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Comment Re:we can't even be bothered to get that right.... (Score 1) 134

I don't recommend long duration travel without significant radiation shields. I doubt the planned craft has them, meaning a solar flare and you fry. Lagrange points are useful for astronomy but not for tourism (lack of anything there). Rich tourists will certainly pay to travel to the moon if it involves landing at your lunar hotel and getting out on the surface. I expect that sort of tourism will fade quickly (lack of rich tourists, been there done that boredom).

Comment Re:My job... (Score 2) 361

Once we have recycling food replicators we can live anywhere. No power grid, no government services, no civilization outside our little house. Put everything in an airtight box and you can live in a self contained habitat in the asteroid belt. The food replicator that recycles our waste is the ONLY missing piece.

Comment Re: The US ranks with Mexico? (Score 3, Insightful) 108

If a job has so little value that only illegal workers from Mexico can do it, then that job has already been exported to Mexico. Except that American taxpayers are covering the bills (police, school for kids etc). America would be better off just making it official and let Mexico have those jobs directly (no more subsidies etc).

Comment Re:No wi-fi (Score 1) 109

The magnetic power field is easily filtered, so radio repeaters would still work. The thickness of the aluminum is not really important, they make capacitors out of aluminum foil and this metal room is just a big capacitor. Don't use thumb tacks, you'll get zapped. Strong magnetic fields are known to affect human cells.

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