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Fraser
2008-Feb-25, 07:50 PM
NASA is quite proud of its “spinoffs,” technology developed for NASA’s needs in space needs that in turn contribute to commercial innovations that improve life here on Earth. And rightly so. Just as a quick example, improvements in spacesuits have led to better protection for firefighters, scuba divers and people working in cold [...]

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Noclevername
2008-Feb-25, 08:38 PM
"Measure how much you can pat yourself on the back!"

I'm all for reduced CO2 emissions, but really, other than bragging rights there's no real need for this gizmometer.

korjik
2008-Feb-25, 08:39 PM
Then we can make it a chip in the head, so that everyone can have their carbon footprint monitored 24/7. Then we can add a glucose monitor and check what people are eating and get rid of fat people too. Then we can add a stress monitor and get rid of angry people too......

There are better ways to take care of carbon emissions than to make people spy on each other and themselves.

Noclevername
2008-Feb-25, 08:41 PM
The name "Carbon Hero" just buried the needle on my Pretention Hero monitor.

korjik
2008-Feb-25, 08:44 PM
Mine too.