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  1. The USS Jimmy Carter has flown it once or twice. For what, we may never know, unfortunately. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14309/why-the-navys-top-spy-submarine-flew-a-pirate-flag-while-pulling-into-port
  2. Probably better than their men playing soccer. Not sure even Jacques Cousteau dived as much as soccer players do.
  3. You're welcome. Probably still worth checking out Vimeo and others though as there seem to be more reports lately of people losing access to their channels with no warning and little recourse.
  4. I think you're reading it wrong. Reading at a couple articles it looks more like the prohibition on facial recognition has to do with people or organizations watching videos on YouTube and using it to harvest data, and not you as a creator getting permission from each and every person caught in the background. https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/83733719/updates-to-youtube’s-terms-of-service-november-‘20?hl=en You can read the complete section 4 here: https://www.youtube.com/t/terms
  5. Here's an interesting story about modern UFOs balloons. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40638/what-we-know-about-the-high-tech-balloons-lingering-off-the-coasts-of-the-u-s-recently
  6. How about a turbine powered truck? https://www.thedrive.com/news/33909/the-turbine-truck-wars-inside-ford-and-chevys-jet-age-battle-for-a-better-semi-truck https://www.thedrive.com/news/37925/we-found-fords-incredible-turbine-powered-semi-truck-big-red-thats-been-lost-for-decades
  7. That's some odd logic to use as the internet isn't confined to national borders. The same group that perpetrated that Newegg hack also appears to have been behind a very similar one against British Airways. Does this make it somehow more relevant now? My point is that it it perfectly reasonable for someone to want to protect their credit card information as it is not safe when used online, even if a site uses TLS. I do use my credit card online when I need to, but I also know my bank covers any theft from hacking quite well. However, I do prefer to use PayPal or Apple Pay where supported to minimize the risk. Perhaps this link will work for you: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/hackers-newegg-security-breach/ Newegg isn't just some fly-by-night outfit either.
  8. Unfortunately that doesn't necessarily mean your credit card data is safe anymore. https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/19/newegg-credit-card-data-breach/
  9. Once the colony became fully self sufficient and starts growing, it would be possible for many others to move there as well. Saving artists, musicians, authors and others would certainly be required too if you want to save human civilization. It will take a bit for the first explorers and settlers to establish the colony before it could be opened up to more people. However, I'm betting plumbers and electricians would be among the first to be sent (someone has to keep the water pipes and toilets running). And while many of those jobs you list may be replaced by robots, there will very likely be other jobs created that we don't know about now. How many buggy whip manufacturers are around today? How many airline pilots and computer programmers were there a hundred years ago? What jobs will there be a hundred years from now? We can't really say, but so far we have been pretty good at coming up with new jobs as old ones are replaced.
  10. You can pay for a satellite with dogecoin, if that helps any. 🚀 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-10/dogecoin-used-to-pay-for-lunar-satellite-mission-with-spacex
  11. Given their history with dropping rockets on villages, they may not care much unless it hit a VIP's house. https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/china-keeps-dropping-toxic-rocket-parts-on-its-villages/
  12. That definitely applies to the new Without Remorse movie. Beyond a very vague similarity in the plot and some names, the movie has nothing to do with the book.
  13. Inhospitable to what we know of as life, yes. Does that mean there couldn't be other forms of life that have evolved to live there? We really don't know enough to say one way or the other. We're still learning about where life can survive on this planet, including places that no one would have believed even a few decades ago. In many ways I think we're still at the stage where we know enough about the universe to get ourselves into trouble, but still not enough to really understand what we don't know. Almost a collective species wide Dunning-Kruger effect in a way.
  14. Here's an animation of his flights in 2018. The plane does get around.
  15. Well, you could always try. On the other hand, NASA never did pay the fine they got for littering in Australia. 🙃 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-12/four-decades-on-from-skylabs-descent-from-space/11249626
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