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Comment Re:Am I reading this right? (Score 1) 70

if we were good at maintaining LOX-composite compatibility, we'd be making the stages themselves out of composites rather than aluminum.

I get that LOX plus composites are an un-good mix. But even with passivation, are aluminium and LOX really that much better? There's still a nerve-twanging amount of free energy in there.

Comment Re: oh, yes (Score 1) 132

The polls say otherwise...

Hillary is supposed to be running against the anti-Christ but she seems to be barely scraping by. Perhaps she shouldn't say Trump's name so much. That's a pretty rookie mistake for politics.

DNC arrogance and incompetence is far more of an influence on this election than Putin.

Submission + - FDA, Other Scientific Agencies Embargo News (

frank_adrian314159 writes: What if you were a reporter and couldn't check on the veracity of a science story before you reported it? That's the Faustian deal science reporters make every day with the FDA, medical publications, and other scientific organizations they depend upon for their "scoops". If you break the code of omerta or any of the embargoes, you can (and will) be blackballed from future information. Salon has the full (and lengthy) story here. Needless to say, this is probably not the openness most people think of when they hear the term "science reporting".

Comment Re:No one likes (Score 1) 561

Hillary! voted for the Iraq/Afghanistan wars.

So did just about everyone, and dear sir, since you are soooooooooo much in high dudgeon aout Politicians being truthful, the Bush Administration told a major fucking whopper of a lie in order to settrle his family feud with Saddam.

I was in favor of opening the football on Iraq I would have pushed the button myself, and enjoyed turning Iraq into molten glass. And I would have enjoyed it.

But the Bush administration stood there and lied to us. A Yuge! Lie.

Now go collect your paycheck from Oculous. Because you just don't like Democrats, and if your boys lie, it's just acceptable collateral damage.

What's it like having such political double standard, ya hypocrite? I also suppose you really enjoyed when Valerie Plane was outed. Anyone who outs an American secret agent should be terminated with extreme prejudice. Tell me how that was a really good thing, I seem to think it was complete evil.

Comment Re:Not a bad guess (Score 1) 143

That is even more recent than large human populations. True, it started when the population was about one billion, but global industrialization is only a product of the six or seven most recent decades in many countries. Having said that, if the global anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the last 250 years are considered to be in the range of 2000 gigatonnes, with each tonne of CO2 implying the consumption of about 360 kilograms of oxygen (mostly coal consumption), that still amounts to only about one third of the human breathing consumption I've mentioned above. But you've also made a mistake by a factor of about three, I think: 90 ml of diesel is about 3 MJ or energy, not 3 kWh.

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