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Originally posted by mathew10s
Thats terrible that he may get so many years in prison.
YES, he broke the law.
NO, he did not cause all that reported "damage."
YES, it was morally justifiable.
Hopefully he doesn't have to spend the rest of his life in prison for being a freedom fighter.
Originally posted by PilgrumWhat are the implications of building a transport system to collect 25+ tonnes of gas per year from 250000 miles away and how does it compare with digging black and brown rocks out of the ground and burning them in a furnace?
I suspect the 'rocks' approach still wins by a huge margin on all aspects, until we run out of flammable rocks at least. Past that point we'll need a combination of vastly reduced energy usage on a global scale combined with huge cost increases per unit of usage before the 'free' alternatives start to look attractive enough for investors to fund the infrastructure needed.
Originally posted by PilgrumBasically I think he actually did the 'intelligence' community somethng of a favor in finding one of their glaring weaknesses which can now be fixed.
Originally posted by Pilgrum
I do hope you're not implying the existence of some 'black budget' equivalent of a fleet of space based supertankers and lunar mining facilities ready to go or even already operating. I'd need some incredible evidence to be convinced of that
A method and apparatus are provided for delivering lunar generated fluid to Earth orbit from lunar orbit. Transport takes place in an external tank of a shuttle which has been suitably outfitted in Earth orbit for reusable travel between Earth orbit and a lunar orbit. The outfitting of the external tank includes the adding of an engine, an electrical system, a communication system, a guidance system, an aerobraking device, and a plurality of interconnected fluid storage tanks to the hydrogen and oxygen tanks of the external tank. The external tank is then propelled to lunar orbit the first time using Earth based propellant. In lunar orbit, the storage tanks are filled with the lunar generated fluid with the remainder tank volumes filled with lunar generated liquid oxygen and hydrogen which serve as propellants for returning the tank to Earth orbit where the fluid is off-loaded. The remaining lunar generated oxygen and hydrogen is then sufficient to return the external tank to lunar orbit so that a subsequent cycle of fluid delivery is repeated. A space station in a higher Earth orbit is preferably used to outfit the external tank, and a lunar node in lunar orbit is used to store and transfer the fluid and liquid oxygen and hydrogen to the external tank. The lunar generated fluid is preferably 3He.
Gary Mckinnon, was not a stoned geek. He has aspergers Syndrome. these people tend to be very fluent in computer technology as they understand computers more than their fellow humans.
1. Gary was a computer programmer so I am sure he knew how to program and use scripts. This also means he knew what he was doing when he broke into the government's computers.
Originally posted by refuse_orders
Just making a point here but calling this guy a "hacker" is not an exactly fitting term. If you look into the case a little more deeply, the administrator accounts were left with blank passwords... Now i don't know about you but i wouldn't consider that hacking, if someone left their door unlocked and somebody walked into your house would you accuse them of lock picking?