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Re: Would it be a tragedy if humans went extinct?

March 12th, 2019, 9:59 am

He indeed never spoke of her music. I suspect that she's bluffing though.
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Re: Would it be a tragedy if humans went extinct?

March 12th, 2019, 10:09 am

I knew one professor (he collaborated with Feynman on some occasion) who was a big fan of Dolly Parton. Otherwise a normal guy, but he kept talking about her every day. I personally don't understand what's to like about her.
Only Americans and Irish appreciate Country Music. It never caught on on the continent,.
Maybe the prof just liked the music.
 
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Re: Would it be a tragedy if humans went extinct?

March 12th, 2019, 10:18 am

He spent some time working in the US, California. The nastiest things can grow on you when you spend more time with them - good morning, Norway! :-)
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Re: Would it be a tragedy if humans went extinct?

March 12th, 2019, 3:37 pm

I knew one professor (he collaborated with Feynman on some occasion) who was a big fan of Dolly Parton. Otherwise a normal guy, but he kept talking about her every day. I personally don't understand what's to like about her.
Only Americans and Irish appreciate Country Music. It never caught on on the continent,.
Maybe the prof just liked the music.
She must have some more general appeal than a euphemistic poker hand.
How many other people can claim a theme park named after them? 

Actually that is not a rhetorical question, I am intrigued as to how many there are but can't find a killer google search for it.
Does Kim Jong Un have one?
 
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Re: Would it be a tragedy if humans went extinct?

March 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm

He probably has two.
 
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Re: Would it be a tragedy if humans went extinct?

March 27th, 2019, 8:18 am

Bad news .. RIP Mars 1 project

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_One

Didn't get off the  ground.


Mars One's original concept includes launching a robotic Mars lander and Mars orbiter as early as 2020, to be followed by a human crew of four in 2024, and one in 2026 which would not be returning to Earth. Although the announcement garnered much international publicity, the concept has been criticized by scientists, engineers, and those in the aerospace industry.[11] Mars One is noted as being very short on funding, lacking critical concepts about hardware, life support, electrical power supply, and has been criticized as glossing over logistics, medical concerns, and protection against space radiation.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20] The concept has been called a suicide mission both in academia, spaceflight, and international news.[6][17][12]

By February 2015, two conceptual studies were done by contractors.[21] Despite the criticism and lack of funding, about 2,700 people applied to become one of the 24 finalists "to settle Mars".[7]
 
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Re: Would it be a tragedy if humans went extinct?

March 27th, 2019, 10:57 am

"it is estimated to have received tens of millions of dollars" the money was sent to mars? and cannot be returned as the mission to mars failed!
 
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Re: Would it be a tragedy if humans went extinct?

March 27th, 2019, 11:34 am

Bad luck for the investers... Hubris.
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