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Comment Re:what about security? (Score 1) 549

First, in some cases, they didn't.

Second, way back in those olden days, there were accommodations made so that people could make phone calls. There was this whole network of what was called "pay phones." You could insert money and make a phone call. So if, for some reason, you needed to get ahold of someone to say you were running late, you could pull off into a gas station or pretty much any group of shops and find one of these "pay phones" that you could use. They were pretty ubiquitous.

Now-a-days, not so much. Look around next time you're at the gas station or inside a mall or a group of shops.

Comment Re:Testing (Score 2) 99

Puh-leeze! Don't you understand that if companies had to do that, it would slow innovation? American companies would less innovative! We cannot have an innovation gap!

Besides, no company would sell a dangerous product because it would affect their profitability! So why have this extra step? We can certainly trust companies to make sure that their products aren't dangerous because it's in their own interest!

So a few people get injured along the way. That's price you pay for innovation!

(And, yes, I'm being very facetious)

Comment Re:On screen death worse (Score 1) 81

PG-13 sounds like 'Parental Guidance for children under 13' but if you read the go to the MPAA's web site their fine print it says "PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) – Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13."

I'm not sure I see the difference. Some material may have been inappropriate for six year-olds--arguably, Han's death. What's the problem?

Comment Re:Space Tourism (Score 1) 64

The ISS is closer to you than most destinations on this planet!

Well, that all depends on where it is at a given time. At best, it's between 250-350 miles away. At worst, I'd imagine that it's around 7400-7500 miles, if you go on a straight path. Of course, to do that, you have to go through a big chunk of rock.

Time? Well, generally it takes 2 days, which is about how long it takes to fly half-way around the world commercially. That said, with proper planning, it can be done in as little as six hours.

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