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Comment Re:Not worried (Score 3, Interesting) 93

As long as we continue to develop these programs, I think we have a pretty good shot at having two space worthy programs within the next two years. Our private space program has been developing for some time and several companies are getting in on the action. At some point, the US might be be the go-to country for LEO travel. Right now this is dependent on the Trump Administration and their decision to move forward with the existing programs or adapting the existing programs. If they recklessly abandon them as some administrations have done in the past, we could be begging India or China for a ride in the near future.

SpaceX still has some work to do yet, but I see Boeing as also being a competitor and with the Sierra Nevada team chasing them to try and get in on the action, the potential of having at least two out of three programs getting us to ISS and possibly prolonging or building the next ISS.

NASA still has the SLS to look forward to and move us into manned deep space. Even if that only ends up putting us on the Moon, it will be a good program for research that might put us in the rightful lead of the world as far as space exploration. I feel Russia is superior in longevity and actual logged manned space travel but NASA leads in exploration overall. I would like to see the US take the manned travel crown too.

Comment Re:great news (Score 1) 238

This is a bit of a kick in the shorts to me as well. I have a 2 TB Time Capsule which has done a great job over the years. I plan to beef up it's storage, but if they call it quits, I am going to have to abandon ship and move over to something else.

I am thinking I want a Check Point Wireless 730 unit. If I am going to have to upgrade, I might as well look ton security and VPN as well.

Comment Re:I am not ashamed of being white. (Score 1, Troll) 427

I am.

These racist idiots aren't giving me a lot of reasons to be proud.

Although if the black community has to answer for black on black crime, then the White crime. That's how I feel. So yes, I am ashamed that idiots that I knew growing up continue to be race hating morons.

It's hard to tell my girlfriend that the idiot who told her to go back to her country, is an isolated incident.

Comment I cancelled months ago (Score 1) 213

I want to enjoy television, but all of this walled garden crap has to end. There are more content providers producing original content which require me to subscribe to multiple services which I don't have money for or time to enjoy.

The only thing I currently have is Amazon Prime and the only reason I have it is because I get other Amazon services for free. I could care less about their selection although it is improving. I am not going to subscribe to any of these services and while I am falling behind on my pop culture references, I will have to just learn to adapt.

Another user referenced Youtube Lectures, which is good until YouTube pulls their walled garden crap. Hulu already seems to want to do the same thing which ended my subscription with them.
In other news, books are still around and I feel a bit more accomplished having read through one of them instead of losing hours watching lame or rehashed plots of television shows.

Comment Pretty sure that's why I dumped MySpace (Score 2) 152

Not because everyone's pages were complete clusters of vomit flung on to pages, but the damn execution of music for ever page I jumped on and then when I would open eight tabs, I would have to listen to eight songs loading at once.

Facebook on the other hand was this clean cut, very professional looking website that didn't need any of these advertising dollars at the time.
Monetization wasn't a big deal at the time and the platform was solid. Fast forward a decade and we see this cluster that I left a decade earlier.

Why? Why should we deal with this bull?

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