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    [–] SpaceX is developing a giant, fully reusable launch system called Starship to ferry people to and from Mars, with a heat shield that will "bleed" liquid during landing to cool off the spaceship and prevent it from burning up. TeddysBigStick -1 points ago in Futurology

    Sure. Here is Bloomberg but I believe others reported it as well but it could be that they just repeated their claims. It is indeed confidential but it is also something that is going to leak most every time. The company had to show their cards, as it were, when they went out asking for loans and wall street bankers love to gossip. That is one reason people were so skeptical of Musk's claim that he had funding secured for Tesla going private. Such a thing would require armies of lawyers and accountants and almost certainly would have leaked.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-08/musk-said-to-divide-wall-street-with-demands-for-new-spacex-loan

    [–] Worst Casual Fan Opinions TeddysBigStick 1 points ago in Boxing

    Floyd never really showed any respect for Conor's power during their bout.

    [–] SpaceX is developing a giant, fully reusable launch system called Starship to ferry people to and from Mars, with a heat shield that will "bleed" liquid during landing to cool off the spaceship and prevent it from burning up. TeddysBigStick -17 points ago in Futurology

    They also have investment from outside people and organizations. (Like Google)

    Although the demand for that at this stage appears to be drying up based on their last two efforts at raising funds. The company seems to have reached the put up or shut up stage of its life cycle. It doesn't help that they claimed to be profitable in that last one but then the bankers realized that that claim was done using some shady math.

    [–] More impressive Mike Tyson becoming youngest ever HW boxing champ at 20 or Jon Jones becoming youngest ever UFC champ at 23? TeddysBigStick 5 points ago in martialarts

    Tyson. Boxing has a much stronger stable of young fighters, both then and now. For Jones, you have to factor in that many (most?) mma fighters are not doing it as their first rodeo. They are doing it because they can no longer continue what they started on or have chosen not to like Jon did. We are just now starting to see large numbers of guys who start training as teenagers.

    [–] “Felony” Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett uses the “just stand up” technique to avoid being submitted. TeddysBigStick 2 points ago in bjj

    I don't know what is worse, that or the ones that realize that they are now allowed to chill out on top and crush your soul via pressure.

    [–] [SPOILERS] to explain the level of incest happening! TeddysBigStick 2 points ago in gameofthrones

    Franklin's mother was his father's sixth cousin and Eleanor was his fifth. That is related but no where near like this. That being said, what is more concerning is that James' first wife was also his cousin, in this case a second.

    [–] “Felony” Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett uses the “just stand up” technique to avoid being submitted. TeddysBigStick 2 points ago in bjj

    Oh, totally. Levels and all that. Although guys who are able to consistently get points on the mat are going to be absolute beasts, similar to judo guys that get subs. They have to work quick and dirty or they get stood up, compared to folkstyle or bjj.

    [–] What should Apple buy with all its cash?? TeddysBigStick 1 points ago in investing

    Other people have brought up the costs and how cars and energy are just not good businesses to be in for profits but there is also just the fact that they have incompatible business cultures. A lot of the reason Apple makes so much money is that Jobs hired Tim Cook to come in and restructure the company to operate in just about the opposite manner of Tesla, which is very into vertical integration. You also have the Elon factor do you really think that he would be ok with having a boss ordering him about, much less a boss that comes in and guts his organization and rebuilds in from the ground up because they think Elon was wrong?

    [–] “Felony” Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett uses the “just stand up” technique to avoid being submitted. TeddysBigStick 1 points ago in bjj

    funny enough, the stereotype in wrestling is that freestyle guys also suck at holding people down because the rules don't really force them to get good at it, or really fighting from the bottom either for that matter.

    [–] Mueller says Paul Manafort should serve 19-24 years in prison TeddysBigStick 1 points ago in neutralnews

    Him grifting in one area does not preclude his other businesses from declining, particularly if the company is now refraining from such projects as the one they did in Azerbaijan, which gives every appearance to be money laundering for an organization connected to the Iranian weapons of mass destruction program due to increased scrutiny. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_International_Hotel_and_Tower_(Baku)

    [–] [SPOILERS] to explain the level of incest happening! TeddysBigStick 6 points ago in gameofthrones

    If you chart out the inbreeding and where people should be in the family tree because you have to go back a few generations on the targ side before you get fresh blood, what with all the brothers marrying sisters. It is only made worse by the fact that the last non Targ to marry into the family tree was sisters with Jon's great grandma on the stark side.

    [–] Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg back at court after cancer bout TeddysBigStick 7 points ago in news

    William O. Douglas. Honestly, there are disturbingly many examples of justices with major mental issues. Washington himself appointed someone viewed as mad by his peers that attempted to commit suicide several times in the year he was on the court. Another justice served a decade after being diagnosed with "incurable lunacy". In the last century we have also had a couple of addicts, including one who had his dealer deliver straight to the court offices.

    [–] Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg back at court after cancer bout TeddysBigStick 11 points ago in news

    Heller was not expected to be a liberal victory. There is a reason that a bunch of gun control folks were urging DC to just take the loss and ease up there rules, because they knew it was the perfect set up for the Court to take a hammer to broader laws.

    [–] Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg back at court after cancer bout TeddysBigStick -2 points ago in news

    Although she has been dozing during arguments for years. Whether it is a problem depends on how much you agree with Thomas about the value of oral arguments. I would probably credit it more to the weird hours she keeps rather than a mental decline. The woman is known to not show up at the office until the afternoon but then work into the early morning.

    [–] Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg back at court after cancer bout TeddysBigStick 9 points ago in news

    Reminds me of how a few decades ago the other justices colluded to make sure that their colleague's vote didn't matter until after he suffered serious mental decline. What makes the story even more sad is that, after they finally convinced him to retire, he didn't realize what it meant and tried to continue to serve on the court and was very upset when he was not allowed to and his staff were reassigned to his replacement.

    [–] [SPOILERS] to explain the level of incest happening! TeddysBigStick 5 points ago in gameofthrones

    Not just that. They are first cousins...twice. They are also second cousins. The family is amazingly inbred. People have done the incest math and Dany and Jon are basically full siblings. Her and her brothers were already close to ninety percent the same. Imagine if they had carried out the plan to marry have kids among them.

    [–] Which fantasy world's orcs are your favourites, and why? TeddysBigStick 8 points ago in Fantasy

    Tolkien never settled on an origin for the orcs. Some characters suggest the elf origin but it doesn't quite fit with the timeline and he himself toyed with them being originally made from mud or beasts or humans. The orcs in general were always a bit of a problem for Tolkien with making them fit neatly in his world as well as with the cosmology of it and his own personal morality.

    [–] Mueller says Paul Manafort should serve 19-24 years in prison TeddysBigStick 1 points ago in neutralnews

    Funny you should mention Cheney when he took much more concrete steps to separate his finances from Halliburton. He put his assets in a blind trust and took out an insurance policy on all of his deferred compensation so that he would be paid even if the company went bankrupt. He also donated the money he made off of his stock options to charity. https://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/28/us/a-closer-look-at-cheney-and-halliburton.html

    [–] [SPOILERS] to explain the level of incest happening! TeddysBigStick 2 points ago in gameofthrones

    Great, great, grand uncle in the books and remove a generation in the show because it skips a king,

    [–] [SPOILERS] to explain the level of incest happening! TeddysBigStick 10 points ago in gameofthrones

    "She's his aunt.

    Well, she is also his cousin a few times over because of the fact the targ family tree is a wreath.

    [–] [LOTR] A few questions regarding Mordor and stuff around there TeddysBigStick 11 points ago in AskScienceFiction

    Mordor is mostly a barren wasteland,

    Not all. The Southern portion is fertile and has massive slave plantations feeding the great goblin armies.

    [–] [SPOILERS] JON HAND TeddysBigStick 1 points ago in gameofthrones

    An example would be that Drogon burns her while she is beating him.

    [–] [NO SPOILERS] They look like hobbits next to Hound and Brianna. TeddysBigStick 2 points ago in gameofthrones

    Entertainment media generally doesn't have work for ugly people though,

    Which robbed us of one of the most badass moments in the books. I need my fat man manderly!

    [–] [NO SPOILERS] They look like hobbits next to Hound and Brianna. TeddysBigStick 1 points ago in gameofthrones

    GoT really nailed the baddies.

    and they did so by making up there own. For example, both Ramsay and Cersei are very different characters than in the books.