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Comment Maintain a WHAT? (Score 1) 311

" a key objective for Baumgartner will be to try to maintain a good attitude during the descent"

At first glance, I thought I saw "maintain a good ALTITUDE". Jumping out of the balloon would all but dash any hope of that. That being said, I'd have to say that my attitude would be pretty piss poor as I froze my privates off while descending at super sonic speed.

Comment In other news... (Score 1) 612

... four fifths of the worlds population could honestly give a rat's ass that the other fifth can't see the Milky Way at night. And this just in: one fifth of the world's population now considering living on the moon to avoid real estate taxes and to get a better view of whatever is causing all the fuss in the night sky.

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