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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #435 on: April 23, 2016, 06:46:32 pm »
Interesting note:

All of the mosaic-capable telescopes, when not working a tasked project, are now doing a globular search with a radius of 30,000 light years, specifically looking for exoplanets in the habitable zones.  Planets judged to be outside of habitable zones are noted and filed, but not really examined.

It's worth noting that the DOE and NASA are spending a lot of money to do this.

The following is absolute speculation, and nothing but:

1.  The magickle get-you-there drive that NASA isn't talking about much these days may be a thing, and
2.  Someone feels a burning need to find exoplanets.

It's worth noting that there is no reason the hypothetical NASA drive has to reach orbit - or even take off - before starting its thing.  what this means is that carried mass is much less of a concern.

Took myself a sabbatical and now catching up so as to get back on the bus here. Came across this bit and Holy fucking shit!! If TGRR'S speculation here is true then everything is about to change.. again!

buy Aerospace stock and get ready to dump your "rare earth" materials positions.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #436 on: April 23, 2016, 06:58:02 pm »
Interesting note:

All of the mosaic-capable telescopes, when not working a tasked project, are now doing a globular search with a radius of 30,000 light years, specifically looking for exoplanets in the habitable zones.  Planets judged to be outside of habitable zones are noted and filed, but not really examined.

It's worth noting that the DOE and NASA are spending a lot of money to do this.

The following is absolute speculation, and nothing but:

1.  The magickle get-you-there drive that NASA isn't talking about much these days may be a thing, and
2.  Someone feels a burning need to find exoplanets.

It's worth noting that there is no reason the hypothetical NASA drive has to reach orbit - or even take off - before starting its thing.  what this means is that carried mass is much less of a concern.

Took myself a sabbatical and now catching up so as to get back on the bus here. Came across this bit and Holy fucking shit!! If TGRR'S speculation here is true then everything is about to change.. again!

buy Aerospace stock and get ready to dump your "rare earth" materials positions.

I wouldn't dump rare earths just yet. Still gotta build the ships that get there.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #437 on: April 23, 2016, 08:33:26 pm »
If I ever happen to say anything Holy™ at any point in my life, tell them George W. Bush said it. That guy gets a bad wrap.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #438 on: April 23, 2016, 10:23:35 pm »
Interesting note:

All of the mosaic-capable telescopes, when not working a tasked project, are now doing a globular search with a radius of 30,000 light years, specifically looking for exoplanets in the habitable zones.  Planets judged to be outside of habitable zones are noted and filed, but not really examined.

It's worth noting that the DOE and NASA are spending a lot of money to do this.

The following is absolute speculation, and nothing but:

1.  The magickle get-you-there drive that NASA isn't talking about much these days may be a thing, and
2.  Someone feels a burning need to find exoplanets.

It's worth noting that there is no reason the hypothetical NASA drive has to reach orbit - or even take off - before starting its thing.  what this means is that carried mass is much less of a concern.

Took myself a sabbatical and now catching up so as to get back on the bus here. Came across this bit and Holy fucking shit!! If TGRR'S speculation here is true then everything is about to change.. again!

buy Aerospace stock and get ready to dump your "rare earth" materials positions.

I wouldn't dump rare earths just yet. Still gotta build the ships that get there.

Yeah... plus a supply boom in a high enough demand market isn't necessarily going to bottom prices out, but they might drop sharply in anticipation of the temporary glut.

Now if you want to pull a variation of the Nero maneuver with a hint of alleged Rothschild you might buy craploads through proxy companies (heavy on just the right insurance fund baskets all) in the lead up to the very first "ship coming in" and have made arrangements for a "tragic mishap" that prevents return of the supply then the market would almost surely frenzy and likely allow you to pick a rather high peak indeed to offload on. The key would be in having the insurers of the project expect to see market gains for their funds exceeding the actual liability payout and to "disable" the project after successful collection, but before successful return, and so make it a priority to salvage and also stimulate "legitimate" demand to supply the recovery project and put a fairly solid demand floor under the initial bubble.


I mean hay Q.G. how you been? As you can see I'm in a story plotting mood myself.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #439 on: April 23, 2016, 10:48:18 pm »
I am about to fucking Office Space this goddamned printer, that's what's up. The third print booklet is giving it some kind of aneurysm, and I can't figure out WHAT part or WHY and FUCK EVERYTHING JUST PRINT.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #440 on: April 24, 2016, 12:54:21 am »
I am about to fucking Office Space this goddamned printer, that's what's up. The third print booklet is giving it some kind of aneurysm, and I can't figure out WHAT part or WHY and FUCK EVERYTHING JUST PRINT.

Hm.. entirely outside of my profoundly limited expertise, but if you do get your gangland love going be sure to take before and after pics and send them to the company along with a neatly clipped power cable. Send it to HR not Custy Serv. That should get it noticed.
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Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #441 on: April 24, 2016, 01:21:42 am »
I am about to fucking Office Space this goddamned printer, that's what's up. The third print booklet is giving it some kind of aneurysm, and I can't figure out WHAT part or WHY and FUCK EVERYTHING JUST PRINT.

Hm.. entirely outside of my profoundly limited expertise, but if you do get your gangland love going be sure to take before and after pics and send them to the company along with a neatly clipped power cable. Send it to HR not Custy Serv. That should get it noticed.

Printing from the other machine worked for no discernible reason. Printers are officially both magic and evil.

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #442 on: April 24, 2016, 04:52:53 am »
If I ever happen to say anything Holy™ at any point in my life, tell them George W. Bush said it. That guy gets a bad wrap.

Yeah, he only killed a few million people to line his buddies' pockets.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #443 on: April 24, 2016, 08:27:17 am »
If I ever happen to say anything Holy™ at any point in my life, tell them George W. Bush said it. That guy gets a bad wrap.

Yeah, he only killed a few million people to line his buddies' pockets.

Isn't that par for the course for presidents?

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #444 on: April 24, 2016, 01:05:11 pm »
If I ever happen to say anything Holy™ at any point in my life, tell them George W. Bush said it. That guy gets a bad wrap.

Yeah, he only killed a few million people to line his buddies' pockets.

Oh, I never said his bad wrap (Is it actually "rap?" This is bugging the fuck out of me) wasn't justified. I just know that we've been handing out freebies to bad leaders in history books for centuries, and I was just nominating him for the next one.

I think it would look a lot better to the next alien race that finds us if we give people like him more freebies. If they think we're funny, they might not eat us.
And then there's the off chance that they're right, and Bush is a reptilian, in which case giving him a freebie can't hurt.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #445 on: April 24, 2016, 11:20:10 pm »
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #446 on: April 25, 2016, 01:09:09 am »
Apparently the army has great mental health care.
Weird considering they don't let anyone with mental problems in.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #447 on: April 25, 2016, 07:22:40 am »
Apparently the army has great mental health care.
Weird considering they don't let anyone with mental problems in.

Intentionally missing the obvious?

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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #448 on: April 25, 2016, 02:06:12 pm »
Apparently the army has great mental health care.
Weird considering they don't let anyone with mental problems in.

The military has a high chance of GIVING you mental health issues.
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Re: Open Bar: We're going to build a bar, and make the drinks pay for it!
« Reply #449 on: April 25, 2016, 03:29:21 pm »
Apparently the army has great mental health care.
Weird considering they don't let anyone with mental problems in.

The military has a high chance of GIVING you mental health issues.

Then it sounds like their mental health care isn't all that great after all.  :lulz:

Apparently the army has great mental health care.
Weird considering they don't let anyone with mental problems in.

Intentionally missing the obvious?


I think so  :lulz:
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