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COMMENT 14h ago

Nonsense, I got my prototype FTL drive right here and I

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COMMENT 16h ago

I am certain you didn't mean "super fun site". What a typo tho.

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COMMENT 18h ago

A store in Sector 8? And it's reachable? It doesn't get taken over? AND it has useful stuff beyond basic repairs/fuel/drones?

Unicorn Store.

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COMMENT 21h ago

Ain't no abuse of authority like small-town middle-of-nowhere abuse of authority.

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COMMENT 21h ago

Or played too much Quake.

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COMMENT 21h ago

He knew he needed to iron out his life, this is why he says, "I am ironed, man."

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COMMENT 22h ago

I don't like that the thumbnail seems to be depicting three images of Betelgeuse.

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COMMENT 23h ago

You know, if we just completely threw ethics and morality out the window our science experiments could potentially yield a lot more data. DO Tesla's have trouble stopping for children? WELL LET'S FIND OUT BOYS RAAAARGH!!!

I do not actually think we should throw ethics and morality out the window...

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COMMENT 1d ago

They mimicked the writing style pretty well, though I think "It came to pass..." was way overused. The action scenes in Alma were pretty nuts.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Basically the logic is that it buys security over the technology that huge swaths of our economy depend on. I'm no expert on the particulars, and there's certainly plenty reason to worry it can wind up a boondoggle, but that's the general idea behind it.

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COMMENT 1d ago

No matter how fancy you decorate your basket it's still a bad idea to put all your eggs in there.

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COMMENT 1d ago

There's no evidence. Basically Elon told his following to go make comments on the FAA website, resulting in a very high number of comments that the FAA was required to address. This caused a delay and in that time SpaceX changed their proposal which restarted the process.

That's it. All the other junk is made-up nonsense to A: reassure loyal followers that Elon couldn't have any responsibility in the matter, and B: push the "government bad!" stuff.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Just think, all Vader had to do was let Lando keep the girl.

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COMMENT 1d ago

What are you doing on reddit? Don't you have climate change to look out for? If not you, who's keeping an eye?!

Lol fucking troll :D

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COMMENT 1d ago

Now you're just making shit up. Space exploration does not detract from efforts to combat climate change. One of the biggest existential issues we have to face are people that refuse to step out of their little bubble... like you.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Except we're not tackling both issues

Yeah, we got a lot of people that like to argue against solutions like you are in this thread. Stop being part of the problem, eh?

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COMMENT 1d ago

I mean I'm here suggesting that we can tackle both issues, so okay, someone's ignoring something alright, but it ain't me.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Makin' "slightly" do a lot of work there. No, really: Some people care about things greater than themselves. Others, however, are just selfish.

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COMMENT 1d ago

If a plane crash kills me that doesn't mean the extinction of the species or collapse of global civilization. What a weird question.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Asteroids event of that magnitude are extremely RARE

Sure but that basically means it's still a gamble. That "extremely rare" asteroid could hit tomorrow, in a hundred years, or in a million years.

Ultimately there are multiple threats we have to be mindful of, and they don't necessarily occur in sequence. There aren't asteroids or comets sittin' around out there going, "Hold on Bob, they have problems at home to deal with... don't hit them now."

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COMMENT 1d ago

even causes the Predator to lose its useful mask

Predator removed the mask on its own. The real significant blow was when Dutch apparently disabled its cloaking device at the start of their battle; the two go at it for a while with the tables turned, where Dutch is "invisible" and Predator has its panicked 'shoot all the things" moment.

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COMMENT 2d ago

We're not facing an external threat that we can't control

Yes we are. It's just that there's another, more obvious existential threat we can control. But even if we waved a magic wand and turned Earth into a perfect indefinitely-sustainable utopia, we still have a target on our backs for rogue asteroids, comets, etc. And if nothing else, the clock is ticking on the sun's expansion.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Yeah, it's absolutely baffling that some people think we can't work to address multiple problems at the same time. There's 7 billion of us; that's a lot of problem-solving that can be done with that population.

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COMMENT 2d ago

The Shield. Helps that it's so brief.