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Comment Re:Too much work (Score 1) 8

But at some point their own electorate will notice how staggeringly little they have accomplished with all the power.

Judging by history, that's one hell of a theoretical point far far into the future. Remember: abortion is still legal, gays can marry, and there was a black dude in the White House and conservatives keep voting Republican.

Comment Re:Too much work (Score 1) 8

Every once in a while - like every fucking day? It's hard to find a day that some conservative talking head isn't saying something derogatory about either Hillary or President Lawnchair.

Still cheaper than investigations and hearings, y'know, actual work.

Cheaper? Sure. The GOP showed how much TV exposure they can get for free in the 2016 election cycle. But at some point their own electorate will notice how staggeringly little they have accomplished with all the power.

If the democrats had a spine between them they would start calling out the GOP on neglecting the legacies of the people who died that night.

That is one bizarre sentence. You actually want them wasting their time just like you complained about the GOP doing?

In this case, I'm fine with them wasting their time. The democrats are going up against he party of maximum dickishness. Calling out their hypocrisy and lack of morality is fine. It's not like there is anything pertaining to Benghazi to investigate, at this point it is more important to point out that the GOP almost certainly knew that all along and used it as a tactic to avoid doing their actual jobs.

After all, it doesn't appear that the GOP has any plans at this point to pass any legislation.

Comment Re:Too much work (Score 1) 8

Every once in a while - like every fucking day? It's hard to find a day that some conservative talking head isn't saying something derogatory about either Hillary or President Lawnchair.

Still cheaper than investigations and hearings, y'know, actual work.

If the democrats had a spine between them they would start calling out the GOP on neglecting the legacies of the people who died that night. Flag as Inappropriate

That is one bizarre sentence. You actually want them wasting their time just like you complained about the GOP doing?

Comment Re:Too much work (Score 1) 8

Every once in a while - like every fucking day? It's hard to find a day that some conservative talking head isn't saying something derogatory about either Hillary or President Lawnchair.

And as for much cheaper, when did that become important? They happily threw many many millions of dollars down a hole and set it ablaze in their endless Benghazi witch hunt. Why did it suddenly end? If the democrats had a spine between them they would start calling out the GOP on neglecting the legacies of the people who died that night.

Comment Re:It is so unfair. (Score 1) 358

Come on, you know Sowell is a Libertarian hack with a background in "economics", which is barely a science.
Here is the definition of "progressive": a person advocating or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas.
There may be a sordid history of progressives and eugenics, but the current progressive movement is not the same. The current conservative movement is the one with problems. The progressives who advocated Eugenics and the other stuff your talking about are not the same as the ones advocating for desegregation, it's an apples and oranges comparison.

Your going into this thing with an agenda your trying to validate. Generational wealth may not be necessary, but generational help is certainly necessary. All the things your parents and grand parents gave you helped you. When your sold away or your parents are imprisoned, this disappears.

I'm not going to debate progressive or conservative policies. My only point was that conservatives riot. We just have to go further back to find a time when they felt disenfranchised, but we're probably going to get there again in my lifetime.

Pick up some real history, for economic history, try Only Yesterday, by Frederick Lewis Allen.
Republicans

Journal Journal: Hey Slashdor Conservatives - You Forgot Something! 8

So your new BFF has the white house, and your team has the house and senate. They've shown a mastery for grandstanding and overall work-avoidance. But there is an important bit that has been conveniently ignored this past few months that we were previously told was so mind-shatteringly important.

Benghazi!

Comment Re:Speaking of delays... (Score 1) 106

ULA's track record with the Atlas V: 100%

Yes, let's take one vehicle in its fifth generation (not counting subrevisions), and ignore its track record with all of its earlier versions that led up to this point and all of their failures, and all of Lockheed and Boeings' other launch vehicles over time, with all of their failures. Lets also ignore that they're going to have to switch engines soon, to an engine with zero track record.

Payloads typically launch on schedule or within a few weeks. .... Some payloads have been waiting literally years due to delays.

Let's totally ignore that Atlas V launches once per two months, while SpaceX launches once per month, and that almost all of the wait time was due to investigation backlog. When it comes to hitting launch windows, SpaceX has a higher average success rate than average than Atlas V

And lets entirely fail to mention the point that ULA charges nearly double what SpaceX does per kilogram. Or that SpaceX is doing everything while rapidly evolving its rocket, to the point that they've basically even switched propellants partway through (denisification radically changes their properties). And while at the same time running an aggressive recovery and refurbishment programme and developing a heavy lift vehicle, with a small fraction as much capital.

Comment Nope (Score 0) 31

Look, if you mean near-field power and communication devices, that's one thing.

But IoT is a total security nightmare.

And that includes your stinking FitBit device. And your camera-enabled fridge.

By the way, there's a rat under your baby's crib. A dead one. You should clear it up soon, it makes the baby cry.

Comment Re:What governmen brought to the table (Score 1) 106

As if liquid boosters can't fail catastrophically? Check out SpaceX's last failure. Liquids are hardly immune to catastrophic failure.

And actually more to the point, you've got it backwards. The SRB failure on Challenger was slow, more like a blowtorch. The explosion was when it compromised the external tank (which, obviously, stored liquids).

Solid propellants aren't like explosives. More to the point, you have to keep them under pressure to get the sort of burn rate that is desired for a rocket.

Comment Absolutely not (Score 2) 363

It should be positively encouraged. I also believe offices should be furnished with beds, so we can take a nap when we want. And we should all have an additional computer with an up to date graphics card and 4K monitor that we can install Steam on.

This seems reasonable to me. What say you, fellow programmers?

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