Yea, first heard about the failed static fire test Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, sort of knew at that point it wasn't going up Friday. SpaceX is still on contract with NASA so they will take every opportunity to make sure the launch and delivery will go smoothly. » 12/19/14 3:03am Yesterday 3:03am

It deigns to tell the complete story of Exodus (the pyramids, the plagues, the parting of the seas), which is not only fraught with all sorts of sociopolitical land mines, but has also been told thousands and thousands of times already.

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There was a lot of good stories about the SR-71 during it's secretive years. One I heard in the early 80s took place in the 60s. A SR-71 returning from Russia was flying over a part of Canada when an engine flamed out. So the plane dropped altitude to get into some denser air to restart and Canadian Air Defense picked… » 12/18/14 1:29am Thursday 1:29am

There was a reason 24 was popular for so long. We may intellectually object to the idea of torture but when potentially a lot of lives are on the line, we tend to default to "ends justifies the means" if one of those lives potentially saved is ours. » 12/17/14 1:03pm Wednesday 1:03pm

Charlie, Charlie, Charlie ... you do like kicking the wasp nest don't you. I think there is a fair number of people who would object to Exodus as "science fiction or fantasy". Unlike dead religions like Greek where Hercules comes from and therefore treated as myth, the three major active religions rooted in the Old… » 12/17/14 1:01pm Wednesday 1:01pm