On the eve of the rollout of SpaceShipTwo in Mojave tomorrow, Popular Science has a look at the new companies that will get the rest of us into space.
ISS. Depending on how you count, of course.
How is it possible for a group of smart people to write over 1,000 e-mails over the course of a decade without a single shred of wit or humor in any of them?
As the title says…
And as Mark Steyn notes at the link, the New York Times’ Andrew Revkin has been excommunicated.
Steve Hayward has a long, but useful piece on Climaquiddick. He’s been reading a lot of the emails. While it’s not clear whether or not AGW is happening, it’s very clear at this point that the field has been completely discredited, even if those promoting it don’t realize it.
This is an even more interesting question: what do cats do when they’re home alone? Spoiler — it isn’t sleeping.
When the technology evolves to allow video, we’ll learn a lot more about the home life of cats. And humans. The age of privacy may be coming to a close.
Or is there a lot of spam and ads citing The One? For example, “Obama wants you to get a lower mortgage.” “Obama wants you to have a better sex life.”
Of course, I guess it makes sense. If you’re dumb enough to fall for spam in general, you’re the target market for Obama spam.
…from someone who escaped:
In Washington, he used his BlackBerry to determine the bailout sum presented to Congress. His arithmetic: “We have $11 trillion residential mortgages, $3 trillion commercial mortgages. Total $14 trillion. Five percent of that is $700 billion. A nice round number.”
Looking back, he says, he is more confident about the two-by-sixes.
“Seven hundred billion was a number out of the air,” Kashkari recalls, wheeling toward the hex nuts and the bolts. “It was a political calculus. I said, ‘We don’t know how much is enough. We need as much as we can get [from Congress]. What about a trillion?’ ‘No way,’ Hank shook his head. I said, ‘Okay, what about 700 billion?’ We didn’t know if it would work. We had to project confidence, hold up the world. We couldn’t admit how scared we were, or how uncertain.”
I’m glad he got out, and wish him well in his new life in California. But it doesn’t instill confidence in the government, nor should it.