whatshamilton t1_j91zg0w wrote

They tell you which side of the street the exit is on. Not which direction you’ll be facing. You can come up the N exit but be facing S if the stairs are aimed in that direction. You need to know I’m the N exit, that’s the S exit across the street, so if I want to go East I need to turn left.


whatshamilton t1_iry9mu4 wrote

You have said in various comments to various people that it is thrown away, that you would have invested it in your community. If you don’t mean by that that it was a waste then you should reconsider your language because that is what you are communicating. It’s the fun thing about humanity where we understand more than the literal words.


whatshamilton t1_irxth1j wrote

It’s not a Karen vibe, it’s a fact — it isn’t money thrown away, it’s invested. I understand what you’re saying, it’s a lot of money. But you’re being flippant about the fact that there are 50,000 asteroids large enough to wipe out a city that could strike earth. Within the last year or two we missed one because of the angle it was coming at us with the sun at its back, and if we hadn’t been lucky with the trajectory we would have been a species in mourning. This isn’t throwing money away. It is developing a necessary defense, and along the way in these kinds of innovations NASA develops tech that is used for things like the phone you are probably reading this on, which you throw away money on monthly.

Edit to add a link with more info. The 50,000 number comes from the fact that we’ve identified under 30,000 near-Earth asteroids over 460 feet, and estimate we’ve only identified about 40% of them. And that’s only over 460 feet. The one that caused all that damage in Russia a few years ago was less than 15% that size and caused $33,000,000 in damage — only one tenth the cost of NASA’s mission