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A resounding “Meh.”
surreality, chameleons in space!, space
So it’s the anniversary of the moon landings. Am I the only one who’s reaction is firstly “meh,” and secondly, “well, bloody lot we’ve managed to do since then, isn’t it?”

Am I supposed to be impressed that we hit the moon in 1969 and have done jack all to get us into space since? It’s actually rather depressing.

Less sardonically facetious, I’m not all that about the landing’s anniversary, but I do look around at current efforts and have to feel like we’re in a much less imaginative age. We’re making great strides with electronics and communications technology here on Earth, and that’s cool and stuff, but it won’t do us much good when we overcrowd the planet. We’re way behind the curve for getting into space. China has a space program now, to get out there and off the planet, and I’m pleased—someone needs to do it. Bush has the imagination and vision of a spirochete when you put him beside Kennedy, and the Democrats are trying to ape him and the Republicans so much that it’s laughable that NASA will ever regain the peak that they reached with Apollo 11.

A resounding “Meh.”

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Yeah, that's one of the reasons I haven't replaced my Yahoo account with my gmail account yet. We shall see, though -- I like it in every other way.

Mmmhm. Definitely good in other ways, though I guess I'm enough of a conspiracy nut to be paranoid of big-company info storage to some extent.

Yeah, and you're gonna get that with any web-based email -- or, for that matter, any server that isn't completely under your own control. It does creep me out.

I do have two email addresses that are on friends' personal servers, which 'feels' safer to me despite the fact that I really don't know anything about how it all works.

Woe is me, it gives me an excuse to see people face-to-face more often. ;)

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