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18 posts • joined 2 Feb 2010

Climate scientists see 'tipping point' ahead

Monkeywrench

To sum up all of their recommendations...

"reducing world population, reducing per-capita resource use, reducing the role of fossil fuels, improving energy efficiency, increasing the efficiency of food production and distribution, "and enhancing efforts to manage as reservoirs of biodiversity and ecosystem services, both in the terrestrial and marine realms, the parts of Earth's surface that are not already dominated by humans."

All that needs to be done is have the government take control of every aspect of everyone's lives. No thank you!

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Does Britain really need a space port?

Monkeywrench

Great idea but...

Make sure that you get hooked up with right company. The one that we that we chose here in Oklahoma, Rocketplane, didn't quite pan out. Have a former SAC base with great runway but got wrong partner.

http://www.okspaceport.state.ok.us/spaceportfacilities.html

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China hits back at US cyber snooping allegations

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WTF?

Why is classified information on the Internet to begin with??

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if you want to keep something secret you shouldn't put it on a medium designed for sharing information. Makes about as much sense as a bank putting its vault in the middle of an unlit, unguarded parking lot.

Why is all this super-secret sensitive information not on closed systems? Can someone please explain that to me?

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Huge potentially inhabited water lake found on Jupiter moon

Monkeywrench
Mushroom

No nuke reactors in space eh?

What do these fools think powers the Sun???

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NASA to work on approved sci-fi books

Monkeywrench

Why write books about it when....

The Russians and Chinese are doing the real thing. Even the Iranians have put a few satellites in orbit. All NASA has to do is provide coverage of other space programs.

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US Air Force in a seriously stealthless state

Monkeywrench

The Marines plan to use the F-35B for amphibious assault ship operations?

Let's see. I think the last one of those was at Inchon in 1950.....

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Paramount to recount The Martian Chronicles

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Thumb Down

Heaven forbid....

....that Hollywood ever touch one of those masterpieces.

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NASA hands out second-hand shuttles

Monkeywrench

Greatest Generation?????

"Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined, Says Gov't Data". And Obama certainly isn't part of the greatest generation. Check your facts buddy!

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Praying for meltdown: The media and the nukes

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Megaphone

Many made the 'Journaist Wall of Shame' on this one

http://jpquake.wikispaces.com/Journalist+Wall+of+Shame

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Google threatens Chrome address bar with death

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FAIL

Designers gone wild

It's getting so it's like an Easter egg hunt trying to find the things that used to be in plain sight. I think Microsoft started things off when they came out with Office 2007 and hid everything behind that big button. Now the browsers are following suit. Enough already!

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'Suspicious toilet' provokes Maryland bomb scare

Monkeywrench
Grenade

Shades of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover

Guess everyone involved in this must have seen Lethal Weapon II at least once....

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California's green-leccy price system will stifle plug-in cars

Monkeywrench
FAIL

I'm sure that someone has...

....and discovered that it's cost-prohibitive. This is not a laptop battery we're talking about. Lots of solar panels and lots of batteries. If this setup was cost effective it would be in wide use already for regular electric needs.

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UK Skylon spaceplane set for engine test in '3-4 years'

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Go

Hurry up Brits!

Since Obama shut down NASA I'd much rather catch a ride to space with you than the Ruskis!

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Neil Armstrong renews attack on Obama space vision

Monkeywrench

Bureaucracy definitely the deal killer

You hit the nail on the head with the last paragraph. Huge government bureaucracies and the final frontier just do not mix.

Unfortunately I don't think the private sector will accomplish much more than low earth orbit tourism. Going any further requires very large rockets.

Enter the Chinese. No budget constraints, no special interest groups, no taxpayer accountability....

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'Health and safety killjoys' kill cheese-rolling race

Monkeywrench

So it took them nearly 10 months to figure this out?

It's obvious they did not want to have the event again period. Wait 9-1/2 months and then say it's too late to do anything this year but maybe next year the event will be back in "some form". What a bunch of hogwash. Good thing you don't have the running of the bulls there.

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Paris Hilton canes the Brazilian lager

Monkeywrench

Paris missed the big event

Wonder how she managed to miss the Mud Carnival in Rio?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/3328783/Mud-carnival-in-Rio

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US plans crewless automated ghost-frigates

Monkeywrench
Grenade

I sense a movie here

Fully automated robo-ship runs amok, starts attacking every vessel it encounters. NAVY Seals called in to stop it.... Sci-Fi channel take notice!

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Obama scraps Constellation moon mission

Monkeywrench

Wonder if the Chinese....

...will be extending job offers to all of the soon to unemployed 'rocket scientists'?

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