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  • Commented on What happens now?
    The Constitution doesn't need to address that issue, because historical precedent does -- numerous times over, for several centuries. Historical precedence only matters until it doesn't. The fact that a handful of cases have happened before doesn't meant it wouldn't...
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    The Constitution gives the Senate sole authority to try cases of impeachment. The courts cannot overturn the Senate's judgement. I wasn't saying that the Senate's judgment would be appealed, but rather the question of whether the Senate can impeach an...
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    Such as today's report in the WaPo that *normally* the commander of the DC National Guard, like all Guard commanders, has the authority to move their troops to protect life, etc. Except a few weeks before the 6th, that authority...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    But using Miami as to gain experience for working on Mars is silly. Not when it is the only option available to you. He has a bunch of ideas of what he needs for Mars, but even he can't fund...
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    Probably correct - the question is - has the fascist-&-racist tide reached high water, or will it come again in 2024? Doubtful it will go away by then. As noted by Heteromeles the distortions at the federal level mean areas...
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    Others are saying similar. That IQ45 will get away with it. So that, even if NY State jails him, others will try to follow him, with more success. Can Congress prevent Trump from running in 2024 - probably (if the...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Each Martian requires a huge amount of resources, due to living in a hostile environment. At the same time, there's earth, which, in 50 years or so, is still likely to have a massive wealth disparity. Sure, Terrans may take...
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    Not just the limitation of foods 1947-55 or even 1960, but the ghastly, appalling revolting cooking of most people at the time. It went well beyond those eras. Looking at the food scene in the UK today it is easy...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Trump still has overwhelming support from the R voters. They have been deluded with the "stolen election" narrative. And want it FIXED NOW. The question is what happens to that support now that he can no longer communicate with them....
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    Wrong question, IMO. The outcome of the Trump trial in the Senate is in play until it is complete. Absolutely. Now that the election is over, Trump is out of power and semi-silenced, there are Republicans reconsidering the in the...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Um, say what? NASA decides... then government gets involved? Mental mistake - meant politicians....
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    Something back to front about the logic there. I'd have thought that if a body was concerned about voters and re-election, it would make sense for them to not kill astronauts in public. The problem is that once a direction...
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    I'm betting Musk will go to the Moon anyway. NASA have already fronted some cash to SpaceX for design studies on a version of Starship optimized for transporting large amounts to cargo to the lunar surface: Except that really isn't...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Could Trump (get others to) organise his own political party, no doubt diverting some public contributions away from the Republicans, but still challenge for the Republican presidential nomination for 2024 ? Theoretically yes - unless the Republicans have a rule...
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    Can someone explain why Musk wants to go to Mars first rather than the Moon? Much debate over the years from various sides as to whether a direct to Mars or a Moon then Mars is the best approach. The...
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    I would have guessed that "nativism" referred to "native americans", but from the context I'm guessing this is not the case. From an online dictionary: "the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants."...
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    I would consider it, just for the adventure, basically. However, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't meet requirement 2, being well stricken in years. (That, OTOH, makes (1) less of a problem.) Part of the current regime to become an astronaut...
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    How true is this? What's the likelihood of it actually happening? Or will the "R" party tear itself apart in a civil war of its own? ( We could get lucky? ) So from north of the border, I would...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Does it seem realistic and feasible to you that there will be 500k in the world over the next 30-50 years who: 1) Want to spend the rest of their lives on Mars--able to live in a “large submarine” (or...
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    As much I would wish otherwise, there is just no financial, scientific or defense justification for a large sustained human presence in space. Defensive spy sats, weather and comsats, robot planetary rovers and orbital probes do the job just fine....
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    Sorry, it was the late '90s that Dirt, er, Word took over the word processing market, having illegally (as defined as "they lost the court case") smashed WP (a *vastly* superior product) by bribery. A search reveals they didn't lose...
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    The negotiations between search engines and news will be fun and exciting, and I hope that in the end google has to pay tax. To the news media, the government, whatever, the point is they pay. I think I would...
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    Meanwhile Elon Musk is fucking utterly bonkers Tunnels in Miami? - & the sea-level is where-&-rising? He JUST DOES NOT GET "Public Transport" does he? As the article notes, Miami already has tunnels (in operation for 6 years) at the...
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    Nope. Sorry, Linux is growing in popularity enough, esp. with the current situation, that more than one major vendor are selling laptops with Linux preinstalled. Yes, some of the major vendors have a token Linux offering - if you search...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Blue Origin is apparently getting close to flying humans to space following their latest successful test launch https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jan/22/spacewatch-bezos-blue-origin-really-close-flying-humans...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Then clothing... Then all the water needed to wash clothes. The humidity from drying them. Surely no one is sending a rocket full of tee shirts to Mars any time soon. Wool seems out of the question (I'm not wearing...
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    My impression is that Apple would like to disagree with me, but currently they make a consumer stack and some niche business products. But you didn't specify servers, you said tech stack. And in that space Apple is a major...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    For a colony of A common language will be a given, if for no other reason than in an emergency you don't have time to cycle through X versions of a message or have settlers unable to communicate with each...
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    SpaceX is an earth based company of which musk has a slim majority share. Presuming that Musk ends his life on mars, as he's said he wants to, we can expect that martian interests inherit control over SpaceX. In addition...
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    Oh... and Linux runs on *everything*, including, according to a report today on slashdot, the latest Apple hardware. Depends on what you classify as run. Yes, you can boot Linux. But network requires a USB network controller (no driver -...
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