Bezos offers $2 billion in exchange for mission contract

Fresh off his trip to space, billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the U.S. space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make a spacecraft designed to land astronauts back on the moon.


> Environmentalist groups insist that flying itself needs to be curbed to have a meaningful impact on climate change.

As it stands at the moment, represents at most 4% of all emissions. Even stopping altogether would not have a “meaningful” impact and could in fact have the reverse effect.

are that kid in the corner always complaining about everything and doing nothing to help. Unlike the actual engineers and the rest amongst us.

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Another article completely devoid of context.

Rather than smearing , show how the figures compare to other forms of transport per pax/mile or ton/mile.


jets to contribute 1 mln tonnes CO2 emissions each -data

Commercial jets delivered by Boeing Co (BA.N) in 2020 will contribute on average to emissions equivalent to 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each over their more than 20-year lifespans, data issued by the planemaker showed on Monday.


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The biggest open source event in Bulgaria - Open Fest 2021 will be face to face in Sofia 14-15 of August in open space in King Boris garden! The traditional soldering workshop will include our new Musical badge soldering kits! olimex.wordpress.com/2021/07/2 #openfest2021 #opensource

> It’s a standard problem with secondary sources: most of them aren’t very good. They corrupt the actual primary information to advance their own agenda. If you want to get a lay of what the actually says, you need to read the primary sources, or the papers that everybody’s butchering. But first you gotta find the primary sources.


I ****ing hate


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> In April, SpaceX was awarded a $2.9 billion contract to build the lunar lander spacecraft for the planned Artemis program that would carry NASA astronauts back to the moon for the first time since 1972. But that contract was suspended after two rival space companies, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics Inc, protested against the SpaceX selection.

Can't even reach orbit and want to bid for a moonshot? Get real. 🤡

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lands launch contract for mission to 's moon

Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX was awarded a $178 million launch services contract for NASA's first mission focusing on Jupiter's icy moon Europa and whether it may host conditions suitable for life, the space agency said on Friday.


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Good question, lets have a look.

The @fdroidorg repo on our main mirror currently has ~110GB and the archive has ~384GB in size. So all in all it's manageable.

At this point we'd like to thank fau.de cyberbits.eu tetaneutral.net lysator.liu.se and rcac.purdue.edu who kindly mirror our repo. Those mirrors help a great deal reducing traffic cost.

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How can we apply #HumanRights due diligence to #ContentModeration? Next Thursday (29 July, 17:30 CET) I will be disussing the challenges & opportunities put forward by the #DSA in an online event organized by @cdteu@twitter.com & @theGNI@twitter.com.

More info + registration: patrick-breyer.de/event/digita

I'm a bit unsure. What would be the concerns over cell broadcasts?


to enable mobile operators to broadcast alerts after flood disaster

Germany will enable mobile operators to broadcast emergency warnings by text message to specific geographic regions, a technology that has existed for decades but which Germany has always resisted over privacy concerns.


> To invest more than 40 bln euros in EVs by 2030

, already the dominant player in the market, is investing $12B in two years, which extrapolates to €46B over the same period.

Ergo, are merely trying to get to the start line as Tesla are a few laps ahead. They should have kept their shares. 🙂


Mercedes-Benz hits accelerator in e-car race with Tesla

Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler plans to invest more than 40 billion euros by 2030


> Background: I have been researching quantity and quality of empirical underlying claims in software engineering. What do we know, and how well-established is that? See in particular leanpub.com/leprechauns which concludes that the answer is in (too) many cases "not much, and poor".


The Systems Science Institute · GitHub


And what about ? Last time I was there, their idea of “rule of law” meant persecuting and physically assaulting people because of their political beliefs.


lists rule of law concerns for , , pivotal in releasing COVID funds

The European Commission listed serious concerns about the rule of law in Poland and Hungary in a report on Tuesday that could help decide whether they receive billions of euros in EU funds


Reading between the lines, the majority of that money will be spent on repressive gear to keep would be migrants from leaving the country.

We go there, destroy their fucking country, pull out in disgrace, and now we wash our hands. As a society, that is who we are.

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> In #2021, the is set to spend some 57 million euros ($67 million) in humanitarian support for .

Less than the annual budget of , a provincial French town.


As war rages, EU weighs more funds to limit Afghans fleeing to bloc

The European Union is weighing a new package of financial aid to Afghanistan and its neighbours to help limit the flow of refugees from the country, ravaged by intense fighting between government forces and the Taliban


I was wondering how long the usual suspects would take to spout their bullshit.

The only anti-Semites here are the elements in Israeli government and society. They are an embarrassment to us all and a patent danger to global security.

Unfortunately, they take advantage of the sense of collective guilt of European goyim, which some seem to have monopolised.


Ben & Jerry's aren't Nazis and their settlement boycott isn't antisemitic | Opinion



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The advantages of #CellBroadcasts in short:

✅ reduced bottlenecks due to high efficiency sending
✅ established standard since 1990
✅ relatively cheap
✅ everyone is warned, even short-term tourists
✅ independent from mobile internet
✅ works even if telephony/SMS/internet is overloaded
✅ no apps required

➡️ Warning apps are a useful *extension*, but not the *basis*. [2/2]

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🇬🇧 EU attack on cash and virtual cash results in financial paternalism. The EU Commission wants to ban cash payments above 10,000 Euros and anonymous payments in cryptocurrencies.

Read my comment: patrick-breyer.de/en/pirate-me

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