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by Betruger
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1774

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

Soooo while the usual purse fight goes on in that other "news" topic, maybe anyone has more or less baseless and interesting conjecture on whether EMC2 ought to touch a measly fraction of a percent or two out of those $xxB ?
by Betruger
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1774

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/12/bill-gates-and-other-billionaires-have.html Bill Gates (and other wealthy friends) announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), a fund that will invest more than $1 billion in scientific breakthroughs that have the potential to deliver cheap and re...
by Betruger
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump
Replies: 395
Views: 17952

Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Whether agreed or disagreed with the basis of your position, that last's a non sequitur. Never mind, if it's not supposed to justify the preceding part of your post.
by Betruger
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish
Replies: 19
Views: 1774

Re: Go For New Navy Funding To Finish

Is anyone actually going to bet on, and for this? I reckon that's a losing bet.
by Betruger
Sat May 28, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flags ...
Replies: 55
Views: 1782

Re: Flags ...

Even nowadays, if you are in the wrong parts of the world, the brutality of man is still manifesting itself in all sorts of cruel ways. You have NO idea who you said this to. This is typical of your arguments. Presuming so much. It's so not even close to my POV that like so many other times reading...
by Betruger
Thu May 26, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flags ...
Replies: 55
Views: 1782

Re: Flags ...

Hey folks, any body here ever slavered to go out and kill and enslave? Isn't that mainly the provence of government? So you're not going to answer the question then? You could instead account for the silent majority of non homicidal maniacs. Maybe the question should be why you're so blind to that.
by Betruger
Thu May 19, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 265
Views: 23746

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

I reckon these challenges are to us as building the USA was to the FF and whoever tried and failed before them. The difference would be that we'd have time on our side. It's not like no one state or sufficiently rich individual will ever try and eventually succeed. If it's unavoidable, then we shou...
by Betruger
Tue May 17, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 265
Views: 23746

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

In other words the rejuvenated now "young" person would then continue to work and pay taxes; And over time drive up the cost of everything, as they will have more to pay more. Being a new entry to this argument may reach a point where it is really a non-starter economically. And this does...
by Betruger
Tue May 17, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 265
Views: 23746

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

And my point is, "Thank God." It was a mercy to humanity that he couldn't live for 150 years. It's a moot point. Caligula today would get in a bitch fight with Hillary or Hussein and fail just as bad at Ruling The World ™ It's no mercy to humanity that curing aging is delayed day after da...
by Betruger
Mon May 16, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 265
Views: 23746

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

Place your bets. The wheel stops spinning in a few dozen centuries.
by Betruger
Sat May 14, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 265
Views: 23746

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

Yup. I would add that there is no statistical sample to base ourselves on for what happens long term in, or for how predictable is, such a future of long lived populations. Because of lifespan (cultural horizon) and because of the usual technological horizon. A looming cambrian explosion, for all we...
by Betruger
Fri May 13, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 265
Views: 23746

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

Didn't remember that aspect of Caligula when I wrote above. Assumed it was same ol "immortal tyrants" argument. Edit That was an immortal tyrants argument. Nm. Hillary Clinton (or Madonna) would be capable of does give me pause The power of politicians historically, to this day, is the sca...
by Betruger
Fri May 13, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Polywell Article On HotGas
Replies: 69
Views: 4656

Re: New Polywell Article On HotGas

Moved to elixir thread in general.
by Betruger
Fri May 13, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?
Replies: 265
Views: 23746

Re: Factor X have we finally found the fountain of Youth?

There's no humane justification for denying future generations the well being of longer, less hurried lives. This perception bothers me quite a lot. Considering the sweep of history, i'm not sure extending lives is necessarily a good thing at all. I can just imagine what a longer lived Caligula mig...

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