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Comment Re:Why potatoes? (Score -1, Troll) 95

Zero is pretty limited, yes. Also, there will never be a Martian colony. Ever. Put that fantasy to rest.

True. Nor are we "going to the stars". What a load of fantastical sci-fi rubbish. Generations of moron children raised on cardboard television sets depicting swashbuckling interstellar captains screwing green alien chicks. Grow up already.

Comment Well.. (Score 1) 45

Earth clearly has water, and we think Mars was much, much wetter billions of years ago, and many scientists theorize Venus once had an abundant liquid water supply, so if so, that's three planets within a band of the Solar System, and thus is stands to reason that liquid water exists at least in similarly configured extra solar systems, right? Of course that doesn't answer the question of whether water is either endogenous or exogenous, or a little of both, but if asteroids and comets can carry water, enough to populate perhaps three planets, why can't the planets themselves carry a proportional abundance of water? Then again, I'm no planetologist, so I'm probably barking out my asshole.

Comment Hmmmm. (Score 1) 50

Very ugly in design and crudely manufactured. Much bigger than the reference insect as well, and I suspect it's not much more than a sensor or two, a little motor, a battery, and a wireless unit. Doubtful it can walk up walls, or even steep inclines, which means it's little more than a crude skittering thing with a ridiculous and unnecessary carapace glued to the top of its carriage.

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