COMTE
Awesome Person 2011
SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
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Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA, USA, Earth, Sol, Sagittarius Arm, Milky Way Galaxy
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COMTE is the online handle of Christopher Comte, a native of the great State of… more »

COMTE is not putting up with any of your bullshit.
12:30 PM yesterday COMTE commented on The Morning News: Amazon Launching Employee Bus Service, SPD Illegally Purchased Online Tracking Tool.
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Well, not in this country, sure. In just about any other country, though, the poor man most likely would still be alive, and receiving the mental health treatment he clearly so desperately needed.
11:49 AM yesterday COMTE commented on Gary Johnson Is a Moron (And If You Vote For Him, You Are Too).
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Seriously, I'm making, like, $80 an hour to post here, it's a seriously good gig, and you're a fool for not getting in on it. Of course, you do have to take a blood-oath, provide a cheek-swab, agree to the chip implant, and give up your first born, but hey, they give you free bagels & Mountain Dew, so it's totes worth it!
Sep 27 COMTE commented on Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars; Would-Be Martians Should Be Ready to Die on the Journey.
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Where do you think all that money is going? They're not packing suitcases full of cash to take to the Red Planet, if that's what you had in mind. Every single solitary dollar will be spent right here creating jobs: in resource extraction, engineering and design, materials fabrication, research, medicine - heck, there's very few areas of private industry that wouldn't receive positive economic benefit from a project of this scale. And the technological advances to get people to Mars will spin-off even more economic benefit, just as they did when we went to the moon nearly a half-century ago. That shiny metal thing you just typed your lament on is merely one glaringly obvious example.
Sep 27 COMTE commented on Presidential Debate: The Stranger's Live-Slog.
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It would appear that everyone who watched the debates besides you, the GOP leadership, and Trump's troll-army disagree with your assessment. Even the Great Cheato-Head himself seems resigned to the fact he got his pasty orange ass royally handed to him last night. So, in addition to all the other deprecations we've appended to him: liar, cheat, bigot, misogynist, bully, and fraud we can add one more: sucker.
Sep 27 COMTE commented on Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars; Would-Be Martians Should Be Ready to Die on the Journey.
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Maybe that's why Musk is pushing electric cars?
Sep 27 COMTE commented on Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars; Would-Be Martians Should Be Ready to Die on the Journey.
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You have many of the same risks for a space habitat as you do for a Martian colony, but with the added disadvantage that all the resources required for construction & maintenance would need to come up from earth itself, or possibly a very large mineral-rich asteroid pushed into earth orbit; either presents serious engineering and logistical challenges. Mars at least offers raw materials in situ that can be used to construct habitats, process fuel and breathable oxygen, and the soil, with some help from terrestrial microbes, might be able to sustain crops, and of course there's orders of magnitude more space to plant them. Plus, any extinction level event that takes out earth would also run the risk of taking out an orbiting space station as well. Mars is considered a somewhat safer prospect in that regard since it would be too far away to be affected by such a cataclysm.

OTOH, the idea of a larger "shuttle" system between earth and Mars has been proposed, and what you suggest sounds not too different from Buzz Aldrin's Mars Cycler concept.
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Sep 27 COMTE commented on Unsolicited Advice for Hillary Clinton.
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Except that it wasn't "inevitable" until you felt compelled to bring it up - 32 comments into the thread...
Sep 27 COMTE commented on Unsolicited Advice for Hillary Clinton.
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If it's "so old and tired now", why are you bringing it up?
Sep 27 COMTE commented on Unsolicited Advice for Hillary Clinton.
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Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing her grind her (no doubt sensibly sized) heel into that spray-on pompadour just a little bit as she does...