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Comment Re:Live by the media hype die by the media hype. (Score 1) 238

It's not so much "the media", but that readers solicitously enjoy hearing about pompous rich farts being waffled by their wayward robot toys.

It reminds me of McDonald's failed attempts at selling health-food: nobody wants it; buyers want Big Macs and fries.

(And no, I don't mean this kind of Big Mac)

Comment Re:So it appears . . . (Score 1) 172

This is yet another reason why I think Elon Musk's plans for Mars are on the optimistic side. I think we'll be doing great if a human lands in Mars before 2040, and a small permanent station is running by 2080.

An actual colony, with Martians? not before 2200. Think about it, we reached the South Pole over 100 years ago and even so we still don't have Antarctians permanently living there.

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