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NASA Briefing on New Mars Finding This Afternoon 231

ipsender writes with a NASA announcement: "NASA will host a news briefing on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) about a significant new Mars science finding. The briefing will be held at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The new finding is based on observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting the Red Planet since 2006." You can catch the briefing online at the NASA TV site.
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NASA Briefing on New Mars Finding This Afternoon

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  • by wsxyz ( 543068 ) on Thursday August 04, 2011 @10:39AM (#36985572)
    ...mysteriously pinned to the bottom of a dust-filled crater.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 04, 2011 @11:22AM (#36986152)

    They're assuming that because you're whining about spending "billions" on it, when the total money spent on the entire space program (from which we actually do get productive returns that improve the general quality of life on earth) is less than one percent the amount spent on military action. If it's the money you're upset about, you should be re-directing your complaints. If it's the "people having hope for the future being better than the shit-hole of a present that we live in" that you're angry about, you're a short-sighted idiot.

    Frankly, by assuming you're a violence obsessed warhawk who wants to shoot and blow things up, they're giving you the benefit of the doubt, and regarding you as a better person than you probably actually are.

In any formula, constants (especially those obtained from handbooks) are to be treated as variables.