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Jade Rabbit Spotted By American Eagle (LRO)

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  • Prey! (Score:5, Funny)

    by riverat1 (1048260) on Tuesday December 31, 2013 @06:13PM (#45832937)

    And the Jade Rabbit starts dodging wildly to escape the Eagle

  • Once Again (Score:2, Insightful)

    by The Cat (19816)

    America is confronted by its absence in matters of competence, courage, integrity and enterprise.

    We as a nation have completely lost our ability to create. We no longer invent. We no longer explore. We are content to sit on our wider and wider asses and make rude noises from the back of the class while our beloved government spends $600 million in a failed attempt to build a web site.

    Do you ever wonder where the software business went? Ever wonder why something everyone needs and everyone wants has been

    • by sconeu (64226) on Tuesday December 31, 2013 @06:33PM (#45833081) Homepage Journal

      nuh uhhhh!

    • Re:Once Again (Score:5, Insightful)

      by rev0lt (1950662) on Tuesday December 31, 2013 @06:46PM (#45833167)

      America invented the 20th century between 1950 and 1970, during a time when the average wage doubled.

      If you look closely, it almost seems like the other "big" countries were a wreck during that period... as if they were recovering from a devastating war.

      • America invented the 20th century between 1950 and 1970, during a time when the average wage doubled.

        If you look closely, it almost seems like the other "big" countries were a wreck during that period... as if they were recovering from a devastating war.

        Well, no.

        The period from 1945 to 1975 is known as "Les Trente Glorieuses" (the Glorious 30) in France - during that time there was full employment, growing wages. It can be argued that the war (or, more exactly the recovery from it) was the basis of this period of growth rather than being a drag.

        • by mikael (484)

          Then the Western powers signed "The Lima Declaration of 1975" and gave away 30% of our manufacturing capability in order to keep OPEC happy.

        • by rev0lt (1950662)
          I'd say that part of that prosperity derived from American support, including financial one with plan Marshall. France finished WWII with most of their core infrastructure intact, in contrast with the devastated cities of the nearby countries (UK, Spain - from civil war, Germany, etc), and they quickly learned how to modernize their industry by using the american example.
    • America is confronted by its absence in matters of competence, courage, integrity and enterprise.

      America can get much better pictures back from 600x further away, though.

    • by Krishnoid (984597)

      ... We no longer invent. We no longer explore. We are content to sit on our wider and wider asses and make rude noises from the back of the class while our beloved government spends $600 million in a failed attempt to build a web site.

      Well, and to also sit around comfortably while remotely exploring the next frontier [nasa.gov] into this decade thanks to the quality of our engineering [nasa.gov].

      • by khallow (566160)

        Well, and to also sit around comfortably while remotely exploring the next frontier into this decade thanks to the quality of our engineering.

        Too bad there's no ambition to go with that engineering.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Right now, on Mars, there is a one-ton six wheeled robot with a laser strapped to it's head.

      Your argument is invalid.

      • by khallow (566160)

        Right now, on Mars, there is a one-ton six wheeled robot with a laser strapped to it's head.

        How many rovers does that make again? Four right? Over forty years of Mars exploration. Low expectations strike again.

    • by drinkypoo (153816)

      America is confronted by its absence in matters of competence, courage, integrity and enterprise.

      Well, you're right on all but the first one. We could do it. We just aren't.

    • by Fned (43219)

      America is confronted by its absence in matters of competence, courage, integrity and enterprise.

      Didn't our nuclear-powered laser robot just discover water on Mars...?

    • Yes, I'm glad we had our satellite up there making a super-cool, highly-detailed 3d map of the moon so that we could take pictures of China showing us how we can't do things like that anymore.

    • by the gnat (153162)

      Others have already addressed the many problems with your tired rant, which is basically a carbon copy of the same crap that gets posted every time there's an article remotely related to the American space program, but I'll just focus on this bit of ignorance:

      America invented the 20th century between 1950 and 1970, during a time when the average wage doubled. Since then, the average wage has dropped over 20% during the greatest increase in productivity in the history of man.

      The high wages between 1950 and

    • As proof of my thesis, watch the "nuh uhhhh!" replies to this post.

      Ah, the old "they laughed at Columbus" defense. Well, they laughed at the Marx Brothers and Bozo the Clown too.
       
      But that's pretty much all the reply you rate - your post is nothing but a rant that isn't insightful and says more about your bias and blinders than anything else.

    • by antdude (79039)

      uh huh

  • by Anonymous Coward

    the lunar nuclear base has already been constructed.

  • Lunar Orbiter images a single pixel - it must be the Chineese lander.
  • If only they'd spotted Jessica Rabbit.
  • One of the photos in the TFA shows a Lunokhod [wikipedia.org], one of the Russian landers made in the 70's, only a few hundred kilometers away. Maybe Jade Rabbit can swing by for visit.

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