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2013-12-05 10:20:34 AM  
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But redder.
2013-12-05 01:22:11 PM  
1 vote:
I think we can all agree that Quantum Apostrophe is both a turd and an attention whore.  That said, arguing with him makes no sense, for he clearly lacks any sense of wonder in his soul.

Oh, and I just started playing KSP yesterday and so far I've gotten to where I can get a guy into orbit, but he gets stranded there due to lack of fuel.  I purposefully pushed him back into the planet (landed safely) because I just couldn't stand the idea of having a space mummy endlessly in orbit.  Better a high velocity viking funeral than cold starvation.

Any ideas when the next update is?
2013-12-05 01:11:23 PM  
1 vote:
Quantum Apostrophe:
No, the ones that keep fantasizing about impossible technologies and remote possibilities are the ones wasting their time.

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There are rules in life! We cannot fly to the moon. We cannot defy death. We must face facts, not folly. You don't live in the real world.
2013-12-05 12:17:17 PM  
1 vote:
This thread makes me want to buy Starbound.
2013-12-05 12:02:29 PM  
1 vote:

mr lawson: Quantum Apostrophe: Now, go build it.

well...i did just purchase 6.3 acres for the express purpose of research and development of it.
Ground breaking should be around Feb.

As for material science. I will admit, i do not have a P.h.D in it. My degree is in Econ. However, living near Oak Ridge, I do know more than a few people who do and they have expressed interest in helping developing it, which is nice i guess.

OK. Let's watch how it goes. My money is on: "forgotten within a year". At best, you have an expensive and unconventional way of launching a specially-hardened grapefruit into LEO.

In other words, nothing.

Hollie Maea: It would be interesting if we got a colony started up on Mars, and then some disaster pushed back civilization and prevented us for going back for a million years.  I wonder how much the species would diverge during that time?

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2013-12-05 11:19:36 AM  
1 vote:
Anyone who says we will never leave this rock, I think, is ignorant. Never is a long time. There may be a way to warp space-time. There may be a way to somehow travel the stars. People several centuries ago said we would never be able to fly.

In our life time? I agree, but never is a long time.

Unless you are talking about the Cubs winning the World Series
2013-12-05 11:16:14 AM  
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Quantum Apostrophe: meanmutton: Not worth the trillions it would cost to get people to Mars, no, but it's kind of sad to look up at the heavens, see that the near infinite vastness full of stars and planets that no human will ever set foot on.

No human will ever set foot on the core of the Earth either. Is that sad too? Well then go grab a shovel!

Guess what? All those stars and planets? They're the same matter as right here. It's gonna be the same thing.

It's like saying there is an infinite vastness of carbon atoms in China that will never be inside your body. (Considering that a lot of our food comes from there that's not really accurate)

And that makes you sad? Why? You have carbon atoms right here.

It's just that you aggrandize something you'll never have. It's emotional. It's like that chick you walked by and didn't talk to. She's obviously so much hotter and better and smarter and cuter than your real girlfriend, right? Nah, not really.

When you think it through, it makes little to no sense to pine about these things.

For what it's worth, I think there is plenty of life in the universe like we have right here. They probably look at us and think of us as the infinite vastness they'll never set a tentacle on.

So what?

Then toss in the fact that as you say, our engineering and technology are simply too limited to even play in our back yard, and you want to move to another country?

Grow up.

You are some profoundly desolate wasteland of sentiment. If everyone was like you the human tribe would never have left Africa.
2013-12-05 11:14:54 AM  
1 vote:

Quantum Apostrophe: He wasn't always such a sad troll. There were times when he actually contributed to conversations. In fact, he occasionally will make postings that have nothing to do with screaming for attention about space/3D printing/Luddites. But since so many people dance for his trolling, those days seem to be getting fewer and fewer. C'est la vie.

So I was fun until we disagreed. I see. Nice to know where you stand.

Actually, it is quite forward to say that we disagreed, as I don't recall stating my stance on your hot-button issues. You seem to be knowledgeable on quite a few subjects, especially relating to sciences, and I personally have been educated a few times by your postings. It's just that nowadays, I (and many others) know that as soon as soon as certain stories get greenlit on Fark, we can be sure that the "other" QA will show up in the comments, and thoroughly derail the discussion. In fact, it's to the point now that you don't even have to be present in the comments for this derailment to occur, the initial postings will be comprised of people mourning the inevitable rant which is surely to arrive.
2013-12-05 11:06:37 AM  
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Go home QA you're dru... no actually this is normal for you. I picture you like Weyland from Prometheus. Very old and near death, hoping technology can prolong your life even if just for one more minute, you cling to this mortal coil. Yet unlike him you fail to see how investing in space can benefit you.

Also you turn every thing everyone says from their original point into "let's go to Mars tomorrow and play golf, also i'm driving to Alpha Centauri tomorrow, what's unrealistic about that?" Then you very easily challenge those arguments that you made up.
2013-12-05 10:54:45 AM  
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Farkomatic: Not that I have any problem with colonization on the moon on Mars, but it doesn't make any sense to me. We have millions of square miles of land not inhabited due to do extreme climates, etc. Two thirds of our planet is water. Why not colonize those areas where there are resources available without having to shoot a rocket into space?

How about colonizing desolate areas of the earth or underwater? Wouldn't that be cheaper and simpler?

Why would we bother? We aren't running out of nice places to live any time soon.
2013-12-05 10:30:25 AM  
1 vote:
My first ever landing on Duna was quite nearly a success:
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It was a one way trip from the start, so I wasn't too upset I didn't stick the landing.  Besides, it was only Hanmore Kerman.

In Career mode, my first Duna attempted landing resulted in the loss of Bill Kerman because I came out of warp too late...
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