/JP-1 that these should work: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

It was good enough for Apollo 8 on the Saturn V.

As of 2016, the Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful (highest total impulse) rocket ever brought to operational status, and holds records for the heaviest payload launched and largest payload capacity to low Earth orbit (LEO) of 140,000 kg (310,000 lb)

Although once you have the technology to craft D2 out of air and feed stock changing the formulation of the output shouldn't be too difficult.

Comment Re:Taking CO2 out?? (Score 1) 375

Then keep on building nukes till we have enough electricity being generated to replace all those gasoline/diesel automobiles (trucks, trains, etc) with electric versions.

When you look at the chemical properties of diesel it's really, really hard to beat. It doesn't explode. It doesn't even burn at room temp without a lot of coaxing. It carries 46 MJ/kg.

If electricity really is free and plentiful we should have no problem making D2 out of thin air and trash. Fischer-Tropsch got the Germans through WWII. Just start using trash as feed stock and eat the inefficiencies.

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