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About Stubby

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  1. Noob
  2. This is the literal truth.
  3. She's OK, I guess.
  4. [MOD] Some posts have been deleted and a user has been banned. It will therefore be impossible to get a reply. [/MOD]
  5. [MOD] Please stop with the descent into personal stuff, folks. Let's not go any further down that chode. [/MOD]
  6. I think the first quoted sentence is the answer to the issue raised by the second.
  7. Great result. In any democratic sense of the word this was a majority. Votes are almost never this emphatic.
  8. The Expanse is based on a series of novels. You should grab them.
  9. I was listening to Brian Cox talk about this on Late Night on the ABC the other night. He was very interested in the concept of using the off-planet resources, which are abundant in our solar system. He pointed that Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson all consider the concept to be economically viable for their respective businesses. The process will go something like this: The moon, Mars, selected other moons and the asteroid belt all have massive amounts of space and mineral activity. Living (in terms of long-term residential colonisation) is not really an option, for various reasons. Establishing heavy industry and mining operations on those place, is economically viable. Earth (the whole planet) becomes zoned residential and light industrial). ALL heavy industry is transported off-Earth to the source points of the resources in the solar system. The first major economic hurdle has been broken, with re-usable vehicles. The analogy he used was this: Imagine how much it would cost if every time you flew from Sydney to Perth the plane was blown up on landing. Up until Musk got the re-usable tech sorted out, this was the way that space exploration has proceeded so far. The cost of getting into space has been reduced by 95% as a result of this achievement. The next major economic hurdle will be a viable fuel for the first stage of solar system travel, and hyper-efficient engines for the vehicles to get to the resources. Cox said that once that hurdle is broken, the process could begin in earnest. He has spoken with all three entrepreneurs and believes that they are all taking it very seriously. Cox believes the first off-Earth mining could commence within 20-30 years. That is how important they all believed the re-usable vehicles were to human growth.
  10. GS has told me his now home and recovering from surgery. It was apparently a complicated procedure, during which he nearly left us. He is resting and slowly feeling a little better.
  11. It may be as simple as having pressed the strikethrough formatting icon by mistake. You will see it on the right of your toolbar. It is represented like this: S. Hopefully that's it.
  12. GS has not yet had his procedure. The doctors postponed it. I will keep you informed as and when I hear more.
  13. I haven't head from GS. Has anyone else?
  14. [MOD] Let's stop with the "Who is the better human - Nazis or the people that punch them?" and the meta debate about who makes the funnier jokes, please. Seriously the Nazi issue has been done to death here in recent months and it is beyond stale. [/MOD]
  15. Aussies, Our friend and knighted colleague gryphon strike (who has not been able to access his account here for a year or two) has asked me to let you all know that he is going for a heart bypass tomorrow. He can read the site of course, so let's get around him hey? Stubs.