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    Just in case we forgot another dead person
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2014
     
    RIP 007

    He was suck an unspiration.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2014 edited
     
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    RIP indeed. If launch costs were much lower, the idea becomes more feasible. The primary critique was always beam safety, but I did see plans that delivered seriously useful power at power densities that birds, planes and satellites could pass through unaffected. The safety tradeoff is a larger ground footprint.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2014
     
    Of course the cost of the shuttle launches killed it (powersats) as well as O'Neil's habitats.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2014
     
    Posted By: aber0derRIP 007

    He was suck an unspiration.
    He plopped over?
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    Posted By: TrimOf course the cost of the shuttle launches killed it (powersats) as well as O'Neil's habitats.
    That's right. And what has the ISS achieved? (use an extra sheet of notepad paper if you must)
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2014
     
    Well that Italian chappie who nearly drowned in space put me right off manned orbital flights or at least space walks, Avatars should be used instead.
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    Zero-g porn? The SexLink (tm), a bungee-based confinement web guaranteed to keep you and your partner(s) ...er... together ... when doing the naughty in free-fall?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2014
     
    Only for billionaires though.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2014
     
    You could always try two people in a floatation tank to see if 'docking' was possible.
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    You mean you don't know?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2014 edited
     
    Ruby Dee, actress, civil rights activist, at age 91. Widow of the late Ossie Davis.

    You might remember her from "A Raisin in the Sun".

    Arrested in a protest in NYC in 1999 over the police shooting of Amadou Diallo.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2014
     
    Two famous radio announcers:

    JAG--James Alexander Gordon, known for his unique style of reading football scores on the Beeb.

    Don Pardo announcer for many US daytime game shows and most recently, Saturday Night Live.
    • CommentAuthorthehard
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2014
     
    I'm really going to miss Don Pardo.

    Whenever I would watch a new SNL episode, listening to his voice at the announcement gave me a sense of reassurance.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2014 edited
     
    This is belated, but vale Peter Sculthorpe and thanks for the Left Bank Walz and that party in 1981, even though Larry the Lounge Lizard did try to chat up my mum.
    • CommentAuthorthehard
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2014 edited
     
    Don Pardo was one of the healthiest looking nonagenarians i've ever seen. Look at this, for God's sake.
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    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2014
     
    Posted By: AsterixTwo famous radio announcers:

    JAG--James Alexander Gordon, known for his unique style of reading football scores on the Beeb.

    Don Pardoannouncer for many US daytime game shows and most recently, Saturday Night Live.
    I'm sorry to see that. He was sounding weak the past few years.