[ExI] The BullShirtStorm
pharos at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 14:40:37 UTC 2014
On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Giulio Prisco wrote:
> I can't believe that. One of the most spectacular achievements of the
> century in space, and all the dummy jerks can do is whining about Matt
> Taylor's shirt...
That's nothing. See-
'Money spent on Rosetta could have bailed one of us out', moan banks
Despite costing a meagre £1.1bn and possibly changing the course of
human civilisation as we know it, the banking community has been quick
to dismiss the Rosetta Space Mission as a 'frivolous boondoggle'.
Another so-called giant leap for mankind, they argue, could easily
have been reinvested in subprime mortgages, money laundering or paying
for 'the world's greatest lap-dance'.
That's the answer to the Fermi paradox. After civs reach a certain
level all the money gets stolen and there's little left for space
(This is a satirical article). :)
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