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Mars One project not looking healthy

Ars TechnicaArs has voiced its skepticism of the Mars One plan ever since news of it broke, and it seems that double-take was warranted. Today, writer Elmo Keep published an interview with Dr. Joseph Roche, a professor at Dublin's Trinity School of Education with a PhD in physics and astrophysics who happened to be a Mars One finalist. Though Roche advanced to the inner circle, he spoke out to detail some of his sketchy behind-the-scenes dealings with Dutch non-profit Mars One.

I was seriously tempted to sign up for this at first, but I figured it had to be a scam. And it looks like I was right.

Tue Mar 17 13:04:14 CDT 2015 by Matthew. Comments

Terry Pratchett passes away


AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.
; Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015

Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.
; Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015


I was never as much of a fan of Terry's writing as others; I tried a few of his books and they left me mildly amused at best. Perhaps I chose poorly, and tastes surely differ. Yet I have known many people who were given much joy from his works, and I mourn on their behalf.

Thu Mar 12 23:38:51 CDT 2015 by Matthew. Comments

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