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(NASA Watch)   The House Appropriations committee, apparently feeling nostalgic for the Karate Kid and warm leggings, just approved the smallest NASA budget since 1986   (nasawatch.com) divider line 220
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2013-07-14 01:28:16 PM  
I would love to give the half of the defense budget to nasa for about ten years and see what they could do. Absurd I know since all those admirals need their limo drivers.
 
2013-07-14 01:42:03 PM  
But everyone here in Houston will blame it on O-blammy.
 
2013-07-14 01:56:30 PM  
Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.
 
2013-07-14 01:59:04 PM  

WorldCitizen: Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.


And unfortunately the Democrats haven't done much fighting for NASA either.  There are few things that get people as excited about science and technology as space exploration, especially manned space exploration.  If we really want to start a STEM renaissance in the US we need to commit to landing men on Mars within the next decade, and fund NASA appropriately to get it done.
 
2013-07-14 02:40:12 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: WorldCitizen: Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.

And unfortunately the Democrats haven't done much fighting for NASA either.  There are few things that get people as excited about science and technology as space exploration, especially manned space exploration.  If we really want to start a STEM renaissance in the US we need to commit to landing men on Mars within the next decade, and fund NASA appropriately to get it done.


A fine goal but to fine tune your thought what we need is a business and industry climate within the US to employ STEM types with salaries commensurate with their training and scarcity of their talents.
 
2013-07-14 02:42:48 PM  

edmo: TuteTibiImperes: WorldCitizen: Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.

And unfortunately the Democrats haven't done much fighting for NASA either.  There are few things that get people as excited about science and technology as space exploration, especially manned space exploration.  If we really want to start a STEM renaissance in the US we need to commit to landing men on Mars within the next decade, and fund NASA appropriately to get it done.

A fine goal but to fine tune your thought what we need is a business and industry climate within the US to employ STEM types with salaries commensurate with their training and scarcity of their talents.


We have a lot of industry right now to do it, however due to the economy companies are happy to lowball salary offers, and others prefer to just bring over H1B employees willing to work for less than US citizens.  Some sort of unionization of technical employees would be a good move.
 
2013-07-14 02:43:38 PM  
Warm leggings??
 
2013-07-14 02:45:32 PM  

BiblioTech: Warm leggings??


www.liketotally80s.com
 
2013-07-14 02:49:30 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: BiblioTech: Warm leggings??

[www.liketotally80s.com image 676x232]


Having been around during the eighties (and seventies, and sixties...)I am perfectly aware of leg warmers.  Still trying to figure out what a warm legging is.
 
2013-07-14 03:06:49 PM  

WorldCitizen: Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.


Niel Degrasse Tyson disagrees with you
 
2013-07-14 03:10:14 PM  

cman: WorldCitizen: Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.

Neil Degrasse Tyson disagrees with you


God damn I can't speeeell
 
2013-07-14 03:14:24 PM  

cman: WorldCitizen: Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.

Niel Degrasse Tyson disagrees with you


Also worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ndhxdDgSgI">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=0ndhxdDgSgI
 
2013-07-14 03:18:50 PM  

cman: WorldCitizen: Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.

Niel Degrasse Tyson disagrees with you


Thanks, that was genuinely something I hadn't heard before. Perhaps the GOP might want to bang the drum a bit on that issue - it could be one that they could use to get some real support from well educated and progressively thinking voters. If nothing else it would help counter the current popular image of the GOP as being backwards, anti-intellectual, and driven by theology more than reality.
 
2013-07-14 03:22:50 PM  
Thank FSM that era if ego-driven, unscientific bullshiat is over.

Now we can get to work doing something perhaps useful, like finding habitable extrasolar planets, instead of spending a godzillion dollars on a shuttle whose sole purpose is to make it to the ISS, whose sole purpose is to have something for the shuttle to do. Oh, that and putting Go-Karts on Mars....but ones that can do wheelies this time...wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
 
2013-07-14 03:25:50 PM  
Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.
 
2013-07-14 03:26:30 PM  
God damn it, they must have misheard me. I said, "Cut the bullshiat programs out of NASA, double their budget, and task them on a crash-priority space elevator"


/we could get a lot more explanation done if lift costs weren't so astronomical
// pun intended
 
2013-07-14 03:27:12 PM  

BiblioTech: TuteTibiImperes: BiblioTech: Warm leggings??

[www.liketotally80s.com image 676x232]

Having been around during the eighties (and seventies, and sixties...)I am perfectly aware of leg warmers.  Still trying to figure out what a warm legging is.


oi39.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-14 03:28:21 PM  

oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.


Space exploration changes society

If we tackle the issues that are important to survive in space that could translate to world changing technology

For instance, the problem of scarcity.

Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.
 
2013-07-14 03:28:33 PM  
Yet billions thrown down sandy sh*tholes on the other side of the planet just so that 'murican fatasses can drive their SUVs on this side of the planet... not a problem.

This is why the f*ck we can't have nice things.
 
2013-07-14 03:29:11 PM  

oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.


Yeah, screw all that exploration stuff. We should have all stayed in Europe back in the 1400s, or the Eastern seaboard back in the 1700s, certainly we didn't need to go west of the Mississippi in the 1800s, what the hell has any of that gotten us?
 
2013-07-14 03:30:01 PM  

cman: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Space exploration changes society

If we tackle the issues that are important to survive in space that could translate to world changing technology

For instance, the problem of scarcity.

Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.


Whatever, Ray Bradbury. Do it on your own time, with your own money.
 
2013-07-14 03:31:08 PM  

oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Space exploration changes society

If we tackle the issues that are important to survive in space that could translate to world changing technology

For instance, the problem of scarcity.

Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.

Whatever, Ray Bradbury. Do it on your own time, with your own money.


Stopping hunger isn't something that you want to invest in?
 
2013-07-14 03:31:40 PM  

cman: Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.


Holy crap, if this post isn't like a QA Batsignal I don't know what is.
 
2013-07-14 03:31:42 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Yeah, screw all that exploration stuff. We should have all stayed in Europe back in the 1400s, or the Eastern seaboard back in the 1700s, certainly we didn't need to go west of the Mississippi in the 1800s, what the hell has any of that gotten us?


I'd rather we worry about shiat on our own planet first. It's not the best time to go adding to a stupid rock collection.
 
2013-07-14 03:32:34 PM  

cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Space exploration changes society

If we tackle the issues that are important to survive in space that could translate to world changing technology

For instance, the problem of scarcity.

Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.

Whatever, Ray Bradbury. Do it on your own time, with your own money.

Stopping hunger isn't something that you want to invest in?


I bet you hate Monsanto. Admit it.
 
2013-07-14 03:33:07 PM  

oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Space exploration changes society

If we tackle the issues that are important to survive in space that could translate to world changing technology

For instance, the problem of scarcity.

Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.

Whatever, Ray Bradbury. Do it on your own time, with your own money.

Stopping hunger isn't something that you want to invest in?

I bet you hate Monsanto. Admit it.


I dont
I am one of the few on Fark who people label a Monsanto shill
 
2013-07-14 03:33:22 PM  

oregon fubaralas: Whatever, Ray Bradbury. Do it on your own time, with your own money.


Fark off, shiatsnacks. As a matter of fact, it is my money, because I pay taxes and I support basic scientific research. I say double their budget. Nay, quadruple it.
 
2013-07-14 03:34:02 PM  
Amazing what threads can turn into shiathole troll threads pretty much instantly. It's non-controversial to anyone with a functioning brainstem that space exploration is useful and important.
 
2013-07-14 03:34:45 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: It's non-controversial to anyone with a functioning brainstem that space exploration is useful and important.


I believe I've identified the problem.
 
2013-07-14 03:34:52 PM  

cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Space exploration changes society

If we tackle the issues that are important to survive in space that could translate to world changing technology

For instance, the problem of scarcity.

Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.

Whatever, Ray Bradbury. Do it on your own time, with your own money.

Stopping hunger isn't something that you want to invest in?

I bet you hate Monsanto. Admit it.

I dont
I am one of the few on Fark who people label a Monsanto shill


Cool.

Have you seen the size of the vegetables that Monsanto can grow in Africa and other shiat holes. Amazing.
 
2013-07-14 03:34:55 PM  

cman: WorldCitizen: Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.

Niel Degrasse Tyson disagrees with you


make me some tea: cman: WorldCitizen: Well, House Republicans aren't exactly fans of science and education.

Niel Degrasse Tyson disagrees with you

Also worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ndhxdDgSgI">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=0ndhxdDgSgI


Thank you to both of you.
 
2013-07-14 03:35:30 PM  

theorellior: A Dark Evil Omen: It's non-controversial to anyone with a functioning brainstem that space exploration is useful and important.

I believe I've identified the problem.


I'm pretty sure he's just a troll.
 
2013-07-14 03:37:01 PM  

oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Space exploration changes society

If we tackle the issues that are important to survive in space that could translate to world changing technology

For instance, the problem of scarcity.

Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.

Whatever, Ray Bradbury. Do it on your own time, with your own money.

Stopping hunger isn't something that you want to invest in?

I bet you hate Monsanto. Admit it.

I dont
I am one of the few on Fark who people label a Monsanto shill

Cool.

Have you seen the size of the vegetables that Monsanto can grow in Africa and other shiat holes. Amazing.


Monsanto has an excellent product that people shiat all over because its not natural.

GMOs can save billions of lives.

Unfortunately we have people who dislike science and are more happy with forcing their farked up POV instead of doing what is right
 
2013-07-14 03:37:36 PM  

theorellior: oregon fubaralas: Whatever, Ray Bradbury. Do it on your own time, with your own money.

Fark off, shiatsnacks. As a matter of fact, it is my money, because I pay taxes and I support basic scientific research. I say double their budget. Nay, quadruple it.


monorail... monorail...monorail.. Monorail...Monorail...MONORAIL...MONORAIL!
 
2013-07-14 03:38:13 PM  

oregon fubaralas: TuteTibiImperes: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Yeah, screw all that exploration stuff. We should have all stayed in Europe back in the 1400s, or the Eastern seaboard back in the 1700s, certainly we didn't need to go west of the Mississippi in the 1800s, what the hell has any of that gotten us?

I'd rather we worry about shiat on our own planet first. It's not the best time to go adding to a stupid rock collection.



I'm not advocating for just more rovers. We should build a permanent self sustaining manned outpost on the Moon. It would teach us a ton about growing crops extraterrestrially, developing means of oxygen and water production for generational trips, dealing with and minimizing the harmful effects of radiation and microgravity exposure for long periods, developing new materials that can provide shielding from radiation, meteors, and space debris, etc. A ton of what we'd learn could be put to use on Earth, and we'd be taking important steps towards this we'd need to know when we find habitable worlds outside our solar system and develop propulsion systems and ships that can get us there.
 
2013-07-14 03:40:11 PM  

cman: Monsanto has an excellent product that people shiat all over because its not natural.

GMOs can save billions of lives.

Unfortunately we have people who dislike science and are more happy with forcing their farked up POV instead of doing what is right


Most people who are against Monsanto and their operations - myself included - are against the propagation of food monoculture and, more importantly, the closing and corporatization of our food supply. Monsanto's evil because they wield spurious patents and other "IP" like weapons against anyone who will not play ball with them. GMOs are useful and I'm a big proponent of biotech, but Monsanto should be razed to the ground and the earth their farking headquarters stands on should be salted.
 
2013-07-14 03:40:50 PM  

oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.


Yeah, fucl science and technology. Its not like NASA has ever done us any good. Oh, wait. Plus there is the whole expanding our understanding of the world/solar system/universe. Kinda important stuff in the history of human existence.
 
2013-07-14 03:41:04 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: oregon fubaralas: TuteTibiImperes: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Yeah, screw all that exploration stuff. We should have all stayed in Europe back in the 1400s, or the Eastern seaboard back in the 1700s, certainly we didn't need to go west of the Mississippi in the 1800s, what the hell has any of that gotten us?

I'd rather we worry about shiat on our own planet first. It's not the best time to go adding to a stupid rock collection.


I'm not advocating for just more rovers. We should build a permanent self sustaining manned outpost on the Moon. It would teach us a ton about growing crops extraterrestrially, developing means of oxygen and water production for generational trips, dealing with and minimizing the harmful effects of radiation and microgravity exposure for long periods, developing new materials that can provide shielding from radiation, meteors, and space debris, etc. A ton of what we'd learn could be put to use on Earth, and we'd be taking important steps towards this we'd need to know when we find habitable worlds outside our solar system and develop propulsion systems and ships that can get us there.


I'd rather have shorter lines at the DMV, and a more simplified system for replacing/transferring lost titles.
 
2013-07-14 03:41:04 PM  

theorellior: A Dark Evil Omen: It's non-controversial to anyone with a functioning brainstem that space exploration is useful and important.

I believe I've identified the problem.


It's exactly why we do need space travel. I don't like living on this unprotected, temporarily stable, rock floating in space with a bunch of assholes.
 
2013-07-14 03:41:17 PM  

oregon fubaralas: monorail... monorail...monorail.. Monorail...Monorail...MONORAIL...MONORAIL!


gartic.uol.com.br
 
2013-07-14 03:41:38 PM  

cman: GMOs can save billions of lives.


Yes they can, and probably will. There are plenty of reasons to dislike Monsanto other than "zermagherd! frankenferd!" though
 
2013-07-14 03:41:54 PM  
Governments cut their space programs when they have forgotten what they exist for.
 
2013-07-14 03:43:02 PM  

bbfreak: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Yeah, fucl science and technology. Its not like NASA has ever done us any good. Oh, wait. Plus there is the whole expanding our understanding of the world/solar system/universe. Kinda important stuff in the history of human existence.


The NAZI party was pretty helpful in space exploration, you want to fund them too?
 
2013-07-14 03:43:49 PM  

cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Space exploration changes society

If we tackle the issues that are important to survive in space that could translate to world changing technology

For instance, the problem of scarcity.

Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.

Whatever, Ray Bradbury. Do it on your own time, with your own money.

Stopping hunger isn't something that you want to invest in?

I bet you hate Monsanto. Admit it.

I dont
I am one of the few on Fark who people label a Monsanto shill

Cool.

Have you seen the size of the vegetables that Monsanto can grow in Africa and other shiat holes. Amazing.

Monsanto has an excellent product that people shiat all over because its not natural.

GMOs can save billions of lives.

Unfortunately we have people who dislike science and are more happy with forcing their farked up POV instead of doing what is right



I can respect what Monsanto has done in terms of things they've developed, and I'm not afraid of GMO foods. However, I find their business practices deplorable. The fact that they sued (and that the courts ruled with them) a farmer who grew crops from feedstock seeds because they claim their patents pass on to new generations of plants, even though he never signed a contract with them for planting those feedstock seeds, is sickening. That they've basically lobbied to make it illegal to buy seeds and plant them without paying them should scare anyone.
 
2013-07-14 03:44:42 PM  

theorellior: cman: Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.

Holy crap, if this post isn't like a QA Batsignal I don't know what is.


So much so I figured he did it on purpose.
 
2013-07-14 03:44:54 PM  

oregon fubaralas: The NAZI party was pretty helpful in space exploration, you want to fund them too?


Well done! Up until this I couldn't tell if you were trolling or an idiot!

*golfclap*
 
2013-07-14 03:45:11 PM  

oregon fubaralas: bbfreak: oregon fubaralas: Why do people get such a boner for the NASA?
The space race is over, and space has become accessible to hobbyists.

Want to build a spaceship? Go 'head. I don't want to pay for it, but go 'head.

Fucling nerds.

Yeah, fucl science and technology. Its not like NASA has ever done us any good. Oh, wait. Plus there is the whole expanding our understanding of the world/solar system/universe. Kinda important stuff in the history of human existence.

The NAZI party was pretty helpful in space exploration, you want to fund them too?


You know what, oregon? I like you. You're not like the other people, here, in the trailer park.
 
2013-07-14 03:45:21 PM  

picturescrazy: theorellior: cman: Sending people to Mars is a 6 month journey. Do you know how much supplies they need for something like that? It would be better to take material with them and use a 3D printer to craft their food. This would mean that hunger could be solved.

Holy crap, if this post isn't like a QA Batsignal I don't know what is.

So much so I figured he did it on purpose.


That actually went over my head.

QA Batsignal?
 
2013-07-14 03:46:46 PM  
I would like to see more work towards a comprehensive asteroid detection and elimination program.  Also, it would be good to get the next generation Hubble into orbit. Also, more research into predicting solar cycles (flares and such).  Also, get ready to replace the aging GPS satellites.  Replacing the GOES weather satellites should also be a priority.
I bet that we got giant lasers in space instead.
 
2013-07-14 03:47:07 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: cman: oregon fubaralas: I can respect what Monsanto has done in terms of things they've developed, and I'm not afraid of GMO foods. However, I find their business practices deplorable. The fact that they sued (and that the courts ruled with them) a farmer who grew crops from feedstock seeds because they claim their patents pass on to new generations of plants, even though he never signed a contract with them for planting those feedstock seeds, is sickening. That they've basically lobbied to make it illegal to buy seeds and plant them without paying them should scare anyone.


Soon teens will be hacking DNA on their iPhones. Monsanto will be a treasure trove of knowledge. Monopolies are hard to keep.
 
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