Is anyone else curious why the "space industry" can't seem to bootstrap itself? There have been hundreds of research teams and thousands of launches of variuos kinds over the last 40-odd years and yet we still spend weeks on the launch pad trying to clear up a software glitch!
It seems to me that they need to rethink the model and redesign the way we do space launches. Before BitTorrent downloads could be fast if you had the right connection. They would be unrealiable if they were too long however. After BitTorrent they could be much faster and more reliable!
Fix this stuff. I want to go to space...
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