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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2020
     
    New Horizons spacecraft 'alters theory of planet formation'.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51295365
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2020 edited
     
    Posted By: AngusA bricklayer lays bricks, he doesn’t lie bricks...



    You have no idea.... corruption, greed and stupidity. The predominant markers of intelligent life*.
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2020 edited
     
    at least where humans are concerned

    (some)
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2020 edited
     
    *(as we know it)
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    "He lied like a rug"
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020 edited
     
    Different word, of course.

    lie (to repose) -> lie, lay, lain
    lie (to deceive) -> lie, lied, lied

    lie->causative->lay
    sit->causative->set
    rise->causative->raise
    sit->causative->seat
    etc.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020
     
    Harvard Prof: Deep Space Signal May Be From Alien Civilization.

    https://futurism.com/harvard-prof-deep-space-signal-alien-civilization

    Unlikely I hope, as to generate such power they would be thousands of years more advanced.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020
     
    I recall when pulsars were thought to be signals from alien civilizations.
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    Posted By: TrimUnlikely I hope, as to generate such power they would be thousands of years more advanced.

    Any alien civilization we might encounter will most likely be "thousands of years more advanced". Because if they weren't, we would not be encountering them.
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    Posted By: AsterixI recall when pulsars were thought to be signals from alien civilizations.

    And now we don't any more, because who could imagine aliens with the power and sense of humour to make and spin up neutron stars, just for the art of it?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020
     
    You.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020
     
    Posted By: DuracellA bricklayer lays bricks, he doesn’t lie bricks down and cement them in place.

    Yes, but once he's finished laying bricks he may be tired and go for a lie down.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020
     
    He might even lie himself down. (tr)
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2020
     
    Space: The Next Trillion Dollar Industry.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hiRBQxHrxNw
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    The Incentive Trap
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXtYUawd4AY

    (not to be confused with The Gumption Trap
    https://lifestyleintegrity.com/gumption-traps/
    )
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2020
     
    Huh!

    Amazon Patents a System for Whipping Stuff Into the Air (or Space).

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/design/a30913549/amazon-patent-aerial-system/
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2020
     
    More like it.

    This Company Built a Gigantic Centrifuge to Fling Rockets Into Space.

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a30716423/spinlaunch-centrifuge-rocket/
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    Posted By: TrimHuh!

    Amazon Patents a System for Whipping Stuff Into the Air (or Space).

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/design/a30913549/amazon-patent-aerial-system/


    Transcontinental ballistic package delivery? Long-range T-shirt gatling guns?

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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2020
     
    Oh, I thought we were looking at your acoustic telescope for recording birdsong.
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    It may wind up looking something like that.