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  1. Comment on The two sorts of new Air Force One jets will cost nearly the price of a Nimitz Class carrier in ~news

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    Thanks, I probably should've done that myself now that I think about it.

    Thanks, I probably should've done that myself now that I think about it.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Software Is Everywhere, But It's Not Always an Upgrade in ~tech

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    Would you be willing to talk a bit more about your design work? I really love learning about the design of safety-critical systems, as I think the compromises they make for robustness and other...

    Would you be willing to talk a bit more about your design work? I really love learning about the design of safety-critical systems, as I think the compromises they make for robustness and other characteristics are fascinating.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What are you an "expert" on? in ~talk

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    I found r/spacex not too long after you left, and I'd like to let you know how much I appreciate your work in helping to create and maintain such a great community. That sub, along with a SpaceX...

    I found r/spacex not too long after you left, and I'd like to let you know how much I appreciate your work in helping to create and maintain such a great community. That sub, along with a SpaceX employee that I met, helped to launch my current passion for space exploration and astronomy. I love visiting the subreddit before and after launches and announcements to check out all of the awesome, and, by reddit standards, extremely civil discussion/analysis that goes on (plus all of the pretty pictures).

    Thank you for the work you did while you were a mod :)

    8 votes
  4. Comment on The two sorts of new Air Force One jets will cost nearly the price of a Nimitz Class carrier in ~news

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    Sorry the title is a bit of a mess, copied straight from the article. The article definitely brings up some interesting information/questions about what's going on with the two new Air Force One 747s.

    Sorry the title is a bit of a mess, copied straight from the article. The article definitely brings up some interesting information/questions about what's going on with the two new Air Force One 747s.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on M-16: A Bureaucratic Horror Story in ~misc

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    This article made it to the front of HN, and I thought I'd share it here. It's from 1981, but I found it to be fascinating and an interesting look at bureaucracy in general.

    This article made it to the front of HN, and I thought I'd share it here. It's from 1981, but I found it to be fascinating and an interesting look at bureaucracy in general.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Hey, that's awesome! Welcome to the world of Linux :)

    Hey, that's awesome! Welcome to the world of Linux :)

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Tickling in ~misc

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    Thought this was an interesting, quick read about how people learn to give clear signals.

    Thought this was an interesting, quick read about how people learn to give clear signals.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on The most recent game you played in two words in ~games

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    Extreme spaghetti

    Extreme spaghetti

  9. Comment on Synthetic Sensors: Towards General-Purpose Sensing in ~comp

  10. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Nothing really groundbreaking, but I finally listened to the entirety of Pink Floyd’s The Wall in one go for the first time. Awesome experience, highly recommend to anyone who hasn’t done it.

    Nothing really groundbreaking, but I finally listened to the entirety of Pink Floyd’s The Wall in one go for the first time.

    Awesome experience, highly recommend to anyone who hasn’t done it.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Would you go to Mars? in ~talk

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    You might like this short film; your comment reminds me a bit of the feeling I get whenever I watch it.

    You might like this short film; your comment reminds me a bit of the feeling I get whenever I watch it.

  12. Comment on Would you go to Mars? in ~talk

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    I’ve seen some jokes about how a geologist with a hammer could learn more in one afternoon on Mars than we’ve learned from all the rovers we’ve sent combined. I’m sure your skills would be much...

    I’ve seen some jokes about how a geologist with a hammer could learn more in one afternoon on Mars than we’ve learned from all the rovers we’ve sent combined.

    I’m sure your skills would be much appreciated and that it would be fascinating work.

    3 votes
  13. I've been thinking a lot recently about space exploration and colonization, and the big question that's been running through my head has been this: would I be willing to leave everything on Earth...

    I've been thinking a lot recently about space exploration and colonization, and the big question that's been running through my head has been this: would I be willing to leave everything on Earth behind and go to Mars, even if there was a strong possibility that I would never return home?

    Wondering what everyone here on Tildes thinks about that question.

    33 votes
  14. Comment on Oculus Rift S Announced in ~tech

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    The choice to get rid of hardware IPD adjustment is definitely weird, as I really doubt that their software solution is a perfect replacement.

    The choice to get rid of hardware IPD adjustment is definitely weird, as I really doubt that their software solution is a perfect replacement.

    4 votes