“Why do we have a space program when X is going on?”
Listen, the NASA budget is not a problem, DoD paid Lockheed Martin over $400 BILLION for the F-35, a fighter jet so bad they have to rig the field tests in its favor. That program started in 2001, so roughly $25 billion per year of existence. NASAs budget for 2020 was $22 Billion, and its average budget per year over its 63 years of existence was $19 billion. The ENTIRE APOLLO PROJECT cost, adjusted for inflation, $156 billion. Yeah, going to the moon cost us less than a shitty airplane. Amazon could buy multiple Apollo projects per year.
We have military contractors committing literal theft of our tax dollars, and you’re worried about NASA? What’s your next worry, the less than half a billion that goes to public television?
@CornishRepublicanArmy in pokemon the Creator of Reality can be bodied by a suitably statted caterpillar
"Aftermath of the Winter Storm", Tom Gill, 2010. Waves crashed against the lighthouse during freezing weather and created these eerie ice formations. The rest of the album is just as strange and striking. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lapstrake/5278242989/in/album-72157628420938737)
@Taweret "I wish more billionaires were like Tony Stark."
"You mean sarcastic yet roguishly charming?"
"No, I mean... dead."
me: your honour, I couldn't have committed the murder, I was Posting at the deceased's time of death
my lawyer: your honour, this is true, at 23:27:03 on january 19th the defendant posted to godforsaken dot website "posting and murdering lmao #multitasking". wait, shit,
Age poll pt. 2! Again, this may not apply to you (refer to previous toot if it doesn't).
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