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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Cold War 2: Electric Boogaloo, Redux Reply with quote

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/5079904/Trouble-in-space-Row-brews-on-space-station-over-food-and-toilets.html

Seriously, why are we just dangling our feet in the water of this thing. Let's just jump right in and get this party started.

Nothing solves an economic crisis like a good old-fashioned global war.

(Also, does this mean I can't eat Liza's food and she can't use the bathroom in my apartment?)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Cold War 2: Electric Boogaloo, Redux Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
(Also, does this mean I can't eat Liza's food and she can't use the bathroom in my apartment?)


Yes it does.

Also... this is just about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Don't get me wrong, I understand relations between the US and Russia and I'm not gonna say this totally shocks me. However...

wikipedia wrote:
The most cited figure of an overall cost estimate for the ISS ranges from 35 billion to 100 billion USD. The ESA, the only agency actually stating potential overall costs, estimates 100 billion for the entire station over a period of 30 years.


... says that they need to stop that shit and do their jobs.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disagree. I think they should go back and time and not build the thing in the first place. Fuck them for wasting that money on nothing. Absolutely nothing.

MIT physics professors HATE human space exploration. Clearly we needed a man on the moon, but after that, end the madness.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Clearly we needed a man on the moon, but after that, end the madness.


I have to disagree, here. I agree insofar as I understand the potential economic benefits, but there is something to be said for sheer greatness. I'd pay to help put man (obviously, Americans) on Mars. It's an accomplishment that matters just because it makes us great, as opposed to any cost-benefit analysis.

As for the ISS... all we can really hope for is that, when there's actually a good reason to build a space station, people will have had $100,000,000,000 worth of experience.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
As for the ISS... all we can really hope for is that, when there's actually a good reason to build a space station, people will have had $100,000,000,000 worth of experience.


You mean this thing?



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some sort of last, best hope for peace?

Also, this guy:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, this guy, in the not-too-distant future:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't forget about this one:



eh?

it could still happen...
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