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Submission + - Humans to Return to the Moon by 2019 (

An anonymous reader writes: Shackleton Energy Company (SEC) Initiates Funding Process for Lunar Ice Mining to Establish the World’s First Industrial Lunar Base
and Propellant Depots in Space. The process of establishing the world’s first operational lunar base and propellant depot business in space is underway as SEC launches its initial fundraising campaign. This comes in the footsteps of recent amazing new discoveries of huge deposits of propellant-feedstock ice on the Moon by NASA and other international space programs.
Joining forces with RocketHub, one of the largest crowd funding platforms, SEC [ ] seeks to raise the initial seed capital necessary to complete its top level planning in order to then secure the first major round of investment capital necessary to complete preliminary designs of all system elements.

Comment Cheaper online even with the tax (Score 4, Insightful) 203

The reason why people are shopping online is not because they don't have to pay the tax. Even if they did they can still get it cheaper accounting for postage/shipping by shopping online. The tax we are talking about is 10% yet many products you can get for 50% of the Australian price. It seems most retailers in Australia think the exchange rate for AUD/USD is 0.6 (currently at parity).

This isn't just bricks and mortar either:
Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN: AU$20,775.00 or US$11,899

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