I don't have a big problem with the report. Keeps the scientists busy, and there are guys at NASA in charge of this stuff who I'd rather be working than playing Solitaire.And it reminded me of this picture I took in 1976:
Not that NASA has any plans to do anything with the report. Too busy carting off the last working spaceships we own to the junkyard and making people feel good about their lack of accomplishment.
"Your ancestors invented numbers and algebra. Good for you!"
Maybe it's good practice:
"Your ancestors were the first people on the moon. Good for you! Have a cookie."
That was once a complete, working, usable Saturn V...before fucking NASA turned it into a GODDAMNED LAWN ORNAMENT.
As a 9-year-old my feelings approximated, "Wow, cool! That's a Saturn V!" It was only after I grew to adulthood that I realized what an amazing travesty that picture represents.
No idea if that's an actual, usable command module on the top of it, or if they just used a "dummy capsule" for that part. What difference does it make?
And now--thanks to the Obama administration--we don't even have anything to replace the Shuttle, as boondoggly and craptastic as it was. It was the only basket for us to put our manned space effort eggs into (for a host of stupid reasons) and now it's been retired, yet all we can do now to get our people into space is to go to the Russians.
Who are using the same damned expendable boosters they'be been using since the 1950s because they work and don't cost a lot to fly.
AND THEY CAN BOOST MORE PAYLOAD THAN THE SHUTTLE COULD.
If we piss the Russians off--or if the Russians decide to stop flying--who do we turn to then? Will Congress let SpaceX supply the flights, or are they going to stand in the way of that, too? What will the Obama administration and the Democrat party allow?
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Speaking both of idiocy and out-of-control leftism, Weer'd has a post up about a leftist retard who has thoughtfully self-identified himself for our convenience.
He's got the symbol of the deadliest political ideology ever tattooed on his arm next to an image of a gun with its barrel tied in a knot, which is apparently a pro-gun-control symbol.
Commies love gun control because their political system requires a population which cannot fight back. That's also why communism killed over 100,000,000 people in the 20th century.
Hitler was a piker compared to Lenin or Stailin or Mao, even individually, but their combined efforts more than dwarfed Hiter's. The Nazis managed to wipe out six million Jews and other "undesirables", but Mao alone killed almost ten times that many.
Politial murder. Not war or anything; just saying, "All right, this group of people is inconvenient. We'll get rid of them by [doing X]."
National Socialism is bad, don't get me wrong; but it was peanuts compared to Marxism.
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I'm going to try this new "ARPG" called "Tera". I've got this machine downloading the beta client now, and will report on how it goes.
Learned of it here and the video Shamus linked shows hot elf boobage jiggling around. This alone is reason for me to check this game out!