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    [–] Ah yes pennomi 20 points ago in ShitPostCrusaders

    I mean, he already did evaporate. Then he condensed?

    [–] New Hero: Snapfire pennomi 9 points ago in DotA2

    Technically it's possible to be both son and cousin at the same time.

    [–] Well. The Expanse has ruined almost all space scifi for me pennomi 1 points ago in TheExpanse

    Arthur C. Clarke's writing style can be a bit dry for modern readers, that's all. It really matches the way I think, but I'm the first to admit that the pacing and flow can really throw off people who expect a more kinetic plot.

    [–] Well. The Expanse has ruined almost all space scifi for me pennomi 9 points ago in TheExpanse

    It's not everybody's cup of tea, but to me, everything by Arthur C. Clarke is amazing. He's best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey

    [–] Slingshot ride cable snaps. pennomi 7 points ago in WatchPeopleDieInside

    Humans operating the safety is what makes me nervous. I'd rather have an anomaly detection computer system that shuts down the ride immediately if anything goes outside of parameters.

    They've got something in the space industry designed to disarm rockets that have anomalies. I'm thinking use a similar system except maybe not using explosives to annihilate the ride if something goes wrong.

    [–] This puzzle composed only with corners pennomi 22 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    I can do one better.

    That, except one piece is black. And the picture on the box shows that piece in a different location than where it actually goes.

    [–] Swords ~ Pay to Slay pennomi 2 points ago in comics

    That was one time!

    [–] ELI5: Why is there so much unpredictability around bank transfers? Why can't they all be instant? pennomi 2 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    "Perfect encryption" is a weird way of saying it, but what he's trying to get at is that your standard asymmetrical public/private key encryption is mathematically secure, provided P!=NP, which is likely but not proven.

    For today's use cases, public/private key encryption is completely safe as long as the underlying implementation doesn't have a back door.

    [–] Man armed with AR-15 rifle killed in shootout with police near Kansas City outlet mall pennomi -1 points ago in news

    Look man, I get what you're trying to do, but you're 100% wrong in this case.

    Normally, suicide is not the answer.

    However, there are cases in which suicide is a reasonable option for someone to choose. One obvious example is in cases of terminal illness, it can make everything better for all parties to choose a peaceful, dignified death, surrounded by family.

    This is legal in many areas, such as Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, and many more. More places are starting to add similar legislation because they see the good effects it is having.

    Had assisted suicide been legal in my friend's area, it would have been better for everyone. Even so, his suicide was the optimal outcome for both his family and himself. Suggesting otherwise shows you either do not understand the situation, or are unwilling to.

    [–] Man armed with AR-15 rifle killed in shootout with police near Kansas City outlet mall pennomi -1 points ago in news

    They understood. It hurts to see a loved one pass, but the nightmare it would have been for both him and them would have hurt everyone much more. That man was a hero.

    [–] Man armed with AR-15 rifle killed in shootout with police near Kansas City outlet mall pennomi 3 points ago in news

    There's nothing brave about suicide.

    That's too harsh. A man close to me committed suicide to avoid saddling his family with hundreds of thousands in medical debt and years of having to take care of his broken body and mind. To me, he was a brave man.

    There's nothing brave about this man's actions either.

    My friend didn't shoot at or harm anyone else, so that was fundamentally different than this case. You are totally correct in saying that this man was not brave.

    [–] FBI agents swarm Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island pennomi 126 points ago in news

    Yes, but you gotta admit this is more conspiracy-provoking than normal news.

    [–] Wood pennomi 3 points ago in WhitePeopleTwitter

    You should read up on the Fermi Paradox for a half dozen good explanations why we might not be seeing intelligent life yet.

    [–] Wood pennomi 4 points ago in WhitePeopleTwitter

    Orbital physics can be very unintuitive.

    Let's say you're in low earth orbit and you want to get back to the ground. You'd normally think you need to point your spaceship at the ground and turn on your engine, but that's not right! You actually have to turn your spaceship backwards (relative to the direction you're going) and turn on your engine. Doing this lowers the height of your orbit on the other side of the planet, letting the atmosphere capture you and land.

    This is why it's really hard to get to the sun -- the height of the solar orbit (from Earth) is crazy far, so it takes an equally crazy amount of fuel to lower your orbit.

    [–] I'm not sure if a caption is needed for this one. pennomi 3 points ago in MurderedByWords

    I grew up Christian! But I'm totally cool with anyone believing anything they want, provided it doesn't infringe on others' rights. You seem like a cool person who embodies Christianity as it should be.