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    @ 626: Lots of reasons why it couldn't be done. Just like they told the Wright Brothers....
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    Pigeon @ 625: (Note that this is all assuming that building a space station is what you're trying to do in the first place. This sub-thread does seem to have the problem of not properly distinguishing between the aims of...
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    Allen Thomson @ 562: Unless we're talking about a metaphysical form of darksidedness, of course. Somehow I'm reminded of Zelazny. Oh, I always thought it was referring to the inside of the album sleeve?...
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    Greg Tingey @ 535: JBS @ 524Pence is emphatically NOT a "horse ass" - unfortunately, would that he were. Just because he's a religious bigot doesn't exclude him from being the other. Pence most emphatically IS a horse's ass....
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    More this and that I caught a segment of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight called Brexit III. At 4:05 he says that the U.K. has a law banning parliamentary footage from being used in a comedy show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaBQfSAVt0s Is this...
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    Mikko Parviainen @ 533: But what matters here is that at 1:09:53 there's a Kettenrad towing a BF-109. It's not a Bf-109, it's a Me-262! Bf-109 is a propeller plane which flew in the 1930's the first time, the Me-262...
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    This and that I noticed today that I guess might be somewhat germane to the Laundry Files. A program on the "History of Flight" on YouTube caught my eye because it said it was "narrated by Tom Baker". It's mostly...
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    SFreader @ 520: Re: American 'Empire' Hey, we're in the modern age: the key 'power' variable is $$$ rather than the old school acreage or wetware. By this measure, the US remains an empire. Or maybe not ... By that...
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    Troutwaxer @ 462: What to do about the problem is another matter. It would be nice if the race-grifters and the fear-grifters would STFU and stop calling people who wish to educate in actual science and reason "terrorists" and "communists."...
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    Troutwaxer @ 440: It takes some time for a behemoth to die, you know, and the speed depends critically on whether it has to face external challenges. Unfortunately, the challenges in the U.S. are all internal; we keep electing incompetents!...
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    Nojay @ 436: A large part of the ISS was carried into orbit by the Space Shuttle in its cargo bay, maybe 250 tonnes or so. It also carried satellites like the Hubble, orbital laboratory facilities, pallets, supplies and spare...
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    Heteromeles @ 372: I'd suspect (just for S&G) that the reason shuttles were supposed to carry nukes (assuming this is true) is that someone thought of the Armageddon movie scenario back in the 1970s, and got last-ditch asteroid busting spec'ed...
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    whitroth @ 368: But then, the US: the triumph of style over content. Too bad it wasn't Strunk & White...
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    Robert Prior @ 367: Still asks me to sign in to my Google account… I think you can use an alternate browser that doesn't have Google cookies....
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    _Moz_ @ 1364: a "non-prosecution agreement" ... that REQUIRES them not to commit any other violations of the law. Yerfukinwotnau? I naively thought that "not breaking the law" was required of everyone all the time. But discovering that it's optional...
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    Greg Tingey @ 1355: Bill Arnold @ 1354 US Constitution First Amendment and lawyers And if it can be shown in court that .. "1st amendment" or not, that they were deliberately lying or making stuff up for shits, giggles...
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    David L @ 242: She was from Western Kentucky Getting a bit local here but may I ask what town(s)? I'm from near Paducah. Freedonia, near Princeton, KY. Last time I visited up there, Paducah was the nearest town that...
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    Heteromeles @ 235: IIRC, it's also not true, since the "30 years away" claim was made steadily since the 1950s. Seems like we've been able to produce fusion since the early 50s. It's just a matter of containing it, sustaining...
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    Pigeon @ 1328: 01234567890 is a valid phone number by UK rules. But it was not allocated to an actual line, as I discovered one day because it's the sort of thing which is easily discovered when you are bored....
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    Scott Sanford @ 1314: So you only get a sample ballot? That's not bad or anything but I must be spoiled. Where I live voters an informative guidebook that looks exactly like this. I got mailed a copy; they are...
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    Heteromeles @ 208: I will simply note that light can go eight times around the planet in one second, so if viruses propagated at light speed, every computer would be infected in a second. This manifestly doesn't happen. It can...
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    Bellinghman @ 201: When my mother went, she was the last of that generation on her side - all my uncles and aunts had predeceased her. Suddenly we — I, my siblings and my maternal cousins — became the senior...
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    johne @ 190: whitroth @84: "But, as you know Jim, the US has the best healthcare system in the world...." Conventional wisdom (which I shared until I saw the following) has that as the common American opinion, but somebody thought...
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    David L @ 183: I got a bit curious so I did a quick check. One example of taxes and feesLHR-DFW-LHR 282.03CDG-DFW-CDG 124.43 So, how does that actually work? I've flown a bit as an adult, but looking back, I...
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    Daniel Duffy @ 172: Unless THEY figured out a way to hide their heat signatures You mean, unless they learned how to violate the basic laws of physics.And would even go to the troubled of doing so. No, I mean...
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    Daniel Duffy @ 143: Sorry, you are assuming that we would even RECOGNISE their technology. We would recognize their heat signatures.Something that can't be hidden - no matter what technology they use. Unless THEY figured out a way to hide...
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    Heteromeles @ 105: I don't recommend diving too deep into Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. It's a group that claims to be USMC veterans and is active on the US right wing. Sucks when assholes take over a perfectly good euphemism...
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    whitroth @ 84: Infant and maternal mortality's been going up in the US. "But, as you know Jim, the US has the best healthcare system in the world...." The words of the "Bahamian Lullaby" have never been more true. If...
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    David L @ 35: Not a day goes by that I'm not reminded of mom or dad, Yes. My father passed in 2001 and every now and then I think I'll call him to ask his opinion for till I...
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    Heteromeles @ 27: Oh, and about Lost Boys? I Amazoned it and found that the vampire movie had spawned sequels, so yeah, that's a bit too muddy for a good title. Too bad Seanan McGuire's taken "Wayward Children" already. Perhaps...
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